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Top 5 Must Have Shoes for YOU?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Understatement, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    sorry mate never got it?
     
  2. ysc

    ysc Senior member

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    I don't wear suits often so my list is based around more casual wear.

    Black Cap-less Oxfords - good for black tie as well as normal wear. (don't actually own these yet, meaning to for a while to replace a couple of crappy pairs)

    Brown brogues - I have some Paul Smiths that dress up or down pretty well

    Rubber soled but presentable country boots - I have a pair from herring that whilst not smart are passable in smart casual situations but have handled wet weather and a bit of snow just fine.

    White Converse low-tops

    either a Chelsea or Chukka boot in brown leather or suede.
     
  3. iheartangels

    iheartangels Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    haha I still have a pair of these in sz 11 from when I was a teenager. Wore them once for a basketball game, but retired them for a lack of "ankle support."
     
  4. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    sorry mate never got it?

    I believe IndianBoyz tongue was planted firmly in his cheek.
     
  5. nyarkies

    nyarkies Senior member

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    1. MTO Corthay black boots in 001 last
    2. Berluti demesure (sp?) brown wholecuts. There was one in b&s in my size a few months ago. I couldn't afford it at that time :/
    3. Double monks in cognac. Either a Vass U last or C&J 348 last
    4. EG brown jodphur boots (sp?) in 888 last
    5. A pair of G&G in a sleek last. Don't know much about G&G but I definitely want one [​IMG]

    I wish I have the money for all of them right now.
     
  6. RSS

    RSS Senior member

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    My shoe wardrobe is fairly well filled. Right now about the only shoes I'm thinking of adding are Belgians in "Luca" green and perhaps a tan.
     
  7. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    Longwing Blucher - Alden, AE, Vintage Florsheim Imperials all acceptable. Cordovan is the most versatile for wearing both casually and for business, but brown or black can work. Penny loafer - back in the day it was Bass Weejuns, but the quality is just not there any more. Stick to Alden or AE. Again, the cordovan Aldens are probably the most versatile. Boat Shoe or other casual slip on - Quoddy trail boat shoe, canoe moc, or blucher moc all good. Personal choice as to sole color (white, brick red or brown). You can save a little money up front by going with Sperry or LL Bean, but they will not last nearly as long. Chukka or Desert Boot - Suede of course. Clarks are fine, but Aldens are really nice. Classic Sneaker - Chuck Taylors, Jack Purcells, Stan Smiths, Rod Lavers, PF Flyer Bob Cousys. It's a personal choice for style and color. You will also need a sturdy pair of boots if you live in a winter climate, but that is another thread.
     
  8. voltarc

    voltarc Active Member

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    Black oxford captoe - JL Stafford on the 7000 last
    Brown blucher punch toe - JL Brackley, Museum chestnut
    Dark brown suede captoe - Loake Durham
    Kangaroo chelsea boots - RM Williams
    Sturdy soled trail shoes - Saloman
     
  9. mkarim

    mkarim Senior member

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    Add a pair of double monks at least...

    The one on the left?

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  10. MyOtherLife

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    The one on the left?

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    oh there you go again... [​IMG]
     
  11. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I believe IndianBoyz tongue was planted firmly in his cheek.

    er and mine wasn't?????[​IMG]
     
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    Horatio Senior member

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    The one on the left?

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    Deal [​IMG]
     
  13. huggi

    huggi Active Member

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    alden whiskey longwings

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  14. carrywoody

    carrywoody New Member

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    1Converse All stars
    2 Nike Air Force one low

    all need to have them.[​IMG]
     
  15. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    enough woffle, 5 is impossible i would at least need 7, 1 for each day

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  16. The Deacon

    The Deacon Senior member

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    Black Shell Cordovan Alden Longwings
    Black or Brown Lobb Double Monks
    Vintage Burgundy Shell Cordovan Custom Kow Hoo PTB
    Vintage Crown Aristocraft Shell Cordovan Tassel Loafers
    Vintage NOS Nettleton Burgundy Shell anything
     
  17. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    er and mine wasn't?????[​IMG]

    Got me. [​IMG]
     
  18. Bandit44

    Bandit44 Senior member

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    Not a brand loyal customer, so I usually pick American-made shoes that fit well, be it J&M, AE, Alden, or Vintage brands.

    Black Captoe Bals
    Light Brown Longwing Bluchers
    Burgandy Shell Cordovan Oxfords (Leeds would be a good choice)
    Black Penny Loafers
    Brown Roper-style cowboy boot
     
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    The one on the left?

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    Who makes those shoes if you don't mind me asking.

    -LR
     
  20. mkarim

    mkarim Senior member

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    Who makes those shoes if you don't mind me asking.

    -LR


    Made by Canali.

    I might actually return mine. I bought them but never wore them. I just bought BB Peal Algonquins that I like better and which would suffice in lieu of the Canalis.
     

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