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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

They are good looking shoes.  Hope you enjoy them!

I just received the shoes today.  They are a fantastic looking shoe

and definitely narrower.  The right shoe fits perfectly but the left is

a bit snug in the ball of the foot.

 

I've read a lot about bowing on the thread, however never was

concerned since I've never received a pair of shoes that have done

this.  However I thing these players have a bit of that problem.  I'm

wondering if I should try another pair out if they have them or if it is

just my foot and the 2 last combination that is not playing well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

I like your shoes and the color coordination itsmejson. Hope you have a safe voyage today.

 

Thx,  its first voyage out and it rain a little here in Austin lol but I

received tons of compliments on them :)

post #19742 of 46524
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Originally Posted by ylkim30 View Post

Question about shoe care:

I bought a pair of chili Regent Streets and a tube of AE Premium Shoe Polish in Chili. The Regent Street has smooth burnished calf leather around the cap while the vamp is grained calf.

Is it ok to use the premium shoe polish on the whole shoe or should I only use it on the part that is made of smooth calf? What should I put on the grained calf?

I would use the polish on the entire shoe - it is all leather and the grain/smooth finish should affect the end result.

BTW - the chili Regent Street is a great looking shoe.

Chris
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Originally Posted by frogwash View Post


I'm going to be the guy who doesn't go along with the general consensus. If you like these, then by all means get them. The WebGems seem to frequently be a one-shot deal. First off, they're on special for a super low price, so right off the bat, you're getting a great deal on first quality shoes as these are less $ than most seconds.

Second, just the fact that you like them, probably means that you don't mind being the "guy with blue shoes". If you're ok in your job, you're not going to lose it because of your shoes. People will for the most part just accept them. You may get a few of the assholes with their stupid bowling/golfing shoe comments, but I can guarantee that you will many more "nice shoes" comments. I also believe that that some of the b/g comment makers are secretly just jealous that they don't have the balls[ to wear exceedingly nifty footwear!

When I was a lot newer to the joys of AE, I would check out the WebGems, and I'd think, well, I can always get those later or that it was more important to get basics first. But many of these only pop up once, there is no later. I have a lot more regrets for NOT getting a WebGem that I liked, while I haven't regretted a single WebGem that I have purchased. I'm speaking from experience. This is probably your only chance for this combo--IF YOU LIKE THEM, GET THEM! The basics will always be available, these won't, especially at this low price.

 

This thread seems to have taken a turn towards the less gentlemanly side of conversation lately, or just flat out rude in many cases.  Perhaps the back and forth with Mediahound's posting has brought some of this out.  I'm not sure what "b/g comment makers" stands for, but as someone who recommended a more conservative route, your comment caught my attention.  I can assure you that the advice given by most of those who responded has absolutely nothing to do with "having the balls to wear nifty footwear" or jealousy.  That is flawed logic.  Everyone has their own tastes and preferences, and thus, many don't lean towards the look that those shoes present for their style.  Using your logic I could just as easily say "wear cowboy boots to your first day on the job if you have the balls."  Style is a spectrum.  In this thread alone, there are those wearing all of the most "nifty" footwear made by AE to those wearing only the most formal, to those who fall in between by adding colored laces to the traditional styles.  I can usually appreciate anyone's style as long as it fits and doesn't look forced or uncomfortable. 

 

Please, don't assume that just because people advised against something, they must be jealous or don't have the balls to do it.  That's a nonconformist mindset that incorrectly assumes that people who enjoy a style that happens to be "traditional" are inherently wrong or somehow bound by some invisible force that they can't break free from.  Sure, there are definitely people who follow all the rules simply because they are afraid of ridicule, and that's not a good mindset to have.  However, it's just as true that many people who dress loudly or flashy simply to "look like an idividual" are just as deceived.  It's hilarious to me to see people who consider themselves to be showing their "individuality" through their dress hanging out in a group of other people that are dressed the same way.  Oh the irony.  But, there is nothing new under the sun.   

 

By all means, the OP should purchase the shoes that he thinks he will enjoy the most, get the most use from, the best value for his money, etc.  For some, that may be a pair of black Park Avenues, and for some that may be a pair of leather Rainbow flip-flops.  Everyone's profession and work sub-culture is different and decisions have to be made to adjust to them accordingly.     

