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Comfortable Shoes for suits? reccomend?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rjt65, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. rjt65

    rjt65 Well-Known Member

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    Ok having been out of th suit wearing job for the last 10 plus years (moved to sports jackets casual etc) I am looking at getting back into mgmt consulting-- so traditional suits--

    Will be resulting in mostly traditional darker colored suits navy pinstripes, navy, charcoal grey etc...

    I used to wear Johnston murphy---

    I am large dude 48 L 38 pant--- 240 lbs with high arch 12 reg size shoes. lot foot issues so i am particular last 10 year son shoes getting good cushion sneakers, lands end comfort mocs for casual wear etc....

    so i ma worryign bout the foot pain going back to dress shoes---

    so what to wear with j press brooks suits? Will get the suits first than looka t shoes was planning to look at rockport dress shoes, cole haan, etc,....

    any suggestions?

    wanting black, cordovan, one lace another loafer type, ..maybe dark chestnut brown too ?

    3 pairs enuf? what other brands do people like?

    thoughts?

    I want it all comfort and looks!! running thru airports and such --dinners etc means long day in em [​IMG] -

    thanks!!
     
  2. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    please rephrase question in english
     
  3. ter1413

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    please rephrase question in english

    +1
     
  4. rjt65

    rjt65 Well-Known Member

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    okkkkkk

    so:

    1) what are some recommended brands of shoes that look good and are comfortable to match with grey, navy, charcoal dark suits

    2) how many pairs if wearing all day-night 4-5 days per week Iam thinking 3 pairs to start..

    thanks
     
  5. onix

    onix Senior member

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    okkkkkk

    so:

    1) what are some recommended brands of shoes that look good and are comfortable to match with grey, navy, charcoal dark suits

    2) how many pairs if wearing all day-night 4-5 days per week Iam thinking 3 pairs to start..

    thanks


    You need a minimum of 2-3 pairs. The more shoes you have the longer each of them last. How much in total you want to spend on each pair?
     
  6. rjt65

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    100-150$ range per pair.

    but if i put on a pair that was looking good and felt like wearing slippers -I might go higher!



    You need a minimum of 2-3 pairs. The more shoes you have the longer each of them last. How much in total you want to spend on each pair?
     
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  8. rjt65

    rjt65 Well-Known Member

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    12 normal width

    will check it out --anywhere to try them on?

    shoes suits -- i need to try on first...

    thanks




    Check Allen Edmonds on ebay.

    http://myworld.ebay.com/allenedmonds/

    Many starting at $99. And a much better shoe than trash like Rockport or Cole Haan.

    What is your shoe size?
     
  9. jobro

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    will check it out --anywhere to try them on?
    No one is going to be able to tell you where you can try them on if we don't know where you are located! Store locator http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline...Id=40000000001
     
  10. upnorth

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    Ok having been out of th suit wearing job for the last 10 plus years (moved to sports jackets casual etc) I am looking at getting back into mgmt consulting-- so traditional suits--

    Will be resulting in mostly traditional darker colored suits navy pinstripes, navy, charcoal grey etc...

    I used to wear Johnston murphy---

    I am large dude 48 L 38 pant--- 240 lbs with high arch 12 reg size shoes. lot foot issues so i am particular last 10 year son shoes getting good cushion sneakers, lands end comfort mocs for casual wear etc....

    so i ma worryign bout the foot pain going back to dress shoes---

    so what to wear with j press brooks suits? Will get the suits first than looka t shoes was planning to look at rockport dress shoes, cole haan, etc,....

    any suggestions?

    wanting black, cordovan, one lace another loafer type, ..maybe dark chestnut brown too ?

    3 pairs enuf? what other brands do people like?

    thoughts?

    I want it all comfort and looks!! running thru airports and such --dinners etc means long day in em [​IMG] -

    thanks!!


    Based on how you type, I would urge you to reconsider your career choice, or at least cut back on the booze before you decide which shoes to buy.
     
