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post #36226 of 91814
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post

Alden does sleeker dress shoes just fine, IMO:
911's today

Alden's "tan" calfskin may be its best. The Obscura boots / shoes were awesome.

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post #36227 of 91814
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

I mirror,or "bull", the toe-end of all my calf shoes. I feel the shine lends itself to formality as it not only represents an investment in time and care, but parallels the aforementioned orthodox formal footwear such as opera pumps and patent leather. I guess I missed the memo where this is really just turning them tacky. Shell is just that much better because the entire shoe retains some degree of shine with minimal investment.

Mario is speaking the truth.
post #36228 of 91814
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post

Alden does sleeker dress shoes just fine, IMO:
911's today

Nice shoes. Nothing at all wrong with Alden calf.
post #36229 of 91814
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post

Alden does sleeker dress shoes just fine, IMO:
911's today
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Very nice. I'm currently looking for my next pair, and this looks like something I'll definitely have to take into consideration.

post #36230 of 91814

I've always thought the stock model 920 - dark brown calf cap toe bal on the hampton, would be a nice dress shoe.

post #36231 of 91814
it seems like we're all arguing the same point, all caveating that ultimately, the style comes down to personal taste. in which case we can all agree to disagree on two sides of the same coin.
post #36232 of 91814

But that's why this is a discussion forum, after-all, for discussion :D

post #36233 of 91814
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Originally Posted by Kashiwa View Post

Speaking of LS. New Arrival. I love cognac!

 

Couple of shots I took with the boots you speak of:

 

 

post #36234 of 91814
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

Welcome back Uncle. Nice combination as usual.

nephew,
thank you
post #36235 of 91814
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Originally Posted by mcbrown View Post

Alden does sleeker dress shoes just fine, IMO:
911's today

nephew,
looking good
post #36236 of 91814
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


I too like the English makers.
And, since you mentioned JL above, as but one example of a non-Alden shoe, I own a double monk dark brown calf John Lobb that is perhaps the finest double monk shoe I have ever seen. Moving on.
This (bold) makes it hard to take you seriously. It really does. I have calf and shell shoes for formal settings. I easily prefer shell, but I have no problem if another prefers calf. If you prefer calf, fine - but to then say shell looks tacky/cheap makes you lose credibility, and appear almost silly.
I have all the brands you speak of, though my total comes in around seven-fold of yours.

 

Hence the name - then again, maybe we should change it to Sevenfoldyourcollectionguy nod[1].gif

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AoC Cigar LWB
post #36238 of 91814
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AoC Cigar LWB

Great looking shoe.

post #36239 of 91814

Tacky and cheap-looking?  I think not...

post #36240 of 91814
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Tacky and cheap-looking?  I think not...

by no standard could the LWB be considered a dress shoe. it's a casual shoe.
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