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I've been looking for a brown short wing blucher (which is not available in the current lineup although I understand one may be coming) and the LGA doesn't do it for me. I was just on the Shoe Bank site and see a Players shoe in my size but it's listed as "Players 2.0" and in "brown grain".

 

Anyone seen this shoe before? Maybe it's a SMU? I think the brown grain would be neat but not if it was uber casual with a heavy sole, brass eyelets, etc. No picture on the Shoe Bank website. I've also heard that it's on the 222 last. Is that true?

 

Also, is the Players a discontinued model or can it still easily be had? I can't find it and Nordstrom's site shows no longer available.

 

Thanks and when will a new short wing blucher be available?! :embar:

 

Thanks.

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Has anybody work the pebble grain Dundee 2.0, with the Dainite sole? I am considering ordering the one pair the shoebank has left in my size, but can't quite pull the trigger

To my eye, it looks like a far more reasonably priced substitute for the pebble grain Crockett & Jones/Tricker'a models I've long admired.
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AE has made shoes in Merlot, Burgundy and Ox-Blood. Maybe over some other similar color. My inexperience means I do not know which is lighter and which is darker. I would really appreciate it if some forum member just happens to have all three colors and does a side-by-side shot for comparison.I am sure that I am not alone in my ignorance. Thanks in advance for anyone willing to go to that effort.

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Merlot Chester short wing balmorals for a Friday.

 

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Has anybody work the pebble grain Dundee 2.0, with the Dainite sole? I am considering ordering the one pair the shoebank has left in my size, but can't quite pull the trigger

To my eye, it looks like a far more reasonably priced substitute for the pebble grain Crockett & Jones/Tricker'a models I've long admired.

 

I've been eying that same pair.

 

Would absolutely own it if not for 2 pairs in my closet:

-Brown Grain Gridiron (Plain Toe Leeds lookalike)

-Brown Grain Eagle County captoe boot with Dainite sole. (GMTO)

 

I believe you would love them.  And not buying them at $219 is a potentially regrettable decision. :)

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I went into the store today and ordered a pair of a Golden Brown CXL Long Branch since they didn't have the size. Thanks to those for the input.

 

On a side note, I brought a gal friend of mine with me to the store and while there she was immediately drawn to the Normandy. She went as far to trying to figure out whether she could get them in her size (unfortunately, her feet were too small). The leather was very supple and comfortable. It looks like it word work really well with causal chinos or jeans and is definitely worth a look if you're in the market for that kind of boot.

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Seriously? :brick: I thought that the Kenilworth was one of their more popular models.

 

I don't really like the look of the Jodox. It just seems a little weird, particularly with the two eyelet design and the "chevron"-ish side piece

 

 

 

Totally different looking shoes. Kenilowrth is a sleek looking derby that can be worn with a suit or jeans. Jodox looks like a decapitated chukka boot (it literally looks like they cut the top off a dundee).


Edited by BKBridge - 10/2/15 at 3:36pm
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I've been eying that same pair. I believe you would love them.  And not buying them at $219 is a potentially regrettable decision. smile.gif

I know, right? For the past several months, I have been looking for a shoe to wear on vacation (the idea being that it would be the one proper shoe, as opposed to a sneaker or hiking boot, that I pack) that would be versatile enough to look good with either jeans and a plaid shirt or with a Sportcoat and slacks in nice hotels and restaurants. I wear size 15, so Allen Edmonds is one of the few brands to make good shoes that fit me. I tried the Patriot in burgundy, but the fit wasn't right. I saw a pair of shell MacNeils on eBay, but someone snagged them before I could. I bought the last pair of brown MacNeil 1.0s, which look great, but which seem a little dressy for a long day of walking around in jeans and flannel in Denver and Portland (my next two trips). I may keep the brown MacNeils anyway, but I don't think they would suit this particular purpose. Hence, the pebble grain Dundee. That Jesse Thorn of Put This On raved about the pebble grain chukkas he wore on his recent trip to Scandanavia definitely influences my decision. (He wore Doc Martens, because he didn't want to shell out $600 for Crockett & Jones, but that was before Dundee seconds were available).

A country brogue would be great -- something with larger perforations and a hearty rubber sole, like the tan pair that is featured in the new Brooks Brothers catalog. But Brooks (and, for that matter, most other companies) stop at size 12 or 13.
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Originally Posted by BKBridge View Post
 

 

 

Totally different looking shoes. Kenilowrth is a sleek looking derby that can be worn with a suit or jeans. Jodox looks like a decapitated chukka boot (it litarally looks like the cut the top of a dundee).

 

I think that's a pretty apt description. 

 

In the end, I decided to order Delray seconds in Brown from the Shoebank. I still feel a little weird ordering the same shoe again, but I like it and I know it fits really well so why the hell not. 

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Originally Posted by BKBridge View Post
 

 

 

Totally different looking shoes. Kenilowrth is a sleek looking derby that can be worn with a suit or jeans. Jodox looks like a decapitated chukka boot (it litarally looks like the cut the top of a dundee).


I was ready to make the Kenilworth my next purchase and by the time I decided to pull the trigger they were gone. Definitely disappointed. I've always thought there was something off about the the look of the Jodox and couldn't put my finger on it - I like your description, I think it sums it up. Hopefully they bring back a sleek looking derby, along the lines of the Kenilworth.

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Thinking about getting a dalton. What do you guys think chocolate or oxblood?
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I need some help. Currently I own Merlot McAllisters, walnut strands, bourbon Randolphs, and black PA's. I am thinking I could use some darker brown shoes that will go with business casual (chino's and button downs) and maybe jeans at times. I am considering some brown McGregors, the MacNeil in brown grain, Mora 2.0 in brown, or the Dundee in brown or brown grain. What would you suggest? Or should I get something completely different and get some Daltons in oxblood?
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Thinking about getting a dalton. What do you guys think chocolate or oxblood?

I was down to the same two colors. For me, it was a matter of what other shoes I already have.

Since I have three burgundy shoes (Cambridge, Park Ave, and a non-AE bal), and only one dark brown (Leeds), I decided to go with the chocolate brown Dalton.

I think either are equally versatile. If you're truly indifferent, pick based on the colors in your current rotation.
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I'm having a really difficult time getting the right pair of shoes! I've ordered and returned several so far (d'oh).

 

I measure between a 10.5B and an 11A  Brannock device (right food, left foot).

 

My latest pair is a Strand in 10B and it is the best fitting so far, but the side of the shoe is hitting the pinky toe on the wider foot. If I go any wider though, the heel slips too much. This pair seems to fit great except for that tightness on the pinky. Would breaking in help at all? Otherwise I feel I'm out of luck.

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Thinking about getting a dalton. What do you guys think chocolate or oxblood?

Walnut is the definitive Dalton color (IMONSHO, of course), but chocolate is a solid 2nd place. smile.gif
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