  11. 12XU

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    Look at Ecco shoes. I find them to be very comfortable for all day wear. Be careful though, they seem to have downgraded in recent years to mfg in China and the quality isn't as good as the Slovenia made shoes. The nicer ones are closer to $200 but again, really lightweight, comfortable, and hold up well to daily wear. E.g. I have these (on sale right now as I think they are discontinued):

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2890244?...:referralID=NA

    I don't know what the rules are but I wear these with a suit all the time.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. jobro

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    Look at Ecco shoes. I find them to be very comfortable for all day wear. Be careful though, they seem to have downgraded in recent years to mfg in China and the quality isn't as good as the Slovenia made shoes. The nicer ones are closer to $200 but again, really lightweight, comfortable, and hold up well to daily wear. E.g. I have these (on sale right now as I think they are discontinued):

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2890244?...:referralID=NA

    I don't know what the rules are but I wear these with a suit all the time.


    Ugly unserviceable junk.
     
  13. KObalto

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    so what to wear with j press brooks suits? Will get the suits first than looka t shoes was planning to look at rockport dress shoes, cole haan, etc,....


    You need to do some searches on here for shoes. You will not find any love for the brands you mention. You will find better shoes to be more comfortable if you get the right fit. At the lower end of good shoes, look at Allen Edmonds as mentioned. Since you seem familiar with Brooks Brothers, you may want to look at Peal and Co. when on sale.


    Look at Ecco shoes. I find them to be very comfortable for all day wear. Be careful though, they seem to have downgraded in recent years to mfg in China and the quality isn't as good as the Slovenia made shoes. The nicer ones are closer to $200 but again, really lightweight, comfortable, and hold up well to daily wear. E.g. I have these (on sale right now as I think they are discontinued):

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2890244?...:referralID=NA

    I don't know what the rules are but I wear these with a suit all the time.


    Square-toed Ecco loafers with a suit?
     
  14. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    Ok.
    Translation: Hello wise and venerable StyleForum denizens I grovel at your feet for I am not worthy of the wisdom you may grant me.
    Translation: I am now consulting after being laid off and need to look nice as I cultivate prospective clients.

    Translation: This field will require me to dress more traditionally than I have in the past.

    Translation: Non-sequitur brand mention.

    Translation: I am overweight and have foot pain issues for which I wore casual shoes with high arch supports.

    Translation: My mother is worried about foot pain issues.

    Translation: What kind of crappy shoe should I wear because I have never heard of a cushion insole such as the famous Dr. Scholls recommends?

    Translation: I do not like to make decisions. Please instruct me on what to do.

    Translation: Translation: I do not like to make decisions. Please instruct me on what to do.

    Translation: These shoes must be all purpose, low cost, fashionable and suddenly I no longer care about comfort so shoes with broken glass in the bottom are fine as well.

    _______________________________
     
  15. mkarim

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    Ugly unserviceable junk.

    +1000
     
  16. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    Snarkiness aside, it sounds as though you have a ways to go before you are ready to be a consultant. As far as shoes go, if money is an issue check out what's for sale here and on ebay. If you need more cushion consider getting an insert. Also consider the time you will spend on your feet and where you will spend it. Running from a parking ramp to an office is a lot different than walking downtown streets and skyways all day long. Are you visiting heavy equipment or construction sites? Are you going to get wet? Are you going to get chemicals or grease on them?
     
  17. unjung

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    Wrong.
     
  18. rjt65

    rjt65 Well-Known Member

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    Wow very funny.. you must be so cool! No, I was not laid off. A proper well made shoe can provide both comfort and good looks, I prefer not to add in Dr Scholls. So I will add you to the "what people will do anonymous on-line" but never do to a persons face. As I have not been wearing suits dress shoes for work in over 10 years I did want some of the good peoples advice and would like to thank all the people that gave their opinions,
    Translation: Hello wise and venerable StyleForum denizens I grovel at your feet for I am not worthy of the wisdom you may grant me.Translation: I am now consulting after being laid off and need to look nice as I cultivate prospective clients. Translation: This field will require me to dress more traditionally than I have in the past. Translation: Non-sequitur brand mention. Translation: I am overweight and have foot pain issues for which I wore casual shoes with high arch supports. Translation: My mother is worried about foot pain issues. Translation: What kind of crappy shoe should I wear because I have never heard of a cushion insole such as the famous Dr. Scholls recommends? Translation: I do not like to make decisions. Please instruct me on what to do. Translation: Translation: I do not like to make decisions. Please instruct me on what to do. Translation: These shoes must be all purpose, low cost, fashionable and suddenly I no longer care about comfort so shoes with broken glass in the bottom are fine as well. _______________________________
     
  19. XFactor

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    Were you able to decide on Shoe brand and models? Which ones did you buy and where from? How much $$ ?
     

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