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I don't want to pay $115+ for a Manistee belt, but need a belt to match my walnut Strands. What should I get?
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Originally Posted by kaws N effect View Post

Hi, I am looking to invest my first pair of expensive dress shoes, AE. Can anyone link me to a few selections? I prefer burgundy or black with shoe laces.

Again, budget around 300.

Allenedmonds.com. The laziness today . . .
post #3213 of 48563
Seriously looking at the FSC x AE pebble Macneils.

http://shop.freemanssportingclub.com/collections/footwear/products/fw-allen-edmonds-for-f-s-c

Has AE ever done other collabs? I'm sort of out of the loop with AE, but these caught my eye.
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Thanks bucksfan. I was very impressed with your shoe rotation. I'm using your pictures as justification to my wife that I'm not quite "there" yet. You've breathed new life into my search for a shell PTB and if the C&J/RL Marlow/Darlton (wow, that's a mouthful) fit right, they'll get the job. I know the Barrie fits me pretty well but I really like the profile and especially the color of the RL. However, once acquired my brown Kenilworth will likely see much less wear.
Sadly, the Westchesters just don't fit well. I've subsequently only worn then a handful of times. I want them to fit so badly but they are too snug in the small toe area (on just my larger right foot). I haven't decided if I should have them stretched or sell them. They shine up pretty nicely as well:
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I love the boots and found lots of great info at the RMW thread here. I'm not proud of the fact that I tried them on twice at the RMW store in Manhattan and then ordered online from Australia (Barry at bootsonline.com). However, they were almost 50% less even shipped from AUS. The chestnut pair gets a lot of use in Fall-Spring. The black pair not so much anymore.
thanks for the comments guys...now back to the AE discussion.

May I ask you for a step-by-step tutorial on how you shine them up so nicely? Thanks!
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^ I'm sure Mr. PatrickB can link you to the shoe care thread he frequents. I recall he posted his methods there...
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Looking to grab another pair of AEs -- wanted to stay with a balmoral/oxford but love the Kenilworth (and new Flatiron) in Burnished Walnut. But, I'm just a bit unsure of the derby style with suits? Anyone have thoughts on this or can post pictures of either of the shoes with a suit?

I'm also thinking of grabbing the Walnut Weybridge -- they are on sale right now for 249.99 (and available in my size) -- any thoughts on these?

Thanks!!
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Originally Posted by CJG_NYC View Post

Looking to grab another pair of AEs -- wanted to stay with a balmoral/oxford but love the Kenilworth (and new Flatiron) in Burnished Walnut. But, I'm just a bit unsure of the derby style with suits? Anyone have thoughts on this or can post pictures of either of the shoes with a suit?
I'm also thinking of grabbing the Walnut Weybridge -- they are on sale right now for 249.99 (and available in my size) -- any thoughts on these?
Thanks!!

How conservative is the environment you plan to use them with a suit? Such things are an afterthought in the U.S. in all but the most conservative of places.

There are some great examples on AE's website, photo wise. Maybe someone else can contribute some real world pics.
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The rules in the US do seem to be lax, balmoral, derby, loafer.  Personally, I don't care for open laced shoes except for some boots.  Having said that, I see derbys frequently around the office park. A good looking shoe is a good looking shoe, suit or otherwise.  And, most people don't know the difference between a derby and a balmoral anyway (except SF members of course).

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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

How conservative is the environment you plan to use them with a suit? Such things are an afterthought in the U.S. in all but the most conservative of places.
There are some great examples on AE's website, photo wise. Maybe someone else can contribute some real world pics.

Work environment is far from "very conservative" -- I have Fifth Avenues and Park Avenues for those more conservative situations. I really wish AE had a medallion toe (flatiron) in a balmoral.

My current rotation is as follows:
Park Avenues in Black
Fifth Avenues in Burnished Brown
Strand in Walnut
Randolph in Chili

Trying to add to that group and would be open to suggestions!
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About 20 years ago I was in the Nordstroms clearance basement looking at shoes because they had a one day sale of only shoes above size 12 and I wore a 14 B.  I tried on every shoe there in my size and the only pairs that fit my foot like they were custom made for them was 2 pair of Allen Edmonds.  I  bought them both for about $55 a pair.  I still wear them to church and special occasions.  Only have had the heels replaced once.  Handle them and I stop and fondle that soft leather like I had a fetish.  Best shoes I have ever owned, includig two pair I had custom made for me.

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Can these be fixed??
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Interesting, if the shoes are new and unworn, why not send them back to AE?  Anyone?

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Interesting, if the shoes are new and unworn, why not send them back to AE?  Anyone?

Most likely marked seconds.
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Interesting, if the shoes are new and unworn, why not send them back to AE?  Anyone?
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Most likely marked seconds.

Doesn't the "W" stamp mean something beyond seconds? I think that indicates they may have been worn and can't be returned, but I might be wrong.
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Interesting, if the shoes are new and unworn, why not send them back to AE?  Anyone?
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

Most likely marked seconds.

Doesn't the "W" stamp mean something beyond seconds? I think that indicates they may have been worn and can't be returned, but I might be wrong.

Can't be returned for full retail refund but can be recrafted by AE when the time comes if the shoes in question are recraftable.
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