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Looking for opinions all - 

My AE rotation currently consists of Walnut Cliftons and Walnut Daltons, just got a hold of some black McTavish's as well.

I want to take advantage of the current seconds promo going on, and order some Fifth Ave's at the $199 price. With the McTavish being slightly more casual, and no real formal black or brown shoes in my wardrobe, am I better off going with a black or brown pair of fifth aves next?

It's nice to have a black dress shoe like the 5th avenue for evening events and serious occasions, but the brown one will be more versatile for daytime office suit wear.

Answer is: it depends what you're wearing with them.


Buy the Brown from the sale and the black from ebay for way less..if they will be only worn once in a while...that is were I got mine for under $100 and have worn them twice for a few funerals

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I'm new to styleforum and also new to the Allen edmonds experience. So far I purchased two pairs with my most recent purchase being the Neumok olive size 8 E. The customer service has been wonderful. But my question to you guys is should I be concern with the way the border on these first quality shoes look? Do I need to get these swamped out for a new pair or are these pretty legit for first quality shoes?
Also how' does the fit look? The feel pretty decent do these break in a lot? I sure hope a little. [IMG][IMG]





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Those look perfectly fine. The first picture is where the stitching stops and starts. That crack is on nearly every shoe AE, and other makers, produce, which is why they do their best to put it in an unnoticeable spot like the inside arch. The second and fourth is barely noticeable and not an issue at all. Fit looks good if the width is right for you.
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Should I use 

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If you haven't exchanged them yet, I would first use a cleaner and a cotton rag to try to clean the spot off manually. My Bourbon Strands had a couple areas of inconsistent burnishing (not surprisingly, as they were the first new Bourbon shoes I think this forum saw), and I was able to tame them with Conditioner/Cleaner and some elbow grease. If you have something like Reno'Mat, it might come off even more easily. If the rest of the shoe is flawless (and this works), it's probably a better idea than rolling the bones on a whole new pair.


Is there something I can use that will get the stray burnishing off without (even slightly) damaging the rest of the shoe? I'm worried that it will damage the shoe, rendering it unable to be returned.

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Thanks. Can't wait for my brown Cronmoks to get here. Also how will both of these shoes break in?
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I'm new to styleforum and also new to the Allen edmonds experience. So far I purchased two pairs with my most recent purchase being the Neumok olive size 8 E. The customer service has been wonderful. But my question to you guys is should I be concern with the way the border on these first quality shoes look? Do I need to get these swamped out for a new pair or are these pretty legit for first quality shoes?
Also how' does the fit look? The feel pretty decent do these break in a lot? I sure hope a little. [IMG][IMG]





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They look great! I have this same shoe in snuff suede - one of the two most comfortable shoes I own (the suede Amok being the other).

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Long Branch looking down from Canton Tower in Guangzhou today
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Long Branch looking down from Canton Tower in Guangzhou today

That ain't right.

Gives me vertigo just looking at the picture!
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Here is a family shot. Some people say my closet looks like the back room of an AE store.


Chris
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Brought out my first pair of AE (the pair that started it all!) for dinner tonight and gave them a quick polish. One of my most comfortable pairs - I love how versatile they are, as well. 







My collection is growing! Oxblood First Avenues are in production...

(Note - the Parkway box is actually a pair of 9 D Strands in Walnut, the Park Avenues are actually 9 D, not 8 D, and my pair of Walnut McAllisters are absent.)


Nice collection!

I notice you went with an 8.5D Mcgregor, half a size smaller than what it looks like you have for the other shoes on that last in your collection. Care to elaborate on why you went in that direction? I ask because I had a hunch it may be best to do the same thing myself, but I haven't decided.
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Nice collection!

I notice you went with an 8.5D Mcgregor, half a size smaller than what it looks like you have for the other shoes on that last in your collection. Care to elaborate on why you went in that direction? I ask because I had a hunch it may be best to do the same thing myself, but I haven't decided.

I have a somewhat high instep. I measure an 8.5D on the Brannock but nudging towards 9D. I can't fit into 8.5D 5-lasted balmorals, but the bluchers fit me great. I've tried 8.5E for the bals but it's too loose on my heel. This seems to be the only way it works for me! I tried the 9D McGregor but it was very loose and had lots of bowing in the sides when I walked. 8.5D fits great. My Bleeker Streets are also 8.5D for the same reason. They're a touch tighter in the toebox than the McGregor but still fit much better than the 9D pair I tried.
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Great pics gents....
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Long Branch looking down from Canton Tower in Guangzhou today

Woah! Crazy view.




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Oh, Tampa! I forgot to answer you a few days back! I'm from the Boynton Beach area (Palm Beach County).

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