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Today is old school. These are Sanfords in the late 1990s early 2000s Bourbon.


Chris

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These are really spectacular!  What's the closest current shoe to something like this.  I love the contrast of the piping, laces and soles to the light uppers.
I have this exact shoe, and it's as old as you say. It's been quite a while since I wore it -- just sitting in its original box in the closet -- but I may need to polish it up and take it for a spin in the near future.
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I can definitely recommend the Dalton, but if you haven't tried it on, read through some of the reviews on the AE website about this right boot pressure issue some people have - one of those reviews is mine.  It does go away but the break-in period was considerable, at least for me.  Don't worry about going broke - when AE starts producing that lightweight comfort crap you'll be able to save more.

 

woooooooooah, you mean this is a thing?  I thought my right foot was deformed or something.  My dark chocolate daltons have no issues, but the right boot of my walnut dalton kills me (same size in both colors).  I wear them once in a pretty long time because I dread having to walk around all day in them...I'm hoping my right boot will break-in...eventually...

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woooooooooah, you mean this is a thing?  I thought my right foot was deformed or something.  My dark chocolate daltons have no issues, but the right boot of my walnut dalton kills me (same size in both colors).  I wear them once in a pretty long time because I dread having to walk around all day in them...I'm hoping my right boot will break-in...eventually...


That just confirms what I thought - when I post a review on the AE site, it is super lengthy but informative - I try to be very objective and point out the issues that are both good and bad.  The AE site is filled with these cell-phone texted reviews like, "great shoe," etc. that tell you nothing.  Yes - that IS a thing.  But at least for me it did go away.

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Wearing my Elgins today. Doesn't get a lot of love because balmoral + casual details doesn't make a lot of sense. Good looking shoe though.
 

Well it should!  Damn good looking - the McTavish are really good but I missed out on the Elgin - prefer captoe to wingtip.

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Far from being my favorite, but I would say my most versatile would be my black Daltons.  Walnut Strands?  If you want the captoe to scream for attention and be the first thing anyone notices maybe - doesn't work for me.  Are you guys talking about that sort of soft flexible suede neumok in brown?  I tried that and didn't like it at all.  The acorn one was nice but that brown one I just couldn't stand - and this is coming from someone who bought the red.  Guess everyone's opinion is different. 

As stated before, walnut strands are my favourite pair. Are they the most versatile? No, but with some nice Navy pants they look awesome (in my opinion). Whenever I wear them, I always get looks and compliments.

Of course versatile is dependent on your work environment. I can pretty much wear anything I like, but for guys who work in a more conservative environment I would say plain toe dark brown and a SLEEK black dress shoes like the carlyle. Not that bulky crap you see on the park avenue. All opinion of course
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As stated before, walnut strands are my favourite pair. Are they the most versatile? No, but with some nice Navy pants they look awesome (in my opinion). Whenever I wear them, I always get looks and compliments.

Of course versatile is dependent on your work environment. I can pretty much wear anything I like, but for guys who work in a more conservative environment I would say plain toe dark brown and a SLEEK black dress shoes like the carlyle. Not that bulky crap you see on the park avenue. All opinion of course

 

I agree with you about the Walnut Strands (technically they're my least favorite too because they're my only pair).  The Walnut color is one of the main reasons I considered AE over other brands and I think it's fairly versatile.  I agree with you about the Navy combo, but I've even gone with light grey and tan to lighter brown pants as well.  Even in conservative environments, I don't think the average person would notice the toe medallion that much.

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I think the Bourbon Strands work well with grey.


Chris
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Wearing my Elgins today. Doesn't get a lot of love because balmoral + casual details doesn't make a lot of sense. Good looking shoe though.

 
Well it should!  Damn good looking - the McTavish are really good but I missed out on the Elgin - prefer captoe to wingtip.

I think the Elgin got overshadowed a bit by the rush st but it is great looking...had I not had too many casual balmorals at the time I would have grabbed one.
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I think the Elgin got overshadowed a bit by the rush st but it is great looking...had I not had too many casual balmorals at the time I would have grabbed one.
Did the availability of the Elgin and Rush St overlap?
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Did the availability of the Elgin and Rush St overlap?

No.

But both versions of the strandmok overlapped with each.
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No.

But both versions of the strandmok overlapped with each.
Yeah, I didn't think so too except that time last year when suddenly there were Elgins and Stewarts available at the clearance section. That's when I got mine.
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I think the Bourbon Strands work well with grey.


Chris
The bourbon is the most versatile color IMHO. Can even be worn with black, where the walnut cannot.
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Does anybody have any experience using AE's bourbon shoe polish? It's my understanding that they changed the color somewhat recently after lots of people complained that it didn't match. I'm debating whether to give it a shot or use neutral. The problem is my Daltons are slightly different colors so I'd like to even them out.

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Those bourbons look great with gray. I debated a long time between walnut, bourbon, and oxblood for my Strands. Eventually went with oxblood, which I love with pretty much every color and style of pants (except jeans, I just feel they're a bit too formal for most denim). At some point, I may need to consider a bourbon pair as well. 

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No.

But both versions of the strandmok overlapped with each.
Yeah, I didn't think so too except that time last year when suddenly there were Elgins and Stewarts available at the clearance section. That's when I got mine.

 

I am sure you guys are right.....I just remembered something being around that was similar to the rush st without  the light piping or whatever it is called.....can not remember what shoe it was now.....thought that was it though...Elgin is great looking though

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