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Check out the new MacNeil 5's on the AE website. Interesting and tempting.

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF9005_1_40000000001_-1_
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF9015_1_40000000001_-1_
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF9020_1_40000000001_-1_
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF9029_1_40000000001_-1_

Chris
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Context: work in a law firm

Already Have: black park ave and walnut strands

What's the next step?

I feel like I need one more pair for a complete rotation. Probably a darker brown and more formal than the strands. Suggestions?
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Don't the burgundy and tan ones look like CXL? Hmm.

Wonder if they've been checking out some of our forum MTOs wink.gif
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That was my dilemma. Mctavish would've been my first choice but at 125 these were a great deal. I know that if I keep them it's hard to argue to get the mctavish anytime soon.
By the way those who say these (and black hills) fit large for the 5 last are correct. I went half size down and they are still roomy.

Agreed.  My five last shoes fit perfectly in an 11E (I size between an 11.5D and 11.5E on the Brannock) but my McTavish feels too roomy at an 11E.  They feel great if I'm wearing a somewhat thicker pair of casual socks (vs. thin dress socks) but there is clearly a difference between the two.  Unfortunately the only AE store in Minneapolis is downtown and sort of a pain to go to.  Otherwise I'd get myself fitted in a shoe like this so I know what to order next time (why don't they have a store at the Mall of America?).  Interestingly, my new navy suede Strand seems to fit sort of in-between a 'regular' five last Strand and the five last McTavish.

 

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Fifth 

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Originally Posted by mispoke View Post

Context: work in a law firm

Already Have: black park ave and walnut strands

What's the next step?

I feel like I need one more pair for a complete rotation. Probably a darker brown and more formal than the strands. Suggestions?

 

Fifth Avenue in brown if you want another cap toe.

 

Otherwise, brown McAllister (wingtip) is awesome.

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Casual shoe question for you all:

 

The Allen Edmonds outlets have a pair of Amoks in my size for $99.  I've always admired the Amoks, especially in tan, but I already have a pair of Clarks dark brown suede desert boots, with a crepe rubber sole. I recently bought tan Elgins and chili Daltons in the 2-for-$250 sale. 

 

I am relatively new to buying higher-quality shoes.  I know that a nicer pair of chukkas are among the most versatile shoes one can own. The Clarks, because they are more casual, are less versatile.  Obviously the tan Amoks are sharp, and would give me another option.  But, if I am relatively new to buying nicer shoes, and have other holes it my wardrobe, would it be better to put my money towards something that's less redundant with those three shoes that I already have?  It seems to me that I can wear the Clarks chukkas for very casual occasions, and the wingtips and casual boots also with jeans, or with slacks and a sportcoat or sweater on slightly dressier occasions.  To what occasions, or with what items of clothing, could I wear the Amok chukkas, but not the Clarks chukkas?

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Friday casual: chinos and brown shell Strands



Great model...
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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

Casual shoe question for you all:

The Allen Edmonds outlets have a pair of Amoks in my size for $99.  I've always admired the Amoks, especially in tan, but I already have a pair of Clarks dark brown suede desert boots, with a crepe rubber sole. I recently bought tan Elgins and chili Daltons in the 2-for-$250 sale. 

I am relatively new to buying higher-quality shoes.  I know that a nicer pair of chukkas are among the most versatile shoes one can own. The Clarks, because they are more casual, are less versatile.  Obviously the tan Amoks are sharp, and would give me another option.  But, if I am relatively new to buying nicer shoes, and have other holes it my wardrobe, would it be better to put my money towards something that's less redundant with those three shoes that I already have?  It seems to me that I can wear the Clarks chukkas for very casual occasions, and the wingtips and casual boots also with jeans, or with slacks and a sportcoat or sweater on slightly dressier occasions.  To what occasions, or with what items of clothing, could I wear the Amok chukkas, but not the Clarks chukkas?

It's essentially the same shoe, so I would hold off unless you really want the different color.

If you have other basic holes to fill, maybe save up for those.

Then again, the Amok is not coming back, so if you are really craving it, go ahead and scratch that itch, if it's going to make you happy. smile.gif
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Great look. Are they black or brown?

black. darn iPhone pics....

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Great looking shoes.  I especially like the tan and cognac ones with a leather sole, assuming the welt is the light/natural-type color as well.  Would be a great semi-casual shoe to wear either at work or perhaps when just out and about.

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Like most of y'all, I do my own shoe care at home. But sometimes, it's nice to have a real pro do it for you.

So I'm at an event at the Waldorf Astoria hotel sporting my new black Jeffs. Got off the subway at Rock Center, had 15 minutes to kill, and ducked into the 6th ave AE store to get the new puppies shined up.

The older gentleman who works the shine stand is a true professional! Throw him some business if you find yourself in that store...





On a sadder note, it's absolutely astonishing how badly most men will dress for an elegant evening affair. These are all high profile lawyers, most fairly affluent I would assume. And the room is a sea of square toed horribles. One gentleman is wearing black new balance sneakers with a tux. Another is wearing brown suede loafers with an expensive looking, well fitted black suit. Ugh.

Is it bad I have girls at my office (who sit by me) pointing out the horrible square toed monstrosities to me when they see them? Ha Ha Ha
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Is it bad I have girls at my office (who sit by me) pointing out the horrible square toed monstrosities to me when they see them? Ha Ha Ha
@tampatravel Not bad at all! They know you have fine taste in footwear, my friend. Do they ever tell you that you need more NSTs like tifosi?
Edited by tifosi - 3/29/14 at 7:53am
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Those look sharp.  How much do they charge for a shine there?

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