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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post

picked up a pair of walnut (calf) strands with dainite sole from the shoebank.  At $219, it'll replace my current pair that are too big for me (9D which I later found that 8.5D is my true size), and I hope the dainite sole will make them more versatile in my collection; maybe i'll give my current pair to my brother

Traded a few emails with Ben & "Jay" from the Freeport ME location, which they were pretty helpful and said it's a 'good pair'.  I asked if they could send pictures via text or email, but they cannot do that - which is understandable but would be ideal as a buyer.

Ben picked me out a great pair of Rutledge.
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Traded a few emails with Ben & "Jay" from the Freeport ME location, which they were pretty helpful and said it's a 'good pair'.  I asked if they could send pictures via text or email, but they cannot do that - which is understandable but would be ideal as a buyer.

Every time I've bought from shoe bank, the outlets would describe anything visible. If they didn't mention anything, its probably something minor like messed up stitching on the inside part of the shoe like the welt or something.

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What sole? Vtread?

Yup

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If you could have one specific shoe to wear with denim (dressed up or down), what would it be?  I really like the McTavish, but I think some Dalton's would be a great option as well.  Perhaps something more simple like a pair of Leeds would provide greater flexibility.  What do you think styleforum gurus? What's your flavor?

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I've been lurking the last couple weeks as I've been trying to decide what to buy during the RDA sale. All I've done is made myself even more unsure of what to add to my small collection. I work in a casual where people wear anything from jeans/chinos with a polo or button down to a suit, depending on their day, although I typically fall in the casual to business casual spectrum. With that, I'm looking for something with some versatility to wear at work and outside of it. Something that would survive the occasional inclement weather would be nice, although not necessary.

 

Considering:

- Golden Brown Long Branch

- Natural CXL Clark Street

 

I currently have:

- Walnut Strand

- Bourbon Mcallister

- Brown Suede Gobi

- Black Cordovan McGraw - not worn often

 

Any input is much appreciated!

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Got caught in some rain while walking between buildings. The Bleeckers developed some rolls and creases almost instantly. Of course the day after getting them all cleaned up and purrrdy. Any suggestions on making them go back to how they looked before?
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If you could have one specific shoe to wear with denim (dressed up or down), what would it be?  I really like the McTavish, but I think some Dalton's would be a great option as well.  Perhaps something more simple like a pair of Leeds would provide greater flexibility.  What do you think styleforum gurus? What's your flavor?

Definitely no guru here but I wear jeans exclusively and I got a brown burnished and a walnut Leeds. I don't wear suits to the office. Just dark blue jeans and an appropriately colored dress shirt with some blazer or jacket over it. Not sure you'd dress up with the walnut, although I must say that I personally like it best.
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If you could have one specific shoe to wear with denim (dressed up or down), what would it be?  I really like the McTavish, but I think some Dalton's would be a great option as well.  Perhaps something more simple like a pair of Leeds would provide greater flexibility.  What do you think styleforum gurus? What's your flavor?
There are several good options.
I'd suggest that you look at the Dundee and the Oak Street.
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Originally Posted by fiddlestyx View Post

 

. . . I'm looking for something with some versatility to wear at work and outside of it. Something that would survive the occasional inclement weather would be nice, although not necessary.

 

Considering:

- Golden Brown Long Branch

- Natural CXL Clark Street

. . .

 

Any input is much appreciated!

 

Those are such markedly different options that it's hard to give advice.  Do you want a chunky boot for cold weather or a sleek blucher for Spring/Summer and indoor wear?  Here in Los Angeles, I'd never wear anything higher than a chukka. 

 

I plan to pick up a Natural CXL Clark Street during the sale, but I'll be swapping out the red Dainite (not a fan) for a leather sole.

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I've been lurking the last couple weeks as I've been trying to decide what to buy during the RDA sale. All I've done is made myself even more unsure of what to add to my small collection. I work in a casual where people wear anything from jeans/chinos with a polo or button down to a suit, depending on their day, although I typically fall in the casual to business casual spectrum. With that, I'm looking for something with some versatility to wear at work and outside of it. Something that would survive the occasional inclement weather would be nice, although not necessary.

