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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I used it about three weeks ago and someone from the forum used it about a week after that so it's certainly worth a try.

As an aside I received my first pair of seconds today chocolate amoks for under $100. I'm fairly impressed I will need to get shoe bags but I can deal with that.

I finalized my custom order on May 8 without any problems.
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post

[*] I'm just finishing my first year in college but I eventually want to become a CPA in NYC (preferably Big 4). .
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Even as a CPA, I'll most likely be in chinos.

Chinos are borderline OK at the Big 4, IMO, if you're not client-facing, but I would try to step it up to wool trousers. Makes a world of difference.
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Originally Posted by Papa Doble View Post

It is news to me that a navy suit is more proper CBD than a charcoal suit. I would be very interested to hear the reasoning behind this.

I'm not sure he ever said that one was more proper than the other. He just said that navy with black shoes was proper CBD.
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post

Since everyone is talking about black shoes, I would like to join in to get an idea of my next shoe purchase.
  • I'm just finishing my first year in college but I eventually want to become a CPA in NYC (preferably Big 4). .
  • My shoe collection consists of: AE Walnut Strands, AE Dark Brown Larkins (penny loafers), and a casual bison leather boot (Yuma).
  • My suit color for interviews will be charcoal. The shoes I have are all too casual for interviews.
  • Since I rarely wear a suit and I'm a college student, I'm usually decked out in BB OCBD's and Chinos (two main colors being khaki and dark grey). I want the shoe to be versatile for conservative business as well as wear with chinos.

I'm leaning towards getting 5th Ave in burnished brown. I'm choosing this over the Park Aves because they have light broguing and I consider them more versatile (with regards to wearing them with chinos). Is this a good choice? I doubt I'll invest in a pair of black balmorals since I just won't be wearing suits much. Even as a CPA, I'll most likely be in chinos.

For interviews, you really do need a black shoe. Does not have to be AE, especially if you won't wear it much. Living in NYC, I am sure you can find a black stitch cap for ~60 that will suffice to be worn 3-4 times a year.

Regarding dress when you're actually working (at least here in Toronto) it is pretty casual unless you are client facing and the rest of your team is in a suit. Tax is generally more casual than audit. Wool trousers > chinos for sure, though. What I did was set out a long term goal of what shoes I'd like to have for a business casual rotation...and promised myself to only buy those shoes unless a REALLY good deal on a near equivalent came up. I settled on:

-Black stitch cap (own park avenue)
-Black PTB (own a CG pair of alfred sargent...great beater shoes)
-Burgundy shell longwing
-Burgundy shell PTB
-Dark brown double monk
-Dark brown split toe or other blucher
-Walnut strand (own)

I also own a pair of dark brown bayfields that work really well as a commute boot for Canadian winters, as well as a suede malvern which I can dress up or down.
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post


It that offer now defunct?


Dunno

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

I like the ring of that.

It's Community Coffee Dark Roast if anyone was wondering...

I like the ring of that too, let us know how it turns out! I have 2 more cappuccino shell inbound. And if I ever take a break from getting AE shell I will be a copy cat and do rydenfan's beautiful make up of Rancourt ranger mocs in espresso shell. Now all of a sudden I have a hankering for some CC Dark Roast Stafford boots....

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

See this post of mine and the following 4 replies for a discussion of using products on the Elgin. I think you can safely use AE's LL, CC, or SS on them, but you're more likely to lose a little dye the further right you go. So far, I've only used LL and CC on them, but will try SS if they get dirty enough. I don't think you'll ever need to add color with polish. Cold Iron darkened his with neatsfoot oil, so that's always an option if they ever got too light from excessive cleaning, but I don't anticipate that becoming a problem.

 

As for various other leather products, I'd be very careful. Many contain ingredients that may unexpectedly darken or lighten them.

Good advise kentyman and I agree. I just wanted to clarify that it was only the McTavish that I darkened. Not sure how neatsfoot oil will work on the waxy saddle leather of the Elgin. All I use is LL on them and seldom at that. I love the finish on them and try not to do anything to change them.

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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post

It that offer now defunct?

I was told that it has no expiration date.

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New Shelton seconds!

 

 

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Brown BB strands in the wild today:

 

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Does anyone know if the brandy color still exists are there other colors no longer in use? The mto options running through my head are staggering.
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Long Branch city!
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ok for allen edmonds its good to have what for your two shoes? park avenue in black for the dressy formal and what else? about to make some purchases.

thanks
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I've got another seconds dilemma. Just got my black BB strands. First off, they're supremely comfortable. More so than the standard AE Strands to my oddly shaped feet.

The thing is, there's a pretty big crease in the right side upper.

For you experts out there, is there anything I could do to mitigate this? Or is it not worth keeping? 159$ is a hell of a deal for a great-fitting shoe, and a great-fitting shoe is very hard to find for my feet. Def can't afford the full price, and this was the only second left in size 11 EEE.

What would y'all do?

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

I like the ring of that too, let us know how it turns out! I have 2 more cappuccino shell inbound. And if I ever take a break from getting AE shell I will be a copy cat and do rydenfan's beautiful make up of Rancourt ranger mocs in espresso shell.

Do it! Highly recommended! But as you point out that would mean taking a break from AE MTO's...
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

I've got another seconds dilemma. Just got my black BB strands. First off, they're supremely comfortable. More so than the standard AE Strands to my oddly shaped feet.

The thing is, there's a pretty big crease in the right side upper.

For you experts out there, is there anything I could do to mitigate this? Or is it not worth keeping? 159$ is a hell of a deal for a great-fitting shoe, and a great-fitting shoe is very hard to find for my feet. Def can't afford the full price, and this was the only second left in size 11 EEE.

What would y'all do?


All things considered, I'd keep 'em
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

ok for allen edmonds its good to have what for your two shoes? park avenue in black for the dressy formal and what else? about to make some purchases.

thanks

It depends on what you have to wear to work. Do you wear suits every day? If so, a brown 5th Ave might be a good option. If your workplace is business casual, I like the Delray in Chili, the Patriots in burgundy shell, the MacNeil in burgundy shell, and many others.

 

Ideally you don't want to wear a pair of shoes 2 days in a row. If you don't wear "dessy formal" that often, then you are really not going to be alternating with the Park Aves, so you will need a 3rd pair of shoes.

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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

ok for allen edmonds its good to have what for your two shoes? park avenue in black for the dressy formal and what else? about to make some purchases.

thanks


McAllister in whatever shade of brown floats your boat.  Some would say Strand is a better top 2 shoe, but I prefer the walnut McAllister. 

 

If we're dreamin' here I'd go special order on a Jefferson in cappuccino shell. 

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