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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Look at the picture my wife just sent me... new shell park avenues. I know there were a few posts about hiding footwear purchases. I feel lucky I don't need to do that.


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...like a boss. PA's don't have the black insole anymore? That sucks...

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Look at the picture my wife just sent me... new shell park avenues. I know there were a few posts about hiding footwear purchases. I feel lucky I don't need to do that.


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Beautiful!

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There are plenty of benefits to figuring out your own personal uniform, namely, not needing to think too hard about what to wear in the morning.
 
But also, having a personal uniform lends itself nicely to the idea of a Lean Wardrobe.
 
By the way, “personal uniform” doesn’t necessarily mean one singular outfit, but a set of pieces that you can mix and match to create similar looks that are consistent, day in and day out.
 
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Why? It’s not too casual, not too dressy, and it would be appropriate for the majority of social situations I find myself in, save for the most formal and casual events.
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

...like a boss. PA's don't have the black insole anymore? That sucks...

 

Black insoles were discontinued across the board a couple of years ago due to the outcry that they were inferior quality.

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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

With all the models they make, does AE really not make a shortwing blucher right now? That seems like a major hole in their lineup. I know they used to make the Players but it's been discontinued. All their shortwings (Macallister, etc) are balmorals and all their wingtip bluchers (MacNeil, etc) are longwings. Maybe it's just me, but a shortwing blucher seems like a pretty essential shoe. (RL Marlow, etc.) Does anyone know if they have one in the works and are planning to release one anytime soon?

I find that a bit odd as well. AE now has a long wing blucher in pretty much every conceivable configuration (even a long wing chukka) and absolutely no active short wing bluchers. I'm a fan of LWB's, but I like short wing bluchers too.
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

I find that a bit odd as well. AE now has a long wing blucher in pretty much every conceivable configuration (even a long wing chukka) and absolutely no active short wing bluchers. I'm a fan of LWB's, but I like short wing bluchers too.

Maybe I'm in the minority, but personally I find short wings much more interesting than long wings. Obviously a LWB is a classic shoe, but to have a zillion models of them and no short wing bluchers seems strange. A shoe like the RL Marlow seems like a pretty essential shoe (to me anyway) and I was just surprised AE doesn't offer anything like that in cordovan or calf right now.
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

With all the models they make, does AE really not make a shortwing blucher right now? That seems like a major hole in their lineup. I know they used to make the Players but it's been discontinued. All their shortwings (Macallister, etc) are balmorals and all their wingtip bluchers (MacNeil, etc) are longwings. Maybe it's just me, but a shortwing blucher seems like a pretty essential shoe. (RL Marlow, etc.) Does anyone know if they have one in the works and are planning to release one anytime soon?

 

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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post


I find that a bit odd as well. AE now has a long wing blucher in pretty much every conceivable configuration (even a long wing chukka) and absolutely no active short wing bluchers. I'm a fan of LWB's, but I like short wing bluchers too.

 

I've said it before, but I think AE needs to introduce a shell shoe version of the Dalton.  It would make a great short wing blucher.

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Apparently I missed the boat on these...and I was hoping they'd be on sale soon.

 

Yet they never went on sale and are nearly SOLD OUT!

They only have size 9 left in these baldy[1].gif

 

It's pretty sweet they used the McTavish rough leather on the upper.

 

I'll bet there's nothing like Horween 'tween the toes.

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If it helps, AE will do a custom sole on just about any shoe.  So you can add, say, a mini-lug sole if that suits your purposes.

 

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Originally Posted by ridgerunner View Post

I suspect that 99.5% of posters and readers of this forum use their Allen Edmonds shoes in an urban or suburban environment. When I was about 13 my father purchased me a pair of veldtshoen type shoes, just at a time when I was getting into exploring nearby wetlands and forests - and ever since I have liked the idea of traditional leather shoes for use in street/off-street scenarios. For decades I went with good leather hiking boots for my 13 B size, but in the past few years have been looking for shoes that might do okay in my use. I now am in part an "outdoor educator" and partly salmon issues researcher - in a day regularly both in the office and out along natural stream-trails. I have about a half-dozen pairs of Allen Edmonds presently - from regular Park Avenues & Fifth Avenues to  Walnut Strands (rubber sole) and Lexington (double sole).

 

QUESTION: Wanting shoes, and not boots, anyone suggest an option among the Allen Edmonds universe of shoes that might work? I should add that I prefer open lacing for control, and have given up trying to find English alternatives in narrow widths like C&J Grasmeres. Do like the pebbled look - had considered getting an allen edmonds custom pair with vibram soles or the one simillar to dainite soles.

 

Looking for real advice here - not criticism of the choice vs. hiking boots!

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ordered 2 pairs of park avenues from zappos in different sizes...the 1 pair that fit had a loose stitch....had to return both.  this was my 2nd and 3rd pair returned (1st one being due to improper sizing).

 

4th time's a charm?

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post


I've said it before, but I think AE needs to introduce a shell shoe version of the Dalton.  It would make a great short wing blucher.

Awesome boot! A shoe version of that would be great.
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

With all the models they make, does AE really not make a shortwing blucher right now? That seems like a major hole in their lineup. I know they used to make the Players but it's been discontinued. All their shortwings (Macallister, etc) are balmorals and all their wingtip bluchers (MacNeil, etc) are longwings. Maybe it's just me, but a shortwing blucher seems like a pretty essential shoe. (RL Marlow, etc.) Does anyone know if they have one in the works and are planning to release one anytime soon?
I'm actually not a big fan of the shortwing blucher as much as the shortwing oxford, semi-brogue, and the longwing. Coincidentally I am wearing my Marlow Wingtips today. I wish they were longwings instead.
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Look at the picture my wife just sent me... new shell park avenues. I know there were a few posts about hiding footwear purchases. I feel lucky I don't need to do that.
I told my girlfriend the other day that I was throwing out the garbage (I was really disposing of a USPS box with a new pair of shoes) and she questioned why I was throwing the garbage out when there was none. You are indeed lucky.
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Not in this age and time . . . but back in the late 1800's if someone were to have shown a photo of their shoe collection with just left shoes - perhaps the question would have been more in tune with the times.  Again, I had just watched the film WE WERE SOLDIERS the night before and it struck me to offer up the thought, especially how grateful most of us are to still have two feet to slip into our shoes.
I am just guessing, but I think most people only show one shoe when they take a picture like this because it takes up too much room to show the full pair.
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

With all the models they make, does AE really not make a shortwing blucher right now? That seems like a major hole in their lineup. I know they used to make the Players but it's been discontinued. All their shortwings (Macallister, etc) are balmorals and all their wingtip bluchers (MacNeil, etc) are longwings. Maybe it's just me, but a shortwing blucher seems like a pretty essential shoe. (RL Marlow, etc.) Does anyone know if they have one in the works and are planning to release one anytime soon?

I had not realized that - I have some shortwing bluchers, but AE no longer makes them.

Hinsdale


Lombards




Players


I 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
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I had not realized that - I have some shortwing bluchers, but AE no longer makes them.

Hinsdale


Lombards




Players


I 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

 

All great looking shoes!

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Here are the black Cliftons under bright tube lights. The Saphir wax is pretty amazing stuff.
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