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post #36226 of 46549
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

Stole it from Google Images, but yes that looks like Bourbon to me... unless they used the "black burnishing wheel" Instagram filter on a pair of Walnuts. wink.gif

 



Looks like it could be walnut, the sole edge looks to be light, where as on bourbon, it is black. Good looking either way
post #36227 of 46549
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post
 

 

Stole it from Google Images, but yes that looks like Bourbon to me... unless they used the "black burnishing wheel" Instagram filter on a pair of Walnuts. wink.gif

 



Looks like it could be walnut, the sole edge looks to be light, where as on bourbon, it is black. Good looking either way

 

 

Walnut shell maybe, but yeah it might not be bourbon because of the edge, I really wish my bourbon had a lighter edge as I prefer that to the black. 

post #36228 of 46549
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gorgeous boots. What color is that? Bourbon?

Pretty sure it's Walnut.

This is random, but I sure love my Daltons.
post #36229 of 46549
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I recently purchased some burgundy Allen Edmond Sanford's to go with my dark navy suit. Managed to get them for $70 and they are in beautiful shape and should have several years of life left. For my first pair of proper dress shoes I think I did very well on this purchase. However I have a question; is there any hope of dressing down this color of brogue? I own several pairs of dark denim but none seem to look right with the shoes... Theoretically a light purple dress shirt, burgundy belt, dark denim, and the AE's would pair nicely. But maybe my newbness is wrong? Opinions please! smile.gif

I personally would not wear the Sanford with denim, no matter the color of Sanford or the color of denim. There are many other models - IMO - that are more appropriate with denim.
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Try shell Patriots.  I've never been a loafer guy, but have not regretted this purchase one bit.  Very comfortable and perfect with a pair of jeans on the weekend.


Maybe in the future, but my first venture into shell certainly won't be a loafer.

Friend, what are you waiting for? biggrin.gif
post #36231 of 46549
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post
 

 

Display Shoe Lacing looks just as good (maybe a tad better since it's always over the top), but it's harder to tighten and having the laces come in the top eyelets makes typing pretty awkward. But again, it does look good:

 


When i lace my shoes using display lacing, i always enter from the inside of the top eyelets outward. you can say it's cheating, but it's unreasonable not to have the top part of the quarters tied down snugly. i think most people that use display lacing finish it off that way.

 

and I don't think display lacing is intrinsically harder to tighten than standard criss-cross--you just have to know what direction you need to pull each segment of shoelace (i.e., usually not the direction most of us are used to, since most of us probably grew up with criss-cross lacing).

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I'm in the 50s now.  I'm in trouble.

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I'm counting 26 pairs of AE in your collection, I have 28 pairs of AE with 1 in production. There may be some competition here… smile.gif
First and foremost.... Absolutely no disrespect meant here.
I really do get the need for more shoes.
I have a decent collection of AE, Aldens, and a few other brands...
However, the pride for me comes in the quality of the shoes, my ability to wear and enjoy them all, and the care I am able to impart.
I could never accomplish that with more than ~20 pairs of shoes. (My personal soft threshold)
Once I get there or close to that threshold, I have to sell off the things I don't wear.
They would sit in the closet and not get used, like they are meant to be.

FWIW, You gents have impressive collections.

I would suggest there are many shoe collections exceeding 20 for which the owner is proud of (1) the quality of his shoes, (2) his ability to wear and enjoy them all, and (3) the care he is able to impart.
post #36233 of 46549

Is the Eagle County $197 MTO sale still going on?

post #36234 of 46549
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post
 

 

Stole it from Google Images, but yes that looks like Bourbon to me... unless they used the "black burnishing wheel" Instagram filter on a pair of Walnuts. ;)

 

Those are just walnut calf.  That's a pretty old picture, and predates their current bourbon line. 

post #36235 of 46549
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I would suggest there are many shoe collections exceeding 20 for which the owner is proud of (1) the quality of his shoes, (2) his ability to wear and enjoy them all, and (3) the care he is able to impart.

