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Originally Posted by manship1856 View Post

So I'm looking for some advice. I bought my first pair of AEs in June. I've since bought a few more. I'd love a little advice on filling some holes in the rotation. It currently looks like this:

McAllister walnut
McAllister burgundy (eBay score)
Park Avenue black
Patriot brown
LaSalle chili

I want to add a dalton boot, but am having trouble what to get next. I'm thinking Carlyle or Lexington in bourbon. Anything off the shoebank is extra points. I'm a 13 b and narrower.

Another nugget of info - I've just started at Merrill Lynch and wear suits every day.

Thanks in advance!

If you are wearing suits a lot, I'd go with the Carlyle as it is an oxford rather than blucher. Also, at shoebank, there is a Fifth Street boot that would pair nicely with a suit come fall and winter. 

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Originally Posted by manship1856 View Post

So I'm looking for some advice. I bought my first pair of AEs in June. I've since bought a few more. I'd love a little advice on filling some holes in the rotation. It currently looks like this:

McAllister walnut
McAllister burgundy (eBay score)
Park Avenue black
Patriot brown
LaSalle chili

I want to add a dalton boot, but am having trouble what to get next. I'm thinking Carlyle or Lexington in bourbon. Anything off the shoebank is extra points. I'm a 13 b and narrower.

Another nugget of info - I've just started at Merrill Lynch and wear suits every day.

Thanks in advance!

I just ordered the Lexington. The price was too good to pass up.

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Ok, need a little help here. After RichieP's posts about whether to get the Aberdeen, rush st, or mctavish, I decided to go with the mctavish. Then typical irrationality took over and decided to go with the MacNeil.

Wore them for 12 hrs today, medium weight socks, 3 mi if walking in 91 deg weather. My heels were completely destroyed. I was in total agony and couldn't wait to get these off. Is the breakin this rough normally?
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Originally Posted by shoelover View Post
 

Opinion: Is the brown Rutledge too dressy to wear with chinos?

 

I like the combo myself.  The shoes dress up the chinos nicely.  Today I'm wearing Brown Park Avenues with blue jeans.

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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

Ok, need a little help here. After RichieP's posts about whether to get the Aberdeen, rush st, or mctavish, I decided to go with the mctavish. Then typical irrationality took over and decided to go with the MacNeil.

Wore them for 12 hrs today, medium weight socks, 3 mi if walking in 91 deg weather. My heels were completely destroyed. I was in total agony and couldn't wait to get these off. Is the breakin this rough normally?

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Can any leather-soled lace-ups be expected to go 3 miles comfortably?  I would want athletic shoes or hiking boots for that kind of walk.

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@RLeslieS you'd be surprised....with the Larchmont I did more walking than that out of the box. Matter of fact did even more with the Kirkwood. Happy to admit I screwed up with these but I hope they pull through. They are pretty good looking shoes.

Btw, i believe you're a smaller size than me...😊. Finally.
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Originally Posted by RLeslieS View Post

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Can any leather-soled lace-ups be expected to go 3 miles comfortably?  I would want athletic shoes or hiking boots for that kind of walk.

I walked at least 4 or 5 km in my Leeds after maybe wearing them twice to the office before (I sit all day and drive to work) and had no heel problems. Just pinky toe problems wink.gif
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Does anyone have any info on this year's RDA offerings?
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Can any leather-soled lace-ups be expected to go 3 miles comfortably?  I would want athletic shoes or hiking boots for that kind of walk.

After a lifetime of wearing padded rubber bottom shoes, it took me a while to get used to wearing leather soles for walking distances. Your foot muscles and tendons need time to adapt and strengthen. On work days, I walk around 2-4 miles on NYC pavement, and prefer the feel of a leather sole now. Although they're not so great over cobblestones or smooth marble. And not in the rain...
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Would have loved to pick up a pair of Lexington or Clifton, but alas the exchange rate stupid right now.
post #63356 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

Ok, need a little help here. After RichieP's posts about whether to get the Aberdeen, rush st, or mctavish, I decided to go with the mctavish. Then typical irrationality took over and decided to go with the MacNeil.

Wore them for 12 hrs today, medium weight socks, 3 mi if walking in 91 deg weather. My heels were completely destroyed. I was in total agony and couldn't wait to get these off. Is the breakin this rough normally?

I think wearing brand new shoes for 12 hours first time out is asking for trouble. Add in the heat and sweat factor...not a good combo. 

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Just got my green Maritimes, and remembered seeing this a few days ago
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

the arch support that they built in(which I hate) is too far forward on my foot.
This. One million times this. Gorgeous leather, love the feel on my feet, but this random bump just behind the balls of my feet is bizarre, especially since the fit is sublime otherwise. That said, $77 on shoebank and I'm still happy enough to keep them. Especially since the only defect appears to be stitching on one sole near the heel.
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Quick question gentlemen, has AE changed vendors for their leather recently? Most of my newer (bought a month ago) AEs feel cheaper and crease a lot easier.  I have 2 pairs of black park aves, both in 10.5D my older pair (2.5 years) and new ones from Nord sale.  The new ones from Nord have crease out like a white sheet of paper after 2 wears. Ill get pics morrow. 

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Hi all, I just bought my first pair of AE's, McTavish in Tan from Shoebank. Definitely can tell why they are seconds (some irregular leather grain that almost makes it look spider-cracked on the right foot). I'm not overly concerned about it, as it is a casual shoe so some character is good. Is there any kind of care routine I should go through before wearing them? About how often to I need to do maintenance on something like this? Clearly I'm a newb when it comes to nice leather shoes. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

Btw, i believe you're a smaller size than me...😊. Finally.

Yep, I'm pretty much a size smaller than anybody.  Even my kids.  That's how I found out about Allen Edmonds years ago.  I went into a Macy's shoe department, asked about a pair in 6.5E, and the saleswoman said, "You should go to the Boys' section."  Then an older salesman approached me and said, "Forget that woman and these shoes, go to Allen Edmonds."  Fifteen years and 30 pairs of AE shoes later . . .  

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