Like newtofashion, I also am new to being active on the board, but have enjoyed browsing the quality-over-label substance for quite some time. If you are looking for a more versatile casual/dress shoe for occasional use, these should be fine. I think the shade of brown (with a well matched belt(s), of course) will be fine for navy, gray or pleated khaki use. However, if you're nearing graduation, or hitting the interview circuit-- a few words of advice having sat on the other side of the desk. Like justlurkingthanks, I personally recommend black for more formal (dark suit) dress, and would always opt for leather sole. I know leather soles continue to be de-valued in a convenience and trend-driven society, but I am not above looking for the distinctive clicking on marble floor in my office on an applicant's entrance. IMO, it's worth the potential hazards of sliding around in the snow is worth showing that you are cognizant of classical rules of dress.
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7/25/04 at 2:49pm