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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post


I may be in the minority here, but I _cannot stand_ the loafers-with-shorts look. Despise it, actually. For me, if you're going to wear shorts, go with sandals or an athletic shoe. Otherwise, long pants.

 



depends on the shoes, say brown moccasins* with gray shorts look good IMO

 

*if you classify moccasins as loafers

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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post


I may be in the minority here, but I _cannot stand_ the loafers-with-shorts look. Despise it, actually. For me, if you're going to wear shorts, go with sandals or an athletic shoe. Otherwise, long pants.

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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


I don't care for the loafers with shorts look either, but I think sandals might be an even worse option!

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I don't care for loafers at all, not in any situation.  I don't mean to say that they don't work for some folks- just not for me.  Loafers with shorts is considered within the bounds of good taste- but it looks terrible to me.  It's too middle-agey.  If you are middle-aged you'd be better off with boat shoes or canvas Sperrys or something.  Italians love to wear driving shoes with shorts- the look is OK, but I'm still not diggin' it.

 

I have to go with elbastardo on this one- sandals are a much better option.  Not those Seattle smug douchebag Teva hiking things- nice leather sandals. 

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syhadu5e.jpg

Excited about these black Rutledge I just got off the bay. Excellent condition, can still smell the newness of the leather. Only $100 too!
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Originally Posted by rickrone View Post

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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post


I may be in the minority here, but I _cannot stand_ the loafers-with-shorts look. Despise it, actually. For me, if you're going to wear shorts, go with sandals or an athletic shoe. Otherwise, long pants.

 

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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


I don't care for the loafers with shorts look either, but I think sandals might be an even worse option!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

Anybody interested in a pair of black Westchesters in a 10D? Got em off the bay and they are a tad big. I can post pics in a bit if anyone is interested. Looking to get what I paid $113 + $12 shipping

 

Do you think boat shoes or driving mocs would be better? which one would you prefer?


Driving mocs. Always have
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Friday I changed my MTO Bayfield boots to drop to my normal TTS size and have the leather insole instead of the poron insole. If anyone is having the Bayfield made up be aware that the poron insole changes the fit and makes them tighter.

 

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Nope, I compared my shell samples from AE to all of Alden shoes just to see the difference. My cigar at least has more olive tones to it than the cappuccino/truffle. Additionally my ravello looks far different than any of the samples I received. I have the dark brown burgundy walnut and cappuccino.

This is why for these MTO I love that AE is sending us samples of the actual shell that our shoes and boots are going to be made from. I picked up a pair of Alden Ravello chukka's last year and they are an identical match to my walnut Dundee's, they are lacking much of the red common in Ravello. They are on the far right.

 

I need to get around to selling them to fund some more AE shoes. The walnut Dundee's stay smile.gif

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

It's been nuts at work so I haven't had time to post much, but here are my patriots in burgundy shell, at lunch today, 3rd Friday in a row.

Very nice bucksfan, and my next purchase. I have been wearing my brown shell Patriots a lot this week after work and weekend. Love them.

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I have never looked into whether any AE for BB or AE for RL are recraftable, so I have no opinion on the matter. I have no such models (I have tried on the BB ones and am not a big fan of the padded insole). There seems to be a variety of opinons on the subject, but obviously the esteemed Cold Iron knows much about AE.

Just use BNelson in NYC if you find they are not recraftable. For 125 you can get JR soles and very quality work. This is not a knock on AE's recraft dept. - indeed, I shoud have two pairs arriving from them anyday now.

LOL not sure about the esteemed part. I do know when Seven posts something I am going to read it though! I too am not fond of the poron insole in the BB models or any other shoe or boot it changes the fit too much for me. When BB first started carrying AE a couple of years ago they would not recraft them because that was not in the contract between AE and BB. However starting late last summer several people have posted on here and AAAC that AE will now recraft them. But to be accurate I have never asked so that is just what I have read. I agree about BNelson, I have a pair of C&J for RL mahogany shell Marlows that Nick put metal toe taps on as a test and I would not hesitate to have him do any work on my shoes.

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Cold Iron,
Thanks for the tip on the Bayfield! I went up .5 to account for the poron insole but I did not realize I could drop it. I will tomorrow smile.gif
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I agree having the shell samples is great. Many if the cappuccino pics I have seen are much lighter than the sample I have. In fact, I am am wanting to see the dark brown sample because of how dark this sample is
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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

syhadu5e.jpg

Excited about these black Rutledge I just got off the bay. Excellent condition, can still smell the newness of the leather. Only $100 too!

