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Speaking of LEC, I actually just got these Stewarts in the mail last night. Ordered them new from eBay. They were a BCF purchase from the NY area...definitely wish BCFs in my parts of CA had selections more than a size 14EEE Hale and Tan Grain McTavishes.

 


LOL...yeah, the Stewarts are a real gem—I lucked into a pair here in NYC via the same source: A BCF remaindered pair (I'm guessing Lands' End just didn't move enough of 'em so they dumped what remained at Burlington). It's one of the BEST simple “Jeans” shoes AE's made recently. 

 

 

“They made a shoe called the Shautel that was gorgeous! If you can find one on Ebay then buy it. It was a snuff colored shoe and is  one of my favorites. ”

 

Also pictured here ARE those very Schautals (my own)—the suede “Macneil” variant in suede. For a while BCFs here in NYC had a gang of these. There is some dispute as to their provenance—they were possibly a foreign market SMU (European) that didn't move, so they unloaded 'em here stateside en masse (They have no model name on the insole), OR they were a makeup for Nordstrom that also didn't move, so again...the unload here. They WERE on sale there @ The Rack so there may be some truth to that. The main truth is that it's a bad-ass shoe—one of the most perfect Fall shoes I've seen. With cords, flannels, rough dark denim, these double-oak soled babies are killers. They sat around local BCFs here for around six months...then they pulled 'em all and unloaded 'em somewheres else. I went looking for a pair for an SF member RIGHT WHEN they yanked 'em. I paid $139.00 for mine and when they were pulling 'em, they'd been marked down to $69.00, but I moved too late for our comrade. :( The shoe dept. manager told me once I'd described what I was looking for that they'd just unloaded 'em because they were doing a seasonal inventory clear-out. 

 

Don't have a clue where the lot ended up. Probably gathering dust on T.J. Maxx shelves somewhere while knuckleheads snap up the sh*tty faux-patent Aldos galore. “Sniff!”

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So, what are the stores where Allen Edmonds shoes are likely to show up outside the Rack and BCF?

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For whatever it's worth, I have flat feet and the 65 last fits me just fine.

I think the 65 tends to fit a "middle of the road" instep best. Mines on the high end of what's comfortable without having a huge gap at the lacing area
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Aberdeens keeping my feet dry on a damp Wednesday:

 

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At some point, I may get brave and start adding some black polish to the toes and heels to get a bit of burnished appearance. I am slowly losing my fear of playing with the shoe's appearance. Of course this means I will likely screw up a pair and this will justify a new purchase.

Don't hesitate with trying different creams and wax. They sit on top of the leather and therefore can't do any permanent damage. I suppose something like black wax on walnut calf could take a while to work out of the pores but you can always use something like Renomat or deglazer as a 'reset button.'

If you want to experiment with dye, grab a cheap pair of quality shoes from eBay or a thrift store to play with. They can be beat to hell but need to be made with quality leather. That makes a huge difference when recoloring or even just burnishing. I've been messing around with a pair of AEs and a pair of J&Ms and the difference is night and day.
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I need navy suede loafers. Are these my best options right now? I can get them for $195.
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I need navy suede loafers. Are these my best options right now? I can get them for $195.

 

They are awesome! But they are poron soles, not cork. Still comfy and since it is recraftable, I like them.

 

NOTE THAT THE SOLES WILL COME IN BLACK, NOT BROWN. No exception. The picture online is 100% wrong and manufacturing is done with black for the heels/sole. It is very easy for a good cobbler to change the color! I got mine changed.

 

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Those brown suede Cavanaughs look nice. What can you wear with brown suede pennys?
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They are awesome! But they are poron soles, not cork. Still comfy and since it is recraftable, I like them.

NOTE THAT THE SOLES WILL COME IN BLACK, NOT BROWN. No exception. The picture online is 100% wrong and manufacturing is done with black for the heels/sole. It is very easy for a good cobbler to change the color! I got mine changed.





If I'm not mistaken, none of the shoes have a cork insole, but rather a corkmidsole or foot bed or whatever the proper term is. I was under the impression that the shoes that did not have a leather insole, and rather had a poron insole, still had a cork foot bed.
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Perhaps a nice loafer? I'm an attorney as well, and a tassel loafer has a reputation as being particularly popular in our professions. Years ago, President George H.W. Bush complained that Bill Clinton had the support of "every attorney who ever wore a tasseled loafer." Personally, I prefer penny loafers and only wear them with jeans or cords, but tassel loafers are likely formal enough for work on the days you don't have a deposition or court appearance.
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Freshly-polished bourbon MacGregors today. They are getting better every time I polish them. While I'm here, thoughts on what to add next to my collection? I am a lawyer and go to court /depositions once or twice a week and otherwise wear slacks and blazers or suits to the office, with slim fitting dark jeans and sweaters or OCBDs on the weekends. I have:
Black Jefferson wingtips for dark suits as well as black pants and grey sports jackets.
Dark brown Strands w/ Dainite soles.
Dark Chili daltons.
Bourbon macgregors.

I wouldn't go with anything in walnut. I also don't want to spend on black cap toed bals at this point (will get fifth Aves eventually).
So I pose to you all: what major holes do I need to fill?
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I ended buying the brown ones instead of navy. They seem more versatile.


Are these too casual for odd trousers and blazer?
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All of this recent chatter about changing your shoe coloring makes me want to share my recent work.
Last week:


And today:

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All of this recent chatter about changing your shoe coloring makes me want to share my recent work.
Last week:


And today:

 

Those look great!  This somewhat gives me the courage to try this, if I can find a similar pair of McTavishs.  I've been thinking about getting another pair, since I love my black (with brown sole) McT's so much!

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They look more red in those pictures than in real life.
Here's a picture that looks a little closer to the actual color.

(That is still a little more red than actual...)
I used diluted Fiebing's leather dye. The hardest part was recoloring the welt.
Edited by mreams99 - 10/28/15 at 2:41pm
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Originally Posted by shoenoobie View Post

They are awesome! But they are poron soles, not cork. Still comfy and since it is recraftable, I like them.

NOTE THAT THE SOLES WILL COME IN BLACK, NOT BROWN. No exception. The picture online is 100% wrong and manufacturing is done with black for the heels/sole. It is very easy for a good cobbler to change the color! I got mine changed.




That brown edge color looks so much better, imo. I really like those. May need to add some suede to my lineup.
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