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Originally Posted by texas9 View Post

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.

Something in Dark brown.
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I would vote for dark brown and simpler than your other, heavily-perforated pairs.  Perhaps a brown Lexington or Park Avenue?

 

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Something in Dark brown.
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I have both, and I ended up having to size down a half size from my normal bannock size.  I find them both really comfortable and quite stylish.

 

Bernie

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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

Or the dark brown Mora 2.0. J
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Originally Posted by texas9 View Post

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.

Check out a Walnut McAllister or a park avenue. FWIW, I love my walnut strands and wear them with jeans even, but I'm much more relaxed than most.
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I am considering a new pair or two in the current seconds sale.  I work in a business-formal office.  My current lineup is:

 

Dress:

Black Cliftons 

Merlot Chesters

Black Jeffersons

Brown Sixth Avenues

Brown MacNeils

 

Casual:

chocolate brown suede Fifth Avenues

chili Daltons

brown penny loafers

 

I was thinking of a pair of non-perforated black cap-toe oxfords, for my dressy non-business occasions.  If I got a second pair, what would you suggest?  Perhaps walnut Strands?

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Originally Posted by jet-stream View Post

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...

Indeed they were.

I'd never seen that model on the site before, so I did some investigating and couldn't pass up the deal.

I hope it's something simple like a burnish. I'll probably keep them unless it's something really drastic. Adds to the character.
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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

I am considering a new pair or two in the current seconds sale.  I work in a business-formal office.  My current lineup is:

Dress:
Black Cliftons 
Merlot Chesters
Black Jeffersons
Brown Sixth Avenues
Brown MacNeils

Casual:
chocolate brown suede Fifth Avenues
chili Daltons
brown penny loafers

I was thinking of a pair of non-perforated black cap-toe oxfords, for my dressy non-business occasions.  If I got a second pair, what would you suggest?  Perhaps walnut Strands?

Black Park Avenue and walnut Strand or Mcallister
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Originally Posted by parkman24 View Post

@Paniolo
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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. 

Thanks for your input. I have tried on a pair of Brooks Brothers Warwick in size 11 D (my feet are about 10.5 inches long), and I couldn't even close its strap because of my high instep; they didn't have a wider size. So, I'm planning on getting either the Mora 2.0 or Franciscan in 11 EEE.
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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

In my experience they are pretty similar. Neither would have quite as much room as the Warwick, but both can accommodate a high instep reasonably well.
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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

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?

Premium, but that's not the same as the Independence line. Same heel as Independence, but with a v-tap sole and a different insole. Not sure if it's poron, but a bit cushier than cork. The leather is typical calf, not the buttery soft leather of the Indy line.
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Originally Posted by MattRiv View Post

Indeed they were.

I'd never seen that model on the site before, so I did some investigating and couldn't pass up the deal.

I hope it's something simple like a burnish. I'll probably keep them unless it's something really drastic. Adds to the character.

Here's hoping they work for you! If the error is burnishing, renomat is your friend. I think backinthejox posted his fix of hyper-burnished Rutledges a while back...
Enjoy them!
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Originally Posted by MattRiv View Post

Just picked up a pair of Walnut Rutledges on the shoe bank for $177, full retail is $495.  

Anyone have experience with these?
Love my walnut Rutledges. Picked mine up for the same deal. Went down half a size because Earl told me they were much cleaner than the pair in my normal size, and they fit like a dream. Shame it seems they're discontinuing the last. 333 and 511 fit me the best, but everything always seems to be on the 65 and the 222, which I can never really figure out my size in.
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Maiden voyage today, attempting to settle the humped footbed. Hit them with Bick4 last night. Was worried that I messed them up, but they turned out really nice once dried and buffed. Now just need to fix the (sloppy) toe burnishing.


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