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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

I call upon you AE enthusiasts to try and see the new golf shoe styles that are coming out.  Can't wait until March 28th haha.

jjr4884 - I saw the email this morning advertising the Jack collection. It should be interesting.

 

Didn't get any orange laces last night but what do you think about the green?

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Those are flippin' GORGEOUS. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Do I see a Randolph (left) and a Patriot (right) there?

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Originally Posted by Benrus View Post

Ordered a pair of tbe Boca Ratons and had a feeling they were seconds. I drove an hour and a half to the nearest store and they confirmed. The stitching on the back oth both shoes was off center and crooked. (I also didn't care for the 333 last ) I picked out a pair of Bourban strands and will arrive tomorrow.(excited) This was disappointing as my first ae purchase. They put to much emphasis on quality to send seconds. What do you think about the bourban strand as a first Brown dress shoe ?

I think you'll be happy with them. Nice choice.
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Originally Posted by cdmcallister View Post

jjr4884 - I saw the email this morning advertising the Jack collection. It should be interesting.

 

Didn't get any orange laces last night but what do you think about the green?

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Those look great.  Funny you mention it, i'm wearing the bourbons today with the orange laces.  Green laces will be worn tomorrow for my participation in "wear something green" for St. Patty's day.

 

 

I'm wondering what the soles are going to be like.  They say you can wear these on and off the course, so my guess is they aren't going to be spiked soles?  idk...

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Originally Posted by frank212 View Post

New NYC store opening on 43rd and 6th next week.  Hope they have a percentage-off promo.  That will be a good time to pick up the Cambridge.  Teetering between burgundy and black.

 

Someone here had used black polish on the burgundy to produce black cherry.  I'm tempted.

 

 

That was likely me, and welcome to SF. Your first post is on the AE thread and to top it off the Cambridge, Great Job!!

 

I would reccomend the burgundy over the black but of course that is personal preference. The #8 burgundy is classic and the black would hide details a bit more. But either is a great choice. Even out of the box mine had a fair amount of black highlights in them. And is one of my favorite shoes. I consider them the flagship of the fleet. You will not be disappointed if you purchase them.

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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

I compared the newly acquired brown shell Patriots with my Alden cigar shell LWB and #8 shell LHS after I got home today. The AE brown shell looks pretty much the same as Alden's cigar shell. I wore the Patriots around the office for a little bit during the day and it already feels like it has loosened up a little, so I'm definitely very happy with the score.

Color comparison: #8 LHS (Left), cigar LWB (Center), brown shell Patriot (Right)



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Patriot (R) next to BB LHS (L)



The Patriot (9D) is slightly shorter and wider than the LHS (8.5D)

 

 

Thank you so much for posting that, I have been waiting a long time for someone to do so!! And great looking shoes in your collecton. Makes me want to go back and try loafers one more time and see if my narrow heels will play well. I'll never pick up a pair of shell loafers as cheap as all those picked up on here lately!

 

Bucksfan posted back about a year ago a comparison of AE brown shell with C&J PTB brown shell which Nick Horween calls Dark Cognac. And they were pretty much identical. http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/3180#post_5254491

 

I have the C&J Marlow and it is identical in color to the 744 boot that many refer to as cigar. So it does look like the Alden Cigar, C&J Dark Cognac, and AE Brown are all pretty close in color. I have seen a few pictures where the Alden Cigar is a bit lighter in color but there are often variations in shell color when you get into the brown family.

 

So it is looking like the AE brown\Alden cigar fits in the rainbow perfectly between Dark Brown and truffle:

 

My Alden Ravello chukka's lack a lot of red color and the AE walnut Dundee's are a slightly different hue than the rest of my walnut shell. And the 2 chukka's are almost identical in color, I would have thought whiskey was a closer match for AE walnut. The Alden Ravello are on the right. Over time all 3 of my walnut shell have taken on a different hue. The Alden's will make a trip to NYC for commando soles soon and when they get back a hit or 2 of Saphir Cordovan polish to see if I can bring out a bit more red.

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Originally Posted by Variatio View Post

Do I see a Randolph (left) and a Patriot (right) there?

The shoe on the left is the Alden for Brooks Brothers Leisure Handsewn. Since the Patriot is obviously gunning after the LHS, I took a few pics with them together. So far I'd say AE did a good job in creating a LHS alternative.

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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

I compared the newly acquired brown shell Patriots with my Alden cigar shell LWB and #8 shell LHS after I got home today. The AE brown shell looks pretty much the same as Alden's cigar shell. I wore the Patriots around the office for a little bit during the day and it already feels like it has loosened up a little, so I'm definitely very happy with the score.
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Color comparison: #8 LHS (Left), cigar LWB (Center), brown shell Patriot (Right)






Patriot (R) next to BB LHS (L)






The Patriot (9D) is slightly shorter and wider than the LHS (8.5D)


Thank you so much for posting that, I have been waiting a long time for someone to do so!! And great looking shoes in your collecton. Makes me want to go back and try loafers one more time and see if my narrow heels will play well. I'll never pick up a pair of shell loafers as cheap as all those picked up on here lately!

Thanks! The Patriot and the Alden Van last feel about the same to me in the heel area. I gather that these loafers are supposed to have a narrower heel, so if you haven't tried them, maybe give them a shot.
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

And here are the dark chocolate suedes:



I can't wait to try some laces in different colors.

 

They look nice! Do they fit true to size?

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Walnut Player's Shoe today:

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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post

Walnut Player's Shoe today:

 

Wow, I'll never complain about the creasing on my shoes again...

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Wow, I'll never complain about the creasing on my shoes again...

It looks worse than it is due to the angle/shadows.
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For another example of Horween's brown shell, below are a pair of Carmina's in cognac:

 

 

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

For another example of Horween's brown shell, below are a pair of Carmina's in cognac:

 

 

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Actually, I don't believe Meermin uses Horween shell. 

 

Edit: Those look great. I misread it and thought they were Meermin, not Carmina.


Edited by TheSizzle - 3/14/13 at 8:49am
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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

 

Actually, I don't believe Meermin uses Horween shell. 

 

You are correct that Meermin does not use Horween shell, but the shoes in the picture are Carmina, which does use Horween.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

For another example of Horween's brown shell, below are a pair of Carmina's in cognac:

 

 

 

What a fantastic looking shoe! Both in color and design.

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