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I agree with the more casual suit observation to a point (there comes a point when you just opt for odd coat and trouser). 

 

This may not make much sense without some longwinded philosophical explanation of why I think society has altered its perception of judging aesthetics for the worse, but I'll say it anyway. People would probably compliment me as well if I wore walnut with a navy suit, but they would ultimately be complimenting the personality of my shoe and the interesting personality I attempted to display. This is something I'm not personally looking for compliments on. 

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So fully brogued walnut colored oxfords shoes are best with casual suits?

Got it.

Shoes I have:
Black cap toes
Dark brown Cornwallis
Burgundy quater brogued oxfords
Brown suede penny loafers

I figured a walnut colored wingtip will fill a nice void in my collection. I need more shoes to wear with jeans besides my suede loafers, that's what I'm concerned with right now. Maybe I'll get blue suede loafers. For some reason, burgundy pennys arent calling me right now even though they are a staple.
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Originally Posted by keepsake89 View Post

So fully brogued walnut colored oxfords shoes are best with casual suits?

Got it.

Shoes I have:
Black cap toes
Dark brown Cornwallis
Burgundy quater brogued oxfords
Brown suede penny loafers

I figured a walnut colored wingtip will fill a nice void in my collection. I need more shoes to wear with jeans besides my suede loafers, that's what I'm concerned with right now. Maybe I'll get blue suede loafers. For some reason, burgundy pennys arent calling me right now even though they are a staple.

 

I think walnut wingtips are a great addition to your collection however you are better served with a blucher than an oxford due to their more casual nature.  You have a great collection of formal suit shoes. I'd personally grab a pair of Daltons or longwing bluchers over blue suede loafers.  

 

 

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I agree with the more casual suit observation to a point (there comes a point when you just opt for odd coat and trouser). 

 

This may not make much sense without some longwinded philosophical explanation of why I think society has altered its perception of judging aesthetics for the worse, but I'll say it anyway. People would probably compliment me as well if I wore walnut with a navy suit, but they would ultimately be complimenting the personality of my shoe and the interesting personality I attempted to display. This is something I'm not personally looking for compliments on. 

 

Fair enough, I'm pretty sure I can wear walnut shoes with gym shorts and get compliments. People just go crazy over walnut shoes.

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Can anyone convince my wife that I need some Cordovan Shell off the shoebank?

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Can anyone convince my wife that I need some Cordovan Shell off the shoebank?

HA!!!!

Good luck. Try getting them delivered to work and sneaking then home after you've worn down the soles at work. That way you can point to the soles and say "these old things??? Had em forever!"
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HA!!!!

Good luck. Try getting them delivered to work and sneaking then home after you've worn down the soles at work. That way you can point to the soles and say "these old things??? Had em forever!"

Sneaky! Can you try that for me as well? Unfortunately I only have 2 pairs of AE so I need something more covert wink.gif
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Sneaky! Can you try that for me as well? Unfortunately I only have 2 pairs of AE so I need something more covert wink.gif

Oh ok. Well once you're up to 20 pairs, this becomes feasible. wink.gif

Speaking of which....a change of outfits for this evening. Catching the tail end of Walnut Wednesday with the ultimate jeans boot in the definitive color.

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Fair enough, I'm pretty sure I can wear walnut shoes with gym shorts and get compliments. People just go crazy over walnut shoes.

I got a good laugh. Mostly because I pictured me and my chicken legs fishing for compliments in strands and gym shorts.
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Originally Posted by keepsake89 View Post

So fully brogued walnut colored oxfords shoes are best with casual suits?

Got it.

Shoes I have:
Black cap toes
Dark brown Cornwallis
Burgundy quater brogued oxfords
Brown suede penny loafers

I figured a walnut colored wingtip will fill a nice void in my collection. I need more shoes to wear with jeans besides my suede loafers, that's what I'm concerned with right now. Maybe I'll get blue suede loafers. For some reason, burgundy pennys arent calling me right now even though they are a staple.

Ultimately, I agree with other posters. Get a long wing blucher or (some may disagree with me even still since its a bal) get the tan neumok if they have it in your size at the shoebank.
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I can't find any derby shoes that I like. Most of them are clunky looking.

This pair is gorgeous but way out of my price range.



If there is any pair as sleek as these under $400, I'd buy now.
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I can't find any derby shoes that I like. Most of them are clunky looking.

This pair is gorgeous but way out of my price range.



If there is any pair as sleek as these under $400, I'd buy now.

 

Not sure if these are quite as sleek as those, but the RL Slaton (which I believe is made by AE) is a nice derby that's not too clunky imho.

 

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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. 


THIS look—the natural linen with the walnut is actually a winner in my eyes. There is a certain regional/warm-weather flair to that combo. I wore something similar to a summer wedding in Virginia a year ago and I don't know WHAT chord it struck, but compliments flew like 'skeeters near a swamp. That combo just seemed intuitively right and it apparently hits some sort of sense memory thing with sartorial-minded folks of a certain age. I went with it because my other shoes seemed to contrast too heavily with the light fabric. Who knew? :)

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Does anyone have a picture of the First Aves in black grain in real life? 

Just picked up a pair of First Aves in black calf. I can take a pic of those if it helps. Sorry I know it's not black grain but maybe you can get an idea??
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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. 


^This.  I do it mainly on Sundays in the spring & summer with light colored cotton trousers and similarly appointed suits.  I'm a transplant from the "north," but to me the walnut oxford is more appropriate with this than say, the Shreveport.  If I liked loafers, I could see how a clean loafer would work... but they're just not for me.

 

By "frat guy from Ole Miss," do you mean the OCBD & bowtie crowd, putting on the Sunday best for the Saturday tailgate?  Been in SEC country a couple years and still don't get that.

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HA!!!!

Good luck. Try getting them delivered to work and sneaking then home after you've worn down the soles at work. That way you can point to the soles and say "these old things??? Had em forever!"

^ I've done this with firearms before. Got the idea from a retired Lt of mine.
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