Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
A black captoe bal with jeans??
Should be avoided 100% of the time.
I have them and they are my favorite shoes to wear with jeans
That does it, I'm getting a pair. Thanks for the nudge.
I wouldn't exclude the combo based on the balmoral styling alone. And I avoid absolutes. The setup may be difficult to pull off but I wouldn't dismiss it entirely.
Anyone know if the shoe bank ever does the 2 for 200$ sales anymore?
Size 9.5D brown shell Randolphs on eBay going for $20 right now.
I got a pair of Park Avenue's in black recently, but had to exchange them because of the size, too much slippage. Instead of shoes on standard leather sole I received combination v tap rubber. My question is should I keep them or exchange for leather? I dont wear formal shoes often at all, but may be in the future(not soon).
Also I need to build all shoe collection from zero and would like to have some recommendations on 2nd, more universal pair that can go with jeans. I know it was discussed here many times, but would like to have some recommendations. I was also eyeballing wolverine 1000 boots, but that's another discussion I guess...
I guess it depends on wear you'll be wearing them. I live in NYC, and feel more comfortable with the V-Tread soles when navigating wet pavement and filthy subway platforms. But if I lived somewhere where I mostly drove to my dedtinations and walked around indoors, I would prefer the all-leather soles. It's most likely psychological, but for some reason I feel that the V-Treads don't allow the sole to mold to my gait quite as well as they would otherwise.
BUT taking a complete wipeout on slippery pavement steps two years ago piqued my interest in the V-treads....
If it is either/or, I'd go with with the PA if I was wearing them with mostly suits, the walnut Strand if wearing them mostly with jeans.
If you are open to other options, I'd consider a merlot, or burgundy, LWB or PTB.
I have, and in the Rockefeller Center store too. They would only match on the specific model/color combination though. I'm not sure if anyone ever had success matching the model with a different color. Either way, you are better off at the AE store due to the various widths they offer in-store.
The Plano, TX store did for me last year. But, they were walnut strands, ie one of the Nordstrum sale items.
I finally got a chance to polish up the shell McGraws last night
Looks great! Nicely done.
Anyone have insight on the return policies for the seconds that ship to Canada, didn't get my shoes yet but I'm a little worried about the fit. I tried ordered the Kenilworth in 7.5D after trying on some flatiron 7.5d that fit perfectly (8 were too big). I then realized that the last wasn't the same so I dug deeper and finally found a store that had some Kenilworth in Montreal, the 8D, when tied extremely tight seemed to fit OK (i.e. the heel barely lifted).
Having said that, I'm hoping for the best, hoping that the 7.5D will fit but I just want to make sure I have the proper tools to deal with the return if it comes to that. Any insight is welcome.
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