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Just an FYI for all you AE appreciators, if you are a 10.5E on the 5 last, I suggest you take a look :)

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/323030/allen-edmonds-truffle-shell-cordovan-mcallister-10-5e

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Do you guys think double monks are going out of style? I live in NYC and wanted to get a pair, but it seems I may be behind the trend on that. Should I just get a more traditional pair of oxfords instead?

I don't think monk straps will go out of style — sure, it's become more main stream in the past two years, but they've existed for quite some time now.

Every type of shoe has it's time and place. With that said, if you don't have your basic shoes covered, I would start with those first.
post #12078 of 46944
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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

Just an FYI for all you AE appreciators, if you are a 10.5E on the 5 last, I suggest you take a look smile.gif

http://www.styleforum.net/t/323030/allen-edmonds-truffle-shell-cordovan-mcallister-10-5e

i'd buy those for 450 if they were my size nod[1].gif
post #12079 of 46944
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Originally Posted by Jayross View Post

Do you guys think double monks are going out of style? I live in NYC and wanted to get a pair, but it seems I may be behind the trend on that. Should I just get a more traditional pair of oxfords instead?

They are not going out of style.
post #12080 of 46944
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post


I don't think monk straps will go out of style — sure, it's become more main stream in the past two years, but they've existed for quite some time now.
Every type of shoe has it's time and place. With that said, if you don't have your basic shoes covered, I would start with those first.

I have a pair of AE strands in walnut. I'll probably get either the park or fith ave in a dark brown or bourbon, and then a pair of dub monks in a brown. Do you think that's a fairly balanced shoe collection? I'm mostly wearing them pretty casually, maybe with the ocasional grey suit.

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whops, double post.
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Originally Posted by Jayross View Post

I have a pair of AE strands in walnut. I'll probably get either the park or fith ave in a dark brown or bourbon, and then a pair of dub monks in a brown. Do you think that's a fairly balanced shoe collection? I'm mostly wearing them pretty casually, maybe with the ocasional grey suit.

If the AE strands in walnut is the only pair of shoe in your collection. I would heavily advise on getting a pair of black shoes. Double monks are fun, but you need to cover your basics for formal occasions as well.
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post


If the AE strands in walnut is the only pair of shoe in your collection. I would heavily advise on getting a pair of black shoes. Double monks are fun, but you need to cover your basics for formal occasions as well.

The thing is, I don't really have any formal occasions. I'm 19, just a university student. Black shoes just seem boring to me and not as versatile. and I'm not entirely sure they are necessary.

post #12084 of 46944
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The thing is, I don't really have any formal occasions. I'm 19, just a university student. Black shoes just seem boring to me and not as versatile. and I'm not entirely sure they are necessary.

 

Keep in mind that they'll come in handy for eventual job interviews, any senior formal type thing you might go to, and unfortunately any funeral you'll need to attend. And if you buy something nice like AEs and take care of them, they'll last you well through your 20s.

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

Keep in mind that they'll come in handy for eventual job interviews, any senior formal type thing you might go to, and unfortunately any funeral you'll need to attend. And if you buy something nice like AEs and take care of them, they'll last you well through your 20s.

+ the weddings you will start getting invited to soon.
post #12086 of 46944
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


i'd buy those for 450 if they were my size nod[1].gif


If you were willing to give me that kind of offer less than 10 minutes after I posted them, i would have taken no more than $400 :)

post #12087 of 46944

Wolverine 744s, made by AE, in Horween shell No. 449.

Thanks to MarioImpemba and Cold Iron for bringing them up in the thread and their discussion of them making the 744s another must have for me.

Purchased these as firsts from a vendor on eBay that recently re-stocked... PM me if you want the info.

 

The shell color on these is a beautiful deep brown that is not as plum-like in color as the AE brown shell.

I am an 8E 5 Last and 8.5D in Daltons and the 744s in 8.5D fit perfect. The toe box is pretty roomy, so no issues with width. The toe is also not as blobby IRL as I had heard others describe and, if it is, it is fine with me.

And, to confirm, these are EXTREMELY comfortable and I could see wearing them whenever I had lots of miles to cover.

 

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The 744 filled the gap in my boot collection for a tobacco brown, casual option.

Much like others have said, I think I have reached a critical mass point and will be hunting only for the next special edition shell or possibly a custom make-up, but no rush.

 

For comparison, I took a boot group shot.

Left to Right: Fifth Street (black shell), Dalton (chocolate brown calf), Fifth Street (burgundy shell), 744s (Horween 449 brown shell), Fifth Street (brown calf), Dalton (walnut shell), Dalton (walnut calf).

 

 

 

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post #12088 of 46944
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Originally Posted by horsey shoes View Post

Wolverine 744s, made by AE, in Horween shell No. 449.

Thanks to MarioImpemba and Cold Iron for bringing them up in the thread and their discussion of them making the 744s another must have for me.

Purchased these as firsts from a vendor on eBay that recently re-stocked... PM me if you want the info.

 

The shell color on these is a beautiful deep brown that is not as plum-like in color as the AE brown shell.

I am an 8E 5 Last and 8.5D in Daltons and the 744s in 8.5D fit perfect. The toe box is pretty roomy, so no issues with width. The toe is also not as blobby IRL as I had heard others describe and, if it is, it is fine with me.

And, to confirm, these are EXTREMELY comfortable and I could see wearing them whenever I had lots of miles to cover.

 

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The 744 filled the gap in my boot collection for a tobacco brown, casual option.

Much like others have said, I think I have reached a critical mass point and will be hunting only for the next special edition shell or possibly a custom make-up, but no rush.

 

For comparison, I took a boot group shot.

Left to Right: Fifth Street (black shell), Dalton (chocolate brown calf), Fifth Street (burgundy shell), 744s (Horween 449 brown shell), Fifth Street (brown calf), Dalton (walnut shell), Dalton (walnut calf).

 

 

 

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Nice collection of boots! Well done horsey boots shoes and very well cared for.

post #12089 of 46944
Loves the Walnut...although I am hearing the bourbon is the new love on this thread!

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Thanks for more pics of the 744's.

 

You guys are killing me, especially when these are available (in my size): http://www.ebay.com/itm/261125961386?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

Those shell 5th Streets look amazing - are those MTO from AE?

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