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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Yes.

And uh, getting your shoe size measured is a free service right? I can just go in, get measured, and leave without feeling guilty?

post #21347 of 50955
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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

Do Clifton's run TTS? So far I've turned out to be a 10D in LaSalle, Long Branch, and Strands. Should i go for 10D as well in clifton? Thanks guys?

 

I also posted a while back that I wear both 7D in cliftons and strand. And dood, where do you get the money to buy so many shoes??

My excuse is that I do not live in the US and so am buying as much as I can.. lol.


I get fanatical about stuff. Just trying to get all my colors covered. Need some walnuts in my life. Considering Clifton's, Parkway's, and Franciscans in walnut.
post #21348 of 50955
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Originally Posted by CornToast View Post

Am I a weird dude with super fat feet or something? Does the majority of men have size D feet?
If you wear a 6.5 eee I wouldnt say you have weird feet but they are def unusual
My dad wore 12.5 aaa now those were weird feet
post #21349 of 50955

Can anyone help me decide? I am suck between the dark brown Brooks Strand (is this still on the 5 last?):

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Medallion-Perforated-Captoes/MH00025_____BLCK_07___D___,default,pd.html

 

 

or the dark brown RL sanderson (on the 2 last?):

 

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4325812&utm_medium=8230065&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_campaign=CSE

 

 

this will be for office/slacks and for going out wear. I know technically the strand is a balmoral and more formal, but with all the brogueing going on I feel like they can both be dressed down well. 

post #21350 of 50955

I would say that the real question is what other shoes do you have in the closet?  You've selected a brown balmoral shortwing (BB) and a brown derby longwing shoe (RL).  The difference in "formality" between the two is negligible especially in the USA.  That is to say StyleForum members are more likely to distinguish between the two styles than the general population.  Either model is a "staple" shoe that will serve for a variety of occasions.  If money is not an issue, then go with whichever fits best (or whichever suits your fancy).  If money is a consideration, go with the less expensive pair.  You really can't go wrong with either pair.

post #21351 of 50955
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

Anyone want to chime in on this? What was that plain toe oxford that was suitable for black tie?

Allen Edmonds (@AllenEdmonds) tweeted at 11:22 AM on Thu, May 16, 2013:
If we were to re-introduce a retired style...what #AERetiredStyles should we consider?
(https://twitter.com/AllenEdmonds/status/335067689636732928)

If you don't have Twitter and would like to give your recommendations, they also asked this question on their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/allenedmonds

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Originally Posted by zchen View Post

Transparent Brown sole edge, and Rendenbach sole with sole saver.
 
Very cool! I went with a wheeled edge trim with "fudging" so you dont see the welt stitch and Transparent brown sole edge with the mini-lug (commando) sole. 

We should have our roughly around the same time so I look forward to see pictures of them

Does anyone have pictures of the Transparent Brown? How is that different from the Natural Edge on a brown shoe, or is it like a tint? Thank you.
post #21352 of 50955
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Originally Posted by guasc1 View Post

Question:

If you had to pick a shoe that represents the spirit, the history, the tradition and the uniqueness of Allen Edmonds, what model would it be?
In other words, which model of Allen Admonds IS Allen Edmonds?

 

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Originally Posted by cbtaylor View Post

Park Ave

 

I feel that the cap toe is a typical British design (although Allen Edmonds does a pretty good job with the Park Avenue).

My vote goes to the long wingtip, I see the LWT being more of a "American All-Star".

Thoughts anyone?

What do you think?

post #21353 of 50955
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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post


I get fanatical about stuff. Just trying to get all my colors covered. Need some walnuts in my life. Considering Clifton's, Parkway's, and Franciscans in walnut.

Have you considered the walnut Jefferson? The outlet stores have seconds on sale for $249, so if you are open to seconds and they have your size this would be a nice deal. I have a pair on the way. From your list I think the Clifton is a great looking shoe and really versatile. Looks great in walnut too. 

post #21354 of 50955
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Originally Posted by guasc1 View Post

 

 

I feel that the cap toe is a typical British design (although Allen Edmonds does a pretty good job with the Park Avenue).

My vote goes to the long wingtip, I see the LWT being more of a "American All-Star".

