Quick poll for those interested in dress shoes for suits. I have a wide variety of bluchers and wear suits from time to time (2-3 times per month). I usually go with my 2145, color 8 medallion cap toe blucher, but have been wanting to snag a good pair of oxfords/bals to wear with suits, but not necessarily exclusively for suits. Which of the following would you recommend for this role. I do think I want to go with Black, but not necessarily shell.
9741 - Black shell (short)-wingtip balmoral (Tremont))
9071 - Black Shell cap toe bal (Hampton)
9016 - Black Shell perforated cap toe bal (Hampton)
Alden on Madison's semibrogue Black Shell on Hampton (similar to AE's strand design - medallion cap toe bal)
I could be talked into color 8, or black calf, I suppose. Or maybe I should just stick to bluchers and pick up something new and interesting.
Thanks in advance...
I own the 9016. I wear it with suits and wool pants / jackets and wool pants / sweater combos. I would not wear it with chinos or denim. But for suits and "dress pants," its great.