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While I'm posting I'm going all out - Lucked out with a fantastic pair of Black Hills from the Ohio Shoe bank - Love these shoes:

 

 

 

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Speaking of the 333 last -- how's its fit compared to the 97 last?

Also, what do you guys think of wearing bluchers, like the Hancock in black or merlot, in a semi-formal corporate environment?

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Burnished Red Nemoks - Special thanks to the gents in the St. Louis store; I went in to see the burnished red nemok leather and told them I was planning to order a pair with all burnished red during the custom nemok event a few weeks ago. They let me know that shoe already exists, so no need to custom order - on top of that, it was a clearance shoe - picked these up for a steal at $117!

 

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Burke Penny loafer (Whiskey) - seems the same as the Walden.

 

 

 

 

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Very nice, Nestea92, I keep seeing a pair of Burke available in my size on Shoebank and wondered how they looked in person. I have a pair of merlot Walden that I like a lot and the Burke seconds are very reasonably priced.

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Love the different shades in the first photo!  Were these MTO?  I just ordered a pair in brown shell, but I wish walnut shell was a standard option.

Thanks you JR Magat. I completely agree about the availability as I totally lucked into my pair.



To both of our surprise, my SA found them in the system during last year's shell sale and ordered them in. According to the .exif info they are now a year and 5 days old, and while I love AE's brown and burgundy shell, the lighter walnut is definitely my favorite.
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I really like the walnut Rutledge picture on the Shoebank site but was underwhelmed when I saw it IRL. Some polish and TLC would make it much nicer and of course fit would also be a consideration.
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Trying to decide between a pair Rutledge from the Shoebank or the Boardroom or Nathan from Jos A Bank sale. Is the Rutledge that much nicer to take the risk on seconds?
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Good point about the seconds pricing. It's worth a shot for anyone in need of such a shoe. I own a pair of 5th Aves and while it's not my favorite shoe, it's my go to for funerals.

For any other event, I'm increasingly inclined not to care. It's a rare wedding I attend where some distant cousin of the bride doesn't show up in acid wash jeans. I just attended an event this afternoon where everyone was wearing their black, midnight-blue, and navy pin-stripe suits. Know what? I'm not a banker and it was a noon-time event, I wasn't getting into a stuffy suit. I left my bespoke suit in the closet... threw on chinos, a blazer, pocket square, and burgundy Macneils. No regrets. Pretty sure that's how I'm going to dress the next time I interview, too.


I've never seen a chisel toe that hasn't been incredibly painful, but I wear a 3E and have a tall forefoot. Granted, I haven't tried the 333 -- yet, but I'm not optimistic. The 809 and 234 lasts are a bit too short in the forefoot and the 97 is just weird. The only lasts I can fearlessly order are the 2, 5, and 511.
I actually find the 3 last more roomy than the 5. The toe is a little longer, so the taper doesn't feel aggressive. In fact, the taper is much less aggressive than the MacNeil. I think you should be fine.

I actually wear tongue pads in my Neumora.

Meanwhile, maiden voyage. These are still pretty dry. I think I'll order some bick4 and VSC tonight.

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Call me clueless..... why couldn't you wear the Olive RS and what is the grey cloud reference? The Olive RS are high on my list.


Not calling you anything :) I wasn't too clear I guess.  Did you see those pics of the Red Neumok?  I have those too and they burnished color just makes it easier to work with.  Olive, no matter what you do, no matter how dark it is, is still green.  Guys at work would have went to town on me all day for wearing something like that.

 

I was pissed to no end about missing the black hills in black - so at one point I ordered and bought the grey.  Never wore them out of the house - they don't look black and couldn't be worn as dressy shoes (at least not by me).  So I returned them and got the walnut.  Difference being walnut vs grey, I'm going with walnut.  When you get olive, you kind of know what you're getting into - you know it's not a dress shoe and doesn't pretend to be one.  It's not like you're trying to pass grey off like a black dress shoe.  Now that sounded confusing, but I'm in a hurry.

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Well, the snow has melted here in St. Louis!  More importantly we've had a few good rains to wash away all the salt.  I was finally able to take out my new Burgundy Patriot Penny loafers this week:  Does anyone know if these are considered "wheeled"? It looks like to me, but I thought that was an independence collection feature. Maybe wheeling is different?



 



The Patriot does have the wheeled edge. Its the only one outside the Indy line that has it I believe. But I think its only the calf Patriots. I've seen some that didn't have it. But maybe that was a goof. AE factory can be strange sometimes and they get a mind of their own.
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Very nice, Nestea92, I keep seeing a pair of Burke available in my size on Shoebank and wondered how they looked in person. I have a pair of merlot Walden that I like a lot and the Burke seconds are very reasonably priced.
Thanks you JR Magat. I completely agree about the availability as I totally lucked into my pair.



To both of our surprise, my SA found them in the system during last year's shell sale and ordered them in. According to the .exif info they are now a year and 5 days old, and while I love AE's brown and burgundy shell, the lighter walnut is definitely my favorite.


I have a pair of walnut shell Dalton boots that I bought from bkotsko here on SF, which were a nice shade of brown (darker than I expected, but I prefer them over my calf Daltons that i'm selling), I'll have to take a side by side photo once the brown shell Strands come in.  So, I guess it worked out where the different shades give me more variety in my shell collection.

