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I seem to like the same styles as you...I think I'll finally cave and pick up that pair of brown grain Kiowas next week after all.  Also looking at the Duke - wondering  - what have you thought about the Flagstaff (this has to be the Duke's predecessor).  Have they held up ok?  I only have one pair of DR-made AEs (Grand Cayman), and while they feel pretty durable, they are definitely not up to par with the USA-made AEs.  Wanted to get your opinion - thanks in advance.


I don't see any difference between he Allen-Edmonds shoes made entirely in the Dominican Republic and the Allen-Edmonds shoes made partially or completely in the United States.  The slight difference in price between the shoes made entirely in the Dominican Republic and the shoes made partially or completely in the United States might be a reflection of what a small part the cost of labor (as compared to the cost of materials) is in the manufacture of Allen-Edmonds shoes.

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Kenilworths might feel larger - definitely still worth a try.

Why is that? I thought they were made on the same last and bluchers.
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Here's a picture from last Wednesday.  I am wearing khaki grain McTavishes. 



Key to my sentence: ** I ** would not wear them with anything other than denim. And I meant the black ones.

You're Looking good there. I've followed you on the WAYWT thread. You have your own style and execute it well. I would say that McTavish shoes worn in anything other than casual outfits require as thoughtful execution as your pictures show. Definitely a higher level shoe.
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Agreed. I would not wear McTavish with anything other than jeans or darker 5-pocket pants

I know many gents here have the same opinion. I'm on the younger side and would never wear anything that looks close to a dress shoe with denim. I purchased the black McTavish to go with a couple of linen suits. I'm thinking casual balmorals should go well with casual (linen) suits.

And as for the navy-ish color of the leather...don't the images below look kinda navy? Maybe it's the brown stitching that changes my perception of the leather color.





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They're doing the Dundee in calf leathers this fall, and maybe even a grain. Can't recall the exact details. It's possible these new options are being referred to as the Dundee 2.0, internally.

Isn't the Ralph Lauren Saunders chukka (made by AE) basically a calf leather Dundee? I'd be interested to see how the 2.0 makeups look like
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So whats the story with AE's ending up in Burlinton coat factory. Been to two burlingtons in the DC area and they are well stocked with decent styles, boots included. 

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Cleaned up the Chilli Bleecker Streets today. Wish AE made these in suede as well!

 

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Cleaned up the Chilli Bleecker Streets today. Wish AE made these in suede as well!

Beautiful. I wanted a pair when they were moving them, but they didn't have any chili in my size. I love my brown pair, but chili is on a completely different level.


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Thanks for all of the help I have received. After much debating I decided to go with the McAllisters in Merlot. 

 

In regards to maintaining this shoe, what would you recommend? The SA told me that simply utilizing the applicator on the Premium Shoe Polish in Merlot and then using a horsehair brush to shine would keep them well maintained over the years. I reside in south-east TX so the climate is usually either quite dry or rainy (there's rarely an in-between point) - with high temperatures. 

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So whats the story with AE's ending up in Burlinton coat factory. Been to two burlingtons in the DC area and they are well stocked with decent styles, boots included. 


Which Burlingtons? I'm in DC also...how where the pricing and sizes?
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Isn't the Ralph Lauren Saunders chukka (made by AE) basically a calf leather Dundee? I'd be interested to see how the 2.0 makeups look like

 

That's correct.  I "owned" a pair briefly, until I reminded a nice woman at the Jeffersonville store I had ordered a SanderSON, not a Saunders.  Nicely, finished, though.

 

Given all the interesting boot MTO's this past winter, I could imagine some interesting makeups in a non-shell Dundee, e.g. tan Dublin , Golden Brown CXL, etc.

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I haven't heard any mention of a "Dundee 2.0". Is this news?

Available on the shoebank, but no photo:

http://shoebank.com/FactorySecondInventory.php?STY=1510S&DIM=D&SIZE=090

Could be the one they make for Club Monaco.

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Thanks, the chilli color is really versatile

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Could be the one they make for Club Monaco.


Those are very nice! But I believe the C.M. branded shoes are the same as the original shell Dundees (1.0?). I think the 2.0's will feature calf and possibly suede uppers.
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Those are very nice! But I believe the C.M. branded shoes are the same as the original shell Dundees (1.0?). I think the 2.0's will feature calf and possibly suede uppers.

The pair in the pic I believe is the calf Dundee (1.0) in black. Maybe AE would just release the CM version under its own brand and call it Dundee 2.0.

The 2.0 certainly piques my interest.

BTW, absolutely love the patina of the pair of Dundee you have for sale. I have a pair and they don't look near what you've got.
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