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Evening gents. I haven't posted here before, but I hope you all are enjoying your Allen Edmonds. AE seconds sale is out. I've been eyeing the strand and it's style for years. Almost bought a similar CJ model a year or two ago and have had an active 2015 in acquiring new shoes. 2016 is starting off on a fast pace as well😳. I've put the strand cordovan shoe in my basket numerous times and never pulled the trigger. I like that their CEO spends time responding to customer questions and has a real passion for the product. I find that commitment to buyers of the brand outstanding. Shopped the sale today and you just can't beat the Strand in brown for $200. Well you could if it was the cordovan model😉. That shoe at that price may be one of the best values in shoes. I don't even know how often it will see foot time as I don't wear suits often any more, but I'll just have to find the time once in a while!

Also, it will be interesting to see if and how the MTO program comes back. That may be a lot of fun!

Cheers🍻
I just cheked the Strand, and indeed it is a very beautiful and well portioned pair of Oxford. Congrats!
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Just picked up a pair of Walnut Rutledges on the shoe bank for $177, full retail is $495.  

Anyone have experience with these?

Yes! It's my favorite AE model and a good color, a bit deeper than typical walnut. There is a decent chance the defect will be aggressive burnishing, but that is easily remedied.

Were these the 11D's that showed up just today? I was hoping someone would pounce...
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Mr. G's AMA thing was good alright - lots of good stuff to look forward to...sneakers that will likely be in the level of the sojourners and blue suede monks. Plus an unlined unreceaftable DR made suede loafer for $300. It wasn't all bad though - he insulted the Ashbury which was awesome, mentioned a Shelton 2.0 in oxblood with black (so it will probably look exactly like the old one) and said the Carlyle was one of their best selling 65 last shoes. Good read.
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I have the Lasalle as well and it's very nice. No break in period like the the 65 last
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Does anybody have any experience with the Bloor Street?  Is there a reason its $70 cheaper than most other pairs?

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Those look terrific!  The LaSalle, in particular, is a favorite of mine.

 

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I posted this today in the wrong forum, lol:

Hi guys, what do you think of this Ascher and Lasalle? I recieved them by mailpost A few days ago, and I really love them. I don't know why this brand is not very popular in France, but to me the quality of the leather and the build are on par with Carmina (judging by the two pairs I just recieved). I think it is underrated brand.



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Originally Posted by Rstldr View Post

Evening gents. I haven't posted here before, but I hope you all are enjoying your Allen Edmonds. AE seconds sale is out. I've been eyeing the strand and it's style for years. Almost bought a similar CJ model a year or two ago and have had an active 2015 in acquiring new shoes. 2016 is starting off on a fast pace as well😳. I've put the strand cordovan shoe in my basket numerous times and never pulled the trigger. I like that their CEO spends time responding to customer questions and has a real passion for the product. I find that commitment to buyers of the brand outstanding. Shopped the sale today and you just can't beat the Strand in brown for $200. Well you could if it was the cordovan model😉. That shoe at that price may be one of the best values in shoes. I don't even know how often it will see foot time as I don't wear suits often any more, but I'll just have to find the time once in a while!

Also, it will be interesting to see if and how the MTO program comes back. That may be a lot of fun!

Cheers🍻

@Rstldr , I would definitely encourage you to pull the trigger and get yourself a pair of Strands!

 

They're gorgeous shoes. I haven't seen the brown calfskin version, but I've seen the brown cordovan version... I would assume they aren't too far off from each other in regards to the color for of the shoe. I'm sure you will look great on them! I currently have the walnut and black. Might have to pull the trigger and get me a brown cordovan pair :slayer: 

 

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Hello, everyone. I'm about to purchase my first AE shoes; most likely factory-seconds. Which monk strap has a roomier instep -- Mora 2.0 or Franciscan? Thanks

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I think I just said yesterday that I wouldn't get the merlot McAllister until later this year. They have the tap sole version in my size, and now I'm conflicted about whether to buy a new pair of trousers and jacket for my birthday today or shoes. ARG!

I bought these earlier today, the merlot burnished with combo tap sole. Hopefully the burnish doesn't look bad!

I had some sizing issues with my Brooks Brothers Strands. I took a 9D in the Lexington last 65 Blucher, but after tying a 9D and 9.5D I settled on an 8.5EEE Strand. Definitely too wide, but they were out of 8.5E and EE and don't cause discomfort so I kept them.

Keeping my fingers crossed on the 9D for these...
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Anyone have experience with McGregor? It seems like they're not all that popular here but I like them as a casual blucher wingtip. Haven't seen in person though.
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I can see how the carlyle is a best selling shoe but I don't think many members here have bought them? Or at least no pics are shared
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Originally Posted by Paniolo View Post
 

Hello, everyone. I'm about to purchase my first AE shoes; most likely factory-seconds. Which monk strap has a roomier instep -- Mora 2.0 or Franciscan? Thanks

@Paniolo ,

 

Here are photos of the last in regards to the Mora 2.0's and Franciscan:

 

 

They look quite similar besides the way the toe is shaped. 

 

In my experience, I've tried the Franciscan and the Mora 2.0s, and I found that the Mora 2.0's are significantly more comfortable.

 

Since both shoes in question are monkstraps, the strap will allow you to adjust how much room you want in order to account for a higher instep. However, the Mora 2.0s have two straps, which allow for more customization (in my opinion). Regardless, it would be best for you to stop by your local store (call in advance for them to have the shoes in your size) and try both on. 

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Is the Bloor Street basically the Park Avenue, but for the Canadian market?  Is it part of the premium line, like the Barlett and Jefferson?

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Mr. G's AMA thing was good alright - lots of good stuff to look forward to...sneakers that will likely be in the level of the sojourners and blue suede monks. Plus an unlined unreceaftable DR made suede loafer for $300. It wasn't all bad though - he insulted the Ashbury which was awesome, mentioned a Shelton 2.0 in oxblood with black (so it will probably look exactly like the old one) and said the Carlyle was one of their best selling 65 last shoes. Good read.

The way the question was posed and answered, I expect the sneakers are going to be more in the classic minimalist vein, like the Rancourt Court Classics, or at the very least on a cupsole. I think that's what the MFA/GYW crowd typically connote with the word "sneaker," they don't mean something like the Sojourner, and I don't think Paul did either. I'm really interested to see them.

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I can see how the carlyle is a best selling shoe but I don't think many members here have bought them? Or at least no pics are shared

The Carlyle in black were my first pair of AE, bought them last Summer for my sister's wedding. Haven't worn them since then because I haven't had the occasion and they're too big. But they are very nice. They're on the 108 last though, not the 65.

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So far I have:

 

1) Strands in Bourbon

2) McGregors in Oxblood (burgundy)

 

I want to get a third AE shoe to add to my rotation that I wear to work. Business casual dress code. I am tempted to get walnut strands but they aren't as versatile. Any suggestions on what to get as my third bizcaz shoe would be appreciated.

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