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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

 

What about a burgundy (merlot) pair instead of the black? You have the black covered with the captoes you already own. I just picked up a pair of merlot McAllister and find that they go with everything. You can wear them with your gray and charcoal suits and go with the walnut for the navy. Merlot and burgundy are available in other AE models as well. I also have a pair of walnut McAllister and I love them and they look great with navy. I will warn you however that they are a little "flashy". If your office environment is more conservative you may want to keep that in mind. Mine is not and I can get away with it and get comments all the time on the walnut.

 

 

 

I am in a similar situation.

 

Purchased a pair of McAllisters in walnut recently. Then I saw the merlot color in person and it's quite sexy.

 

Now I cannot decide on which color; merlot that is versatile with other colors or walnut that is only good with practically navy and grey.

 

Is it okay to wear merlot with black pants?

post #21602 of 47129
Shartmann,

I think it's awesome you still pay attention to all of those details. I really always looked up so much to those in the military in my home town. There was an automatic amount of respect that was given to those who were representing and defending our Country. And then to see the attention to detail in every way, just really I think inspired me and others to try to live up to that standard too. So really just a thanks.
post #21603 of 47129
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Originally Posted by shartmann View Post

Great post AmericanGent. I know the Corframs were supposed to be easier to maintain, but I was never able to get myself to wear them. I didn't like the shine and the fit was even worse, and wearing a stiff pair of plastic shoes just felt odd. You are correct that some things stick with you. I still wear a white cotton t-shirt every day, my hair rarely touches my ears, and I like all-leather shoes -- and I've been out of the Navy for over 15 years. I still try to keep my shoes inspection ready, and although I don't really desire a mirror shine on my shoes it's nice to know I could do it. 

I've enjoyed the chat! My dad was in the Navy too and he had me shining my shoes before church when I was 10! He was only in the Navy for 4 years during Vietnam, but he has kept his shoes, hair, mustache, everything- inspection ready ever since. It changes you, and that's OK.
I don't want to side-track the thread any longer, but I appreciate everyone's positive, gentlemanly replies. That's why this is my favorite thread. Well, that and Cold Iron's shell pics!

Back to the shoes!
post #21604 of 47129
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

I've enjoyed the chat! My dad was in the Navy too and he had me shining my shoes before church when I was 10! He was only in the Navy for 4 years during Vietnam, but he has kept his shoes, hair, mustache, everything- inspection ready ever since. It changes you, and that's OK.
I don't want to side-track the thread any longer, but I appreciate everyone's positive, gentlemanly replies. That's why this is my favorite thread. Well, that and Cold Iron's shell pics!

Back to the shoes!

Thank you for the compliment AG. I too started polishing my father's shoes when I was about 10, it was my job every Saturday night. My father wasn't able to get in the military because he lost a kidney at a fairly young age boxing but always wanted to join.

 

Not to keep this too far off track but I am going to have to send you another care package. When I was on recruiting duty (not much for a pit snipe to do on land) back in the mid 80's in Pa. I picked up some posters that I have been carrying around since. And I give them out to the people that understand them. I'll send you one and anyone else that served in the Navy and so did their father, just send me a PM

 

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post #21605 of 47129
I was in the USMC from 1999-2003. We still had leather boots which which were expected to be mirror polished but for dress uniforms we had the plastic shoes. As I was leaving they were switching to the suede boots. I imagine kiwi took a big hit when this happened.
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All of this military talk is making me reconsider my decision not to become an Air Force optometrist right out of school. If I had, I'd currently be debt free and included in this most wonderful of brotherhoods. Also, I think I'd look pretty sharp in the uniform bigstar[1].gif

 

I thank you all for your past and present service.

 

 

On a more shoe related note, my bourbon McAllisters from the last sale are taking forever to arrive. ffffuuuu.gif

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Sorry accidental post
Edited by englade321 - 5/20/13 at 12:44pm
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In vietnam "brown boots "meant you were that much closer to returning to "the world "
post #21609 of 47129
I can relate to your situation, OptoDoc. It took over 2 months to get my rutledges. Was an awful long wait. But when they finally arrived, was worth the wait! I wish I had the Mcallister in Bourbon.

I'm going to shine up my Rutledges and try to post some pics here this week.
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nevermind

post #21611 of 47129
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Originally Posted by MrWN View Post

 

 

 

I am in a similar situation.

 

Purchased a pair of McAllisters in walnut recently. Then I saw the merlot color in person and it's quite sexy.

 

Now I cannot decide on which color; merlot that is versatile with other colors or walnut that is only good with practically navy and grey.

 

Is it okay to wear merlot with black pants?

 

Allen Edmonds has the Brook Brother's Strands 2nds on sale, black, brown, and walnut, at $159 during Memorial Day Sale. Those are $365 regular price. I bought a pair last time. I knew they'd look great, but was surprised how exceptionally comfortable they were.

 

CH

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Can anyone comment on the Brooks Brothers strand in dark brown? In the picture on the BB website, they have this awful sheen to them, and I cant find in person pictures via google search. I ended up going with brown sandersons because they looked better in the pics, but Im wondering if I should order the strands too and just return whichever ones I dont like

post #21613 of 47129
I have those in brown. I'll take a picture and upload it so you could see.
post #21614 of 47129
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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post

  If you want a high-gloss shine on a pair of Strands, more power to you, but I don't think it would look right.

 

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Many of us have switched from the AE brands to the Saphir Brands.  A mirror polish is easily achievable with your military discipline using the Saphir Brand products and recommended process:

 

SAPHIR MIRROR SHINE

 

As seen in the reflection of the toe, the Saphir Tin.

 

 

 

Then again, those look pretty sweet.  I'll concede this one.

post #21615 of 47129
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Originally Posted by paperfire View Post

Hello everyone, I am starting full-time work next month and will be buying 2 pairs of Allen Edmonds and I need advice on which to buy. At work, I will be wearing gray, charcoal and navy suits. Currently, I have a pair of plain black captoes so formal occasions are covered.

 

For my work shoes, I am looking at a black pair and a walnut pair. For the black pair I like the strand, and for the walnut pair I like the mcallisters. What do you guys think I should buy?

i would do the fifth ave in dark brown, burgundy, or merlot. 

and i agree with the walnut mcallisters.

 

you already have a pair of black shoes, get a dark brown, burgundy, or merlot shoe


Edited by rickrone - 5/20/13 at 2:10pm
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