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I much prefer the old Dundee.

+1.

 

I also much prefer the old Macneil.  What's with these awful Poron insoles?  And the loss of the piping?  These "2.0 updates" were a definite step backward in looks and quality!

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Triple post.  Sorry!
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Triple post.  Sorry!
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Fifth Avenues for the first! (Ok, that's a stretch, but I don't wear walnut on Wednesdays).
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Your welcome!


Also wearing navy today, but a bit more casual. Walnut Mcgregors with navy weft + navy warp selvedge


Nice!
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Originally Posted by RLeslieS View Post

+1.

I also much prefer the old Macneil.  What's with these awful Poron insoles?  And the loss of the piping?  These "2.0 updates" were a definite step backward in looks and quality!
Can you elaborate why it is a step back in quality?
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^^^

Because, IMO, a Poron sole is not as good as a leather dress sole and the piping gave the shoe a more finished look. Both are unwelcome changes for me.  Hopefully, AE won't mess with the cordovan versions of the Macneil.

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Bleecker Street in dark chili today. Love the versatility of these. They also give my 8.5 E foot a long slender appearance.

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Hmmm...clean my desk off or stare at my Bob's Chili Daltons all afternoon? Seems an easy choice


Thanks for the Chili pic! Looks good. It's also interesting to see that someone else's tongue slip off to the side too.
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I've had good luck thus far with seconds.  However, I picked up a pair of bourbon strand seconds this week that seem to have a bit more of a significant defect than usual.

 

 

Not sure these are wearable- thoughts?  Leaning strongly towards returning (though there are no more bourbon strands seconds currently available to try for a second better pair).

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Nice!
Thanks! I love the taper of the slim Darryl. Just wished the back pockets were a bit higher up.
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Originally Posted by Ridge View Post
 

I've had good luck thus far with seconds.  However, I picked up a pair of bourbon strand seconds this week that seem to have a bit more of a significant defect than usual.

 

 

Not sure these are wearable- thoughts?  Leaning strongly towards returning (though there are no more bourbon strands seconds currently available to try for a second better pair).

That bubbling looks pretty severe.  I would return them and wait for a better pair to surface.  Maybe your AE sales associate will put you on a waiting list and honor the sale price when the time comes.  Never hurts to ask politely.


Edited by RLeslieS - 7/1/15 at 7:24pm
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I got some Brooks Brothers Park Avenues in Black, size 10D from the seconds sale. They're sweet, look great, I can't hardly even see a defect, and I'm overall very pleased. Only thing is, they are kinda loose on my heel. My other pair of AE Park Avenue's I bought second hand off of ebay, and thus I've never had to break a pair in. They are not nearly as loose on my heel, but I think it's because they were already broken in some. Does this sound accurate to anyone? I feel like I've heard that the top of the leather around the heel can "suck in" once it becomes less stiff. 

Does the different footbed in the Brooks Brothers version affect how my heel will push down into the shoe and cause this phenomenon?

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Navy cordovan Daltons for me today with sage green cotton trousers. Worn especially for @AndyC
today biggrin.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Good looking combo. I'm gonna have to write that down. And save up for the next trunk show smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Shoedddude View Post

I got some Brooks Brothers Park Avenues in Black, size 10D from the seconds sale. They're sweet, look great, I can't hardly even see a defect, and I'm overall very pleased. Only thing is, they are kinda loose on my heel. My other pair of AE Park Avenue's I bought second hand off of ebay, and thus I've never had to break a pair in. They are not nearly as loose on my heel, but I think it's because they were already broken in some. Does this sound accurate to anyone? I feel like I've heard that the top of the leather around the heel can "suck in" once it becomes less stiff. 
Does the different footbed in the Brooks Brothers version affect how my heel will push down into the shoe and cause this phenomenon?

I think it has more to do with the impression of your foot compressing and sinking into the cork footbed. The insole will "grip" your foot better once that happens.
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