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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

I just received the shoes today.  They are a fantastic looking shoe

and definitely narrower.  The right shoe fits perfectly but the left is

a bit snug in the ball of the foot.

 

I've read a lot about bowing on the thread, however never was

concerned since I've never received a pair of shoes that have done

this.  However I thing these players have a bit of that problem.  I'm

wondering if I should try another pair out if they have them or if it is

just my foot and the 2 last combination that is not playing well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thx,  its first voyage out and it rain a little here in Austin lol but I

received tons of compliments on them :)

 

That's a good question.  For what it's worth, I haven't heard of any bowing issues with the 2-last.  However, there are many who feel that the 2-last doesn't fit them well.  In fact, it seems to be the most frequently complained about from my memory.  If it's easy for you to try another pair, I'd say take a shot, but be open to the possibility that it is just the way that last fits you. 

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Originally Posted by ylkim30 View Post

Question about shoe care:

I bought a pair of chili Regent Streets and a tube of AE Premium Shoe Polish in Chili. The Regent Street has smooth burnished calf leather around the cap while the vamp is grained calf.

Is it ok to use the premium shoe polish on the whole shoe or should I only use it on the part that is made of smooth calf? What should I put on the grained calf?

I would use the polish on the entire shoe - it is all leather and the grain/smooth finish should affect the end result.

BTW - the chili Regent Street is a great looking shoe.

Chris

I just got a tube of the Chili premium polish last week and used it on my Chili grain MacNeils, which is entirely grained calf, and I thought it worked very well.

I've seen the Chili Regent Street in person and agree that it's a great looking shoe.
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post


I just got a tube of the Chili premium polish last week and used it on my Chili grain MacNeils, which is entirely grained calf, and I thought it worked very well.

I've seen the Chili Regent Street in person and agree that it's a great looking shoe.

 

I'm anxiously awaiting my black Regents.  I'm curious about the padded heel.  Is it similar to Alden's padded heel (which I very much enjoy)?

post #19747 of 46524

Just took a look at the Chili Regents. How does the box toe feel, any issues with that? Also, how does the sizing compare to other AE shoes you have. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post


Thanks. The Lombards are full grain, I assume?

As far as I know. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. I have them in merlot, and the leather looks identical to my merlot McAllisters.

post #19749 of 46524

Allen Edmonds new Promontory Point? Does anyone have info on these?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-UNRELEASED-STYLE-Allen-Edmonds-Promontory-Point-9D-MSRP-350-/290905176111


Edited by seer - 4/25/13 at 10:51am
post #19750 of 46524
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

This thread seems to have taken a turn towards the less gentlemanly side of conversation lately, or just flat out rude in many cases.  Perhaps the back and forth with Mediahound's posting has brought some of this out.  I'm not sure what "b/g comment makers" stands for, but as someone who recommended a more conservative route, your comment caught my attention.  I can assure you that the advice given by most of those who responded has absolutely nothing to do with "having the balls to wear nifty footwear" or jealousy.  That is flawed logic.  Everyone has their own tastes and preferences, and thus, many don't lean towards the look that those shoes present for their style.  Using your logic I could just as easily say "wear cowboy boots to your first day on the job if you have the balls."  Style is a spectrum.  In this thread alone, there are those wearing all of the most "nifty" footwear made by AE to those wearing only the most formal, to those who fall in between by adding colored laces to the traditional styles.  I can usually appreciate anyone's style as long as it fits and doesn't look forced or uncomfortable. 

Please, don't assume that just because people advised against something, they must be jealous or don't have the balls to do it.  That's a nonconformist mindset that incorrectly assumes that people who enjoy a style that happens to be "traditional" are inherently wrong or somehow bound by some invisible force that they can't break free from.  Sure, there are definitely people who follow all the rules simply because they are afraid of ridicule, and that's not a good mindset to have.  However, it's just as true that many people who dress loudly or flashy simply to "look like an idividual" are just as deceived.  It's hilarious to me to see people who consider themselves to be showing their "individuality" through their dress hanging out in a group of other people that are dressed the same way.  Oh the irony.  But, there is nothing new under the sun.   

