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The Tan Shoe Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tobiasj, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    I was inspired by the other tan norvegese shoes posted. So here's my 2 cents. By the way, I LOVE tan shoes. The lighter color really gives you the opportunity to use different shades of shoe cream to add subtle highlights/ antiquing.

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    Some of these shoes appear to be less tan than a brown/light brown (with the understanding that tan may be considered a shade of brown, I suppose). Can someone provide a pic of a model "tan" shoe, just so that I can have a baseline of knowledge for tan during future purchases? Is there a difference or is tan synonymous with light brown in most circles?
     
  4. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Some of these shoes appear to be less tan than a brown/light brown (with the understanding that tan may be considered a shade of brown, I suppose). Can someone provide a pic of a model "tan" shoe, just so that I can have a baseline of knowledge for tan during future purchases? Is there a difference or is tan synonymous with light brown in most circles?

    Not trying to be a wise-@ss, but ARE YOU KIDDING? Are you looking for a color chart which shows the exact point where a color ceases to be "tan", and becomes "light brown"?

    It's probably a subjective issue, though. Like, "one man's trash is another man's treasure" could be, "one man's tan is another man's light brown".
     
  5. Leaves

    Leaves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Not trying to be a wise-@ss, but ARE YOU KIDDING? Are you looking for a color chart which shows the exact point where a color ceases to be "tan", and becomes "light brown"?

    It's probably a subjective issue, though. Like, "one man's trash is another man's treasure" could be, "one man's tan is another man's light brown".


    True!

    And none of the premium makers actually call their tanned materials tanned. [​IMG] Maple, Parisian Brown Misty, Bauxite, Hazel, Burnished Calf, Beechnut, Pine, Ash, Whiskey...the list goes on... all are tanned or close to what many people would consider tanned (or others light brown).

    Imagine how hard it would be to get the manufacturers to use something as practical but "stiff" as NCS. Would take some of the charm out of the ordering process I guess. Imagine "I'd like to order the Kent on TG73 last, Oak Bark Sole in S 6030-Y70R Calf and S 9000-N Suede". No fun. No fun at all! [​IMG]
     
  6. Stavros

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    Tan shoes from winter rotation. In order of appearance: RLPL, Grenson Masterpiece, Barker Black, Grenson Country. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. isshinryu101

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    Tan shoes from winter rotation. In order of appearance: RLPL...

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    That's now the 2nd time I've seen RLPL Norvegese shoes. Who the heck makes these? Obviously some Italian maker, but who? BEAUTIFUL shoes, I think!!!!!
     
  8. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Shoe in quote above,
    it perfect.
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    lt intersting casual shoe.

    Many good shoe in this excellent thread.
     
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    That's now the 2nd time I've seen RLPL Norvegese shoes. Who the heck makes these? Obviously some Italian maker, but who? BEAUTIFUL shoes, I think!!!!!

    They look like Santonis
     
  11. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    They look like Santonis

    Could be.
     
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    My favorite weekend shoe:

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  13. meister

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    My favorite weekend shoe:

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    Post them in the medallion thread please.
     
  14. fss

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    Santoni 6519.
     
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    Imageshack prevents us from seeing potentially beautiful shoes =(
     
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    Fixed my picture. Hoped the Imageshack-issue would have been solved by now [​IMG]
     
  18. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    I love your Norvegese, friend! Are those Sutor Mantallassi by chance?
     
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    Some more nice tanned ones. All Gaziano & Girling MTO. Cannes, Buccleugh and last but not least Thorpe.

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    Grenson Masterpiece Rugby
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