Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Aren't wingtips too informal for dress shoes?
Quote:Not at all, unless you are working in a super-conservative office environment. If that is the case, you won't find much use for your walnut Strands either.
Why settle for a shoe, I would consider a pair of daltons. People are often surprised when told that my "shoes" are actually boots.
I have a question based on this question. Do you wear a suit every day? Because that is the only way I could see you havng multiple pairs of cap toes and expressing concern about whether a wingtip is dressy enough.
They're black. I contemplated between park avenues And fifth avenues for a while as my black shoes. Settled on the FA cos It felt like everyone buys a standard captoe and the small amount of broguing was minimal.
A deep brown park avenue is definitely something I'm now thinking is a good idea. Or is there something sleeker?
It depends on how dressy you're talking about. I frequently wear my Cambridges with suits. More formal occasions require cap toes, though.
I work in a hospital so
I don't wear a suit but I'm required to dress very formally where I am.
I visited an AE store the other day and found that the PAs had really thick welts. Can they be resoled with a sleeker welt? If not, does anyone have any recommendations for a sleeker counterpart (in the same ~$200 price range)? Thanks!
It must be the reflection of the hardwood floor (or my monitor) because they have a slightly brownish hue on my screen. It sounds like you are after a more formal shoe collection, so if that's your goal, then a dark brown Park Avenue is fine. Otherwise, I agree with the others.
Formal dress, but no suit??? Do you wear a shirt, tie and lab coat? If so, I would look for a nice, versatile pair of wingtips. Something in burgundy or brown.
Quote:Can you define "very formally?" To most of us here, that term means a suit at a minimum, at least in the context of business. Some interpret that as a very conservative suit (solid dark gray or navy) with a white shirt and black cap-toes and a conservative tie.
Unless you were looking at the tap sole version, then you are seeing their standard sole edge thickness, and you can't have AE change that.
For $30 it would be more than prudent for you to purchase these, even if for the sole purpose of experimentation. You can look into trying tongue pads, heel pads, an insert (like SuperFeet) or any such combination. Let us know which, if any, works for you.
Ah okay. Sorry. So crisp clean shirt (usually white or light blue/lavender)
Conservative tie. Dress shoes. White coat.
I believe black wingtips were a common pairing with suits in the US, in the 60s.
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