My major criticism with your first choices are simply that they look as though they are made of cheap leather - which they are. As are 90% of mass market shoes. I think those Allen-Edmonds - Manhattan's look pretty good. They may be a little lighter than usual, but they're interesting and certainly not gaudy. They also don't look so conservative as to make you look like a fogey. Go for 'em.
10/7/09 at 12:09am