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View Poll Results: Which pair to choose?
Pair #1 8 25.81%
Pair #2 5 16.13%
Neither. 18 58.06%
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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both are too distressed for the preppy J. Crew look that you're aiming for. I like the Kenwood penny loafer with the scalloped tongue you linked in your other shoe post, especially in Burgundy or Dark Saddle. But honestly if you're going to be walking on dirt paths you're better off with something more sturdy with ankle support like Yuketen's oxfords (Inventory Stockroom &mdash; Yuketen<br>Addison Oxford - Sand)
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:23 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Go with some Sperry topsiders. They cover your feet and look ok with shorts.
You can also get some Merrell sandles....good support for your feet.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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That style is called "Bowling Alley 1962".

Buy your shoes IN Mexico.
I'm not sure about buying clothes in Mexico. The only department store I've been in there, Lans, which is similar to Dillard's or Macy's, wanted about TWICE what Levi's cost in the US. So it seems like stuff there can be overpriced.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Of the two I prefer the Sedona, but I don't think either is really practical for rugged walking. I'd probably look for something more like this:

Keen Utility Atlanta Cool Gargoyle - Zappos.com Free Shipping BOTH Ways
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:29 PM
 
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Both of those are terrible, and would be even worse with shorts. Just get a pair of black converse style low-tops for $30.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I would also add that I don't think much of the AE casual shoes.

The Park Avenue, on the other hand . . .
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:16 AM
 
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i can't vote because you dont have this choice BOTH
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Evanston
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Neither of these shoes will work with shorts, particularly for a young guy (they don't work for an old guy either, but most old guys don't care). From this and your other post, I'd suggest you look at driving shoes and moccasins rather than loafers. These can be Italian and spendy, or you can do something like this in several colors from Banana Republic: Garrett driving loafer | Banana Republic
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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Not a fan of penny loafers but I love loafers in general.. The first pair in the green color look good but I don't like that reddish sole.
Like and would choose the Garrett that Sloopy J recommended.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Neither of these shoes will work with shorts, particularly for a young guy (they don't work for an old guy either, but most old guys don't care). From this and your other post, I'd suggest you look at driving shoes and moccasins rather than loafers. These can be Italian and spendy, or you can do something like this in several colors from Banana Republic: Garrett driving loafer | Banana Republic
I was thinking the particular shoes I linked to are specifically for younger guys. Banana Republic looks nice on the surface, but I've been disappointed with their products - I really don't know that I would want to purchase shoes from them. Something similar from a good shoe brand - maybe. I might just settle for an inexpensive pair of Sperry Top-Siders or even just wear flip flops like the last time I went to Mexico.

Something fairly similar to the Garrett suggested above that I like better:

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/p...%26slotId%3D27

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