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you pursued AEs for a while and ended up with the Strandmok - that was foolish enough already.

 

lol I was expecting to hear something like this.

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To buy seconds or not to buy seconds...really like the long branch boot!
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To buy seconds or not to buy seconds...really like the long branch boot!

If they have your size in the Golden Brown CXL, grab them before someone else does.

And use the red laces.😎
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Originally Posted by Maxy View Post
 

I want to ask my question here hoping this will give me better answer. 

 

After getting my Park Avenue in Black, I'm looking to get Fifth Avenue in Brown. This will be for Navy suit at a wedding. Which color would be good with Navy suit in Fifth Avenue? http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5705_1_40000000001_-1?style=5737

 

  • Bourbon Calf
  • Walnut Calf
  • Dark Chili
  • Brown Burnished Calf

 

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

 

I got married two weeks ago. Brown Fifth Street with a Navy Ludlow suit. 

 

 

 

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^^ Thanks, those are great pictures. Congrats for the wedding!

 

I'm thinking between Brown burnished and Dark Chili. So far, I'm with Dark chili as it gives different variation to Black Park Avenue.

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I got married two weeks ago. Brown Fifth Street with a Navy Ludlow suit









Congratulations! Rocking those Fifth Streets well!
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The suit seems to fit you very well too, and congratulations!

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^^ Thanks, those are great pictures. Congrats for the wedding!

I'm thinking between Brown burnished and Dark Chili. So far, I'm with Dark chili as it gives different variation to Black Park Avenue.

Brown Burnished you cannot go wrong. Looks great!

i have the regular chili in the Lasalle and it's a great color as well, so I'd imagine dark chili being the same
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Another question... I mentioned a few posts back that I've been trying out various AE styles in pursuit of my first pair.

 

I have difficult feet -- narrow and low volume -- and have discovered that derby styles do not work as well as balmorals for those with feet like mine. The Shoe Snob Blog talks about this here and here.

 

I tried a pair of McAllisters and found them to be the best-fitting shoes I've ever worn and will be getting a pair of these soon. However, I also want something more casual to wear with chinos or jeans (more likely chinos).

 

I'm aware that the balmoral style is more dressy than a derby but I have to go with what fits me.

 

So, which AE balmorals work best for casual use?

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Another question... I mentioned a few posts back that I've been trying out various AE styles in pursuit of my first pair.

 

I have difficult feet -- narrow and low volume -- and have discovered that derby styles do not work as well as balmorals for those with feet like mine. The Shoe Snob Blog talks about this here and here.

 

I tried a pair of McAllisters and found them to be the best-fitting shoes I've ever worn and will be getting a pair of these soon. However, I also want something more casual to wear with chinos or jeans (more likely chinos).

 

I'm aware that the balmoral style is more dressy than a derby but I have to go with what fits me.

 

So, which AE balmorals work best for casual use?


I would say it's not so much Balmoral vs BLutcher as much as it is COLOR!!

A pair of walnut Mcallister or Strands can be dressed up or down. Jeans, t shirts, polos, chinos you name it. Darker colors like burgundy or merlot become more dressy or formal.
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Originally Posted by wanderedsouth View Post

Another question... I mentioned a few posts back that I've been trying out various AE styles in pursuit of my first pair.

I have difficult feet -- narrow and low volume -- and have discovered that derby styles do not work as well as balmorals for those with feet like mine. The Shoe Snob Blog talks about this here and here.

I tried a pair of McAllisters and found them to be the best-fitting shoes I've ever worn and will be getting a pair of these soon. However, I also want something more casual to wear with chinos or jeans (more likely chinos).

I'm aware that the balmoral style is more dressy than a derby but I have to go with what fits me.

So, which AE balmorals work best for casual use?

AE has quite a few casual balmoral styles, like McTavish, Strandmok, Rush Street, Neumok. You might also want to investigate narrower-width Bluchers too? Also monkstraps. Any cobbler can add additional holes to the strap if its not tightening enough for you.

I feel your pain. My feet are quite wide, but with a low instep, my blucher eyestays are often tied overlapping! I still love them, though.
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Originally Posted by Eric Pease View Post
 

 

I got married two weeks ago. Brown Fifth Street with a Navy Ludlow suit. 

 

I have a new appreciation for that model now.  I actually just looked for a 9D online....  Lovely lady, congrats! 

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Originally Posted by wanderedsouth View Post
 

So, which AE balmorals work best for casual use?

 

Many here will probably say no balmoral works for casual. If you are sold on the bals, then I encourage you to look at something like the McTavish (runs big) or Rush Street. These have rougher leather or non-leather soles which can make them less dressy. Have you tried other bluchers? I too have issues with low volume and found that some are better than others. I have been wearing my Clark Streets a bunch lately without any issues. Same with the Black Hills.

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I also agree that a lighter color can help reduce the formalness.

 

Speaking of monk straps, I recently picked up a pair of Franciscans. Went down a half size and up a width. They are a little short, but seem to fit OK after the first couple of wears. 

 

I also recently picked up the LGA. I am not crazy about the quality (thickness?) of the leather, but they seem to fit my foot well.

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

AE has quite a few casual balmoral styles, like McTavish, Strandmok, Rush Street, Neumok. You might also want to investigate narrower-width Bluchers too?

 

Thanks. I am hoping to get some opinions on which of those casual balmoral styles (and which colors) are best suited for wearing with chinos or jeans.

 

I've tried various AE bluchers in narrow widths but they are looser on me than the balmorals I've tried (McAllister, Strandmok). For example, the McGregor is the same last as the McAllister yet doesn't fit as snugly.


Edited by wanderedsouth - 6/11/15 at 3:10pm
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