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your favorite Dark Brown shoe style

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by emptym, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. comrade

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    Great suggestions so far, guys. Thanks. Pls keep them coming. I'm leaning toward the punched cap oxford or a plain cap oxford. But Teddie's suggestion of a derby, combined w/ woolymammoth's pics, have me looking that way.

    I have not met mine yet, probably will have to go bespoke to get the blackest of brown [or the right patina] possible. One formal and one casual as far as styling, probably. Will remember to post once I have some.
    What are your ideas for the two pairs?

    Hmmm, on second glance, I just noticed the punching along the toe cap on those Vass Adelaides could've been more centered between the 2 rows of stitching...
    Ya, that's not good.
     
  4. Wes Bourne

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    Great suggestions so far, guys. Thanks. Pls keep them coming. I'm leaning toward the punched cap oxford or a plain cap oxford.

    Voilà :

    Here are the pics from my shoe porn post:

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    I believe it was Doc that said that the RLPL McKay (EG Asquith) in Dk. Oak on the 888 is perhaps the perfect (brown) shoe: http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8062/12020801pr.jpg

    My first EG...and still the best IMO.

    Regards.
     
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    Martegani brown alligator loafers

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    I believe it was Doc that said that the RLPL McKay (EG Asquith) in Dk. Oak on the 888 is perhaps the perfect (brown) shoe: http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8062/12020801pr.jpg

    +1 on the Asquith. A very close second is the EG Dover in dark oak on the 606 last.
     
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    For me, it's the EG Dover in Dark Oak on the 606 last.
     
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    What Milosh said. Punchcap oxford first. Those Vass are beauties.

    I can't imagine only having one pair of dark brown shoes though, so one should also have a derby.

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    ooh h lord
     
  10. sho'nuff

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    here are some brown beauties:

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    What are your ideas for the two pairs?

    Simple taste really . . .

    formal [borrowed],
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    casual,
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    have not seen the right shade of black-brown though.

    - M
     
  12. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    ^I like simple too. Thanks, M. I'm thinking of getting mine through Alfred Sargent's new MTO program. Have you considered that? Or maybe through Ron Rider. I bet he'd be able to get the leather in the exact shade you want.
    Voilà :
    Thanks for finding them! I searched a bit and couldn't. Very nice.
    +1 on the Asquith. A very close second is the EG Dover in dark oak on the 606 last.
    They are an excellent shoe. And if I didn't have a great pair of half brogue Aldens in what Doc calls a "fiery" chestnut, I'd probably go w/ these. But I'm trying to keep the collection small -- just one full brogue, one half brogue, one longwing, etc. I don't have a shoe like the Dover, and in that style I don't think I'd want anything but the Dover, which is probably beyond me right now.
    ... a derby.
    Wow. These are spectacular. Thanks. I have a similar pair of ancient, thrifted Florsheims being resoled in the city now. I'm still thinking punched caps, plain caps, or plain derbies are the way to go.
     
  13. agavilanes

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    here are some brown beauties:

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    WoW!!!

    The double monks in the first pic and the boots above are shoes to kill for... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The monks are Santoni FAMs if I'm not mistaken. Details on the boots please...
     
  14. sho'nuff

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    WoW!!!

    The double monks in the first pic and the boots above are shoes to kill for... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The monks are Santoni FAMs if I'm not mistaken. Details on the boots please...


    thanks. the double monks are santoni butler , a discontinued model that is elusive to get. they have a laceup model , bishop.


    the above boots are Edward Green Galway.
     
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    Moc toe loafers, which i wear with practically everything. Including my suits, just to piss off the sartorialists.\t[​IMG]
     
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    What Milosh said. Punchcap oxford first. Those Vass are beauties.

    I can't imagine only having one pair of dark brown shoes though, so one should also have a derby.

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    Wow, I have to have a pair of these. What shoe is this exactly?
     
  17. rlx

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    EG Russell. 82 last. Dark Oak.
     
  18. m7ia

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    Thank you.
     
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    What Milosh said. Punchcap oxford first. Those Vass are beauties.

    I can't imagine only having one pair of dark brown shoes though, so one should also have a derby.

    [​IMG]

    Wow! Nice.
     
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