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I need a recommendation on what I call a "Dress/ Casual" shoe. Meaning I don't want it to look like some wide sketcher shoe but it can't be like a park avenue. I have some nice dress shoes but I'm looking for something to wear with nice dark jeans and a sweater or say jeans and a white button up shirt or sport coat. Ya know, going out to dinner, a movie, show or just a night on the town without wearing dress pants and dress shoes. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! I was thinking maybe the Chukka boots?
I highly recommend the McTavish for this purpose, or MacNeil, the latter pref in burgundy shell. There are many great choices, J
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Originally Posted by Patrick30 View Post

I need a recommendation on what I call a "Dress/ Casual" shoe. Meaning I don't want it to look like some wide sketcher shoe but it can't be like a park avenue. I have some nice dress shoes but I'm looking for something to wear with nice dark jeans and a sweater or say jeans and a white button up shirt or sport coat. Ya know, going out to dinner, a movie, show or just a night on the town without wearing dress pants and dress shoes. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! I was thinking maybe the Chukka boots?
I would recommend a blucher with a flat welt like the McGregors, Clark St, Delrey or Lasalle. Merlot or Bourbon for extra versatility.
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Does anybody else have experience with side bowing on the Randolph penny loafer?

I just picked up a pair of the equivalent "Patriot" loafer from Jos A. Bank on sale. However, with each step I see some bowing on the side. There are a slew of angry reviews on the AE website for the Randolph model saying that bowing is a problem. I'm going to return these, but I'm curious if anybody else has encountered this issue?
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In the spirit of Independence Day, red Maritimes, pasty white ankles, and blue jeans.



Regarding bowing, recall that with any shoe a certain amount is to be expected since the flexing that occurs with each step changes the shape of the shoe. Hold a shoe in your hands in a way you are staring into the oval foot opening. Flex the shoe, ie push the toe up as if the heel had struck the ground and your foot was rolling forward. The oval becomes a little more like a circle. That's the sides bowing out.

Obviously, some shoes do this too much. The PA's have been reported to have this problem.

But, if you thinks yours have too much and it is troublesome, maybe it simply is the wrong loafer for you.
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Any thoughts on which is the better sole as between the Independence and the Rendenbach -- and why?
Just got a pair of Jeffersons and shell Westchesters, I also have a MTO with the Rendenbach sole; based on an admittedly unscientific sampling, the independence sole scuffs far more quickly, but they're really sharp. Rendenbach soles barely show wear from pebbles/cobblestones, while the Indy sole will exhibit divots from pebbles getting lodged in them. YMMV
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I'd like to get some sizing advice. I have the Strands, Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue all in 8D, but if I do a lot of walking, my feet tend to hurt quite a bit. They're pretty snug, and on my left foot especially I have a bunion shog[1].gif on my big toe.

What should I change about sizing? 8E, 8.5D or 8.5E? Assuming I stay with the same last.

Or recommendations for a last that might give me some space around the toe area but a normal heel?
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Originally Posted by Patrick30 View Post

I need a recommendation on what I call a "Dress/ Casual" shoe. Meaning I don't want it to look like some wide sketcher shoe but it can't be like a park avenue. I have some nice dress shoes but I'm looking for something to wear with nice dark jeans and a sweater or say jeans and a white button up shirt or sport coat. Ya know, going out to dinner, a movie, show or just a night on the town without wearing dress pants and dress shoes. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! I was thinking maybe the Chukka boots?

I think you're on the right track with Chukka boots. I use my Bleecker Streets for the type of outfits you describe, as well as a pair of suede Chelsea boots.
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I'd like to get some sizing advice. I have the Strands, Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue all in 8D, but if I do a lot of walking, my feet tend to hurt quite a bit. They're pretty snug, and on my left foot especially I have a bunion shog[1].gif on my big toe.

What should I change about sizing? 8E, 8.5D or 8.5E? Assuming I stay with the same last.

Or recommendations for a last that might give me some space around the toe area but a normal heel?


I'd recommend going to 8E or 8EE unless they feel too short (if that's where your toe is rubbing), in which case I'd try an 8.5E.

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Anyone have a line some good priced patriots right now?

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Anyone have a line some good priced patriots right now?

They are $127 from the shoe bank - the same price as they were during the tent sale. A great price for great shoes!
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Great thnaks! Now i just need to figure out my size. Do you have any experience with carmina rain last to compare?

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I don't know Carmina lasts but I do have a few pairs of Patriots, and they run true to Brannock sizing as to both length and width.

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The Shoebank has the Brooks Dundee in oxblood in a 12D for $114. How are those still there?
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Wearing Snuff Suede Neumoks today.........

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Hi guys,

For those of you that have the Gobi and have exp with Clarks DB , do you consider the Gobi a big improvement in quality? , I want a pair of casual chukkas for beaters and looking for comfort, the only shoe I tried with Dainite sole was kind of stiff but I just tried it briefly , with the current sale I can get a Snuff Gobi for just a few bucks more than a Clarks Db and I don't want to spend too much on a suede Chukka, I had a pair of unlined Alden but sold them because I didn't like the lack of support of the unlined model.

TIA.
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