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I picked up some burgundy shell Graysons a few months ago specifically for a wedding in June (with a seersucker suit, pink shirt, navy-with-white-dots bow tie). They're sitting in the window for the next couple of weeks to lighten up a bit.

At 34, I think I'm just hitting the point where I can get away with wearing them.
Not sure if the sunlight will get though all the layers of polish that AE globs on there to be able to lighten the shell. Unless you already took some polish off....
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Originally Posted by AllenEdmonds View Post

Someone asked for a sort option for www.shoebank.com. That is now in place.

Someone else asked for a spreadsheet download option. Can you tell me why this is important and how you would use this?

Thank you,

 

Wow - great site!

 

I, for one, live in the spreadsheet world. I love it when I receive the spreadsheets from the factory outlets. Sometimes I ask for several sizes and having them in spreadsheets allows me to combine them together. I also like to manipulate them using sort, filter, sum, colors, notes, etc.

 

It is also useful to have the spreadsheet when I do not have access to the internet and I am contemplating my next multi-shoe purchase.

 

Just some thoughts.

 

Again, great site.

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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

I picked up some burgundy shell Graysons a few months ago specifically for a wedding in June (with a seersucker suit, pink shirt, navy-with-white-dots bow tie). They're sitting in the window for the next couple of weeks to lighten up a bit.

At 34, I think I'm just hitting the point where I can get away with wearing them.

 

The tassel loafer was once a big turnoff for me (loafers in general in fact). But I'm seeing a lot of the tassels in fashion these days among the younger generation. Kind of a vintage look, I guess. There's been a merlot Franklin (Jos A Bank Grayson) for $129 sitting in inventory in my size for a while, and I've been debating about picking it up.

 

I remember a younger poster here wore the Jermyn's to a wedding with a fashion-forward outfit. Not bad looking.

 

Edit: here's an example

 


Edited by tjyoung - 5/14/14 at 9:16am
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Not sure if the sunlight will get though all the layers of polish that AE globs on there to be able to lighten the shell. Unless you already took some polish off....
Good looking out! They're an older shoe -- they'd been in the shoe bank a few years before I got hold of them -- and yeah, first thing I did when they hit my porch was to go over them with some Renovateur and an old t-shirt.
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Originally Posted by tjyoung View Post

The tassel loafer was once a big turnoff for me (loafers in general in fact). But I'm seeing a lot of the tassels in fashion these days among the younger generation. Kind of a vintage look, I guess. There's been a merlot Franklin (Jos A Bank Grayson) for $129 sitting in inventory in my size for a while, and I've been debating about picking it up.

I remember a younger poster here wore the Jermyn's to a wedding with a fashion-forward outfit. Not bad looking.
I live a couple miles from the DC line and intend to be as fashion-forward as possible with these things to ensure I don't get sucked into the lobbyist-and-politician look. Strictly a summer shoe, to be worn with no-show socks and slimmer shirt/trouser combinations. It's a tricky thing.
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FWIW, I'm a younger guy who'd buy a Grayson in a heartbeat, but I don't like the Franklin. It has to have the side lacing.

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They are here. So I was able to scare up a troll-like poster (and his minions) a couple weeks ago...but to trash my bourbon with navy combo. Hilarious and sad exchange simultaneously. A couple of regulars attempted to curb his enthusiasm for sharing his 'knowledge' with heavily colored disparaging commentary, to no avail.

I guess, once some folks subscribe to a lifestyle blog, they are compelled to ASSIST the urchins (like myself) with no sense of style, or knowledge of themselves. I joked about it, thanked him for the help (tongue firmly planted in cheek), and ignored any further commentary... as I will continue to do in similar situations. I would, however, be much more deliberate if posting on WAYWT as a result.

My work environment...hell, my life... allows for a range of styles to be worn, so CBD is just a small part of my repertoire. Also, being in awesome physical shape is part of MY style, so that my clothes fit with very minor tweaks,and look like a million bucks on me - even the inexpensive ones. Hmmm....I almost never see awesome CBD on the tubs of lard lumbering through my city's central business district. But this is not just about shoes, or shoe/suit combos, amounts spent or saved, or how many months you've spent on the net being an ass hat to feel better about yourself; SHARE YOUR LIKES AND DISLIKES WITH SOME CLASS (because decorum is also a part of your style, which many lack) AND MOVE ON.

Now, I know that my position may not be popular, and that I am no authority on the finer points of CBD, but if I find myself in that work environment, I WOULD LOVE TO BE REFORMED...

Until then, I'll work to improve my looks, in my way, using my means...soliciting the opinions of those I respect along the way.

Wow, those remarks sure touched a nerve with you, eh? I did not think I would ever see someone get so upset over a discussion about shoe/pants combination, haha. In my humble opinion, I thought luv2's remarks were not "troll-ish," and in fact I found them quite helpful and delivered with the upmost of tact. It seemed like most people appreciated luv2's advice/opinion. Indeed, if I recall correctly, luv2 prefaced his comments by asking if criticisms were allowed in this thread before proceeding. Personally, I think this thread benefits from different opinions and would hate for this thread to turn into an echo chamber where only compliments are allowed. Criticisms or differences in opinions, when delivered tactfully, should have a place in this thread. Indy, I would try not to get so offended when someone does not agree with your sense of style and you should continue to wear what you want with confidence!

EDIT: I should have mentioned that I wear navy pants with walnut shoes as well - though I still appreciated hearing the advice.

Also, thank you AE for shoebank.com, this will be a great tool to have!
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Seriously. For all the sanctimonious waxing about "decorum," calling a well-spoken and well-meaning forum member who asked permission to give his opinion a "troll" doesn't seem kosher.

Let's refrain from taking contrary opinions too personally in this thread. There are many other threads on SF for that.
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Would love to hear some feedback on a new site we are testing, www.shoebank.com. It's not an ecommerce site, but it should make it easier for our customers to view what we have available in seconds. Any and all feedback is appreciated.

Thank you,

Dave Barber

I would appreciate the ability to view the inventory at the individual outlet stores.
For instance, I will be in Boston early in June and would like to see if it would be worth my while to take the rental 120 miles to Freeport.
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Did Indyoshi68 just refer to my portly brethren as tubs of lard.......now you have crossed the line!

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Originally Posted by AllenEdmonds View Post

Would love to hear some feedback on a new site we are testing, www.shoebank.com. It's not an ecommerce site, but it should make it easier for our customers to view what we have available in seconds. Any and all feedback is appreciated.

Thank you,

Dave Barber

I would appreciate the ability to view the inventory at the individual outlet stores.
For instance, I will be in Boston early in June and would like to see if it would be worth my while to take the rental 120 miles to Freeport.

This would be great, if possible.
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When is the next seconds sale fellas? Gotta kop me those mctavish!
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When is the next seconds sale fellas? Gotta kop me those mctavish!


Hot tip: Make sure you know your size accurately before ordering.  I wear an 11E in all of my AE shoes but for some reason my 11E McTavishes see far too wide in the heel and long in the toebox (but just fine width-wise at the ball).  I measure an 11 1/2 D/E on the Brannock but was encouraged to go for a 10 1/2 E on the McTavish on my next pair.  My navy suede Strands also fit like my McTavish and feel a bit too large.  Note that I also use tongue pads and that doesn't seem to solve the issue sufficiently.  No big deal but next time I'll order a smaller size.

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Cappuccino cordovan Bayfields today.

 

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^^ Nice shine!
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and pants

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