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Fifth Ave or Park Ave AEs - which is more elegant?

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Thoughts on which of the two shoes is more elegant? THey appear to have the same last but I could be wrong. Thinking about picking up a pair during the sale.
 

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They are both on the same last iirc. Both look like they have a small cap toe. The 5th Ave accentuates this even moreso with the brogues. My vote goes to PA.
 

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I'm not sure what elegant even really means. What are younplanning to use these shoes for? If business dress, go park avenue. If you already own a park avenue then get fifth.

If you're planning on wearing these casually get the McClain.
 

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They are both on last #5. PA is more elegant. Simplicity is the key to elegance.
 

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Owning both (albeit in different colors), I prefer the Fifth Avenue. A punch cap is more interesting than a plain cap.
 

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I own them both and I like them both. I have the Park Ave in black and the Fifth Ave. in Walnut. If I had to do it again, I'd probably get the Fifth Ave in brown and save the Walnut for a more casual shoe like the Strand.

In terms of what is more elegant, if you mean going out in the evening to the theater or a very upscale restaurant (what I imagine when I hear elegant) then I would say that simplicity of the Park Avenue in black is the right call.
 

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The Fifth Ave would look a lot more natural if the caps were bigger.
 

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I say the PA are more formal. Elegance wise I guess it depends what are they paired with. I personally like FAs better.
 

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I find it impossible to choose between the two.
 

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Originally Posted by F. Corbera
I find it impossible to choose between the two.

Well done.

EZ
 

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Originally Posted by intent
The Fifth Ave would look a lot more natural if the caps were bigger.

More natural? As in it could grow on a tree?

On another note, I can't decide which I like better either... The PA is too "bleh" in my opinion. For a plain cap-toe oxford, I think I like something a little sleeker.
 

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Originally Posted by AlanC
Owning both (albeit in different colors), I prefer the Fifth Avenue. A punch cap is more interesting than a plain cap.

I agree.
 

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Originally Posted by intent
The Fifth Ave would look a lot more natural if the caps were bigger.

I own neither, but if I had to choose I'd go with the FA. However in either case I think the caps are too small.
 

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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
I'm not sure what elegant even really means. What are younplanning to use these shoes for? If business dress, go park avenue. If you already own a park avenue then get fifth.

If you're planning on wearing these casually get the McClain.

+1

Yea do you mean elegant as in "formal dress code" or "sleek/sexeh"?
 

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Elegant isn't a modifier I'd apply to either. Perfectly acceptable shoes, esp. if you are not trying to signify as some sort of greasy dago pimp. Of course, Style Forum seems to be the place for Midwestern accountants to signify as greasy dago pimps, so you need to adjust for your circumstances.

Have you tried an Aviation made with Bols Genever? I recommend it.
 

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