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This has been talked about already but with so many pages in this thread I apologize for not being able to find it and asking again. I'm 7.5 E on the 5 last McCallister in calf. What would I be in the McTavish? I understand it's the same last but with a different leather I think some were commenting that the fit was different. Thanks!
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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.
Generally I agree. Leather sandals are nice, but not those ridiculous things that look like cages for your feet. I mean basically an upgraded flip flop.

I suggested the Sanibel and Preston because they seem, to me, more casual and plain than a penny loafer. Driving mocs are ok too, but I just can't stand the rubber wrapping up around the sides and back.

I have been struggling with this for some time. Last year I tried the Alden LHS a few times before I decided I didn't like it. Maybe 20 years from now. I had a pair of Cole Hahns that were ok until I decided that the toe was too square. The Sanibel is essentially like the Cole Hahns except with a rounded toe. The Preston does not have the grain leather, but does have contrast stitching to help with the casualness. I also ended up with a pair of Sanibels in stone suede on closeout. Definitely a super casual shoe. I'll see if I can figure out how to wear them.
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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.

Just email the recrafting service and ask them. http://www.allenedmonds.com/wcsstore/AllenEdmonds/upload/PDF/recrafting/Recrafting_FAQ.pdf

I have done that, and I can confirm YES to BB, NO to RL. But AE will have the latest info, and they are good about answering these questions.
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I'd like to order some Merlot Park Avenues and perhaps McAllisters as well. I've always been an 11.5D in Park Ave's / Strand / McAllisters, but lately I've noticed a bit extra room in all of my shoes after losing 60lbs+. Not sure if I want to experiment with a 1/2 size down or try a C width instead of a D.

Does anyone know AE's sizing deltas for A) 1/2 size changes and also B) width changes?
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If this hasn't already been mentioned it looks like BLACK Park Aves are going for $280 on Amazon. Other colors are normal price. You can also sign up for their newsletter and get an additional 20% off. Just FYI...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Edmonds-Park-Ave-Bourbon/dp/B00BLNX0OI/ref=sr_1_1?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1369004842&sr=1-1&keywords=allen+edmonds+park+ave

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

1)  What brand of socks are they?  And where did you find them?  (Like the look of the fabric)

 

2)  What color of Edge Polish do you use on your shoes, and what brand?  And did the shoes have the original Edge color to them as I see?

 

David

 

1. Cheap Perry Ellis socks from Macy's.

 

2. I haven't used any edge dressing, but when I do I'll have to decide between Natural and Chili colors from AE.

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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.

I think the black strands are a beautiful shoe and plenty dressy.  If you can wear a wingtip, I see no problem with these.  I just got the McAllister in merlot and think it a great addition.

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Originally Posted by njruss View Post

I think the black strands are a beautiful shoe and plenty dressy. If you can wear a wingtip, I see no problem with these.  I just got the McAllister in merlot and think it a great addition.

True
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Anybody here have Park Avenue in Burgundy Shell?

All these pictures of shoes with shell cordovan being posted are certainly making an impression on me. Would like to compare against merlot calfskin Park Avenues.
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

 Cheap Perry Ellis socks from Macy's. 

I tried to find them at Macy's - but I guess they are out of stock.  

 

Reminds me back in Newport Beach where the style was to turn the cotton socks inside-out for that natural look.  Hard to find again these days.


David

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

CAMBRIDGE - 

 

"Some of the best of the best get to walk the hallowed halls of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and we've honored this historic academic town by giving one of our choicest models its name.

 

"Everything about this shoe is first-class, starting with its shell Cordovan leather exterior. The finest leather available, this material is not only soft and durable, it's certain to only look better with time. Playing off the richness of the leather, the full brogue style on this six-eyelet balmoral, which includes perfing on the wingtip, upper, eyestay and backstay and a classic medallion on the toe, conveys an air of gravitas in even the most stately of situations.

 

"Elegantly executed on the 5-Last, this shoe's Reddenbach double oak leather sole and a combination dovetail toplift add the final stunning touches to the Cambridge, an Allen Edmonds shoe for those that have already made it to the top of their class or are pushing to graduate to the next level."

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I don't see a lot of Park Avenues posted here. I tried mine on today casually for dinner - with my second ever attempt at spit-shining.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

I don't see a lot of Park Avenues posted here. I tried mine on today casually for dinner - with my second ever attempt at spit-shining.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's because very few SF members "bull" their shoes  .   .   .  nice job!

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What do you mean by "bull?"

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What do you mean by "bull?"

bulling = getting that mirror shine
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