I love my Parkways. I was about to sell them, but didn't have the heart to. The stitching is actually my favorite part of the shoe. In brown burnished, it is a great elegant detail and reminds me of the Alden Tanker and LHS
Those look great. Also, the Patriot now also comes in burgundy calf with a tap sole http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4907_1_40000000001_-1. I wonder if it really is built on the 7 last (model number 4907), while all the other Patriot models are built on the 6
Can anyone comment on the fit of the new 6 last for the Patriot? I'm thinking of picking up a pair in burgundy. I have a pair of similar Torinos (which is on the same last as the handsewn Lucca, Verona, Firenze) in brown, but find that despite the great fit, the front of the shoe is too round. Thanks!
If you guys read the narrative under the Patriot- "As if that's not enough, the Patriot is also featured in Genuine Horween® Shell Cordovan leather with an exclusive black, burgundy, and brown finish burnished to rich perfection. The consummate country club shoe, the Patriot is sure to become our next American classic." Shell might be coming as part of the Fall 2.0 release I suspect.
This has to be one of my favorite SF quotes of all time. I tend to feel uncomfortable when my coworkers stare at my shoes or give me complements on them... but it doesn't stop me from brushing my shoes like a madman though =)
I think there is a reason to this- the two shoes are built on two different lasts. Loafers, because they don't have laces to provide a more customized fit, are are a very hard fit for many people. Having similar looking shoes in two different shapes that can fit many more people. I, for one, wish the Westchester came in a last with a slightly wider toebox and a narrower heel.