Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by WiseMenOfGotham, May 1, 2013.
A Carmina is great for an everyday work shoe.
If you like compliments, then burgundy/merlot wingtips for the win. That's a nice collection. Those double monks...
Edward Greem Inverness, 888 last (picture from skoaktiebolaget):
I'd get a pair of GG Astaire in burgundy. You don't have a wingtip.
Got these, they are great.
The lighting in that pictures is less than ideal. Those actually look brown. In better lighting, they may pop.
As others have suggested, some shoes that are chunkier and/or have more design details (like broguing).
If there's any chance of coming into contact with body fluids on the job, avoid light brown and more suede. Consider cordovan instead.
10 sounds like the maximum rotation size. 6 is enough, but the current variety is lacking.
Why would OP come into contact with bodily fluids at work? OP, do you work in a urine factory?
I believe he said he is a physician.
Do you have any suggestions for a chunkier shoe? I'm currently considering the Alden Longwing Blucher in Cordovan on the Plaza last (the "Mafoofan shoe"). Regarding body fluids, there is a high potential for me as a physician in the hospital. However, it hasn't been an issue yet. I refuse to wear "crocs" or sneakers with my dress clothes and white coat.
Also, what other specific shoes would you suggest for a more complete variety? I definitely prefer sleeker shoes but I am open to all suggestions. Thank you once again.
Chunkier? Do you mean thicker soles?
You can check out Church's thick sole series. Trickers and Sanders might also have what you want.
Chunkier as in thicker leather, thicker soles, and upper design details (actual and virtual thickness). Though with extreme height, thicker soles should be avoided, and chunkiness should be avoided in general if the feet are disproportionately large. Assuming that is not the case, the Alden sounds like a good choice.
Sorry for the drift but where does one get the "mafoofan" Alden shoe?
Umm...Alden? I think you have to special order though.
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