I could also have titled this: Allen Edmonds - the casual choice Before Styleforum, my shoe of choice has been Allen Edmunds for at least 10 years. In the past year I've even bought two new pair. And now I'm out of choices with Allen Edmonds. Here's what a perusal of their website reveals: 4 shoe lines (Dress, Dress Casual, Casual, and Casual Comfort), 76 different shoes. (I'll preface my comments by noting that I prefer balmorals when wearing a coat and tie.) Of the 76 shoes, 33 are in the "Dress" line. Of the 33 in the "Dress" line, 10 are slip-on with varying levels of formality. Of the 23 remaining, 8 are bluchers (The MacNeil is admittedly classic, but in a grandfatherly, country church kind of way). Of the 15 remaining, 7 are either casual or special circumstance shoes: A spectator, a saddle shoe, a patent leather shoe, a boot, and 3 shoes that seem way too casual: Hampstead, Hastings, and Saxon. That leaves 8 shoes: 2 are Monks. That leaves 6 traditional, business appropriate balmorals: Park Avenue Add pinking to the cap and call it a Niles Add some brogueing to the cap and call it the Byron Make it a full-brogue wing and call it the Chester A wholecut found in the Westgate And the Dryden, a plain-toe with medallion. Am I the only one who can look at 76 shoes and find no choices? (If nothing else, this post is a reference to currently available AE shoes).