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.
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).
Those are just walnut calf. That's a pretty old picture, and predates their current bourbon line.
I agree SFTG. I was just probably having a bad morning. haha
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:
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?