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Help me pick out my first pair of real dress shoes.

Makoto Chan

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Absolutely the Lloyd's. This is an easy one for SF to answer.
 

Sanguis Mortuum

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The patina on the Lloyds is fantastic, though the Berwick would probably be more versatile than a tassle loafer, especially if they're you're first pair of real shoes.

Edit: As has been pointed out, the links are the wrong way round, so invert the names in my above post...
 

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You have the links switched around, I think, but go with the wingtips.
 

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Get the Lloyd (the brogues) - far more versatile, and much better condition IMSHO. It's always better to wear laced shoes with a suit.

Then get yourself a pair of plain, black captoe balmorals (AE Park Avenue is always acceptable and often on sale somewhere, or you could save up a bit and get a pair of C&J seconds - the Connaught, for example, to upgrade to a better shoe).
 

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Personally, I would go with the lace ups. In my opinion, those will work better with a suit, but can be worn with slacks and sport coat also.

Chris
 

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Lace up is the more versatile of those two shoes.
 

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Originally Posted by Makoto Chan
Absolutely the Lloyd's. This is an easy one for SF to answer.

+1. First shoe should be lace-up. I say this as I'm wearing AE loafers with a suit. But that's because I'm a rebel without a cause.
 

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Another vote for Lloyd's (the lace-up, right?) Not a fan of the tassel wingtip, else I would own a pair.
 

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Wingtips. When I bought my first pair I was positively shocked at how often I found myself reaching for them. Really a versatile shoe.
 

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+1 on the llyods, they look fantastic. I think they should be a little more versitile than the loafer.
 

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