I'm 24 and still a little green when it comes to upgrading my clothing here (just recently obtained a salaried position a few months ago).
Anyway, a few months ago I bought $200 'factory seconds' Allen Edmonds 5th Avenues in black.
They are very nice in my opinion and conservative enough to wear anywhere I'd need to go ---- however, what I failed to realize is that a black oxford captoe can also be somewhat --- boring and unnoticed.
I still love these AE 5th avenues. However I'm looking for something funkier and a bit bolder, that I can still wear in a business casual setting. Hell, I am 24 and living in the city.
Instead of a brown shoe that would be the natural second, I'm thinking something in oxblood or chili/ burgundy colored. I've looked at AE again, but I'm not sure their shoe silhouettes are quite bold enough for this time around.
Anyone got any good suggestions for an oxblood shoe --- I'm willing to get more affordable shoes this time around just to wear here and there---