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Looking for (2) pairs of versatile shoes for a business casual office...

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by LookinSharp24, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. LookinSharp24

    LookinSharp24 Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    i am thinking a PTB and a Chukka

    thoughts on these two and advice on decent brands that won't break the bank?

    does AE have a decent PTB? anyone else?
     
  2. SG_67

    SG_67 Connoisseur

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    I like the idea of a chukka but why a PTB? Why not a short of long wing blucher?

    Practical doesn't have to mean boring.
     
  3. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur - Moderator

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    AE's Leeds design is an excellent choice for a PTB. They also offer chukka boot designs that can frequently be found on sale! Good luck in your hunt. :thumbs-up:
     
  4. Dmontez

    Dmontez Super Member

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    Last edited: Jun 19, 2017
  5. Maljunulo

    Maljunulo Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Monk straps?
     
  6. kendallr88

    kendallr88 Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Agreed, if I were to purchase a PTB, it would have to be the AE Leeds suede offering.


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  7. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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  8. LookinSharp24

    LookinSharp24 Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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  9. momsdoc

    momsdoc Connoisseur

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    ??????
    You're an active member for over 4 years. I've read your posts. ???? You're asking FLANDERIAN if he prefers Sanders and Sanders????

    Is the Pope Catholic?
     
  10. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    I'm pre-business casual, so I guess the answer to whether they would work in business casual depends upon your interpretation of it. I know they would work an any I might construe. Both are entirely suitable for wear with anything from khakis to sport jackets and dress slacks. Sanders makes a very nicely finished shoe.

    Trickers is substantially more, and while obviously a fine shoe, many feel it may be somewhat overpriced for what it is. I haven't bought Barker or Loake 1880 recently. I know and trust Sanders. They make a quality, comfortable shoe that is an outstanding value, and I know that each shoe is made entirely in Rushton, Northamptonshire. Barker has some nice looking shoes, and some strange looking shoes. Some are obviously off-shore, and I had read some time ago that much of the content even of those labeled made in England, may not be. Evidently Loake's 1880 is, and I know Shaver loves them. I have no reason to think they're not a decent shoe, and the also offer good value. But I generally prefer the look of Sanders.

    If you like any of the Barker or 1880 shoes, I won't try to talk you out of it, but I don't have a comfort level with them, and I've been very pleased with Sanders. And from friend momsdoc, I have little reason to doubt his assertion that both Carmina and Yanko offer very fine quality and value for quality also.

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    Edit: Oh! And Sanders makes the dress shoes for the Royal Navy. :biggrin:
     

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