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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ok having been out of th suit wearing job for the last 10 plus years (moved to sports jackets casual etc) I am looking at getting back into mgmt consulting-- so traditional suits--

Will be resulting in mostly traditional darker colored suits navy pinstripes, navy, charcoal grey etc...

I used to wear Johnston murphy---

I am large dude 48 L 38 pant--- 240 lbs with high arch 12 reg size shoes. lot foot issues so i am particular last 10 year son shoes getting good cushion sneakers, lands end comfort mocs for casual wear etc....

so i ma worryign bout the foot pain going back to dress shoes---

so what to wear with j press brooks suits? Will get the suits first than looka t shoes was planning to look at rockport dress shoes, cole haan, etc,....

any suggestions?

wanting black, cordovan, one lace another loafer type, ..maybe dark chestnut brown too ?

3 pairs enuf? what other brands do people like?

thoughts?

I want it all comfort and looks!! running thru airports and such --dinners etc means long day in em -

thanks!!
post #2 of 19
please rephrase question in english
post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post
please rephrase question in english

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post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
okkkkkk so: 1) what are some recommended brands of shoes that look good and are comfortable to match with grey, navy, charcoal dark suits 2) how many pairs if wearing all day-night 4-5 days per week Iam thinking 3 pairs to start.. thanks
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by rjt65 View Post
okkkkkk

so:

1) what are some recommended brands of shoes that look good and are comfortable to match with grey, navy, charcoal dark suits

2) how many pairs if wearing all day-night 4-5 days per week Iam thinking 3 pairs to start..

thanks

You need a minimum of 2-3 pairs. The more shoes you have the longer each of them last. How much in total you want to spend on each pair?
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
100-150$ range per pair.

but if i put on a pair that was looking good and felt like wearing slippers -I might go higher!



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Originally Posted by onix View Post
You need a minimum of 2-3 pairs. The more shoes you have the longer each of them last. How much in total you want to spend on each pair?
post #7 of 19
Check Allen Edmonds on ebay. http://myworld.ebay.com/allenedmonds/ Many starting at $99. And a much better shoe than trash like Rockport or Cole Haan. What is your shoe size?
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
12 normal width

will check it out --anywhere to try them on?

shoes suits -- i need to try on first...

thanks




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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post
Check Allen Edmonds on ebay.

http://myworld.ebay.com/allenedmonds/

Many starting at $99. And a much better shoe than trash like Rockport or Cole Haan.

What is your shoe size?
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by rjt65 View Post
will check it out --anywhere to try them on?
No one is going to be able to tell you where you can try them on if we don't know where you are located! Store locator http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline...Id=40000000001
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by rjt65 View Post
Ok having been out of th suit wearing job for the last 10 plus years (moved to sports jackets casual etc) I am looking at getting back into mgmt consulting-- so traditional suits--

Will be resulting in mostly traditional darker colored suits navy pinstripes, navy, charcoal grey etc...

I used to wear Johnston murphy---

I am large dude 48 L 38 pant--- 240 lbs with high arch 12 reg size shoes. lot foot issues so i am particular last 10 year son shoes getting good cushion sneakers, lands end comfort mocs for casual wear etc....

so i ma worryign bout the foot pain going back to dress shoes---

so what to wear with j press brooks suits? Will get the suits first than looka t shoes was planning to look at rockport dress shoes, cole haan, etc,....

any suggestions?

wanting black, cordovan, one lace another loafer type, ..maybe dark chestnut brown too ?

3 pairs enuf? what other brands do people like?

thoughts?

I want it all comfort and looks!! running thru airports and such --dinners etc means long day in em -

thanks!!

Based on how you type, I would urge you to reconsider your career choice, or at least cut back on the booze before you decide which shoes to buy.
post #11 of 19
Look at Ecco shoes. I find them to be very comfortable for all day wear. Be careful though, they seem to have downgraded in recent years to mfg in China and the quality isn't as good as the Slovenia made shoes. The nicer ones are closer to $200 but again, really lightweight, comfortable, and hold up well to daily wear. E.g. I have these (on sale right now as I think they are discontinued):

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2890244?...:referralID=NA

I don't know what the rules are but I wear these with a suit all the time.
LL
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by 12XU View Post
Look at Ecco shoes. I find them to be very comfortable for all day wear. Be careful though, they seem to have downgraded in recent years to mfg in China and the quality isn't as good as the Slovenia made shoes. The nicer ones are closer to $200 but again, really lightweight, comfortable, and hold up well to daily wear. E.g. I have these (on sale right now as I think they are discontinued):

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2890244?...:referralID=NA

I don't know what the rules are but I wear these with a suit all the time.

Ugly unserviceable junk.
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by rjt65 View Post



so what to wear with j press brooks suits? Will get the suits first than looka t shoes was planning to look at rockport dress shoes, cole haan, etc,....


You need to do some searches on here for shoes. You will not find any love for the brands you mention. You will find better shoes to be more comfortable if you get the right fit. At the lower end of good shoes, look at Allen Edmonds as mentioned. Since you seem familiar with Brooks Brothers, you may want to look at Peal and Co. when on sale.


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Originally Posted by 12XU View Post
Look at Ecco shoes. I find them to be very comfortable for all day wear. Be careful though, they seem to have downgraded in recent years to mfg in China and the quality isn't as good as the Slovenia made shoes. The nicer ones are closer to $200 but again, really lightweight, comfortable, and hold up well to daily wear. E.g. I have these (on sale right now as I think they are discontinued):

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2890244?...:referralID=NA

I don't know what the rules are but I wear these with a suit all the time.

Square-toed Ecco loafers with a suit?
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by rjt65 View Post
Ok.
Translation: Hello wise and venerable StyleForum denizens I grovel at your feet for I am not worthy of the wisdom you may grant me.
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having been out of th suit wearing job for the last 10 plus years (moved to sports jackets casual etc) I am looking at getting back into mgmt consulting-- so traditional suits--
Translation: I am now consulting after being laid off and need to look nice as I cultivate prospective clients.

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Will be resulting in mostly traditional darker colored suits navy pinstripes, navy, charcoal grey etc...
Translation: This field will require me to dress more traditionally than I have in the past.

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I used to wear Johnston murphy---
Translation: Non-sequitur brand mention.

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I am large dude 48 L 38 pant--- 240 lbs with high arch 12 reg size shoes. lot foot issues so i am particular last 10 year son shoes getting good cushion sneakers, lands end comfort mocs for casual wear etc....
Translation: I am overweight and have foot pain issues for which I wore casual shoes with high arch supports.

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so i ma worryign bout the foot pain going back to dress shoes---
Translation: My mother is worried about foot pain issues.

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so what to wear with j press brooks suits? Will get the suits first than looka t shoes was planning to look at rockport dress shoes, cole haan, etc,....
Translation: What kind of crappy shoe should I wear because I have never heard of a cushion insole such as the famous Dr. Scholls recommends?

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any suggestions?
Translation: I do not like to make decisions. Please instruct me on what to do.

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wanting black, cordovan, one lace another loafer type, ..maybe dark chestnut brown too ?

3 pairs enuf? what other brands do people like?

thoughts?
Translation: Translation: I do not like to make decisions. Please instruct me on what to do.

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I want it all comfort and looks!! running thru airports and such --dinners etc means long day in em -
Translation: These shoes must be all purpose, low cost, fashionable and suddenly I no longer care about comfort so shoes with broken glass in the bottom are fine as well.

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post #15 of 19
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Ugly unserviceable junk.

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