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Walnut McAllisters.
Shoe bank 2nds
5th wear; never polished or treated in any way

Laces too long? V gap too wide? Oh well
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Strandmok is on sale until Christmas Day.

 

$245. 

 

For all of you with a broad collection, do you vote Olive or Blue? The Olive seems more neutral, the blue seems a little more exciting. I'm up for either, but I don't shy away from something a little out there as long as it's versatile enough. These would be my weekend shoes for jeans, so suits is not a concern.

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Strandmok is on sale until Christmas Day.

 

$245. 

 

For all of you with a broad collection, do you vote Olive or Blue? The Olive seems more neutral, the blue seems a little more exciting. I'm up for either, but I don't shy away from something a little out there as long as it's versatile enough. These would be my weekend shoes for jeans, so suits is not a concern.

 

I find olive more versatile...however I wear the blue with shorts in the summer more than the olive

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Walnut McAllisters.
Shoe bank 2nds
5th wear; never polished or treated in any way

Laces too long? V gap too wide? Oh well

Looks fine to me. But I'm not fussy. Polish them nod[1].gif
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Any sizing differences between 65 lasted balmorals and bluchers? 
I have sizing differences even among my bals - eBay-purchased Strand in 10.5D fits perfectly; Shoebank Jeffersons fit perfectly and feel even better; Fifth Street is a bit loose; Chili Fifth Ave is fairly tight; and Brown Fifth Ave fits almost perfectly but with a very slight throat bow. My Lexingtons (bluchers) are fairly loose but are getting better as I wear them in.
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Any sizing differences between 65 lasted balmorals and bluchers? 

 

High instep.  I'm usually about an "E and a half" in AE bals.  Maybe an E and 2/3's.  :)  My Cambridges in EE fit pretty darn well but are a tad loose in the heel. E bals are a bit snug in the toe but generally comfortable, though I get a SF disapproved "V" effect.

 

On the other hand, my 65 last Black Hills (bluchers) are much better.  So, for me, no need to change length, but the bluchers mean about half a width difference in fit and comfort.  If that makes sense.

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I had placed a tongue pad over the lot numbers so I don't care to ruin one just to see. I see that another post today of identical looking McAllisters was called Truffle by their owner.
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So I got my First Aves last weekend, sadly I had to return them - the outer quarter on the right boot had a strange bulge in it, as if it was sewn to a lining that was too small. Brian was nice enough to order me another pair, but they have to be made so they'll be a while longer.

 

I did get my Cronmoks yesterday. I think they're pretty cool, but they've got some problems too - misaligned eyelets, the split-reverse welt seems excessively bent outwards, some slight puckering around the left toe. Given the overall distressed aesthetic of the boot I might ignore them, but on another shoe they might be considered second-level offenses.

 

Also how should I lace them? I dunno if I can deal with European straight lacing on these.

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I live the in Great White North, the snow/salt is hard on the shoes.  I was thinking of leaving my nicer shoes in the office and wearing a cheaper pair of boots/shoes in the snow.  Do others do something similar?  Any boots that still look appropriate with dress pants?

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I live the in Great White North, the snow/salt is hard on the shoes.  I was thinking of leaving my nicer shoes in the office and wearing a cheaper pair of boots/shoes in the snow.  Do others do something similar?  Any boots that still look appropriate with dress pants?

When I worked in the core downtown Toronto I would always leave all my dress shoes at work and wear boots on the GO train. Then change into my shoes at work.
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Dundee.
+1! Plus points for shell.

And I'm wearing mine with denim today
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I live the in Great White North, the snow/salt is hard on the shoes.  I was thinking of leaving my nicer shoes in the office and wearing a cheaper pair of boots/shoes in the snow.  Do others do something similar?  Any boots that still look appropriate with dress pants?

 

I wear my Bayfields if I want a boot that looks ok with trousers in the snow, but usually will change to a shoe at the office in most cases. I think the First Ave boot would look great with dress pants as well.

 

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I received the "mysterious" Waltons that I purchased online. AE customer service could not locate the model code in their database, which I find to be pretty strange. Perhaps, it was an MTO, and they don't keep track of those numbers?

I am still not certain on the color. It looks more brownish, but I do also see some red in it. I am not well versed in shell cordovan, but these do appear to be shell (they are definitely not calf), but they feel a little on the thin side. The thing that kind of bothers me are the marks/lines near the right heel. Seems like the previous person kept catching pedals, corner of a desk/chair. Overall, they are a nice pair of shoes that are in a pretty good condition.







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Appreciate that man, look forward to hearing an update. I'm thinking the same thing if we both have the same problem. I'm up in Canada so this will turn out to be a pricier problem than expected...risk of online shopping I guess.


Well, I finally got notification that my The City returns have been received -- 15 days after they'd made it to the dock. They must be busy as cat that just crapped on a marble floor this time of year.

 

The notification says they have none in stock, but they're backordered and "Will ship as soon as they are available." I thought they never made any more of these  thanksgiving specials and would just refund me if they ran out, so that's interesting. I'd still much rather a show in that lovely mocha color than a refund, so maybe they're going to make more.

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@Moose22 Don't they usually put out some email around this time saying they didn't make enough holiday stuff to satisfy the demand and not to worry as more is on the way? Maybe this year they'll change it to I'm going to finish what you started...
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