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post #12616 of 53448
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Originally Posted by kpag View Post

My brother was in town from San Antonio for the holiday weekend and we were out driving around Dallas today. He's 25 and just passed the BAR exam and was hired on at a law firm 2 weeks ago. We started talking about the clothes he wears to work. he has his basics covered regarding suits; a couple Of perfectly serviceable Jos A Banks suits that he bought when he was an unpaid intern as a student and recently bought a couple nicer Brooks Brothers suits. He then mentioned that he's still wearing the same pair of dress shoes he had in high school for dances- ya know, ugly corrected grain leather, rubber soles... your basic JC Penny bs probably. I told him he was crazy and we were gonna go get him some AEs. As luck would have it, I checked the address on my phone and we were 2 miles from the Dallas AE store. Twenty minutes later he walked out with a pair of walnut Strands, matching belt, trees and polish. Now he'll look the part when going to court.
I also couldn't help myself and bought a pair of cognac Mctavish. Great day!icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
If he is indeed going to spend much time in court, he really should have a conservative shoe as well, likely in black or dark brown. Just my $0.02
J
post #12617 of 53448
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Contacted the Shoe Bank about the Randolph chili grain loafers for $99 which they originally told me were $179 yesterday. Well after a member here got them for $99 I emailed them and told them. They said it was a mistake and they were indeed on sale for $99. I called today and they honored the $99 price even though the sale ended yesterday. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
That means I have 5 pairs of Allen Edmonds and can officially say I have a rotation now:
1) Park Avenue black (cap toe balmoral)
2) Clifton burgundy (blucher)
Soon to arrive:
3) Del Ray brown (split toe blucher)
4) Mcallister bourbon (wingtip)
5) Randolph chili grain (loafer)
In the spring time I plan to add a Patriot loafer brown shell and then next winter probably a Cambridge shell burgundy. I will probably be happy with that collection and can live with that for the next few decades. Any further shoes added after that will probably just be gravy satisfied.gif.

Good deal, AE has fantastic customer service. I just have to Mae sure when mine arrive this week, the lady did indeed go back and charge me $99 instead of $179.
post #12618 of 53448
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Originally Posted by adsmith4 View Post

Good deal, AE has fantastic customer service. I just have to Mae sure when mine arrive this week, the lady did indeed go back and charge me $99 instead of $179.
I checkedy credit card transactions and noticed the same thing happened to me, one all and it was quickly corrected. It seems as though there was some confusion as to which models were considered discontinued and subject to the deep discount.
post #12619 of 53448
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Originally Posted by pudman43 View Post

If he is indeed going to spend much time in court, he really should have a conservative shoe as well, likely in black or dark brown. Just my $0.02
J

Dark brown and black are his next purchases, he really isn't expecting to spend much time in court these are really for the office.
post #12620 of 53448
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Originally Posted by kpag View Post

Dark brown and black are his next purchases, he really isn't expecting to spend much time in court these are really for the office.

Everyone has to start somewhere. He doesn't have to cover everything right away. Take it easy and slowly build.
post #12621 of 53448
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Everyone has to start somewhere. He doesn't have to cover everything right away. Take it easy and slowly build.

Absolutely! In fact he considered buying a second pair of shoes in bourbon but I told him to wear these a bit because In a month he might wish he had dark brown or black instead of bourbon or a cap toe instead of a wingtip, etc. he can't afford it all at once so I told him to be really picky for the first 3-4 pairs. Then once the basics are covered he can really have fun and add variety.
post #12622 of 53448
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Originally Posted by kpag View Post

Absolutely! In fact he considered buying a second pair of shoes in bourbon but I told him to wear these a bit because In a month he might wish he had dark brown or black instead of bourbon or a cap toe instead of a wingtip, etc. he can't afford it all at once so I told him to be really picky for the first 3-4 pairs. Then once the basics are covered he can really have fun and add variety.
Well said kpag
post #12623 of 53448
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post



Walnut Grain Macneil @ 2 years old (sorry for the lousy blackberry camera - getting my Iphone5 in about 2 weeks!)

These are sort of my foul weather shoes along with my Bayfields - I rarely wear these when it isn't raining.  They have held up remarkably well considering this.  
Hey Bucksfan, just going back to this October posting, did you Topy these, or leave them as (double) leather sole? Curious, as I bought mine this past July, so haven't yet had to wear them much in the rain...

