your favorite Dark Brown shoe style

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  1. mmkn

    mmkn Senior member

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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
     


  2. emptym

    emptym Moderator 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.
     


  3. agavilanes

    agavilanes Senior member

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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...
     


  4. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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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.
     


  5. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Moc toe loafers, which i wear with practically everything. Including my suits, just to piss off the sartorialists.\t[​IMG]
     


  6. m7ia

    m7ia Active Member

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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?
     


  7. rlx

    rlx Senior member

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    EG Russell. 82 last. Dark Oak.
     


  8. m7ia

    m7ia Active Member

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    Thank you.
     


  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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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! Nice.
     


  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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  11. greekgeek

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    Groupthink FTW

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  12. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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:

    Yep, and I was going to vote for it in this thread. Gorgeous shoe -- not pointy, not pimpy, not ostentatious, yet still has presence. Pretty close to perfect. Glad to see it's gotten so much love already.
     


  13. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Yep, and I was going to vote for it in this thread. Gorgeous shoe -- not too pointy, not too pimpy, not too ostentatious, yet still has presence. Pretty close to perfect. Glad to see it's gotten so much love already.

    Look away from the croc bespoke G&Gs that I posted...I don't want you to turn into a pillar of salt.


    - B
     


  14. Shikar

    Shikar Senior member

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    Yep, and I was going to vote for it in this thread. Gorgeous shoe -- not pointy, not pimpy, not ostentatious, yet still has presence. Pretty close to perfect. Glad to see it's gotten so much love already.

    Doc pointed this shoe out to me and is now my go to brown shoe for special occasions.

    Regards.
     


  15. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Look away from the croc bespoke G&Gs that I posted...I don't want you to turn into a pillar of salt.

    Trust me, I already looked away. [​IMG]
     


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