Rate My Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mtrizzle06, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. mtrizzle06

    mtrizzle06 Senior member

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    Will be starting at a Financial Institution (think consulting, ibanking) in the spring, and wanted to get opinions on my set of shoes so far (trying to stay conservative)

    So far, I've got an AE Park Avenue, in Black, AE Messina in Brown, and Cole Haan loafers that are similar to the AE, but CH is in black.

    What do you guys think of the Messina?

    http://amazon.com/gp/product/B000LY6...pf_rd_i=507846

    I am thinking of adding either the AE Cameron, AE Walden or the AE Randolph... all in black.


    Randolph:
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline...89&imageType=2

    Cameron:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=018

    Walden:
    http://www.shermanbrothers.com/produ...=Allen+Edmonds
     


  2. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    imho:

    skip the loafers, skip the black.

    You already have the "staple" black shoe and you have too many loafers already, you basically don't need any more of either. Venture into the world of brown non-loafers.
     


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    VMan Senior member

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  4. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

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  5. GuP

    GuP Senior member

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    How is the AE Burton for an everyday dressy shoe? Too squarish?
     


  6. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    it all depends on your tastes.

    it is more squarish than the average AE. but it may look good to you or not.

    i can take a bird eye angle photo for you tomorrwo.
     


  7. mishon

    mishon Senior member

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    get some LACED shoes!
    +1. I would not wear the Messina's with a suit.
     


  8. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    With a suit ,the obvious combi will be wearing a pair of oxford shoes...

    You can get away with classy loafers such as the Randolph models or the JM WESTON loafers models which are the most elegant with a suit...
     


  9. Alan B.

    Alan B. Well-Known Member

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    Stay away from AEs. They are overrated and AE has been using cheaper material for their shoes over the last fifteen years. I have a pair of AE Randolphs which I bought off eBay for $50. I wouldn't have paid more.

    Try some of the Italian brands on STP. Much better value.
     


  10. jabreal00

    jabreal00 Senior member

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    I agree stick with lace ups.
     


  11. Leaveitothexperts

    Leaveitothexperts Senior member

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    I know some here on SF do like loafers, I personally don't
     


  12. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    You can get away with loafers ,especially classic ones but the oxford shoes are the right combination...

    Some loafers are quite elegant and dressy allowing you to marry them with a suit without looking to geeky or dorky...
     


  13. bobby

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    Will be starting at a Financial Institution (think consulting, ibanking) in the spring, and wanted to get opinions on my set of shoes so far (trying to stay conservative)

    So far, I've got an AE Park Avenue, in Black, AE Messina in Brown, and Cole Haan loafers that are similar to the AE, but CH is in black.

    What do you guys think of the Messina?

    http://amazon.com/gp/product/B000LY6...pf_rd_i=507846

    I am thinking of adding either the AE Cameron, AE Walden or the AE Randolph... all in black.


    Randolph:
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline...89&imageType=2

    Cameron:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=018

    Walden:
    http://www.shermanbrothers.com/produ...=Allen+Edmonds


    Try these:
    www.emling.fr
     


  14. Hard2Fit

    Hard2Fit Senior member

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    Try these:
    www.emling.fr


    That's a great website.
     


  15. bobby

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    That's a great website.

    Ain't it the truth?
    Ain't it the truth?
     


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