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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
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AoC Cigar LWB

Great looking shoe.

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

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

 

Not by modern American standards. It can work with more casual suits and anything business casual. 

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

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post #36278 of 79602
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by no standard could the LWB be considered a dress shoe. it's a casual shoe.

 

I'm not usually one to debate these things, but once you start saying things like "by no standard" you are being ignorant if not misleading.  By your standard, fine.  But not "by no standard." While to purists, it is deemed unacceptable to wear longwings, bluchers, and perhaps even shell cordovan altogether, most men in modern society (99%+) don't give two shits whether traditions are being followed.  

 

Regardless, several modern day designers, such as Paul Smith, Thom Browne, Tom Ford, Mark McNairy and others, disregard convention, or else follow the "standards" very loosely, and find their work very popular in the business environment.  I can walk into any boardroom meeting with any color LWB (except whiskey) and I guarantee not one person will notice.  Except maybe the guy who spends more time analyzing his shoe collection than focusing on his career - but he's probably too busy fetching our coffee.

 

The LWB is a very versatile shoe, and especially with dark edging, is quite appropriate as a business shoe.

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to 99% of Americans, this is a casual shoe



while a dress shoe is made of leather

itt people debate intricacies that 99.9% of people would never ever notice. things like a natural edge vs dark edge - only shoe geeks care about or notice this stuff. which is fine and ok. just don't confuse this with standards that anyone else in the world uses
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by no standard could the LWB be considered a dress shoe. it's a casual shoe.

Some shell LWBs are quite casual in my book, e.g., whiskey.

But to suggest that a black shell or color 8 shell LWB is strictly a casual shoe - and by no standard could be considered in any manner a dress shoe - would require a significant departure from good sense.
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My first pair of shell chukkas: (Cigar, from Shoemart.) I'm really liking them. Seem like perfect fall footwear.

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@makewayhomer hahahahah, nice
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nephew,
looking good

Gracias
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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post

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

My understanding is that the black longwing was the dress shoe by the standards of conservative American organizations in the "company man" days.
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My first pair of shell chukkas: (Cigar, from Shoemart.) I'm really liking them. Seem like perfect fall footwear.

Nice boots.

These were my first chukkas as well. I predict you will buy additional pairs. biggrin.gif
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