Soooo jealous. Would never luck into something like that in my size tho.
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Hi all--was hoping to get your thoughts on purchasing a pair of black Strands. I wear a suit everyday in a very conservative enviornment and already have the 5th ave in the dark brown and black park aves. Since I'm not interested in Walnut, does the Strand in black make sense? Or is the more formal black color at odds with all the brogueing? 

 

Thanks!

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I don't think that I'd want a full-brogue in black. It just doesn't stand out enough IMO, but if you want to spiff things up a bit in a conservative environment, that may be the way to go.

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Originally Posted by shartmann View Post


Have you looked at the Eldorado or Boulder? They are much more casual than the Patriot, and have a rubber sole so may work better as pool shoes. I wear the Eldorado on occasion as an upgrade to Tevas, Keens, or flip flops. The bison leather is a bit unique and adds some character too, in my opinion.

 

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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

+1

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I don't care for loafers at all, not in any situation.  I don't mean to say that they don't work for some folks- just not for me.  Loafers with shorts is considered within the bounds of good taste- but it looks terrible to me.  It's too middle-agey.  If you are middle-aged you'd be better off with boat shoes or canvas Sperrys or something.  Italians love to wear driving shoes with shorts- the look is OK, but I'm still not diggin' it.

 

I have to go with elbastardo on this one- sandals are a much better option.  Not those Seattle smug douchebag Teva hiking things- nice leather sandals. 

 

There probably is a good chance I am a smug douchebag, but hopefully not because I own and wear my Tevas. They do have their place, as I couldn't imagine wearing nice leather sandals in all the situations where I would choose to wear Tevas. Now, I'm not in favor of going in the reverse direction and wearing Tevas in situation where nicer footwear is more appropriate. You do see that a lot around here in Colorado. 

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Originally Posted by jog231 View Post

Hi all--was hoping to get your thoughts on purchasing a pair of black Strands. I wear a suit everyday in a very conservative enviornment and already have the 5th ave in the dark brown and black park aves. Since I'm not interested in Walnut, does the Strand in black make sense? Or is the more formal black color at odds with all the brogueing? 

Thanks!

I would suggest something in burgundy since you have black and brown. Perhaps the burgundy Park Ave or burgundy McAllister. AE has the burgundy Hancock from the Independence Collection on clearance right now - might check to see if they have your size.

Chris
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Originally Posted by jog231 View Post

Or is the more formal black color at odds with all the brogueing? 

This. I bought a pair of black Strands before I knew what I was doing and eventually gave them away for the reason you describe. It's likely that no one else is going to notice the incongruity, but you'll know, and there are better options.
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Originally Posted by shartmann View Post

 

 

There probably is a good chance I am a smug douchebag, but hopefully not because I own and wear my Tevas. They do have their place, as I couldn't imagine wearing nice leather sandals in all the situations where I would choose to wear Tevas. Now, I'm not in favor of going in the reverse direction and wearing Tevas in situation where nicer footwear is more appropriate. You do see that a lot around here in Colorado. 


I always hated those things- even in college when they were all the rage.   Keens were the "in shoe" in Seattle-  that was 3 years ago so it might be different now.  But Seattle people have a smugness to them that gets tiresome.  Maybe I should have saved the douchebag for a more grievous offense- 

Like Crocks.  Uugh.

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LOL not sure about the esteemed part. I do know when Seven posts something I am going to read it though! I too am not fond of the poron insole in the BB models or any other shoe or boot it changes the fit too much for me. When BB first started carrying AE a couple of years ago they would not recraft them because that was not in the contract between AE and BB. However starting late last summer several people have posted on here and AAAC that AE will now recraft them. But to be accurate I have never asked so that is just what I have read. I agree about BNelson, I have a pair of C&J for RL mahogany shell Marlows that Nick put metal toe taps on as a test and I would not hesitate to have him do any work on my shoes.

 

It would be nice to have some clarity on this subject.  I am wondering this myself in regards to the Wolverine collaborations.  I've put some fair wear into the 744 LTDs and its going to be sooner rather than later that I will need to resole them.  Part of the side of one heel is in the beginning stages of separating,  Would love to install JR Double Soles into them.

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