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What should my 7th shoe be?

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Here's what I have so far. What should my next one be?

Light brown wingtip (AE Macallister in walnut)
Light brown captoe blucher (AE something or other in walnut)
Brown single monk strap (Peal & Co.)
Black balmoral captoe (Peal & Co.)
Brown penny loafer (Peal & Co.)
Alden Indy Boot in brown Chromexcel

I'm thinking either a brown suede long wing or brown suede double monk. Or possibly a slightly dressier boot to wear in inclement weather but that would still look good with wool trousers or even a suit.

Thoughts? Suggestions?
post #2 of 12
You have a lot of brown and only one pair of black. Perhaps a pair of black double monks or black cap toe or wingtip boots?
post #3 of 12
Get something in black calf
post #4 of 12
What's the goal of the 7th shoe? Have you found yourself reaching for a shoe that you don't currently own? I'm not the biggest proponent of expanding a collection for the sake of acquisition, so I'd know what I needed before I started my hunt.

In terms of versatility you can't go wrong with a snuff suede chukka, IMO.
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In terms of versatility you can't go wrong with a snuff suede chukka, IMO.

I was about to say the same thing. I love mine, they are great for vacations because you don't really need to pack anything else.

That being said, it depends on your needs and preferences. I wear a suit most days and like black shoes with suits so my other choice for next pair would be another pair of black cap toe or punch cap oxfords... peepwall[1].gif
post #6 of 12
Go for the calf Lindrick in black. It's on sale right now on the RL website.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by forseti6 View Post

You have a lot of brown and only one pair of black. Perhaps a pair of black double monks or black cap toe or wingtip boots?
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Originally Posted by Macallan View Post

Get something in black calf

hmm, it's true. I love my black calf cap toes, but what other shoe would I possibly need in black that fits well in the city-country continuum? Also, I haven't really considered cordovan yet. Maybe this would differentiate enough?
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What's the goal of the 7th shoe? Have you found yourself reaching for a shoe that you don't currently own? I'm not the biggest proponent of expanding a collection for the sake of acquisition, so I'd know what I needed before I started my hunt.
In terms of versatility you can't go wrong with a snuff suede chukka, IMO.

Yes, I do want a snuff suede chukka—probably an Alden flex-welt one to replace my aging and falling apart desert boots, which I wear all the time 7 months out of the year.

I do think a suede long wing or double monk would fill the gap in the fall/winter months with flannels and jeans, though I also understand some believe that suede makes a good complement in summer time…
post #8 of 12

I like the Brook's Brothers one you posted. Or something similar like AE Daltons. 

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Originally Posted by mossrockss View Post


hmm, it's true. I love my black calf cap toes, but what other shoe would I possibly need in black that fits well in the city-country continuum? Also, I haven't really considered cordovan yet. Maybe this would differentiate enough?
Yes, I do want a snuff suede chukka—probably an Alden flex-welt one to replace my aging and falling apart desert boots, which I wear all the time 7 months out of the year.
I do think a suede long wing or double monk would fill the gap in the fall/winter months with flannels and jeans, though I also understand some believe that suede makes a good complement in summer time…

 

Suede + Tweed x Long Wing + Double Monk. One pair of shoes with all igents favorites!

post #10 of 12

I wouldn't get another black shoe. You already have the requisite black cap toe. I take it from your current collection that you don't have to wear super-conservative shoes to work. You don't seem to have anything in merlot/burgundy, so that would be my suggestion. Maybe a wingtip in this color or in shell #8?

 

I would avoid the double monks for now. Anything suede seems like a good option, or possibly a Chelsea boot. What about a suede Chelsea boot?

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

I wouldn't get another black shoe. You already have the requisite black cap toe. I take it from your current collection that you don't have to wear super-conservative shoes to work. You don't seem to have anything in merlot/burgundy, so that would be my suggestion. Maybe a wingtip in this color or in shell #8?

I would avoid the double monks for now. Anything suede seems like a good option, or possibly a Chelsea boot. What about a suede Chelsea boot?

Correct. I can wear basically anything I want.

I haven't looked at Chelsea boots very closely before. Interesting suggestion. I tried one pair on one time years ago and couldn't get a right fit, but that was just one pair from one brand.

Okay, so here's what I'm hearing are the best options:
- snuff suede chukka
- snuff or brown suede long wing
- cordovan anything
- calf boot (a la chelsea or possibly a wingtip lace-up boot)
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by mossrockss View Post


Correct. I can wear basically anything I want.
I haven't looked at Chelsea boots very closely before. Interesting suggestion. I tried one pair on one time years ago and couldn't get a right fit, but that was just one pair from one brand.
Okay, so here's what I'm hearing are the best options:
- snuff suede chukka
- snuff or brown suede long wing
- cordovan anything
- calf boot (a la chelsea or possibly a wingtip lace-up boot)

I would rank those options as follows, especially knowing you and your style:

  • calf Chelsea (although wingtips look great, I think something a little more basic may be a nice break in your case - Also, I just can't get in to black wingtip boots.)
  • (TIE) cordovan anything (it may be nice to work a cordovan boot in there, which would blend nicely with casual and dress IMO.)
  • (TIE) snuff suede chukka (again, knowing you, I'm pretty sure this would be the shoe you'd wind up wearing the most, so maybe it should be at the top...)
  • longwings (again, not my preference, I know they'd work well with your style, but I feel like going more basic may be best move.)


However, with that said, I really want to add a pair of black Chelsea boots to my closet, even though I should be adding more practical options right now, so that very well could be why those are ranked at the top of my list for you.

 

Also, I'm hoping this gets glossed over by the majority of folks as I'm a longtime lurker, and this is my first post...

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