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  • Dangle
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    Hey guys, a little update. I am pretty much deciding between these two wingtips as my first pair. Thoughts ?


    http://www.johnstonmurphy.com/produc...7183&VID=87183

    (saw these on Effortless Gent today, thought they looked great. Good thing he linked them)


    http://www.florsheim.com/shop/style/12071-200.html

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  • Ian
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    Yeah, it's a great shoe. I prefer it over the Strand, actually (although they're both great).

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  • nicholascrawford
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    Ian - I just picked up a merlot pair of McAllisters too and enjoy wearing them with a gray suit or jeans. They look elegant as a balmoral with the suit, and they look irreverent and fun with jeans.

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  • Ian
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    I have a pair of Allen Edmonds McAllister in Merlot (a burgundy wingtip) and I love them. Much more versatile than I ever would have expected. I got them in like-new condition on ebay for $70; I see them in that price range regularly. I'm not sure how to include a picture, but you can see me wearing them here: http://fromsqualortoballer.tumblr.com/post/22821530216/wiwt-casual-friday-seems-to-have-come-a-little#notes


    as well as a few other posts. I think they look great with most traditional business colors, but they really shine against navy.

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  • nicholascrawford
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    Unless you're an 11D/E, watch eBay for AE shoes and set a limit of $50 including shipping. You'll have 3 pairs for that same amount of money.

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  • Dangle
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    Ah forgot the link, not the Florsheim's, these: http://www.lastcall.com/p/Hugo-Boss-...p/prod8660032/

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  • trash
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    Dark brown Veblen and jeans, definitely, chinos yep, suits not as formal as I'd go with but not offensive to most people either. Tradition is derbies don't go with suits, but nobody is going to call you out and if it's a casual environment I think it's fine. For business casual or with sportcoats, definitely works

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  • Dangle
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    Decided to pick these up on the sale in dark brown. I saw a pair on eBay which had been worn a bit and the color was spot on for what I was looking for. Would these work with some dark denim and chinos as well as dressing them up?

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  • fiestaplatypus
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    Dangle, look at the Florsheim Veblen in Wine

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  • trash
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    AE seconds are an option though you'd have to wait for a sale to get in that price range. I got the Player's Shoe in walnut and it's great. Otherwise you have many options from mass-market fashion brands, but most are going to be lower quality leather. That being said, there's soft, pliable crappy leather and shiny, stiff crappy leather. Found this <a>Sebago Brattle wingtip review</a> from Joe, and I believe Endless has a 20% off code so you might get a decent deal on these.

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  • Dangle
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    Okay I'll keep that in mind, because the No String Wings had the most awkward plastic/fake look to them. Do any of you have recommendations for a solid wingtip in the $100-150 price range? I'm open to different colors other than burgundy also.

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  • hornsup84
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    Typically, anything that actually admits it has a "high gloss finish" I'd stay away from.

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  • Hardrain
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    Yea I gotta go with Trash on this too. I have the same shoes and hardly ever wear them. They creased up pretty bad on the top and look really cheap. Its weird because I have the non-wingtip version in black (http://www.florsheim.com/shop/style/17067-05.html) and have worn them regularly for a long time and they look great. I think the black color hides some flaws/cheapness look.

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  • Dangle
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    @Trash, just saved me some money and trouble on those. Anyone have any recommendations for a versatile wing for my first pair in the style in the $100-150 range?

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  • greg_s
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    Yeah for that price you can score some shell cordovan wingtips on eBay in burgundy.

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