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  • mebejoseph
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    Park Avenue was my first pair of AE shoes, and I still love them. You can't go wrong with them--I paid full price because I didn't have time to wait for a sale.

    But if you wait for a sale, they sometimes get down under $300. Dark Chilli is a great color, too!

    Originally posted by tennis717 View Post
    Thank you all so much for your time and help, this community is unbelievable!!! I took the advice of this forum and went into a local Allen Edmonds, as I've never been there. Wound up trying on the park ave oxfords in chili and fell in love with it! The color is a bit darker to everyone's point but really loved the unique shades of it. Might have to go over the $200 budget and get these, as I've never felt so good wearing a pair of shoes. Thanks again for all your help!

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  • tennis717
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    Thank you all so much for your time and help, this community is unbelievable!!! I took the advice of this forum and went into a local Allen Edmonds, as I've never been there. Wound up trying on the park ave oxfords in chili and fell in love with it! The color is a bit darker to everyone's point but really loved the unique shades of it. Might have to go over the $200 budget and get these, as I've never felt so good wearing a pair of shoes. Thanks again for all your help!

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  • Geo
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    Originally posted by armedferret View Post

    TLB Mallorca != TBNY.
    My bad. I meant the pair of TBNY in mebejosephe's third link. Although the pair you suggested are also nice. Actually I kinda want a pair now for a summer wedding I'll be attending.

    I can vouch for dabando1 on eBay. That's where I got my Merlot Strands mentioned above. I think he buys bulk shipments of shoes that were returned but can't be resold by Allen Edmonds. Think slightly worn soles or small blemishes. Most are in excellent condition you can't really tell if they were worn before. You can get a great value if you know what you're looking for and he has a pair.

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  • Loafer28
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    I would stay away from Meermin for a rarely worn shoe. I have a pair and I like them, but they took forever to break in (2 years and I still get sore at the end of a long day). You wouldn’t want to be uncomfortable on your big day!

    I directed my brother in law to Jack Erwin and AE seconds when he asked for shoe advice. He liked them both, but has since purchased 2 more pairs of Allen Edmonds. They really are a step above.

    if you have some time to search, check out dabondo1 on EBay. He has AE seconds for a steal. Offer 60% or so and he will usually accept. I have snagged a few pair for ridiculous prices.

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  • armedferret
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    Originally posted by Geo View Post
    Great suit. Glad to see you found what you were looking for a Suit Supply. I think an oxford is definitely the way to go. I wore burgundy Allen Edmond Strands with my wedding suit. Personally I don't like the light brown/walnut. I agree with ryn. The contrast is too stark and it draws attention down to your feet instead of up toward your face. I think any mid to dark brown would be better. I like the TBNY option armedferret suggested or the Allen Edmond Bond Streets in Mahogany mebejoseph recommended. Joe did a review of those Bond Street shoes on the main page a little while back. On note on the Meermin you're looking at, they are supposedly incredibly stiff and difficult to break in. I don't have any experience with the brand but that is always one of the negatives I've read about them.
    TLB Mallorca != TBNY.

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  • Geo
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    Great suit. Glad to see you found what you were looking for a Suit Supply. I think an oxford is definitely the way to go. I wore burgundy Allen Edmond Strands with my wedding suit. Personally I don't like the light brown/walnut. I agree with ryn. The contrast is too stark and it draws attention down to your feet instead of up toward your face. I think any mid to dark brown would be better. I like the TBNY option armedferret suggested or the Allen Edmond Bond Streets in Mahogany mebejoseph recommended. Joe did a review of those Bond Street shoes on the main page a little while back. On note on the Meermin you're looking at, they are supposedly incredibly stiff and difficult to break in. I don't have any experience with the brand but that is always one of the negatives I've read about them.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Well, for $90 (minus another 25% on clearance right now) you can hardly go wrong with the Cole Hahn, except you're not getting a great quality shoe. But if you rarely wear them, it doesn't matter much. They will work and they look pretty good.

    Meermin makes a good quality shoe, but the people I know who have them say they are tough to break in. Also, I think they have a difficult return policy. Check that first before you buy on the internet.

    If you're not used to wearing dress shoes, you should probably find a place to try them on in person. Do you live within driving distance of an Allen Edmonds?

    Allen Edmonds has these on sale right now in your price range, but some people say the leather is strange. Also, AE quality control is a bit inconsistent.

    https://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes-b...o-high&start=1

    I think they offer a 15% discount on top of the sale if you sign up for the mailing list.

    But if you must buy online, Jack Erwin is only a little bit over your price range ($225) for a really good quality shoe. But they may have a mailing list discount that would put them in your price range.

    https://www.jackerwin.com/collections/mens-lace-ups

    More in your price range, Nordstrom Rack has these by To Boot New York on sale for $170, and they are generally better made than Cole Hahn.

    https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/to-b...?color=WHISKEY


    In your price range, these would be my personal choice, but they really aren't for everyone:

    https://www.nordstromrack.com/s/magn...%20%2F%20BROWN

    I think they are beautiful and Magnanni makes a decent shoe, if not as good as others.

    Hope that helps.



    Originally posted by tennis717 View Post
    Thank you for the help! I am a 10.5 size shoe. Looking to spend no more than $200. Will get minimal use after the wedding, was thinking something like an oxford.

    Looking on my own, I found these two shoes that looked nice. But very open to other suggestions! Like the contrast of the brown when it pops, but don't want to overdue it where it overpowers the suit.

    https://www.saksoff5th.com/product/c...TRIG_TRAN_ORAK

    https://meermin.com/collections/mens...antique-calf-e

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  • tennis717
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    Thank you for the help! I am a 10.5 size shoe. Looking to spend no more than $200. Will get minimal use after the wedding, was thinking something like an oxford.

    Looking on my own, I found these two shoes that looked nice. But very open to other suggestions! Like the contrast of the brown when it pops, but don't want to overdue it where it overpowers the suit.

    https://www.saksoff5th.com/product/c...TRIG_TRAN_ORAK

    https://meermin.com/collections/mens...antique-calf-e

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  • armedferret
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    Without knowing what size or width you wear, it can be difficult to make specific suggestions.

    But here's one.

    https://www.tlbmallorca.com/products/617

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  • ryn
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    Just any color shoe would go with that suit, but the effect would be different. The darker the brown the more conservative. Lighter colors will create more contrast, but will draw attention to your shoes. I think for a wedding, I would avoid a light brown or tan.

    Another question, is what is your budget and how often are you doing to wear your shoes after this. If you are going to wear them often, Good Year Welted like Allen Edmonds, might be worth it. However, if you think 1-2 times a year is a lot, I suggest looking at some less expensive shoes.

    I definitely think you should go with Oxfords as opposed to Blüchers. You could also go with double monk straps if you prefer. If they are Wingtips, Cap toes, or Quarter Brogues, just pick which one you like best.

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  • tennis717
    started a topic Looking for nice brown shoes to match my wedding suit

    Looking for nice brown shoes to match my wedding suit

    Hi Everyone!!

    Thanks to help from this community, I recently purchased a mid-blue lazio suit from suit supply that I absolutely love! Am now looking for nice brown shoes to pair with it for my wedding which will be outdoors at a vineyard. Just looking for ideas on good colored brown shoes that would go well with it. The link to my suit is shown below, appreciate all the help!

    https://suitsupply.com/en-us/men/sui...BoCKz0QAvD_BwE
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