No worries @CMT1 - I am here to rid you of the redundancies in your shoe collection! I'll take the ones on the left off your hands.
Hope Im in the right thread but just wanted some quick advice.
23 years old Business Casual
Strongly prefer 5 last (don't mind more formal looking shoes)
Current 2 Pairs
1) Black Calf Fifth Ave
2) Brown Burnished Calf Strand
Looking to add a walnut pair, what do you guys think about having a second strand?Possibly the mcgregor? Are these too loud/ am I too young for wingtips or walnut strands to be appropriate? What would you guys go with?
Thanks in advance!
I'll start by telling you that I'm 22 years old, so maybe my opinion will be helpful (and if not, at least I'll have tried). I think walnut Strands are an excellent choice, but if I had to pick I'd go with walnut McAllisters (I own both of the just mentioned shoes). That's just personal preference, but I guess I'm just illustrating that even for somebody our age they're not too loud and we're not too young. I personally own 8 pairs of wingtips, and I love every single one of them (although a few get neglected). Never think you're too young for something, or that it's too loud; in the end it all comes down to what you like (to a certain extent). Chances are you'll be wearing nicer shoes than the majority of the people you work with, anyway.
You could try 10A, but I think 9.5B may work. the 5 last runs long & narrow. Some recommend going down half a length and up a width. If you have bulging, it's typically because width is inadequate.
Those shoes look great, especially for $219! I wouldn't worry too much about the creasing, and that's saying a lot coming from me. I personally would keep them. I've had that happen to me on a few pairs of shoes, and shoe trees have always pushed the creases out at least a little bit.