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That's a good deal!

Great deal, but the Fifth Ave is more formal than Park Ave?  I would say it doesn't get more formal than the Park.  And although I love the Manistee belt, its a bit much for an interview requiring the formality of the Park Ave.  Thoughts?

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All are good choices. The Carlyle and Strand are on different lasts (8 v. 5) so pick the one that offers the best fit. The Carlyle will work with dress pants. Another alternative: given that you mentioned the Fifth Avenue, which is available in dark chili, rather than oxblood: the Nathan, which is the AE for JosABank version of the Fifth Avenue on the 8 last is available in burgundy (and it is definitely burgundy, although it appears to be black on the JosBank.com website).

 

I had forgotten about AE at Jos Banks, but when I went to check, it looks like they don't carry AE anymore?  No big deal, I think I'll head over to the AE store and chose Strand vs. Carlyle by fit.  Thanks all for the input, I'll post results.

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Great deal, but the Fifth Ave is more formal than Park Ave?  I would say it doesn't get more formal than the Park.  And although I love the Manistee belt, its a bit much for an interview requiring the formality of the Park Ave.  Thoughts?


I think the Carlyle is actually the most formal shoe AE offers. however, the Park Ave is definitely the #2. 

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My choice of a formal style:
The Stragnard - a red & green striped cxl bal, with lambskin lining and a full vibram lug sole, offered as a limited time webgem for Christmas, available only during the month of July.
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I'm surprised they recommend the Strand in walnut as their dressiest cap-toe. Wouldn't that be the Park Ave in black?

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Great deal, but the Fifth Ave is more formal than Park Ave?  I would say it doesn't get more formal than the Park.  And although I love the Manistee belt, its a bit much for an interview requiring the formality of the Park Ave.  Thoughts?

 

I wouldn't say that "dressy" == formal, reads more like "stylish" to me. It does say in the description that the PA is more conservative.

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Just received my light brown Freiburgs today. This might be my favorite AE boot I have. The leather is kind of rough, but not sueded (except the toe is smooth). These are similar to my Cascades as far as leather goes. I don't know if I am going to put any AE Leather Lotion on these - it might really darken the leather given the rough surface.

Fit wise I went with my usual AE size - 9.5D. These fit very nice having just tried them on and walked a very short distance. I think they will fit even better with my AE casual rib socks I will probably be wearing with these. I have the Odenwald in 9D (one of 2 AE's I have that isn't 9.5D) and it feels much larger than the Freiburg in 9.5D.

Here are the pics with sunlight filtered through a window shade.
Freiburg1.jpg
Freiburg2.jpg
Freiburg3.jpg
Freiburg4.jpg

Chris
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Just received my light brown Freiburgs today. This might be my favorite AE boot I have. The leather is kind of rough, but not sueded (except the toe is smooth). These are similar to my Cascades as far as leather goes. I don't know if I am going to put any AE Leather Lotion on these - it might really darken the leather given the rough surface.

Fit wise I went with my usual AE size - 9.5D. These fit very nice having just tried them on and walked a very short distance. I think they will fit even better with my AE casual rib socks I will probably be wearing with these. I have the Odenwald in 9D (one of 2 AE's I have that isn't 9.5D) and it feels much larger than the Freiburg in 9.5D.

Here are the pics with sunlight filtered through a window shade.


Chris

Wow, those look great. May have just sold me on 'em...
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

Just received my light brown Freiburgs today. This might be my favorite AE boot I have. The leather is kind of rough, but not sueded (except the toe is smooth). These are similar to my Cascades as far as leather goes. I don't know if I am going to put any AE Leather Lotion on these - it might really darken the leather given the rough surface.

