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    Saw this on the Internut, and thought it was a good shoe guideline/primer. I think my set-up tends to be less formal once you get past my black captoes. For me, the chukkas, which were some desert sand Clarks, have been replaced by my Alden boots, and my next big shoe purchase will be these crepe-soled penny loafers.

    What changes would you make to this set-up?

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    adidas sambas. the perfect piece of footwear. equally at home on a light hiking trail, to the dive bar downtown, to the classy restaurant at night. these shoes just cant lose.


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    White canvas sneaks. . .whats the point. Zero (or damn near) arch support, they get dirty looking at them, and I just don't like em. :)

    Add: Redwing boot of some variety, a nice set of Iron Rangers or 875's. Because, after all, sometimes you need to get some work done and that usually requires getting shit dirty and both of the above do quite well at pulling that off.

    Delete: suede dress shoes. Just so limited in their use and with jeans. . .look like you're trying to prove something that you probably can't pull off anyway.

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    The second two pairs of dress shoes should be cordovan and walnut colored. Cordo Alden Grant-last longwings and walnut AE Strands would be a good combo. Otherwise, I have no real complaints about that list. It's a bit 'obvious' I guess. Dirty bucks could stand in for chukkas, but I like my desert boots and Cordovan Shell Alden chukkas, so I'll stick with that.

    And Sambas aren't appropriate for a nice restaurant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christian View Post

    And Sambas aren't appropriate for a nice restaurant.
    depends on the restaurant. my point being if you're traveling ultralight, and only bring one pair of shoes, you could do a lot worse than the sambas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
    depends on the restaurant. my point being if you're traveling ultralight, and only bring one pair of shoes, you could do a lot worse than the sambas.
    Ugh, sambas belong with umbro shorts, back in the early 90s.

    How about these for simple: New Balance 565 - New Balance - US

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    White kicks= Rod Laver or Puma Clydes


    my name is Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseyscot View Post
    ...New Balance 565
    I don't necessarily agree with the scene, but it has given me pause to consider:

    Last edited by nomuse; 07-27-2012 at 07:12 PM. Reason: hit wrong reply button

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseyscot View Post
    Ugh, sambas belong with umbro shorts, back in the early 90s.

    How about these for simple: New Balance 565 - New Balance - US
    Sneakers don't belong in a "Nice" restaurant.... EVER ! ! !

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    Darren can wear those because he is Darren. He is Baller, not the shoes.

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    Default Re: The Seven Shoe Wardrobe

    In case itís not clear, Alden of San Diego is a single shoe enthusiast - Mike - and not an Alden retailer. By my estimate, he has around 140+ pairs of Aldenís, many of which are unicorns / unobtainium stuff. Great guy & knowledgeable.

    PM me if youíd like details on good Alden retailers....Iím all about their shoes!

    I have Carmina as well, but feel like nobody does shell cordovan better than Alden.

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    Hope this works...pic:
    Alden captoe blucher in cigar today.

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    For a very nice split toe derby: Edward Green Dover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moondog-sparky View Post
    In case itís not clear, Alden of San Diego is a single shoe enthusiast - Mike - and not an Alden retailer. By my estimate, he has around 140+ pairs of Aldenís, many of which are unicorns / unobtainium stuff. Great guy & knowledgeable.

    PM me if youíd like details on good Alden retailers....Iím all about their shoes!

    I have Carmina as well, but feel like nobody does shell cordovan better than Alden.
    I can go to Alden's company owned stores in Boston or NYC (unless I shouldn't for some reason).
    Will PM about Carmina.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    For a very nice split toe derby: Edward Green Dover.
    Locations in Newton/Boston, NYC, and Denver should work. Might be a bit more than I want to spend on an everyday business casual shoe but even with the shoes I currently have, I still do not have the classic black cap toe oxford so I'll check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post

    Locations in Newton/Boston, NYC, and Denver should work. Might be a bit more than I want to spend on an everyday business casual shoe but even with the shoes I currently have, I still do not have the classic black cap toe oxford so I'll check them out.
    For the classic black cap toe oxford, John Lobb City !

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    They get it. I use Red Wing boot oil and Huberdís Shoe Grease. These are about 15 year old boots, though it took a couple years to break them in, so more like 12 years of real wear. Frye ďPrisonĒ boots. New version of that style from Frye is not the same boot. Some kind of weird leather and cheap soles. I switched to a pair of Red Wings that are in the first year of the break-in process.
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