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hi, it's their 'brown'...  but it doesnt look like brown like i see on other AE shoes...would you agree?

Looks more like a chili to me but either way, nice color. Wear in good health
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* Black perfed bluchers - like black loafers - always strike me as a little (or a lot) incongruent in that they have all sorts of casual characteristics EXCEPT for their color.  They're sort of like the residents on the Island of Misfit Toys.  As noted by others above, in more casual situations than those calling for a CBD suit, there are usually much better options.  In other words, if you have built, or are building, a nice rotations of dress shoes, you probably already have something better for sportcoats and less formal suits (and should be wearing them).

Apart from that loafers comment with which I do NOT agree, I thought this comment was spot on - my feeling exactly.

 

By the way, regarding your comment on the 222 accommodating your high arches, you and me both :)

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Agree with the others - black is best with an oxford (close lace) shoe with minimal decorations.  Little to no perfing and brogueing. 

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Absolutely loving this thread—and thanks to many of you here, I've come to...well, “appreciate” the awesomeness that is Allen Edmonds shoes (Hope someone got down to Burlington Coat factory at Union Square here in NYC and nabbed the gorgeous black “Haight” 13 EEE boots they had down there.)

 

In my bargain trawling about though, I nabbed a lovely pair of Snuff Colored MacNeils (A special model called “Schautal”) that apparently did not sell so well or had some QC issues and was thus sold off @ clearance outlets. On the “7” last, these fit marvelously and look smashing. I do believe they ARE seconds as they have the telltale small marker dash on the otherwise pristine bottom of the sole, but mine had NO deal-breaking imperfections I could discern, AND there are quite a few pairs left (maybe 10-12 total in sizes 10 through 13) at the various Burlingtons in Manhattan (Union Square & 6th Avenue off 23rd Street) for between $110.00-$139.00. I got mine for $119.00. Below are pics of the Schautal (not my pair, but another one at the Atlantic Center Store in Brooklyn), and then there was, man...I don't even know what to say about these odd AEs...

 

They look to be a strange sample or limited edition, black, lug-soled (!) McGregor or MacNeil four eyelet, flat-laced variant...with a red & black flannel buffalo plaid vamp.Yeah. you read right. A red & black flannel buffalo plaid vamp. It's such a bizarre look—more weird than outright ugly, as the classic AE longwing styling still holds up...even with the interesting (to say the least) secondary textile work. 

 

Maybe a “get” for some weekend “Country Gentleman” styling with a complimentary coat or vest? LOL! Enjoy!

 

Here's the Schautal (Snuff Suede MacNeil variant)...

 


And...“gulp!”, here's what I have now dubbed...“The Fudd”, as in Elmer J.


Edited by misterellington - 3/24/15 at 12:45pm
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And...“gulp!”, here's what I have now dubbed...“The Fudd”, as in Elmer J.


I believe these were a special makeup for Brooks Brothers. They came in a couple other colors. Here's black/green:



Does anyone have a photo of the other color combos these came in? Just curious.
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Those schautals look awesome. Great find.
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Those schautals look awesome. Great find.


Apparently they were/are made exclusively for Nordstrom Rack and seem to still be available on the Rack's web site for $180.

 

However, they appear to only be available in D width, which is good because I need an E and need another LWB like a hole in the head.

 

http://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/1152481/allen-edmonds-schautal-longwing-derby

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And...“gulp!”, here's what I have now dubbed...“The Fudd”, as in Elmer J.

 

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I believe these were a special makeup for Brooks Brothers. They came in a couple other colors. Here's black/green:



Does anyone have a photo of the other color combos these came in? Just curious.

 

They did it in tartan too:

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Leather-and-Wool-Brogues-with-Signature-Tartan/MH00377,default,pd.html

 

I like the others, but the "Fudd" . . . not so much.

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Anyone get a recent Dalton boot and have an older one also? I got a Dalton second oxblood(had to go back) and it seemed the Dalton had more volume in the shaft than my other pairs had...Also the leather feels much stiffer which might be why it feels like their is a lot more volume as it did not mold well...

 

I really doubted I was going to keep them to begin with but wanted to get a good look at the oxblood....man those things looked just spectacular and I would have kept them as I couldn't figure out the flaw...wore them got home and went to brush and realized the massive flaw..LOL the stitching holes were all exposed on the toe to the side.....Allison took care of me though since the boots were so flawless I was willing to have them recrafted with a split welt to cover the holes but was told the leather was too damaged.

 

Anyway they are taking them back worn and since there are no seconds available they will honor the discounted price I had received when another pair comes available.

 

AE customer service is truly stellar and looks like I will be owning a Dalton Oxblood in the future. Also I was shocked how well it went with my casual clothes..

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AE customer service is truly stellar

 

While I have been unhappy with the flaws in a few pairs of shoes (couple seconds, one first), I am amazed at the level of customer support by AE. For that alone, I will always support the brand.

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A heads up, Nordstrom seems to have a few models on sale for $288 including all colors of the the Park Ave and Strand.

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I hardly ever remember to take pictures, but figured this might be one of the last wears of the season for these snuff Fullertons. Pic quality isn't great, but here ya go.  

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Inspired by our newest community member, I'm sporting these oft-neglected, yet highly comfy McTavishes:
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I hardly ever remember to take pictures, but figured this might be one of the last wears of the season for these snuff Fullertons. Pic quality isn't great, but here ya go.  




Those are great! This is probably the most extreme example I can think of of the web site pix grossly underwhelming the shoe's trye appeal.
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AE customer service is truly stellar

 

While I have been unhappy with the flaws in a few pairs of shoes (couple seconds, one first), I am amazed at the level of customer support by AE. For that alone, I will always support the brand.

+100... Called about a shell Strand this a.m. and was offered - without inquiry - any upcoming discounts that would be offered on models during the upcoming sale 3/10 - 3/22. As these sales are commissioned, didn't my SA take $$$ out of his own pocket? Awesome. I will say that my AE customer service experience was touch-and-go at the beginning (and may have been due to my ignorance about their process), but they have rebounded in fine fashion with their accommodations during GMTO's, shoebank purchases and brick and mortar store sales. They've made me wonder why makers like Alden don't follow suit with similar "less-than-perfect" or second quality shoe offerings. AE must save a boatload on the shoebank sales...what do Alden/Meermin/Carmina/etc. do with their second quality stuff? 

 

As an aside, does anyone in the AE community have thoughts on the quality of Frye's shoe offerings? I saw a sand suede LWB from them in the Rack for $100 - goodyear welted, leather sole, etc.  I hear about their boots all the time, but never their shoes.

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