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post #9976 of 17866
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Originally Posted by MattRiv View Post

Hey man and congrats!

IMO a monk strap is not the right shoe for your wedding, but I'm also not a monk guy.  The bourbon Moras are a lot cheaper because bourbon was discontinued.  Returns are accepted for shoebank shoes, but you either have to return them to a retail store at a $10 charge or a shoebank location for free.  No clue on fit with the Mora.

If I were you I would look hard at the merlot McAllisters or Strands as they are $197 for firsts right now, which is about as low as you'll see either of those shoes.  Seconds are $157.

Appreciate the quick reply. Thats weird because everyone I've talked to has said Strands are not dressy enough. I love monks but worry if they are dressed up enough.
Also thr soles on Moras are painted black aren't they?
post #9977 of 17866
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Originally Posted by vince24L View Post

Appreciate the quick reply. Thats weird because everyone I've talked to has said Strands are not dressy enough. I love monks but worry if they are dressed up enough.
Also thr soles on Moras are painted black aren't they?

A couple things:

1) congrats on the wedding!
2) the Strand is less dressy than the Park Ave, but definitely more dressy than the Mora or St John. If it were me, I would go with the PA, but if between the Strand and Mora, definitely the Strand
3) I have bourbon Mora's, and the soles weren't painted

Also, since this is page 666, even if this is the AE thread, I think it's only appropriate that someone post a pic of the Alden Devil's Loafers here lol.
post #9978 of 17866
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Best SA ever (Vincenzo from PW) couldn't believe he would ever hear 222 last and comfort shoes used in the same sentence rotflmao.gif

Is Vincenzo still around? I dealt with him a lot a few years ago. Haven't heard from him lately!
post #9979 of 17866
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These are the brown not the burbon color right?
Correct, these are brown
post #9980 of 17866

@vince24L, congrats on the wedding!

 

To build on what @MattRiv and @orange fury have mentioned, a monk would not be my first choice. Maybe as a guest, in certain settings, but not for a groom's shoe. I'd shoot for something more formal, something that will blend in rather than stand out. The Strand or McA (slightly less formal than Strand) could be formal enough - or, are certainly more formal than any monk. 

 

Also, a couple of warnings about the bourbon color:

I think a primary reason for the color being discontinued was tiger striping. Many 2nds (even 1sts) have this issue. Some have had luck covering this up with polish, others haven't. Also, the color is a burnish on top of walnut, so keeping the same color is difficult. 

 

Lastly, sometimes the color can have yellow or green undertones, which can sometimes look "sickly" to me. IMO, this can make it harder to pair with certain colors (really only goes great with charcoal, grey, and darker navy). Your suit looks to be on the lighter side of the navy spectrum, so the merlot might pair better.

post #9981 of 17866

Thanks everyone for the great info. I'm surprised to see so much negativity towards the Mora for a groom but maybe I am wrong here. I definitely won't be going with the burbon but I felt the brown Mora would look good with the modern look or the lighter blue suit. Maybe its just not as appropriate as the groom should be more classic?

post #9982 of 17866
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Originally Posted by vince24L View Post
 

Thanks everyone for the great info. I'm surprised to see so much negativity towards the Mora for a groom but maybe I am wrong here. I definitely won't be going with the burbon but I felt the brown Mora would look good with the modern look or the lighter blue suit. Maybe its just not as appropriate as the groom should be more classic?

 

The opinions that you'll get here are going to be very traditional, hence the push towards a stitch cap like the Park Avenue for such an occasion as your wedding.  I'm probably on the more modern side of the spectrum when it comes to pairing shoes with an outfit and I'm still not sure I'd wear a monk to my own wedding, although that comes with the caveat that I don't own a pair and really don't care for the style, so you can take that with a grain of salt.  

 

At the end of the day, it's your wedding, so wear whatever you want!

 

I just wanted to point out the insane deal on the merlot shoes that I listed.  If it were me, that's where I would look.

post #9983 of 17866
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Originally Posted by MattRiv View Post
 

 

The opinions that you'll get here are going to be very traditional, hence the push towards a stitch cap like the Park Avenue for such an occasion as your wedding.  I'm probably on the more modern side of the spectrum when it comes to pairing shoes with an outfit and I'm still not sure I'd wear a monk to my own wedding, although that comes with the caveat that I don't own a pair and really don't care for the style, so you can take that with a grain of salt.  

