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Getting this thread back to some good ol shoe parn:
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Brown shell strands with a navy pinstripe suit.

Nice shoes! Those are very light for a Brown Shell! I thought they were Walnut Shell for sure.

Enjoy them sir!

-Mike
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Nice shoes! Those are very light for a Brown Shell! I thought they were Walnut Shell for sure.

Enjoy them sir!

-Mike

I agree with you, buddy. Such variation in AE brown shell(!) even in the same shoe. The captoes are lighter in these than the vamp.

 

My only other pair of AE brown shell are some townleys that are darker overall.

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Do you think that the Carlyle is too dressy/formal for business casual (chinos, slacks)? It's a very nice and sleek shoe I just wonder about it being too much for my work environment. Opinions would be appreciated. 

 

 

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I've never been to your job, so I don't really know. If, like Dre, you rock your khakis with a cuff and a (sharp) crease, then I think balmorals are fine. With creased dress pants, I'm perfectly fine with them. Rumpled, unpressed chinos? I'm not crazy about it. The cuff isn't an essential, but IMHO it helps. And I'd avoid the dark brown -- go for one of the lighter shades.

 

I have a co-worker who wears a pair of snuff suede plain-toe bals with (cuffed) flannels or tweed trousers, and it looks killer. In theory, it's a dressier style, but plain-toe oxfords have always reminded me of monkstraps.

 

Thanks. Good points.  I'm in academia where fashion is a pretty rare thing. I want to look sharp but not too out of place. It seems like the walnut Carlyle with nice light pants (khaki, light grey, brown) would work.  Yes, the "Dre cuff and crease" is a good idea too although I'm not into cuffs. I'm thinking Navy or dark grey pants may make too much of a "look at my shoes" statement. Right? For those occasions, my cognac McTavish may make the most sense.    

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I think navy or dark gray suits with tan shoes look bad. I don't like navy pants, but I'll sometimes wear dark gray pants with tan shoes -- when I want a "look at my shoes" look.

 

I think your plan sounds fine, especially if you occasionally use darker polish for more of a burnished look.

 

I'm tempted to stress, again, the importance of a crease, but I won't.

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I think navy or dark gray suits with tan shoes look bad. I don't like navy pants, but I'll sometimes wear dark gray pants with tan shoes -- when I want a "look at my shoes" look.

I think your plan sounds fine, especially if you occasionally use darker polish for more of a burnished look.

I'm tempted to stress, again, the importance of a crease, but I won't.

I guess with me not wearing a suit to work on a daily basis, I"m in the minority that thinks a pair of Navy pants look badass with Walnut strands. I'm actually wearing my black fifth avenue right now with charcoal pants and they're good for that office basic look. I guess I like to dress a little more flashy than some of you guys since I don't work in a ultra conservative environment
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I guess with me not wearing a suit to work on a daily basis, I"m in the minority that thinks a pair of Navy pants look badass with Walnut strands. I'm actually wearing my black fifth avenue right now with charcoal pants and they're good for that office basic look. I guess I like to dress a little more flashy than some of you guys since I don't work in a ultra conservative environment

I'm the same. I'm wearing my whiskey LWBs with navy wool pants right now and do it with my walnut Strands too. Like doloflow, I'm in academia. I pretty much wear whatever I want to.
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I think navy or dark gray suits with tan shoes look bad. I don't like navy pants, but I'll sometimes wear dark gray pants with tan shoes -- when I want a "look at my shoes" look.

I think your plan sounds fine, especially if you occasionally use darker polish for more of a burnished look.

I'm tempted to stress, again, the importance of a crease, but I won't.

I guess with me not wearing a suit to work on a daily basis, I"m in the minority that thinks a pair of Navy pants look badass with Walnut strands. I'm actually wearing my black fifth avenue right now with charcoal pants and they're good for that office basic look. I guess I like to dress a little more flashy than some of you guys since I don't work in a ultra conservative environment

 

I am in the same situation and will wear my walnut Macneils and Strands too with them. Though today is paired with Brogue Suede strands...of course I have no idea if that matches either though :)

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I'm the same. I'm wearing my whiskey LWBs with navy wool pants right now and do it with my walnut Strands too. Like doloflow, I'm in academia. I pretty much wear whatever I want to.

 

I hear ya. I can see how both of those are good looks.  The walnut Strand may be a little more causal than the walnut Carlyle, though. No?

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I like navy odd pants and I like them with tan shoes. 

 

Come at me bros. 

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I hear ya. I can see how both of those are good looks.  The walnut Strand may be a little more causal than the walnut Carlyle, though. No?

They're both "casual" to me in terms of look. What do you wear on a daily basis? Full suit? What type of environment are you in? etc etc

I have the kenilworth in dark brown and they are similar to the Carlyle looks wise, I'd say they're my most "casual" shoe in my current AE collection. But they certainly can be worn with dress pants

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I like navy odd pants and I like them with tan shoes. 

Come at me bros. 

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So this happened to my barley worn McAllisters. Is this normal or are the shoes falling apart?
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I like navy odd pants and I like them with tan shoes. 

Come at me bros. 

Same. I wore my walnut strands with dark navy chinos the other day and I don't even work in anywhere near a business/business casual environment. Got a lot of compliments though smile.gif
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They're both "casual" to me in terms of look. What do you wear on a daily basis? Full suit? What type of environment are you in? etc etc

I have the kenilworth in dark brown and they are similar to the Carlyle looks wise, I'd say they're my most "casual" shoe in my current AE collection. But they certainly can be worn with dress pants
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Like Lemmy127, I'm in academia. I mostly wear chinos and slacks--sometimes with a jacket. I never wear a full suit to work.  The Kenilworth does look similar to the Carlyle except that the Carlyle has closed laces which makes it a little more dressy and I believe it's a little sleeker. 

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So this happened to my barley worn McAllisters. Is this normal or are the shoes falling apart? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Leather o Dainite sole? I have the same thing happening on my few times worn Strand suede Dainite sole

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Leather o Dainite sole? I have the same thing happening on my few times worn Strand suede Dainite sole
Not sure if it's dainite, but it's the rubber tap sole that comes with the bourbon McAllisters.
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