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Sounds like it worked well, but watch the road salt. I use tingleys if necessary.

 

+1.  I wear LL Bean Boots and carry my shoes when the snow and salt is really bad.

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In my experience, AE's brown burnished colour looks a lot darker in person than it does on their website. I was once in a store looking at (what I believed to be) two pairs of black Delrays on a shelf, until the SA pointed out that one of them was actually brown. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as the dark brown can be a versatile (and slightly more casual) alternative to black. But it's something you may want to keep in mind depending on what you are looking for. A brown burnished 5th Avenue would look a lot closer to a black PA than a Walnut Strand, IMO. Personally, I like the 5th Ave but prefer it in a blucher style, so I'm going for a pair of Cliftons in burgundy.

I'm a fan of the Delrays. I have a pair in Chili Burnished, but I also really like the look of the black and brown versions.

I hve the dark brown Fifth Avenues, and I can't see anyone mistaking them for black.

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thanks for the advice. i already have black PA and walnut strands. I love the strands, but my PA's get no love. its just such a formal shoe I have not needed them yet.

 

I was looking for a a shoe to compliment my strands but fill in the gap for merlot or brown. I had my eyes on the merlot mcallister and the brown fifth ave. what would you recommend?

I would probably vote for the merlot McAllister. 

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Black McAllisters will go fine with the 2 suits you mention. Are there other more versatile options/colors? Sure.
But ....
I have 2 black wingtip balmorals: (1) Alden for Brooks Brothers in shell cordovan; (2) John Lobb Cavendish in calf. If you like them, get them - and don't be swayed by the myriad of black shoe haters on SF. biggrin.gif

 

Also very true.  Take opinions for what they are when subjective things are being discussed. 

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Actually those are the laces that came with my shoes. cool.gif

 

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I was in the Orlando store and the pair I saw did not look like the Aberdeen so I ended up ordering a pair. I did not like way the Aberdeen looked so mine will be going back if they are different from the pair they showed me in the store. I even commented to the salesman how different the grey was between those two, the Pierpont, and the Parkway.

 

Interesting.  I hope it works out well for you!

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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


That is an acceptable amount of gap to me. I think after the shoes are well worn it will definitely come closer.
If it were me I would not send it back because of the stitching.

 

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Thanks! Anyone else care to weigh in to seal the deal? LOL Honestly, if I had carpet in the house, i'd still be wearing them. I know hardwood floors won't really scuff them up, but I don't want to take the chance until i'm 100%. I also think i'm going to give them to my wife to give back to me for christmas! I'm not going to wear them during the winter (i have a gravel driveway that would destroy them in the salt and slush in the winter) ANYWAY, so it'll be the highlight of Christmas!
-James

 

I fully agree here too.  The gap looks great and will likely adjust a bit as the leather forms to your feet and the footbed sinks in a little.  The stitching issue is actually not that uncommon.  I have a pair that is the same way.  I noticed it a lot at first, but now I could care less.  Enjoy them, they look great!

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I have a pair of the Parkways in the granite "gray" color which I gave a light polish of navy and I love them

 

I do think it is worth clarifying that the granite grey is much nicer looking than the rough grey leather of the Long Branch, McTavish, Aberdeen, Pierpont, etc.  The granite grey is just a different color of calf with some dark highlights.  Even though they aren't for me (not a place for the color in my wardrobe), they still look nice.  It is only the rough grey leather that I feel like was a "miss."  Again, no offense to anyone that has bought them and likes them, they just aren't my cup of tea.

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My brother wears his Strands to work and gets compliments on them all the time. He needs a couple more pairs of casual shoes, so I was thinking the McTavish and McAllisters, unless you guys have any other recommendations.

Also, it looks like I just missed Amazon's and the Shoebanks' deals, am I right? I guess maybe Boxing Day might be the best time to get a few? I used to keep track of this thread but there are so many posts; I guess I'll have to resume keeping track of it from now on.
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Shell Bradleys today:

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These are great.
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

My brother wears his Strands to work and gets compliments on them all the time. He needs a couple more pairs of casual shoes, so I was thinking the McTavish and McAllisters, unless you guys have any other recommendations.
Also, it looks like I just missed Amazon's and the Shoebanks' deals, am I right? I guess maybe Boxing Day might be the best time to get a few? I used to keep track of this thread but there are so many posts; I guess I'll have to resume keeping track of it from now on.

 

I guess it depends on how you define "casual," but I think the merlot McAllister is quite a bit more on the formal side. They would certainly go well with suits. The McTavish is definitely a casual shoe. I would probably recommend the chili Delrays.

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Today is the inaugural run of my new Daltons 700

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Shell Bradleys today:





Very nice Bradleys!!

I have them in burgundy shell and black shell. They are versatile. Can be dressed up - or even way down.
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Today is the inaugural run of my new Daltons 700

 

Looking good!  Nice color.  I think they'll look even better once you get some wear on them.  Enjoy.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

I hve the dark brown Fifth Avenues, and I can't see anyone mistaking them for black.
I polish my Dk Brown Strands with Kiwi Dk Brown and its made them even darker, but still nowhere near black

J
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Shell Bradleys today:





I tried these on in calf and I REALLY liked the fit of that list. It fit like a glove. I don't know what kind of feet I have if that last really fits me well. Anyone know? And what other lasts would likely fit me really well as well then?
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