Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CharlesAlexander, Aug 9, 2011.
Works great with Flannel.
Well, thankfully this is a forum about style and not fashion. That one is comfortable wearing something beyond what "other people" are willing to wear speaks to one's own preferences and style. I couldn't give two shits if GQ or Esquire endorses what I'm wearing 10 years from now - but chances are, because things are cyclical and they run out of things to write about, they will come back "in fashion" in no time.
Sleek lasted monks + Suit = win.
I have a pair of Black Ballys with double monk strap. Looks decent with a suit.
I am aware of fashion and style because evaluating style trends in the marketplace has been a significant part of my career for 30+ years. There is classic style, but if you lag in how you can best present yourself in a contemporary context you can appear to be older and clueless. It will be extreme examples of color and fit that will look dated after 5 years and won't age well. Not a big deal for a T-shirt but certainly a major decision for fine tailored clothing.
Not sure if you've seen these shoes in person or not, but they are quite pointy/extended in person, even when compared to other pointy lasts. They kind of remind me of the long, pointy Santoni lasts.
try it on in the store or at home. return if you do not love them.
I'm wearing suede moras today with my pinstriped suit.
You never struck me as an AE guy, Trini.
FWIW, I wore Lowndes with a Russell plaid yesterday. I think they can go with anything you would wear a derby with. In certain situations even an oxford as long as they are stitchcapped.
Moras are the only AE's I currently own but I like 'em.
Single-soled double monks on a sleek last looks fine to my eye with suits for less formal business occasions.
Agreed. What I was saying - and I think that a few other people have agreed - is that the PS shoes shown are fashion forward such that they won't endure well. I love the AE Moras, which have a classic shape. And double monks + suits in general is a completely innocuous combo, of course.
I will check out the toe in person, but I like the pointed toe look.
It fits me.
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