Top 5 Must Have Shoes for YOU?

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    Gentleman,

    What are the Top 5 Must Have Shoes every Gentleman should have?

    Mine:

    1. Vass U Last Monks in Cognac

    2. Car Shoes in red or blue
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    3. Gucci Horsebit Loafer
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    4. Alden Cordovan Tassle Loafer

    5. Alden Wingtips
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    I think that boils down to personal preference...boundaries of good style should be well defined, but not so restrictive as to prevent the exercise of originality.

    In my opinion, the shoes any gentleman should have are:

    1. Black and brown wing tips. I personally love Barker Black's designs.

    2. Driving shoes, in red and blue of course, but purple and green also look good. Tod's also makes some pretty nice ones.

    3. Suede slippers: somewhat delicate and impractical, but they're beautiful, and that's the point. The cognoscenti seem to favor Belgians.

    4. Opera pumps: these are somewhat controversial, but the only thing appropriate for black tie.

    5. Strappy sandals or slippers for casual wear: closed shoes aren't always appropriate, and a gentleman should always be dressed fittingly for the occasion.

    6. Velvet shoes: are definitely not for everybody. But, they seem awfully rarefied. Although I'll probably be panned for saying it, Ralph Lauren makes really nice ones.
     


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    i have or had a pair of these - i will have to see if i still have them - unworn too i tihnk[​IMG]
     


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    I think that boils down to personal preference...boundaries of good style should be well defined, but not so restrictive as to prevent the exercise of originality.

    In my opinion, the shoes any gentleman should have are:

    1. Black and brown wing tips. I personally love Barker Black's designs.

    2. Driving shoes, in red and blue of course, but purple and green also look good. Tod's also makes some pretty nice ones.

    3. Suede slippers: somewhat delicate and impractical, but they're beautiful, and that's the point. The cognoscenti seem to favor Belgians.

    4. Opera pumps: these are somewhat controversial, but the only thing appropriate for black tie.

    5. Strappy sandals or slippers for casual wear: closed shoes aren't always appropriate, and a gentleman should always be dressed fittingly for the occasion.

    6. Velvet shoes: are definitely not for everybody. But, they seem awfully rarefied. Although I'll probably be panned for saying it, Ralph Lauren makes really nice ones.


    lol opera pumps and sandals.... alriiight.
     


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    Gentleman,

    What are the Top 5 Must Have Shoes every Gentleman should have?


    3. Gucci Horsebit Loafer
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    4. Alden Cordovan Tassle Loafer


    I quite like these, but without the gucci color band behind the horsebit
     


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    i have or had a pair of these - i will have to see if i still have them - unworn too i tihnk[​IMG]
    Can you confirm it's a shoe? Reminds me of a nuclear submarine... My must have shoes: - A brown wholecut - A black Oxford - A brown full-brogue - A brown half-brogue - A suede chukka Cheers P.S.: Limiting myself to only 5 is painful. Add a pair of double monks at least...
     


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    At least 3 no one else can buy.

    2 others.
     


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    Black penny loafer

    Black monks

    Brown wingtips

    Tan Mocassins

    Black Mocassins
     


  11. sho'nuff

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    Burgundy ladbroke 888
    Gucci horsebit lugged rubber sole black
    Yuketen hiking boot brown crepe sole


    A few various sneakers (if they count as shoes in this criteria)

    I really don't need anything else
     


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    Can you confirm it's a shoe? Reminds me of a nuclear submarine...


    yea it is if i remember it was the audi design team for kobe bryant i will have a dig about at home and see if i still have them
     


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    luk, I have some extra leather left from my project. Would you like a pair of shoes?
     


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    1. black oxford cap toe
    2. dark brown medium square toe wholecut
    3. tan pebble grain longwing
    4. adelaide style oxford in a dark colour
    5. black single monk (Church's westbury model is perfect because it not too perfect).
     


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    luk, I have some extra leather left from my project. Would you like a pair of shoes?

    only if you can do them seamless whole cut with a lasar medalion, on a triple sole with a double norwegian storm welt with toothpick waists and burnishing on the toes sides of the vamp and heel counters too with waxed contrasted laces!
     


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