Sale prices are live on AE. Tempting....
I'm not sure about midnight navy with a suit....
My suede Dundees are very comfortable. I ordered a pair of brown grain (for the Dainite sole) Dundees that were not made properly and thus are going back. The brown grain leather in the Dundees is a little stiff and plastic-like. It seems like a different (lower?) quality leather from the brown grain MacNeils and and Leeds I have.
I've never had a problem with the suede Dundees rubbing and they are pretty soft.
Looking at the full picture spread on the website, I suppose it does tie in better with the burnishing. I think I'm really going to have to see one in person.
The only way I'd consider wearing a navy calf shoe is in a casual style, but the black welt/edge negates that for me. It's the reason I never pulled the trigger on any bourbon. I like black welt/edge on black and merlot/burgundy shoes only. Otherwise, brown/natural for me.
What are your opinions on the CORNWALLIS for business casual and going out at night with chinos/nice jeans? Should I get those or just go for Strands?
I like how the Cornwallis is a little longer than the Strands, but just not certain of the appropriateness with regards to formality.
I'm thinking of Walnut color.
Thanks for the response. I think the Cornwallis will be fine if I only wore them to work which is business casual 95% of the time and suit/tie 5% of the time. I'm hesitant though because I feel like they wouldn't be good with "going out" attire.
Another option I was looking at was black Chelseas. I already have a black captoe shoe that is "good enough" for work and a pair of formal looking loafers that I alternate.
Maybe the chelseas will be of better use for what I'm looking for in a shoe.