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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Men's Shoes, Casual and Dress

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1)  I am about to buy some blucher mocassins.   I am checking out Beans but was also curious what people thought about Quoddy?  Is there anything else I am missing?

2) I have two questions.   I am in need of both loafers and some dress shoes to wear with a suit.  Are Bass Weejuns still the default penny loafer or are there better ones out there that are worth the extra money?  Who makes the best lace-ups for dress?  And does it matter what color I should buy to wear with a Navy or Charcoal suit?

3) One of these days, maybe you could do a post on men's shoes.  I have the usual suspects, Bean's bluchers and camp mocs, loafers, Sperry boat shoes, many Cole Haan shoes for work, Bean boots, etc., but one shoe I would highly recommend to your readers is the Merrell Encore Gust clog (dark brown). These are incredibly comfortable, long-wearing, good in any season, and surprisingly flexible for work and play. A very simple design, and very low key.

Men's Dress Shoes
  • Lace-ups and Loafers (Penny, Horsebit, Belgians, Tassels, etc.).

Men's Casual Shoes