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New Burgundy Shell MacNeils home from the store.

Nice! Those are some snazzy gunboats.
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Closest AE store is a 45 minute train ride away and, according to the website, none of the Nordstroms nearby carry that size/width combo. grrrrrr

 

well as long as there is a return policy on those shoes, i would say go for it.  if not, then you can take the risk of them being a little off, in which you "could" fix any adjustments with how thick/thin your socks are.  You have options at least...  its nice to have a perfect fitting shoe, some something off by a tad can be negligible.

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As a follow-up on our discussion of how the perfect AE balmoral captoe would be on the 8 last and resemble the Clifton's toe box, I present these vintage Cliftons.  I'm lukewarm on the adelaide design in black, but this picture shows everything that's wrong with the Park Avenue's toe. 

AE, it's time to bring these (or another 8 last balmoral captoe) back as a timeless classic. Let's get on it.



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This was called the Clifton in a previous life? Anyway, this is EXACTLY the shoe they should be making! There should also be a plain captoe.

Is someone from AE reading this thread?
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 There should also be a plain captoe.
Is someone from AE reading this thread?

 

Like the 5th/Park Ave?  They are both plain black bal caps, the 5ths have a perforated cap where the Park is plain.

 

Also, this respectivaly identical to the strand without the brogueing on the cap.  While I don't like the strand in black, I can't see them making two different shoes that have no difference except the toe.

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Like the 5th/Park Ave?  They are both plain black bal caps, the 5ths have a perforated cap where the Park is plain.

Also, this respectivaly identical to the strand without the brogueing on the cap.  While I don't like the strand in black, I can't see them making two different shoes that have no difference except the toe.

Like the PA. Just so there is a more formal version.

You're probably right, in that AE considers the PA/5th, on the 5 last, to be this shoe. I just happen to like the 8 last.

But more importantly, the proportion of the toe cap shown on this shoe is much better than on the current PA.
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Like the PA. Just so there is a more formal version.
You're probably right, in that AE considers the PA/5th, on the 5 last, to be this shoe. I just happen to like the 8 last.
But more importantly, the proportion of the toe cap shown on this shoe is much better than on the current PA.

 

IMO all of the perforations make it less formal... the PA is the only shoe I would consider "passable" as formal (enough for a tux.)  And also, I agree with the cap on the 5th, its way too far pushed forward, but I think the cap on the PA is fine.  Certainly not as bad/offset as the 5th.

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If this was a 9.5D I would have already bought them...

 

Evanston in 12E, 8 last if i'm not mistaken.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ex-Mens-12-E-USA-Made-ALLEN-EDMONDS-EVANSTON-CAP-TOE-DRESS-SHOES-12E-wide-/380453646177?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item5894cdef61

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I need to put something in their suggestion box, because the "boot" style I would love to get my hands on cost $1500.  They need to make a balmoral boot, preferably cap to with full broqueing, in cordovan #8... i would settle for walnut calf as well.  There is a pair of G&G's that i have been drooling over (see here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ1k8mJt3iI) however I can't find anything close to those.  Alden's are mostly blucher style, and i'm not crazy about the Daltons.  Looking forward to seeing what they come out with.

I missed this earlier, but I believe AE makes a balmoral boot.....the Fifth Street.  It's a cap toe with brogueing on the cap, and it comes in black or brown burnished calf.  I would imagine you could check into custom ordering it with the leather you want (maybe).

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If this was a 9.5D I would have already bought them...

 

Evanston in 12E, 8 last if i'm not mistaken.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ex-Mens-12-E-USA-Made-ALLEN-EDMONDS-EVANSTON-CAP-TOE-DRESS-SHOES-12E-wide-/380453646177?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item5894cdef61

 

No, the Soho and the Evanston were on the 1 last.  I liked them enough to call the Shoebank to see if there was any old inventory floating around.

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New Burgundy Shell MacNeils home from the store.

 

 

 

700

 

 

Out and about today.

700

 

Very Nice, congrats!  I'm wearing the same today.  One of my favorites.  

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I tried the Neumora on in Boston on Saturday.  Surprisingly, they run even longer than the 5 last.  A 9.5D for my Strands and Neumoks fit like a glove, the Neumora 9.5D fairly long and wide, 9D was much better and fit almost identical to my 9.5D Strands.

Just incase anyone is wondering how they fit...

Also, the manager suggested the Chili edge and sole dressing for my walnut strands... i thought neutral was the way to go, but I will try it tonight and see how it looks...

Chili dressing is a must. nod[1].gif I use it for almost all of my AE walnut, AE chili, Alden whiskey shell, Alden ravello shell, and Alden cigar shell shoes/boots. Years ago I tried to buy the neutral from an AE retail store. The SA - indeed, the manager - told me to get the chili, and that the neutral is essentially worthless (note: I'm not saying it is worthless, just passing along what the manager told me). The chili dressing is very versatile.

Just make sure you wipe it down before it dries so that you don't get the red build-up (unless that is what you are going for).
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Originally Posted by evolved 

 

I missed this earlier, but I believe AE makes a balmoral boot.....the Fifth Street.  It's a cap toe with brogueing on the cap, and it comes in black or brown burnished calf.  I would imagine you could check into custom ordering it with the leather you want (maybe).

 

Ya... would prefer something with a little more "pop"... not to mention, the cap on the fifth street is equally as hated as the cap on the fifth ave.  Imagine a strand boot in color 8? 

 

The G&G's were perfect... cap toe with a medalion, then the vamp portion made the second half of the shoe from the laces back look like a full long wing.  Gorgeous...

 

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No, the Soho and the Evanston were on the 1 last.  I liked them enough to call the Shoebank to see if there was any old inventory floating around.

 

Thanks for the correction, I think AE told me a month ago they were on the 8 last

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Ya... would prefer something with a little more "pop"... not to mention, the cap on the fifth street is equally as hated as the cap on the fifth ave.  Imagine a strand boot in color 8? 

 

The G&G's were perfect... cap toe with a medalion, then the vamp portion made the second half of the shoe from the laces back look like a full long wing.  Gorgeous...

 

 

Thanks for the correction, I think AE told me a month ago they were on the 8 last

A Strand boot would be amazing.  I love the look of the Dalton, but I think a Strand boot would fly off the shelves as a dressier option. 

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No, the Soho and the Evanston were on the 1 last.  I liked them enough to call the Shoebank to see if there was any old inventory floating around.

 

 

Just caught my typo.  That should say 0 last.

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The one I saw earlier this year was called the Long Branch and it was a low boot. Check out this link to Amazon - the Long Branch is in the URL, but nothing on the page yet. I'm guessing August 1 for the release date.
http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Allen-Edmonds-Long-Branch/dp/images/B008L36R28
Chris


Can't wait!

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