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Gents, who else besides Alden NYC was doing a run of Cigar LWB with antique edge?

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Alden of Carmel

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Cigar chukka vs. LWB owners, any thoughts on which offers greater versatility in professional environments? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by gosheik View Post

Cigar chukka vs. LWB owners, any thoughts on which offers greater versatility in professional environments? Thanks!

IMO, I would not consider the chukka as a professional attire shoe. Maybe business casual, but I would never wear with a suit.
LWB is more suited for professional wear, though you will find those on this forum who won't even wear bluchers with suits.
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IMO, I would not consider the chukka as a professional attire shoe. Maybe business casual, but I would never wear with a suit.
LWB is more suited for professional wear, though you will find those on this forum who won't even wear bluchers with suits.
I agree with Sazon. It depends on what you mean my professional. If you mean suit...then neither. Business casual...either one.
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Outside of some very traditional and formal work environments (legal, some finance mostly) I think an LWB can be worn with a suit but that is just my opinion

Chukka, never.

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^I agree with Don 100%.
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Legal as in criminal law and being in the courtroom, by all means, please wear long wings with a suit.

NYC law firm may not be fans of Derbys with suit but I have witnessed it and it looked very American. I certainly wouldn't distrust my attorney because of his long wings.

Investment bankers have plenty of money to get bals and keep the casual Derbys at home.
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Why not get a wider width? Are you ok with a longer shoe?

It was already a wide width. I didn't want to get an EE.
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Cigar chukka vs. LWB owners, any thoughts on which offers greater versatility in professional environments? Thanks!

I own both

Alden's chukkas don't go well with suits in a professional environment. Some sleeker chukkas from other companies may work, but not Alden's Barrie-lasted cordovan chukka.

IMO the standard cigar LWB with the antique sole can look out of place with a suit as well. The contrast between the dark brown upper and the light antique sole, combined with the broguing, create a very heavy looking shoe. IMO it goes better with certain business casual outfits. I've worn them with a suit to a wedding, but if I were meeting an important client for the first time, I'd likely leave the cigar LWB on the shoe rack.

The standard color 8 and black LWB probably are appropriate with most suits.
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Outside of some very traditional and formal work environments (legal, some finance mostly) I think an LWB can be worn with a suit but that is just my opinion
Chukka, never.

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I own both

Alden's chukkas don't go well with suits in a professional environment. Some sleeker chukkas from other companies may work, but not Alden's Barrie-lasted cordovan chukka.

IMO the standard cigar LWB with the antique sole can look out of place with a suit as well. The contrast between the dark brown upper and the light antique sole, combined with the broguing, create a very heavy looking shoe. IMO it goes better with certain business casual outfits. I've worn them with a suit to a wedding, but if I were meeting an important client for the first time, I'd likely leave the cigar LWB on the shoe rack.

The standard color 8 and black LWB probably are appropriate with most suits.

Absolutely agree.
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Here is yet another should I keep these question.

I just got the last 11.5D Alden for Epaulet Salzburger Alpine Grain Shortwing.

I love the grain and the color, but there are two issues that are preventing me from loving these as much as I hoped I would.

First, the alignment of the flaps on the right shoe is off, creating an angle on the lacing and in general looking sloppy. It was the first think I noticed when I tried them on this morning and I think I want to stick to my mantra which is if I don't immediately love it, then abort. Opinions?

Second, the squeak!!! I've never had creaking, squeaky shoes before, but now I can join the masses who have complained. Every movement of my foot creates a creaky noise. I think it can be mitigated with time and lube, but I want to get some experienced opinions on this. Is it due to the grain? I've never bought grain shoes before...
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The lacing issue would drive me nuts. Those should not have been sold as firsts. I'd send them back.
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Outside of some very traditional and formal work environments (legal, some finance mostly) I think an LWB can be worn with a suit but that is just my opinion



Chukka, never.


 



I've done a #8 chukka with a lighter cotton/linen blend suit before and thought it turned out ok (they were newish and still on my honeymoon with them). But it was also an afternoon wedding. So....

I probably wouldn't with a wool suit professionally. But I'm a biz casual office so don't have to worry about it. I agree though a LWB, if not highly contrasted, wouldn't look out of place.
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post

Here is yet another should I keep these question.

I just got the last 11.5D Alden for Epaulet Salzburger Alpine Grain Shortwing.
I love the grain and the color, but there are two issues that are preventing me from loving these as much as I hoped I would.
First, the alignment of the flaps on the right shoe is off, creating an angle on the lacing and in general looking sloppy. It was the first think I noticed when I tried them on this morning and I think I want to stick to my mantra which is if I don't immediately love it, then abort. Opinions?
Second, the squeak!!! I've never had creaking, squeaky shoes before, but now I can join the masses who have complained. Every movement of my foot creates a creaky noise. I think it can be mitigated with time and lube, but I want to get some experienced opinions on this. Is it due to the grain? I've never bought grain shoes before...
I would return. The misaligned flaps would bother me.
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Ravello this morning
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Cigar chukka vs. LWB owners, any thoughts on which offers greater versatility in professional environments? Thanks!

If you're looking for a blucher with some versatility with professional and business casual settings, the LWB is a far better choice than the chukka.  An even better choice would be a cap toe blucher on the Aberdeen last which is much sleeker and professional looking.  I think this medallion cap toe blucher suits (pun intended I guess...) professional settings even better than the LWB, and can serve nicely in business casual environments as well.

Grey wool suit

 

Casual cotton suit

... with denim

 

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