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All of the bourbons are burnished, black over walnut. AE does not have a regular bourbon color like black, walnut, dark brown, etc.

I was unaware of this, thanks for sharing. In fact, AE web site says to use walnut polish on bourbon shoes.

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This is what I was implying a previous post when i said I preferred  the PA over the Carlyle.  On its own the Bourbon Carlyle is HOT, but given your typical work attire, seems a little plain,  IMO, between the 5th Ave, PA and Carlyle, I like the 5th Ave best with chinos. My order of preference (MINUS Strands) is 5th, McAllister, PA, Carlyle.  You asked it the McAllisters would look weird with chinos, my response: not at all. But since you see to be a little Brogue heavy (with 4 pairs of Strands), the 5th Ave sort of bridges the gap with just a touch of broguing.

In so many words, my wife said the same thing. And I happen to agree. if i didn't have 4 pair of Strands, I would go that route. But like you and my wife say, the 5th Ave bridges the gap.
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+1 to FaRKle's comment.

 

The 65 is not a great last for me - I'm 11E in it, while I'm 11D in everything else.  I tried on 11E Daltons once and was absolutely swimming in them.  I would certainly not size up; your Strand size is likely to work.


 

65 is also not on the top of my hits.  I'm good in a 8D in the Dalton and Dundee 2.0 (both 511 lasts).   NO WAY I can take a D width in 65 Balmoral due to my instep.  By the time I size up on a 65 D width the length is WAY too much.  On the other hand, since I don't mind not having excess space in the tips, I can size down (from 8) and go wide in the 65 and get something acceptable, though not perfectly ideal.  I don't own any Bluchers in the 65, a D might work for me, but I suspect I would be better off in an E.

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Happy wife, happy life.

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Empty cup.  No, not asking for spare change for the Allen Edmonds Bourbon Clearance.  Waiting for a fresh pot of Kris Kringle outside of Quickcheck on Christmas Day, with my new Chocolate Daltons.

 

 

 

Ahhh.. Caffeine.  Merry Christmas everyone.

 

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Empty cup.  No, not asking for spare change for the Allen Edmonds Bourbon Clearance.  Waiting for a fresh pot of Kris Kringle outside of Quickcheck on Christmas Day, with my new Chocolate Daltons.

 

 

 

Ahhh.. Caffeine.  Merry Christmas everyone.

 

 

Your chocolate Daltons look so much nicer than mine for some reason.

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Boots and holiday pants. A Merry Christmas indeed!

 

Where are the pants from?

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Yes, deets on the pants please.

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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 

Empty cup.  No, not asking for spare change for the Allen Edmonds Bourbon Clearance.  Waiting for a fresh pot of Kris Kringle outside of Quickcheck on Christmas Day, with my new Chocolate Daltons.

 

 

 

Ahhh.. Caffeine.  Merry Christmas everyone.

 

 

 

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Your chocolate Daltons look so much nicer than mine for some reason.

 


Probably the diffuse lighting.  Early afternoon overcast.  They seem pretty normal to me.  What wasn't normal was the price.  $53.99!!! Best score to date.

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I was unaware of this, thanks for sharing. In fact, AE web site says to use walnut polish on bourbon shoes.
 

AE does have a Bourbon colored polish available now. They just never updated their recommendations on what color to use, I bet.

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This is what I was implying a previous post when i said I preferred  the PA over the Carlyle.  On its own the Bourbon Carlyle is HOT, but given your typical work attire, seems a little plain,  IMO, between the 5th Ave, PA and Carlyle, I like the 5th Ave best with chinos. My order of preference (MINUS Strands) is 5th, McAllister, PA, Carlyle.  You asked it the McAllisters would look weird with chinos, my response: not at all. But since you see to be a little Brogue heavy (with 4 pairs of Strands), the 5th Ave sort of bridges the gap with just a touch of broguing.

