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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post

The Clifton is on sale. How does it fit?

Its on the 8 last which is slightly tighter on the toe box for me than the 5 (strand, PA, etc). I'd personally size up in width, although I've made due with a 10d (which I also wear in the 5 last)
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

This is incorrect. It has nothing to do with metal eyelet placement. It has to do with the structure of the shoe. On a balmoral, the laces go into the vamp, as the vamp sits on top of the rear quarters. On a blucher, the laces go into the rear quarters, which sit on top of the vamp. The balmoral has a closed-lace pattern, while a blucher has an open-lace pattern.

My apologies.  My source was inaccurate then (wikipedia).

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derby_shoe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_shoe

 

Someone should correct it.

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Originally Posted by jcb9 View Post

My apologies.  My source was inaccurate then (wikipedia).

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derby_shoe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_shoe

 

Someone should correct it.

It isn't really wrong, just unclear.

 

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A derby (also called blucher, bucks or Gibson) is a style of shoe characterized by shoelace eyelet tabs that are sewn on top of a single-piece vamp. This construction method, also known as "open lacing", contrasts with that of the Oxfords.

The phrase "eyelet tabs" does not refer to the metal rings inside the eyelets, but to the larger tabs of leather containing the eyelet holes. Some have metal rings, some don't

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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post

I wear my McTavish with jeans all the time.  They're a great casual shoe.

I couldn't agree more...

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I'd really appreciate some help. I really like the Strand but in black. I didn't see it on the tent sale pdf that I was sent so would I contact one of the stores or is there another way of going about it? 

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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

Sorry new to this - what is a blucher vs balmoral?

photos for illustration

balmoral - notice lace opening forms a "V"
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF3878_1_40000000001_-1

blucher - notice lace opening is open at the bottom
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF2721_1_40000000001_-1
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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

Also, it's just a good rule of thumb to never wear open laced shoes (bluchers) with a suit.  Closed lace only (bals), and preferably black if you're going to be interviewing.

 

Good luck!!

What do you think about the Black Cordovan Cambridge then?

 

I suppose in the worst case scenario I would just get a refund for my MacNeils and buy a pair of Brown PAs or Fifth Aves to add variety to my shoe collection, which currently is just a pair of black PAs, but I do yearn for cordovan shoes ><

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Those walnut shell strands are beautiful! How much were they going for at the tent sale (if you dont mind)

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Originally Posted by mustardontoast View Post

I'd really appreciate some help. I really like the Strand but in black. I didn't see it on the tent sale pdf that I was sent so would I contact one of the stores or is there another way of going about it? 


Don't get the Strand in black.

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Silly question, I'm sure, but what is the "tent sale"?  We don't have an actual AE store here in St. Louis, so I'm guessing that might be why I've not heard of it?

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Originally Posted by evolved View Post

Silly question, I'm sure, but what is the "tent sale"?  We don't have an actual AE store here in St. Louis, so I'm guessing that might be why I've not heard of it?

go to AE website and locate the shoebank's phone number and give them a call.
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photos for illustration
balmoral - notice lace opening forms a "V"
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF3878_1_40000000001_-1
blucher - notice lace opening is open at the bottom
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF2721_1_40000000001_-1

 

Thanks so much, I understand now. I seem to have a natural inclination toward the balmoral - didn't even know it!

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Originally Posted by evolved View Post

Silly question, I'm sure, but what is the "tent sale"?  We don't have an actual AE store here in St. Louis, so I'm guessing that might be why I've not heard of it?


http://aetentsale.com/

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So I got my brown cordovan strands from the tent sale yesterday.  They're on the left.  Next is another recent purchase, the McTavish.  On the right is a pair of old Leeds I picked up on eBay.  They're on the 8 last instead of the 1, and they resemble basketball leather.  I think they're kinda cool.

 

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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

Thanks so much, I understand now. I seem to have a natural inclination toward the balmoral - didn't even know it!

If you want to get more technical, a balmoral is a type of oxford shoe where there is a seam that goes horizontal across the quarters. A lot of people use oxfords and balmorals interchangeably though like champagne and sparkling wine. Of course, all champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is champagne.

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