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I make it known every time someone posts themselves wearing them. Nothing left in my size by the time I got around to noticing them. 



Just rubbing it in....
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I make it known every time someone posts themselves wearing them. Nothing left in my size by the time I got around to noticing them. 

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Just rubbing it in....

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@redmusic1 When the Kenilworth was current, I completely ignored it. Then with all the pics I figured I'd finally try them. Tried black single oak, smu double oak, and smu stone suede. They're not bad, but they all looked very plain in comparison to all the wings & medallions, I just couldn't get into them. They were like a dressy badlands/black hills. Plus they have that 3 eye thomastown thing going on, so if they're loose at all to start the ankle bowing could be significant. So don't get jealous of chromed out Mario the music man.
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Yes, my dark chili bleeckers has the same creases. I guess it comes from the glazing/lacquer finish they spray on the leather.

Has anyone found an easy way to get the lacquer off? Does it come off with an application of cleaner/conditioner? I have a pair of the BB fifth ave seconds that have it. Not a fan.
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Recently thrifted this pair of Cameron loafers for $25. Great pair of shoes and they were barely worn.
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Has anyone found an easy way to get the lacquer off? Does it come off with an application of cleaner/conditioner? I have a pair of the BB fifth ave seconds that have it. Not a fan.


Saphir Renomat should do the job, although it depends whether you've polished the shoes straight outta the box... Renomat is a wax stripper but also would strip the factory finish off of the shoes ;) 


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Quick question guys, how formal are dark brown park avenues? Would they be out of place/too formal for chinos and a jacket? My work is business casual, probably leaning a little more towards professional. Thanks

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Quick question guys, how formal are dark brown park avenues? Would they be out of place/too formal for chinos and a jacket? My work is business casual, probably leaning a little more towards professional. Thanks

It's probably the most sober, serious brown shoe you could buy. I would only wear with creases wool trousers, if not a suit.
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Quick question guys, how formal are dark brown park avenues? Would they be out of place/too formal for chinos and a jacket? My work is business casual, probably leaning a little more towards professional. Thanks

 

I have them in bourbon and love the color with jeans.  

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Quick question guys, how formal are dark brown park avenues? Would they be out of place/too formal for chinos and a jacket? My work is business casual, probably leaning a little more towards professional. Thanks

 

Get something with a little more personality. At least go for the Fifth Avenue.

 

That said, some folks will say that balmorals are too dressy for chinos and a jacket. Look for a blucher, perhaps the Yorktown, Lasalle, or Leiden.

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cross posted this in the Alden thread as I like to share my dopey ways...

 

Being fairly recent to back wearing denim...and even when I did 20 years ago, was never was a button fly guy...what I find amazing is that I can button 5 buttons then still reach three times for the zipper before realizing I just buttoned the fly...Ieven after not finding the zipper have looked down to see how am I missing it...only to discover what a true idiot I am...just thought I would share.

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Just got the new suede Strandmok 2.0 in "saddle" suede in and wanted to share the pictures. I was very excited about this shoe, because I've been looking for an oxford in suede that comes in narrow, and there finally is one. 

 

The shoe is unlined, so it is very light (a little too light if you ask me... I would prefer a lined shoe). Additionally, the white sole definitely gives it a more casual look. I will probably explore changing out the sole. 

 

Ultimately, I have to send them back because the "cap" on the right shoe isn't sewn on straight... but I am simply going to exchange them, because I think they are great shoes for wear with jeans. 

 

 

 

 

 

Those are really nice looking.  I've been looking for something to take some of the load off my Rush Streets, and this is the best I've seen in casual.  Do you think the unlined is heavy enough for winter wear?

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Get something with a little more personality. At least go for the Fifth Avenue.

 

That said, some folks will say that balmorals are too dressy for chinos and a jacket. Look for a blucher, perhaps the Yorktown, Lasalle, or Leiden.

 

 

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I have them in bourbon and love the color with jeans.  

 

 

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It's probably the most sober, serious brown shoe you could buy. I would only wear with creases wool trousers, if not a suit.

 

Hmm, alright thanks guys. I would go for a blucher over these, but I found them in my size for 100 with what looks like barely one wear on them, so I'm just deciding if I can actually wear them without looking overdressed 

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Was thinking of picking up a Lexington or McGregor from the seconds sale, any opinions? Looking for a chili or oxblood, and already own black Fifth Avenue, brown Park Avenue (or vice versa, I always get the names mixed up) and walnut Strands.

And any idea why the McGregor seconds are priced so low? Is it because the firsts have dropped to $199?
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It's sad to think I never got around to enjoying these, but I'm boxing them up to have Snoogz put them into better homes.

 

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