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Burgundy shoes in Chicago?

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Thread Starter 
Does anyone shop for shoes in Chicago? I am looking for one nice pair of burgundy shoes to pair with a charcoal suit and a brown suit. No penny loafers, no monk straps, just a nice pair of shoes (brogues, lace-ups), a store with a selection, if possible.
post #2 of 13
Price Range? I imagine Neiman's on Mich. Ave has what you need...
post #3 of 13
Hanig's Footwear 660 N Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois They carry Alden shoes. Check out their cordovan or calfskin in Burgundy -- in particular, the split-toe lace-up (sort of a heavier looking version of the Edward Green Dover).
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They carry Alden shoes.  Check out their cordovan or calfskin in Burgundy
If you really want burgundy, I urge you to think long and hard about cordovan. It just takes to burgundy dye so, so much better than calf -- deeper, richer, better patina. Burgundy calf just looks phony. My opinion, but it is a strongly held opinion.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
No price limit necessarily, but I usually pay no more than $350 for shoes. Ask for cordovan leather, right? I know Hanig's. Corner across from Ferragamo. Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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Ask for cordovan leather, right?
Yes, Alden makes several modes, from lace-ups to loafers. They will be more than $350 at full retail, however.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
I like these: Alden Wing Tip Bal Oxford
post #8 of 13
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I like these: Alden Wing Tip Bal Oxford
Classic shoe. Not great with summer weight suits, but perfect for almost everything else. I have the same shoe (almost): burgundy cordovan full brogue, RTW from Vass, on the U last. It is striking.
post #9 of 13
As I am replying, I am wearing the alden bal shell burgundy cordovan. This shoe at full retail would cost you approximately $100 more which I believe is a good investment. Cordovan shoes can be weared both business attire and casual attire. On the website(www.the shoemart.com)
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
My shoe size is 11 (US), but sometimes 10.5. For example, with Ferragamo, I wear a 10.5, but in Mezlan I'm an 11. Do Alden cordovan shoes run a little big like Ferragamo? Would a 10.5 fit on an 11 foot?
post #11 of 13
Go to website (www.alden of carmel.com) enter alden of carmel catalogue, enter fitting information and you will find interesting data about the various alden lasts.
post #12 of 13
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Alden Wing Tip Bal Oxford
This is the Tremont last. Any idea if it runs true to size? Also, is such a shoe appropriate for a suit?
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Also, is such a shoe appropriate for a suit?
Yes, just not with lightweight summer suits. Fine with heavier worsteds. Perfect with flannels and tweeds.
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