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MTO AE Hanover in Burgundy Shell Cordovan after 4th wear... Breaking in nicely![IMG]
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MTO AE Hanover in Burgundy Shell Cordovan after 4th wear... Breaking in nicely![IMG]

Yo!!! Can you please post some pics and details in the AE MTO thread? I'm very interested in this makeup.
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FWIW, I believe I've read quite a few posts (either here or maybe somewhere else) about the rough collection shoes (most often the McTavish) having a "lump" under the forefoot in at least one of the shoes.  It seems like this, while not being "normal", is rather common.  I'm not sure if it's a byproduct of the cork laying process that would only affect this line of shoes (that doesn't seem to make sense), but who knows.

Seconded. Each of my McTavish had The Lump. The shoes took quite a while to break in, but those weird lumps settled in pretty quickly. Give them a few more (carpeted) wears.
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Seconded. Each of my McTavish had The Lump. The shoes took quite a while to break in, but those weird lumps settled in pretty quickly. Give them a few more (carpeted) wears.

Agreed. Also if you got them from AE and they don't seem to be working out after several wears AE is pretty lenient about taking a return or exchange. I had shoes I bought and even though that last normally worked for me, didn't fit right after the first few wears. I tried breaking them in, but they just rubbed on my heel in the wrong way, so I exchanged them for another pair.
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LBs today. They are definitely a workhorse.

They need some TLC soon as well.

As much as I love these boots... I need spring to get here...

 

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Is the $149 boot sale still available?

Thanks,
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Hey guys I am trying to start my shoe wardrobe and I have kind of an unique situation. 

 

In another 7 months I have about 10-12 residency interviews, with alot at stake. (Determine where I live for the next few years and what kind of work I will be doing for the rest of my life...).Each residency interview consist of a 1 day Formal Interview, 1 evening social (which can range from going to a bar to formal dinner). So basically I need 2 pairs of shoes.  

 

I am Asian 24 with black hair.

 

For interview I will wear black suit with subtle stripe and PA in Black (Waiting for a sale to come first). 

For social I am considering McAllister/Strand in walnut (whichever comes on sale first), to go with khaki dress pants. 

 

I am thinking about getting Parkway in Brown Burnished Calf-(plus on sale :)

 

Would the walnut shoe be too glaring? I just want to look nice but dont want to standout too much. 

Will those 3 pairs pretty much cover my needs for now?

 

(After I get accepted I will be wearing shirt, tie, whitecoat everyday. Comfort will be my #1 concern. I will probably go with loafers everyday) 

 

 

Thank you for your help. 

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Spiker - I love Walnut but others probably feel it would be attention grabbers....others with experience here in dressing to impress would probably suggest a burgundy shoe as it seems to go with everything

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Hey guys I am trying to start my shoe wardrobe and I have kind of an unique situation. 

In another 7 months I have about 10-12 residency interviews, with alot at stake. (Determine where I live for the next few years and what kind of work I will be doing for the rest of my life...).Each residency interview consist of a 1 day Formal Interview, 1 evening social (which can range from going to a bar to formal dinner). So basically I need 2 pairs of shoes.  

I am Asian 24 with black hair.

For interview I will wear black suit with subtle stripe and PA in Black (Waiting for a sale to come first). 
For social I am considering McAllister/Strand in walnut (whichever comes on sale first), to go with khaki dress pants. 

I am thinking about getting Parkway in Brown Burnished Calf-(plus on sale smile.gif

Would the walnut shoe be too glaring? I just want to look nice but dont want to standout too much. 
Will those 3 pairs pretty much cover my needs for now?

(After I get accepted I will be wearing shirt, tie, whitecoat everyday. Comfort will be my #1 concern. I will probably go with loafers everyday) 


Thank you for your help. 

If your goal is not to stand out, then I would strongly recommend the kenilworth in burnished brown or bourbon. Being a blucher, its a on the casual side of the dress shoe spectrum, simple and classic. Those are very versatile colors as well, and the dark brown one in particular could be worn with everything from jeans, khakis, wool trousers, and all but the most formal suits.
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Originally Posted by Spiker View Post

Hey guys I am trying to start my shoe wardrobe and I have kind of an unique situation. 

In another 7 months I have about 10-12 residency interviews, with alot at stake. (Determine where I live for the next few years and what kind of work I will be doing for the rest of my life...).Each residency interview consist of a 1 day Formal Interview, 1 evening social (which can range from going to a bar to formal dinner). So basically I need 2 pairs of shoes.  

