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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jts291, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Jts291

    Jts291 New Member

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  2. Makoto Chan

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


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    IBJanky Senior Member

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

    This.

    myke
     


  4. 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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    Berwick if this is your first/only pair.
     


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    Berwick by a country mile
     


  7. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Stylish Dinosaur

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


  8. Geoff Gander

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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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    Harold falcon Stylish Dinosaur

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    Lace up is the more versatile of those two shoes.
     


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    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 The look of a brogue will also grow on you over time, too.
     


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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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