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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

I hate seeing no love for the black shoe. I have two black shell and love them . With black pants and charcoal

Take heart. You are not alone my friend. I have numerous black shell and black calf models**, shoes and boots - JL, EG, Alden, AE, C&J, etc. - many of which work well for professional business dress, and many of which work well in casual settings.

** As well as numerous shell and calf models in numerous other colors from numerous makers..

Many times perspective, one's job, and size of collection are lost when the subject of black shoes/suits/slacks is discussed. Be not dismayed.
post #21782 of 49665
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Ok, here goes. First, as I said, there are many shades of non-black: dark brown, merlot, walnut, bourbon, chili, and some others. There is only one shade of black. So if I just want one shoe of each color, I have 1 black shoe and 5 brownish shoes.

 

I am also a lot less likely to buy certain types of shoes in black. I have no use for a black loafer, due to the incongruence between the formaility of the color and the informality of the loafer style. I also don't have any black bluchers, for similar reasons. I have about 4 pairs of loafers and 6 pairs of bluchers. None of these is black.


Definitely longer and I like the use of the word "incongruence"

post #21783 of 49665
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

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.

It is news to me that a navy suit is more proper CBD than a charcoal suit. I would be very interested to hear the reasoning behind this.
post #21784 of 49665
Just got a call from AE informing me that my "Paul Grangaard" MTO is ready to ship as well. Mine was confirmed on 4/26, so it's just under a month. Not bad at all.
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Sweet!

post #21786 of 49665
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

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.
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

Just got a call from AE informing me that my "Paul Grangaard" MTO is ready to ship as well. Mine was confirmed on 4/26, so it's just under a month. Not bad at all.

Excellent.

post #21787 of 49665
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

These were my first pair of Allen Edmonds shoes purchased almost five years ago from the Boston store while I was on a 5 year anniversary trip with my wife. Still some of my favorites.

AE Dryden in Brandy

 

Very nice!

post #21788 of 49665
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

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.

Congrats! What was the order?

post #21789 of 49665
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

In a loafer mode this week.  Burgundy shell Randolphs today.  

Looking great bucksfan!

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post
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Originally Posted by Septimus View Post

Spill coffee on the other shoe?

I'm actually considering this...might be an interesting way to darken leather.

Had me looking that one up as I could see that happening to me. Turns out that coffee is a natural dye eek.gif so that may be the answer, but I still would try to get it out first. Can't find anyone that has had a lot of luck getting them clean again. I put oil on my Black Hills when I first got them to knock down the orange tint and it looked like the leather Gods puked all over them. I saddle soaped them every night for more than a week and they finally got back to where I started. May be worth a try. Good luck Doc!

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Thanks, ColdIron. I'll hit them with some cleaner tonight. If it still looks off, I'll soak both shoes in coffee for a few minutes and see what happens. They are 1 year old $80 boots, so there isn't much loss if it doesn't work. I only wear them casually and to work when the weather is horrendous. I'll take pics of the process.
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Just ordered a pair of Elgins from the outlet. My first outlet purchase so we'll see how it goes. On AE's website it says for polish to use their "Leather Lotion" which I understand they recommend on all of the casual models. Does this mean I don't need any kind of colored polish? Also, I have Coach "Leather Moisturizer" for a leather bag that I have. My wife used to work there so I have an abundance of the stuff. Can I just use that on my Elgins?

 

http://www.coach.com/online/handbags/SearchResultsView?storeId=10551&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&quickOrder=yes&searchKeyword=leather%20moisturizer&cacheKeyword=LEATHER%20MOISTURIZER

 

Thanks!

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Since everyone is talking about black shoes, I would like to join in to get an idea of my next shoe purchase.

 

  • I'm just finishing my first year in college but I eventually want to become a CPA in NYC (preferably Big 4). .
  • My shoe collection consists of: AE Walnut Strands, AE Dark Brown Larkins (penny loafers), and a casual bison leather boot (Yuma).
  • My suit color for interviews will be charcoal. The shoes I have are all too casual for interviews.
  • Since I rarely wear a suit and I'm a college student, I'm usually decked out in BB OCBD's and Chinos (two main colors being khaki and dark grey). I want the shoe to be versatile for conservative business as well as wear with chinos.

 

I'm leaning towards getting 5th Ave in burnished brown. I'm choosing this over the Park Aves because they have light broguing and I consider them more versatile (with regards to wearing them with chinos). Is this a good choice? I doubt I'll invest in a pair of black balmorals since I just won't be wearing suits much. Even as a CPA, I'll most likely be in chinos.


Edited by Essential - 5/22/13 at 1:34pm
post #21793 of 49665
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Thanks, ColdIron. I'll hit them with some cleaner tonight. If it still looks off, I'll soak both shoes in coffee for a few minutes and see what happens. They are 1 year old $80 boots, so there isn't much loss if it doesn't work. I only wear them casually and to work when the weather is horrendous. I'll take pics of the process.

Sorry this happened. I can't wait for you to try this out, find that it resolves the color mismatch, discover that you and others here like the boots more post coffee soaking than before, and for the "OptoDoc method" to eventually be declared as the only real way to achieve that sought after, dark brown coffee patina.
post #21794 of 49665
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post

Since everyone is talking about black shoes, I would like to join in to get an idea of my next shoe purchase.
  • I'm just starting college but I eventually want to become a CPA in NYC (preferably Big 4). .
  • My shoe collection consists of: AE Walnut Strands, AE Dark Brown Larkins (penny loafers), and a casual bison leather boot (Yuma).
  • My suit color for interviews will be charcoal. The shoes I have are all too casual for interviews.
  • Since I rarely wear a suit and I'm a college student, I'm usually decked out in BB OCBD's and Chinos (two main colors being khaki and dark grey). I want the shoe to be versatile for conservative business as well as wear with chinos.

I'm leaning towards getting 5th Ave in burnished brown. I'm choosing this over the Park Aves because they have light broguing and I consider them more versatile (with regards to wearing them with chinos). Is this a good choice? I doubt I'll invest in a pair of black balmorals since I just won't be wearing suits much. Even as a CPA, I'll most likely be in chinos.

Oxfords with chinos seems weird to me, but I agree that the 5th ave is a nice relatively formal shoe with just a touch more blink that the more conservateive PA.

However, if you don't have any black straight cap toe oxfords, I think that's pretty much the staple of the business friendly shoe.
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

It is news to me that a navy suit is more proper CBD than a charcoal suit. I would be very interested to hear the reasoning behind this.

Either navy or charcoal will work, and so will many in medium gray.
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