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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

How many variations of Wing Tips does one need?

 

A man can never have enough boots, wingtips, or brown shoes IMO. However for the first time I don't see a single thing in the newly released shoes that I need to have. I hear you.

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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

So a flat single or double leather natural sole was requested, and they're saying they can only do the untreated storm welt found on the Natural Wax Infused Leather and Brown Distressed Leather McTavish? That doesn't make any sense.

 

I think the group originally asked for a natural split reverse welt sole which we were told was not available. My thought was the same as yours so I asked what natural soles were available smile.gif

 

The Leeds are my workhorse shoes and I can't imagine going without them. The black calf Leeds was my first AE shoe and the #8 shell Leeds was my first shell. I purchased both long before I discovered SF and bar lacing so the grooves from the laces are cut way too deep into both that it is too late to change them now. Likely will do bar on my custom brown shell Leeds when I get them however.

 

 

My only regret is that the black ones are calf instead of shell. But I blame Mario and Adam for that because of the great pictures they posted of their black shell Leeds. Seriously though you can see the micro creases in the calf that develop over time which bucksfan talks about, and that shell does not develop.

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

A man can never have enough boots, wingtips, or brown shoes IMO. However for the first time I don't see a single thing in the newly released shoes that I need to have. I hear you.

I think the group originally asked for a natural split reverse welt sole which we were told was not available. My thought was the same as yours so I asked what natural soles were available smile.gif


The Leeds are my workhorse shoes and I can't imagine going without them. The black calf Leeds was my first AE shoe and the #8 shell Leeds was my first shell. I purchased both long before I discovered SF and bar lacing so the grooves from the laces are cut way too deep into both that it is too late to change them now. Likely will do bar on my custom brown shell Leeds when I get them however.




My only regret is that the black ones are calf instead of shell. But I blame Mario and Adam for that because of the great pictures they posted of their black shell Leeds. Seriously though you can see the micro creases in the calf that develop over time which bucksfan talks about, and that shell does not develop.

Yep -happens regardless of shoe and regardless of maker. It's just the nature of calfskin ....
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I agree Allen Edmonds has been all over the place in terms of new product.  What is their target demographic?  So many shoes/boots ruined by white coloured sole.  

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

A man can never have enough boots, wingtips, or brown shoes IMO. However for the first time I don't see a single thing in the newly released shoes that I need to have. I hear you.

I think the group originally asked for a natural split reverse welt sole which we were told was not available. My thought was the same as yours so I asked what natural soles were available smile.gif


The Leeds are my workhorse shoes and I can't imagine going without them. The black calf Leeds was my first AE shoe and the #8 shell Leeds was my first shell. I purchased both long before I discovered SF and bar lacing so the grooves from the laces are cut way too deep into both that it is too late to change them now. Likely will do bar on my custom brown shell Leeds when I get them however.




My only regret is that the black ones are calf instead of shell. But I blame Mario and Adam for that because of the great pictures they posted of their black shell Leeds. Seriously though you can see the micro creases in the calf that develop over time which bucksfan talks about, and that shell does not develop.

Nice shoes. Leeds are wonderfully versatile too. I have the Leeds in black shell, burgundy shell, and dark brown shell. While it might be a safe option, it is always a good option. nod[1].gif
post #14900 of 46882
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

I agree that a suede McAllister or Strand -- similar to the C&J Westfield in tobacco suede -- would be a good idea.

I would buy this in a second. I was fortunate enough to snag some snuff Players, but these seem to be discontinued now, and I still want a balmoral with a suit. The suede Nuemok doesn't cut it for suits.
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Originally Posted by reidrothchild View Post


Really? I assumed there would be a an upcharge for a sole change. If they can do the Strandmok in a different sole, then disregard my previous post. Hooray Strandmok!


Call your AE store (if you have one).  Not the factory.

post #14902 of 46882
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Originally Posted by adsmith4 View Post

Just snagged a pair of Amok's I'm the snuff color for $79. Pumped, my tan Amok's are my favorite pair so I couldn't pass up another pair for that price. For all you guys that wear a 9D, my local outlet has a TON of sales samples for $79. Some of the highlights that I can remember were Brown burnished Jermyn's and Neumora. Chili grain Randolph's and Park Avenues. If anyone is interested, let me know and I will give you the SA's name and number to the store.

 

Thank you for the info, placed order for Neumora for $79.  The associate said they were Bourbon color, which is fine by me, but we will see when they arrive.

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Originally Posted by cbtaylor View Post

 

Thank you for the info, placed order for Neumora for $79.  The associate said they were Bourbon color, which is fine by me, but we will see when they arrive.

