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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

In-between your walnut Strands and your black 5th aves?  How about something other than a cap-toe - like a burgundy brogued wingtip (McAllister / Cambridge or Macneil)? 

Aren't wingtips too informal for dress shoes?
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Aren't wingtips too informal for dress shoes?

 

Not at all, unless you are working in a super-conservative office environment. If that is the case, you won't find much use for your walnut Strands either.
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Why settle for a shoe, I would consider a pair of daltons. People are often surprised when told that my "shoes" are actually boots.
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Aren't wingtips too informal for dress shoes?

 

I have a question based on this question.  Do you wear a suit every day?  Because that is the only way I could see you havng multiple pairs of cap toes and expressing concern about whether a wingtip is dressy enough.

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Looking good.

Are those dark brown or black?  Park Avenues are dressier than Fifth Avenues, by strict definition, so I would consider them as an in between option since you already have these.  If your Fifth Avenues are dark brown, then you will really have redundancy.  
They're black. I contemplated between park avenues And fifth avenues for a while as my black shoes. Settled on the FA cos It felt like everyone buys a standard captoe and the small amount of broguing was minimal.

A deep brown park avenue is definitely something I'm now thinking is a good idea. Or is there something sleeker?
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Originally Posted by teamnsk123 View Post

Thoughts on AE's penny loafers? Looking to get a pair for the office. 

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/24000_100#post_6435982

 

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Originally Posted by impendingdoo View Post


Aren't wingtips too informal for dress shoes?

 

It depends on how dressy you're talking about.  I frequently wear my Cambridges with suits.  More formal occasions require cap toes, though.  

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

I have a question based on this question.  Do you wear a suit every day?  Because that is the only way I could see you havng multiple pairs of cap toes and expressing concern about whether a wingtip is dressy enough.

I work in a hospital so
I don't wear a suit but I'm required to dress very formally where I am.
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I visited an AE store the other day and found that the PAs had really thick welts. Can they be resoled with a sleeker welt? If not, does anyone have any recommendations for a sleeker counterpart (in the same ~$200 price range)? Thanks!

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Originally Posted by impendingdoo View Post


They're black. I contemplated between park avenues And fifth avenues for a while as my black shoes. Settled on the FA cos It felt like everyone buys a standard captoe and the small amount of broguing was minimal.

A deep brown park avenue is definitely something I'm now thinking is a good idea. Or is there something sleeker?

 

It must be the reflection of the hardwood floor (or my monitor) because they have a slightly brownish hue on my screen.  It sounds like you are after a more formal shoe collection, so if that's your goal, then a dark brown Park Avenue is fine.  Otherwise, I agree with the others.

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Originally Posted by impendingdoo View Post


I work in a hospital so
I don't wear a suit but I'm required to dress very formally where I am.

 

confused.gif  Formal dress, but no suit???  Do you wear a shirt, tie and lab coat?  If so, I would look for a nice, versatile pair of wingtips.  Something in burgundy or brown.

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Originally Posted by impendingdoo View Post


I work in a hospital so
I don't wear a suit but I'm required to dress very formally where I am.

 

Can you define "very formally?" To most of us here, that term means a suit at a minimum, at least in the context of business. Some interpret that as a very conservative suit (solid dark gray or navy) with a white shirt and black cap-toes and a conservative tie.
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I visited an AE store the other day and found that the PAs had really thick welts. Can they be resoled with a sleeker welt? If not, does anyone have any recommendations for a sleeker counterpart (in the same ~$200 price range)? Thanks!

 

Unless you were looking at the tap sole version, then you are seeing their standard sole edge thickness, and you can't have AE change that.   

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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

...almost brand new black stich cap bluchers for which he'd take $30.

 

Is there some sort of trick to reducing heel slippage?  Would a tongue pad be any help?

 

For $30 it would be more than prudent for you to purchase these, even if for the sole purpose of experimentation. You can look into trying tongue pads, heel pads, an insert (like SuperFeet) or any such combination. Let us know which, if any, works for you.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Can you define "very formally?" To most of us here, that term means a suit at a minimum, at least in the context of business. Some interpret that as a very conservative suit (solid dark gray or navy) with a white shirt and black cap-toes and a conservative tie.

Ah okay. Sorry. So crisp clean shirt (usually white or light blue/lavender)

Conservative tie. Dress shoes. White coat.
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Aren't wingtips too informal for dress shoes?

I believe black wingtips were a common pairing with suits in the US, in the 60s.

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