Longwings and Wingtips

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  1. Johnathan

    Johnathan Senior member

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    Longwings because I like the look better.
     
  2. DrZRM

    DrZRM Senior member

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    I have both, but I much prefer longwings. I have some old Florsheims, leather Aldens in black (Barrie) and brown (Modified last), vintage Dexters with a great patina, and some Allen Edmond shell cordovan in #8. I think longwings are great with jeans and dressed up...by far my favorite shoes. Generally, my wingtips (light brown Church's and some dark red suede Edward Green for Kurt Geiger) are more for dressing up for work. I treat good old double soled Americana long wings as my go to shoe, I'll wear 'em with almost anything.
     
  3. jaydc7

    jaydc7 Senior member

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    I have a pair of CJ for Polo Darltons, but I think Longwings look better.
     
  4. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    The only two Anmerican shoes I've ever wanted were cordovan high vamp penny loafers and cordovan Long Wings.

    I'd also add some cordovan plain toe bals and leather souls ultimate Indy. However, pennys and longwings are a must.

    For some reason, they just seem dependable. They will never change.
     
  5. itsjustadrian

    itsjustadrian Senior member

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    Anyone know a good brand for brown wingtips around 100-200 range?
     
  6. Black Cherry

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    ^ Florsheim or Johnston and Murphy?

    I just bought my second pair of beat-up florsheim shell cordovan long wings on ebay. I'm not sure I can ever go back to regular leather wingtips.
     
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    Anyone know a good brand for brown wingtips around 100-200 range?

    Allen Edmonds McAllister via eBay is a no brainer.



    An alternative is Alfred Sargent for Thin Red Line. According to the thread on their recent sale, a pre order deal is coming up, shoes are priced around 120 GBP:http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=112069
     
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  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Longwings. I have both but almost always reach for my longwings first.
     
  10. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    I only want to purchase two shoes this year;

    The RL Darlton and Alden Long Wing or a Florsheim Long wing in good condition.
     
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    I prefer wingtips, but I suppose it'd be easier to work longwings into most SF-type fits.
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    I want a tank like longwing, mafoos alden on plaza last is too sleek. Something like a longwing darlton would be the shit post up some pics enough talk already.
     
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    Wow, call me commonwealth but mafoo's is tanky. I wouldn't want anything less sleek.

    Does anyone know if alden does mto? I'd love plaza last slip on's in cordovan.
     

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