or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - Page 2238

post #33556 of 43033

I assume black McTavishes aren't really a dress shoe, and not nearly enough so that you can get by with having them as your only black dress shoe, right?

post #33557 of 43033
Quote:
Originally Posted by 850csi View Post

I assume black McTavishes aren't really a dress shoe, and not nearly enough so that you can get by with having them as your only black dress shoe, right?


 



They are not at all a dress shoe due to the contrast edge, split-reverse welt, rough leather and extensive brogueing. If you want just one black dress shoe, the Park Avenue is the answer (at least if you want to stick with an Allen Edmonds shoe).
post #33558 of 43033
Quote:
Originally Posted by msulinski View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 850csi View Post
 

I assume black McTavishes aren't really a dress shoe, and not nearly enough so that you can get by with having them as your only black dress shoe, right?

 



They are not at all a dress shoe due to the contrast edge, split-reverse welt, rough leather and extensive brogueing. If you want just one black dress shoe, the Park Avenue is the answer (at least if you want to stick with an Allen Edmonds shoe).

 

Oh yeah, that was my suspicion - I've just never seen them in the flesh so I was just trying to confirm. I know PA (and maybe even 5A) are the right choices for black dress shoes, but I'm just not a big fan and was wondering if the McTavish was an alternative. Probably not.

post #33559 of 43033
Quote:
Originally Posted by 850csi View Post

 

Oh yeah, that was my suspicion - I've just never seen them in the flesh so I was just trying to confirm. I know PA (and maybe even 5A) are the right choices for black dress shoes, but I'm just not a big fan and was wondering if the McTavish was an alternative. Probably not.

 



If you are looking for an alternative from AE, you could do the Fifith Ave, or maybe something from the Independence Collection, like the Harrison or whatever. For non-AE, I like the Charles Tyrwhitt black captoe (the $320 one) made by Loake.
post #33560 of 43033

Oh snap. I've wanted brown shoes for a bit. Need to email alison ASAP!

post #33561 of 43033
These are being sent back for a resole after today's wearing. I put in the "Cousin Traci" laces from Benjos. I can't wait to get these back from AE!

post #33562 of 43033

Just got invoiced for my shell strand MTO! Also, have a pair of standard shell MacNeil's coming in today. Exciting week! :slayer:

post #33563 of 43033
Quote:
Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post
 

Hmmmm, I had an October 4 MTO, and nothing yet. I emailed Allison on Monday and no response. 

Nothing for me as well. Mine was October 7th. 

post #33564 of 43033

What do the McTavish, Neumok, and Strandmok fit like? I wear a 8.5E in the dalton, but it's a little roomy for thicker socks. I tried a 8E 5A on and that fit well aside from some heel slip that I think would go away after some settling in with the cork footbed.


Any thoughts?

Thanks!

post #33565 of 43033
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

What do the McTavish, Neumok, and Strandmok fit like? I wear a 8.5E in the dalton, but it's a little roomy for thicker socks. I tried a 8E 5A on and that fit well aside from some heel slip that I think would go away after some settling in with the cork footbed.


Any thoughts?

Thanks!

For the McTavish and Neumok I sized down 1/2 size and went one width up from my size on the Brannock device. My hunch is that you might want to try them in 7.5.E for starters.

post #33566 of 43033

Any idea how long the AE Recrafting is taking these days?

post #33567 of 43033
Quote:
Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

For the McTavish and Neumok I sized down 1/2 size and went one width up from my size on the Brannock device. My hunch is that you might want to try them in 7.5.E for starters.


That would probably mean 8E for me then. I'm pretty sure I was an 8.5D on the brannock when measured. The D width shoes by AE fit too tight though!

 

Thanks!

post #33568 of 43033
Quote:
Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post
 

I havent seen that with a Dalton but if the look you are looking is the high cuffed jeans on top of boots, then I say the Alden Indy boot looks great. Apologies if not strictly AE related. Now back to regular programming.

From fashionbuyeruk.blogspot.com

This single photo made me reconsider selling my Indy for Jcrew. I got them at 25% off with an additional 15% at the store for a total of $312, which is a steal. I thought I didn't need them since I have 721 and 744 shell Wolverines, but I guess you can't have too many boots.

post #33569 of 43033
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 


That would probably mean 8E for me then. I'm pretty sure I was an 8.5D on the brannock when measured. The D width shoes by AE fit too tight though!

 

Thanks!

That was my first intuition, but then you said you tried 5A in 8E and they were a bit too loose. Keep in mind that the rough collection on the 5 last fits a bit differently from FA, 5A, Strand, etc.

post #33570 of 43033
Quote:
Originally Posted by cincikid View Post

but I guess you can't have too many boots.

True-er words never spoken.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread