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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

Just for fun, I picked up a pair of oxblood Dalton seconds.  It's a breathtaking color.  Below is a comparison shot:

 

 

On the right is a merlot calf Park Avenue; on the left, an MTO Leeds in russet Dublin.  The russet is very close to oxblood, although the leather is of course different and the russet isn't burnished.  MTOs in the russet are unfortunately no longer available, but it's the same leather as is used in the AE-made Wolverine Krause boot.

I totally agree. The color is really, really beautiful. I nabbed a pair of Strand seconds in that color (on sale, and with the $50 coupon for Amex made them $199). I've worn them to work twice and received about 20 compliments on them already. They really need to be seen in person. I'm really tempted to get the Daltons in that color, but need to wait to get some more money tucked away first.

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How did everyone who owns a Bleeker Street size it? Standard 65 last sizing for bals or blucher if you size those different?

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

Just for fun, I picked up a pair of oxblood Dalton seconds.  It's a breathtaking color.  Below is a comparison shot:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

On the right is a merlot calf Park Avenue; on the left, an MTO Leeds in russet Dublin.  The russet is very close to oxblood, although the leather is of course different and the russet isn't burnished.  MTOs in the russet are unfortunately no longer available, but it's the same leather as is used in the AE-made Wolverine Krause boot.

Damn it I love those Leeds. Looks like such a versatile casual shoe.

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Second pair of AE's this month. How do you guys feel about these. Also they for perfectly out the box. I usually like my shoes a little snug so they can break in perfectly. Should I be worried that these will stretch out to become to big for my feet over time. I also own a pair of neumoks on the same size. 8 E.






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Are these shoes made by AE for Brooks Brothers? They're $174, and only $130 after their 25% off discount. I'm usually an E width but for that price, if they are AE firsts, I'd be willing to try and break in a D width 1/2 size up.

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Tumbled-Leather-Popped-Midsole-Penny-Loafers/MH00370,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00370_Color=BRWN&contentpos=12&cgid=0522

 

Edit: Upon closer examination, I don't see a welt. Is the stitching on the bottom just faux stitching and just for looks? Probably isn't made by AE if it is, or it's of lesser quality.

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Will AllenEdmonds.com price match another retailer (with a coupon code from the retailer as well)?

I have never had a problem doing this at the store I go to
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Originally Posted by PerCC View Post

Are these shoes made by AE for Brooks Brothers? They're $174, and only $130 after their 25% off discount. I'm usually an E width but for that price, if they are AE firsts, I'd be willing to try and break in a D width 1/2 size up.



 



http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Tumbled-Leather-Popped-Midsole-Penny-Loafers/MH00370,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00370_Color=BRWN&contentpos=12&cgid=0522



 



Edit: Upon closer examination, I don't see a welt. Is the stitching on the bottom just faux stitching and just for looks? Probably isn't made by AE if it is, or it's of lesser quality.


 



Yeap, those are Kenwoods. I've seen some on the 2nds lists with the blue and green colors. They're the handsewn lasts.
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Wearing my Ridgeways and standing exactly here........

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Have been considering a pair of Daltons recently that I hope to be able to wear with a suit at work and with jeans casually.  While looking at the Club Monaco sight I ran across these Grenson Sharp boots.  

http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=41825956&prodFindSrc=cart

 

With the discount, they are under $200.  Any thoughts?  I was really hoping for a bourbon or darker brown.  Could I do anything to these to darken them up?

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Hi all,

Slightly OT, but username "ScottyBoy920" linked to THIS belt a few days ago as an alternative to the AE Manistee belt.

In short, I'm very impressed with the JAB "Signature" line belts. The "Perforato" model linked to above is a better match to AE's walnut calf than AE's own walnut belt IMO! I've read that the leather that AE uses for their belts is actually not the same as the calf leather used for their shoes, so maybe this makes sense.

Here is a photo to compare:



Not only do I prefer the color of the JAB belt, the quality of the leather is noticeably better IMO.

I also purchased two in black leather and one in burgundy. Is it just me, or is the burgundy belt a surprisingly good match to "Bob's Chili"?



The "Signature" belts are all made in Italy. The leather is full grain Italian, and the buckles are also stamped Italy. The belts are also slightly narrower than AE's which I prefer since I am thin and wear slim-cut suits.

The price was $38 each during one of JAB's ridiculous sales. A great deal IMO!
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Originally Posted by kahlillittle View Post

Second pair of AE's this month. How do you guys feel about these. Also they for perfectly out the box. I usually like my shoes a little snug so they can break in perfectly. Should I be worried that these will stretch out to become to big for my feet over time. I also own a pair of neumoks on the same size. 8 E.
 

 

If they fit, they fit. I wouldn't size down to allow for stretch, but that's me.

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Brooks Brothers "Strand" @ Marshalls $107
V tread sole, cushioned insoles. 12D
My Walnut Strands are 11 1/2D, but these feel pretty good! Should I pull the trigger??
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Originally Posted by RitchieBro View Post



Brooks Brothers "Strand" @ Marshalls $107
V tread sole, cushioned insoles. 12D
My Walnut Strands are 11 1/2D, but these feel pretty good! Should I pull the trigger??

Damn...for $107 there should be no question!
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

Are you sure about that?  I'd never heard of "burnished chili" until Bob's was introduced.  It's an awesome color, BTW.

No idea if there are any shoes in "chili burnished" (although someone on here did an MTO in chili and asked for extra burnishing if I recall correctly), but what I meant was that the new chili is always referred to as Dark Chili Burnished or Bob's Chili.
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

How did everyone who owns a Bleeker Street size it? Standard 65 last sizing for bals or blucher if you size those different?

Went with my 65 last blucher size (8.5D). A touch tight in the toes at first but they broke in nicely. I wear 9D in all the 65 bals, except the shell strands for some reason which fit perfectly at 8.5D.
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All, looking for some thoughts on burgundy shell open-laced shoes. Trying to decide between MacNeil and Bradley to fill the burgundy/open-laced spot in my collection. By way of background, my current open-laced shoes are: Leeds (black shell), Townley (brown shell), and RL Sanderson (tan calf, similar to a walnut Mcgregor). Current closed-laced shoes are: Park Ave (black calf & burgundy shell), Fifth Ave (brown), Strand (bourbon), and McAllister (merlot calf & cappuccino shell). The new purchase would primarily be worn with dress slacks & the occasional khakis, as I wear my closed-laced shoes with suits. If anyone has both the Bradley and MacNeil, would be interested to know the difference in the fits & which one gets worn more.
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