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http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/new-styles/leiden-wingtip-blucher/SF1990.html?dwvar_SF1990_color=1990#start=10

 

Any Leidens in the wild yet?  Still having a hard time deciding between Walnut and Brown.  

 

Wife is telling me walnut. 

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I'm just waiting for the shoebank say now, probably will go for a McAllister walnut or burgundy ^^

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I talked to the manager from the Charleston outlet yesterday - I had actually met her for the first time last year at Freeport.  She said she was going to be moving over to the NJ outlet, which is opening in a few weeks.  Damn jealous of you guys - she's super nice, best SA easily.

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My God...those are a gorgeous color—all around. The sole color and the calf braiding. That's a shoe that SHOULD exist as a stock option. You put that together well!


They're really nice but your Grayson's are nice too.

 

Guess what I saw at BCF about a week ago - black Shakers, 10.5E, 5 layers of red stickers, final price 34.99.  Had to laugh - left them on the shelf for others to walk buy / move aside to get to the converse :)

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Speaking of Grayson's, wore these last night to a birthday dinner night out......



Prior to my introduction to shell, I would dye my shoes on a regular basis. These shoes were Burgendy and pretty beat up so i decided to see if I could bring them to life and black is the most basic color application. Definitely required a little more work than dying calf, but I am happy with how they turned out. They really shine up nicely, which doesn't come through in my crappy iPhone pic.
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mreams99 - it may be difficult for me to try on AE's at all: I live in the UK and it may well be that the nearest AE stockist is in London 😔 When buying shoes from Europe I tend to go for a 40F or 39G shoe size wink.gif

Not to take anything away from AE, but there are soooo many options there for quality GYW brands. Why not stick with a maker you can size locally?
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If the wife says walnut, it should be walnut, regardless of what this forum says.
Happy wife, happy feet.

This is true. There are a few pairs I'm holding onto sole-ly (see what I did there) because my wife thinks they're cool.
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My God...those are a gorgeous color—all around. The sole color and the calf braiding. That's a shoe that SHOULD exist as a stock option. You put that together well!
Thank you sir!
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If the wife says walnut, it should be walnut, regardless of what this forum says.
Happy wife, happy feet.

Does not compute. Wife says I have enough shoes already, why would I need more? biggrin.gif
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Not to take anything away from AE, but there are soooo many options there for quality GYW brands. Why not stick with a maker you can size locally?
This is true. There are a few pairs I'm holding onto sole-ly (see what I did there) because my wife thinks they're cool.


Peppercorn 78 - I always like to try something new and AE is that thing that I guess is missing from my shoe warderobe. I usually buy spanish shoes because English shoes (no dissing by the way) I think are overpriced for their nature. Church's for example is an English AE bought by Prada a few years ago  = prices are really high but quality has gone down since the takeover. It's true for many of the companies, with complete respect to their tradition and history imo. You can read about Church's on my blog posts ;) 

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Andy - I've looked at the McGregor wingtipcs and also at the McAllister, it's probably gonna be between those two, but don't know which colour to get, definitely not going to be black though ;)

 

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The McGregor is considered less formal, due to the lacing style. These two shoes are built on the same last, but may fit slightly different due to the differences in lacing. You should try on both if possible and see which fits better.

I agree with mreams99.  I've tried on both and for the McGregor I need to size down by 1/2, while keeping width constant.  The McGregor is more versatile and can be dressed up or dressed down to denim.  The McAllister is probably a better choice if you see yourself wearing suits/dress pants more often.

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I talked to the manager from the Charleston outlet yesterday - I had actually met her for the first time last year at Freeport.  She said she was going to be moving over to the NJ outlet, which is opening in a few weeks.  Damn jealous of you guys - she's super nice, best SA easily.

Good to know, thanks. I'm assuming you don't recall her name?
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Does not compute. Wife says I have enough shoes already, why would I need more? biggrin.gif
In this rare special case wink.gif, you need new wife my friend.
Any divorce lawyer in this forum? Joking, my significant other thinks I have enough shoes, I still manage to sneak in a pair or two now and then. I frequently show her fashion blogs and wywt pictures, she sometimes says: "that looks nice, you don't have those ...." and mission accomplished.
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MTO lakeshore dr

watchidiot, I'm having trouble deciding whether or not I am more impressed by your MTO collection or the fact that your watch seems work so well with all of them!

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is this consistent with your experiences with the 5 last? 

 

The Mcgregor (5 last) seems a lot more roomier in the same size as the Strands (5 last). The former is a blucher and the latter is a balmoral. 

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Probably a conservative captoe bal, black or #8, for the power suits.

Oops! I forgot that I do also have a black shell Carlyle for that. So I guess I'm pretty well covered for all needs!
Thanks for the feedback!
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