 

The Strand is by far my favorite AE shoe though, and they look extremely nice in walnut shell so great find by you and your SA!

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Burke Penny loafer (Whiskey) - seems the same as the Walden.

 

 

 

 

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I have seen the Whiskey color offered in this shoe but have never seen it in person..how is this finish accomplished? it does not look burnished, is it another finishing treatment? I think they look amazing...geez - I would kill to have that finish on a boot...I guess I could practice on an old walnut pair but the dark areas look to have been done before assembly... @garland any idea?

 

@CMT1 those are ridiculous...congrats

 

@Nestea92  those look really good...if I didn't have a few pairs of lugged soled shoes(and more on the way) would totally grab a pair

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I have seen the Whiskey color offered in this shoe but have never seen it in person..how is this finish accomplished? it does not look burnished, is it another finishing treatment? I think they look amazing...geez - I would kill to have that finish on a boot...I guess I could practice on an old walnut pair but the dark areas look to have been done before assembly... @garland any idea?

 

@CMT1 those are ridiculous...congrats

 

@Nestea92  those look really good...if I didn't have a few pairs of lugged soled shoes(and more on the way) would totally grab a pair

 

It looks like a "brush off" technique. Same thing that was used on the Morgan wingtips from last (2013) winter. I'm not exactly sure how its achieved, but i do believe it involves removing pigment with a burnishing wheel and the addition of some kind of chemical. Similar to what is done on the odenwald and strandmok. I'm not sure but I do think that its a corrected grain leather as well. I could be wrong on that part though. 

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Not calling you anything :) I wasn't too clear I guess.  Did you see those pics of the Red Neumok?  I have those too and they burnished color just makes it easier to work with.  Olive, no matter what you do, no matter how dark it is, is still green.  Guys at work would have went to town on me all day for wearing something like that.

 

I was pissed to no end about missing the black hills in black - so at one point I ordered and bought the grey.  Never wore them out of the house - they don't look black and couldn't be worn as dressy shoes (at least not by me).  So I returned them and got the walnut.  Difference being walnut vs grey, I'm going with walnut.  When you get olive, you kind of know what you're getting into - you know it's not a dress shoe and doesn't pretend to be one.  It's not like you're trying to pass grey off like a black dress shoe.  Now that sounded confusing, but I'm in a hurry.

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I have a pair of olive neumoks that I love for casual wear.  Maybe they are too casual for some work/business settings, but I think they look great with a pair of chinos or dark blue jeans. Maybe mine are a bit more faded now where it doesn't scream green(?) but i usually wear these on "casual fridays"

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I have seen the Whiskey color offered in this shoe but have never seen it in person..how is this finish accomplished? it does not look burnished, is it another finishing treatment? I think they look amazing...geez - I would kill to have that finish on a boot...I guess I could practice on an old walnut pair but the dark areas look to have been done before assembly... @garland any idea?

 

@CMT1 those are ridiculous...congrats

 

@Nestea92  those look really good...if I didn't have a few pairs of lugged soled shoes(and more on the way) would totally grab a pair

 

It looks like a "brush off" technique. Same thing that was used on the Morgan wingtips from last (2013) winter. I'm not exactly sure how its achieved, but i do believe it involves removing pigment with a burnishing wheel and the addition of some kind of chemical. Similar to what is done on the odenwald and strandmok. I'm not sure but I do think that its a corrected grain leather as well. I could be wrong on that part though. 

 

Yes most def a corrected grain...I am one of the few proud owners of a stellar pair of Morgan's in blue...love wearing those bad boys with my frumpy casual style..based on the varied nature of the result I would imagine this is a very worker/skill dependent result to achieve and can see why AE went away from it. This is an older picture and not much of the blue comes through...also pre proper sizing on my part

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Not calling you anything :) I wasn't too clear I guess.  Did you see those pics of the Red Neumok?  I have those too and they burnished color just makes it easier to work with.  Olive, no matter what you do, no matter how dark it is, is still green.  Guys at work would have went to town on me all day for wearing something like that.

 

I was pissed to no end about missing the black hills in black - so at one point I ordered and bought the grey.  Never wore them out of the house - they don't look black and couldn't be worn as dressy shoes (at least not by me).  So I returned them and got the walnut.  Difference being walnut vs grey, I'm going with walnut.  When you get olive, you kind of know what you're getting into - you know it's not a dress shoe and doesn't pretend to be one.  It's not like you're trying to pass grey off like a black dress shoe.  Now that sounded confusing, but I'm in a hurry.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

 

 

I have a pair of olive neumoks that I love for casual wear.  Maybe they are too casual for some work/business settings, but I think they look great with a pair of chinos or dark blue jeans. Maybe mine are a bit more faded now where it doesn't scream green(?) but i usually wear these on "casual fridays"

 

And to add to the fun my Olive MTO boots are easily my most complimented now...made in the same leather as the Neumok and Rush ST. Also in the summer I wear the Olive/ and Blue neumok's sockless with shorts....it takes some people a longer time to come around to colors though if @Neo1 is wearing the red nuemoks then he is not in that camp...I mean the Alden thread is basically about celebrating 50 shades of brown. 

 

Olive shoes/Brown pants/olive shirt is a killer combo

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