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Church's Consul - shape of toe box vs American makes of cap toe balmorals

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by electronicsjunkie, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. electronicsjunkie

    electronicsjunkie Active Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    I just received a pair of Church's Consuls by mail order and the shape of the toe box struck me in a way that it didn't when I tried them on in a Church's store. It appears a bit squarer (and makes the whole shoe look a bit longer) than several American makes of cap toe balmorals (Alden, Allen Edmonds, Johnston and Murphy Georgetowns). Not as exaggerated as C&J Hallam, which I didn't like and didn't fit me (Connaught didn't fit either).

    My questions - is the Consul shape universally appropriate for business? And, is the shape likely to endure well for the long run (see: Kenneth Cole square toe shoes, admittedly a caricature to make the point). My primary use of them would be with suit and tie in a conservative work environment (finance), and perhaps sometimes with dress slacks (not ideal for balmorals I know). Maybe I'm just conditioned to a rounder/pointier shape by years of wearing American shoes.
  2. Macallan

    Macallan Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2010

    Yes. Stop over-thinking about it.

    It is the 'go to' shoe in the Church's range, for a conservative business environment.

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