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Help me pick out my first pair of real dress shoes.

post #1 of 17
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Hello all,
So far I have narrowed it down to two Allen Edmond shoes.
Either the Lloyd and the Berwick wingtips

Lloyd:
http://img.inkfrog.com/click_enlarge...&aid=213959636

Berwick:
http://img.inkfrog.com/click_enlarge...&aid=318859636


Which does the styleforum Prefer?
Thanks for all of your help in advance!
post #2 of 17
Absolutely the Lloyd's. This is an easy one for SF to answer.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post
Absolutely the Lloyd's. This is an easy one for SF to answer.

This.

myke
post #4 of 17
The patina on the Lloyds is fantastic, though the Berwick would probably be more versatile than a tassle loafer, especially if they're you're first pair of real shoes. Edit: As has been pointed out, the links are the wrong way round, so invert the names in my above post...
post #5 of 17
Berwick if this is your first/only pair.
post #6 of 17
Berwick by a country mile
post #7 of 17
You have the links switched around, I think, but go with the wingtips.
post #8 of 17
Get the Lloyd (the brogues) - far more versatile, and much better condition IMSHO. It's always better to wear laced shoes with a suit.

Then get yourself a pair of plain, black captoe balmorals (AE Park Avenue is always acceptable and often on sale somewhere, or you could save up a bit and get a pair of C&J seconds - the Connaught, for example, to upgrade to a better shoe).
post #9 of 17
Personally, I would go with the lace ups. In my opinion, those will work better with a suit, but can be worn with slacks and sport coat also.

Chris
post #10 of 17
Lace up is the more versatile of those two shoes.
post #11 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Makoto Chan View Post
Absolutely the Lloyd's. This is an easy one for SF to answer.

+1. First shoe should be lace-up. I say this as I'm wearing AE loafers with a suit. But that's because I'm a rebel without a cause.
post #12 of 17
Another vote for Lloyd's (the lace-up, right?) Not a fan of the tassel wingtip, else I would own a pair.
post #13 of 17
Wingtips. When I bought my first pair I was positively shocked at how often I found myself reaching for them. Really a versatile shoe.
post #14 of 17
+1 The look of a brogue will also grow on you over time, too.
post #15 of 17
+1 on the llyods, they look fantastic. I think they should be a little more versitile than the loafer.
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