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    I've spent 4 full days searching for an aesthetically pleasing pair of brown shoes to go with my dark gray suit and the chinos from my incoming CLADmen haul. I've scoured the internet as well as brick and mortar stores, the likes of Nordstrom, Burberry, Johnston & Murphy, Burberry had the only thing close to what I was looking for but it wasn't in my size and it had brogueing on it.


    I finally found a pair I like: http://www.forzieri.com/usa/product_view.asp?l=usa&c=usa&dept_id=75&sku=me4331 11-007-02


    Does anyone have experience with Moreschi shoes? These should be resolable, right? Are they too dark for these chinos: http://www.cladmen.com/flat-front-co...teen-pant.html , http://www.cladmen.com/flat-front-stretch-cotton-chinos.html


    My girlfriend doesn't seem to find these shoes very attractive, and I can't blame her for a while I didn't like monk straps either, but I've never been in the market for a casual shoe before ordering the above chinos. I'm usually quite confident in my fashion sense, but I've always detested the colour brown, so I'm a little out of my element here. The Moreschi brown suede monk strap shoes are nice men's shoes, right?


    I'm open to suggestions if anyone knows of any other shoes that meet the requirements of my desperate search: Dark brown/Mahogany/Burgundy shoes to match the above chinos and a dark gray suit, so they must stride the line between formal and casual. Ideally a Monk Strap. Must come in a US 7.5. Must not be of a Goodyear Welt construction or so cheap that the upper is glued to the sole. The shoe should be of Bologna or Blake construction, or any other construction where the bottom of the shoe is not wider than the leather upper. and 500$ is probably about as much as I'm willing to spend.


    TL;DR: Do the linked shoes match the linked pants? Are Moreschi shoes worth 500$?


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    I love suede monks myself, and these have a nice shape and profile. I don't know too much about the brand but I'm not sure I'd pay $500 for them though - in that price range you have a lot of options. CLAD has these single monks in brown in a size 7 you could look at. I bought them in an 8 and they seem to run almost a full size large, so they may fit you.


    I wouldn't call either shoe formal though - single monks to me are just nice casual shoes. Double monks (CLAD has some of these too) can be worn with a suit in my opinion, but I still wouldn't in a formal business environment.

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      #3


      If you're gonna spend that much for suede monks, I'd get these:


      http://www.sidmashburn.com/shop/foot...k-strap-1.html

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        #4


        All 3 of those seem to be goodyear welted, so the bottom of the shoe is wider than the upper. I find this aesthetic extremely disturbing.

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          #5


          Ummm... okay. That's pretty much all men's shoes, but whatever.

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            #6


            these are very nice shoes...and most of Moreschi's shoes are Blake stitched. I have always thought Moreschi was WILDLY overpriced, though...I would buy a pair of Moras from AE every day and twice on Sunday before a pair of Moreschi shoes; but, to each his own....You can often find Moreschi pairs at deep discounts on places like Sierra Trading Post; but, sometimes they are very fashion forward.


            The thing you need to be careful with is how often you wear them....the soles on Moreschi shoes are extremely thin, and several folks have complained about the soles wearing out/peeling back after moderate use. These shoes go perfectly fine with the pants you purchased, and they will probably be very comfortable; but, I really would urge you to think carefully before using these as your "go to" casual shoes. An alternative with a heartier sole would be by Bruno Magli...which, today, are $100 off...:

            http://www.endless.com/Bruno-Magli-M.../dp/B004HILWV2

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              #7


              @Jason: I know, precisely the problem. Its been a horribly frustrating search for a pair of shoes. I found the linked pair above in on last desperate search on the web before giving up and saving a for a $700+ MTO or bespoke shoe.


              @Bookman: Thanks, those are nice. Order today and get a 110$ off and they ship free and should arrive the same day as my CLADmen haul...I just may have to get these.


              oo, they have a burgundy in double monk: http://www.endless.com/Magnanni-Faro...imilar%20items

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                #8


                I'd go with Sids for double monk suede.

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                  #9


                  I may just be stirring the pot here, but those Magnanni's have the sole bigger than the upper

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                    #10


                    I've got a pair of Wolverine 1000 mile Bradford oxfords, new with box, Chromexcel brown, size 7D. Because they are Wolverine 1000 mile though, they fit like boots so they are more of 7.5D unless you are wearing some super-heavyweight socks.


                    They have a scuff on the sole and a scratch on the top, but the scratch is hard to see unless you look. I know you are looking more toward a monk strap and a smaller sole without welt construction, but this shoe does straddle between casual and formal and is a great color to match chinos or light grey. Construction's solid too.


                    Interested? I'll sell them to you...

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                      #11


                      @Jason I noticed that after I posted. Although it is slimmer than the majority of shoes.

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                        #12


                        @tony: Thanks for the offer, as you had pretty much assumed they aren't quite what I'm looking for.

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                          #13


                          How about these?


                          http://afinepairofshoes.myshopify.com/collections/all-a-z/products/alfred-sargent-burton


                          or these?


                          http://afinepairofshoes.myshopify.com/collections/all-a-z/products/alfred-sargent-hatfield


                          or these?


                          http://afinepairofshoes.myshopify.com/collections/all-price-asc/products/alfred-sargent-reigate


                          Look through that site... lots of very well made British shoes... some of the Sargents have slim refined looks at your price point or below

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                            #14


                            @Jason Carreira Those double monks are amazing.


                            To the OP, the shoes you like don't look like they are worth it. Although they will go with the pants you bought.

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                              #15


                              Just for the record, I believe the two Fratelli Rossetti shoes I linked are Blake stitched as well, but I can definitely see the sole edge sticking out slightly more. I've seen a lot worse though.

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