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It looks like the City and Thomaston have just been released on the main site. Two new shoes one the 201 last.

 

They're both nice additions, although I'm underwhelmed by these shoes in black(although it seems they will come in walnut as well). The Thomastown is particularly great as AE has been missing a sleek derby since they discontinued the kenilworth.

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How do you guys feel about a balmoral cap toe in suede with chinos or jeans? I just bought this pair by C&J and am wondering about their versatility... Excuse the laces. I have more coming...

 

I have a similar design (Fifth Ave's in bitter chocolate) and regularly rotate them into my fall/winter casual friday wear.  Typically with darker denim and darker (navy and the occasional burgundy) chinos.

 

This rotation also includes some overlap with some similarly colored Dundees... so I think my perspective might be a little different than others.  IIRC, some folks think that casual and oxford are a contradiction in terms.

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Frieburg is a boot built on the...... I can't remember. might be the 201? Its plain toe, ankle height. Remember the Rothsay? Similar height to that. 6 or 7 eyelets if i remember correctly, although it could be 5...? 

The City *should* be a perf'd cap toe blucher on the 201 last. 

Funny calling a blucher "City." That name always makes me think of JL's City II. And of course there's always the fact that bluchers are country, or military in origin.
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Originally Posted by tkebh979 View Post

I have a similar design (Fifth Ave's in bitter chocolate) and regularly rotate them into my fall/winter casual friday wear.  Typically with darker denim and darker (navy and the occasional burgundy) chinos.

This rotation also includes some overlap with some similarly colored Dundees... so I think my perspective might be a little different than others.  IIRC, some folks think that casual and oxford are a contradiction in terms.

I generally feel the same way. But wondered if the fact that they are suede made it acceptable.
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I received a pair of Hopkinsons from AE, but I think I have an issue. One she sits properly flat against the ground. The other shoe is contorted and wobbles (meaning the upper and lower are not symmetrically sewn). I have done more than try them to verify fit. I'm afraid to wear them and lose my ability to send them back if there does turn out to be an issue.

Does anyone have experience with a shoe that has an issue like this? If I hold it up, there look close I do not see a visible imperfection. Will the shoe settle into shape? Will it wear properly?

FWIW, this was sold to me as a "first" it is not supposed to be a "second."

Thank you in advance for your help.
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I received a pair of Hopkinsons from AE, but I think I have an issue. One she sits properly flat against the ground. The other shoe is contorted and wobbles (meaning the upper and lower are not symmetrically sewn). I have done more than try them to verify fit. I'm afraid to wear them and lose my ability to send them back if there does turn out to be an issue.

Does anyone have experience with a shoe that has an issue like this? If I hold it up, there look close I do not see a visible imperfection. Will the shoe settle into shape? Will it wear properly?

FWIW, this was sold to me as a "first" it is not supposed to be a "second."

Thank you in advance for your help.

 

Grab the shoe and give it a twist in the opposite direction of whatever the issue...sometimes that is all it takes - I had to do that on a expensive pair of vibergs and it worked like a charm - One twist and the shoe was perfect and has been since.

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Natty Dundees today. The leather is finally breaking in. Nice and oily, easy to shine. Not dry at all anymore.

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Thanks!  If you don't own a brown shell already, I'd say give the Strand or Dundee a go, they look great in brown shell & look even better after some wear IMO (not quite my pair, but from others on this thread) smile.gif

looking good! fistbump.gif  


I have the brown shell Dundee, and I certainly like it...but the broguing and perfing on that strand, along with its comparably sleek proportions makes it look stunning..you too jcman...those brown shell strands are boss looking...dare I say, based on those pics, I'd say that Strand makeup would be my first choice for shell now, even over the Cambridge.
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I generally feel the same way. But wondered if the fact that they are suede made it acceptable.

I think the material and contrast stitching make you safe for clean casual use.  They're a rescue iron... not going to use it on every hole, but there are certain circumstances in which it's exactly what you need.

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Originally Posted by shoelover View Post
 

How do you guys feel about a balmoral cap toe in suede with chinos or jeans? I just bought this pair by C&J and am wondering about their versatility... Excuse the laces. I have more coming...

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

I agree with others. You should be able to wear these with dark jeans or chinos without concern. Though, I must admit that I would feel even better about it were there a medallion on the toe. 

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Originally Posted by TonyK View Post

I received a pair of Hopkinsons from AE, but I think I have an issue. One she sits properly flat against the ground. The other shoe is contorted and wobbles (meaning the upper and lower are not symmetrically sewn). I have done more than try them to verify fit. I'm afraid to wear them and lose my ability to send them back if there does turn out to be an issue.

Does anyone have experience with a shoe that has an issue like this? If I hold it up, there look close I do not see a visible imperfection. Will the shoe settle into shape? Will it wear properly?

FWIW, this was sold to me as a "first" it is not supposed to be a "second."

Thank you in advance for your help.

Hello Mr. Tony,

 

Have you made sure that you aren't putting the offending shoe on a formerly lost Comcast remote?  I've make this mistake in the past, moved the shoe off the remote, and the problem was solved.

 

Otherwise, I've ran into a similar issue with some old Parks.  Kahuna's recommendation is in line with what I did, but I also wore them often after and it eventually righted itself.

 

I'm in Houston today.  It's sunny and warm, though it's likely to rain a little this afternoon.  I had an egg salad sandwich on rye with extra bacon (because what is life without processed meat) for lunch today.  Please, tell Michael.

 

Don't say my name on air because the person that I live with, to whom I am related by marriage, would be painfully embarrassed by my attention to both men's footwear and this program.

 

Sticker me.

 

Sincerely,

tkebh979

 

...if you're out on your bike tonight, as always... do wear white.

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The award for the most bizarre use of sharkskin in a shoe goes to Allen-Edmonds........

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/dress-shoes/michael-carter-williams---mcw5/SF0501.html?dwvar_SF0501_color=0501#start=18

......wonder how many of these they are going to sell.

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The award for the most bizarre use of sharkskin in a shoe goes to Allen-Edmonds........

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/dress-shoes/michael-carter-williams---mcw5/SF0501.html?dwvar_SF0501_color=0501#start=18


......wonder how many of these they are going to sell.

Outside of Mr. Williams' family and friends? Not too many, I wager.
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i always loved sharkskin.  yes a little strange but I would wear this long before a bozo sneaker like most nba offerings.

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Twist the shoe as Kahuna says. HOWEVER if you think that hasn't worked take it back. I almost exclusively wear AE and buy AE belts. They seem to be having a problem with letting second quality leak into their first quality and factory rejects leak into 2nd quality. They won't get any better if we let them slide. Demanding high standards makes them a better company and helps them. 

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