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Curious - what would be your opinion about a navy suit (white shirt, perhaps burgundy tie) with a pair of nicely shined black wholecut AE Hastings?  They are my only pair which are somewhat formal.

 

That sounds like a great combination. Wholecuts are even more formal that bals, but the perfing on the hastings brings it back down to a similar level as a standard cap-toe IMO. The fact that they are black comports with the formality of the suit, creating a coherent look. I personally love the contrast between a white shirt and navy suit, but realize that white is more of an "evening" choice if you will; very pale light blue shirt would be the SF standard especially for a daytime look. The wholecuts are more "evening out" to me however, so I think the white shirt is a good choice. Burgundy ties are excellent and would look great here. I'd just add that a white linen/cotton square in a TV fold in the suit jacket could really elevate the whole look as is looks really sharp with a white shirt.

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Most people would not do this, but how would one darken shell shoes?

Would prefer not to add in layers and layers of shell polish since it just sits on top of the shoes.

Buddy bought a pair shells and wants it darker....I would think the shoe will lose most of its glow as well by using too much shell polish?
I believe the method you described would be the only way.
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@Indyoshi68, I'm a firm believer in, if you think you can pull it off, then you usually can.  So, rock on with your bad self!

 

See, I actually am a firm non-believer in this idea, which may account for some of our disagreements.

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See, I actually am a firm non-believer in this idea, which may account for some of our disagreements.


I'm in favor of people pulling off their tan shoes with navy suits.

 

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... and then pulling on some darker ones.
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Cliche and half, thanks for the help defense... But the hot girl sitting next to me is a fan of the look, mainly because she knows there are many more...looks, I mean. The suit is navy; alternating stripes. Bourbon shoe and matching belt. Powder blue striped shirt, navy blue check thin tie. Multiple kudos and smiling glances today... I'm good. But thanks for the 'help' reformed!!! No offense taken.
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I'm in favor of people pulling off their tan shoes with navy suits.

and then pulling on some darker ones.

YES! I Personally hate walnut with charcoal and dark navy. Too garish. Your shoes should tie the suit together, not distract attention from it.

Charcoal begs for burgundy or black. I really only like Walnut bals with light grey or light blues.

Walnut bluchers are another story.
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See, I actually am a firm non-believer in this idea, which may account for some of our disagreements.


I'm in favor of people pulling off their tan shoes with navy suits.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
... and then pulling on some darker ones.

 

Lol.  I'm just glad this thread isn't the acid bath that so much of the rest of SF is.

 

:cheers:

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Cliche and half, thanks for the help defense... But the hot girl sitting next to me is a fan of the look, mainly because she knows there are many more...looks, I mean. The suit is navy; alternating stripes. Bourbon shoe and matching belt. Powder blue striped shirt, navy blue check thin tie. Multiple kudos and smiling glances today... I'm good. But thanks for the 'help' reformed!!! No offense taken.

 

'Nuff said!

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If you have a good relationship with a BB SA, hit him up.  Mine told me he'd honor the sale price through the weekend after next, since I'm on the fence about the black grain and won't get down there until then to check them out.  Of course, YMMV.

 

Unfortunately I don't have the luxury of that relationship. I just called BB corporate and they said they don't honor prices for "flash sales" after they're done. The reason I was on the fence was because I didn't know my size in this last, and they don't offer widths, and I wasn't sure whether I liked the grain in black or not. I am really kicking myself now for not pulling the trigger as I've been waiting to get these for a while on my meager grad student budget. Good luck. I hope you like them!

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Originally Posted by Indyoshi68 View Post

Cliche and half, thanks for the help defense... But the hot girl sitting next to me is a fan of the look, mainly because she knows there are many more...looks, I mean. The suit is navy; alternating stripes. Bourbon shoe and matching belt. Powder blue striped shirt, navy blue check thin tie. Multiple kudos and smiling glances today... I'm good. But thanks for the 'help' reformed!!! No offense taken.

Pics of the hot girl?

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Oh. I personally would not have bought those shoes to wear to interviews. The brogueing drops their formality substantially in my view, especially since it seems more fashion-esque than traditional.


Looking back me neither :)  But, to my then uneducated brain I thought it was a good idea.  From my new lens I'd prefer to put the money toward a pair of dark brown Fifth Avenue's or Park Avenue's. 

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Unless you are going to use that coupon on another pair of shoes..honestly $120 for a pair of First Brogue Strands is a damn nice deal. Personally I would re-buy it at that price....Then again I have yet to have buyers remorse on any AE purchase under $150

You see, this is where I'm getting into personal trouble. When I start buying shoes that I don't particularly want or need just because they're on sale, I start to become Carrie from Sex and the City.

I'm at 12 pairs at the moment. If I buy another, I'll have to sneak it past my wife and also never wear it around her (she has a photographic memory). And I don't want to become THAT guy.

However, I DO need a new beater walking shoe, which gives me an excuse to buy the fugly but comfy and practical Voyager.

Not as sexy a purchase, but more necessary, and less shame-inducing.
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I'm at 12 pairs at the moment. If I buy another, I'll have to sneak it past my wife and also never wear it around her (she has a photographic memory). And I don't want to become THAT guy.

I am that guy!! Since I started down this scary shoe buying path a year and a half ago, I've now got 23 pairs! A good chunk of those bought slightly used, from another SF member. Most recent purchased pair are still in my trunk, next pair are enroute. Luckily she doesn't have a photographic memory, and has a shoe thing herself. So in time she forgets what I have.
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You see, this is where I'm getting into personal trouble. When I start buying shoes that I don't particularly want or need just because they're on sale, I start to become Carrie from Sex and the City.

I'm at 12 pairs at the moment. If I buy another, I'll have to sneak it past my wife and also never wear it around her (she has a photographic memory). And I don't want to become THAT guy.

However, I DO need a new beater walking shoe, which gives me an excuse to buy the fugly but comfy and practical Voyager.

Not as sexy a purchase, but more necessary, and less shame-inducing.

 

lol...that is excellent....the key for me is to make sure my wine purchases arrive at the same time my shoes do...that makes the wife happy. I tend to go all in too when getting into a new habit and in half a year jumped over 30 pairs of AE...now I have my reasoning. Learning about lasts, fit, cordovan etc, Sales, Ebay, Ebay Used, Seconds, Firsts, No Warranty all make up my stash.  I learn to appreciate shoes I never would have and shoes I thought I loved will be sold...so it is all a learning experience :)

 

That being said I only wear blue shoes with charcoal pants! :)

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I am not sure if I am ever going to wear my new Jeffersons....I just like to smell them.

 

The Jefferson smells way better than the Brooks Brother Strand...

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