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time to bury bicycle toe shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by knittieguy, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. knittieguy

    knittieguy Senior member

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    Could these things be any more ubiquitous right now? I feel like I'm confronted with them on every corner. I thought they were interesting when they first showed up a few years back and actually bought a pair for casual wear, but now they need to be put to rest, the quicker the better. Especially the square front bicycle toe dress shoes.
     


  2. TheHoff

    TheHoff Senior member

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    You find something wrong with this look? [​IMG]
     


  3. calvin1663

    calvin1663 Senior member

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    [​IMG] ^the definition of beauty [​IMG]
     


  4. TheHoff

    TheHoff Senior member

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    "My cotton zip-up says I have cred while my sportcoat makes 18 year olds think I have my own place."
     


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    What don't you like about bicycle toe shoes?
     


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    Man In Space Senior member

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    I really dislike bicycle toe shoes. The lines never seem to look good to my eye. I have yet to see an attractive pair.
     


  7. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    I'm 26 and usually dress upscale-streetwear when shopping. AE & higher shoe sales people always steer me straight for the bicycle toes, so they must think there's something about them that suits my demographic?
     


  8. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is the one style of shoe that I've never seen a single wearable example of, from any maker.
     


  9. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    You find something wrong with this look?

    [​IMG]


    No, just everything.
     


  10. ruben

    ruben Senior member

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    How are we defining bicycle toe?

    There a a number of chisel toe shoes I like.
     


  11. knittieguy

    knittieguy Senior member

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    How are we defining bicycle toe?

    There a a number of chisel toe shoes I like.


    A chisel toe shoe is not a bicycle toe shoe. A bicycle toe shoe has the seams run straight down to the front of the sole. Some are chiseled, some are not. I can't actually tell from the photo of that suave guy above if it is a bicycle toe shoe. Here is a bicycle toe shoe
     


  12. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    You find something wrong with this look?

    [​IMG]


    Those are square-toed shoes, not bicycle shoes.

    And does anyone know where I would find a cotton zip-up like this? It actually looks pretty comfortable.
     


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    I just want to mention in passing that I have no earthly Idea why they are called bicycle toed shoes, since bike shoes clearly do not look like that.

    Jon.
     


  14. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Everytime I see them (at least the better-executed examples), I am intrigued, but this warning siren goes off in my head. Poseur! Poseur! Poseur! I don't know why, but it does. It's like new wave amjack.

    ~ Huntsman
     


  15. TheHoff

    TheHoff Senior member

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    Those are square-toed shoes, not bicycle shoes.
    Funny, the article I pulled it from said bicycle toed. I think I see the seam on the right one. Here are my bicycle-toed monkstraps from Messrs. Pearl & Izumi: [​IMG]
     


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