I was considering making my next shoe purchase a pair of Algonquins. Anybody know the origin of this term, by the way? Â Wasn't there a writer's group of the same name-- I want to say named for the hotel where they met? Anyway, I'd like to hear impressions from those who may already have some. Â They seem to fit in the "dress" mode (along with cap-toes, wing-tips, etc.) and they are offered by the likes of Alden, AE, Cole Haan, among others. Â Any specific recommendations would be appreciated, and I would also be interested to hear what members might have to say about the style in general. I think they might be easier to dress down, vs. a cap-toe for instance, depending upon the specific brand and its characteristics. Â I probably have more of a need for a black pair, and that might fit in better with the rest of the items in my closet....although I could opt for brown. Â "Need" being relative for all of you shoe-aholics. Â One of my catalogues at home had a very attractive (IMO) brown suede pair, but I can't recall who offered them. Â Brooks/Alden? Â Or maybe it was JosAB. EDIT: and is there any chance that some Grensons of this nature might show up at Bennie's? (hint, Chris).
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12/8/04 at 5:46pm