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Lol - just wanted to mention that after all of your posts related to the maritime and how you ended up with like 6 pairs I finally caved - I'll let you know which color I end up with :satisfied:.  I never wear boat shoes...

 

Well, you will now :D

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I suppose you have to be specific these days since the definition of business casual suddenly means casual, and casual apparently means what I would normally wear to work on my lawn. But hay, its a postmodern world. Your definition of something doesn't have to be my definition of something because all of this is just silly social convention that only means what you want it to mean anyway. Ok. Venting done.

 

But seriously, I love the Mcallister in merlot, but would prefer the FA, Lexington, or Cornwalis in brown. The newer Lexington in brown would also give you an inclement weather hero that could certainly pass for a suit shoe as well when you want to keep your PA's dry. 

Would agree with the other responses in general:  Lexington, Rogue, Kenilworth - in some shade of brown/chili - point being I want a blucher, solely because when you're trying to present the more "casual" look, you don't need the "sleekness" of a balmoral....to whit, even something like the old Walnut grain/BB Chili grain MacNeil wouldn't be too far out there....or if you're more the Fashionista, what about a Mora/Franciscan in a brownish hue?  A little dressier than a bal, but still not exactly one's black PA's.

 

....sorry, I really wasn't trying to open that whole blucher vs bal debate, honestly...just my opinion

 

But hey, I will say I'm happy to see some people still see "business casual" as meaning something better than your dressy-est golf shorts and cleanest dirty shirt.  :)

 

Sorry, but I hate the whole notion of today's incarnation of "business casual"

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So... the Normandy boot. These... look.... awful. Just sayin.

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So... the Normandy boot. These... look.... awful. Just sayin.

 

I have a feeling that like other B34 lasted boots AE's photos will make it worse than it is. I thought the Odenwald was terrible until I saw it in person and now it is one of my favorites. I am not a fan the of the heel stitching on this and wish it were a true heel cap. Also KUDU is such a cool leather that I wish they would not have done the distressing to it.

 

I would have loved to MTO this in something though ..the heel does limit some cool suede/leather combo's though

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Any opinions on best brown shoe for suit and business casual use? I'm thinking either the Fifth Ave or McAllister. I'm leaning towards the McAllister right now... I currently own black PAs and walnut Strands.

I tend to agree with the other comments posted here. Since you already own two dressy bals (ya, ya, I know walnut isn't as dressy but it still works with lighter suits, imo) I'd consider either a blucher and/or a weather shoe.

Are there any Kenis left in your size? What about Bleecker boots? Some just suggested the new 1st Ave boot that just came out. A monk strap of some type would work. Maybe the new Cornwallis. Or something in dainite...
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Laszlo Vass says to put shoe trees in and keep 'em in.  Speaking for myself, that's all I need to know.

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Laszlo Vass says to put shoe trees in and keep 'em in.  Speaking for myself, that's all I need to know.


 



That's how I roll. A pair of trees for every pair of shoes. If my feet aren't in the shoes, the trees are.
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#8 MacNeil today. Love these shoes.
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#8 MacNeil today. Love these shoes.

 

Those look great - nice color on them.

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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post
 

 

Your list of "haves" (I infer those are shoes you already own) already includes two likely candidates: a suede chukka and the Clark Street, though the latter is perhaps too light to be as versatile as what you are looking for.

 

You know, looking at what I have bolded above, I think you have just described a loafer.  Perhaps your foot condition doesn't make that doable or maybe you hate them but a dressy loafer (some regard that a oxymoron) would seem to fill the bill, given your criteria.  Another thing to consider might be a darkish (but not black) LWB.

 

I realize you say you are "still a ways from entering the shell game" but given your affinity for shoes, instead of getting two more pair now, you might consider a single purchase of  either a burg shell loafer or shell LWB.  Either would cover a lot of bases. 

 

Thanks for the thoughts, @Count de Monet. Yes, those are the AEs currently in my closet. I have a few non-AE staples (black & brown cap toes, lug soled boot, super casual boat shoes) that see some occasional wear.

 

I love the Clark Streets. They look so much better in person. And that CXL! I see these as some of my most casual shoes, along with the Amok and Gobi chukkas - so they are usually only paired with jeans or super casual chinos. As far as the loafers, I've never really been a loafer guy. Just not really my cup of tea (though I am starting to come around in regards to more casual loafers). I just don't see myself pairing loafers (no matter how nice or dressy) and suit/near suit attire.

 

A darker color LWB might be the answer! Burg McNeil sans black edging... where are you?!

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#8 MacNeil today. Love these shoes.

 

Looking good! This *may* have had a *slight* influence on my post above.

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A darker color LWB might be the answer! Burg McNeil sans black edging... where are you?!

 

80, 120 grit sand paper, 20 mins, and some chili edge dressing. :) Or pay the $40 SMU fee and have a pair built with the edge color that you want! 

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80, 120 grit sand paper, 20 mins, and some chili edge dressing. :) Or pay the $40 SMU fee and have a pair built with the edge color that you want! 

 

True. True.

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80, 120 grit sand paper, 20 mins, and some chili edge dressing. smile.gif Or pay the $40 SMU fee and have a pair built with the edge color that you want! 

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What about the welt? It remains black?
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Those look great - nice color on them.

 

 

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Looking good! This *may* have had a *slight* influence on my post above.


I love wearing them. They have listened a little since they were purchased. I hope they lighten to a more red color and I will have them recrafted with a natural welt. Then they will be perfect.

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