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i work at financial firm

can i possible wear these shoes with a suit?

MCTAVISH BROWN DISTRESSED LEATHER WINGTIP OXFORDS

if so what is a good color of suit to pair with 

 

 

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Originally Posted by tucker897 View Post

i work at financial firm
can i possible wear these shoes with a suit?
MCTAVISH BROWN DISTRESSED LEATHER WINGTIP OXFORDS

if so what is a good color of suit to pair with 









I would say those would not work with a suit. The AE Rough Collection was not really designed for suits.

Just my .02.

Chris
post #28203 of 51086
I think they are a bit too casual. Could be nice for after work or casual weekends in the office though
post #28204 of 51086
They would work with a tweed/herringbone suit but I don't know if that would be appropriate
post #28205 of 51086
Agree with above, definitely too casual for a suit. I'd wear them with a sport coat, navy, herringbone, tweed, with and without a tie.
post #28206 of 51086

Ha, just got the new catalog.  Whole thing was shot in Chicago.  It was fun recognizing the locations in something like that for a change.

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Thanks for the kind words, CI. I wouldn't even have these bucks if it weren't for you.

Those are some nice looking specks. Certainly wish I were fishing and sharing a beer with you rather than treating what seems to be an epidemic of conjunctivitis today.

I hope you had a chance this weekend to take at least some time for a break Doc. And the beer is still on me when we get together cheers.gif

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Originally Posted by tucker897 View Post

i work at financial firm

can i possible wear these shoes with a suit?

MCTAVISH BROWN DISTRESSED LEATHER WINGTIP OXFORDS

if so what is a good color of suit to pair with 

 

 

 

 

 

If you work at a firm like Reuters or Bloomberg I see that kind of thing all the time. What I don't see is many suits there. So I'm guessing the answer is no.

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LOL @ fishing in ~$750 boots. We live in strange times biggrin.gif

Aye, in a way. Most people I see fly fishing now have ~$3k or more worth of gear between waders, rods and reels, and enough gear that they look like they are an add for Orvis. LOL I still use a pair of Red Ball waders I purchased in 92, they don't leak so... The 744's being a Wolverine work boots fit a unique place for me. Originally in the early 1900's when horses were much more common in the US Wolverine was the #1 manufacture of shell work boots. They sold millions of them. Not quite dressy enough for where I work but above average compared to most hikers, I really do like them for when light duty field use is required and then head out to farmers market, county fairs or local eating places during the day. I have worn the 744's hiking in the Az. desert and even shooting sporting clays in the mud and rain. If the weather or my time outdoors is more rugged than that I use "real" boots. There are 2 other AE footwear that I use in the same method.

Sat- CXL Bayfields (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Mon- Katmai (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

post #28210 of 51086
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Originally Posted by Roycru View Post

The various brands of aftermarket rubber soles come in several different tread patterns.  This is how the TOPYS that I had put on last Winter look now...... 

I'm very curious how they worked for you? Especially on marble, tile or stone floors that are wet. I am looking at a pair of lightly used MacNeils on ebay that have the identical half soles.

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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post

Was wondering about this myself so I recently decided to try out the AE combination tap soles. They are not thin at all and the rubber material is very robust, so I think they'll last for a while.

I wasn't really sure which sole I'd like best, so I had my cobbler install some tap soles and rubber toe taps on my other pairs. I'll probably know in a few months which sole is most preferable and which would last the longest.

First, a pic of my test AE pairs (all recently acquired after I found this thread):



With the different soles installed (L-R: Toe taps, OEM combination tap sole, vibram tap sole):

Very nicely done! I too would like your report after some wear. You encouraged me to do the same although I have not put much time into the presentation.

 

 

To the left, top. C&J for RL shell Marlows with metal toe tap installed by B. Nelson in NYC. They are slippery on marble, tile and stone even when not wet. The tip is worn down and the metal scratched pretty well so they can be considered broken in and do not see them ever getting any better in that regards. However I have worn some shoes down on the tips to almost a knife edge and to prevent that they have worked outstanding. Below them are my Walnut shell Daltons with 2 winters of use. The Vibram half soles have ridges on them, however they do not really "grip" or provide any more traction than standard leather soles. My cobbler knows my wear pattern very well and installed plastic toe taps over the half soles. They also work well for protecting the leather soles as they are designed to do. The ones to the right are the BB PA with the OEM half soles. Have yet to wear them in the winter as I prefer my black shell PA.

 

Comparison of AE vs. Alden commando soles:

Top is Alden #8 captoe boots on Grant last. You can certainly tell they have a lug sole especially from the heels. Bottom is AE cappuccino Bayfield with lug soles. The lugs are not as deep as the Alden ones however despite the fact they go all the way to the edge they are dressier, at least IMO.

post #28211 of 51086
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Mon- Katmai (Click to show)






Dang, still kicking myself for not picking those up while they were on clearance.
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

Same question!

Include me on the curious list.
post #28213 of 51086
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

Has anyone purchased any of the brown shell webgems yet? I'm thinking hard about the Jeffersons. They would make a nice brown dress shoe for me to wear with suits.

I already have the Jeffersons in dark brown calf and the McAllister in cappuccino shell, I wear them both with suits and they work very well IMO and under a lot of different conditions. If I did not have those already I would jump on the brown shell Jefferson webgem in a heart beat. I do not think you will regret it at all if you do purchase them Pastor.

post #28214 of 51086
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

I already have the Jeffersons in dark brown calf and the McAllister in cappuccino shell, I wear them both with suits and they work very well IMO and under a lot of different conditions. If I did not have those already I would jump on the brown shell Jefferson webgem in a heart beat. I do not think you will regret it at all if you do purchase them Pastor.

 

I love my walnut Jeffersons.  I also have the Cappuccino McCallisters, which are or the lighter side.  I do not have a dark brown wingtip, so somewhere in the next 4 weeks, I will weaken enough to order the webgem Jeffersons. I will have a wife issue.

post #28215 of 51086

Just got up from a 3 hour nap and food coma and realized I'm going to snatch me a pair of White/Walnut Broadstreets very soon. Kickin myself for not getting them when they were Webgems some months back.

 

How do they fit compared to the McAllister? The toe looks a little more full.

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