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Good luck bruh man!
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Walnut Strands or Walnut Mcallisters?

I don't have any wingtips so I'm leaning towards Mcallisters.

Does anyone have pictures of the Mcallisters paired with slim tapered jeans?
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Walnut Strands or Walnut Mcallisters?

I don't have any wingtips so I'm leaning towards Mcallisters.

Does anyone have pictures of the Mcallisters paired with slim tapered jeans?
It is an awesome look, and I can highly recommend wingtips in general, I wear them nearly everything. Will see if I have any pics. J
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If any of y'all with brown shell Strands are looking to unload them, and wear size 10.5D, I'd be happy to throw around some numbers! PM me.
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Not McAllisters, but they are walnut
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Originally Posted by keepsake89 View Post

Walnut Strands or Walnut Mcallisters?

I don't have any wingtips so I'm leaning towards Mcallisters.

Does anyone have pictures of the Mcallisters paired with slim tapered jeans?
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Walnut Strands or Walnut Mcallisters?

I don't have any wingtips so I'm leaning towards Mcallisters.

Does anyone have pictures of the Mcallisters paired with slim tapered jeans?


I'm ashamed to say what my initial thoughts were out loud. Let's just say I'm a jerk who needs an attitude adjustment and leave it at that. But I will say this, I have a friend who wears wingtips with slim tapered jeans and they look better than a lot of other things he wears with them. And considering that both shoes you are looking at are on the same last, it probably isn't going to be too much of a difference, though I think the lines of a wingtip will continue the elongated look of the slim lines already exhibited by the tapered jeans. The Strand will interrupt that line for a fairly drastic contrast in my opinion; so on the one hand this will effectively draw more attention to the shoe, and on the other hand it will be a less streamlined overall look. Just my two cents.

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Originally Posted by keepsake89 View Post

Walnut Strands or Walnut Mcallisters?

I don't have any wingtips so I'm leaning towards Mcallisters.

Does anyone have pictures of the Mcallisters paired with slim tapered jeans?


If you want to wear wingtips with jeans, get the MacNeil. Both the options you mention are too dressy for even nice jeans, especially the Strand.

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If you want to wear wingtips with jeans, get the MacNeil. Both the options you mention are too dressy for even nice jeans, especially the Strand.


Though I personally agree with you, the world around us unfortunately doesn't seem to do so. 

 

Edit: And I agree that the MacNeil would be a better option, even as far as what I was saying about the lines being continued. 

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Though I personally agree with you, the world around us unfortunately doesn't seem to do so. 


Maybe that is true. But when I see a guy in jeans and balmorals, I look at it the same as a guy in a tux and chuck taylors at his wedding. It may be socially acceptable, but it still looks stupid.

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Maybe that is true. But when I see a guy in jeans and balmorals, I look at it the same as a guy in a tux and chuck taylors at his wedding. It may be socially acceptable, but it still looks stupid.
lol good points, though remember the 'rules' can be a little rigid at times. And those of us on this thread represent far less than 1% of the folks out there. As the earlier post said, even balmorals with (dark) jeans would look better than nearly anything else you see guys pair with their jeans.... J
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I'm honestly ok with full walnut brogues and a nice pair of jeans, if for no other reason than I have a greater disgust for walnut full brogues being warn with a suit. Brown and black, yes. Tan, no. Yet the world around me disagrees with that too since I see tan full-brogue shoes being consistently warn with suits these days. 

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lol good points, though remember the 'rules' can be a little rigid at times. And those of us on this thread represent far less than 1% of the folks out there. As the earlier post said, even balmorals with (dark) jeans would look better than nearly anything else you see guys pair with their jeans.... J


Definitely true.

 

 

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I'm honestly ok with full walnut brogues and a nice pair of jeans, if for no other reason than I have a greater disgust for walnut full brogues being warn with a suit. Brown and black, yes. Tan, no. Yet the world around me disagrees with that too since I see tan full-brogue shoes being consistently warn with suits these days. 


The only thing worse is the walnut PAs. I totally don't understand that shoe.

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I'm honestly ok with full walnut brogues and a nice pair of jeans, if for no other reason than I have a greater disgust for walnut full brogues being warn with a suit. Brown and black, yes. Tan, no. Yet the world around me disagrees with that too since I see tan full-brogue shoes being consistently warn with suits these days. 
Agreed. I've seen it pulled off, but I personally don't like that much contrast, nor do I like the difference in formality. J
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Definitely true.

 

 


The only thing worse is the walnut PAs. I totally don't understand that shoe.

 

lol. I've heard a lot of people say that, but I bought a pair specifically to wear with my natural linen suit and not look like a frat guy from Ole Miss. As I pointed out Easter Sunday this year, I think people who don't understand that shoe just haven't lived in the South all their lives. I have em, and I love em. I actually wear them a good deal more than I had planned on, mostly in the Spring and late late summer/early early autumn. 

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The only thing worse is the walnut PAs. I totally don't understand that shoe.

 

That's exactly how I feel about the Lexington. They're so inexpensive but I can't imagine how to make it work.

 

I think walnut Strand and McCallister look perfectly fine with dark slim fit denim; I agree that a Macneil or even the McGregor work better though. Unless you are wearing a pair of black Park Aves with jeans, I can live with it.

 

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I'm honestly ok with full walnut brogues and a nice pair of jeans, if for no other reason than I have a greater disgust for walnut full brogues being warn with a suit. Brown and black, yes. Tan, no. Yet the world around me disagrees with that too since I see tan full-brogue shoes being consistently warn with suits these days. 

 

Walnut brogues with a casual suit look great. I would even go further as I like a navy suit and walnut shoes as well. It definitely breaks the rules (according to some) but I always get compliments. 


Edited by BKBridge - 11/4/15 at 3:12pm
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