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  • ninpb
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    Originally posted by ninpb View Post
    Does anyone have any info about Geary's? It looks like the shortwing version of the Sanderson except there's actually a dark brown available!

    http://www.shoebank.com/FactorySecon...DIM=D&SIZE=085

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    222 last like the Sanderson's

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  • ninpb
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    Does anyone have any info about Geary's? It looks like the shortwing version of the Sanderson except there's actually a dark brown available!

    http://www.shoebank.com/FactorySecon...DIM=D&SIZE=085

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  • Whomperz
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    Bah, I couldn't do it! I wanted the strands but I just think they are too dressy for my gap lived in chinos! I also figured I shouldn't splurge since I quit my job to go to school full time. So I just ended up getting the JCP Stafford Wingtips Oxfords in Cognac!

    I probably should get a darker shoe since all my browns consist of CDB in beeswax and Wolverine 1k in rust haha...

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  • proslyn
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    Originally posted by Lemmy127 View Post
    I'd second this. Bourbon or dark/burnished brown is a better color shoe to start with (he types while wearing walnut McAllisters).
    Aren't the McTavish's a bit more causal than the McAllisters? I have the McAllisters in Burnished Brown and they are a pretty formal shoe to wear with suits slacks, etc. I have been looking at getting some McTavish's for the more business casual environment of my new job (Primarily chinos during the week and jeans on Friday). About to get some Bourbon Mora's though.
    Last edited by proslyn; May 15, 2014, 05:11 PM.

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  • Lemmy127
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    Originally posted by Murph65 View Post
    I have and love my walnut Strands, Daltons, and a pair of walnut double monks. That said, I'd start with a dark brown. Much more versatile and less "conspicuous".
    I'd second this. Bourbon or dark/burnished brown is a better color shoe to start with (he types while wearing walnut McAllisters).

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  • Murph65
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    Originally posted by Whomperz View Post
    I am also looking at this sale and have a few questions.

    I'm going back to school and it requires professional attire. (I'm going to say that's business casual correct me if ii'm wrong)

    I need some brown shoes. (Walnut?) I was looking at the AE Mcallister or Mctavish. Suggestions?

    Which ones would be paired with Chinos/Pants/Denim more often? Or should I be looking at other types??

    Thanks
    I have and love my walnut Strands, Daltons, and a pair of walnut double monks. That said, I'd start with a dark brown. Much more versatile and less "conspicuous".

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  • Murph65
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    Originally posted by fey View Post
    honestly you already have the black kenilworth, get a high shine on those and it's close enough
    Yeah, this is definitely a "need versus want" decision.

    I started down this whole path because I'm going to a wedding for which my wife is in the bridal party. Was told that the wedding would be black tie, so I got a tuxedo.

    The invitation came last week and it doesn't say Black tie...

    I could just return the tux, wear my black, peak lapel suit and the Kenilworths and call it a day.

    Won't look as good, but my wallet will be about 6 or 700 dollars heavier.

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  • Whomperz
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    I am also looking at this sale and have a few questions.

    I'm going back to school and it requires professional attire. (I'm going to say that's business casual correct me if ii'm wrong)

    I need some brown shoes. (Walnut?) I was looking at the AE Mcallister or Mctavish. Suggestions?

    Which ones would be paired with Chinos/Pants/Denim more often? Or should I be looking at other types??

    Thanks

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  • fey
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    honestly you already have the black kenilworth, get a high shine on those and it's close enough

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  • bjmcgeever
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    Originally posted by Murph65 View Post
    Oh, Rutledges are available too. Again, a bit steep at $229.
    They're worth it, IMO. I've got the Williams (also part of their Independence Collection) and they're very obviously a step above normal AE shoes. The leather is noticeably thicker and more supple.

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  • Murph65
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    Originally posted by proslyn View Post
    If the Carlyles are available in your size, that may be a good option.

    Agreed, forgot about those. $245...

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  • proslyn
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    If the Carlyles are available in your size, that may be a good option.

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  • Murph65
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    Oh, Rutledges are available too. Again, a bit steep at $229.

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  • Murph65
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    So guys,

    I want to take advantage of this sale and need an opinion on a shoe to wear with a tuxedo.

    I want something more versatile than a patent leather shoe, so the Mayfairs are out.

    I have small feet - Size 7 1/2, and the toe cap on Park Aves looks ridiculously small on me, so they're out.

    I own black Strands and black Kenilworths. I know that the Strands have too much brogueing, so they're out. The Kenilworths are a derby, so not technically appropriate. But the patent Mayfairs are a derby. A high shine and it seems like the Kenilworths might work.

    Next stop is the wholecut Hanover. It is a balmoral, but it has that chisel toe... I like them but am not sure how much other wear I'd get out of them.

    The Hale. I think I'd get a lot of other use out of these, but still too much brogueing?

    Fifth Aves have that single line of brogueing at the cap, making it look bigger than the Park Ave, which is good, but at $245 they're getting kinda steep...

    What would you do?

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  • gsasso
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    Fantastic new Shoebank. You can click on the shoes and see which store has them. Looks like the other site we were using was a test for the relaunched shoe bank. I don't, however, see any Brooks shoes on it at the moment.

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