Originally Posted by brp2
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.