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post #22126 of 46931
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Originally Posted by Shavely Manden View Post

Just ordered a pair of black Fifth Streets...I fell in love with the dress-boot thing the moment I saw them.

Out of curiosity - are you planning on wearing these casually and for work too?

im on the fence at the moment on a pair of dark brown fifth streets for work and to wear with jeans.
cheers
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Does anyone here own Strand in dark brown and would care to share the pics with trousers/jeans ?

 

This was probably beaten to death, but what would be most suitable color of strand to go with really dark jeans? I mostly looking at a shoe for buisness casual jeans+sportcoat. Besides that my go to suit is Navy(but i don't wear it often) and I have pair of khakis.. so cognac/darkbrown/walnut?

Or maybe if it's a bad idea suggest an other shoe style for jeans+sportcoat look.


Edited by wojt - 5/27/13 at 3:37pm
post #22128 of 46931
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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

Interesting, I work for the US Federal Government and most times you see men dressed in dark suites with black shoes.  In fifteen years I have never seen anyone in anything but a dark suite and black shoes, although my Allen Edmonds will be a break from the common dress standards, they are tan not black.

 

Everywhere I go here in cyber space the men are always chattering on and on about Allen Edmonds shoes.  Wonder if I am seeing a trend?

I used to work for the federal gov't, and most of what I saw was sneakers, dirty jeans, and t-shirts. That might be because I was a programmer for the gov't...laugh.gif

 

This reminds me of a story my uncle told me about interviewing for civilian work at a military base. He was straight out of college, and, naturally, wore a standard dark suit for the interview. While on the base, he noticed everybody was being really nice to him...opening doors, being super-polite, &c. He asked his interviewer about it, and it seems that the only people they normally saw on base in dark suits were FBI. laugh.gif

post #22129 of 46931

http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Edmonds-Avenue-Cap-Toe-Oxford/dp/B000H1D53G

 

Are these shoes recommended for work in a large Manhattan law firm?  Where do I go to get fitted for them?  Can I expect to find them on sale sometime (& how can I find these sales)?

post #22130 of 46931
Do you live near an Allen Edmonds store? There are quite a few of them. Nordstrom's can fit you as well
post #22131 of 46931
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

lol...You have to understand that the most frequent posters on SF get all dressed up just so that they can take pictures and feel like they're living the SF life. They look like cartoon characters on the streets. Dark suits and black shoes are the standard almost everywhere. 

That may be true for the Most Frequent Posters (MFP).  Although, I have seen many who keep an active web browser live feed running on their favorite threads throughout the business day - to offer opinions, arguments, and baits - the thought comes to mind if they even work or invest time to get outside wearing their quality treasures!  I also wonder if they have a life at all - outside of this site.

 

My own venture, with some half-days invested into post comments -  is more akin to looking for recommendations, resources, and contacts that I can call on the phone.  (I have entered into some baits, posted what I know or have experimented with, but that process is becoming less as I pick and choose a course of action).  I have also found some MFP's who have rarely never posted any pictures of their shoes, clothing, or accessories - after reaching thousands upon thousands of posts.  I have no desire to mirror such a time waster when I can choose a good film, book, or walk by the lake.

 

In my opinion, of course . . .

 

David

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I looked through the shoe section of my local Nordstrom Rack to see if there are anything interesting and saw a pair of tan Banchorys in my size that were marked as "worn & refinished" for $120. As best as I can tell, they were at most tried-on at some point (the soles look brand new) and were not seconds (unlike some other AE's there that had the seconds marking on the sole), so I brought them home. I may still end up returning them, but leaning toward keeping them for now.

I realize these are probably not popular around here, but I'm a fan of long wings, and could actually use a light tan pair of shoes to go with a seldom used natural leather belt I have (you know you have an issue when you're buying shoes to go with belts...).



With the above mentioned belt:
post #22133 of 46931
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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

There are also people like myself who were wearing low end stuff and did not know the difference.

My venture into Allen Edmonds in 1999 was based solely on trust at Nordstroms, and the instant comfort fit.  I have been a devoted fan ever since.

 

Then I began to study AE products, polishes of various brands, and to invest the time to understand the "why".  This forum, with all of it's debates and baits, has been a blessing for me.  A good argument, with little concern as to which side you choose, will most often bring out more truth and choices for all who participate.

 

Enjoy your journey, pay little attention to the forum fly whose agenda is posting one-liners to ruin your dream, and don't worry about past experiences of wearing lower end products.  Become a better educated person in your own personal style - and enjoy the self confidence of wearing your choices.

 

My very best to you,


David

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Nice outfit with the Banchory
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I'm similar to you at the outset of your venture into Allen Edmonds except mine was because of my mother telling me to buy better shoes and according the poll at ranker.com Allen Edmonds in the top two shoe makers in this country of ours.

post #22136 of 46931
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

I looked through the shoe section of my local Nordstrom Rack to see if there are anything interesting and saw a pair of tan Banchorys in my size that were marked as "worn & refinished" for $120. As best as I can tell, they were at most tried-on at some point (the soles look brand new) and were not seconds (unlike some other AE's there that had the seconds marking on the sole), so I brought them home. I may still end up returning them, but leaning toward keeping them for now.

I realize these are probably not popular around here, but I'm a fan of long wings, and could actually use a light tan pair of shoes to go with a seldom used natural leather belt I have (you know you have an issue when you're buying shoes to go with belts...).



With the above mentioned belt:

 

for 120$ return? you're crazy! they look awesome with these jeans :)

post #22137 of 46931
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

I looked through the shoe section of my local Nordstrom Rack to see if there are anything interesting and saw a pair of tan Banchorys in my size that were marked as "worn & refinished" for $120. As best as I can tell, they were at most tried-on at some point (the soles look brand new) and were not seconds (unlike some other AE's there that had the seconds marking on the sole), so I brought them home. I may still end up returning them, but leaning toward keeping them for now.

I realize these are probably not popular around here, but I'm a fan of long wings, and could actually use a light tan pair of shoes to go with a seldom used natural leather belt I have (you know you have an issue when you're buying shoes to go with belts...).
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With the above mentioned belt:

 

 

 

 

That's a good score for $120. I've seen some shoes at the Rack that looked used but had been resoled. Maybe that's the case here?  I browse through my size every time I visit, and have yet to see something that appealing. I would keep them. Plus, you already have the belt.

post #22138 of 46931
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

i take a d width on all my alden barrie last shoes was i right on going with eee width for park avenue's? anyhow i'll find out when my 3 pairs of new first quality allen edmonds arrive this thursday icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

i went with park avenue, strand, and mcallister per suggestions

Not sure, I wear a D width in the Barrie and my Strands are an E.
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Do you all think that there is such thing as a compulsive shoe buyer?  I have been just that for a while now.

post #22140 of 46931
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Originally Posted by g-banger View Post

Out of curiosity - are you planning on wearing these casually and for work too?

im on the fence at the moment on a pair of dark brown fifth streets for work and to wear with jeans.
cheers

I don't see why you couldn't wear them with both. I have a black pair that I wear with suits. I ordered a brown pair at the same time, but sent them back because they squeaked. They looked great and I will probably end up with a pair. I wasn't sure I would like the fit of the boot but it broke in nicely after three or four wearings.
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