Originally Posted by scribbles
Looking for a new pair of wingtips. Ideally I'd like to pick up a pair of cigar shell Alden Longwings but in an effort to finish grad school without any loans I have to be a bit more conservative with my spending.
Looking at these options...
I know the darker shades are probably more practical but I love the lighter shades. Are there any other good options out there in a similar price range that I'm missing?
Go with the Kenmoors if you want something chunkier, McAllister for the sleeker look. If you want the Alden Longwings, seems like the Kenmoors would be a more similar choice. I have the McAllisters though and they're great shoes, easily the best last AE has, and quality on AE calfs are equal to Alden calfs imo.
Not a fan of the McNeils. You can kinda see it on the pic, but in real life, the medallions are just in a ridiculously low position.