I agree SFTG. I was just probably having a bad morning. haha

post #36236 of 46549

Hello,

 

I've recently started collecting allen edmonds shoes for my "business casual" environment. This range from wool slacks and a nice button down long sleeve, to sharp looking cotton slacks or chinos. No polo shirts, jeans, or anything of that nature.

 

I feel into the allure of shoes and bought stuff more on the formal side. I currently have:

 

Burgundy McAllisters

Bourbon Mora 2.0's (double monk straps)

Walnut Daltons (for friday casual wear, can't decide if it is appropriate to mix these in with Monday - Thursday BC wear)

Medium Brown Suede Mojave Chukkas

 

Also, I have two "cheap" pairs of banana republic shoes that I'd like to phase out. Those consist of:

 

A darker brown neumok plain toe blucher

A reddish-brown penny loafer.

 

 

I'm thinking I should replace the loafer with something like the AE Patriot in Burnished Brown, and then looking at some sort of suede or neumok blucher, possibly wing-tipped. What would you recommend in the AE line to extend the versatility of my collection?

post #36237 of 46549
Got in on the $50/$100 off sale and picked up the Eastport (Tan) and the McTavish (natural). Not sure i'm sold on the Eastport, but i've got time to think about it. The McTavish, though. . .WOW. I knew I wanted a pair, but these things are even more stunning in person! Problem is that there's an issue with mine that I'm not sure I can look past. . .even though they're seconds:


As you can see, the stitching is coming loose on the top of one of the heels. I know they're the rough collection, so I can look past a lot of "wear" type stuff, but this really bothers me. I emailed the shoebank to see if they can fix this issue. Anyone have any experience with the shoebank fixing something like this? I'm pretty sure they're the only pair in my size (they were at the time of the order), so an exchange isn't really in the cards.

The only other issue I can find of them is this:


I can totally live with that if they can fix the stitching! Also have to get used to the lace gap I get with this last. I get it with my Park Aves and Strands as well. Anything wider and they slip around. I just have a really high instep. They're comfortable, though, so that's all that matters!:


And here's a pic of the shoes for good measure. . .they're really stunning!



-James
post #36238 of 46549
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Originally Posted by mingus2112 View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Got in on the $50/$100 off sale and picked up the Eastport (Tan) and the McTavish (natural). Not sure i'm sold on the Eastport, but i've got time to think about it. The McTavish, though. . .WOW. I knew I wanted a pair, but these things are even more stunning in person! Problem is that there's an issue with mine that I'm not sure I can look past. . .even though they're seconds:


As you can see, the stitching is coming loose on the top of one of the heels. I know they're the rough collection, so I can look past a lot of "wear" type stuff, but this really bothers me. I emailed the shoebank to see if they can fix this issue. Anyone have any experience with the shoebank fixing something like this? I'm pretty sure they're the only pair in my size (they were at the time of the order), so an exchange isn't really in the cards.

The only other issue I can find of them is this:


I can totally live with that if they can fix the stitching! Also have to get used to the lace gap I get with this last. I get it with my Park Aves and Strands as well. Anything wider and they slip around. I just have a really high instep. They're comfortable, though, so that's all that matters!:


And here's a pic of the shoes for good measure. . .they're really stunning!

-James

Considering that they are a part of the rough collection (and they are factory seconds), I think I would be fine with those shoes personally. They still look great and without staring at them from 12 inches away, I am not going to notice the small flaws.

-Mike
post #36239 of 46549
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Considering that they are a part of the rough collection (and they are factory seconds), I think I would be fine with those shoes personally. They still look great and without staring at them from 12 inches away, I am not going to notice the small flaws.

-Mike

I concur - especially the part in bold - it's just the stitching i'm worried about. If you click on the closeup, you can see that the stitching is pulling out. They ARE stunning, though!!

-James
post #36240 of 46549
I've got a pair of black strands coming on Friday, but was thinking about having a tap sole put on since I'm in Oregon and it rains a lot.

Can I just have a local guy put the tap sole on, or do I need to send them to AE? About what should I expect to pay to have it done?

Will I have any problems with recrafting when the time comes?
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