Thoughts anyone?

What do you think?

 

True, I guess Park Ave is what they always show most promiently I feel, President's wear it etc. that is why I thought of that.  Longwing is definietly good choice

post #21355 of 50955

I trust you guys and I love this forum.

 

I ran into some Gucci Horsebit loafers @ Nordstrom Rack last night.

 

They were $95 and normally $595.

 

What do you think? Should I pull the trigger?

 

This is what they look like --> http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/269653BLM001000#
 

FYI: I have the following shoes already:

AE Park Ave's in Black

AE Finch in Brown/Blue

AE Elgin in Tan

AE Townley in Brown Shell Corodvan

AE Montecito in Saddle Tan

RL Sanderson in Brown

RL Ansewn Beefrolls in Black

+

Assorted Quoddy & Rancourt boat shoes & camp mocs

 

As you can see my stuff tends to be on the more traditional time

 

I know this isn't an AE question, but I respect the opinions on here!


Thanks in advance fellas.

post #21356 of 50955
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

I trust you guys and I love this forum.

 

I ran into some Gucci Horsebit loafers @ Nordstrom Rack last night.

 

They were $95 and normally $595.

 

What do you think? Should I pull the trigger?

 

This is what they look like --> http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/269653BLM001000#
 

FYI: I have the following shoes already:

AE Park Ave's in Black

AE Finch in Brown/Blue

AE Elgin in Tan

AE Townley in Brown Shell Corodvan

AE Montecito in Saddle Tan

RL Sanderson in Brown

RL Ansewn Beefrolls in Black

+

Assorted Quoddy & Rancourt boat shoes & camp mocs

 

As you can see my stuff tends to be on the more traditional time

 

I know this isn't an AE question, but I respect the opinions on here!


Thanks in advance fellas.

Do they fit?  IF not what size ? I"m sure somebody on here would take them off your hands.

post #21357 of 50955
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Originally Posted by suaviter View Post

Do they fit?  IF not what size ? I"m sure somebody on here would take them off your hands.

THEY FIT LIKE A GLOVE

post #21358 of 50955
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

Can anyone help me decide? I am suck between the dark brown Brooks Strand (is this still on the 5 last?):

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Medallion-Perforated-Captoes/MH00025_____BLCK_07___D___,default,pd.html


or the dark brown RL sanderson (on the 2 last?):

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4325812&utm_medium=8230065&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_campaign=CSE


this will be for office/slacks and for going out wear. I know technically the strand is a balmoral and more formal, but with all the brogueing going on I feel like they can both be dressed down well. 

My vote is for the RL sanderson. I think they are the equivalent of the AE independence line, they use finer leather, etc.
post #21359 of 50955
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

I trust you guys and I love this forum.

 

I ran into some Gucci Horsebit loafers @ Nordstrom Rack last night.

 

They were $95 and normally $595.

 

What do you think? Should I pull the trigger?

 

This is what they look like --> http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/269653BLM001000#
 

FYI: I have the following shoes already:

AE Park Ave's in Black

AE Finch in Brown/Blue

AE Elgin in Tan

AE Townley in Brown Shell Corodvan

AE Montecito in Saddle Tan

RL Sanderson in Brown

RL Ansewn Beefrolls in Black

+

Assorted Quoddy & Rancourt boat shoes & camp mocs

 

As you can see my stuff tends to be on the more traditional time

 

I know this isn't an AE question, but I respect the opinions on here!


Thanks in advance fellas.


SF group think would be in serious conflict on this one.  On the one hand, the bargain-hunting obsessed would be all about kopping these for $95, while the good taste purists would say pass because they are black horsebit loafers and that only formal shoes should be black.

 

My advice is to think about what you will wear them with, how often you will wear them, judge how well they fit and then determine if they are worth $95 to you.

post #21360 of 50955
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Originally Posted by SeptemberSun View Post

Yeah the Strand (5 last) is slightly longer and narrower than the Clifton (8 last) but not enough to change sizes or widths in my opinion. I'm a 10D in the 5 and 8 lasts whereas I prefer the 10.5D in the 7 last, which has a flatter toe - I find the last shorter...

Wear in good health!

disagree. I find the 8 longer and narrower than the 5.
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