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Clark Street natural CXL.

Beautiful shoes and dog. I tried to make the Clark streets work for me, but experienced a bit too much bowing. A bummer too since I was looking for ultra casual NSTs.
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Just as a heads up - my local Jos A Bank had their split shoe trees 2 for $25 and 3 for $30.  Snagged 3.  Along with the two woodlore trees I picked up from MassDrop, I'm now officially overflowing...  

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Wow those are amazing!!! The strand looked too dark on the website so I wanted to see them on here- perfect biggrin.gif

It's a great color. Lighter than recent cigar. I think general consensus is they lighten with sun exposure.
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Thank you to the Style Forum. Just been eye browsing for a long time and decided to join the community.

 

I am fairly new to the whole Allen Edmonds game and found that the fit of the shoes is much trickier than it ought to be... I moved back to school for the fall now and finding a physical AE store is now impossible where I am studying..

 

Had a question about what sizing I should be looking for.

 

 

Currently, I own and feel comfortable with:

 

- McGregor - 10.5D

- 6th Aveneue Toe Derby - 10.5D

 

 

I found these to be not the right sizes:

 

- Cavanaugh - 10.5D (Large - mad heel slipping. Tried on Cavanaugh/Hyde Street size 10D - fits decently well, but haven't "walked around" yet to test out)

- Carlyle - 10B (Almost impossible to fit in in the first place)

- Cavalier - 10.5B (Length could be fine, but way too narrow)

- Naples - 10.5B (Length could be fine, but way too narrow)

 

 

Other shoe brands...

 

- Cole Haan lace ups - 11D

- Cole Haan loafers - 10.5 or 11 (More like 10.75... size 11 great with socks for loafers)

- Gordon Rush - 9.5D or 10D

- Johnston & Murphy loafers - 10.5D

- Sebago loafers - 10D

- Zara loafers - 11D

 

 

What could be my actual size for AE's Cavanaugh and Ascher loafers?

 

The width seems to be a medium, but finding 10 vs. 10.5 has been a real trick so far... Ebay/online is only means for me to buy Allen Edmonds now and I have already returned 3 shoes because of fit.. Thank you for your feedback in advance gentlemen!

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I swear this will be my last update on tinkering with these shoes.  I messed around a little more with cleaner/polish, and here's the final (for now, at least) result.

 

 

 

 

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I swear this will be my last update on tinkering with these shoes.  I messed around a little more with cleaner/polish, and here's the final (for now, at least) result.












They look a helluva lot better than they did before!
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In a vacuum, do you guys prefer the Grayson or the Adams?  Do you consider one to be dressier or dandier than the other?

I VERY much love both the Adams AND the Grayson—and the Indy line's dyeing technique along with what feels to the hand like a more supple leather (AE basic calf is pretty damned good anyway) is a plus-plus.

But I don't own a pair of Adams'. I've seen and held them, and they're lovely.

I DO have a pair of Graysons—that IMHO are pretty damned sublime as they are not calf, but rather...Black Suede.


These are dangerous shoes. Even as a tasseled loafer—which by nature is a casual shoe, somehow in Black Suede, these gain a weird extra opulence. I threw these on for a gallery opening with a pair of black jeans and a Dunhill/Zegna tuxedo jacket (Yes, yes...I know...a tux jacket and jeans are a faux pas, but this was a nice pair of pristine Goldshmeids with no fading and a rich dark dye and I DID wear a white shirt...sue me, but it really did work) and it KILLED. Two guys asked who made 'em. When I told one of 'em Allen Edmonds, he goes "Well, that's out the window for me.I was hoping Topman. I can afford Topman.". The other admirer was a gorgeous young lady with bits of sparkle embedded in her eye makeup. As if she needed it. A silent nod as she spoke to her friend, a look at my shoes and a raise of her glass. Every time we were near one another, she'd acknowledge the shoes—the last time extending her leg and waggling her foot at me.

That's all of the story I'll tell. The moral? I DIG these shoes! smile.gif
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I swear this will be my last update on tinkering with these shoes.  I messed around a little more with cleaner/polish, and here's the final (for now, at least) result.


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Much, much better. The burnish is blending, where as before it just looked laid up on that walnut with no effort whatsoever. I think if you blend it anymore, you'll lose the effect from a distance, which may or may not be what you are looking for. Still a little dark for my taste up close, but I'm sure they look sweet from across the room. I imagine it will blend nicely from this point onward with normal care. 

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Ok, boys. Back in the studio tonight, so you know what time it is.

AE Kenilworth in brown shell cordovan.

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The nice people at my local AE store polished some of my shoes. Gerald did a great job on my black Harrison's. Now, I have to learn to polish my shoes to this level of shine.

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A substitution question for the group: AE previously made some shoes that used their cognac polish which is no longer available. Any recommendations on a substitute polish? Walnut? Chili? Thanks.

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I DO have a pair of Graysons—that IMHO are pretty damned sublime as they are not calf, but rather...Black Suede.


 
Damn good-looking shoes!  Were these an MTO?
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I believe they also use paperboard heels rather than leather stacked heels.

 

Has this been verified or is it misinformation?

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I wish I knew! Got 'em on clearance at Burlington for $139.00. They may have been a returned MTO that the Shoe Bank couldn't clear, but there was another pair in a larger size (Long gone now) in Snuff Suede as well at Burlington, so...perhaps the suede was an SMU for some place. I HAVE heard of it as an MTO too, but two of 'em in one outlet store makes me think otherwise.

 

Secondary story behind these is that I had 'em in hand at BCF, put 'em down...and ANOTHER dude picked 'em up and was walking around with 'em. He tried 'em on. Didn't buy, but stashed 'em in a smaller size section and didn't think I saw him. 

 

I did. I picked 'em up. Pretty sure he was mad. :(

 

Pretty lady at the gallery opening dug 'em though...so, 

 

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Edited by misterellington - 9/14/15 at 5:10pm
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