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Originally Posted by etran27 View Post

What does it mean if some soles have black.. leather? http://www.ebay.com/itm/140809554549?ssPageName=STRK:MEBOFFX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1427.l2649 Did they come like that from the beginning? or are they there because it was re-constructed?

 

That is a topy. It is a piece of rubber covering the leather sole. There are different opinions regarding this. I think it is very practical as the rain/water will not hurt your leather soles with the topy on. Depending on your cobbler it can cost 20+ dollars.

 

It doesn't necessarily mean they were reconstructed. 

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

 

 


 

 

 

Thanks guys.  And as was pointed out, you can return seconds as well I believe.

 

Building on this question, I will pose another one actually.  I'm looking for a black calf shoe to pair with a tux for my wedding (I've already decided against patent leather) and am basically considering the black calf AE Vernon (it's basically marketed as a black tie shoe that can be used anywhere else you might use a black cap toe bal) and a Meermin black calf wholecut.  I really like the look of black wholecuts but if you guys don't think they'd be appropriate to wear anywhere else I might stay away.

 

For comparison's sake:

 

AE Vernon (~$250 firsts)

 

 

 

 

Meermin Wholecuts (~$200)

 

 

 

Thoughts?

 

It depends on what you prefer as both are fine.  Personally, I like the Meermin as it looks a little more refined.

 

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I have the AE Vernon's.  I love them and think that this is a very underrated AE Shoe, stylish and elegant and I far perfer this to the traditional Park Avenue that most purchase.

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Originally Posted by dnof View Post

I have the AE Vernon's.  I love them and think that this is a very underrated AE Shoe, stylish and elegant and I far perfer this to the traditional Park Avenue that most purchase.


Agreed. I'm really liking these.

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Building on this question, I will pose another one actually.  I'm looking for a black calf shoe to pair with a tux for my wedding (I've already decided against patent leather) and am basically considering the black calf AE Vernon (it's basically marketed as a black tie shoe that can be used anywhere else you might use a black cap toe bal) and a Meermin black calf wholecut.  
AE Vernon (~$250 firsts)


Meermin Wholecuts (~$200)

If it were me, I'd pounce on those Meermin wholecuts and spend what you saved on some silk laces to really do it up right. As far as I'm concerned there are two things that have no place in formalwear: broguing and open lacing. This, by the way, is where I shake my fist enthusiastically at AE for doing away with the Copley and Ritz while keeping the Mayfair as their only patent offering.

I really like the Vernon, but wouldn't wear it with a tuxedo.

(disclaimer: I've owned a tux since I was 16 and early on made really poor style choices with it, what with it being the 1990s and all, so I'm driven now to make up for it by being as correct as possible.)
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Originally Posted by dnof View Post

I have the AE Vernon's.  I love them and think that this is a very underrated AE Shoe, stylish and elegant and I far perfer this to the traditional Park Avenue that most purchase.

 

I love my saddle brown Vernon's.  Very versatile shoe.

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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

 

I love my saddle brown Vernon's.  Very versatile shoe.


Would love some in the wild pics of both the saddle brown and black vernons! I'm thinking about the black to replace my park aves, but the saddle browns look great also from the pics I've seen

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Allen Edmonds Tampa

 

pardon the socks, I know they aren't up to Styleforums standards lol

 

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McTavish in black today:

 

 

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

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Thanks guys.  And as was pointed out, you can return seconds as well I believe.

Building on this question, I will pose another one actually.  I'm looking for a black calf shoe to pair with a tux for my wedding (I've already decided against patent leather) and am basically considering the black calf AE Vernon (it's basically marketed as a black tie shoe that can be used anywhere else you might use a black cap toe bal) and a Meermin black calf wholecut.  I really like the look of black wholecuts but if you guys don't think they'd be appropriate to wear anywhere else I might stay away.

For comparison's sake:

AE Vernon (~$250 firsts)



Meermin Wholecuts (~$200)
Thoughts?

I prefer the styling on the Meermins more.
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

Picked up a pair of walnut strands and Wolverine 1000 mile 744 LTDs (shell cordovan, boots made by AE) in the past couple weeks.  I'm in love.
Saw those on one of my eBay hits going for around $800. Look nice and I didn't know that AE made them.
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

I was in a similar situation, and ended up with these: http://www.kentwang.com/shoes/benchgrade-plaintoe-balmoral.html

Really like these too.
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

 

That is a topy. It is a piece of rubber covering the leather sole. There are different opinions regarding this. I think it is very practical as the rain/water will not hurt your leather soles with the topy on. Depending on your cobbler it can cost 20+ dollars.

 

It doesn't necessarily mean they were reconstructed. 

thanks!

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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

I was wondering if anybody could share some chocolate Daltons in the wild?

I don't know if this qualifies as 'in the wild', but here they are at work:



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I love them! Thank you

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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

I love them! Thank you

I'm getting and 8.5D pair in soon... Will be available for purchase as well
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

 

Congrats! Those Wolverines look gorgeous. Are the 744s the brown or the color 8? They are both amazing

Thank you sir. 

 

The wolverines came in Horween Cordovan color 449, so they're a nice medium-dark brown.

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