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Anyone know the carlyle in black? Do you mind posting pictures from a few angles?
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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post

Those are little too expensive for a 4 month a year shoe and too sleek for casual wear IMO. I like my tassels in the traditional American style. I also want them unlined. Very specific, I know. 
Makes sense. Luckliy for me here in SE Asia I can pretty much wear loafers any any time. Id say apart form my workbooks, my loafers get the most wear :-)
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Anyone know the carlyle in black? Do you mind posting pictures from a few angles?


My avatar happens to be the Carlyle in black, for however much that helps.

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My avatar happens to be the Carlyle in black, for however much that helps.

Kinda. I'm torn between the carlyle and the carmina work wear in terms of basic black shoes. First world issues
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Anyone know the carlyle in black? Do you mind posting pictures from a few angles?

Mine are as yet inaccessible -- but they look very, very good.
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Sorry - misspoke.  I checked the magazine now that I am at :happy:home and they didn't list a danite-soled Carlyle.  I'll go look to see if there was a Lexington with danite but I'm pretty sure that was in there.
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No danite for the sale on the Carlyle.
Thanks for clarifying, men. It makes me feel much better. I certainly paid a fair price and expect to be utterly tickled when I get a structurally and aesthetically sound pair. happy.gif
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In a good or bad way? How do you size them, @RichieP
? The SA at my store recommended I go down a half size from my usual 5 last. (I'm glad I didn't, as I have thought a time or two that they are barely long enough as is.) I actually bought them thinking they would be great to recraft in a natural welt. Changed my mind as soon as I unboxed them.

In a good way. They look almost like a natural shell people have been posting lately. Maybe that first pic is a bit over exposed or it's the light laces that did it. Your second pic looks more like my pair, although I'd say mine have more of an orangey hue to them as well.

The Black Hills were my first ever pair of AE, so even though I measured a 9.5, we found a 10 fit me most excellently. It's been the guidepost to all my subsequent 5 last shoes and I have not had to deviate yet.
Edited by RichieP - 4/2/15 at 7:21pm
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I say go bourbon. Can always darken with polish. Brown would be hard to lighten if it's too dark.

I agree on Bourbon. I have the bourbon Carlyle that I wear bus casual( dress slacks) at work, and the occasional navy suit. I love the richness of the color. My favorite pair of shoes.
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Would you purchase snuff suede Ralph Lauren brogue blucher for $129? Firsts. Look great on, have no snuff suede... Edit: sorry... $119.

 

Those are fantastic! I would love to run into a pair of those for $120, for sure you should get them if you didn't already.

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This might help: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
From L to R: Harrison in walnut, Mora 2.0 in bourbon, Fifth Street in brown, Bleecker Street in Bob's Chili

Thanks for posting that picture. I had been contemplating a brown fifth street. Seeing it there next to the Bob's Chili Bleecker, which I also already have, helped me decide. I really prefer the Bleecker.
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I've got Cognac McTavish and Black McTavish (both from shoebank, and the black was $117, woo hoo!).  I wanted to get Lamar belts to go with them.  I had seen one or two of the Lamar on shoebank, but they were gone.  Both colors are currently available on allenedmonds.com for $98. 

 

Is this strange or something that you see often?  While at a storefront, I asked if they had any of the Lamar belts in stock a week ago.  I was told that they didn't, but that they could order both the Cognac and the black for me for $29.97 each.  So the website doesn't (and hasn't) shown them on sale or clearance or on shoebank, but the storefronts (two told me the same thing) are selling them for 70% off?  Yeah, I ordered both.

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Cappuccino Shell Jeffersons.

 

 

-Mike

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Thanks for posting that picture. I had been contemplating a brown fifth street. Seeing it there next to the Bob's Chili Bleecker, which I also already have, helped me decide. I really prefer the Bleecker.

I do too but they are really two different breeds. While either can be dressed up or down, I think the balmoral Fifth Streets are more at home with suits while the Bleecker Streets are a natural fit with more casual outfits. I bought the Fifth Streets before the Bleecker Streets came out and didn't want to miss out on the chance to get a balmoral boot. If I could only have one, it would be the Bleecker Streets but then I don't wear suits that often.
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Anyone know what the difference is supposed to be between shoes that retail for $385 and $295? Is it entirely based in the type of leather used, or are there other differences? And why are golf shoes priced at the lower price point when they use calf?
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Kinda. I'm torn between the carlyle and the carmina work wear in terms of basic black shoes. First world issues
carmina is a far better shoe. It is also less than AE firsts. No brainer.
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carmina is a far better shoe. It is also less than AE firsts. No brainer.
If the OPs feet fit the Carmina lasts then I 100% agree go for the Carminas. I also think they are more versatile than the Carlyles. However if you are a EEE or AA or have feet in the 13 and above size, nobody can beat AE in terms of offering wide variety of widths and length combination.
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