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I ended buying the brown ones instead of navy. They seem more versatile.


Are these too casual for odd trousers and blazer?
To me, these SCREAM odd trouser, blazer.
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Perhaps a nice loafer? I'm an attorney as well, and a tassel loafer has a reputation as being particularly popular in our professions. Years ago, President George H.W. Bush complained that Bill Clinton had the support of "every attorney who ever wore a tasseled loafer." Personally, I prefer penny loafers and only wear them with jeans or cords, but tassel loafers are likely formal enough for work on the days you don't have a deposition or court appearance.
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Freshly-polished bourbon MacGregors today. They are getting better every time I polish them. While I'm here, thoughts on what to add next to my collection? I am a lawyer and go to court /depositions once or twice a week and otherwise wear slacks and blazers or suits to the office, with slim fitting dark jeans and sweaters or OCBDs on the weekends. I have:
Black Jefferson wingtips for dark suits as well as black pants and grey sports jackets.
Dark brown Strands w/ Dainite soles.
Dark Chili daltons.
Bourbon macgregors.

I wouldn't go with anything in walnut. I also don't want to spend on black cap toed bals at this point (will get fifth Aves eventually).
So I pose to you all: what major holes do I need to fill?

 

Although I concede I am in the extreme minority nowadays, I would not get a loafer if you want another shoe that would go with your suits.  How about a nice oxblood Warwick?  Or, if you're looking for something more casual, nothing beats a Leeds or a Dundee.

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Although I concede I am in the extreme minority nowadays, I would not get a loafer if you want another shoe that would go with your suits.  How about a nice oxblood Warwick?  Or, if you're looking for something more casual, nothing beats a Leeds or a Dundee.

This man speaks truth.
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That brown edge color looks so much better, imo. I really like those. May need to add some suede to my lineup.

I HIGHLY recommend the Cavanaughs. The sizing can be tricky though btw. But yeah the brown sole dressing is a must!

 

I got some buffing on it done so its actually shiner than the other brown soles came from AE factory.

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I go to U of M. We had that one snow day a few yrs back I believe. NICE!

For real? I'm finishing my basics at OCC and then applying to Ann Arbor, although I highly doubt I'll get in. Might just have to settle for UM-Dearborn instead :confused:

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This man speaks truth.
I would agree with this as well.
Another couple of options would be the Lexington and Yorktown.
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@mreams99 great job on the dye
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Wore my MTO Horween English Tan Dublin Leather McGillicuddys (McAllisters with brass eyelets, split reverse welt, flat laces, and Dainite soles) today.......

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In what part of the state do you live? Because we, in the Triangle, have gotten horrid snow the past two years!

 

 

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I'm assuming your Gobi isn't suede? I have the tan saddle and am considering the Navy, but I wish I could see it in person. Anybody have that one and what do you think?

I love my stone suede strandmoks. My wife says that it's her favorite shoe I wear.

 

 

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Suede seems to be a consistently weak part of AE's catalog. It's frustrating as they've done some really nice suede make-ups for Club Monaco, Lands End and others. I know it's the AE thread, but if I was committed to buying new suede today, I'd be looking at other sources like Meermin, Carmina and Ron Rider.

 

 

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Interesting, just looked at meermin--do they not offer any wide sizes?

I think AE strandmok suede is one of their best, but it is true, suede selections are limited. Particularly for boots. Let's call up their president.

 

 

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Hah! Paul could take a step toward bringing back the MTO program by offering a suede option on select models. Imagine the First Avenue in rust suede, the Fifth Street in chocolate or the Mora 2.0 in blue.

 

 

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Agreed on all points (and I'd add the Loake suede chukkas to your list).

What's irksome is when they DO offer something in suede, many times it's with a storm welt (eg Gobi, Dundee 2.0, Nuemok, Strandmok) and frequently with a light edge, making it a bit tougher to pair with jacket and tie. Offering a bit more formal version of a dark suede shoe or boot just isn't a priority for them.

 

 

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I just grabbed some Mojaves in unlined suede from CF Stead from the shoe bank.. Some minor flaw on the inside edge dressing, but otherwise fully ok.  Actually find them more comfortable than the comparatively clodhopper-esque snuff Dundee 2.0s that I picked up during RDA.

 

I put a pair of the bitter chocolate suede fifth's that were on closeout last year to good use as well.

 

Reading this again, I just realized that I haven't bought a full price suede shoe from AE... so maybe consider my advice in that light.  :embar: 

 

 

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Speaking of LEC, I actually just got these Stewarts in the mail last night. Ordered them new from eBay. They were a BCF purchase from the NY area...definitely wish BCFs in my parts of CA had selections more than a size 14EEE Hale and Tan Grain McTavishes.

 

 

 

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To me, these SCREAM odd trouser, blazer.


I ended up buying the Belgrave (stock picture) from Crockett and Jones. Thanks for the advice. Now, to wait patiently for them to arrive.

 

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Wore my MTO Horween English Tan Dublin Leather McGillicuddys (McAllisters with brass eyelets, split reverse welt, flat laces, and Dainite soles) today.......


Intentionally unspoilered. Those are great!
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

Although I concede I am in the extreme minority nowadays, I would not get a loafer if you want another shoe that would go with your suits.  How about a nice oxblood Warwick?  Or, if you're looking for something more casual, nothing beats a Leeds or a Dundee.
I'm intrigued by monk straps, I must admit. But I've never worn them. How versatile are they? Can they go jeans to slacks to suit? Also I am concerned with creasing. Can anyone post pics of some well-worn monks?
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I know it is a simple loafer, but I love the 'Steen'. They get better every time I wear them. These, I scored for $4.95 on the Bay. 



Another case where a shoe looks infinitely better in a SF pic than on the company website. What color is that? Chili?
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Another case where a shoe looks infinitely better in a SF pic than on the company website. What color is that? Chili?

They actually started as walnut. I've been darkening them little by little.
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I just got a pair of Taormina loafers, and they're a bit too tight (I bought EEE, so I can't go wider on size). I want to know what you think about stretching them. I'm worried that the construction may not hold well; more, that the woven top may get damaged. What do you all say?

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

Although I concede I am in the extreme minority nowadays, I would not get a loafer if you want another shoe that would go with your suits.  How about a nice oxblood Warwick?  Or, if you're looking for something more casual, nothing beats a Leeds or a Dundee.

I don't think either @BespokeBrooklyn or I suggested he should get them for suits. The OP said he already had black wingtip a and dark brown Strands for that plus plans a black punch cap soon. In took his question to mean what was a gap in his rotation for the other 3-4 days per week he isn't in a suit.
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