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post #10156 of 51071
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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post

Got my pair of Fifth Aves and Daltons- I didn't realize the cap on the 5th Ave is much smaller than the strands.  Still going to keep it, but the Strand is definitely my fave AE shoe.  

As an aside, any shots of the brown Hamptons in the wild?

I don't have pics of the Hamptons, but I saw them in person in a store and can say they look great. There is a subtle difference in textures due to smooth and pebbled leather being used. It's a terrific looking shoe; I actually prefer the solid color, even though the two-tone is more of a classic spectator.

Very tempted to get them, but the sale price is just mediocre.

Also - you're way behind the curve on the 5th Ave cap toe! It's discussed here often. biggrin.gif
post #10157 of 51071
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


I don't have pics of the Hamptons, but I saw them in person in a store and can say they look great. There is a subtle difference in textures due to smooth and pebbled leather being used. It's a terrific looking shoe; I actually prefer the solid color, even though the two-tone is more of a classic spectator.
Very tempted to get them, but the sale price is just mediocre.
Also - you're way behind the curve on the 5th Ave cap toe! It's discussed here often. biggrin.gif

 

Yeah I was in the process of exchanging for the Daltons when I turned around and saw the brown Hampton- gorgeous shoe.  I just wanted to see it in the wild and with different pants.  I think those will be my next pair.  I'm at the stage now where I'm going to have to explain to my wife why I have so many pairs of relatively similar shoes!

post #10158 of 51071
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

I'm not a double monk fan, either, but I have to admit those suede ones look nice!
On the suede monk topic, here are some Tricker's I just picked up. Hope it's not too off topic, but I think they make for an interesting comparison. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I prefer single monk more for a casual look and your Tricker's do look good for that, but my favorite that I have seen so far are the ones from DC Lewis and Kent Wang. Not sure if the ones you can buy from Kent are the same as the DC Lewis one, but I really like the styling of them.

http://www.kentwang.com/shoes/handgrade-monkstrap.html

Of course these are at a higher price point.
post #10159 of 51071
So I have Strands, Park Avenue, and Cliftons...just wondering what ya'll are wearing jacket wise with these shoes in the winter? I already have a peacoat and am in need of something else to rotate. Leather jacket? Car coat?
post #10160 of 51071
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

So I have Strands, Park Avenue, and Cliftons...just wondering what ya'll are wearing jacket wise with these shoes in the winter? I already have a peacoat and am in need of something else to rotate. Leather jacket? Car coat?

 

I think a longer single-breasted wool topcoat is a must have in the winter.  Something tailored-fitting like this one from J.Crew is a great choice.

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/outerwear/wool/PRDOVR~17934/17934.jsp

post #10161 of 51071
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

So I have Strands, Park Avenue, and Cliftons...just wondering what ya'll are wearing jacket wise with these shoes in the winter? I already have a peacoat and am in need of something else to rotate. Leather jacket? Car coat?
Definitely car coat/top coat. I find that pea coats are too casual to wear to work.
post #10162 of 51071
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post


What running shoes are you guys keeping? Just some Nike etc. sneakers?

I use Nike Free Run 3s.

post #10163 of 51071
AE has their socks on sale for $5-$8. Can anyone comment on their quality?

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_Accessories_1_40000000001_-1_1_image_0_N_198_198_126752_subcategory
post #10164 of 51071
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

I prefer single monk more for a casual look and your Tricker's do look good for that, but my favorite that I have seen so far are the ones from DC Lewis and Kent Wang. Not sure if the ones you can buy from Kent are the same as the DC Lewis one, but I really like the styling of them.
http://www.kentwang.com/shoes/handgrade-monkstrap.html
Of course these are at a higher price point.

