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post #21841 of 42960
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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.

 

Thanks for the detailed reply. I'll probably pick up some LL for the Elgin and keep the CC just for my McAllister and other dress models.

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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

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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.
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.

I think I saw the word "the" ("Black shoes with Navy suit is the proper conservative business attire") and assumed he meant it was the best form of CBD.
post #21843 of 42960
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

anyone know if the AE Amok can be recrafted?

The Amok is recraftable. From the 2012 catalog:

post #21844 of 42960
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Originally Posted by robby View Post

The Amok is recraftable. From the 2012 catalog:

thanks. i read on another forum that someone sent them back to AE due to a defect (squeaking heels) and AE just returned them saying there was nothing they could do because it's a discontinued shoe. 

post #21845 of 42960
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

i don't have to dress up for work in fact i actually wear workwear to work because it goes with what i do lol. i have a few cordovan aldens already was just trying to mix it up some icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

i should have mention i have alden lwb in ravello, alden ptb in #8, and alden single monk strap in #8 on the way.

so right now i'm looking at park avenue in black and strand in what color? i'm probably making the purchase tomorrow so i have time to think it over.

The three Alden selections above are spot on. nod[1].gif

Strand in brown shell. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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It's pretty early in my life, but I think I've found the one shoe I will pass down to my kids some day. Brown shell Patriot. I've only worn this shoe three times, but each time it's been in a different city. It's discovered the financial districts and bay areas of Toronto, Vancouver and now San Francisco. I wonder where we'll go next?

 

I also took the opportunity to drop by the AE store on Sutter Street in SF. Picked up a few much needed edge dressings. 

RL snuff suede Sanderson and Saunders also came in today!

 

 

post #21847 of 42960
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Originally Posted by Busa View Post

Finally! My first pair of AE, finally got to a store to be properly measured and fitted- loving my Flatirons in the 8 last, these are just elegant and comfortable like a glove. LOVE the Bourbon calf leather, what a great rich, versatile color- was loving Walnut until I saw the Bourbon in person and will be wearing mostly with darker colors and just don't feel the Walnut with that palette...

 

Oh- had to grab the matching belt in the Manistee Bourbon...   : )

 

 

 

They look fantastic in bourbon! Enjoy them.

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I need some guidance. 

 

I have a 20% coupon at Amazon for shoes and thinking about getting either the black Park Avenues or Walnut Strands. 

 

I have no particular need for either, but with the discount, either is a pretty good deal. 

 

I don't have any balmoral shoes to date but do have a black shoe I can wear formally. I also have other pairs of brown shoes already too. 

 

 

Which would you choose? I'm not looking for any more wingtips so that is not up for consideration. 

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I suggest a tropical location.

 

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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

It's pretty early in my life, but I think I've found the one shoe I will pass down to my kids some day. Brown shell Patriot. I've only worn this shoe three times, but each time it's been in a different city. It's discovered the financial districts and bay areas of Toronto, Vancouver and now San Francisco. I wonder where we'll go next?

 

I also took the opportunity to drop by the AE store on Sutter Street in SF. Picked up a few much needed edge dressings. 

RL snuff suede Sanderson and Saunders also came in today!

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post #21850 of 42960
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

I need some guidance. 

 

I have a 20% coupon at Amazon for shoes and thinking about getting either the black Park Avenues or Walnut Strands. 

 

I have no particular need for either, but with the discount, either is a pretty good deal. 

 

I don't have any balmoral shoes to date but do have a black shoe I can wear formally. I also have other pairs of brown shoes already too. 

 

 

Which would you choose? I'm not looking for any more wingtips so that is not up for consideration. 


walnut strands.  Like you said, you already have a black pair for formal occasions and other pairs of browns. go with walnut strands.

post #21851 of 42960
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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post


walnut strands.  Like you said, you already have a black pair for formal occasions and other pairs of browns. go with walnut strands.

thanks. i've now ruled out the park avenue due to it's lack of versatility with anything other than formal wear. 

 

now i'm considering the patriot too...

post #21852 of 42960
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

thanks. i've now ruled out the park avenue due to it's lack of versatility with anything other than formal wear. 

 

now i'm considering the patriot too...

 

Get the Patriot now and then pick up Walnut Strands for $200 during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale in July.

post #21853 of 42960
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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

It's pretty early in my life, but I think I've found the one shoe I will pass down to my kids some day. Brown shell Patriot. I've only worn this shoe three times, but each time it's been in a different city. It's discovered the financial districts and bay areas of Toronto, Vancouver and now San Francisco. I wonder where we'll go next?

 

I also took the opportunity to drop by the AE store on Sutter Street in SF. Picked up a few much needed edge dressings. 

RL snuff suede Sanderson and Saunders also came in today!

 

 

 

Great shoe.  I'm loving mine as well.

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Ok, you folks have convinced me that I should put a few extra dollars into a sale item at my local Allen Edmonds, I will walk on down to the store later this morning to get fitted so I can order them perhaps today or tomorrow.  Never owned a pair of loafers so I might order a pair of those.

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I need a bit of help from the AE aficionado's concerning fit and selection, no one local has stock in my size so I need a best guess before ordering to minimize the risk of return.

 

So far my selection has come down to the Delray in Black, and possibly the Kenilworths or Leeds in a brown or walnut.

 

I downloaded the AE sizing chart and length wise one foot is just over the 14.5 mark and the other is just shy of the 15 mark, width wise both feet are on the border between the WA and WB range. The WB in 15 would be a D width, the WA a C. The other factor is that my second toe is quite a bit longer than my big toe, which has bumped me up or down in sizing before depending on the shape of the last (with other manufacturers).

 

I'm curious if anyone else with roughly similar size feet relative to the size guide can weigh in here?

 

A little more background; I have large feet and as a result my selection has always been limited, both because few manufacturers makes dress shoes in the 14+ range and even fewer were previously in my price range. But now that I wear dress shoes on a daily basis at work I feel it's worth the investment. I work in an Architectural Engineering field, 'Business casual' (yuck) is the norm, dress pants, open collar dress shirt and other than formal settings it's not often that I have occasion to wear a suit and tie (unless I'm pitching a new client or at an industry event). I was looking for something that could turn double duty for now until I can pick up some more dedicated formal shoes like PA's or Strands in Cordovan. I'm also 6'7" in case height has something to do with the appearance of the shoes.

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