 

No problem man.  I tried them on but they were too big, they look pretty good.  The Amok's fit a little smaller to me so I was able to make do with them in the 9.

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Originally Posted by tesuquegolfer View Post

I customized a pair of the football mentioned above and they look great. I am really tempted at that price, however I would catch crap from my wife regardless of the price. She shops and Target and can't appreciate that I believe in buying high quality goods. What to do??? What's a few more days in the dog house?

Think you need a new wife, man.

+1

Better divorce her now before it's too late.
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Originally Posted by reidrothchild View Post

AE needs some new designers. I've been waiting for a suede Strand, but they go and add that awful white sole to it. Over the last year or so, they've just been adding way too many unnecessary quirks to their new offerings. AE needs to stop trying to be Mark McNairy and focus on basics. I mean, is the market really crying out for a wing-tip/loafer or more grey leather? Things AE needs to focus on before worrying about offering anymore weird-colored, quirky shoes (maybe more accurately, my personal wish list):
1. A decent single monk. I do not count the Norwich because it is on the 2 last, a terrible last whose name should never be spoken again.
2. A suede brogue dress shoe. Really just more suede in general. Most of their suede seems to be focused on unlined casual shoes like the Neumok and Amok.
3. A nice looking captoe balmoral for their Classic line (as has been discussed, the cap on the PA and FA is too stubby).
4. A sleek, high-vamp tassel loafer offered in walnut, brown, bourbon, and/or suede (not the black/burgundy Grayson or Manchester favored by 60 year olds).

Is this really too much to ask before AE vomits another multi-colored wingtip with a brick-red sole and made from "rough" leather on us?

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All joking aside though, I would prefer to see them work on a nice permanent selection of classic well proportioned, well designed shoes on a generally pleasing last.  I think they need to make their "Timeless Classics" collection a permanent (read non-discontinuable) set of shoes that will always be available, and they need to expand it to include more of the shoes that a well rounded wardrobe will always have a place for.  After that, let them have their fun on the side with the stuff that looks like it was made by design school students. 

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For those of you with AE loafers.

I am looking at a pair to wear on the weekend. Will I be able to wear them 2 days straight without them smelling? I will use shoe trees at night but I don't want to wear socks.

Thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

I would buy this in a second. I was fortunate enough to snag some snuff Players, but these seem to be discontinued now, and I still want a balmoral with a suit. The suede Nuemok doesn't cut it for suits.

I agree. I own snuff suede Neumoks, and I like them quite a bit, but I would not wear them with a suit. Had a snuff or dark brown suede Strand or McAllister been available (RTW -- I understand that I could order one custom), I might have opted for it over the Neumok to have the option to dress them up a bit more.
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

For those of you with AE loafers.

I am looking at a pair to wear on the weekend. Will I be able to wear them 2 days straight without them smelling? I will use shoe trees at night but I don't want to wear socks.

Thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Use some food powder (gold bond or whatever) and you should be fine. Doing this occassionally should be fine. I might consider looking for a second pair of weekend shoes sometime in the future though.

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Are you sure these aren't just bonus Web Gems? =P

 

These are all awful. It's one thing to design a bad looking shoe that will not flourish in the market (again), but it's another to give it awful names like "Chukkamok" and "Strandmok." Did the naming department get scrapped or something?

post #14910 of 46882
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

I don't have direct experience, but the Kenilworth and the Park Avenue are on the same last, and so should fit the same. In any case, I would find it hard to believe that a 7.5D, which is a full size down in length from your measured size, would work. The Kenilworth is a blucher vs. a balmoral for the PA, but also hard to believe they vary a half size in the same width.

The Norwich is a whole other animal, as it is on the 2 last, which is very narrow - but which may be a good fit for you, as you have a narrow foot.

Given your own relatively rarer width of C and the difference in these lasts, I would really say you need to try them on.

Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, it does seem a little weird to have to go a full size down; but I'm partly going off of what people are commenting on the relative fits. Unfortunately, none of the places that I've found AE have those models in stock so trying them on isn't much of an option for me at this moment. For what it's worth, I'm an 8 in my left foot and right on the border of 8/8.5 in the right.

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

I wear an 8.5D Strand and Fifth Avenue, and the 8.5D Kenilworths are a bit big on me. I haven't returned them yet to try something else, but I think an 8E might work for me.

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Interesting ...

I wear a 9D in the PA and Strand. A 9D in the Kenilworth was too small.

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I may just end up getting the Keni's in 8D anyway, and if they're a little too big, slip in a tongue pad. That seemed to work pretty well with my Jefferson's, which also ran a little bigger than my PAs.
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