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What shoes are part of your streetwear wardrobe?

WatchGuy

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What types of shoes do you own and consider key parts of your streetwear wardrobe? I'll start...

Black AE Shell Cordovan oxfords
Brown AE Oxfords
Burgandy AE Brogues
Brown Frye boots
Rod Lavers
 

drizzt3117

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A bunch:

Varvatos ankle boots
Lavers
A bunch of diff AEs
Santoni derbys
CT chelseas
Grensons
Lobb monkstraps
Puma speedcats
Sperrys
 

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Loake Norwich brown wholecuts
AE Fairfax (dark tan) wholecuts
Grenson Ilkley brown brogue boots
J. Crew mustardy-brown suede brogue boots
Dr. Marten's burgundy "antiqued" wingtip brogue oxfords
Facconable brown suede chukka boots
Puma sand-coloured Futurecat Low
Polo Tarlton II brown heavy boots
Allen Edmonds Hastings (black) wholecuts - rarely
Charles Tyrwhitt black chukka boots - grain corrected and plasticky but decent shape and look like old military dress shoes

I am sure there are others I am forgetting.
 

Get Smart

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That I'm wearing on a regular basis:

-Paul Smith dark brown laceup brogue wingtip boots
-Paul Smith oxblood brogued chelsea boots
-Paul Smith black laceup w/medallion toe
-John Loake oxblood 'brighton' tassle loafer
-Gripfast oxblood ruboff 3 hole steeltoe shoe
-Tretorn brown leather gullwing
-Red w/black toe converse allstar hitops
-Adidas Samba, Chile, Saigon
 

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I would be really interested to see some pictures here. I have a hard time finding shoes/boots that just have the right width. I find most shoes either too wide or too pointy in the toe. I can't keep wearing the con's and van's.
 

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I've phased out the chucks and vans though I do have varvatos navy suede chucks. When I go out I have these choices:

red ck collection pointy square loafers
hazelnut suede fuccis
camel suede fuccis of a differenty style
black pebble grain fuccis with brown trim (ultra gangster)
rossi denim/dove leather with wood/leather heel
 

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(I haven't been reading the archives, so please excuse me if this has all been discussed before - this thread just struck me so I thought I'd go with it.)

Are there any Rules you follow to determine which shoes to wear? For example, over in MC we pair bulchers with blazers and balmorals with suits and then bicker about whether monkstraps can go with suits and balmorals can go with tuxedos - I'm still not sure where boots and suede stand. Do certain shoes only go with certain outfits?

I also find it very interesting that most of you have moved on from Chucks and Vans. In MC the idea (as I see it so far) is to start with AEs and then go across the Atlantic - but keep the AEs in circulation. Can you characterise a typical evolution of a Streetwear shoe collection?
 

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Does AE refer to Allen Edmonds?. If so the shoes Get Smart had concerns with today start to look good.

Maybe I'm behind the times but I could only see myself wearing Allen Edmonds around the age I'll need my first prostate exam.
 

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Originally Posted by Rye GB
Does AE refer to Allen Edmonds?. If so the shoes Get Smart had concerns with today start to look good.

Maybe I'm behind the times but I could only see myself wearing Allen Edmonds around the age I'll need my first prostate exam.


yep AE=Allen Edmonds.....I agree about their general aesthetic....the most uninspiring lasts ever. I know they're very popular but when I see a man wearing them I can't help but think he only does it missionary style and regularly orders the vanilla ice cream at 31 Flavors. Not knocking missionary style or vanilla ice cream, as I enjoy both, but not exclusively.
 

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Chucks
Ropers
Topsiders

I need more.
 

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Puma Speedcat in Brown w/ Orange/Clay Red Stripe
Puma Roma White w/ bright blue stripe and toe
Grosso (or something) Crazy pointy Japanese Leather Shoes (see clubbing shoe thread for pictures)
and if its warm outside and I want to go for a bit of shock value and be really fucking tall a pair of Traditional Rectangular Japanese Geta with a 2" rise and velvet straps (they are loud, tall, and make me look like a total ass, unless I wear one of my Yukata/obi with them)
 

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Originally Posted by Rye GB
Does AE refer to Allen Edmonds?. If so the shoes Get Smart had concerns with today start to look good.

Maybe I'm behind the times but I could only see myself wearing Allen Edmonds around the age I'll need my first prostate exam.


It depends. Certainly IMO a lot of AEs can look clunky, but I've paired them with jeans on a fairly regular basis, and IMO they can look really good if you pick the right one, and if they're sufficiently worn that they don't look like they should go with a suit anymore. I have a pair of burgundy captoe derbys that were brown but I antiqued with cordovan shoe cream that I think look pretty sweet with denim.
 

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Brown distressed zip-up boots from Barney's Coop (house brand)
Black zip-up boots for slightly dressier stuff from Bruno Magli
Beat up white Chuck Taylor low tops
Tan suede mocs from Banana Republic
 

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Nike Dunks
Chuck Taylors hi's
Chuck Taylor slip-on
Vans slip-on
 
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dunks
vans sk8 hi & slip-on
chuck taylor hi
alden cordo boots
blunnies
wallabies & desert treks
tims
campers pelotas
 

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