Great forum -- have already used it for quite a bit of advice as I start to build up a mature, sophisticated wardrobe beginning with shoes. I work in an office that I would typically describe as business casual, but with a bit of flair/formality, as I'm in a major city and an industry that respects both fashion and luxury. Typical attire for men in my office is a very nice, long-sleeve button-up shirt, high-end pants (can be khakis, designer jeans or more formal slacks) and good shoes. My goal for my work shoe collection is 4 really high-quality shoes, 2 blacks and 2 browns, that can last me a while and stay in fashion. I've already purchased 3 pairs of italian-made shoes (ferragamos & bruno maglis, 2 black, 1 brown), and since none of them have laces, I wanted the 4th shoe to be a brown lace-up from Allen Edmonds. From the pictures of the park avenue, I knew the black wouldn't work as I already have 2 black shoes, and more importantly, it would look terrible with jeans/khakis, regardless of the quality of the pants. On the other hand, I really liked pictures of the shoe in brown and felt like it would be fine with khakis and dress-slacks. I ordered them two nights ago and they or on their way, but I have since read on the forum that park avenues should not be paired with anything other than a suit, and certainly not khakis; however, all these threads were related to black park avenues and made no mention of the browns. So now I need to know if I should be sending them back to get another pair. I've seen recommendations steering away from balmorals and captoes for my purposes, but the same people recommend McAllister, Strand, or 5th Avenue, all of which appear to me to be balmorals, just with the strange designs that I'm not really into. The ideal shoe seems like it would be the Kennilworth, but people have given it a lot of terrible reviews regarding quality. Any advice? Will the brown park avenues really look ridiculous? Thank you.