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How do you like those?  I need another pair of hard wearing boots, but have been dead set on a pair of cordovan colored Wolverine 1000 milers, which is essentially that same boot but more expensive.  I haven't had a chance to see the Chips in person, but have had a chance to feel up a pair of the Wolverines and man.... the leather on those boots is tremendous.

I love them. They fit well and unlike the 1000 milers, they have a rubber vibram sole which is better than a leather sole for snow and ice.

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Got my McTavish in Cognac Dublin today!  (Seconds)  Some annotated picts first, and overall thoughts at the end.

 

I normally don't cuff up these jeans (certainly not this wide), but wanted make sure everyone could see the shoes well.

 

The color is a touch darker than I thought they would be, but I'm very pleased.  Some other online picts I've seen made them look really reddish, almost like the Russet Brown of my Saul Dr.'s, but fortunately that is not the case.

 

Onto the what I suppose makes them seconds.  This spot on the heel area of the Right Shoe.  Don't know how this came about but maybe a touch of polish will mask it.  In any case no one is going to see it anyway.

 

On the Left Shoe, (from left to right) stitching ends poofing out, some sort of tooling mark on the welt, then small gap where the welt meets up. The gap looks much worse from this angle, looking from the front of the shoe back it looks better.  I don't think I'm even going to bother to clean up the stitching ends.  Doesn't really bother me that much.

 

 

Overall, I'm STOKED!!  Love the color, love the fit (finally got my proper closure on my left foot in a Balmoral, went 8E on these), love the beefy sole, love the Dublin leather.  Its a kick-ass shoe. Literally, as far as shoes go, this is what I would want to wear if I found it necessary to kick someone.

 

Pros: Love them.

Cons: I love them so much, my other shoes are already jealous.

 

I also got some Ridgeways the other day, going to post a comparison to these later.

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Wore my new chocolate suede Fifth Aves today. Normally neither a quarter brogue nor suede would be much my style, but I couldn't pass up the deal I got. Roughtly $125 from the Shoe Bank, and they have my preferred v-tread sole. I must admit, they're starting to grow on me.

 

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My 8.5D suede Gobis are a little wider in the heel and the toe box (more boxy), slightly shorter, and have MUCH more room below the laces/in the forefoot than my 9D Freiburgs. I also feel that I am unable to tighten the Gobis, due to the 2 eyelets, like I can the Freiburgs.

Hope this helps.

Thanks. I think I will pass.
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Wore my new chocolate suede Fifth Aves today. Normally neither a quarter brogue nor suede would be much my style, but I couldn't pass up the deal I got. Roughtly $125 from the Shoe Bank, and they have my preferred v-tread sole. I must admit, they're starting to grow on me.

 


I love these, and have been wanting a pair for a year now. Hope to pick em up on the bay one day.

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Stopped by the downtown-SF AE store Tuesday afternoon. Great staff there. Got some nice contents on my Cognac McTs at the Alden store too... smile.gif
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I also have them in black and the late 1990's version of bourbon

Kind of funny... I saw a walnut-like pair of these at work last week and could not figure out what they were. I work at a place where 95% of the men where running shoes or square-toed monstrosities to work. In a room with 5 people, 4 of us appeared to be wearing AEs and somebody noticed it. They said "Allen Edmonds?said to the guy with the loafers. He nodded. Two of us pulled our shoes out from under the conference table. (These loafers, a walnut strand, black Park Ave, and my walnut Sanfords. The black PA seemed out of place.) 

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The black PA seemed out of place.

 

Unless he was the boss. :)

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Unless he was the boss. :)

In that group I was the boss. And he was wearing jeans and a casual shirt. :) And btw, I would not have considered those so out of place until I started reading here. You enabling, stylish bastards have given me a different perspective on appropriate footwear. 

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In that group I was the boss. And he was wearing jeans and a casual shirt. smile.gif And btw, I would not have considered those so out of place until I started reading here. You enabling, stylish bastards have given me a different perspective on appropriate footwear. 

I'm having a hard time imagining black PAs with blue jeans. Hell, I have a hard enough time convincing myself that my black McTavishes look good with jeans (which they do, of course).

Did the coworker at least have a good shine on the PAs?
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In that group I was the boss. And he was wearing jeans and a casual shirt. :) And btw, I would not have considered those so out of place until I started reading here. You enabling, stylish bastards have given me a different perspective on appropriate footwear. 

 

 

The Enabling Stylish Bastards.  Well, I now know what the name of my death metal band will be should I form one.

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In that group I was the boss. And he was wearing jeans and a casual shirt. :) And btw, I would not have considered those so out of place until I started reading here. You enabling, stylish bastards have given me a different perspective on appropriate footwear. 

I must admit that before started visiting styleforum probably about 10 years ago, i wouldn't think twice about black shoes with jeans or even chinos. It seemed and STILL seems like an accepted norm. Now, i have over 25 pairs of dress shoes, and only 1 is black (that's right, the PA). I can count on one hand how many times I've used it over the past 5 years. Not that i have anything against black, but brown and its numerous shades, in my opinion, are so much more interesting to pair with an outfit.

 

With that, here is my AE pic for today. The Mora.

 

 

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I must admit that before started visiting styleforum probably about 10 years ago, i wouldn't think twice about black shoes with jeans or even chinos. It seemed and STILL seems like an accepted norm. Now, i have over 25 pairs of dress shoes, and only 1 is black (that's right, the PA). I can count on one hand how many times I've used it over the past 5 years. Not that i have anything against black, but brown and its numerous shades, in my opinion, are so much more interesting to pair with an outfit.

With that, here is my AE pic for today. The Mora.

 

Nice!! Is that Mora or Mora 2.0? Also, shell?
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Nice!! Is that Mora or Mora 2.0? Also, shell?

 

Thank you. They are 2.0s. They are however, not shell. It's just the lighting that's causing that weird shiny leather look. 

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Got my McTavish in Cognac Dublin today!  (Seconds)  Some annotated picts first, and overall thoughts at the end.

 

I normally don't cuff up these jeans (certainly not this wide), but wanted make sure everyone could see the shoes well.

 

The color is a touch darker than I thought they would be, but I'm very pleased.  Some other online picts I've seen made them look really reddish, almost like the Russet Brown of my Saul Dr.'s, but fortunately that is not the case.

 

Onto the what I suppose makes them seconds.  This spot on the heel area of the Right Shoe.  Don't know how this came about but maybe a touch of polish will mask it.  In any case no one is going to see it anyway.

 

On the Left Shoe, (from left to right) stitching ends poofing out, some sort of tooling mark on the welt, then small gap where the welt meets up. The gap looks much worse from this angle, looking from the front of the shoe back it looks better.  I don't think I'm even going to bother to clean up the stitching ends.  Doesn't really bother me that much.

 

 

Overall, I'm STOKED!!  Love the color, love the fit (finally got my proper closure on my left foot in a Balmoral, went 8E on these), love the beefy sole, love the Dublin leather.  Its a kick-ass shoe. Literally, as far as shoes go, this is what I would want to wear if I found it necessary to kick someone.

 

Pros: Love them.

Cons: I love them so much, my other shoes are already jealous.

 

I also got some Ridgeways the other day, going to post a comparison to these later.


Nice - those look excellent.  I was looking at picking up a pair in cognac (I got the black a long time ago) until I got the Overlord, which just fits me better all around.

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