By all means, the OP should purchase the shoes that he thinks he will enjoy the most, get the most use from, the best value for his money, etc.  For some, that may be a pair of black Park Avenues, and for some that may be a pair of leather Rainbow flip-flops.  Everyone's profession and work sub-culture is different and decisions have to be made to adjust to them accordingly.     

Hi. I apologize if you took offense, but my comments weren't against anyone here at all and I am genuinely sorry if my language was out of bounds. I probably didn't express myself clearly. The b/g comment makers was in reference to the people that make the same moronic comments about "going bowling?" or "just come the golf course" every time you that you wear non-plain shoes. I hear these stupid comments all the time, even when wearing Strands. My point was that the OP shouldn't be too concerned about derogatory comments about his shoes as it is a reflection of the person making the comments, not the wearer.

Just the fact that he "REALLY likes" the blue shoes would tend to indicate that fitting into the norm is not his highest priority in life. There will always be the "quirky" people out that don't conform to every norm, but that's why AE does make purple and also blue saddle shoes. For some of us, it's not a trend, it's how we are wired. Perhaps, I shouldn't have resorted to the language that I did, but I was speaking from my own personal experience. He shouldn't let others set the guidelines as to what shoes make him happy. If his shoes genuinely would get him into trouble in the workplace, then by all my means do not wear those. But if I think back to my schooling days, I enjoyed the somewhat more eclectic teachers much more so than those who just followed the norm. There's room on this planet for those that abide by all the norms as well as those who don't. Again, I apologize if I caused you offense as I didn't mean to do so against anyone in SF. (except possibly MH)
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Thanks Chris and Macktastic for the advice. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on my new Regent Streets today or tomorrow.

 

Scottyboy: I haven't received my Regent Streets yet, but I imagine the toe box would be similar to the MacNeil (the Regent's 4 last is supposed to be based off of the McNeil's 7 last). I think the only difference is that the Regent Street is a little more squared off than the MacNeil, but I think that is more of a styling issue, and doesn't effect the toe box that greatly (I may be wrong though).

 

In other words, with Park Aves and other 5 last shoes, I am a 14E. With the Regent Streets, I decided to go with a 14D because the 4 lasts are wider.

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Originally Posted by frogwash View Post


Hi. I apologize if you took offense, but my comments weren't against anyone here at all and I am genuinely sorry if my language was out of bounds. I probably didn't express myself clearly. The b/g comment makers was in reference to the people that make the same moronic comments about "going bowling?" or "just come the golf course" every time you that you wear non-plain shoes. I hear these stupid comments all the time, even when wearing Strands. My point was that the OP shouldn't be too concerned about derogatory comments about his shoes as it is a reflection of the person making the comments, not the wearer.

Just the fact that he "REALLY likes" the blue shoes would tend to indicate that fitting into the norm is not his highest priority in life. There will always be the "quirky" people out that don't conform to every norm, but that's why AE does make purple and also blue saddle shoes. For some of us, it's not a trend, it's how we are wired. Perhaps, I shouldn't have resorted to the language that I did, but I was speaking from my own personal experience. He shouldn't let others set the guidelines as to what shoes make him happy. If his shoes genuinely would get him into trouble in the workplace, then by all my means do not wear those. But if I think back to my schooling days, I enjoyed the somewhat more eclectic teachers much more so than those who just followed the norm. There's room on this planet for those that abide by all the norms as well as those who don't. Again, I apologize if I caused you offense as I didn't mean to do so against anyone in SF. (except possibly MH)

 

No offense taken, I just wanted to understand what you were trying to say.  I agree with everything you just said.  What a person is initially drawn to is often representative of their personal style, and if he really likes them, and can wear them in his environment, more power to them.  There is plenty of room for non-traditional shoes in an academic environment. 

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Ylkim- Thank you for your input, great information.

 

I have been sized as a 11.5D in the Macneils, I'm thinking I will go with that for the Regents.
 

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MTO brown shell Dalton or Bayfield?  Discuss.  Debate.

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Can anyone speak to the difference in versatility between a suede and calf skin upper?  I know suede is inherently more casual but in a loafer do you think it is just as versatile as calf?  I'm asking because I'm in the market for loafers but am torn between the two styles.  

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