Fit wise I went with my usual AE size - 9.5D. These fit very nice having just tried them on and walked a very short distance. I think they will fit even better with my AE casual rib socks I will probably be wearing with these. I have the Odenwald in 9D (one of 2 AE's I have that isn't 9.5D) and it feels much larger than the Freiburg in 9.5D.
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Here are the pics with sunlight filtered through a window shade.
Freiburg1.jpg
Freiburg2.jpg
Freiburg3.jpg
Freiburg4.jpg

Chris

Thanks for sharing. As usual, pics here look far better than what's on the website. I'm seriously considering a pair in russet brown. Much as I like the Sauk Drive, it would be completely superfluous in my line-up. These, however, would be much more practical.

Now to decide between ordering new and risking a $10 return fee on seconds ...
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Brown shell Patriot at DFW awaiting a flight to BOS. Great travel shoe and the only loafer I've been able to make work. They are almost 3 yrs old now.

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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

Just received my light brown Freiburgs today. This might be my favorite AE boot I have. The leather is kind of rough, but not sueded (except the toe is smooth). These are similar to my Cascades as far as leather goes. I don't know if I am going to put any AE Leather Lotion on these - it might really darken the leather given the rough surface.

Fit wise I went with my usual AE size - 9.5D. These fit very nice having just tried them on and walked a very short distance. I think they will fit even better with my AE casual rib socks I will probably be wearing with these. I have the Odenwald in 9D (one of 2 AE's I have that isn't 9.5D) and it feels much larger than the Freiburg in 9.5D.

Here are the pics with sunlight filtered through a window shade.

Aw dang! I just finished taking pics of mine and you beat me to the post.

 

Are yours seconds too? I'm concerned about the hugely loose grain around the ankles, but I think I see a little bit on yours too.

 

Other than than I like them, but I'm thinking about returning them. I don't know if I need three different shades of ankle boots or if I should be saving for something different (like Player 2s or a full boot).

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Aw dang! I just finished taking pics of mine and you beat me to the post.

Are yours seconds too? I'm concerned about the hugely loose grain around the ankles, but I think I see a little bit on yours too.

Other than than I like them, but I'm thinking about returning them. I don't know if I need three different shades of ankle boots or if I should be saving for something different (like Player 2s or a full boot).


We'd love to see pics of yours, too! Especially the area you perceive to make them seconds.
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Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post

Aw dang! I just finished taking pics of mine and you beat me to the post.

Are yours seconds too? I'm concerned about the hugely loose grain around the ankles, but I think I see a little bit on yours too.

Other than than I like them, but I'm thinking about returning them. I don't know if I need three different shades of ankle boots or if I should be saving for something different (like Player 2s or a full boot).

Mine are firsts. I don't mind some wrinkling around the ankles - I figure boots are going to do that no matter what. So I am good with these.
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I had forgotten about AE at Jos Banks, but when I went to check, it looks like they don't carry AE anymore?  No big deal, I think I'll head over to the AE store and chose Strand vs. Carlyle by fit.  Thanks all for the input, I'll post results.

Stores don't carry inventory, and it's on clearance online, but if you search Allen Edmonds on the JosBank.com website, you'll find it:

 http://www.josbank.com/nathan-shoe-by-allen-edmonds-clearance-4EMAC

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Bob's Chili Charles Streets (basically the Cornwallis with a few modifications):


I really like the shoes but am not sold on the 1943 last and am still thinking about whether the fit is going to work...
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

Just received my light brown Freiburgs today. This might be my favorite AE boot I have. The leather is kind of rough, but not sueded (except the toe is smooth). These are similar to my Cascades as far as leather goes. I don't know if I am going to put any AE Leather Lotion on these - it might really darken the leather given the rough surface.

Fit wise I went with my usual AE size - 9.5D. These fit very nice having just tried them on and walked a very short distance. I think they will fit even better with my AE casual rib socks I will probably be wearing with these. I have the Odenwald in 9D (one of 2 AE's I have that isn't 9.5D) and it feels much larger than the Freiburg in 9.5D.

Here are the pics with sunlight filtered through a window shade.
Freiburg1.jpg
Freiburg2.jpg
Freiburg3.jpg
Freiburg4.jpg

Chris

Thanks for the pics man.
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