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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc... - Page 2878post #43156 of 707374/21/14 at 6:35pmpost #43157 of 707374/21/14 at 6:43pmQuote:Originally Posted by kmdsimpson
Completely agree with this. You really need a black plain captoe oxford for formal and business suit occasions. I just purchased the Lexington and am a big fan, but it's a blucher; you would still have the hole in your collection. I prefer the captoe on the Lexington, but the choice is oxford vs. blucher, and oxford wins for suits.
Okay, Park Avenue it is. And if I can find seconds PAs in shell at $299, I wouldn't jump on them. I would dive headfirst. I'll wait for them to be on sale, like GOP Shoe Guy suggested. The black PAs are a hole, but not a need atm. No formal events or meetings coming up in the near future. Thanks, guys.post #43158 of 707374/21/14 at 6:45pmpost #43159 of 707374/21/14 at 7:19pmQuote:Originally Posted by devastitis
Okay, Park Avenue it is. And if I can find seconds PAs in shell at $299, I wouldn't jump on them. I would dive headfirst. I'll wait for them to be on sale, like GOP Shoe Guy suggested. The black PAs are a hole, but not a need atm. No formal events or meetings coming up in the near future. Thanks, guys.
I got my black shell PA a few weeks ago at the last $299 sale. I also got #8 shell Leeds a week later for the same price.post #43160 of 707374/21/14 at 7:21pmpost #43161 of 707374/21/14 at 7:40pmpost #43162 of 707374/21/14 at 7:41pmQuote:
I forgot to mention that I am also an 11.5E in the Dalton and Long Branch (1 last). I'm torn. I might just have to take a trip into Manhattan to try these on. Also, any opinions from anyone on the black grain leather? It doesn't look too impressive on the BB site, but I feel that it may look better in person. These are firsts at a price that is normally less than Macneil seconds, and I believe this one of the models AE never puts on sale because they simply don't need to.post #43163 of 707374/21/14 at 7:58pmpost #43164 of 707374/21/14 at 8:43pm
Thank you to all that replied to my previous post regarding the Lexington shoes. As a quick recap, my current wardrobe is as follows: Chinos in blue, navy, gray, khaki, and olive. All button up shirts from Brooks Brothers. I wear business casual to work.
So here is my dilemma...I currently have no nice shoes and on a whim I purchased a pair or black Park Aves but quickly realized that these shoes are far too formal for my attire. So I'm thinking of returning them and purchasing the following:
Black Lexington shoes for business casual and for wearing with a suit (it seems like the Lexingtons are able to pull both functions off pretty well vs. the Park Aves which seem strictly formal) and a matching belt.
Bourbon Lexington shoes for business casual (I'm not 100% firm on this color, but it seems the most versatile for my color of pants, what do you think?) and a matching belt.
Brown pair of loafers for business casual, maybe the Randolph? (I'm undecided on which one so I'm open to suggestions).
Now I know it's probably not the wisest decision to start a shoe collection with the same shoe in different colors, but the Lexington in black seems very versatile and will get worn much more often than the park aves. Additionally, the bourbon color seems different enough to justify being put in rotation.
Now from reading the forum, I know the typical recommendations are for some Strands or McAllisters, but I personally do not like the brogue detailing. Maybe I will grow into liking them in the future, but for right now I very much like the simple look of captoes. I also considered the Ashtons but I don't like the middle stitching very much.
Anyway, what do you guys think of these shoes as a collection for business casual with the occasional gray suit for funerals, weddings, and interviews (black Lexington for all these)?post #43165 of 707374/21/14 at 8:46pmpost #43166 of 707374/21/14 at 8:53pmI prefer brown for shoes with simpler design. I think Mora is pretty clean cut. Bourbon is lighter and I think it shows brogue shoe like McAllister better.Quote:
Edited by Spiker - 4/21/14 at 9:13pmpost #43167 of 707374/21/14 at 9:07pmpost #43168 of 707374/21/14 at 9:14pmpost #43169 of 707374/21/14 at 9:34pmQuote:
Also getting mora 2.0 seconds in bourbon. Once i get it ill post pics asap. Ordered on friday
Want to know this too so i know what to expect on minepost #43170 of 707374/21/14 at 9:36pm
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