- Jan 5, 2008
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I've not worn a suit in years and already had a pair of black cap-toes (AE Byron - lol my first AE buy 15 years ago) so figured why not have some fun. I find solid black visually too 'heavy' to wear casually with denim, but breaking them up a bit with a coloured lace has served me well. Figured why not take the next step with these ones. I imagine I'll get more compliments on this pair than any pair in my collection even if true gentlemen may shudder at what I've done ;-).I think it is fantastic. I might have chosen black soles for more versatility but otherwise, AWESOME!!!!
I quoted my own post from a few pages ago about a similar build (not my shoes) from a cobbler I trust and use who is not local to me. In our new world of work from home and very casual offices, for those who can go back to offices, I like when people take a stock shoe and customize it especially if they regularly wear it.
Also nice is that the re-sole with Vibrams cost me less than US$100 and now i have a useful shoe that will do more than collect dust in the closet.