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post #21736 of 48595
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Black shoes + Navy pants/suit = NO-NO  (IMHO)

 

Color 8, dark brown, walnut, or any other shade of brown looks much better

 

Keep in mind there are times when black shoes are the appropriate choice with a navy suit.  If I'm going out at night in my navy suit, I often reach for my black cap toes.  There are also occasions in the business world where the occasion calls for black shoes with a navy suit.  There are certain hearings or meetings where I would feel uncomfortable attending in brown shoes.

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PSA: AE for RL Walnut Sanderson in size 11 (and 9) for Buy it Now, $300 and current bid $200...  great buy at either price!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Lauren-Collection-/251278416460?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3a815c5a4c

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Lauren-Purple-Label-/251278414622?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3a815c531e

post #21738 of 48595
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Black shoes + Navy pants/suit = NO-NO  (IMHO)

Color 8, dark brown, walnut, or any other shade of brown looks much better
Black shoes with Navy suit is the proper conservative business attire. Navy suit with walnut shoes you will look like an idiot in a proper business atmosphere.
post #21739 of 48595
I hate seeing no love for the black shoe. I have two black shell and love them . With black pants and charcoal
post #21740 of 48595
Navy Tux with black shoes, right?

Why NOT navy suit with black shoes?
post #21741 of 48595
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Originally Posted by ClambakeSkate View Post

Navy Tux with black shoes, right?

Why NOT navy suit with black shoes?

Because you'll look like a walking briuse.
post #21742 of 48595

Michael all  I wear is the black shoes, its only recently that I started to consider non-black.  What is the quality like of Allen Edmonds shirts?

post #21743 of 48595
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post


Because you'll look like a walking briuse.

 

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That's the exact description my wife uses!  She was the only person I had ever heard say that.   

 

I don't have a dog in this fight, personally, however. 

post #21744 of 48595

What do you think of Allen Edmonds shirts?

post #21745 of 48595

You guys in the States are lucky with all the factory outlets and second deals floating around.  No excuse not to have a few pairs of variety.  hrmm I need to sweet talk someone at AE into exporting me some of those seconds :p

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Black finishes disguise the beauty of the leather, and black shoes are a less flexible wardrobe element.  I don't own a proper pair of black shoes and have been debating whether my next purchase would the a pair of Graysons, Manchesters, or Jermyns in that color.  I then realized (a) that all of these shoes look much better in merlot, (b) I would get far more use of any of these shoes in merlot, and (c) my old Florsheim wingtips in Merlot and older leather-soled army "oxfords" (i.e. bluchers) in black covered all of my conservative bases.  If I had to wear dark suits more regularly, I'd probably buy the 5th Avenues in black--but I don't.  (Inexplicably, I am drawn to the Dundees in black, but they are so expensive that neither I nor my wife have to worry about me giving into temptation.)

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Hi, I just received a pair of chocolate suede RL saunders from shoebank and don't notice any flaws, but I have a concern after trying it on. The heel doesn't seem to lay flat on the floor when I put it on, kinda gives a rocking chair feel, is this normal for a pair of chukka?

 

Also the shoes are snug fit when I don't wear socks and a little tight when wearing thin dress socks, will it stretch out after a few wears? Don't really wear shoes without socks all too much.

 

Thanks in advance!

post #21748 of 48595
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

PSA: AE for RL Walnut Sanderson in size 11 (and 9) for Buy it Now, $300 and current bid $200...  great buy at either price!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Lauren-Collection-/251278416460?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3a815c5a4c

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Lauren-Purple-Label-/251278414622?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item3a815c531e

One more but in 9.5 and dk bwn:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/300908235040?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
post #21749 of 48595
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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post

Me neither, too bad I already wore them otherwise I'd return. Off to the BST I go..

I have some AE corrected grain shoes (I believe they used the term "polished cobbler") I purchased in the 1990's and they look great. I don't have a problem with corrected grain - granted it might not have the depth and character of the regular calf, but it still looks good in my opinion. I don't feel bad about wearing my corrected grain AE's - I don't look at them as lesser shoes.

Chris
post #21750 of 48595
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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

Can someone please explain to me the thought process behind having fewer black dress shoes compared to shades of brown? I only have one black dress pant so it's not like I wear a lot of black but I do like wearing black dress shoes with my navy and grey pants. Just feel like pairing some black Westchesters or Rutledge with a nice pair of slacks and a tie looks good. Am I missing something?
The simple answer is that there are many shades of brown and only one shade of black.
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