J
post #12624 of 53448
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Contacted the Shoe Bank about the Randolph chili grain loafers for $99 which they originally told me were $179 yesterday. Well after a member here got them for $99 I emailed them and told them. They said it was a mistake and they were indeed on sale for $99. I called today and they honored the $99 price even though the sale ended yesterday. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
That means I have 5 pairs of Allen Edmonds and can officially say I have a rotation now:
1) Park Avenue black (cap toe balmoral)
2) Clifton burgundy (blucher)
Soon to arrive:
3) Del Ray brown (split toe blucher)
4) Mcallister bourbon (wingtip)
5) Randolph chili grain (loafer)
In the spring time I plan to add a Patriot loafer brown shell and then next winter probably a Cambridge shell burgundy. I will probably be happy with that collection and can live with that for the next few decades. Any further shoes added after that will probably just be gravy satisfied.gif.

 

Good plan - and good luck!  a 5 pair rotation will last a long time, the extra time to breathe will make a huge difference.  P.S. life is all about the gravy.   

 

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Originally Posted by kpag View Post


Absolutely! In fact he considered buying a second pair of shoes in bourbon but I told him to wear these a bit because In a month he might wish he had dark brown or black instead of bourbon or a cap toe instead of a wingtip, etc. he can't afford it all at once so I told him to be really picky for the first 3-4 pairs. Then once the basics are covered he can really have fun and add variety.

 

A good beginning, I'd also think about adding a burgundy or two.  As a new lawyer, he's probably going to be working long hours and never in the courtroom.  Good captoes and balmoral wingtips will serve him well.  A 3 pair rotation should be minimum.

 

 

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Originally Posted by pudman43 View Post

Hey Bucksfan, just going back to this October posting, did you Topy these, or leave them as (double) leather sole? Curious, as I bought mine this past July, so haven't yet had to wear them much in the rain...
J

 

No topy - I don't really go outside much for my normal commute, so they they have plenty of time to dry.  Plus, if I will be outside in lousy weather, I've been known to wear boots and/or tingleys.  In my experience, the double leather sole really does a good job by itself.  

post #12625 of 53448

How about some more collection photos?  Here's mine: (forgive the non-AEs).  I tried to get some good pics, but with the overcast day I had to use flash to get the color differences.  

 

 

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Left to Right:

Front Row: Walnut grain Macneil, black calf Grayson, black calf Park Ave, black shell Leeds, RL Marlow brown shell PTB, Burgundy shell Leeds, "black cherry" shell Sanford

2nd Row: RL Marlow brown shell tassel loafer, burgundy shell Randolph, burgundy shell Bradley, brown shell Strand, RL brown shell Marlow wingtip, burgundy shell Macneil, burgundy shell Cambridge

Top Row: Alden chukka in #8 shell, Alden captoe boot in #8 shell, AE Darlton in walnut shell, AE Bayfield  in brown chromexcel

 

 

No Flash (Click to show)

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Closeup of the right side of 1st row

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closeup of the left side of 1st row

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closeup of left side of row 2

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closeup of right side of row 2

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shell PTBs and Chukkas (black, dark brown, burgundy, Alden #8)

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Boots:

700

 

 

Brogues

700

 

 

Brown shells:

700

 

 

brown shell no flash (Click to show)

700

post #12626 of 53448

Spent a few hours on these today, dang close to a mirror shine.  Cliffords in Walnut:

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post #12627 of 53448
Does anyone know if the brown long branch is going on sale anytime soon?

Looking to buy it in a size 11D if anyone knows of a site.

Thanks
post #12628 of 53448
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

How about some more collection photos?  Here's mine: (forgive the non-AEs).  I tried to get some good pics, but with the overcast day I had to use flash to get the color differences.  

 

 

700

 

Left to Right:

Front Row: Walnut grain Macneil, black calf Grayson, black calf Park Ave, black shell Leeds, RL Marlow brown shell PTB, Burgundy shell Leeds, "black cherry" shell Sanford

2nd Row: RL Marlow brown shell tassel loafer, burgundy shell Randolph, burgundy shell Bradley, brown shell Strand, RL brown shell Marlow wingtip, burgundy shell Macneil, burgundy shell Cambridge

Top Row: Alden chukka in #8 shell, Alden captoe boot in #8 shell, AE Darlton in walnut shell, AE Bayfield  in brown chromexcel

 

 

No Flash (Click to show)

 

brown shell no flash (Click to show)

 

Beautiful collection!

I don't often see the black cherry shell, they look amazing.

post #12629 of 53448
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Originally Posted by Jhors2 View Post

Spent a few hours on these today, dang close to a mirror shine.  Cliffords in Walnut:

What kind of polish did you use?
post #12630 of 53448
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Originally Posted by plei89 View Post

What kind of polish did you use?
Saphir Neutral. Started with 2 coats renoventeur, 3 coats light cream then this is about 35-40 light light coats of wax, tons if elbow grease.
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