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post #28156 of 49369
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

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Id say definitely go for the Cambridge if you need a burgundy shoe. In your case, however, with what would you wear these shoes? I ask because even though they're full brogues, they're also bals and are on the business side.

Good question. Well, this is a sticking point. I'm adjunct music faculty at a college in Utah (long commute from NYC, let me tell you), and am in a collegiate environment approximately 8 days out of each month. I would most likely use these shoes in that environment. Perhaps with a grey or navy suit, or charcoal, dark brown or navy trousers w/odd sport jacket combinations. So they would be in limited rotation. Three of my other AE shoes pull this function of as well, however.

 

My corporate or private function event agency requires me to wear black shoes only now, even with charcoal or navy suits, otherwise those would have been perfect occasions.

 

I wear my chili LWB or brown double monks to my shows at nicer jazz clubs, and the grey mctavish or converse to the divier ones. 

 

Do y'all generally think of Shelton as a "versatile" shoe?

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That is great! Will definitely be interested to see how they hold up. I know the sole upgrade is $50 at AE, similar cost to have it done locally?

 

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Was wondering about this myself so I recently decided to try out the AE combination tap soles. They are not thin at all and the rubber material is very robust, so I think they'll last for a while.

I wasn't really sure which sole I'd like best, so I had my cobbler install some tap soles and rubber toe taps on my other pairs. I'll probably know in a few months which sole is most preferable and which would last the longest.

First, a pic of my test AE pairs (all recently acquired after I found this thread):



With the different soles installed (L-R: Toe taps, OEM combination tap sole, vibram tap sole):

post #28158 of 49369
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Good question. Well, this is a sticking point. I'm adjunct music faculty at a college in Utah (long commute from NYC, let me tell you), and am in a collegiate environment approximately 8 days out of each month. I would most likely use these shoes in that environment. Perhaps with a grey or navy suit, or charcoal, dark brown or navy trousers w/odd sport jacket combinations. So they would be in limited rotation. Three of my other AE shoes pull this function of as well, however.

 

My corporate or private function event agency requires me to wear black shoes only now, even with charcoal or navy suits, otherwise those would have been perfect occasions.

 

I wear my chili LWB or brown double monks to my shows at nicer jazz clubs, and the grey mctavish or converse to the divier ones. 

 

Do y'all generally think of Shelton as a "versatile" shoe?

 

In that case, I'd go for it! They fit the bill perfectly for what you are describing, and you have plenty of opportunity to use them. I agree that the LWB's monks, and McTavish's do better in casual environments. I've become a big fan of AE's Burgundy Shell Cordovan, however, and they're a great deal as seconds on sale. Further, if the outlet from which you are buying is a Tanger Outlet, you may be able to use a 20% coupon for additional savings!

 

I have a pair of the Sheltons in burgundy; I'm torn as to it's versatility. I definitely think it works best as a casual or business casual shoe (slacks, etc but no suits). That, of course, is my humble opinion. 

 

PS - I've never been to Utah but hope to experience that commute some upcoming winter!

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You're welcome. I also posted a similar question a few months back and no one really got to answer it. So, I thought I'd just try it out and see how the various soles compare.

I'm also interested in your comparison. Thanks!

For the poster that asked earlier, my cobbler charges around $25 for the topys.
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Do y'all generally think of Shelton as a "versatile" shoe?

 

I have the burgundy/black and walnut/brown Shelton and I find the walnut/brown to be very versatile. I've worn it business casual to the office and the other day with jeans and thought it looked nice. Just one man's opinion...

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Anyone own the Sheltons in a single color? I think a pair in all cappuccino or dark brown cordovan could be really nice looking

 

Brooks Bros sells an AE Shelton in a single color as an example...

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Distressed-Leather-Saddle-Shoes/MH00130,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00130_Color=LTBR&contentpos=2&cgid=

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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

I own 5 and 1 last shoes. How would I size for the 7 last (MacNeil)? Thanks!

 

Anyone? Thanks.

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Anyone? Thanks.

I go up one width in the 5 last. 7 last TTS, same as the 1.
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I'm in Florida for the weekend. And they happen to have an Allen Edmonds store. Thinking about grabbing those daltons in walnut. What does the bourbon look like. What do you guys think. Which is more versatile
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Stopped by the new AE store in midtown manhattan today looking for the Mora 2.0

They didn't have it and didn't expect it until the end of the month.

Very nice store...just don't go on hot day. Their A/C hasn't worked all summer they told me. Hot as heck in there. Wow. Dunno how the workers can put up with that.
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Stopped by the new AE store in midtown manhattan today looking for the Mora 2.0

They didn't have it and didn't expect it until the end of the month.

Very nice store...just don't go on hot day. Their A/C hasn't worked all summer they told me. Hot as heck in there. Wow. Dunno how the workers can put up with that.

I have been In the same store, about a month ago. Surprised the AC still isn't working. Bummer. Who was the SA you worked with?
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Which store is considered the Midtown one? I went to the one on 43rd a few months back and it was warm. What's interesting is that all of their stores are between 43rd and 55th between 6th and Madison. I wish they had a few downtown for my convenience.
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Stopped by the new AE store in midtown manhattan today looking for the Mora 2.0

They didn't have it and didn't expect it until the end of the month.

Very nice store...just don't go on hot day. Their A/C hasn't worked all summer they told me. Hot as heck in there. Wow. Dunno how the workers can put up with that.

I always find the Boston store on Newbury to be dreadfully hot as well. Does not make for a pleasant experience
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Scotty: I didn't catch her name unfortunately

NWTeal: They actually have 4 in midtown but I was at the newest store on W 43rd
post #28170 of 49369
Ah how good it must be to be a New Yorker, you guys get everything.
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