I'm with you on this one! The Strands will be my last pair of AEs for now...
Anyone know if the Thanksgiving sale is only for the Shoebank?
I'd spend a bit more time contemplating the McTavish in tan if I were you, it's my favorite shoe. I have the Neumok in Green and it just isn't the shoe the McTavish is. If I could own only two shoes they'd be the McTavish tan and the walnut Strand.
Yeah, I thought the same thing. After I get the Strand (Walnut), I'm done for a good while, gotta give my wallet a break. I already have the Strawfut in Brown and Linen and the Neumok in Navy.
Yes, thank you for the reply! I just went to my local AE store and they assured me as well that the all the welts have a minimal gap or where you can see where they were melded together. I just wanted some peace of mind is all. I'm new to AE shoes and nice shoes in general, so please forgive me on that.
So I'm keeping the Nordstrom pair. :)
I do feel justified however in returning the one from Zappos because of all those seams that were coming undone and the one from Ebay because of the abnormally large gap, which you said, is truly out of whack.
On a side note, for anyone interested in the Neumok and would like to see it with the tan laces instead of the red laces, here's a picture. I really thought I'd like the red laces more, but these tan ones are growing on me:
They certainly go with grey and I personally think they go with brown but it's a little iffy, depends on the shad of brown I guess, I think they go better with a lighter shade of brown. I tried them on with a couple of different pants, hope it helps.
Light Brown trousers, wool:
Dark brown trousers, wool:
If you were limited to a small-ish shoe collection, then I'd say they don't differ enough to warrant both. The McTavish is slightly more bulky while the McAllister is sleeker. The McTavish is also more casual and maybe a bit more versatile, while the McAllister is slightly more formal but could still be used for some casual occasions. That's just my opinion though, someone else might want to chime in.