Those are very nice. That side placement of the strap seems much more elegant and better suited for formal wear to my eye.
post #10165 of 51071
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Originally Posted by gandhi View Post

AE has their socks on sale for $5-$8. Can anyone comment on their quality?
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_Accessories_1_40000000001_-1_1_image_0_N_198_198_126752_subcategory

I have some of their cotton socks as well as a few pairs of their wool socks. The cotton socks are fine - no complaints, but I really enjoy their wool dress socks; your question / link prompted me to pick up some more. smile.gif
post #10166 of 51071
I had a funny surprise yesterday.

A package arrived from AE, and as much as I wanted it to be my burgundy shell Daltons I knew it couldn't be true; the box was too small for a pair of boots.

I opened the box and discovered a brand new pair of black shell Park Avenues. puzzled.gif

Upon looking at the packing slip, I discovered that it was an exchange for the defective pair I returned in May; the only issue is they already sent me a replacement pair in June. facepalm.gif

I called customer service and spoke with Melissa, who promptly sent a shipping label for their return...the PAs began their journey home to Wisconsin this morning.

I have no clue why someone at AE decided that I needed another pair of black shell PAs three months later, but the next person to order a pair in my size will likely be very pleased with the quick turnaround time.

I wore my black shell PAs today. They look great and are incredibly comfortable.
post #10167 of 51071
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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

For the Mora fans out there, Allen Edmonds has partnered with Ball and Buck to offer a special edition Mora in black calf, brown calf, and wheat suede - all with orange leather lining and orange welt stitching.  Release date sometime in October.  Pricey at $448/pair!

 

http://shop.ballandbuck.com/collections/vendors?q=Allen+Edmonds#.UGMzuo2PVK0

 

 

 

 

...just curious, besides the suede option, what would justify paying that price when you can get the Neumora for nearly $200 less during sales?

post #10168 of 51071
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Originally Posted by Storm33 View Post

I had a funny surprise yesterday.
A package arrived from AE, and as much as I wanted it to be my burgundy shell Daltons I knew it couldn't be true; the box was too small for a pair of boots.
I opened the box and discovered a brand new pair of black shell Park Avenues. puzzled.gif
Upon looking at the packing slip, I discovered that it was an exchange for the defective pair I returned in May; the only issue is they already sent me a replacement pair in June. facepalm.gif
I called customer service and spoke with Melissa, who promptly sent a shipping label for their return...the PAs began their journey home to Wisconsin this morning.
I have no clue why someone at AE decided that I needed another pair of black shell PAs three months later, but the next person to order a pair in my size will likely be very pleased with the quick turnaround time.
I wore my black shell PAs today. They look great and are incredibly comfortable.

 

You're an honest man Storm...a very honest man. Just this morning, the Dominick's cashier gave me a few extra bucks during a return, and I hurried off like the little guy from The Lord of the Ring.

post #10169 of 51071
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Originally Posted by Storm33 View Post

I had a funny surprise yesterday.
A package arrived from AE, and as much as I wanted it to be my burgundy shell Daltons I knew it couldn't be true; the box was too small for a pair of boots.
I opened the box and discovered a brand new pair of black shell Park Avenues. puzzled.gif
Upon looking at the packing slip, I discovered that it was an exchange for the defective pair I returned in May; the only issue is they already sent me a replacement pair in June. facepalm.gif
I called customer service and spoke with Melissa, who promptly sent a shipping label for their return...the PAs began their journey home to Wisconsin this morning.
I have no clue why someone at AE decided that I needed another pair of black shell PAs three months later, but the next person to order a pair in my size will likely be very pleased with the quick turnaround time.
I wore my black shell PAs today. They look great and are incredibly comfortable.

Kudos for the honesty. If only everybody would act with similar decency and civility the world would be a better place.
post #10170 of 51071
I just purchased the walnut Hale balmoral on clearance for $249. I've been debating about it for weeks and finally broke down after wearing my burgundy Cliftons (8 last as well) today. I'd still like to get a pair of black shoes during this sale as I currently don't own a single pair. I'm not a fan of the PA. I really wish there was a black Hale on clearance as well...
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