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Hi Gents,

 

I have a question for you, what will be the best shoes to add to a collection when i already have those one : 

 

- McNeils - Wallnut - 10D

- Strand - Brown Suede 9.5E

- Strandmok - Navy 9.5E

- Kenwood Penny Loaffer - Brown 9.5D 

 

 

I'm thinking to get the Promontory point in 10.5 Football brown for the winter but in same time, i read few review where the people had issue with the sole separating with the shoes and... we are at the end of this crazy winter... i may want to invest in something else.

 

Also i like the Randolph in grey but people say it's not comfortable.

 

There is the player in wallnut and the aberdeen in grey

 

And the last one but not my favorite, the Chukkamok chukka boot in blue.

 

In the non-AE shoes, i have a pair of black wingtips beater from Clarks, Wallnut cole haan loaffer and few brown bally loaffer...

 

So what are your suggestion?

 

- Promontory Point

- Randolph Penny Loaffer Grey

- Player Wallnut

- Chukkamok Chukka Blue

- Elgin (but they only have a 10D and i usually like the 9.5E with the Strand)

 

EDIT, just to illustrate, my mcneils are that one : 

 

Thanks


Edited by Xchange - 3/11/14 at 8:24am
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Add something in Chili or Bourban....or the Rush St -

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I recently invested in two pair of Jeffersons in dark brown and burnished walnut. While I like them both, I think I have decided that I like less detailing and something more like the Strand or FIfth Avenue. This means of course that i now have reasons to buy more shoes though!
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Originally Posted by Xchange View Post

Hi Gents,

I have a question for you, what will be the best shoes to add to a collection when i already have those one : 

- McNeils - Wallnut - 10D
- Strand - Brown Suede 9.5E
- Strandmok - Navy 9.5E
- Kenwood Penny Loaffer - Brown 9.5D 


I'm thinking to get the Promontory point in 10.5 Football brown for the winter but in same time, i read few review where the people had issue with the sole separating with the shoes and... we are at the end of this crazy winter... i may want to invest in something else.

Also i like the Randolph in grey but people say it's not comfortable.

There is the player in wallnut and the aberdeen in grey

And the last one but not my favorite, the Chukkamok chukka boot in blue.

In the non-AE shoes, i have a pair of black wingtips beater from Clarks, Wallnut cole haan loaffer and few brown bally loaffer...

So what are your suggestion?

- Promontory Point
- Randolph Penny Loaffer Grey
- Player Wallnut
- Chukkamok Chukka Blue
- Elgin (but they only have a 10D and i usually like the 9.5E with the Strand)

EDIT, just to illustrate, my mcneils are that one : 



Thanks

You only need casual shoes? Because you don't have anything too dressy there. I might suggest a balmoral in merlot for when you have to wear a suit. The McAllister is a good choice, though you do have wingtip covered.

You may be able to find a park ave or Franciscan in merlot through one of the outlets.

Next major company sale is the Anniversary sale next month.
post #40460 of 70737

Thanks Gents,

 

Well, i don't need to have a too dressy shoe and i don't like the fifth ave...

 

I work in IT and it's mostly casual dress environnement (no jean's except 2 time a month) and i live in Montreal, where the weather is picky.

 

I like the Tan, wallnut color a lot.

 

I'm considering picking a pair of Elgin but not sure if is a good idea as i wear a strand in 9.5E and they only have a 10D in the Elgin right now.

 

I may keep the Franciscian for the next month if they come at a good deal but as they are pretty new, i don't expect that.

 

Elgin in 10D

or

Promontory ?

 

I didn't saw a lot of Promontory here on that post.. no body like them?

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Morning fellas,

 


I picked up these cordovan Bayfields from rydenfan and they had quickly developed a crease past the toe cap on the right shoe before I got them. I assume it happened on the first wear as they had no creases anywhere else and were basically brand new. I have been trying to shift the crease point to my natural position but it seem like a loosing battle and fights back to the toes, it's almost like the right foot did not have some sort of reinforcement for the toe cap far enough back. 

 

I have already made peace with not being able to fix it and no one outside of the internet would even notice a crease past the toe cap haha. 

 

 

Has anyone had something similar happen and had any success minimizing the crease?

