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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?


I own a lot of AEs in black but I never wear any of them with denim.  The black McT is the one exception, but I think it's because people don't realize that the brown contrast stitching almost makes the whole shoe look more brown than black.

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Thanks. I think I will pass.


I think that's a wise choice on your part.  I just don't have any more room for casual styles, but if you are interested, I'd recommend checking out the Eagle County which is being closed out now - they'd probably work for you.

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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.

 

Beautiful shoe.
Edited by harlequin782 - 1/28/16 at 7:53am
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Originally Posted by Dario65 View Post
 

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. 

 

Welcome to the club, we've had shirts made.  :rotflmao:

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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.

 

What's the deal with cuffed up jeans around here?

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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 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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Those are looking great!
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Inaugural run for the brown grain MacNeil 2.0. These look great with flannel.
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Originally Posted by nbj08 View Post


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?

Agree that black wings can look good with jeans. He did not have a shine. He seems to have ~3 pairs of AEs. They all look like crap. He complimented my Sauk Drives one day - he was surprised when he realized they were boots. I tried use that an opening for basic shoe care. "I don't have time for that" was the reply.  

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What's the deal with cuffed up jeans around here?


Shoe cleavage.  As I stated in my post I don't normally cuff that pair.

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Simple black FA seconds today.



Edit - post 70,000 woohoo!
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Allen Edmonds strands for Brooks Brothers. Got these as seconds during the Black Friday sale. Best $99 I've ever spent.
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First day out for my replacement pair of BB by AE pebbled bluchers. From the United lounge at O'Hare Terminal B
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Hey all.  Long, long time lurker.  Appreciate all the help/tips you've provided since I've been following.  

 

Looking for some advice on a belt to match a pair of bourbon Lexington's I picked up during the last sale.  I know AE is discontinuing the color and doesn't list any bourbon belts on their site or shoebank for sale in my size (36).  Shoebank has some in different sizes, but I was trying to avoid the manistee version as I thought the dearborn style was simpler/plainer and would match better with the Lexington but I only see dearborn in a 44.  Went to a store and they also only had the manistee style.

 

Any thoughts on what would be easiest?  I'd like to avoid having to go through the effort of getting the 44 dearborn cut shorter.  Are there other decent belt manufacturers that do bourbon (my searches have come up empty)?  Is there a color close to bourbon that is a decent match that you would recommend?  Thanks in advance for the help.

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Hey all.  Long, long time lurker.  Appreciate all the help/tips you've provided since I've been following.  

 

Looking for some advice on a belt to match a pair of bourbon Lexington's I picked up during the last sale.  I know AE is discontinuing the color and doesn't list any bourbon belts on their site or shoebank for sale in my size (36).  Shoebank has some in different sizes, but I was trying to avoid the manistee version as I thought the dearborn style was simpler/plainer and would match better with the Lexington but I only see dearborn in a 44.  Went to a store and they also only had the manistee style.

 

Any thoughts on what would be easiest?  I'd like to avoid having to go through the effort of getting the 44 dearborn cut shorter.  Are there other decent belt manufacturers that do bourbon (my searches have come up empty)?  Is there a color close to bourbon that is a decent match that you would recommend?  Thanks in advance for the help.

 

Amazon has it in stock in size 36.

 

I own a Dearborn in bourbon and feel that it scratches away the color at the buckle more than other AE belts. You'll likely have to put some polish on it to keep it looking good.

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Originally Posted by DrinKing View Post
 

Hey all.  Long, long time lurker.  Appreciate all the help/tips you've provided since I've been following.  

 

Looking for some advice on a belt to match a pair of bourbon Lexington's I picked up during the last sale.  I know AE is discontinuing the color and doesn't list any bourbon belts on their site or shoebank for sale in my size (36).  Shoebank has some in different sizes, but I was trying to avoid the manistee version as I thought the dearborn style was simpler/plainer and would match better with the Lexington but I only see dearborn in a 44.  Went to a store and they also only had the manistee style.

 

Any thoughts on what would be easiest?  I'd like to avoid having to go through the effort of getting the 44 dearborn cut shorter.  Are there other decent belt manufacturers that do bourbon (my searches have come up empty)?  Is there a color close to bourbon that is a decent match that you would recommend?  Thanks in advance for the help.

 

I don't own an AE belt for my bourbon shoes, but do have a tobacco colored belt from Magnnani (http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/magnanni-catalux-belt/3477311?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=Tobacco&resultback=1932) that I use.  It's a little lighter color, but has that same smokey-ness.  I know it's a bit pricey, but I got it during the Nordy Anniversary sale for < $100.

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