@Mark_Y +1 to everything Ace said. I have a Bleecker Street boot, and while my pants leg covers the top of it, I do enjoy looking down and seeing that single line of brogued cap toe. I'm sure the Fifth Ave would give you similar effect.

I work in a similar engineering environment (yeah, the 90%+ number is correct!), with plenty of nerd cred myself. Before AE and SF, my decision to buy a new shoe consisted of wondering "why is my sock wet?" on a rainy day, only to find the hole in the rubber sole of whatever shoe I bought from Kohl's approximately 2 years prior. I will say this, at work, I've received the most compliments on my wing tips (Cambridge and McGregor). I believe most equate the broguing with "nicer/dressier." I just got some Strands, so we'll see if that hypothesis holds water, because I'm pretty sure they don't know the diff between a wingtip and captoe.

That said, what do you like/want? Given the 90% number, what's going to matter is if you're happy with your shoes, not someone else.
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post

Empty cup.  No, not asking for spare change for the Allen Edmonds Bourbon Clearance.  Waiting for a fresh pot of Kris Kringle outside of Quickcheck on Christmas Day, with my new Chocolate Daltons.





Ahhh.. Caffeine.  Merry Christmas everyone.

Ooh nice. I like chocolate and get tempted by the Daltons that occasionally pop up in my size at the 'bank. What color do you polish them with? Do you wear them with anything else? I'm not much of a denim guy lately.
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@Mark_Y +1 to everything Ace said. I have a Bleecker Street boot, and while my pants leg covers the top of it, I do enjoy looking down and seeing that single line of brogued cap toe. I'm sure the Fifth Ave would give you similar effect.

I work in a similar engineering environment (yeah, the 90%+ number is correct!), with plenty of nerd cred myself. Before AE and SF, my decision to buy a new shoe consisted of wondering "why is my sock wet?" on a rainy day, only to find the hole in the rubber sole of whatever shoe I bought from Kohl's approximately 2 years prior. I will say this, at work, I've received the most compliments on my wing tips (Cambridge and McGregor). I believe most equate the broguing with "nicer/dressier." I just got some Strands, so we'll see if that hypothesis holds water, because I'm pretty sure they don't know the diff between a wingtip and captoe.

That said, what do you like/want? Given the 90% number, what's going to matter is if you're happy with your shoes, not someone else.

 

 

+100 to that comment.  Even though, classically brogue equates with casual, in todays world where few people sneeze at dropping $200+ on sneakers, but then balk at $70 "dress" shoes, where even fewer people even shine their shoes, and comfort reigns, NO ONE (well very few) know those old dress/casual formalisms.  So, if you like to wear your Park Ave with jeans, big deal, just laugh at the guy who is eating PB and J for a month and sporting his new Yeezy's.

 

BTW I love my Chucks too.

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Ooh nice. I like chocolate and get tempted by the Daltons that occasionally pop up in my size at the 'bank. What color do you polish them with? Do you wear them with anything else? I'm not much of a denim guy lately.


First day out for these, got them a few days ago.  No polish, I just gave them a quick brushing.

 

Quick brag about my acquisition:  Had some spare time so I popped into an MJM that was a little out of the way from where I was (20 min w/ traffic).  Didn't expect anything, but it was where I had found 4 pair of grey Park Aves (all 9D too big).  There they were, in box but no bags, and no price (that I could see).  Ask the cashier, she asked the manager, who found the price on the box. $119.99.  I said OK, but "could you do anything on these, theres a small scuff up here on the shaft". Totally nothing, but figured why not ask.  She said, "I can give you 10% off, but then you can't return them."  SWEET.  Then they scanned the tag, and she said, "Oh, they're on sale, $59.99."  I wasn't going to ask for anything else (I'm not THAT much of a tightwad), but she knocked the 10% off that anyway. Final $53.99.  Took the "extra", $6 and got 3 PowerBall tickets, you know, just in case I was on a streak.

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Shakers keeping me merry today.
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