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post #36751 of 48251

Fifth Street boots are marked down to $247, and I couldn't help but pull the trigger on a pair in Brown. I had been looking for seconds in my size for a while but never found any, and now that they're on clearance, I have this doomsday concern that they fail to bring them back next year.

 

They were hard to justify considering I still have Brogue Suede Strands and Brown Chromexcel Eagle County MTOs in the works, but what the hell.

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I'm going to be picking up a pair of brown or black PA's on the next sale .. but also need to grab another casual shoe (to be worn in rotation with jeans/etc)... come on casual shoe recommendations..

 

Already have walnut Strand and Bourbon Kenilworth.

 

Also, does anyone know a good/affordable belt to match the bourbon color?  I have one that matches my walnut shoes..

 

Thanks! I have so much jealousy for all you guys with big collections! =]

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To all the responses above, thank you. Sounds like I'll try the 11.5D and see what happens.
post #36754 of 48251
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Originally Posted by chris45 View Post
 

I'm going to be picking up a pair of brown or black PA's on the next sale .. but also need to grab another casual shoe (to be worn in rotation with jeans/etc)... come on casual shoe recommendations..

 

Already have walnut Strand and Bourbon Kenilworth.

 

Also, does anyone know a good/affordable belt to match the bourbon color?  I have one that matches my walnut shoes..

 

Thanks! I have so much jealousy for all you guys with big collections! =]

 

I like monks and I don't hesitate to wear them with nice denim.  You don't yet have a merlot, and the Franciscan in that color is choice IMO.  Or, you could go with a Neumok or McTavish if you wanted to be more casual than that.

 

And, both the Manistee and the Dearborn belts come in bourbon.

post #36755 of 48251

Quick question for everyone on the board: is there a major difference in color/shading between calf merlot/burgundy and the burgundy shell? For instance, would a pair of Leeds in burgundy calf look much different than a pair in shell? 

post #36756 of 48251

You must not know the first rule of thumb of fashion, Sir.

Please contact the retailer.

post #36757 of 48251

^ Huh?

post #36758 of 48251

Does it concern anyone that some of the colors are dyed vs tanned into the leather?

post #36759 of 48251
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Originally Posted by njruss View Post
 

Does it concern anyone that some of the colors are dyed vs tanned into the leather?

i.e. bourbon...

post #36760 of 48251

Long Branch: dark brown or waxy brown?

 

(To be worn with sports coat and tie).

 

The waxy brown upper appears "dressier" (in relative terms), but the stark contrast between the lighter leather and black welting draws attention to the lug sole.  I've also seen some people question the quality of the waxy brown leather.

post #36761 of 48251
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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post

Long Branch: dark brown or waxy brown?

(To be worn with sports coat and tie).

The waxy brown upper appears "dressier" (in relative terms), but the stark contrast between the lighter leather and black welting draws attention to the lug sole.  I've also seen some people question the quality of the waxy brown leather.

I have the dark brown long branch boots. The grain on my pair is very shallow, faint, and hard to see. Applying Obenauf's darkened it up quite nicely as well. I think I could definitely get away with wearing them with trousers and a chunkier fabric sports coat. Just use the brown laces instead of the red ones.

I think you're right about the light brown waxy color -- the lugs are much more noticeable against the lighter upper...

Amazing boots, btw. Feel fantastic on my feet and take a beating well. I almost have to force myself not to wear them every day.
post #36762 of 48251

Hanover on sale at Macys for $195 (size 10-13 only)

post #36763 of 48251
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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post
 

what do you mean by conditioning? My second pair of allen edmonds are set to arrive tomorrow, and I was wondering if there is anything I need to apply to them in order to get them broken in or "conditioned" correctly. When you say "condition" are you referring to conditioning lotion or cream of some sort? Or just referring to breaking them in?

 

When shoes have been sitting on a shelf for a long time without being worn or properly cared for, the leather can become dry and unhealthy (which is usually the case when buying shoes from Amazon). Before shoes like this are worn, it is a good idea to condition them (I use AE cleaner/conditioner) and let them rest for a day, then wear them inside an hour or two a few times before wearing them for a full day in the harsh outside world.

 

Sort of like applying lotion to human skin helps minimize the effect of wrinkles.

post #36764 of 48251

I picked up the waxy browns at the recent sale.  They are every bit as comfortable as the reviews suggest.  I have a pair of Doc Marten's boots, and they are much heavier than the long branches.  To protect them, I put a coat of Saphir renovateur, followed by 4 coats of Mahogany polish to protect them and to intensify the depth and lustre of the colour.  Here's what they look like now, and what they look like with a jacket and dress pants.

 

 


Edited by SkySaw - 1/16/14 at 6:45pm
post #36765 of 48251
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Originally Posted by SkySaw View Post
 

I picked up the waxy browns at the recent sale.  They are every bit as comfortable as the reviews suggest.  I have a pair of Doc Martin's boots, and they are much heavier than the long branches.  To protect them, I put a coat of Saphir renovateur, followed by 4 coats of Mahogany polish to protect them and to intensify the depth and lustre of the colour.  Here's what they look like now, and what they look like with a jacket and dress pants.

 

 

Thanks!  I had nearly decided on the dark brown, but your pics (especially the second one) have me reconsidering  

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