I keep trying to turn this post into a four-paragraph ordeal. Short version:

See the attachment for a picture of me from about three months ago, to get an idea of how I dress on a normal day. (I've lost about 30 pounds since then, but that doesn't affect my shoes. And, obviously, I dress differently in summer.) I wear khakis when the occasion demands something that is not jeans.

Looking for something that works for casual wear with jeans, but can also work with a pair of khakis. Trouble is, I wear an 11 4E, and all I can seem to find are sneakers, sandals, moc toes, and things that are way too formal. To be clear: I hate moc toes, so those are out.

I'm going to try a pair of 11 W (2E equivalent) Durst saddles from Johnston & Murphy, in mahogany, but I'm not hopeful.

I feel like I've looked everywhere online already. Anyone happen to know a place I can get a brown or grey pair of one-color bucks/saddles/Oxfords that don't look way too formal with jeans... in my size?

(For reference, take a look at the saddles I ordered from J&M: http://www.johnstonmurphy.com/product.aspx?c=1620&pid=38880&...)

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Woops, said brown or grey (*and* linked to the brown shoes). Meant black or grey (and to link to the black ones). Obviously, other accessories (and coat) are black, so the shoes should ideally be black, too.

Hitchcock Shoes

I have a similar issue (11 1/2, EEE).  The extra wide sizes on some of the Aldens (I think it's the "Barrie" last) run really wide.  Try www.shoemart.com and don't hesitate to call them either.  Some folks there are very knowledgeable.

I think the Aldens are a bit out of my price range at the moment (I could afford them, but it probably wouldn't be a good idea), but they've got a huge selection under the "very wide" list. Thanks! 

That link goes to a domain parking site.  Do you maybe mean www.theshoemart.com ?

 

 

Maybe try Allen Edmonds. The web page indicates they only go up to a 3E but depending on the style they can fit loose. I would personally try them on in a store then wait for a sale on-line. Zappos seems to have sales on regularly. Also I believe they can be re-soled so you can get more mileage out of your investment.

Next to that I would try and find a local cobbler. Where I live there isn’t a Shoe cobbler anymore but there is a boot company, where I got a great pair of custom made boots. When they wear out I just send them back and get new soles put on for $85.

Johnny

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