 

At the end of the day, it's your wedding, so wear whatever you want!

 

I just wanted to point out the insane deal on the merlot shoes that I listed.  If it were me, that's where I would look.

 

Can you please link me to merlot deal. Thanks.

post #9984 of 17866
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Originally Posted by vince24L View Post
 

 

Can you please link me to merlot deal. Thanks.

 

Here is the deal on firsts: http://www.allenedmonds.com/clearance/mens-clearance/

 

You'll have to find your size on the shoe bank website for the 2nds.

post #9985 of 17866

Its "Throwback Thursday" and I pulled out the "Passengers," one of AEs least successful spectator shoes. Rubber soled, black and tan, but oh so comfy.

 

post #9986 of 17866
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Originally Posted by vince24L View Post

Help needed:
I am getting married in 2 months and cant stand my current shoes with this suitsuppy suit I will be wearing:
http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/napoli-blue-plain/P4271I.html?cgid=Suits&prefn1=color&prefv1=Blue&prefn2=styleFit&prefv2=Classic-Napoli

My current shoed are too light of a color so I waned more of a brown than walnut.
At first I was sold on the St. Johns but $400 is my high point of my budget. Then I figured I'd go with Mora 2nds. Well on ShoeBank the brown Moras in my size are still $300..where as the burbons are $177. Why is this? Should I just spend the extra $100 for chili st. Johns or moras and save money for matching belt?

Also are returns accepted for shoebank shoes?
And also are the Moras true to size or run big?
Much appreciated! I've been reading through this thread for days.

For a wedding I would go a little more formal than a monk strap. I really think the dark chili cornwallis would look pretty awesome.

http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/allen-edmonds-cornwallis-medallion-toe-oxford-men/4403494?origin=category-personalizedsort&fashioncolor=DARK%20CHILI%20LEATHER

That gets you a pair of firsts and you'll have plenty for a matching belt.
post #9987 of 17866

Another installment of "Cheap Clothes, Expensive Shoes." Back to the Madison Parks today. I must need another pair of walnut shoes. Being a wing tip enthusiast, I am thinking McAllister. However, to avoid another domestic dispute like the one that erupted last night, prudence dictates that I make do with my modest collection for a while. Going to assume sleeper cell status until at least the RDA sale...  I hope.

post #9988 of 17866
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Originally Posted by orange fury View Post

A couple things:

1) congrats on the wedding!
2) the Strand is less dressy than the Park Ave, but definitely more dressy than the Mora or St John. If it were me, I would go with the PA, but if between the Strand and Mora, definitely the Strand
3) I have bourbon Mora's, and the soles weren't painted

Also, since this is page 666, even if this is the AE thread, I think it's only appropriate that someone post a pic of the Alden Devil's Loafers here lol.

Illumanti
post #9989 of 17866
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Originally Posted by vince24L View Post

Help needed:
I am getting married in 2 months and cant stand my current shoes with this suitsuppy suit I will be wearing:
http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/napoli-blue-plain/P4271I.html?cgid=Suits&prefn1=color&prefv1=Blue&prefn2=styleFit&prefv2=Classic-Napoli

My current shoed are too light of a color so I waned more of a brown than walnut.
At first I was sold on the St. Johns but $400 is my high point of my budget. Then I figured I'd go with Mora 2nds. Well on ShoeBank the brown Moras in my size are still $300..where as the burbons are $177. Why is this? Should I just spend the extra $100 for chili st. Johns or moras and save money for matching belt?

Also are returns accepted for shoebank shoes?
And also are the Moras true to size or run big?
Much appreciated! I've been reading through this thread for days.

 

Congrats!  Google the topic and read up.  I got married about 2 years ago and found a wide range of advice beforehand about shoes.

 

The advice I chose, was essentially, all attention should be on the bride, my shoes should not be noticed.

 

So, I wore black Park Avenues.  

Following similar advice, a conservative brown shoe also would draw little attention.  Bourbon is not conservative, and Moras request everyone's attention if only briefly.  :)

post #9990 of 17866
This is the suit I will be wearing. Awaiting a size up then tailoring of course.
https://imgur.com/a/utWzz

I think merlot would be too flashy for this suit as its a bit bright already..
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