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Originally Posted by Mr Melanzane View Post

Summer wedding in a (possibly unusually ) hot Oxford, UK: to wear a solid mid-blue 2button, or just the jkt with cream pants. 
Either option to wear Barrett loafers or Suitor Mantelassi  mid-brown wingtips.?

Wingtips, and suit.
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Hello, I was wondering if the Allen Edmonds strand cap toes can be worn with khakis, chinos, or jeans without looking too overdressed. I assume the black ones would be too formal for anything but a suit, but how about the walnut shoes? 

 

I'm a college sophomore who just bought his first suit (dark charcoal slim fit, two button) and from all the research I've done, Allen Edmonds is the best quality for its price.

 

However, I don't have a huge amount of opportunities to wear a suit at this point unfortunately. I would like a shoe that works with a suit but also has application with khakis and possibly chinos/jeans? I'm not exactly sure. I love the strand cap but it's hard for me to justify buying them if I can only wear them with the suit.

 

Any feedback? If the strands aren't good for dressing down a bit from the suit, what Allen Edmond shoes are?

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Originally Posted by Aggies2016 View Post

Hello, I was wondering if the Allen Edmonds strand cap toes can be worn with khakis, chinos, or jeans without looking too overdressed. I assume the black ones would be too formal for anything but a suit, but how about the walnut shoes? 

 

I'm a college sophomore who just bought his first suit (dark charcoal slim fit, two button) and from all the research I've done, Allen Edmonds is the best quality for its price.

 

However, I don't have a huge amount of opportunities to wear a suit at this point unfortunately. I would like a shoe that works with a suit but also has application with khakis and possibly chinos/jeans? I'm not exactly sure. I love the strand cap but it's hard for me to justify buying them if I can only wear them with the suit.

 

Any feedback? If the strands aren't good for dressing down a bit from the suit, what Allen Edmond shoes are?

The strands are awesome shoes and you can definitely wear it casually. The strands go well with dark denims, odd trousers, solid colored trousers etc...

 

You definitely can't go wrong with the Strands though since it is a highly popular shoe. It's probably my favorite shoe along with the 5 aves. 

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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

The strands are awesome shoes and you can definitely wear it casually. The strands go well with dark denims, odd trousers, solid colored trousers etc...

 

You definitely can't go wrong with the Strands though since it is a highly popular shoe. It's probably my favorite shoe along with the 5 aves. 

This is very good to hear. I fell in love with the Strands after seeing them and reading all the incredible reviews.

 

To clarify, does this apply to the black and walnut equally? I assume the walnut is more natural for a casual look but I would really like to get the black ones as I already have some pretty solid brown dress shoes.

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Debating on whether I should get a Brook brothers navy dot tie or a Lands End one?

The former being 9 dollars more

Help! Lol

 

 

edit: The brook brothers tie is from the 346 line, don't know much about that other than its made for their outlets?


Edited by theh00d - 7/21/13 at 8:59pm
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Originally Posted by Aggies2016 View Post

This is very good to hear. I fell in love with the Strands after seeing them and reading all the incredible reviews.

 

To clarify, does this apply to the black and walnut equally? I assume the walnut is more natural for a casual look but I would really like to get the black ones as I already have some pretty solid brown dress shoes.

The walnut strand is more casual since it has more pop with the color. Black is a more formal color, but this shouldn't stop you from getting the color you want. Either way, I'm sure the strands will be among one of your favorite shoes like it has for many of the members on this forum. 

 

By the way, the walnut strand is on sale right now for $229.  

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Originally Posted by Aggies2016 View Post

This is very good to hear. I fell in love with the Strands after seeing them and reading all the incredible reviews.

To clarify, does this apply to the black and walnut equally? I assume the walnut is more natural for a casual look but I would really like to get the black ones as I already have some pretty solid brown dress shoes.

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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

The walnut strand is more casual since it has more pop with the color. Black is a more formal color, but this shouldn't stop you from getting the color you want. Either way, I'm sure the strands will be among one of your favorite shoes like it has for many of the members on this forum. 

By the way, the walnut strand is on sale right now for $229.  

A couple points of information: the walnut Strand is on sale at Nordstrom for the price mentioned above, not from AE direct or at one of their stores (though folks at the Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread have reported that AE will match Nordstrom's price). It's on for another two weeks.

Regarding the Strand in black -- be aware that generally the more broguing a shoe has, the less formal it is... and black is the most formal of colors... and shy of opera pumps, a balmoral-laced shoe (like the Strand) is the most formal of shoes. A brogued (informal) balmoral (formal) in black (formal) can be a tricky beast to pull off. If you'd like to stick with Allen Edmonds, consider picking up the Park Avenue or perhaps the Fifth Avenue in black for a dedicated interview/funeral/wedding/black tie shoe.

