I know I saw a couple of C widths but I don't remember if it was in the Park Avenue or the Strand. My local stores number is 205-699-6566, give them a call. Kyle and Earl both would be glad to check.
I think that bourbon is different enough to have a place in your wardrobe, but it's not really as much of a gap filler. I think the Merlot McAllister would up your shoe collection's variety to a greater degree (it would be your first burgundy shoe, your first wingtip, and that's a great combination).
Here's AE's walnut calf next to bourbon calf and black calf to give you a rough idea how the color is different.
The brown burnished calf is quite dark, definitely a lot darker than the bourbon or walnut.
Fifth Street Boots
I just received the 5th Street short dress boots from AE. It's made on the same last as my walnut Strands, so the fit around the foot feels great to me. While I love the quality and the look of the boots but man, the first wearing hurt like heck because the tongue and the tops of the boots dig into my shins.
For those with these or similar boots, do you have any tips to prevent this from happening? Thanks!
*edit: Fifth Street, not Fifth Avenue... duh!
I'm planning to buy a pair of Allen Edmonds Park Avenue. I'll use them for upcoming interviews to work as a civil engineer and for my graduation. I don't know what's the dress code in the industry but I guess it's more business casual that formal. I just want to know the best color that'll suit these situations? I definitely won't go black. Is there any "MVP" color? Thank you!