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post #14461 of 49907
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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post

I find myself strangely intrigued by the Daltons in grey, especially at $197. Thoughts from the collective? For those with the grey AEs, how versatile do you find them?

 

This is with zero filter.  They are $197 because they are dead ugly.

 

Honestly, I am all for wearing something different/unique, but I simply cannot fathom the need to ever have a pair of grey leather shoes.  I am fairly certain it is probably the least flattering color for leather in general.  It shows nothing, there is no beauty in it, no richness.  It flat lines the fact that it is nice leather.

 

I guess with the right outfit, they can look ok... raw denim look... but personally, that look would go 10000x better with walnut anyways.  Just my $0.02.  If you can make them work and you are happy with them, then enjoy the price break, thats almost 50% off...

post #14462 of 49907
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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

I absolutely love the bourbon, gorgeous color, however I do wish they did a natural (slightly darker than natural) welt on it.

 

Incidentally, what color edge dressing do they use? I have the Bourbon Strand, but am unsure if if the welts are Brown or Black.

post #14463 of 49907
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Originally Posted by kentyman 

 

 

Incidentally, what color edge dressing do they use? I have the Bourbon Strand, but am unsure if if the welts are Brown or Black.

 

From the looks of it, mine look pretty black to me.  I will go home and see what they look like compared to a black welt.  I might give them a really good acetone cleanse then hit it with chili just to see what happens

post #14464 of 49907
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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

This is with zero filter.  They are $197 because they are dead ugly.

Honestly, I am all for wearing something different/unique, but I simply cannot fathom the need to ever have a pair of grey leather shoes.  I am fairly certain it is probably the least flattering color for leather in general.  It shows nothing, there is no beauty in it, no richness.  It flat lines the fact that it is nice leather.

I guess with the right outfit, they can look ok... raw denim look... but personally, that look would go 10000x better with walnut anyways.  Just my $0.02.  If you can make them work and you are happy with them, then enjoy the price break, thats almost 50% off...

I agree with this. At one point it seemed like all the grey shoes in every model were on clearance; not sure if that is still the case. I have a hard time seeing how to wear grey leather with anything other than old jeans.
post #14465 of 49907
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

 

Meh, this make up is more SWD.  But I still want a Strand in casual leather.  Kind of annoying that they would do this and not the other rough leathers.  After seeing some of the WebGems, I think my request is perfectly reasonable.

 

Expect to see the Strandmok come out as a WebGem if it's real.

 

Is there any reason that the Elgin doesn't fit the bill for what you want?  It is the Strand in rough leather (unless you don't like the double leather sole).  I think you can still get it through Brooks Brothers. 

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Allen-Edmonds-for-Brooks-Brothers-Burnished-Perforated-Captoes/MH00129,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00129_Color=LTBR&contentpos=237&cgid=0522

post #14466 of 49907
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Is there any reason that the Elgin doesn't fit the bill for what you want?  It is the Strand in rough leather (unless you don't like the double leather sole).  I think you can still get it through Brooks Brothers. 

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Allen-Edmonds-for-Brooks-Brothers-Burnished-Perforated-Captoes/MH00129,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00129_Color=LTBR&contentpos=237&cgid=0522

 

Though I just noticed that they must be discontinuing it as well, since there are only a couple of sizes left.  I really hated to see that shoe go... Loved it but never got around to buying it. 

post #14467 of 49907
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Originally Posted by InHocSignio View Post

So I was browsing through my usual eBay searches and came across this listing: 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BNWB-Allen-Edmonds-Strandmok-Nubuck-Oxford-Wingtip-Lace-Up-Brogue-Strand-Dalton-/221175431691?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item337f15420b





The Allen Edmonds Strandmok? Is this listing real? Has anyone else heard anything about this future collection?

I saw a sneak peek at the Spring 2013 offerings and the Strandmok was in there - as well as a Chukkamok.

Chris
post #14468 of 49907

@MoneyWellSpent

 

There's only two problems.  One, I wanted something other than brown or black.  Olive or even suede would be nice.  Two, I take a narrow width.  I haven't found a "D" width in AE that fits me.

post #14469 of 49907

In other words something like this but maybe not on a Vibram sole.

 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Allen-Edmonds-Strand-Strandmok-Olive-Leather-Oxford-Mens-Shoes-9-D-/271127704577?nma=true&si=p1jN7cuCUxr5k4CU7GN7Pls9MnI%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

 

Ah, I was just going over some old e-mails.  My SA did tell me they had a shoe like this in the sampling stage.  But they hadn't decided whether it would go into production.

post #14470 of 49907
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

@MoneyWellSpent

 

There's only two problems.  One, I wanted something other than brown or black.  Olive or even suede would be nice.  Two, I take a narrow width.  I haven't found a "D" width in AE that fits me.

 

Gotcha.

post #14471 of 49907
I am selling a pair of brand new, flawless, unworn 7.5E Bourbon Calf AE Strands. These fit like a 8/8.5 in other shoes from what I've experienced. I am just looking to get the cost back which I paid for them since they unfortunately don't fit my foot. I measured wrong. Message me if anyone is interested - I can have them in the mail the day after I receive payment (no need to wait 1.5 - 2 months if you order through other sources).

Thanks!
post #14472 of 49907

I think the mods already suspended one member for posting shoes for sale in this thread.  You should really post in B&S. 

post #14473 of 49907
^Did not know that as I've never sold anything on here. Will move to B&S.

Thanks.
post #14474 of 49907

Sure, the mods have not been in a forgiving mood lately  .  .  .

post #14475 of 49907
Look at what the FedEx guy just dropped off at my door...





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