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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby mac5155 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:26 pm

AMEN now answer the question. I want to talk about fancy shoes. Not get a new pair at payless every 3 months. :pop:
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Shyster on Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:36 pm

Florsheim makes shoes up to size 14 for many of their styles, and they offer wide width. You could also look at the products from Hitchcock Wide Shoes for Men (http://wideshoes.com/). They have a variety of dress shoes up to size 15 or 16 and up to 6E in width.
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Eismann on Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:55 pm

I've had the same Bass black no racist square tips for a few years and they've been great.

Also, I typically buy at discount stores, and that's a mistake. Shoe investments are worth it for high quality.
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Kraftster on Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:42 pm

Update: these Magnannis are super comfortable. Have received many compliments. Very happy with my purchase.
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Firebird on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:23 pm

I always have a hard time finding laceless dress shoes that I like
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby shmenguin on Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:57 pm

went to NYC for a meeting today. walked about 3 miles round trip from Penn Station to the client's office on Park Ave. My feet are mangled.

I hate my dress shoes thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby meow on Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:46 pm

Kraftster wrote:Update: these Magnannis are super comfortable. Have received many compliments. Very happy with my purchase.

Hey Kraftster. Nice shoes.
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby BuckintheLou on Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:47 pm

dodint wrote:
BuckintheLou wrote:
Shyster wrote:
dodint wrote:I've had something itching at the back of my mind for a while. Is there any use for the high gloss dress shoes I used in the military now that I'm out? I have them in oxford and a pair of chukka that I only wore once.

Do you mean patent-leather glossy? If so, they would be fine to wear them with a tuxedo.


The chukka boots may be utilized around the house (i.e., grass cutting, outside painting, changing oil, etc.) but I'd say the corfams would be better suited as a donation to Goodwill or something like that.



These are the corframs, I'm probably going to throw them away next time I come across them. They've got enough wear and storage dings that I couldn't wear them in uniform, let alone anywhere else:

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The chukka boots I bought specifically for my wedding and never wore them again. I wear a 14 dress shoe, so in the box they take up some prime real estate in the closet, but I don't want to part with them. Wish I could find a use for them in civilian attire.

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They would be horrifically bad for grass cutting, etc. ;) I still have my combat boots that I wear riding the motorcycle or when knocking down brush or something, I assume that's what you were picturing.

I have a pair of Bostonions I wear with suits and more formal stuff, and some other brown oxfords I wear around the office.


Uh, yeah. Didn't realize your chukka's were so snazzy.
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Mr. Colby on Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:19 pm

Kraftster wrote:Update: these Magnannis are super comfortable. Have received many compliments. Very happy with my purchase.


Do you have a picture of them?
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Kraftster on Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:57 am

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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:38 pm

Bump.

This gentleman will be stepping up his game to business formal and subsequently needs to start dressing like.....a gentleman.

Kenny the kangaroo currently owns three pairs of bostonians: Cap toes in black and brown and a pair of brown wing tips. Both pairs of brown shoes are in decent enough shape, but the state of the black shoes is dreadful.

This getleman is taking suggestions on what you prefer to wear with suits.

Also, general dress question: When wearing a navy suit, do you go brown shoes or black shoes
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Troy Loney on Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:40 pm

I'd wear shoes similar to the post above yours.
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby meow on Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:54 pm

I'd go with either camel or oxblood. Black might work in a pinch if you keep the shirt/tie dark.
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Kraftster on Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:56 pm

I wear brown with as much as possible, even gray sometimes.

Edit: I almost always wear brown with navy. You can go black if the shirt/tie combo is just right.
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:00 pm

I almost always wear black.
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Shyster on Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:33 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:Bump. Also, general dress question: When wearing a navy suit, do you go brown shoes or black shoes

Either is perfectly acceptable. Just make sure your belt matches. Cordovan or burgundy shoes also work well.
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby thehockeyguru on Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:45 pm

I own 4 pairs of Johnson & Murphy dress shoes, love them. Especially the two tones.

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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:10 pm

I will never own a pair of J&M shoes again. I've had three and they have all fallen apart completely
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Mr. Colby on Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:13 pm

Thoughts on these John Varvatos shoes?

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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:25 pm

too few laces
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Kraftster on Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:25 pm

That's just a matter of how they are laced. I bet Shyster could comment on lacing styles. I don't care for that lacing style either. I like those shoes, though for sure.
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby mac5155 on Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:58 pm

Kraftster wrote:I wear brown with as much as possible, even gray sometimes.

Edit: I almost always wear brown with navy. You can go black if the shirt/tie combo is just right.


My wife has it ingrained in my soul that blue and brown is a capital crime
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Shyster on Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:41 pm

I want to say that three eyelets are traditional for bluchers like those. I use the "Shoe Shop Lacing" style on this page:
http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby Factorial on Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:49 pm

Picked up a pair of these last month:

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Very comfortable.
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Re: Dress Shoes

Postby thehockeyguru on Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:34 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:I will never own a pair of J&M shoes again. I've had three and they have all fallen apart completely


What are you doing to them?
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