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Some new stuff showed up on the website, including a brown suede strand:


 

This is very tempting. Love it on the 3 last, very sleek

 

The Football grain PTB's look awful though. Of course, they're not as bad as those blue things

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If you are looking for a more formal shoe, should get a proper one that is appreciate for all formal occasions, like PA or FA, because it's likely to be your only pair of black shoes.
A black wholecut is not appropriate for all formal occasions? I tend to think its about the most formal shoe you can get. Did you think I was talking about getting them in bourbon? This was not what I meant at all in my previous post.
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

If you are looking for a more formal shoe, should get a proper one that is appreciate for all formal occasions, like PA or FA, because it's likely to be your only pair of black shoes.
A black wholecut is not appropriate for all formal occasions? I tend to think its about the most formal shoe you can get. Did you think I was talking about getting them in bourbon? This was not what I meant at all in my previous post.

I used to think that too, like less is more in terms of formal, but reading from various internet sources, some here don't actually classify the whole cut as a formal shoe.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/221250/what-is-most-formal-captoe-oxford-plaintoe-oxford-or-wholecut-oxford/30#post_4056770

Here is an interesting read.
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

I used to think that too, like less is more in terms of formal, but reading from various internet sources, some here don't actually classify the whole cut as a formal shoe.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/221250/what-is-most-formal-captoe-oxford-plaintoe-oxford-or-wholecut-oxford/30#post_4056770

Here is an interesting read.
That was quite the interesting read, thanks for posting it. Although I think the main trend of that thread boiled down to the utter minutiae of the difference in formality between a black wholecut and captoe was based on personal opinion.

One opinion from that thread that tends to resonate with mine was that a black captoe, while formal, seemed more business-like than a black wholecut. Were my choice of shoe based on ability to wear in a formal work environment, I wholeheartedly agree that a black captoe would be more appropriate. But for a formal event like a wedding, I would tend to lean toward s the wholecut. Just personal preference I suppose.
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So I went into my local AE store today and heard some great news (apologies if this has previously been shared), but the Mora is coming back as the Mora 2.0 with the original design. Gone will be the days of sifting through ebay and forum post. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

In honor here is a picture of my freshly shined original Mora's 

 

 

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I was at my local AE today and they happily did a price match of Nordstrom on a pair of Strands. I prefer to buy from the guy I've been dealing with for previous pairs.

Also, someone asked recently about mixing left and right shoes from different pair. They ordered two pair in my size to be sure I got one that fit just right as I had an issue with my original pair. After trying them on I was inspecting them to pick the best left and right and when I was done he checked the codes on the inside to make sure I hadn't split the pair. He said they are marked and unfortunately can't be split up. Luckily I had chosen two that were from the same pair.

Just thought I'd pass the info along.
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Originally Posted by Scbrown View Post

So I went into my local AE store today and heard some great news (apologies if this has previously been shared), but the Mora is coming back as the Mora 2.0 with the original design. Gone will be the days of sifting through ebay and forum post. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

In honor here is a picture of my freshly shined original Mora's 

Great news. Though I like the the 3-333 last, I prefer double monks with a rounded toe. 

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which last was the original mora on again?
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Awesome. What last was the original Mora made on?
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There seem to be a number of people asking about "formal' shoes.  It has always been my understanding that men's formal shoes are always made from black patent leather.  The Mayfair is the only "formal" shoe presently offered by Allen Edmonds, although black patent leather pumps would be more formal than the Allen-Edmonds Mayfair.......

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF2025_1_40000000001_-1

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There seem to be a number of people asking about "formal' shoes.  It has always been my understanding that men's formal shoes are always made from black patent leather.  The Mayfair is the only "formal" shoe presently offered by Allen Edmonds, although black patent leather pumps would be more formal than the Allen-Edmonds Mayfair.......

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF2025_1_40000000001_-1
The Mayfair is a blucher.

Allen Edmonds can call it formal if they like, but I would disagree.
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Originally Posted by Scbrown View Post

So I went into my local AE store today and heard some great news (apologies if this has previously been shared), but the Mora is coming back as the Mora 2.0 with the original design. Gone will be the days of sifting through ebay and forum post. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

In honor here is a picture of my freshly shined original Mora's 



Great news indeed, thanks for posting this Sc!!!!! J
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Anyone out there wearing 11.5D on the 565 last? if so, what size AE, Woodlore, or JAB shoes trees do you put in them.

 

My concern is that by using shoe trees that are too big, they can cause ill effects on the shoes. Am I wrong?

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Anyone out there wearing 11.5D on the 565 last? if so, what size AE, Woodlore, or JAB shoes trees do you put in them.

 

My concern is that by using shoe trees that are too big, they can cause ill effects on the shoes. Am I wrong?

Use the Large size.

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Originally Posted by Roycru View Post

There seem to be a number of people asking about "formal' shoes.  It has always been my understanding that men's formal shoes are always made from black patent leather.  The Mayfair is the only "formal" shoe presently offered by Allen Edmonds, although black patent leather pumps would be more formal than the Allen-Edmonds Mayfair.......

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF2025_1_40000000001_-1

Mens formal shoes is mainly of calf finishing, only when going to a black tie event you should wear patent, and definitely not bluchers, I won't take this AE classification too seriously.
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