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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Black shoes with Navy suit is the proper conservative business attire. Navy suit with walnut shoes you will look like an idiot in a proper business atmosphere.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Keep in mind there are times when black shoes are the appropriate choice with a navy suit.  If I'm going out at night in my navy suit, I often reach for my black cap toes.  There are also occasions in the business world where the occasion calls for black shoes with a navy suit.  There are certain hearings or meetings where I would feel uncomfortable attending in brown shoes.

The above two are correct that the general consensus for conservative business dress is black shoes with Navy suit.
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Can someone please explain to me the thought process behind having fewer black dress shoes compared to shades of brown? I only have one black dress pant so it's not like I wear a lot of black but I do like wearing black dress shoes with my navy and grey pants. Just feel like pairing some black Westchesters or Rutledge with a nice pair of slacks and a tie looks good. Am I missing something?

I think the idea is that, just like white dress shirts, black shoes should only be worn in formal settings, i.e., with a suit. That is the reason I would not wear black shoes with grey pants. I definitely would not wear with navy as I try not to wear navy and black together and brown and black together.

Regarding your last comment, the general consensus in Men's Clothing on SF is that if you wear a tie you must be wearing some sort of jacket. Some may find a sweater over a tie with no jacket acceptable.
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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

What do you think of Allen Edmonds shirts?

I have seen and touched them in person and they do look and feel quite nice -- much nicer than a lot of cheap shirts. Another potentially positive thing is that they're made in the US rather than some third world country.

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How do you folks manage to afford Allen Emonds I am certainly not wealthy and $350 for a pair of shoes is a lot of dollars for me and my family?

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Prioritization, I just don't eat and I learned walking to work isn't a bad thing. When one cuts out fuel and food consumption the shoe collection grows. I may be skinny but no one notices because they are staring at my sweet chukka boots.

A man after my own heart.... Sat on the deck last night with the air rifle waiting for a tree rat to come by so I could throw him on the grill for supper. I walk ever chance I get and during hunting season out walk those half my age.

 

Prioritization as stated by several others is the answer. I do pretty well but am on salary so work on the side to pick up additional money for shoes and other hobbies. To me it is worth the extra time and effort.

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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

I have some AE corrected grain shoes (I believe they used the term "polished cobbler") I purchased in the 1990's and they look great. I don't have a problem with corrected grain - granted it might not have the depth and character of the regular calf, but it still looks good in my opinion. I don't feel bad about wearing my corrected grain AE's - I don't look at them as lesser shoes.

Chris

nod[1].gif Me too and I totally agree with you Chris.

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In a loafer mode this week.  Burgundy shell Randolphs today.  

 

 

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Rough start to the morning. As I was opening the door to my office, the lid came off of my coffee and spilled over my right shoe (chili colored Stafford boots - it's storming in Baton Rouge today). I did what I could at the office, cleaning it with dish soap and water. After drying, it is considerably darker now than my left shoe. I would appreciate any tips from the gurus in this thread about how to properly remedy this situation.

 

Much obliged...

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Rough start to the morning. As I was opening the door to my office, the lid came off of my coffee and
spilled over my right shoe (chili colored Stafford boots - it's storming in Baton Rouge today). I did what I could at the office,
cleaning it with dish soap and water. After drying, it is considerably darker now than my left shoe. I would appreciate any tips from the
gurus in this thread about how to properly remedy this situation.

Much obliged...
That same storm is killing my leather soles right now.
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Spill coffee on the other shoe?

(Sorry, I've got no practical advice, but good luck!)
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My father always told me to fight fire with fire so maybe that is why I got thrown out of the fire brigade.

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AE just called me to advise that my "Paul Grangaard" MTO is shipping today. I confirmed the order on May 1st.  That's damn quick.  Should have photos up next week.

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Outside a dog a book is a man's best friend, inside a dog its too dark to read.

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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

Can someone please explain to me the thought process behind having fewer black dress shoes compared to shades of brown? I only have one black dress pant so it's not like I wear a lot of black but I do like wearing black dress shoes with my navy and grey pants. Just feel like pairing some black Westchesters or Rutledge with a nice pair of slacks and a tie looks good. Am I missing something?
The simple answer is that there are many shades of brown and only one shade of black.

Makes sense
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post


The simple answer is that there are many shades of brown and only one shade of black.

 

I prefer longer more complicated answers.

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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Black shoes with Navy suit is the proper conservative business attire. Navy suit with walnut shoes you will look like an idiot in a proper business atmosphere.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Keep in mind there are times when black shoes are the appropriate choice with a navy suit. If I'm going out at night in my navy suit, I often reach for my black cap toes. There are also occasions in the business world where the occasion calls for black shoes with a navy suit. There are certain hearings or meetings where I would feel uncomfortable attending in brown shoes.

The above two are correct that the general consensus for conservative business dress is black shoes with Navy suit.
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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

Can someone please explain to me the thought process behind having fewer black dress shoes compared to shades of brown? I only have one black dress pant so it's not like I wear a lot of black but I do like wearing black dress shoes with my navy and grey pants. Just feel like pairing some black Westchesters or Rutledge with a nice pair of slacks and a tie looks good. Am I missing something?

I think the idea is that, just like white dress shirts, black shoes should only be worn in formal settings, i.e., with a suit. That is the reason I would not wear black shoes with grey pants. I definitely would not wear with navy as I try not to wear navy and black together and brown and black together.

Regarding your last comment, the general consensus in Men's Clothing on SF is that if you wear a tie you must be wearing some sort of jacket. Some may find a sweater over a tie with no jacket acceptable.

Thank you
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Does anyone have a dress shoe specifically for when its raining? I've been growing my AE collection but decided to keep a Kenneth Cole patent leather loafer just for days when it's raining. Anybody else do this? Should I just wear my AE's regardless?
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I wear boots if it's snowy / slushy, but if it's just raining, I make sure to wear Tingley overshoes.  You just remove them and leave them with your umbrella at the coat closet or by the door of whatever office you are visiting.  

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