I like both - I have several AE's in chili and it is a very versatile color. I do not find it too red.You can also throw in the Bourbon McAllister if you think the chili is too red and the Walnut is too light.Chris
I like the New Orleans, but I believe it is on the 2 last, so make sure it fits your foot.As far as the boat shoes, I vote for the Shortstop. I really liked that shoe as soon as they announced it. If I didn't have a pair of Eastports, I would have been all over the Shortstop.Just my .02, not worth much more than that.Chris
Allen Edmonds has another book for sale on their website - The Allen Edmonds Story. It is a great read and it gives a lot of history about the company I did not know. It is a bit dated as it was published before the current ownership group came in, but still a great book in my opinion.
I had not realized that - I have some shortwing bluchers, but AE no longer makes them.HinsdaleLombardsPlayersI didn't see any shortwing bluchers in the photos of upcoming Fall 2013 AE shoes. You bring up an interesting point. And I like shortwing bluchers.Chris