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Originally Posted by rostov View Post

People have lightened black shoes like this and then redarkened them as another color. Often black shoes will have discolorations and issues with the leather that may appear if you attempt to lighten them. For that reason, you'd be advised to recolor them with another dark shade.  Still, despite being black, this boot looks great in person, much better than in the photos.

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll make a judgement call after seeing them in person. You're right, AE's website is notoriously bad with pictures.
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For the first time, I am building a shoe collection consisting of quality shoes. I work in a business causal environment (academia) and mostly wear khakis and slacks--rarely suits and jeans every once in awhile. I really like Allen Edmonds shoes and I'm trying to figure out the best two or three pairs of shoes that make sense for work, casual situations (jeans), and the occasional suit. I recently bought the Carlyle in walnut (still in the box), which I know is a bit formal, but I think could be used for work and suits other than black. Is this the case? Also, what other shoes should I consider? I was thinking of a more casual darker brown shoe and a black shoe that could be casual or dressy (one of the AE store employees recommended the new Jomoc in black). Does this make sense and if so what would you recommend?

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Originally Posted by Trader George View Post

Nice! I picked mine up today too!

Mine three. The fit is nigh unto perfect and I am going to get a lot of use out of these. Even my wife is envious! One of the laces, however, is missing an aglet and isn't likely to last...
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Originally Posted by doloflow View Post

For the first time, I am building a shoe collection consisting of quality shoes. I work in a business causal environment (academia) and mostly wear khakis and slacks--rarely suits and jeans every once in awhile. I really like Allen Edmonds shoes and I'm trying to figure out the best two or three pairs of shoes that make sense for work, casual situations (jeans), and the occasional suit. I recently bought the Carlyle in walnut (still in the box), which I know is a bit formal, but I think could be used for work and suits other than black. Is this the case? Also, what other shoes should I consider? I was thinking of a more casual darker brown shoe and a black shoe that could be casual or dressy (one of the AE store employees recommended the new Jomoc in black). Does this make sense and if so what would you recommend?

Don't like the Jomoc, the two eyelets aren't my look. That's a very casual design cue and might hinder the function, where the sides of the shoe might bow (like the Kenilworth does).

Lots of great choices abound. I don't see the need to own a black shoe in your situation except for weddings and funerals. Out of 17 AEs, I have one black Park Avenue and a black Eagle County that wasn't my choice of color but was cheap. It's just not a versatile color.

If you're walking all over campus in academia or in general I'd consider a rubber sole shoe, such as Vibram, Dainite, or a partial rubber sole v-tread that some shoes have.
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Found this one google

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Guess we all popped our Bleecker cherries. I picked up mine on the way to teach at CUNY, and snapped a pic on the subway to share with you fellow wackos. Went with bourbon cause I already have chili Shakers.

Tough choice between that and brown.


Edited by peppercorn78 - 10/15/14 at 6:25pm
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I wear a 10.5 in Nike's. When I wore crappy J&M shoes I was sized in a 9D so I assumed I would be the same in AE shoes. I will give both a 10A and 9.5B a try. I was just confused because the lace gap is quite large on the 9D and my pinky toe is uncomfortable. Will the width be significantly larger on a 10A/9.5B?

I don't think it would be significantly wider, but the 9D might be too short, hence your toe getting smashed. A the instep issue might be resolved, too. Did you get measured at AE? 10A might not be your Brannock size.
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I don't think it would be significantly wider, but the 9D might be too short, hence your toe getting smashed. A the instep issue might be resolved, too. Did you get measured at AE? 10A might not be your Brannock size.

I don't have an AE location near by. I was measured a 10A by J.Gilbert's when I was trying to get my Alden sizes down.

Do you say it will fix the instep issue due to an increase in volume from a 9 to 10 even though the width is decreasing?
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Originally Posted by tradbrah View Post

I don't have an AE location near by. I was measured a 10A by J.Gilbert's when I was trying to get my Alden sizes down.

I was just there last weekend! Great sale on the alfred Sargent Moores... If they have your size.

Try nordstrom, they will have strands and nordstrom rack often has seconds or firsts in odd sizes. Nordstrom might only have D and E widths but you can try a 10D and see how that fits and see.
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Also, on the instep, I was just guessing. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Trader George View Post
 

Why thank you! I believe I will take mine on a nice little voyage tomorrow. The pics were just me wearing them around the house to post on here. And they do go great with denim! Regarding the socks, I actually got them from AE as well (I love AE socks). Here you go, they're the light blue ones:

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5ROY_1_40000000001_-1_5ROY

 

Aha, so they are!  Thank you.  I bought these light blue ones for a little whimsy the last time I was in there:

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SFALD07BLU_1_40000000001_-1_ALD07BLU

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Originally Posted by Denton View Post


Don't like the Jomoc, the two eyelets aren't my look. That's a very casual design cue and might hinder the function, where the sides of the shoe might bow (like the Kenilworth does).

Lots of great choices abound. I don't see the need to own a black shoe in your situation except for weddings and funerals. Out of 17 AEs, I have one black Park Avenue and a black Eagle County that wasn't my choice of color but was cheap. It's just not a versatile color.

If you're walking all over campus in academia or in general I'd consider a rubber sole shoe, such as Vibram, Dainite, or a partial rubber sole v-tread that some shoes have.

 

Thanks. Good point about black. I could most likely get away with brown for 90% of the time. I just saw that the McGregor is on sale for $259 from $385. Thoughts on this shoe in one of the browns?

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I picked up the McGregor in chili. Wore them for the first time yesterday. Wow! Very happy. For my money (and it was), best deal of RDA sale.
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Originally Posted by doloflow View Post
 

For the first time, I am building a shoe collection consisting of quality shoes. I work in a business causal environment (academia) and mostly wear khakis and slacks--rarely suits and jeans every once in awhile. I really like Allen Edmonds shoes and I'm trying to figure out the best two or three pairs of shoes that make sense for work, casual situations (jeans), and the occasional suit. I recently bought the Carlyle in walnut (still in the box), which I know is a bit formal, but I think could be used for work and suits other than black. Is this the case? Also, what other shoes should I consider? I was thinking of a more casual darker brown shoe and a black shoe that could be casual or dressy (one of the AE store employees recommended the new Jomoc in black). Does this make sense and if so what would you recommend?

I would recommend my personal favorite, the Norwich.

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF0212_1_40000000001_-1_0222 

The Norwich is pretty similar to the Jomoc except in a monkstrap--thick sole, split reverse welt.  I'll probably end up buying the Jomoc at some point. 

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Originally Posted by doloflow View Post

Thanks. Good point about black. I could most likely get away with brown for 90% of the time. I just saw that the McGregor is on sale for $259 from $385. Thoughts on this shoe in one of the browns?

Much better. Dark brown is conservative, bourbon is a bit more casual but more interesting, chili is awesome, walnut is great too but quite casual.
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