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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

It depends on your profession, but the bolded statement holds for me.
I think a brogued black shoe can make sense, or at least more sense than something like an un-brogued light brown cap toe balmoral. I do not think I will own a black brogue any time soon, however.

I didn't find my self wearing my black Mcallisters much in the US, but I live in Paris now and black shoes are the norm even in casual dress. I got mine Topy'd and wear them two or three times a week, either with gray flannel pants, raw denim or slate colored chinos. Paris is a very formal city.

Most men here tend toward very sleek whole cuts so I really do feel like I'm wearing gunboats sometimes, but that's really not my style. Yet.
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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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I love those boots!  Unfortunately I am a size 15.  Does anyone think that AE will do a custom order for those?  What last are they on?

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I bought mine through the Shoe Bank: shoebank@allenedmonds.com. Cliftons are way better than the Fifth Avenue...go for it I say! They are a discontinued model though so that's why they are only available through the Shoe Bank and Nordstroms.
I have a pair of burgundy cliftons. Really like them, very underrated around here. I have black Park Avenues as well but I couldn't have gone wrong if I went with black cliftons as well instead.
While this is sound advice and I agree with all your points even if you wear a black balmoral casually (with odd trousers and shirt) no one besides the SF type of crowd will notice. In fact you will look better than 99% of the population. Anyone agree with me on this?

Thanks for the advice. The one advantage of the Fifth Avenue is that it's a lot easier to find online (including SF B&S and Ebay) since it's one of the AE mainstays. But I'll e-mail the shoe bank and see what they are charging. I have another (non-AE) pair of shoes in burgandy, and I think that it's a really versatile colour. Walnut is nice, but maybe a little too "loud" and/or casual for my personal stylistic tastes.

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Update on those black Vernons. There is a 20% off promo code right now...DRESSHOL...that brings the price from $335 to $268. Mine will be here Thursday with the AmazonPrime 2 day shipping icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Thanks for the advice. The one advantage of the Fifth Avenue is that it's a lot easier to find online (including SF B&S and Ebay) since it's one of the AE mainstays. But I'll e-mail the shoe bank and see what they are charging. I have another (non-AE) pair of shoes in burgandy, and I think that it's a really versatile colour. Walnut is nice, but maybe a little too "loud" and/or casual for my personal stylistic tastes.

Yep I got mine for $200 from the shoe bank. Wait for the next sale or so. Could even be at around $150.
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Guys quick question my new shell tongue is losing its finish on one spot due to the eyelet rubbing it is this common
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So I traded in those 5th Avenue for the Mccallister in Burgundy. They only come in D width so I went with the 10D. The eyelet tabs have a pretty major gap between them. The red line is where my toes are so I think the length is fine but should I size up to 10.5?

 

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I didn't know that the McA's were blutchers.

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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

I didn't know that the McA's were blutchers.

So I take it I should definitely size up to 10.5 to close the eyelet tabs?

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Originally Posted by khe86 View Post

So I traded in those 5th Avenue for the Mccallister in Burgundy. They only come in D width so I went with the 10D. The eyelet tabs have a pretty major gap between them. The red line is where my toes are so I think the length is fine but should I size up to 10.5?


While I do like the Mcallister I do wish that the horizontal broguing in front of the laces was smaller. The holes seem too big on the Mcallister. Want something more like this:




Maybe it's just me though?
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Originally Posted by khe86 View Post

So I traded in those 5th Avenue for the Mccallister in Burgundy. They only come in D width so I went with the 10D. The eyelet tabs have a pretty major gap between them. The red line is where my toes are so I think the length is fine but should I size up to 10.5?

 

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Are you sure they are only available in 10D?  I have shell McAllisters in 10.5E for sale... regardless, the length looks fine, however you want to make sure that the crease is where it should be during your step.  Don't worry about the amount of space you have in the toe, and personally if your toes are right there, I wouldn't suggest going up to a 10.5.  You'll end up creasing the shoe along the brogueing at the bottom of the eyelits, which you don't want.

 

How does the shoe feel?  I would say go for a 10E if they made it.  The website says they carry them, so unless you got them from Shoebank or wherever you should not have a problem getting them in a 10E.

 

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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

I didn't know that the McA's were blutchers.

 

They aren't, those are balmorals.  These are bluchers.

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF232_1_40000000001_-1

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got my replacement cronmoks in tan today, interestingly they came with white color shoe bags rather than red.

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Allen Edmonds has the Mccallister in all the widths, from A to EEE. I have been buying most of my shoes from Brooks Brothers through a friend, who's getting 50% off, cutting these shoes down to ~$200 after tax. At BB, they have the Park, Fifth, and Strand in all sizes and widths. The Mccallisters, however, only come in D width. I might have to revert back and pick up the Park in Brown. Returning this is an option but I don't want to bother this friend with returns on just a single item.

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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post


Yep I got mine for $200 from the shoe bank. Wait for the next sale or so. Could even be at around $150.

Drat... they only have the Clifton in black and walnut in my size.

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

They are both on the same last, so the "sleekness" isn't really different between them.  However, the stitching on the LaSalle is more casual than the Delray, so it is safe to say that the Delray is the dressier of the two.  Bear in mind that they have different insoles as well (if that matters to you).  The Delray has the traditional natural leather insole, while the LaSalle has a leather covered foam insole.   
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