 

Considering:

- Golden Brown Long Branch

- Natural CXL Clark Street

 

I currently have:

- Walnut Strand

- Bourbon Mcallister

- Brown Suede Gobi

- Black Cordovan McGraw - not worn often

 

Any input is much appreciated!

 

My cxl Clark Streets see the most wear in summer time, with no-show socks. Quite different from the Long Branch (the most winter-esque boot I've ever owned).

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Got caught in some rain while walking between buildings. The Bleeckers developed some rolls and creases almost instantly. Of course the day after getting them all cleaned up and purrrdy. Any suggestions on making them go back to how they looked before?
Ive never tried it but people swear by putting newspaper in the shoe to pull out the excess moisture. That and shoe trees for a while. Maybe put some alden leather defender on them in the future?
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Originally Posted by fiddlestyx View Post

I've been lurking the last couple weeks as I've been trying to decide what to buy during the RDA sale. All I've done is made myself even more unsure of what to add to my small collection. I work in a casual where people wear anything from jeans/chinos with a polo or button down to a suit, depending on their day, although I typically fall in the casual to business casual spectrum. With that, I'm looking for something with some versatility to wear at work and outside of it. Something that would survive the occasional inclement weather would be nice, although not necessary.

Considering:
- Golden Brown Long Branch
- Natural CXL Clark Street

I currently have:
- Walnut Strand
- Bourbon Mcallister
- Brown Suede Gobi
- Black Cordovan McGraw - not worn often

Any input is much appreciated!
My natural CXL Clark Streets look a little darker than some I've seen:
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Originally Posted by RLeslieS View Post
 

 

Those are such markedly different options that it's hard to give advice.  Do you want a chunky boot for cold weather or a sleek blucher for Spring/Summer and indoor wear?  Here in Los Angeles, I'd never wear anything higher than a chukka. 

 

I plan to pick up a Natural CXL Clark Street during the sale, but I'll be swapping out the red Dainite (not a fan) for a leather sole.

 

 

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Originally Posted by middlepP View Post
 

 

My cxl Clark Streets see the most wear in summer time, with no-show socks. Quite different from the Long Branch (the most winter-esque boot I've ever owned).


I think that's my issue. With winter coming and the fact I walk to work (in Minneapolis), my choices shrink depending on the weather. Its pushing me towards a shoe/boot that can handle the elements with style - think Long Branch. There's just something about that Natural CXL Clark Street I can't get past though, especially when I think of a shoe I'd want to wear year round if I could. 

 

Any other suggestions for those in colder climates?

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Originally Posted by fiddlestyx View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RLeslieS View Post
 

 

Those are such markedly different options that it's hard to give advice.  Do you want a chunky boot for cold weather or a sleek blucher for Spring/Summer and indoor wear?  Here in Los Angeles, I'd never wear anything higher than a chukka. 

 

I plan to pick up a Natural CXL Clark Street during the sale, but I'll be swapping out the red Dainite (not a fan) for a leather sole.

 

 

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Originally Posted by middlepP View Post
 

 

My cxl Clark Streets see the most wear in summer time, with no-show socks. Quite different from the Long Branch (the most winter-esque boot I've ever owned).


I think that's my issue. With winter coming and the fact I walk to work (in Minneapolis), my choices shrink depending on the weather. Its pushing me towards a shoe/boot that can handle the elements with style - think Long Branch. There's just something about that Natural CXL Clark Street I can't get past though, especially when I think of a shoe I'd want to wear year round if I could. 

 

Any other suggestions for those in colder climates?

 

You really need two shoes/boots...Clark streets are not getting your upper off the ground enough to keep snow and slush out and Dainite is not great for snow traction(nor is leather, v tread or tap sole)...Long Branch is a big lugged sole, storm welted raised boot...Buy the Long Branch now and save for the clark street in the spring.

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Any other suggestions for those in colder climates?

If you're a 10.5d theres a golden brown cxl bellvue (chukka) in the shoebank.
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