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Also getting mora 2.0 seconds in bourbon. Once i get it ill post pics asap. Ordered on friday
Want to know this too so i know what to expect on mine

I've had 2 experiencees with 2nds and both rather pleasant.

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It seems that the BB Macneil isn't offered in widths. I am an 11.5E in the 5 last (Park Ave, Strand), and am wondering if maybe the 11.5D or 12D will fit me in the Macneil. I have been biding my time to spring for these in black and am considering these as this looks like a great deal. Anybody have any real life photos of the Black Macneils in grain leather?

 

I generally take a 13 D or E, balmoral shoes in D generally fit sug to well though with a big V in the laces and wearing my MacNeil walnut calfs right now in 13D I would have thought no issue with the BB version however having just gotten the BB strand in 13D that are WAY tighter than the AE version I would have a bit of concern. The MacNeil is a more forgiving shoe than the Strand and its stitch pattern so I say give it a try.

 

I have not worn these MacNeil's in a while...can't believe I almost sold them...these were an MTO I picked up lightly used from someone on the Bay...leather is as soft as my walnut Jeffersons...I think these MacNeils are going to get sole guards and be my all weather friends.

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I posted pictures of of my Mora 2.0 in bourbon in various lighting a dozen or so pages back

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Thank you to all that replied to my previous post regarding the Lexington shoes. As a quick recap, my current wardrobe is as follows: Chinos in blue, navy, gray, khaki, and olive. All button up shirts from Brooks Brothers. I wear business casual to work.

So here is my dilemma...I currently have no nice shoes and on a whim I purchased a pair or black Park Aves but quickly realized that these shoes are far too formal for my attire. So I'm thinking of returning them and purchasing the following:

Black Lexington shoes for business casual and for wearing with a suit (it seems like the Lexingtons are able to pull both functions off pretty well vs. the Park Aves which seem strictly formal) and a matching belt.

Bourbon Lexington shoes for business casual (I'm not 100% firm on this color, but it seems the most versatile for my color of pants, what do you think?) and a matching belt.

Brown pair of loafers for business casual, maybe the Randolph? (I'm undecided on which one so I'm open to suggestions).

Now I know it's probably not the wisest decision to start a shoe collection with the same shoe in different colors, but the Lexington in black seems very versatile and will get worn much more often than the park aves. Additionally, the bourbon color seems different enough to justify being put in rotation.

Now from reading the forum, I know the typical recommendations are for some Strands or McAllisters, but I personally do not like the brogue detailing. Maybe I will grow into liking them in the future, but for right now I very much like the simple look of captoes. I also considered the Ashtons but I don't like the middle stitching very much.

Anyway, what do you guys think of these shoes as a collection for business casual with the occasional gray suit for funerals, weddings, and interviews (black Lexington for all these)?

If you're dead set on simple bluchers, why not mix it up a little with the Clifton captoe (sold through Nordstrom) or a plain toe like Leeds or Kenilworth?

Variety being the spice of life and all wink.gif

And yes technically you should wear a black balmoral to formal occasions such as funerals, weddings, and interviews, but in practice I guarantee that no one at a funeral or wedding will even notice or think twice about your black Lexingtons. And really, unless you're interviewing at a posh London law firm (in which case you should probably be buying Crocket and Jones or Churches instead of AE), it should get you through most interviews, especially if it's a mostly casual or biz-casual sort of office.

But....as long as you understand that there is a slim possibility that your interviewer will be a stickler for conservative business dress, and know that you are technically breaking protocol wink.gif

... And bourbon is great but I would personally take chili or burgundy (dunno if that's offered) instead, given those pant options.
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I don't know if this question has been asked yet, but can someone comment on the Mora 2.0. How easily does it crease on the toe? If it does crease, how bad is the crease?

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I don't know if this question has been asked yet, but can someone comment on the Mora 2.0. How easily does it crease on the toe? If it does crease, how bad is the crease?

 

I think it will crease on most people as the cap toe is pretty big on it...I could care less at the moment - thrilled with mine...

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Can anyone with firsthand experience of the 4-234 last (Amok owners) offer their input on fit vs the 5 last? Particularly in regards to toe box width? Having pretty much nailed down the 5 last to a 13E, I was looking to see if I had any wiggle room as far as 13D on the 4-234, or if I should stick to 13E.

 

In all honesty, the Amoks have grown on me quite a bit but the Shoebank only has snuff suede in 13E and I'm rather partial to the tan suede they have in 13D. 

 

Thanks in advance for the input!

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Can anyone with firsthand experience of the 4-234 last (Amok owners) offer their input on fit vs the 5 last? Particularly in regards to toe box width? Having pretty much nailed down the 5 last to a 13E, I was looking to see if I had any wiggle room as far as 13D on the 4-234, or if I should stick to 13E.

In all honesty, the Amoks have grown on me quite a bit but the Shoebank only has snuff suede in 13E and I'm rather partial to the tan suede they have in 13D. 

Thanks in advance for the input!

No, for the Amoks you should def go WIDER (or maybe size up from 5-65 YMMV). I wear a 10.5 3E in the 5 last, and had to send Amoks back in same size for being two narrow. I can wear Regent Street (same last) in 11 3E, and they're a tad loose, but fit well using tongue pads.

But yeah, 4 last runs narrow.
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I'm in Manhattan looking to pick up some shoes from the anniversary sale. AE has four stores in midtown, are any of them better/worse than the others?

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I don't know if this question has been asked yet, but can someone comment on the Mora 2.0. How easily does it crease on the toe? If it does crease, how bad is the creaI've only worn it once

 

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I don't know if this question has been asked yet, but can someone comment on the Mora 2.0. How easily does it crease on the toe? If it does crease, how bad is the crease?

I've only worn it once so I can't be a good judge. so far so good. no crease

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No, for the Amoks you should def go WIDER (or maybe size up from 5-65 YMMV). I wear a 10.5 3E in the 5 last, and had to send Amoks back in same size for being two narrow. I can wear Regent Street (same last) in 11 3E, and they're a tad loose, but fit well using tongue pads.

But yeah, 4 last runs narrow.

 

Bummer. Thanks for the prompt response and saving me $10 in restocking fees!

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I went to the Port Washington factory store this morning. I scored a pair of Clark Street seconds. My usual size is 12E, but I went with 11.5EEE and I'm happy with the fit. I got the shoes, a clearance belt, and a seconds quality pair of trees--all for less than $250.00. If I had been able to stick around for a couple more hours, I might have got the chance to meet Wisconsin's governor Scott Walker--he was scheduled to arrive there at 2:30.

I met Governor Walker last year. We talked shoes a bit. He said all he wears is Allen Edmonds, unless he is wearing his cowboy boots.

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I don't know if this question has been asked yet, but can someone comment on the Mora 2.0. How easily does it crease on the toe? If it does crease, how bad is the crease?

Mine has creased quite a bit, and I use shoe trees and leather condition it once a week, which is how often I wear them. I don't mind the creases anymore and have embraced them. Creases give the Moras character.
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I'm in Manhattan looking to pick up some shoes from the anniversary sale. AE has four stores in midtown, are any of them better/worse than the others?

I like the newest store on 20 West 43rd best.

If you're making a large purchase and you want to save almost 9% sales tax, head to the AE store at the Short Hills Mall, 20 miles away in NJ.
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