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I apologize, I have little Experience posting on the forum, I meant to reply to GOP Shoe Guy. Thanks!

 

Beautiful Shoes, I think this is the best Macneil makeup I have seen, wear in Good Health. How did you place the order?, I have been checking out the website but I could not find the cordovan options, and what was the price point if you dont mind sharing that?

Thanks. I am loving them. I had many compliments on them the one and only time I have worn them. One lady said "Wow, I love those, very metropolitan." 

 

I ordered them after AE CEO Paul Grangaard chimed in here and offered to waive the MTO fee. I ordered these at first with the brown reverse welt. I waited about 9 weeks and got a call saying that my shoes did not pass the inspection. I had happened to just that day see pics of someone else's Walnut Shell Macneil, and I loved it. So when I spoke with the rep at AE, I asked if when the made it again if they could do it with the natural welt. They hooked me up. The cost was $595. Normally there is I think a $150 MTO fee, but as I said that was waived. 

 

I am not sue if you can still get this deal for Style Forum readers. If you want, private message me and I will send you Allison's email. Oh, and so you know, I have heard from a number of people on here that they are out of Walnut Shell Cordovan. 

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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post

I have been looking at some pictures of shoes lately, and am really fond of the AE clifton in brown. Do they still sell this colorway in this shoe? If not, is there any suitable replace for the clifton? A simple Cap toe Derby in brown is exactly what I am looking for.

 

The Clifton is an AE shoe made for and sold through Nordstroms; they're available in black, burgundy, and walnut.

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Looking for a simple pair of AEs to wear with a couple dark suits I have (midnight navy and a dark charcoal); have my eyes set on the Park Avenues in black.  Anything else you would recommend that's better?

 

Thanks

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It doesn't get more simple than the Park Ave. It's AE's best selling shoe!

 

You might be able to find some 2nds of the Brooks Brothers version from the Shoe Bank. I got mine for $129 about 6 months ago. The BB version offers a poron insole and a rubber sole/topy covering the leather sole.
 

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It doesn't get more simple than the Park Ave. It's AE's best selling shoe!

 

You might be able to find some 2nds of the Brooks Brothers version from the Shoe Bank. I got mine for $129 about 6 months ago. The BB version offers a poron insole and a rubber sole/topy covering the leather sole.
 

 

Thank you for the advice.

 

Also, what would you guys say is AEs "best" monk strap?  I like the Neumora but the square toe box has me put off a bit.  Is it less square in person than in online photos?

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The Clifton is an AE shoe made for and sold through Nordstroms; they're available in black, burgundy, and walnut.

I think the colors change for this shoe right?

It used to be a brown but now it says burgundy...I really liked the brown after seeing it in person and am hoping it comes back at the next nordstrom sale.
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Troilus - I'm curious, why would you not wear wholecuts to a client meeting?  I'm a bit new to the higher-end shoe thing.  Are wholecuts viewed as more casual or 'stylish' relative to a captor?  Thanks smile.gif

Wholecuts are considered more stylish, particularly because they usually come on a thinner last that them gives more of a European feel.

Let me make clear that I love wholecuts and plan to buy a pair in the near future. You have enough shoes that you'll be able to rotate your shoes without a problem (I had a buddy who got through three years at Cravath on two pairs of captoes). But my point is to recognize that they are a "sometimes" shoe in law.
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I think the colors change for this shoe right?

It used to be a brown but now it says burgundy...I really liked the brown after seeing it in person and am hoping it comes back at the next nordstrom sale.
Check with the Shoebank, I got mine as seconds through them several months back, dark brown, for $129 I think. J
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I'm interested in knowing how everyone care for their Wanut Strands.  What are the products do you use? (Allen Edmonds polish vs. others).  How glossy would you shine the Strands?

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I'm interested in knowing how everyone care for their Wanut Strands.  What are the products do you use? (Allen Edmonds polish vs. others).  How glossy would you shine the Strands?

For my walnut strands I usually just brush them once over to clean off the dirt and then I use Saphir Neutral polish to give them a good shine. They are not glossy but you can tell they have been polished. This is my routine with most of my non-shell shoes.
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I'm interested in knowing how everyone care for their Wanut Strands.  What are the products do you use? (Allen Edmonds polish vs. others).  How glossy would you shine the Strands?

 

I've used the AE Walnut shoe polish for a couple of years, but am toying with a switch to Saphir cognac to combat some of the orangeness that Strands tend to have.  I also regularly use the conditioner cleaner, which has them in good shape two years later.

 

 

 

 

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For my walnut strands I usually just brush them once over to clean off the dirt and then I use Saphir Neutral polish to give them a good shine. They are not glossy but you can tell they have been polished. This is my routine with most of my non-shell shoes.

 

Pastor, I've always heard to stay away from extensive use of neutral polish for calfskin because it can cause the shoes to take on a grayish tone after a few years.  Have you not noticed anything like this?

 

P.S. By neutral, I mean neutral polish, not Renovateur (which is what I generally use if I do not want to alter the color).

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Just received one of my custom orders. I reached back to the McClain in the bourbon and bone spectator make-up. Just something a little different. What do you guys think of these?


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Just received one of my custom orders. I reached back to the McClain in the bourbon and bone spectator make-up. Just something a little different. What do you guys think of these?


That looks great. I think the bourbon has a better contrast with the bone than the walnut does. Brown would have been a bit too stark, but the bourbon works very well.

Chris
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Just received one of my custom orders. I reached back to the McClain in the bourbon and bone spectator make-up. Just something a little different. What do you guys think of these?

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Nice!  I really like seeing the creativity in the selections that you guys have made.  Thanks for sharing!

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I've used the AE Walnut shoe polish for a couple of years, but am toying with a switch to Saphir cognac to combat some of the orangeness that Strands tend to have.  I also regularly use the conditioner cleaner, which has them in good shape two years later.







Pastor, I've always heard to stay away from extensive use of neutral polish for calfskin because it can cause the shoes to take on a grayish tone after a few years.  Have you not noticed anything like this?

P.S. By neutral, I mean neutral polish, not Renovateur (which is what I generally use if I do not want to alter the color).

I've not noticed anything like that at all. My shoes probably only get polished 2-3 times a year max and even then it's with as little polish as possible. Mostly I only brush my shoes and if need be i'll use renovateur but again, only in small quantities.
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