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Because they are not anything else; not a formal bal, not a casual blucher. They meander back and forth between the two, depending on how you are dressed above the shoe. Jeans, slacks and suits can all get some play with them on your feet. I had a period of time when I asked that question, but I also had some slight fit issues until I got a padded insole. Stripped the quirky burnish away and started polishing with bourbon followed by medium brown on toe/heel. More even and much more manageable color transition. The buckles make a bit of a statement, so bear that in mind when choosing your outfit. They're sexy to me. Great for club, dinner, etc. I'll just toss them with (nicely fitted) jeans and a shirt or sweater and run around the city - looking quite dapper. Ready for anything. Toss on a blazer or odd jacket and you're still good to go. Crossover like Steph Curry lol Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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^^This.  

 

Sidenote: I had my finger on the trigger of some Carmina double monks for weeks.  Then, WTI closed <$30.  Doubled back (see what I did there?) and snagged a Mora 2.0 from the fire (I mean flash) sale.  Looking forward to shiny, dark brown goodness.

 

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Hoping you get a really nice pair.  Going by the pictures on the AE website, I "underestimated the power of the darkside", but once I had them in hand, I succumbed.

I'm crossing my fingers, I had very good luck on the bourbon Dalton seconds that I received today, they look fantastic.
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The bourbon Strands that I recently got off eBay for next to nothing after a little TLC. Had to re-burnish the toe caps.
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The bourbon Strands that I recently got off eBay for next to nothing after a little TLC. Had to re-burnish the toe caps.

Those look great. If they're in as good a shape as it seems you got a great bargain!

 

Bourbon is my favorite color for strands. It goes with everything and if you hit the stitching with black it has a really interesting contrast.

 

I actually think Bourbon is to Walnut what Dark Chili is to Oxblood. I like the color of both Walnut and Oxblood, but neither is universal. Bourbon and Chili just seem to work with every color of pants I own.

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What size do people usually go for in last 97 (Macneil 2.0) vs the 65? I'm a 10.5B or C in the 65.

Also - on the shoebank site - chili burnished calf v dark chili burnished - is there a difference?
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SO, I reluctantly decided to keep my Flatirons, and I'm having an interesting break in issue.

 

First of all, I kept them because I couldn't get another pair of Bourbon in my size. I originally wanted Larchmonts, which they had in stock until I clicked "Add to cart", so some lucky bugger got them literally minutes before me. Anyway, I talked to AE and they had no more bourbons in this last. No universities, either. I figured I could live with a little splotchy burnishing.

 

So, I finally had to run errands on a non rainy day this morning and wore the Flatirons. They almost feel a half size large compare to the Rutledge. I thought it was just that I hadn't laced them, but they're plenty roomy, no pressure on the instep, and if they were any looser I'd get heel slip. They're squeaky, too, but I hit them with some bick 4 and hopefully that and time will mellow that.

 

The strange issue: They are creasing completely differently from one shoe to the other!  The left shoe, which I have named "Tony" is creasing on the toe cap, so it hits me on the top of the toes. The right shoe (Blotchy) is creasing perfectly, right where I'd expect it.  Tony even has lots of strange and dramatic wrinkles that Blotchy doesn't.

 

I've not had this issue with other shoes, where one is so drastically different from the other. I'd think the same amount of walking around would cause the same breakin patterns.  Here are some pics to show the difference. Tony is the left shoe, Blotchy is the right:

 

 

 

 

Oh -- the real killer? There's a larchmont for sale, in bourbon, in my size, in the website right now. Literally the same day I decide to break in my shoes so I can't return them as new.

 

They're great looking shoes, and are perfect for dressing up denim, but this pair is a bit off.

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Anyone have any pics of 333 shoes in with denim or casual outfits? Knowing the last is being phased out kinda makes me want a pair, but I can't imagine how I'd wear them.

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Wow...I must say, that Leiden looks WAY better in person than it does online...beautiful shoe, even if philosophically inconsistent.
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Just pulled the trigger on the walnut strands seconds. Will be my first new(ish) pair of AE< pumped icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Had to explain to my wife why I needed the wolverine 1k mile boots in cordovan (color) last month. This will be even more difficult....

Thinking about the bourbon lexingtons (color is going away :confused:and/ or the black patriots too. Any experience on those?

Also note been a lurker here for well over a year and happy to finally jump in.
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Originally Posted by MattRiv View Post

I just can't get into monks, can someone explain to me why I should try a pair?

When I started looking at "nice shoes" I always said to myself that whatever may happen I would never buy a monk strap. I felt an aversion every time I saw any.

Then I chanced upon some really nice dark brown suede double monks from Carmina at a thrift store for $20 (CAD) in my size and they fit.

I LOVE THEM!

Try it wink.gif
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^^This.  

 

Sidenote: I had my finger on the trigger of some Carmina double monks for weeks.  Then, WTI closed <$30.  Doubled back (see what I did there?) and snagged a Mora 2.0 from the fire (I mean flash) sale.  Looking forward to shiny, dark brown goodness.

 

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I'm thinking about finally getting a pair of the Moras myself. I've wanted them for a while now.

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Ready to pull the trigger another pair of AEs. Right now I have the following:
Black Park Avenue
Dark Brown Strand
Dark Chili Fifth Avenue
Burgundy Chester

The Chesters are a bit beat up and need another recrafting, but I think they are good for one more.

I'm looking for something a little less formal that can dress up khakis and jeans but also go with dress pants. I figure at this point I have cap toe Bals covered although that seems to be my favorite style.

I did get a pair of Bourbon Larchmont on the clearance sale, but the leather on the one is pretty wrinkled and I think they are going back. I've since seen reports about the Bourbn color not holding up so I am wondering if I should try something else.

Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by WithBBQSauce View Post

Ready to pull the trigger another pair of AEs. Right now I have the following:
Black Park Avenue
Dark Brown Strand
Dark Chili Fifth Avenue
Burgundy Chester

The Chesters are a bit beat up and need another recrafting, but I think they are good for one more.

I'm looking for something a little less formal that can dress up khakis and jeans but also go with dress pants. I figure at this point I have cap toe Bals covered although that seems to be my favorite style.

I did get a pair of Bourbon Larchmont on the clearance sale, but the leather on the one is pretty wrinkled and I think they are going back. I've since seen reports about the Bourbn color not holding up so I am wondering if I should try something else.

Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks!

 

McTavish Cognac Dublin

Suede Dundee 2.0 (choice of color dependent on your wardrobe)

       

 

Shaker Heights (if you can find your size on Shoebank)

 

 

Clark St. (split toe in Natural CXL)

 

 


All no cap toes, more casual.  You'll have to decide if you can pull them off with dress pants, but I can see these all with jeans/khakis.  All except the Dundee's shade lighter than your list, and the Suede Dundee's are.... suede.

 

Edit:  Top pick for me would be the McT, but I have a Dundee in Loden,

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I'm planning to get a penny loafer from Allen Edmonds ( Walden or Randolph), but i couldn't find many forum reviews about them and in AE website the reviews weren't so good. So, i wonder if their loafer are worth paying for. Also, is brown better than burgundy for casual wear? 

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by yunBW View Post
 

I'm planning to get a penny loafer from Allen Edmonds ( Walden or Randolph), but i couldn't find many forum reviews about them and in AE website the reviews weren't so good. So, i wonder if their loafer are worth paying for. Also, is brown better than burgundy for casual wear? 

 

Thanks!

 

I have been interested in picking up a pair as well. Can someone explain the difference between the Patriot and Randolph? 

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