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post #46 of 61
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Well, what are they?


Pertini, a Spanish brand

 

post #47 of 61
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So what shoe brands are you a fan of? You're completely entitled to your opinion but I hate the "blobby" argument that seems to have popped up on Styleforum for AE. Exhibit A:
Allen Edmonds Park Ave (Left) - Edward Green Chelsea (Right)
Chelsea_vs_ParkAve.jpg
Where's the blob?

This photo is not really telling, you don't see some important factors such as the waist. The deal breaker for me on AE shoes was always the 360 degree welting, it adds a lot of bulk and I find it to be a superfluous addition to a dress shoe.

Take a side profile of the EG shoe and compare to AE if you really want to see the difference.
post #48 of 61
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One only needs one pair of black shoes for funerals. And operas.
Get brown.
AE Park Aves and Fifth Aves are terrific shoes for the price and almost must-haves.
Challenge yourself to get out of Aldos/Kenneth Coles - Get a pair of Fifth Aves in Walnut and learn to love them!!
You can darken them slightly with brown shoe polish if it really is not working.

You wear black lace ups to the opera?
post #49 of 61
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This photo is not really telling, you don't see some important factors such as the waist. The deal breaker for me on AE shoes was always the 360 degree welting, it adds a lot of bulk and I find it to be a superfluous addition to a dress shoe.
Take a side profile of the EG shoe and compare to AE if you really want to see the difference.

Fair enough. I don't mind the 360 welt. Then again one of my favorite pair of shoes is my big heavy double sole shell cordovan RL darlton/marlows.
post #50 of 61
I've been looking at completely updating my shoes as well.

If I was starting from scratch this is what I would do. (Purchase all for around $200-$230 on sale)

Work:
(1) Allen Edmonds Park Avenue, Black - versatile, works with suits, or even more casual business
(2) Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue, Brown - a nice brown shoe with just a bit more styling than yoru typical cap toe

Casual/Jeans:
(1) Allen Edmonds Stand - brown if you want to be more subtle, walnut if you want to be more showy
(2) Allen Edmonds MacNeil - a lighter brown longwing
(3) ??? Some kind of plain toe - either a chukka boot or something like the Kenilworth/Leeds
(4) A dark brown suede chukka
post #51 of 61
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This photo is not really telling, you don't see some important factors such as the waist. The deal breaker for me on AE shoes was always the 360 degree welting, it adds a lot of bulk and I find it to be a superfluous addition to a dress shoe.
Take a side profile of the EG shoe and compare to AE if you really want to see the difference.

Fair enough. I don't mind the 360 welt. Then again one of my favorite pair of shoes is my big heavy double sole shell cordovan RL darlton/marlows.

I don't mind it on a heavy lug country shoe like the darlton wingtips.



In reference to the thread's purpose: I bought a pair of RL stantons 3-4 years ago that are superb, they are $250 on sale from about $550. Elegant, well made and have outlasted the ae's I bought a few years prior by a long while.
post #52 of 61
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You wear black lace ups to the opera?

Yes. I wear properly polished AE Park Aves to the opera as part of my black tie ensemble.
post #53 of 61
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I'm not sure about a more "modern" version than the Park Ave's, I think a better description is a more "Italian" version. (Slim silhouette and blake welt). They seem nice enough if you can get past the stitching on the captoe. That's a deal breaker for me, but if it doesn't bother you then they look nice. Can't go wrong with Santoni!! Nice job


In that case what are other good Italian brands that offer good shoes in a slim silhouette and more pointed toe? I saw Bruno Magli's and Ferragamo's at Nordstrom's. Santoni's were more comfortable too.



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I've been looking at completely updating my shoes as well.
If I was starting from scratch this is what I would do. (Purchase all for around $200-$230 on sale)
Work:
(1) Allen Edmonds Park Avenue, Black - versatile, works with suits, or even more casual business
(2) Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue, Brown - a nice brown shoe with just a bit more styling than yoru typical cap toe
Casual/Jeans:
(1) Allen Edmonds Stand - brown if you want to be more subtle, walnut if you want to be more showy
(2) Allen Edmonds MacNeil - a lighter brown longwing
(3) ??? Some kind of plain toe - either a chukka boot or something like the Kenilworth/Leeds
(4) A dark brown suede chukka

 

What do you plan to wear in bad weather with snow and slush?
 

 

post #54 of 61
You're that addicted to park aves!?! You may not be able to brave out a pair of pumps, but at least wear a plain toe.

I think I would wear a pair of Chelsea boots in black before cap toes. I've always like the RLPL Eden by EG.
post #55 of 61
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In that case what are other good Italian brands that offer good shoes in a slim silhouette and more pointed toe? I saw Bruno Magli's and Ferragamo's at Nordstrom's. Santoni's were more comfortable too.

What do you plan to wear in bad weather with snow and slush?

 

I am still trying to figure this out! I have an old pair of beat up black cap-toes that have a vibram sole on them for now, but they really aren't that great.

The whole leather sole thing on shoes really takes away from their practicality. I personally find it kind of ridiculous, and wish manufacturers would just make more rubber soled shoes that are very subtle.
post #56 of 61
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I am still trying to figure this out! I have an old pair of beat up black cap-toes that have a vibram sole on them for now, but they really aren't that great.
The whole leather sole thing on shoes really takes away from their practicality. I personally find it kind of ridiculous, and wish manufacturers would just make more rubber soled shoes that are very subtle.

That's why you need some boots! My go-to's are Alden Indys! I threw a topy on the bottom and I'm not afraid to use them anywhere now! Don't wear your good dress shoes out in slush/salt/grime
post #57 of 61
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I am still trying to figure this out! I have an old pair of beat up black cap-toes that have a vibram sole on them for now, but they really aren't that great.
The whole leather sole thing on shoes really takes away from their practicality. I personally find it kind of ridiculous, and wish manufacturers would just make more rubber soled shoes that are very subtle.


That's one of the reasons I liked the Santoni's they have a slight rubber sole, I'm thinking of these Santoni Percy loafers with leather soles for $250 as a more casual shoe than the other Santoni laced cap toe I got. Thoughts?

 

Santoni-Percy-Penny-Loafer.jpg

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/santoni-percy-penny-loafer/3154757

post #58 of 61
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That's why you need some boots! My go-to's are Alden Indys! I threw a topy on the bottom and I'm not afraid to use them anywhere now! Don't wear your good dress shoes out in slush/salt/grime

I love my Indys, but with a suit????
post #59 of 61
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I love my Indys, but with a suit????

True, didn't think of that. I often wear them with wool trousers for my business casual office and I think they look great, though! I have a pair of beater Allen Edmond Harrison bluchers with a topy sole that I will wear in inclement weather when the opportunity for boots is not available.
post #60 of 61

ISagamore's made of sturdy stuff.

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