I am Asian 24 with black hair.

For interview I will wear black suit with subtle stripe and PA in Black (Waiting for a sale to come first). 
For social I am considering McAllister/Strand in walnut (whichever comes on sale first), to go with khaki dress pants. 

I am thinking about getting Parkway in Brown Burnished Calf-(plus on sale smile.gif

Would the walnut shoe be too glaring? I just want to look nice but dont want to standout too much. 
Will those 3 pairs pretty much cover my needs for now?

(After I get accepted I will be wearing shirt, tie, whitecoat everyday. Comfort will be my #1 concern. I will probably go with loafers everyday) 


Thank you for your help. 

Congratulations on your upcoming entry into the professional world! With regards to your shoe choices you are considering I think you are spot on. The black Park Avenue is the quintessential interview shoe and a timeless pair that you will wear to important events for years to come. For your more casual shoe options I think the McAllister or Strand in walnut with a pair of khakis works perfectly. Some will say they are a bit flashy, but I only see them as being excessively flashy if you wear them with navy, charcoal or other darker colors. When you put them up against the muted tones of a pair of beige slacks they look nice and don’t draw too much attention. You obviously like those styles and that color, so go with it. Chances are 95% of your interview competition and interviewers won’t really care what shoes they are wearing or your are wearing, and for the 5% who do notice I am sure they will appreciate your choice. Wear the shoes because they make you feel confident and the rest will follow.
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if I donate a pair of shoes, and I get 35$, how long  do I have to use that 35$? Does it expire? Can I use it online?

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For your Residency Interviews let me also suggest that how your clothes fit is probably more important to overall impression than the shoes (assuming the shoes are of decent quality and good condition).  So, make sure the shirts you wear for both occasions fit properly and the pants as well.  Nice shoes won't make up for baggy clothing.  Wear a belt of similar color to your shoes - black dress belt with the suit and a more casual brown belt with the khakis.  Belt doesn't need to match exactly the color of brown shoes but just a reasonable proximity.

If you do go with the Walnut Strands I've found they work best with khaki colors (light or british).  I don't recommend wearing them with navy or charcoal.  The darker the pants the darker the shoes you should wear in general.  There are always exceptions but in any interview process your goal should not be bold fashion statements.  Which also means, leave the colorful socks at home too.

 

The goal is to appear neat and well put together and that's it.  It should not be BOLD.

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if I donate a pair of shoes, and I get 35$, how long  do I have to use that 35$? Does it expire? Can I use it online?

just found the answer to my own question:

 

ONLINE

Can't make it to a store? Donate your shoes on AllenEdmonds.com.

Add any regular price pair of Allen Edmonds shoes to your cart and enter the promo code HONOR (all uppercase) at checkout. Then, follow these easy steps to donate your shoes:

  1. When you receive your shipment, place a pair of gently worn shoes into the same corrugated shipping box in which you received your
    Allen Edmonds shoes.
  2. Ship your the corrugated shipping box directly to Soles4Souls® (via any shipping method you choose) to the following address.

    Soles4Souls, Inc.
    1169 County Road 868
    Wadley, AL 36276
    (256) 395-0268

Your shoes will be sent to the Soles4Souls' distribution facility where they will be sorted and distributed to people in need.

By using this promo code you are confirming to Allen Edmonds that, per the honor code, you will be sending gently worn shoes to Soles4Souls. Promo code valid through 3/16/14. (Please note that the honor code will only work with a regular price shoe purchase and will not work on non-shoe purchases such as clothing, belts and other accessories.)

 

 

I think it is remarkable that AE trusts the world enough to do this. This sort of trust is unheard of for a company of AE's magnitude. It shows that they really do want to help this charity out, they aren't just doing it as a publicity stunt.

 

My respect for AE just increased tenfold, and it was already pretty high.

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At least no one has complained they can not use the code for clearance items :)

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Spiker, I'm in the exact same boat as you. Preparing for interview season in the fall for residency. I plan to wear my brown Park Aves with a charcoal or Navy suit for interview day and probably my walnut Strands for pre-interview dinners with chinos or dark jeans, which probably will most likely be with the residents. I think the key is to look professional, conservative, and not stand out in any way sartorially. Your approach seems sound with the black Park Aves. I think you have some more wiggle room with the dinners. As for residency and on, if all goes well I'll be wearing clogs or sneakers with my scrubs everyday.
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