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How did you darken them up? They look great!

 

I just used AE's Cleaner Conditioner and then used kiwi neutral polish on the toes.

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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

Here is the Amazon link for the Strand Brogue

http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Edmonds-Strand-Cap-Toe-Oxford/dp/B001TDL0GK

 

Also Nordstrom has some better images of it

 

Fine by me!

I almost want to call them back tomorrow and order fifth street boots, neumoras, and everything else. Holy bajeebus.

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I just

I just can't imagine them being tough enough for harsh weather. I suppose I could lay on some HDLP to keep them dry, but I'm not sure how tough they'd actually be in adverse conditions. 

Another dilemma I'm having is a choice for good everyday casual shoe. I've got a tan Mctavish (which I'm planning to add a topy) and snuff neumoks now, but I am considering if its worth getting a blucher like the Rapid City as well for diversity.

I treated mine w 2 coats of HDLP and proceeded to beat the hell out of them during this awful NYC winter. Held up like a champ, and cleaned up easily.

No, you wouldn't want to hike the Yukon in them, but they're great for trudging to work in nasty city conditions.
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The MTO thread has grown silent and this thread has exploded due to the 2 for $250. So I'll just cross post my query here.

 

I'm thinking of having a spectator boot made up. As I already have 2 cap toe boots on the way (MTO eagle county) I was thinking of doing an MTO on the McAdams. Luckily the discussion for this began before that came out so AE has been generous enough to honor the previous MTO arrangement.

 

I cant decide between the 2 make ups:

 

A. Bourbon Calf - Toe Cap, Vamp, Heel Cup, Backstay

Snuff Suede - Quarters, Tongue, and Eyestays

 

or 

 

B. Bourbon Calf - Toe Cap, Heel Cup, Backstay, Eyestays

Snuff Suede - Vamp, Quarters, Tongue

 

I wanted to do a suede - calfskin leather combo because i prefer textural contrast over color contrast. Snuff suede and bourbon appear close enough to my eyes. Are there other combos that anybody can recommend? I plan on wearing this with chinos, occasionally with grey and navy trousers, and maybe raw denim.

 

I know the spec is quite unusual, but I like a bit of unusual in my shoes.

 

Another option is a natural CXL Long Branch, but I already have a Chili Carson City boot and a tan saddle waxy leather Eagle County (on the way) so I think it may be redundant.

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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

The MTO thread has grown silent and this thread has exploded due to the 2 for $250. So I'll just cross post my query here.

I'm thinking of having a spectator boot made up. As I already have 2 cap toe boots on the way (MTO eagle county) I was thinking of doing an MTO on the McAdams. Luckily the discussion for this began before that came out so AE has been generous enough to honor the previous MTO arrangement.

I cant decide between the 2 make ups:

A. Bourbon Calf - Toe Cap, Vamp, Heel Cup, Backstay
Snuff Suede - Quarters, Tongue, and Eyestays

or 

B. Bourbon Calf - Toe Cap, Heel Cup, Backstay, Eyestays
Snuff Suede - Vamp, Quarters, Tongue

I wanted to do a suede - calfskin leather combo because i prefer textural contrast over color contrast. Snuff suede and bourbon appear close enough to my eyes. Are there other combos that anybody can recommend? I plan on wearing this with chinos, occasionally with grey and navy trousers, and maybe raw denim.

I know the spec is quite unusual, but I like a bit of unusual in my shoes.

Another option is a natural CXL Long Branch, but I already have a Chili Carson City boot and a tan saddle waxy leather Eagle County (on the way) so I think it may be redundant.

I was planning to respond, just need to look up the shoe... :-) Will do today after I wake up...
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Originally Posted by EEWithoutStyle View Post

Since I'm still building my shoe collection, what should I add to from the 2 for $250 sale list?

Currently own:
Black PA
Suede Strand
Walnut Strand
Anyone?
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I haven't been following the 2 for 250 sale thread. Is there a current one going on and who do I email in re:

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Originally Posted by rodaman View Post

I haven't been following the 2 for 250 sale thread. Is there a current one going on and who do I email in re:


shoebank@allenedmonds.com
which size lists do you need?
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shoebank@allenedmonds.com
which size lists do you need?

i wear a US9 D...is that what you were asking?

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Shell is casual? Not sure I agree with that entirely, tbh. Too many aldens, carminas, etc made in them.

I do think these are relatively casual though and the shape of the shoe isn't really all that flattering to me since they're a bit bulky and I'm really skinny...

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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

Traditionally, yes they are. I know everything shell is what people gun for around here but I personally think shell is best in what it was traditionally best in: boots and bluchers and maybe loafers. I am planning on getting #8 shell gunboats someday.

The design of the shoe really has to come into play, here. You shouldn't just say "shell is casual" or "shell is formal". And the fact that Alden, Carimna, etc. use shell does not make it formal as stated. Show me a black shell balmoral and a black calf blucher and the balmoral is more formal.

I do agree that any black, blucher has a bit of an identity crisis. The fact that it's shell has nothing to do with it.
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If you have 9.5 3E or 9.5 2E that would be awesome. 

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If you have 9.5 3E or 9.5 2E that would be awesome. 

Damn my average size feet!!

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In sneakers I wear a 10 or 10.5 This is the only shoe that fits perfectly in a 3E. You know how long I've walked in them trying to figure out if my mind is playing games with me?

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Originally Posted by obamabux View Post
 

In sneakers I wear a 10 or 10.5 This is the only shoe that fits perfectly in a 3E. You know how long I've walked in them trying to figure out if my mind is playing games with me?

Can you quote or tag the person you are replying to, so that we can follow the conversation?

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Wow, can you post a pic or two of your 14AA shoes? I would love to see them!

-Mike
Gunboats:


Leeds:


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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I do agree that any black, blucher has a bit of an identity crisis. The fact that it's shell has nothing to do with it.
Much as I like my Leeds, I second this. They're relegated mostly to either informal concertwear (when I need all-black for pit orchestra or something) or going out in the evening with dark denim, open collar, and a black linen sportcoat (...that sportcoat was an unfortunate purchase, but it works on rare occasion).
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