I'm dead set on a pair of burgundy shell shoes and would prefer a pair of Cambridge or MacNeils but unfortunately the only seconds in stock of such criteria in my size are the Bradley and the Leeds. Of the two I prefer the Leeds and as such I will likely request a pair of Burgundy Shell Leeds when AE processes my exchange. They received my Burgundy Shell MacNeils in the mail on Monday (returned due to the left and right shoes being patinated differently, probably due to being display seconds that were left out in the sun for too long).
My question is this:
Will I be able to wear the Leeds to job interviews (at law firms; if this helps clarify anything) with a solid navy suit?
I'm a little wary that the fact that they are PTBs may render them improper for such use.
But I have heard otherwise. I want to play it safe and if they won't work, I'll just stick to a pair of black calf PAs.
Can anyone enlighten me?
Edit: FYI after getting speaking with various customer service reps over the past week or so, AE cordovan seconds will be much harder to come by in the future as any new cordovan shoes will be made to order.