thoughts on these shoes?

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  1. knittieguy

    knittieguy Senior member

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  2. gsugsu

    gsugsu Senior member

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    while I like the thought of an austerity brogue this model seems awfully busy with the spacing of the double lines of stitching.
     


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    I like austerity wingtips and these are charming. I rather like the double stitching. Details please?
     
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    not. too forward but not refined.
     


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    I don't really like, but I'm not sure why...
     


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    I like them - I especially like the color.

    Chris
     


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    awful
     
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    I like them.....I like my shoes fairly simple; these shoes go right to the line without going over. I personally don't like wingtips, but these are beautiful shoes...I think they will age and wear well.....Always, my first consideration is how they fit.....when I first put on a pair of shoes or boots, I have to feel I can walk all day in them without discomfort....then I usually buy them. I like the double stitching....they would look incomplete with single stitching.
     


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    Double line pushes them over the edge to me. As someone mentioned above, an austerity brogue should be, well, austere.
     


  11. Gdot

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    It's the clunky proportion that throws it off for me. Although if it rocks for you it's perfectly fine.
     


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    If you squint a bit, the stiching almost looks like a tribal tattoo.
     


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    I took another look at them and I happily stand my ground, austere rules be damned. I would agree that the double stitching would be unecessary in a black finish, but in brown, it makes the shoe.
     
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    Not bad. Not great..
     


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