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post #39931 of 51078

What's the consensus on AEs monk straps? In the market for a pair, probably used, but wasn't sure what the lowdown is. 

post #39932 of 51078
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Exactly right, and don't feel shy about asking.

One of the JVille ladies volunteered to have a pair of shell PA sent from storage to the store so she could personally inspect them and send me a photo.

I've always had only the best service when dealing with Jeffersonville.

Absolutely, I haven't gone through the process, but I would try to make sure they look into what I'm going to receive. That being said, i'd never expect something like that get overlooked. Or in this case, not looked at, at all.
post #39933 of 51078
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Originally Posted by markkohfm View Post

Just wanted to show you guys the brown jermyns which i wore to my cousin's wedding today. Was thinking of pairing my attire with either the bb brown strand or bourbon park avenue but decided to go with the jermyns since the theme was modern vintage and it was a later morning church reception. Have been getting compliments about this pair of jermyns and wonder why this is a closeout style. The brogue design and tassels make this pair really stylish.



If you told me AE was making a captoe tassel loafer last year I could have told you it was going very quickly to the clearance section without even seeing the shoe... when I first saw the Jermyns I judged the shoes to be an ugly mash-up of many different styles that don't belong anywhere near each other. However, that said you actually pull this off brilliantly and while I don't think I will be purchasing a pair anytime soon, it has changed my opinion of this style. Good work.
post #39934 of 51078
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I use AE Cleaner Conditioner and AE Leather Lotion on my natural McTavish and have no noticeable color change.


Chris

 

Thanks - I will use those two products on mine also then..

post #39935 of 51078

Also happy to note that I own a pair of Chromexcel shoes...Did not realize the Sebago's hand sewn in USA were of that leather until cleaning just for kicks I ran my finger under the tongue like that video posted a while back and the white line appeared. Checked Sebago website and low and behold they are Chromexcel, wow that leather can go from looking crappy to beautiful in just a few coats of AE leather cleaner/conditioner.

 

Going to have to consider an AE Chrome pair now.

 

I wonder if there is a way to order any leather color from Horween through AE for shoes - looking at all the diff. color combos on the Horween Sebago's has me drooling on putting those on some AE shoes.

post #39936 of 51078

All,

 

I have finally gotten the first post on the Allen Edmonds MTO Thread up to where I want it. I hope that this is a good resource for those considering MTOs.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/381983/the-allen-edmonds-mto-thread/

 

-Mike

post #39937 of 51078
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

All,

I have finally gotten the first post on the Allen Edmonds MTO Thread up to where I want it. I hope that this is a good resource for those considering MTOs.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/381983/the-allen-edmonds-mto-thread/

-Mike

Great work, Mike, thanks for doing that!

Just want to add navy to calfskin colors, burgundy to the Indy leathers, smokey grey to distressed, and the suede options (black, olive, snuff, sand, white nubuck, dark navy, lighter navy, there may be others).
post #39938 of 51078
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Great work, Mike, thanks for doing that!

Just want to add navy to calfskin colors, burgundy to the Indy leathers, smokey grey to distressed, and the suede options (black, olive, snuff, sand, white nubuck, dark navy, lighter navy, there may be others).

Terrific, thanks. I will update. :-)
post #39939 of 51078
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Originally Posted by FreedBird View Post

Wearing the Bradley's out today. I don't feel they get as much love as some of the other classic AE styles, but they are one of my favorite pairs to wear with jeans (other than the Long Branches).


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I wanted to show off my Bradleys in chili. These are about 15 years old, with two recraftings.
post #39940 of 51078
Looking to buy a new pair of 1sts perhaps as early as this week. Here's my dilemma, I don't know what to buy! At first I was considering something more casual likr Rush Street and perhaps the Fairmount in CXL since I don't have too many options for bad weather days. However I started to reconsider it.

Now I'm considering the following: Chocolate Daltons vs Burgundy Cambridges. Here's the rub, I already have cordovan Dalton's and I already have merlot McAllisters. In boots I also have Alden Indy's in Kudu with lug soles, plus AE Long Branches. In Oxfords I have Strands, Park, Aves, and McAllisters is various colors.

