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post #2011 of 70737
I know what you mean about the briefcases, they look really good, especially for $300 or thereabouts. Alan, the owner emailed everyone I guess, saying that he was getting too old to be doing so many of them.

Last summer I had emailed him about it, and he put me on a list for 2012, but then emailed and said it would stop completely. I eventually got one made by Unlucky (Scott), and I really like it, though I'll admit it's not quite as polished-looking as the ones from N.
post #2012 of 70737
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Two new pairs (and one pair of RL loafers >_< )

Walnut strands and brown 5th aves

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This image shows clearly the stubby cap on the 5th ave. I never really noticed it in person but once somebody here pointed it out, it sticks out like a sore thumb. I think I like the proportions of the Strand much better.
post #2013 of 70737
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I know what you mean about the briefcases, they look really good, especially for $300 or thereabouts. Alan, the owner emailed everyone I guess, saying that he was getting too old to be doing so many of them.
Last summer I had emailed him about it, and he put me on a list for 2012, but then emailed and said it would stop completely. I eventually got one made by Unlucky (Scott), and I really like it, though I'll admit it's not quite as polished-looking as the ones from N.

Oh that's right, you got the one from Unlucky based on the Narragansett design. Great idea as Scott is a fantastic craftsman. I really like how yours turned out.
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This image shows clearly the stubby cap on the 5th ave. I never really noticed it in person but once somebody here pointed it out, it sticks out like a sore thumb. I think I like the proportions of the Strand much better.

Agreed, I see what you mean about the 5th avenue. The strand in walnut is one of my favorite shoes, enjoy. Also, who makes that RL loafer, C&J?
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Just wanted your guys opinion about the Allen Edmonds Hale and whether to keep or return it. I still did not have a black dress shoe and decided to give the Allen Edmonds Hale a try during its 199 sale. What is your guys opinion of this shoe?

I know the standard is the park avenue but I wanted a balamoral that could be a lot more versatile outside business meetings. Is the Hale brogued enough for more casual wear with chinos or trousers while still being appropriate enough for more formal uses like interviews? This would be the only black shoe I plan to own for my life. It was either this or the Fifth avenue that looked appealing to me.

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Just wanted your guys opinion about the Allen Edmonds Hale and whether to keep or return it. I still did not have a black dress shoe and decided to give the Allen Edmonds Hale a try during its 199 sale. What is your guys opinion of this shoe?
I know the standard is the park avenue but I wanted a balamoral that could be a lot more versatile outside business meetings. Is the Hale brogued enough for more casual wear with chinos or trousers while still being appropriate enough for more formal uses like interviews? This would be the only black shoe I plan to own for my life. It was either this or the Fifth avenue that looked appealing to me.
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I like them! I think they are very versatile. You could wear them with a suit for interviews or formal occasions or with chinos/trousers also.
post #2017 of 70737
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Originally Posted by acousticfoodie View Post

Just wanted your guys opinion about the Allen Edmonds Hale and whether to keep or return it. I still did not have a black dress shoe and decided to give the Allen Edmonds Hale a try during its 199 sale. What is your guys opinion of this shoe?
I know the standard is the park avenue but I wanted a balamoral that could be a lot more versatile outside business meetings. Is the Hale brogued enough for more casual wear with chinos or trousers while still being appropriate enough for more formal uses like interviews? This would be the only black shoe I plan to own for my life. It was either this or the Fifth avenue that looked appealing to me.
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I think this is a great, versatile shoe. I think it would still be toward the dressier side of chinos, but with the right pair it could definitely work.
post #2018 of 70737

I just picked up a pair of Saratoga tassel loafers in a medium brown color today, for $3.99 at my local Valley Thrift Store.  They have what look like original AE heels with the chevron-shaped detail, and the soles are the right color, but there is no embossed AE lettering on the waist of the sole...they are also old enough that they have the old-style "handcrafted world of Allen Edmonds" blurb on the sock liner.  I found Sanfords in black and walnut(?) recently for less than $10 a pair, one even had brand spanking new full soles and heels that were apparently done by a local cobbler.  Now if I can find some Arlingtons I'll be all set.  

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No trolling, I just have big frickin' feet.  Very hard to find much of anything, which is why, having discovered the variety of sized offered by AE, I'm staring down the barrel of a new expensive hobby.

post #2020 of 70737
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No trolling, I just have big frickin' feet.  Very hard to find much of anything, which is why, having discovered the variety of sized offered by AE, I'm staring down the barrel of a new expensive hobby.

Welcome to the club, you'll like it here smile.gif
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I thought I'd go all wackadoo today with the shoe/sock combo. The problem with these is that they really discolor where they crease, even worse than a pull-up leather.

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Allen Edmonds The Shoe Of Tomorrow Video

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"A Man Shoe"

Wow - fascinating. smile.gif Thank you for posting.

Most interesting to me were the contortionist clips at the end where the shoes are bent and twisted. Those made me wonder whether the "shoe of tomorrow" tended to have much more flexible soles than our present Shoe of Today.
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Wow, where can i get the shoe of tomorrow, today? I love my AE's but is it just me, or did they make a better product in the old days? That was an impressive video for sure, i wish my shoes had shoe socks... plain.gif
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That shoe of tomorrow video dates from the mid-50s, not circa 1940, as it is tagged on youtube...that was a Karmann Ghia in one shot, couldn't tell if it was a low-lamp one or high-lamp, but clearly not from the 40s.  

 

I'd be afraid to flex any of my shoes like they did in the video...amazing!

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