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Great look. Are they black or brown?

black. darn iPhone pics....

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Great looking shoes.  I especially like the tan and cognac ones with a leather sole, assuming the welt is the light/natural-type color as well.  Would be a great semi-casual shoe to wear either at work or perhaps when just out and about.

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Like most of y'all, I do my own shoe care at home. But sometimes, it's nice to have a real pro do it for you.

So I'm at an event at the Waldorf Astoria hotel sporting my new black Jeffs. Got off the subway at Rock Center, had 15 minutes to kill, and ducked into the 6th ave AE store to get the new puppies shined up.

The older gentleman who works the shine stand is a true professional! Throw him some business if you find yourself in that store...





On a sadder note, it's absolutely astonishing how badly most men will dress for an elegant evening affair. These are all high profile lawyers, most fairly affluent I would assume. And the room is a sea of square toed horribles. One gentleman is wearing black new balance sneakers with a tux. Another is wearing brown suede loafers with an expensive looking, well fitted black suit. Ugh.

Is it bad I have girls at my office (who sit by me) pointing out the horrible square toed monstrosities to me when they see them? Ha Ha Ha
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Is it bad I have girls at my office (who sit by me) pointing out the horrible square toed monstrosities to me when they see them? Ha Ha Ha
@tampatravel Not bad at all! They know you have fine taste in footwear, my friend. Do they ever tell you that you need more NSTs like tifosi?
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Those look sharp.  How much do they charge for a shine there?

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Context: work in a law firm

Already Have: black park ave and walnut strands

What's the next step?

I feel like I need one more pair for a complete rotation. Probably a darker brown and more formal than the strands. Suggestions?

I concur with Big Rob's suggestion of the FA or McAlister in brown.

If you wear sport coats & tie a lot, the McAlister might bridge the gap a tiny bit better. I'd also suggest (if you want to dip your toe into the shell water) the Cambridge or MacNeil in burgundy are excellent.

I realize there are people who preach no bluchers with suits. But, in the US anyway, there is ample precedent for wearing dark colored gunboats with suits.
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Beautiful!

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I went back to grab a burgundy Kenwood and hated the color. It was too dark and looked more like a brown, but the burgundy Walden was exactly the color I wanted.









Have a great weekend, all! smile.gif

Beautiful!

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@tampatravel Not bad at all! They know you have fine taste in footwear, my friend. Do they ever tell you that you need more NSTs like tifosi?

They refer to them as @tifosi toes! Ha Ha Ha

Speaking of "Tifosi Toes", I was at my tailor yesterday and there was another fella standing there waiting to drop off a blazer. Anyways...he had NSTs on some light walnut colored shoes. They were begging for some TLC . The front f them looked like someone's dirty and cracked elbows. Gross.

It hot me to thinking why a guy, who obviously cares about how things fit or what he looks like (he was at a tailor after all), but would let his shoes get that bad?

I tried to take a pic but couldn't do it without looking like a weirdo biggrin.gif
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They refer to them as @tifosi toes! Ha Ha Ha

Speaking of "Tifosi Toes", I was at my tailor yesterday and there was another fella standing there waiting to drop off a blazer. Anyways...he had NSTs on some light walnut colored shoes. They were begging for some TLC . The front f them looked like someone's dirty and cracked elbows. Gross.

It hot me to thinking why a guy, who obviously cares about how things fit or what he looks like (he was at a tailor after all), but would let his shoes get that bad?

I tried to take a pic but couldn't do it without looking like a weirdo biggrin.gif

Haha! Did you see I changed my avatar just for you @tampatravel? haha

That definitely wasn't me! I take care of my tifosi toes!
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There are new Mcneil webgems up at the AE website.  Natural leather, burgundy, and cognac with a few  different rubber sole options.  I would choose the cognac with the red rubber sole.


Edited by delmar - 3/29/14 at 10:48am
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Those look sharp.  How much do they charge for a shine there?
3$ to the store and tip to the gentleman.
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Originally Posted by mispoke View Post

Context: work in a law firm

Already Have: black park ave and walnut strands

What's the next step?

I feel like I need one more pair for a complete rotation. Probably a darker brown and more formal than the strands. Suggestions?
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post


I concur with Big Rob's suggestion of the FA or McAlister in brown.

If you wear sport coats & tie a lot, the McAlister might bridge the gap a tiny bit better. I'd also suggest (if you want to dip your toe into the shell water) the Cambridge or MacNeil in burgundy are excellent.

I realize there are people who preach no bluchers with suits. But, in the US anyway, there is ample precedent for wearing dark colored gunboats with suits.

Thanks for the replies. Some followup questions:

(1) Fifth Avenue—brown burnished calf or bourbon?

(2) Do Fifth Aves ever go on sale for Nordstrom Anniversary? If not, where/when else to nab a deal?

(3) Are the walnut strands work-appropriate in a BigLaw firm setting?
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There are new Mcneil webgems up at the AE website.  Natural leather, burgundy, and cognac with a few  different rubber sole options.  I would choose the cognac with the red rubber sole.

The cognac has me interested
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There are new Mcneil webgems up at the AE website.  Natural leather, burgundy, and cognac with a few  different rubber sole options.  I would choose the cognac with the red rubber sole.

Agree - Here is a shoe that belongs in the collection of every single member of this forum:

 

burgundy LWB (Macneil 5) with a Dainite sole - can't get more useful or more versatile than that.

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