My only cordovan shoes are my burgundy Daltons and brown Patriots. I don't wear suits to work; wool slacks and button down shirts, no ties.

Any recommendations?
post #39941 of 51078
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

Looking to buy a new pair of 1sts perhaps as early as this week. Here's my dilemma, I don't know what to buy! At first I was considering something more casual likr Rush Street and perhaps the Fairmount in CXL since I don't have too many options for bad weather days. However I started to reconsider it.

Now I'm considering the following: Chocolate Daltons vs Burgundy Cambridges. Here's the rub, I already have cordovan Dalton's and I already have merlot McAllisters. In boots I also have Alden Indy's in Kudu with lug soles, plus AE Long Branches. In Oxfords I have Strands, Park, Aves, and McAllisters is various colors.

My only cordovan shoes are my burgundy Daltons and brown Patriots. I don't wear suits to work; wool slacks and button down shirts, no ties.

Any recommendations?

Some quick ideas:
You already seem to have dress, casual, and boots covered. So looking at what you might be missing, are the Chocolate Daltons a color you don't have?
But I might suggest going with your original thought on the Rush Street or even something in suede like the Strand (if it's still available suede), since those would be new to your collection in leather type, and you can get both in Dainite soles. Both casual but also wearable with slacks.
But maybe this is the time to get the brown Cordovan Strand? Always room in anyone's collection for those, I think. Although they don't fit your bad weather requirement.
post #39942 of 51078
I think I may have asked this before, but it probably got lost in the shuffle. How is everyone sizing the Eagle Country boots?
post #39943 of 51078
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Some quick ideas:
You already seem to have dress, casual, and boots covered. So looking at what you might be missing, are the Chocolate Daltons a color you don't have?
But I might suggest going with your original thought on the Rush Street or even something in suede like the Strand (if it's still available suede), since those would be new to your collection in leather type, and you can get both in Dainite soles. Both casual but also wearable with slacks.
But maybe this is the time to get the brown Cordovan Strand? Always room in anyone's collection for those, I think. Although they don't fit your bad weather requirement.

+1 on the suede shoes. Also, looking at your collection you have very formal assortment of shoes, especially for a business casual environment, you have lots on wingtips and most your shoes are balmorals. I would suggest getting some blutchers in your collection, perhaps a Flatiron, Leeds or Kenilworth.
post #39944 of 51078

Is there any chance that this thread can make some sense of the Allen Edmonds naming conventions? What, exactly, are the categories and rules?

 

I know some of them.  For instance, the business-appropriate, cap-toe, balmorals are named for avenues (fifth avenue, park avenue, strand).  Their corresponding boots are named for streets (fifth street, etc.).  Brogue wingtips have Scottish names (McAllister, MacNeill) (but what about the McGraw penny loafers?).  Independence collection are named for founding fathers.  Are certain more casual shoes named for cities, which ones?  Then there's the -mok designation (does it refer to unlined shoes? Amok, Neumok, Cronmok, and Strandmok?)

 

I'm sure that the naming scheme doesn't follow strict rules, but it would be helpful (at least to me) and fun (again, at least to me) to get some sense of what the guidelines are for the names,  

post #39945 of 51078
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

Looking to buy a new pair of 1sts perhaps as early as this week. Here's my dilemma, I don't know what to buy! At first I was considering something more casual likr Rush Street and perhaps the Fairmount in CXL since I don't have too many options for bad weather days. However I started to reconsider it.

Now I'm considering the following: Chocolate Daltons vs Burgundy Cambridges. Here's the rub, I already have cordovan Dalton's and I already have merlot McAllisters. In boots I also have Alden Indy's in Kudu with lug soles, plus AE Long Branches. In Oxfords I have Strands, Park, Aves, and McAllisters is various colors.

My only cordovan shoes are my burgundy Daltons and brown Patriots. I don't wear suits to work; wool slacks and button down shirts, no ties.

Any recommendations?

The shoe that appears to be missing from your collection is a monkstrap. They are a very nice casual shoe, perfect for your type of need. Another option might be a dark brown suede Neumok or a Patriot loafer.

 

 

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