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post #23266 of 46990
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Interesting lacing pattern.  I've never seen that.  Asymmetrical lacing to go with asymmetrical shoes?

 

Oh, boy. I can't believe I never noticed that. How embarrassing.

 

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Originally Posted by guasc1 View Post

Going back to the lack of full brogues,

 

Why can't Allen Edmonds do something like this?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hyYoS1XUe14

 

AE does offer styles like that from time to time. They've had a few webgems in the past with the Gatsby webgems and custom Neumoks. The Broadstreet is also a two-tone, but only white and something else.

post #23267 of 46990
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Originally Posted by jrarnold View Post

I was buffing my black Ashtons before wearing them for the first time today and I noticed that the leather of the left shoe on the left side of the split toe looks old and dry; like old, dry, wrinkled skin. If you look at the leather of both sides of the split toe there is a clear difference on close inspection. Should I be worried about the life of the shoe due to this or is it just a visual imperfection? I would post pictures, but its very subtle and I'm not sure it would come through in pictures. I am now treating it with condition/cleaner to see if I can make it any better.

 

My main concern would be if the dry leather is any where the shoe regularly creases. If not, throw some conditioner on there and see if that helps.

post #23268 of 46990
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Don't get the Strandmoks. Put your credit card back in your wallet, close it and place it gently inside your pants pocket. The bright stitching and sole is too loud for me
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Now take your wallet back out, open it, take out said credit card and purchase these!


Spiaggia, the more refined choice fing02%5B1%5D.gif


Just having fun with you, peppercorn. I do like the Spiaggia better, but you should purchase shoes that make you happy. That is of course, if your budget allows. If it doesn't, than I say, "Don't mess with these blue suede shoes."

I hear you! I do like that one better, BUT....

I already have 3 pairs of casual wingtips, so even harder to justify.

Including my favorite:
post #23269 of 46990

Picked up a just-for-fun, totally unneeded Neumok in the tent sale. I wanted something casual. Most comfortable AE I've bought.

post #23270 of 46990
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Including my favorite:

 

What color is that?!?

post #23271 of 46990
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


I hear you! I do like that one better, BUT....

I already have 3 pairs of casual wingtips, so even harder to justify.

 

Ah, well then, the choice is now whether or not you need a casual, blue suede, medallion cap-toe. I'd say you most definitely do not. But why should that stop you if you truly desire it? I submit that it should not!

 

Guess I didn't really talk you out of anything, but if that's what you truly wanted you should have asked your wife/girlfriend and not the members of this forum. wink.gif

post #23272 of 46990
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

What color is that?!?

Smokey grey distressed. Shoe bank still has a few for $129 if you're my size (11 EEE)

Really really comfortable shoe. biggrin.gif
post #23273 of 46990
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

I hear you! I do like that one better, BUT....

I already have 3 pairs of casual wingtips, so even harder to justify.

Including my favorite:

Happen to have the same shoes on today...Casual Friday!
post #23274 of 46990
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Ah, well then, the choice is now whether or not you need a casual, blue suede, medallion cap-toe. I'd say you most definitely do not. But why should that stop you if you truly desire it? I submit that it should not!

Guess I didn't really talk you out of anything, but if that's what you truly wanted you should have asked your wife/girlfriend and not the members of this forum. wink.gif

Well, now that you mention it, there is NO way I could sneak a blue suede shoe past my wife's unusually watchful eye and near-photographic memory. That's DEF something she would have noticed and remembered!

looks like I've talked MYSELF out of it! smile.gif

Damn!!
post #23275 of 46990
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Smokey grey distressed. Shoe bank still has a few for $129 if you're my size (11 EEE)

Really really comfortable shoe. biggrin.gif

 

Those look fantastic, thanks; will give them a call

post #23276 of 46990
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Originally Posted by gtvisa2002 View Post


Hey BCer, Could you please comment on the fit on Daltons compared to Strands (last 5???).

A friend of mine suggested Dalton feels bit narrower. Is that true. I am 9.5 EE on McAllister, should I go 9.5 EEE on Daltons?

 

Thanks much.

Hey gtvisa,

I find the Strands fit me like a glove (as do Neumoks) in 11.5D.  In McTavish, I have two pairs in 11.5E, as the D width just seemed to squeeze the hell out of toe area.  As they're breaking in, they are loosening - maybe too much in the heel area.  The Daltons I purchased (er, stole) on eBay after being worn only once. They are 12D, and length is great, width at the ball of my feet is great (maybe a tiny bit snug), but I have some heel slip.  HOWEVER, I've probably only warn them 3 times for a total of 4 or so.  I'm thinking that when they really wear-in, and the soles flex, the heel slip will disappear.  It's not bad, just a slight bit.  So I have a combination of 11.5D, 11.5E and 12D in AE.  Seems typical, guys have assorted fits depending on the style and last.  If I hadn't stolen the Dalton's on eBay, I would have definitely tried some on and maybe ended up with a different fit - although I couldn't go any narrower across the ball of my foot...

post #23277 of 46990
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

looks like I've talked MYSELF out of it! smile.gif

Damn!!

 

Well now she knows what to get you for Christmas thumbs-up.gif

post #23278 of 46990
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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

 

Oh, boy. I can't believe I never noticed that. How embarrassing.

 

 

AE does offer styles like that from time to time. They've had a few webgems in the past with the Gatsby webgems and custom Neumoks. The Broadstreet is also a two-tone, but only white and something else.

 

Oh, that was not intentional?  Now what's actually more impressive that it works well enough for you to not notice that you did it.  Generally shoes feel differently when they use alternative lacing styles.  Maybe you should send that over to Ian Fieggen:http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/index.htm  as an addition to his list of lacing methods! crackup[1].gif

post #23279 of 46990
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Originally Posted by LeviMay View Post

Quick PSA...

I just ordered a pair of tan Elgins for $150.15USD from this site:

http://www.nowstyleshoes.com/allen-edmonds-mens-elgin-p-3125/

The website doesn't look completely set up yet, as there are sections containing instructions to the seller on what to type where, but they took Paypal and $150 just seemed like a pretty good deal, and free world-wide shipping to boot.

It took PayPal about 10 minutes to decide that this was a scam.

Money refunded. Lesson learned.
post #23280 of 46990
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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

My main concern would be if the dry leather is any where the shoe regularly creases. If not, throw some conditioner on there and see if that helps.

Yes it is where the leather would crease judging where the faint creases are forming on my chili Ashtons. Would the main concern then be that the dried leather would crack or split instead of forming a proper crease?
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