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Advice on work shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by WiseMenOfGotham, May 1, 2013.

  1. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    The lighting in that pictures is less than ideal. Those actually look brown. In better lighting, they may pop.
     
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    VinnyMac Senior member

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    Double post.
     
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  3. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    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.
     
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  4. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    Why would OP come into contact with bodily fluids at work? OP, do you work in a urine factory?
     
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  5. Sonny58

    Sonny58 Senior member

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    I believe he said he is a physician.
     
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  6. WiseMenOfGotham

    WiseMenOfGotham Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  7. Alvinbmx

    Alvinbmx Senior member

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    Chunkier? Do you mean thicker soles?

    You can check out Church's thick sole series. Trickers and Sanders might also have what you want.
     
  8. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    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.
     
  9. SouthNarc

    SouthNarc Senior member

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    Sorry for the drift but where does one get the "mafoofan" Alden shoe?
     
  10. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Umm...Alden? I think you have to special order though.
     
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    That's what I meant and I should have been more clear; if it's a stocked item or something special ordered.
     
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  12. charleslee89

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    Nice list you got there! Although I tend to be more of an oxford shoe type of guy, I kind of like the shoes list you have. I think a casual burgundy shoe would be nice. It’d look good with black or navy suits

    You’ve got good taste in shoes my friend, although I’m not too keen on suede shoes. I prefer leather shoes any day. I suggest you get chestnut brown semi-brogue shoes. They’d be a perfect addition to your shoe list.

    I’m not really a fan of shoes, I only keep 2-3 pairs of shoes (mostly oxfords) to work, but I must say, I’m quite impressed with your list. It certainly shows you’ve got good taste. My shoes are mostly of brown and black shades. Nothing too fancy but they do look good and are quite durable for work.

    I own 2 pairs of Charles Tyrwhitt shoes. One black contemporary calf punched derby shoes and a black Paddington full brogue derby shoes. I’m not quite picky with colors, as I prefer black over anything else. You might want to check Charles Tyrwhitt shoes, they’re really good.

    Hey I found these on Google and I thought they might fit nicely in your list http://vesperblack.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/brown-brogue-shoes.jpg
     

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