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Think I am going to swoop an in aisce leather today
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The one on the left

 

oki-ni-j-w-anderson-2012-springsummer-collection-interview-4-620x413.jpg

 

http://www.ln-cc.com/invt/jwa0108004bur

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232
or
350
neither?

go with the huaraches. much better w/o the swoosh
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Suit


Jacket. How is the quality of Suitsupply?

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Thinking about grabbing this for next winter..thoughts?

 

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Added a second jacket!

 

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First jacket yes. Not sure about the second one.

 

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The one on the left

350x233px-LL-43557b1f_oki-ni-j-w-anderson-2012-springsummer-collection-interview-4-620x413.jpeg

http://www.ln-cc.com/invt/jwa0108004bur

You need to think about how u want to wear it.
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Jacket. How is the quality of Suitsupply?

Looks good, I like the contrast buttons

Long time no see Andrewgreg
Edited by afixedpoint - 3/23/12 at 7:29pm
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All right, this is my first post on this forum, so please go easy on me if I'm breaching etiquette in any way.

 

I've got about a $150 budget, and I desperately need a pair of wingtips.  I'm not in the market for cap-toes, suede "seasonal" wingtips, or boots, just four-season wingtip bluchers -- and, really, what I want is a decent shortwing shoe that I can pair with suits, chinos, and jeans.  If I had to choose just one of those, it'd be suits...but ideally, I'd like to buy something reasonably versatile (bearing in mind the low budget).

 

As such, and since I (apparently unlike many here) have had nothing but good experiences with Aldo shoes, I'm currently torn between the following two shoes from Aldo's recent "Mr. B's" line:

 

Option one: Dark brown and black wingtips (Mentzel)

 

 

and

 

Option two: Adamis in cognac

 

To be clear, the first shoe pictured is a five-eyelet wingtip in dark brown and black with a dark khaki leather midsole and outsole, while the second is a four-eyelet wingtip in cognac with a dark brown leather midsole and outsole.  Both are $150, and both are very similarly constructed.  They also both fit me well.

 

Notwithstanding the fact that I'm splitting hairs about fairly inexpensive Aldo products, what do you think?  Which of these shoes might be more versatile against a "typical" suit palette (dark charcoal, black, medium gray, navy), chinos (in various colors, from standard khakis to dusty pastels), and jeans (gray and dark denim)?

 

Finally -- and potentially adding layers of self-doubt to my already difficult decision-making process -- if you guys could recommend something vastly better than these in the $150 range, I'd be more than willing to entertain such suggestions.

 

I sincerely thank you for your time, and I'll hope to hear back from some folks here who can see past my limited budget and point me in the right direction!

 

-- Justin

 

EDIT: It bears mentioning that at present, I own precisely zero pairs of wingtips in ANY color.  In fact, I have only the most limited collection of suit-appropriate "dress" shoes, and what I do have is monstrously bad: nothing but square-toed nonsense, all selected for me by various girls I dated in my 20s.  I'm now 32, with at least SOME income, so it's high time I started to remedy that problem.  I'm starting with some wingtips -- and not straight-up black ones; I'll take care of those later this year.

 

Also, it looks like I may have posted this in the wrong place...if there's a more appropriate subforum for this, please let me know.

 


Edited by Bulldoggery - 3/23/12 at 8:02pm
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TL;DR

2>1
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Originally Posted by Bulldoggery View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
All right, this is my first post on this forum, so please go easy on me if I'm breaching etiquette in any way.

I've got about a $150 budget, and I desperately need a pair of wingtips.  I'm not in the market for cap-toes, suede "seasonal" wingtips, or boots, just four-season wingtip bluchers -- and, really, what I want is a decent shortwing shoe that I can pair with suits, chinos, and jeans.  If I had to choose just one of those, it'd be suits...but ideally, I'd like to buy something reasonably versatile (bearing in mind the low budget).

As such, and since I (apparently unlike many here) have had nothing but good experiences with Aldo shoes, I'm currently torn between the following two shoes from Aldo's recent "Mr. B's" line:

350x350px-LL-2afc1c3e_26_Mentzel_22_15.jpeg


and

350x350px-LL-a1c50c41_26_adamis_28_15.jpeg

To be clear, the first shoe pictured is a five-eyelet wingtip in dark brown and black with a dark khaki leather midsole and outsole, while the second is a four-eyelet wingtip in cognac with a dark brown leather midsole and outsole.  Both are $150, and both are very similarly constructed.  They also both fit me well.

Notwithstanding the fact that I'm splitting hairs about fairly inexpensive Aldo products, what do you think?  Which of these shoes might be more versatile against a "typical" suit palette (dark charcoal, black, medium gray, navy), chinos (in various colors, from standard khakis to dusty pastels), and jeans (gray and dark denim)?

Finally -- and potentially adding layers of self-doubt to my already difficult decision-making process -- if you guys could recommend something vastly better than these in the $150 range, I'd be more than willing to entertain such suggestions.

I sincerely thank you for your time, and I'll hope to hear back from some folks here who can see past my limited budget and point me in the right direction!

-- Justin

EDIT: It bears mentioning that at present, I own precisely zero pairs of wingtips in ANY color.  In fact, I have only the most limited collection of suit-appropriate "dress" shoes, and what I do have is monstrously bad: nothing but square-toed nonsense, all selected for me by various girls I dated in my 20s.  I'm now 32, with at least SOME income, so it's high time I started to remedy that problem.  I'm starting with some wingtips -- and not straight-up black ones; I'll take care of those later this year.

find it in your heart to spend a little more money, use this code: JFB3927R
and get these for ~300 and an extra 20% if you are a new customer
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40% plus the 20%?!?!
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I kinda have doubts that they will stack but its possible! foo.gif
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 My heart is one thing, my wallet is unfortunately quite another.

 

I either buy a pair of ~$150 wingtips now or wait until at least December, when I MIGHT be able to afford something in the $200 range.

 

:(

 

-- Justin

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TL;DR
2>1

this then
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TL;DR
2>1



Fair enough.  I appreciate the succinct, direct response! 

 

-- Justin

 

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