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a pic of them fully flexed:

 

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~~cant 1 (kănt) n. 1. Angular deviation from a vertical or horizontal plane or surface; an inclination or slope. 2. A slanted or oblique surface. 3. a. A thrust or motion that tilts something. b. The tilt caused by such a thrust or motion. 4. An outer corner, as of a building. v. cant·ed, cant·ing, cants v.tr. 1. To set at an oblique angle; tilt. 2. To give a slanting edge to; bevel. 3. To change the direction of suddenly. v.intr. 1. To lean to one side; slant. 2. To take an oblique direction or course; swing around, as a ship.

 

The left toe cap perfing is noticeably off square to the rest of the shoe.

 



I have a number of shoes from AE in 2nd quality and have always had trouble finding the flaws. I recently bought a pair of Strands in Chocolate suede and the left toe cap was canted. Its the first pair of shoes I have returned to them and they were 1st quality. Imagine that...
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The stitchings made the creases more pronounced. Honestly, it looks a little weird, as if the shoes don't fit you properly.
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Burzan what size are those boots? They look tiny...though I find many of the boots to look not as balanced in sizes under 9 -

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~~cant 1 (kănt) n. 1. Angular deviation from a vertical or horizontal plane or surface; an inclination or slope. 2. A slanted or oblique surface. 3. a. A thrust or motion that tilts something. b. The tilt caused by such a thrust or motion. 4. An outer corner, as of a building. v. cant·ed, cant·ing, cants v.tr. 1. To set at an oblique angle; tilt. 2. To give a slanting edge to; bevel. 3. To change the direction of suddenly. v.intr. 1. To lean to one side; slant. 2. To take an oblique direction or course; swing around, as a ship.

 

The left toe cap perfing is noticeably off square to the rest of the shoe.

 



I have a number of shoes from AE in 2nd quality and have always had trouble finding the flaws. I recently bought a pair of Strands in Chocolate suede and the left toe cap was canted. Its the first pair of shoes I have returned to them and they were 1st quality. Imagine that...

 

Likewise this is the first time I've had a very noticeable flaw. If it was on a Park Avenue, or even a FA I might be able to live with it but I think I'll be sending these back. The 'thing' about these shoes is the pattern and geometry so it's even more noticeable (and just looks so good when it's done right).

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The stitchings made the creases more pronounced. Honestly, it looks a little weird, as if the shoes don't fit you properly.

 

 

Keep in mind I am pretty much crouched right down flexing in the pic, that is an extreme look at the creases. The boot does not crease much when walking but I can feel the flex on the right foot on top of my toes a little bit so that was my main concern.

 

The fit is really good on them, it's an 8.5D and an 8D was far too narrow. It's possible the best fit may be an 8E in this boot but by no means does the fit not work and with these being Cappuccino Cordovan, having them remade is not an option at all at this point. 

 

 

 

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Burzan what size are those boots? They look tiny...though I find many of the boots to look not as balanced in sizes under 9 -

 

Yeah it's an 8.5D and I have heard people say that exact statement about the Bayfield in smaller sizes.

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After the way our Vancouver Canucks have tanked this season, I've decided its time to bring out the football Neumoks.
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Anyone else a Verona fan? Picking up a new pair tomorrow to replace an old pair. Damn good loafers...

I have also been itching for a cordovan penny loafers as well, might give the patriot a try. Does the half sock liner in that model make a difference in comfort?
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After the way our Vancouver Canucks have tanked this season, I've decided its time to bring out the football Neumoks.

 

 

That is one cool looking shoe!

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Keep in mind I am pretty much crouched right down flexing in the pic, that is an extreme look at the creases. The boot does not crease much when walking but I can feel the flex on the right foot on top of my toes a little bit so that was my main concern.

 

The fit is really good on them, it's an 8.5D and an 8D was far too narrow. It's possible the best fit may be an 8E in this boot but by no means does the fit not work and with these being Cappuccino Cordovan, having them remade is not an option at all at this point. 

 

 

 

 

Yeah it's an 8.5D and I have heard people say that exact statement about the Bayfield in smaller sizes.

 

I had a pair of shoes (non-AE) that were flexing in that area and pushing down on the toes, I got rid of them, after a day of walking around it felt like my toes were in a vice with every step, but it was pretty extreme compared to yours.

 

Bayfields in 15D look the same way, makes me not want to wear them until I get skinnier jeans to go with them.

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