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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.

Makes sense
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The simple answer is that there are many shades of brown and only one shade of black.

 

I prefer longer more complicated answers.

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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.

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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.

The above two are correct that the general consensus for conservative business dress is black shoes with Navy suit.
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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?

I think the idea is that, just like white dress shirts, black shoes should only be worn in formal settings, i.e., with a suit. That is the reason I would not wear black shoes with grey pants. I definitely would not wear with navy as I try not to wear navy and black together and brown and black together.

Regarding your last comment, the general consensus in Men's Clothing on SF is that if you wear a tie you must be wearing some sort of jacket. Some may find a sweater over a tie with no jacket acceptable.

Thank you
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Does anyone have a dress shoe specifically for when its raining? I've been growing my AE collection but decided to keep a Kenneth Cole patent leather loafer just for days when it's raining. Anybody else do this? Should I just wear my AE's regardless?
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I wear boots if it's snowy / slushy, but if it's just raining, I make sure to wear Tingley overshoes.  You just remove them and leave them with your umbrella at the coat closet or by the door of whatever office you are visiting.  

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A few pages ago people were talking about using home shoe stretchers and referred to a few on Amazon. I've had AE stretch one for me with success but I'd rather just spend a few bucks and do it myself instead of bringing them in every time I get a new pair if they need it. Question... those that have done this, did you treat the leather with anything first? Some are saying 50/50 rubbing alcohol/water (I think it was rubbing alcohol I read anyway but need to confirm). Some said heat with a hair dryer first. What is the consensus? Treat first then stretch or just stretch?

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Bourbon Kenilworth today

 

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AE just called me to advise that my "Paul Grangaard" MTO is shipping today. I confirmed the order on
May 1st.  That's damn quick.  Should have photos up next week.

Great news! This gives me hope.
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Bourbon Kenilworth today

 

 

Looking good!

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Does anyone have a dress shoe specifically for when its raining? I've been growing my AE collection but decided to keep a Kenneth Cole patent leather loafer just for days when it's raining. Anybody else do this? Should I just wear my AE's regardless?

I have two pairs of AE from the now defunct Executive Collection that feature executive rubber soles. I also have some other Vibram soled AE's - Benton, Ellsworth, Wilbert, Black Hills, etc. I wear on rainy / snowy days.

Chris
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Interesting choice of sox to go with those shoes.

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Interesting choice of sox to go with those shoes.

 

Ha yes, I usually grab whatever socks jump out at me on that particular day

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Does anyone have a dress shoe specifically for when its raining? I've been growing my AE collection but decided to keep a Kenneth Cole patent leather loafer just for days when it's raining. Anybody else do this? Should I just wear my AE's regardless?

AE Wilberts in the rain, or a pair of boots I had made locally from some waxy pull-up aniline leather. I plan on picking up one more pair of Chromexcel rubber-soled boots at some point in the next year for general use (including inclement weather)... at which point I'll have three pair that work, and so in long wet periods they'll each have a couple of days to dry out between wearings.
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Interesting choice of sox to go with those shoes.

Interesting in a bad way? I think they are awesome.

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Does anyone have a dress shoe specifically for when its raining? I've been growing my AE collection but decided to keep a Kenneth Cole patent leather loafer just for days when it's raining. Anybody else do this? Should I just wear my AE's regardless?

Depending on what my day entails I will either go with my Quintons (suede upper, dainite-style rubber sole) or smooth leather shoes with SWIMS galoshes. If it's snow or slush I wear the latter as I don't want to get any salted water on my Suede shoes.
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