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Rudimentary (black) shoe quesion.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JonnyD, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. JonnyD

    JonnyD Member

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    Hello all. I'm a new poster who began consulting the forum just before The Crash- everyone seems very cool and helpful! I'm in need of a black balmoral shoe (I own 1 brown dress and 0 black). My budget is ~$300.00, and I'm looking to wear the shoes with suits or dark trousers. For many years. I've found these two Allen-Edmonds models at Nordstrom:

    http://store.nordstrom.com/product/p...tyleID=2766604


    http://store.nordstrom.com/product/p...tyleID=2873240

    Anyone have an opinion or model/brand suggestions for a good basic shoe? If I needed to wear the shoes with a formal (tuxedo jacket) getup on infrequent occasion should I stick to plain cap-toes? Making the most out of this purchase is my goal.

    Thanks!
    Jon
     


  2. jcusey

    jcusey Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I like both of the models that you link to, and given your budget, you could do far worse than to buy an Allen-Edmonds shoe. However, if you want to be able to wear these shoes with a tuxedo, I would urge you to do for a plain-toe balmoral model, such as these from Alden:

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  3. JonnyD

    JonnyD Member

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    Thank you. A store near me stocks that model; and if a starlet invites me to the Oscars next year I will be covered.
     


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    jml90 Distinguished Member

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    Thank you. A store near me stocks that model; and if a starlet invites me to the Oscars next year I will be covered.
    Why you could just wear brouges [​IMG]

    On a serious note I like the Allen Edmonds Park Avenue, Hastings, and Westgate.
     


  5. JLibourel

    JLibourel Distinguished Member

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    I have heard that Allen-Edmonds is going to introduce a plain-toe bal similar to the Alden offering in their fall lineup. Should be somewhat less expensive than its Alden counterpart.
     


  6. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I have heard that Allen-Edmonds is going to introduce a plain-toe bal similar to the Alden offering in their fall lineup. Should be somewhat less expensive than its Alden counterpart.

    I like the sound of that, and would be quite tempted to pick it up.
     


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