I realize that a sophomore in college isn't made of dollars. That said, one pair of black shoes (depending on your eventual profession) could last you decades. As a second pair it's a good investment, especially at Nordstrom's current sale price.
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Originally Posted by Aggies2016 View Post

To clarify, does this apply to the black and walnut equally? I assume the walnut is more natural for a casual look but I would really like to get the black ones as I already have some pretty solid brown dress shoes.

I wouldn't wear black shoes with jeans or khakis. Get the walnut Strands or Macallisters. There's no reason not to have three pairs of shoes (black, brown, walnut). You're 20 now and will be wearing shoes the rest of your life, which means you'll be needing more in time anyway. Get the walnuts now, and then eventually a pair in oxblood (or merlot, or burgundy, whichever you choose to call it). teacha.gif
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Is a dress shirt too casual if it has black buttons compared to white buttons? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Is a dress shirt too casual if it has black buttons compared to white buttons? Thanks.

No dress shirt should have dye injected buttons, if you're going for a decent shirt.

 

That's that.

post #22871 of 28324
Wedding at 3 PM that will go on into the evening and cocktail attire is the dress code.

I'm guessing that I cannot go with a cotton khaki suit unless I plan on changing into a different suit prior to the reception/dinner.

Will be traveling by plane and will not be checking in.

Thoughts on this and what you would do?

Thanks in advance.
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Can anyone identify this shirt? What do you think about this collar? I loved it at first sight, even though I reckon it's a bit unconventional.

 

I'm contemplating buying it (or a similar one) for casual occasions, such as a walk in the city during these warm days.

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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Wedding at 3 PM that will go on into the evening and cocktail attire is the dress code.

I'm guessing that I cannot go with a cotton khaki suit unless I plan on changing into a different suit prior to the reception/dinner.
It's an afternoon wedding. That it might continue past 6PM doesn't change that fact. Yeah, an afternoon wedding that starts at 5:30 might be thought of as an evening wedding. But not a 3PM wedding.

Wear your cotton khaki suit, if you wish. Or wear a more formal wool suit, if you like. But do not wear the cotton suit for the first part, then change into a more formal suit for the latter part. That's an example of worrying too much about what to wear.

Since the invite specifies "cocktail attire," I'd probably wear a "real" suit, and not the cotton khaki one. But that's me. If I saw someone at the wedding who was wearing a cotton khaki suit, I wouldn't automatically judge him to be an uncultured barbarian. "Cocktail attire" is one of those dress codes which takes in a lot of ground.

If you have friends and family members attending this wedding (typical, for a wedding), you might want to take your cue from them. If all of them mention to you that they're going to be wearing charcoal (or navy) suits, well, perhaps you'd be more comfortable joining the crowd. Just a thought.
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

It's an afternoon wedding. That it might continue past 6PM doesn't change that fact. Yeah, an afternoon wedding that starts at 5:30 might be thought of as an evening wedding. But not a 3PM wedding.

Wear your cotton khaki suit, if you wish. Or wear a more formal wool suit, if you like. But do not wear the cotton suit for the first part, then change into a more formal suit for the latter part. That's an example of worrying too much about what to wear.

Since the invite specifies "cocktail attire," I'd probably wear a "real" suit, and not the cotton khaki one. But that's me. If I saw someone at the wedding who was wearing a cotton khaki suit, I wouldn't automatically judge him to be an uncultured barbarian. "Cocktail attire" is one of those dress codes which takes in a lot of ground.

If you have friends and family members attending this wedding (typical, for a wedding), you might want to take your cue from them. If all of them mention to you that they're going to be wearing charcoal (or navy) suits, well, perhaps you'd be more comfortable joining the crowd. Just a thought.

Pretty much this.
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

It's an afternoon wedding. That it might continue past 6PM doesn't change that fact. Yeah, an afternoon wedding that starts at 5:30 might be thought of as an evening wedding. But not a 3PM wedding.

Wear your cotton khaki suit, if you wish. Or wear a more formal wool suit, if you like. But do not wear the cotton suit for the first part, then change into a more formal suit for the latter part. That's an example of worrying too much about what to wear.

Since the invite specifies "cocktail attire," I'd probably wear a "real" suit, and not the cotton khaki one. But that's me. If I saw someone at the wedding who was wearing a cotton khaki suit, I wouldn't automatically judge him to be an uncultured barbarian. "Cocktail attire" is one of those dress codes which takes in a lot of ground.

If you have friends and family members attending this wedding (typical, for a wedding), you might want to take your cue from them. If all of them mention to you that they're going to be wearing charcoal (or navy) suits, well, perhaps you'd be more comfortable joining the crowd. Just a thought.

Thanks for the input, especially the bolded. I think I needed someone to tell me that. I feel like I am going to feel out of place in the evening in a light colored suit, so will probably go with the dark suit for the whole day.
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Pretty much this.

Thanks!
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