Advice on work shoes?

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  1. LeatherFoot

    LeatherFoot Senior member

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    A Carmina is great for an everyday work shoe. ​
     


  2. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    If you like compliments, then burgundy/merlot wingtips for the win. That's a nice collection. Those double monks... [​IMG]
     
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  3. WiseMenOfGotham

    WiseMenOfGotham Well-Known Member

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    Like these?

    Edward Greem Inverness, 888 last (picture from skoaktiebolaget):

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    nickrut Senior member

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    I'd get a pair of GG Astaire in burgundy. You don't have a wingtip.
     


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    Got these, they are great.
     


  6. 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.
     


  7. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    Double post.
     
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  8. 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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  9. 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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    I believe he said he is a physician.
     


  11. 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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  12. 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.
     


  13. 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.
     


  14. SouthNarc

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


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Umm...Alden? I think you have to special order though.
     


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