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Originally Posted by RLeslieS View Post


By "punch cap". do you mean a Fifth Avenue (or equivalent)?

Yes, exactly. For the three suits described - they sound like conservative staples - the three I mentioned would essentially be interchangeable.
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Black, Dark Brown, Merlot would be ideal in my eyes.

 

Black PA and you'll never "need" to buy a black shoe again. Just do it. Merlot Jeffersons if possible (not sure they made them in this color...dark brown if not), a step above McA's for the same price or cheaper, total steal. And then Dark Brown Fifth Aves / Strands (or Merlot/Oxblood, if you went with the brown Jeffersons). I guess the Carlyle would work as well, but it doesn't quite feel as proper. Honestly though, it's hard to go wrong with any combination of 3 of those styles with different colors. People here seem to adore chili, but I think I'd prefer the contrast between brown and merlot if limited to 3 shoes. Bourbon is fine too, but if you're going the seconds route you risk some burnishing defects (and could wind up stripping it yourself accidentally).

 

I'd advise against Walnut. Although the Walnut Strand is a fantastic shoe, it's probably wrong in that rotation for that setting.

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One shoe that seems to get little love in this thread is the Delray.  I'm a fan.  Although it's a blucher, its long lines and simplicity of design make it suitable (in my view) for wearing with suits.   I think that a pair of brown or chili Delrays would be an excellent addition to a small rotation -- a good fourth shoe, maybe. 

I love the Delrays. They were one of my first pairs of AEs and still the pair I reach for most often. They look equally good with suits and casual outfits. Now, all that said, I probably wouldn't recommend them as part of a 'suit only' rotation as I'd stick with balmorals for that.
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One shoe that seems to get little love in this thread is the Delray.  I'm a fan.  Although it's a blucher, its long lines and simplicity of design make it suitable (in my view) for wearing with suits.   I think that a pair of brown or chili Delrays would be an excellent addition to a small rotation -- a good fourth shoe, maybe. 

 

Like quite a few other posters on here, chili Delrays were my first AE purchase (got used off ebay in pretty good condition).  I agree they're a great, versatile shoe; however, if the poster is looking for a 4th "suit shoe", I would tend to lean towards another balmoral (unless he planned on also getting some business casual use out of them as well).

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$97 Gobi

 


Unusual question --- did anyone wear this gobi with a suit? Can it be pulled off?
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$97 Gobi

 


Unusual question --- did anyone wear tan gobi with a suit? Can it be pulled off?
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Unusual question --- did anyone wear this gobi with a suit? Can it be pulled off?

 

No, no it can't. 

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I just received my Delrays in chili yesterday from the seconds sale. I was looking for a more casual shoe since I have A pair of PA, FA, and Strands. Definitely like the look and am thinking about wearing with a suit sans tie. I'm glad to hear some folks think it can fit the suit mold.

Now, I wait for the Randolphs to arrive 😋!


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Hi everyone,

I am about to make a substantial upgrade to my shoe collection. I am switching teams at my job and will be working in a fairly formal environment (suits 5 days per week). Right now I am in a very relaxed, business casual environment and rock an assortment  of Cole Haans which are all on their last legs.

I plan to purchase 3 pairs of shoes and here are my current thoughts:


1) Captoe: Park Avenue in Black
2) Brogue: Either McAllister (wingtip) or Strand (captoe) - Not sure of color (McAllister in Brown/Walnut/Dark Chili/Merlot) (Strand in Brown/Walnut/Bourbon/Oxblood)
3) Plain: Carlyle - Again not sure of color (Oxblood/Walnut/Dark Chili/Bourbon/Brown)

I would like your expert opinions if this would be a good 3 shoe lineup. If you could also provide guidance on selecting colors between the McAllister/Strand and Carlyle I would appreciate it. 

My suits are: Navy, Charcoal and Grey as base colors

Black Park Avenue ($265 during Nordstrom sale)
Dark Chili Strand (available at Nordstrom, probably on sale for $265 as well)
Brown Jefferson (shoe bank $197 if available in your size, otherwise Brown McAllister)
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

Black Park Avenue ($265 during Nordstrom sale)
Dark Chili Strand (available at Nordstrom, probably on sale for $265 as well)
Brown Jefferson (shoe bank $197 if available in your size, otherwise Brown McAllister)
This

I'm not a black shoe fan generally but if you have your mind made up on that then I completely agree with JSO
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Originally Posted by FlyMusic View Post

Hi everyone,

I am about to make a substantial upgrade to my shoe collection. I am switching teams at my job and will be working in a fairly formal environment (suits 5 days per week). Right now I am in a very relaxed, business casual environment and rock an assortment  of Cole Haans which are all on their last legs.

I plan to purchase 3 pairs of shoes and here are my current thoughts:


1) Captoe: Park Avenue in Black
2) Brogue: Either McAllister (wingtip) or Strand (captoe) - Not sure of color (McAllister in Brown/Walnut/Dark Chili/Merlot) (Strand in Brown/Walnut/Bourbon/Oxblood)
3) Plain: Carlyle - Again not sure of color (Oxblood/Walnut/Dark Chili/Bourbon/Brown)

I would like your expert opinions if this would be a good 3 shoe lineup. If you could also provide guidance on selecting colors between the McAllister/Strand and Carlyle I would appreciate it. 

My suits are: Navy, Charcoal and Grey as base colors
I love that you got so many answers! You got a lot of opinions. In the end, you will be the one wearing these shoes. Use our ideas, but pick the ones that you would like to wear.
There are many great choices!
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Did the Maritime change from non-functional laces?  The AE pics sure make them look like non-functional laces, but I just got a pair delivered that has conventional lacing. I'll probably keep them anyway, but I'd rather the slip-on look  ...

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Burgundy shell Dundees with Navy slacks today

What are you wearing? smile.gif
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Did the Maritime change from non-functional laces?  The AE pics sure make them look like non-functional laces, but I just got a pair delivered that has conventional lacing. I'll probably keep them anyway, but I'd rather the slip-on look  ...

This is how just about all shoes with laces are displayed. Gives a cleaner appearance I guess
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Did the Maritime change from non-functional laces?  The AE pics sure make them look like non-functional laces, but I just got a pair delivered that has conventional lacing. I'll probably keep them anyway, but I'd rather the slip-on look  ...

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

They've always been functional. AE always displays their shoes with bar lacing all the way to the top eyelet. See example below.

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