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post #21616 of 48218
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Originally Posted by cldpsu View Post

I'd just like to add to the consensus that different models fit differently even if made on the same last. I posted about 10 pages ago about my right toe feeling pressure in the mcallister in 13B but I tried the strand in the same size and didn't have a problem.

you just need some time. i thought i was a 10.5 D, but measured a 10D. tried on a 10D and wanted 10E. has to much space in the toe box, then tried 9.5E, didn't feel right. so i purchased the 10D, after a whole day of wearing it, the next day my foot fit perfectly. 10D was what i measured, 10D is the perfecct size. it is ok to have it feel snug at first, because it is going to loosen up over time.

post #21617 of 48218
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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?

So you will have 3 shoes in the end, a pair of black cap toes and then these two AEs? For the two AEs, have you considered getting one in dark brown and one in burgundy? Each of those (black, dark brown, burgundy) would look good with medium grey, charcoal, and navy, whereas walnut might be pushing it with charcoal, depending on the environment.
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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?

yes, in low light you can't tell. in the day just match your belt and one other piece (pocket square, tie, or shirt)

post #21619 of 48218
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Originally Posted by denverbizman42 View Post

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

 

Can't wait to see them. I will definitely own Rutledges sometime in the future. What color did you get?

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Originally Posted by denverbizman42 View Post

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.

 

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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!

 

Thanks for your comments denverbizman42 and AmericanGent.

 

Now, getting back to the shoes...

 

I have exchanged voice mails with the "StyleForum Team" about a custom order, but haven't connected yet. I'm thinking of getting something in one of the lighter shell colors, either walnut or cappuccino. There are a lot of interesting possibilities and I'm sure it will be hard to settle on one, but I'm thinking of choosing between:

 

Wingtip: McAllister

Cap-toe: Strand or maybe the Clifton

Plain toe: Dundee or Leeds

 

I was originally thinking of the cappuccino McAllister, but I just purchased a walnut Jefferson so my wingtip collection is now getting pretty large. So now I'm thinking about a cappuccino Strand, with an outside thought of the Clifton as I really like the profile of that shoe. And of course Cold Iron's Dundee collection is amazing, so that is on my short list too (just one though, not an entire fleet!). Looks like I will be in a second round or orders, so hopefully I can benefit from pictures posted from other's custom orders. Should be a fun process.

post #21621 of 48218
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Originally Posted by denverbizman42 View Post

I have those in brown. I'll take a picture and upload it so you could see.

 

 

Please do!

post #21622 of 48218

Found a pair of AE Greenwich wholecuts on EBay in sz14. It was a happy day. Only a couple more wholecuts to find.
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OptoDoc, I have the Rutledge in walnut. As some have posted here, the walnut isn't the traditional walnut color of most AE shoes. I hope the pics I upload will show it clearly. I have to say that wearing this shoe, it's the most comfortable shoe I've worn. Very soft leather and fits like a glove. I love my Pakr Avenues and my McAllisters too. But this is even better. I'd like to get them in black next. Or perhaps the Harrison in black? Anyone have the Harrison and any feedback?

I wish my Opto doc dressed as nicely as I bet you do. I like when I see a professional who looks the part!

I'll get to shining this evening.
post #21624 of 48218
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

I measured the uppers in a very inexact way, but came up with roughly 4 inches for my 8 last Delrays in a 12D and 4.25 for my 5 last shoes.  Not scientific in the least bit, but indicative of a difference in width.  Curious to hear what you find.

Looks like you are right. I measured my Fifth Streets over the weekend and they are 4.25" across the sole. Not sure why my 5 last shoes feel a bit narrower at the widest part of the shoe.
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Finally! In Atlanta on business and they have an Allen Edmonds store!! Having a really hard time deciding between a Franciscan in Walnut, and a Flatiron in Bourbon- will either of these look good with charcoal and navy, or is the darker bourbon a better bet?

 

On an unrelated note, can someone tell me if my venerable JM's captoes pictured below are Goodyear welted? They certainly look like it...

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by microbrew View Post

Thanks! Though i'm still not sure why BB doesn't say they're made by AE on their website for this specific shoe while it does for some others. Maybe AE doesn't make them anymore, but they used to, so thats why they are selling them from the AE outlets? Who knows. These are the ones i'm referring to.

 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Fear not, those are definitely AE's.  I noticed way back when they first introduced them, they didn't mention AE initially.  Later, they began marketing them as "Allen Edmonds expressly for Brooks Brothers" or something of that nature.  The ones you are looking at are probably just remnants of the initial offerings. 

 

Brooks Brothers sells many pairs of AEs that are not advertised as such:

 

And of course, some that are branded as such. I originally compiled this link at the Dappered.com forums.

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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

Kentyman, quick update on these shoes. I have a pair of walnut that I bought about 4 weeks before these and have worn about 14 times. I've worn my merlot only twice and I notice a ridge in the same place as yours. On both sets I'm getting the normal creasing across the vamp where I would expect. But on the merlot I'm also getting creasing across the toe in the same spot you saw your ridge. It doesn't bother me at all but just thought it was interesting. Both sets are same size and width. The only thing I can think of is that the walnut are traditional leather sole and the merlot are the newer combo sole. Maybe the absorbs force differently when I walk and therefore creases the shoe at a different spot. I love the combo sole, FWIW!

 

Thanks for the update. Do you have a picture of creasing there? My ridge is actually convex instead of concave, so I wouldn't expect it to crease there. It actually feels like there's too much structure underneath that is pushing out.

 

As for the sole, mine was a regular leather sole, so I don't think it's it's a problem with the combination tap sole.

post #21628 of 48218
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

 

Brooks Brothers sells many pairs of AEs that are not advertised as such:

 

And of course, some that are branded as such. I originally compiled this link at the Dappered.com forums.

i like the mcallisters in walnut only

post #21629 of 48218
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

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

The BB Strand in dark brown is a very rich brown in person. Much better than the photos.

 

CH

post #21630 of 48218
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

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
Hi DG, here are a couple pics of mine. I love them, and of the 9 pair of AE I own, they are no doubt one of my favorites. Look amazing with a navy suit, but I also wear them with a charcoal suit, grey slacks, etc


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