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Cordovan Shoes OK for Business Dress?

ProfessorShak

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I'm looking into getting a new pair of shoes I Like Alden and heard a lot about their Cordovan shoes. I was told that black is the standard for business dress, but would a pair of Cordovan shoes work as well?

Maybe something like this
http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_ane4_2160.htm
 

ohm

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Perhaps not in London, but certainly in the US.
 

yachtie

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Originally Posted by AnGeLiCbOrIs
You can always go for black shell cordovan.

+1 As businessy as it gets. Color 8 (cordovan color) is standard business wear in the US as well.
 

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I have plain-toe bals in #8 and I certainly wear them in business situations. I don't see how they could be less appropriate than the same shoe in burgundy calf.
 

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Originally Posted by ProfessorShak
I'm looking into getting a new pair of shoes I Like Alden and heard a lot about their Cordovan shoes. I was told that black is the standard for business dress, but would a pair of Cordovan shoes work as well?

Maybe something like this
http://www.aldenshoe.com/cat_ane4_2160.htm


I don't think anyone you work with would know was Cordovan is...
 

porcelain monkey

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You can't go wrong with cordovan.
 

The Louche

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Originally Posted by Lel
I don't think anyone you work with would know was Cordovan is...

Yea - I'd be shocked. Imagine your boss scolding you in front of other colleagues b/c your shoes aren't made of the proper type of leather. In a twist of irony I guess that if cordovan weren'tappropriate for the office, it would only be because they thought that corrected grain and rubber soles were the only acceptable options.
 

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