Here are my orange and white Neumoks. I was surprised to see the white is not textured like the orange is. Same orange as my Horseman webgems from Holloween. I like the orange in the inside sole too.
I've come to the decision that I cannot wait for AE to come out with a PTB in suede any longer. The weather is changing here in southern Louisiana...the air is warming, the crawfish are boiling and I need some dirty bucks! I would love any input from you fine gents on alternative choices.
I can get these for 114.75 after a 15% discount and also would be able to try them on at the store.
I realize the quality is not top notch, so I'm open to other suggestions.
-Your friendly, neighborhood optometrist
Good call there. Alden makes a nice range of suede PTBs in brown, snuff, navy, and white (maybe). They can be found at any of the Alden branded shops (NYC, DC, SF). I have a pair of navy suede PTBs which are excellent.
Having said that, the suede AE Neumok is also a favorite of mine (though not a PTB).
I got notice that my red and whites shipped yesterday and I will receive them today. Seeing your orange and whites has me really excited to get mine.
Awesome rack of gear there polojock615 :)
My Fifth Avenue boots in dark brown arrived today, very happy with them probably better than I was expecting, think I prefer these over the Walnut daltons but in fairness to the daltons I haven't given them much of a go.
Does anyone have any experience with the Haight boot in the 6 last? Seems like a good boot for casual / smart casual, thinking of picking it up but would be great to hear any members opinions on that last as seems like it might be wide in the toe area.
I was in an AE store the other day and took a look at all of them as well. I agree that the Franciscan and Sapienza actually have a good look to them in person. I think they have the potential to be successful shoes. Also, I was guilty of bashing the Banchory a few weeks back when it was first posted on their website. I have to say, in person, it isn't bad at all. It is pretty much just a gunboat made from Neumok leathers. I still think the pictures online make it look pretty cheap and ugly, but in person I think it would appeal to many Neumok lovers.
I did go to Nordstroms in Pittsburgh, But they only have the 5 and 8 last in stock. (not even in my size) I had to try on a 8.5 D. The 8 last is too big in the heel, so it's not going to work. I have one more store to try out, Gordons in Pittsburgh, but they are going to have the same problem, 10 different styles, but only 2 to 3 lasts in the style of shoes that I would like to purchase, which I probably allready tried on. I might just have to go on a road trip to ohio..
The really high end shoe shore here dosn't sell AE's any more. The sell Aldens, Carmina and other top end shoes. I might just have to get measured there. The owner does know all the lasts since he has worked with AE for 35 years, just dosn't have then in store. He can order any I would like.
Did you try Larrimor's? I know they also have some AEs in stock if you're looking to get the right fit. They have an AE trunk sale coming up soon (March 14-17), but I don't know the details of what will be promoted (at the 1 PNC location). (sorry for double post)