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post #11731 of 47283
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

No objection here.
And easily 9 out of 10 men couldn't tell you the difference between a bal and blucher to begin with.

Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Even among people who do know the difference, I think a small percentage have an issue with bluchers and a suit. And, I bet those who do wear bluchers and a suit wear balmorals if the occasion calls for them.

A story along these lines: I'm sure there are industries or companies today where a disproportionate number of men dress well and wear nice shoes. And, I like to believe that things were different decades ago. For example, when I was first starting to appreciate nice shoes, my dad told me that when he received his first big promotion and was consequently going to meet someone fairly high up at the company, his manager took him to Allen Edmonds. Apparently this person he was going to meet, and the company in general, were known for wearing Allen Edmonds. This could very well be an isolated data point, of course.
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Walnut Strands at work today...

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post #11733 of 47283
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Originally Posted by bartleby929 View Post

So I'm done with my Allen Edmonds: ended up with 1 (used) Black Park Ave, 1 Dark Brown Park Aves, 1 Walnut 5th Aves (gorgeous shoe)
I was actually going for the Walnut Cliftons but got confused and then did not really care. The only other thing I might consider are the Cliftons in burgundy but so concludes my AE shoe collection.
To be fair, a year ago (almost exactly), I had purchased my first pair of dress shoes: brown J.Crew Giffords. Worst purchase ever.
Thanks StyleForum for schooling me.

I would say that your journey might just be beginning. Looks like you need some shell and some boots.
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Bourbon Strands comparison pic:



Dark brown fifth ave on the left, walnut strand on the right.
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I like the last for the Bel Air and Evanston.  Too bad AE does not make shoes on this last anymore.

 

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

I like the last for the Bel Air and Evanston.  Too bad AE does not make shoes on this last anymore.

 

The Evanston looks like a Soho with brogueing.  Very nice.

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This must be park evenue in bourbon?

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbqhn1Wpl51r9rnkno1_1280.jpg

I like it icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Grytter View Post

This must be park evenue in bourbon?
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbqhn1Wpl51r9rnkno1_1280.jpg
I like it icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Hard to say what those are for sure, but they are not the newly released bourbon.  AE has had a color called bourbon in years past, but it was not the same shade that they released this past month.  Also the welting on the PA's in the picture looks like a natural colored welt.  The new bourbon PA's have a black welt and sole edge.  The ones in the picture are either a custom make up, or an older color that is no longer being produced.  They are good looking none the less!!!

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Originally Posted by mikeman View Post

Do you guys think that the Macneil fit true to the size measured on a brannock device?

I think it's a little narrower than Brannock. I have them in calf though, so a shell experience may be different.
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Hard to say what those are for sure, but they are not the newly released bourbon.  AE has had a color called bourbon in years past, but it was not the same shade that they released this past month.  Also the welting on the PA's in the picture looks like a natural colored welt.  The new bourbon PA's have a black welt and sole edge.  The ones in the picture are either a custom make up, or an older color that is no longer being produced.  They are good looking none the less!!!
Well that is à bit dissapointing...which color do you think is most similiar to the picture i linked?
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Originally Posted by Grytter View Post


Well that is à bit dissapointing...which color do you think is most similiar to the picture i linked?

 

That depends... are you specifically looking for the Park Avenue?  If so, then the closest color to what you see in the picture is probably the newly released bourbon. 

 

However, the shade of color almost resembles the Walnut Grain Leather Park Avenue.  There are varied opinions on that shoe in this forum.  I don't have a problem with them, but some feel like they are an awkward shoe without a clear place in a wardrobe.  The PA is typically reserved for more formal occasions by most people in this forum, so the lighter color plus the grain textured leather makes them much more casual.  Most people seem to go for a Fifth Avenue, Strand, McAllister, etc. if they need a more casual shoe than the PA.  Personally, I think it fits into the niche of someone looking for a good business casual shoe and isn't quite "comfortable" with the louder broguing on the other models.  

 

Sorry for the rant that you didn't quite ask for, but if you like the shoes in the picture, then you are sort of limited right now to either Walnut or Bourbon (the ones in the picture appear to fall in the middle).     

 

EDIT: See post below, that the one in the picture is the walnut grain park avenue.

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A general shoe question:

 

What to do about supination (sp?)?  It ruins all my good shoes after a few months.

 

Ideas?

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^^^Take that back!!!  Once I enlarged the picture, I saw the grain that I couldn't see before.  That IS the Walnut Grain Leather Park Avenue.  So if you like it, grab it while you can because it is on closeout!

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5885_1_40000000001_-1

post #11744 of 47283
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Originally Posted by Grytter View Post

This must be park evenue in bourbon?
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbqhn1Wpl51r9rnkno1_1280.jpg
I like it icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

What tumblr is that from? I'd like to know about the pants

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

^^^Take that back!!!  Once I enlarged the picture, I saw the grain that I couldn't see before.  That IS the Walnut Grain Leather Park Avenue.  So if you like it, grab it while you can because it is on closeout!

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5885_1_40000000001_-1

Didnt have my size :( But thank you!

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