Originally Posted by deveandepot1
Allen Edmonds and Alden.
Edit- Also some UK brands like Hackett, Thomas Pink, John Smedley,...
100% agree on john smedley for wool knits and cotton Ts - expensive...
Originally Posted by 82-Greg
I prefer round, but also have some chiseled.
I object to three issues for footwear:
a) No socks for dress shoes,
b) Monk straps,
c) Overly long toe-box ala Stacey Adams...
If you can find them in a sale go for John Smedley - long in the body & beautiful cotton and made in England by local workers in a small Mill hamlet ( don't expect made in China prices). Boss, Armani , D&G and CK underwear lines...
The wear on the toe might indicate a shoe that is slightly too long. I had the same kind of wear pattern on the front of a shoe that was 1/2 size bigger than I normally take ( although they were comfortable due to a different last). I...
The (mainly) English affectation of wearing bright red socks with a suit ( city workers; news readers etc.), may be signalling something like 'even though I have to wear this highly conformist/sober uniform for my work, I'm actually a...
Wear them with
a) a sense of humour,
b) a pair of black leather trousers,
c) ironic peacocking attire (e.g. open necked shirt & big gold medallion) ,
perhaps avoiding the Blue Oyster club in each case.