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Alden for Brooks Brothers loafers. My fourth pair of Aldens and second shell pair.







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PSA: the ravello NST shoes (aberdeen) that I returned to shoemart have finally shown up (they went missing for a couple days)

 

if anyone is TTS 12D, may be worth ringing them up. they were selling them for $450 when I bought them two weeks ago

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All: looking for some advice here. If you could only have one pair of color 8 shell shoes, and you intended to wear them only with outfits ranging from business casual to suits, which would you choose?
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In the face of way too many recent buys, starting to question my Leffot #8 Tanker pre order so far as fitting into my wardrobe. For those who have it, do they successfully get any real use as a business casual boot or it mostly a casual wear item? I really like it but wondering if I should let it go. Thanks.

I have the #8 Tankers (from Context though and not Leffot) and they get the most wear of any of my boots, especially in the fall and the winter. I wear a lot of tweed, moleskin, and corduroy to the office and they work great with all of those. I'll also wear them with my flannel trousers and a sportcoat quite a bit too. About the only thing I will not wear them with is an actual suit. IMO, they are definitely not sleek boots and they seem to work best with an outfit with some texture.
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All: looking for some advice here. If you could only have one pair of color 8 shell shoes, and you intended to wear them only with outfits ranging from business casual to suits, which would you choose?

BB Wingtips
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All: looking for some advice here. If you could only have one pair of color 8 shell shoes, and you intended to wear them only with outfits ranging from business casual to suits, which would you choose?

 

Color 8 Tassel.  It wouldn't be my first choice for either scenario, but if I had to go with one that serves both purposes, I think utility is maximized with such a selection.

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All: looking for some advice here. If you could only have one pair of color 8 shell shoes, and you intended to wear them only with outfits ranging from business casual to suits, which would you choose?

This will probably be the only vote for them, but I'll say the 4-eyelet handsewn blucher. In Color #8 I have PTB, LWB, SWB, chukkas, and the Tanker boot and these get the most wear of anything I own, by far. As an added bonus, they are on the flex welt sole which is extremely comfortable. They may be bordering on the old man side of things, but it's hard to beat the comfort and the versatility.



If you like the looks of the LHS loafer but loafers aren't for you for whatever reason, these are a really good alternative.

My second choice would be PTB. It's hard to go wrong with such a simple design like the plain toe.
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Appreciate all the responses to my Tanker Q. Thanks.
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All: looking for some advice here. If you could only have one pair of color 8 shell shoes, and you intended to wear them only with outfits ranging from business casual to suits, which would you choose?

Ugh. This is too hard.

 

For as many purposes as possible?  Probably a shortwing, or some straight tip captoe bluchers.

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^^ I second the straight tip bluchers. They are on my radar as well.
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nephew,
nice shine on your cap toe boots
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#8 NST
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nephew,
looking good
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I agree with Ryden 100%. Commando is perfect. When you are wearing them and even from the side it is really hard to tell they are a lugged sole.

I'm wearing my #8 Captoes on Grant today. Double leather sole. Go 1/2 up from Trubalance on these. These fit just as good as my Trubalance lasted boots. These are from The Shoe Mart, but a couple retailers have them.
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nephew,

looking good
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Alden for Brooks Brothers loafers. My fourth pair of Aldens and second shell pair.
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wear in good health
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All: looking for some advice here. If you could only have one pair of color 8 shell shoes, and you intended to wear them only with outfits ranging from business casual to suits, which would you choose?

I'd go with the medallion cap toe blucher (2145), but there are a bunch of other nice options also.

 

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