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All excellent choices.
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Originally Posted by Ketawa View Post

I was looking to pick up a pair of AE from Amazon with the sale going on and hoping for some quick advice. Looking at AE since I wear 14D and they seem to be the only place to find nice shoes in that size.

Right now, I almost never have a need to wear dress shoes. I'm in the military and don't need them for work. This would be my first pair of dress shoes to start a shoe collection to build up over the years. With that in mind, I was thinking about one of the following:

Park Avenue or Fifth Avenue in black for formal occasions. Leaning towards Park Avenue.
Fifth Avenue, Park Avenue, Strand, or Sanford in brown or walnut for more casual occasions. Currently leaning Fifth Avenue in brown.


Anyone have an opinion on one of these for a first pair of shoes?

Formal: either one
Casual: Strand or Sanford; definitely not Park Ave; probably not Fifth Ave
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Hey guys,

 

I wear a 10.5 D(M) PA and Strand, what size would you recommend for the McTavish?

 

I was thinking of ordering on amazon a 10.5 D(M) and a 10 D(M) just in case since they have the free return policy.

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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.  

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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)

Closeup of the right side of 1st row


closeup of the left side of 1st row



closeup of left side of row 2



closeup of right side of row 2



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


Boots:



Brogues



Brown shells:


brown shell no flash (Click to show)

Excellent collection, and they appear well maintained as others have pointed out. Depending on climate, perhaps another rubber soled shoe/boot? Or maybe a light brown loafer for summer/sockless wear?
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Thanks for the advice. Actually think I'm going to knock out two birds with one stone - black Park Avenue and brown Sanford. Maybe add walnut or bourbon Strands someday down the road.

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Guys what do you thinks the new Kings Point
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Originally Posted by Ketawa View Post

Thanks for the advice. Actually think I'm going to knock out two birds with one stone - black Park Avenue and brown Sanford. Maybe add walnut or bourbon Strands someday down the road.

 

Unfortunately they only make the Sanford in walnut and black.  The walnut is a beautiful shoe though!

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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Guys what do you thinks the new Kings Point

 

Personally, I think it's a mess, too much going on. That's just me though, I'd also like to read other thoughts on it.

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Guys what do you thinks the new Kings Point

 

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Originally Posted by 0ShinAkuma0 View Post

 

Personally, I think it's a mess, too much going on. That's just me though, I'd also like to read other thoughts on it.

 

I think they would have been more interesting if they didn't have the strap/buckle.  As they are, they definitely aren't for me. 

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Guys what do you thinks the new Kings Point

I am also in the camp of "nice boot without the strap".

Chris
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Guys what do you thinks the new Kings Point

I'm not a fan of the looks with or without the strap.  I wasn't a fan of the Cronmok, either, though. 

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Anyone have any experience with the Feisole's fit?  It's not made from a standard last. Anyone see them in person? Can't find any pics and it's hard for me to judge just based on AE's picture.  Can't decide.  Great price though, 50% off.  


Edited by halgrind - 11/26/12 at 6:45pm
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Guys what do you thinks the new Kings Point

It needs to be louder with more brogueing and maybe a shawl and tassels and lose the laces and make it like an Ashbury with a cinch strap.  More cowbell.   

 

I like it and might get a pair if the price is right--if I spot a returned /seconds pair at an outlet sometime down the road.  I do like the pebbled look and the color of the leather.  

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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Guys what do you thinks the new Kings Point

I have been looking at these for a few days now and still can't fall in love.

As others have said, I think there is just too much going on with the boot... kind of like it can't decide what it wants to be when it grows up.

I think ordering is open until 12/31 on this, so will give it more time to see if it becomes a match. But for now, probably a "pass" for me.

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How about polishing black Jeffersons?

Will Meltonian suffice?
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