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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

This is what the list says:

 

35

6118S

Strand Green Suede

Green

234.00

1

 

 

Oh darn, a week late for St. Paddy's Day.

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The cognac leather looks nothing like the regular cognac you see on the ridgeway. Looks good though but I believe the picture will not be like what you actually get. I'm also digging the tan leather
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Originally Posted by mispoke View Post


Thanks for the replies. Some followup questions:

(1) Fifth Avenue—brown burnished calf or bourbon?

(2) Do Fifth Aves ever go on sale for Nordstrom Anniversary? If not, where/when else to nab a deal?

(3) Are the walnut strands work-appropriate in a BigLaw firm setting?

(1) I think the bourbon is prettier. However, if I'm not mistaken AE bourbon is simply walnut with a lot of burnishing and treatment applied after the fact. I question how that great color would be maintained for a long time. Plus, the dark brown is more "conservative" if that's important.

(2) I can't recall if the FA has been part of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale recently. It hasn't the last two years. That's usually the cheapest price (about 33% off) for first quality AE's.

(3). I think it depends on the culture of the firm and your clients. I'm among the vast minority around here when I say that the Strand in walnut- despite being fantastic looking - is not a particularly versatile shoe. Despite being a captoe oxford, it's color and extensive brouging make it relatively casual for business wear. The only suits I'd be ok wearing it with are light, seasonal suits like linen, seersucker, etc.

I wear my walnut strands with sport coat and tie a lot in the spring and summer. But in the fall/winter I have plenty of heavily brogues bluchers that fill the bill.

Obviously there are a lot of folks who would disagree with me. That's cool.
Edited by Count de Monet - 3/29/14 at 1:31pm
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post


(1) I think the bourbon is prettier. However, if I'm not mistaken AE bourbon is simply walnut with a lot of burning and treatment applied after the fact. I question how that great color would be maintained for a long time. Plus, the dark brown is more "conservative" if that's important.

(2) I can't recall if the FA has been part of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale recently. It hasn't the last two years. That's usually the cheapest price (about 33% off) for first quality AE's.

(3). I think it depends on the culture of the firm and your clients. I'm among the vast minority around here when I say that the Strand in walnut- despite being fantastic looking - is not a particularly versatile shoe. Despite being a captoe oxford, it's color and extensive brouging using make it relatively casual for business wear. The only suits I'd be ok wearing it with are light, seasonal suits like linen, seersucker, etc.

I wear my walnut strands with sport coat and tie a lot in the spring and summer. But in the fall/winter I have plenty of heavily brogues bluchers that fill the bill.

Obviously there are a lot of folks who would disagree with me. That's cool.

^ This.

 

Fwiw, FA with a rubber tap sole (always a plus) is a part of the Brooks Brothers sale right now. 

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did you get shoe bags with them? 

 

Most 2nds come in with plastic bags or wrapped with tissues. No flannel cloth bags.

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

The cognac leather looks nothing like the regular cognac you see on the ridgeway. Looks good though but I believe the picture will not be like what you actually get. I'm also digging the tan leather

The Cognac leather looks a lot like my Cognac McTavishes

Chris
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During the boot sale saw my list had some Dundees. So I inquired and my SA got them in and said they looked good and gave me a sweet deal. So got them yesterday. (Even next day'd them for no charge) Quite stunning and I had a bit of reserve on chukka having not owned any. However the 511 fits me well. e2yqy8ys.jpg

Only issue I can see is a bit of an upward roll in the vamp of the left shoe. Not as flat as the right but I'm sure over time won't be noticeable.
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If I get them pretty tightly laced I don't get much heel slip. But it sounds that as they break in the heel slip should go away. A slightly thicker sock helped as well.

2nd pair of shell in a month...I see what you guys meant.
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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post
 

 

Most 2nds come in with plastic bags or wrapped with tissues. No flannel cloth bags.

 

True.  However, one of my "2/250" boxes that arrived this week included a nice, slightly extended length faux bone shoe horn.  A nice surprise courtesy of somebody at the Freeport, ME store. 

 

Or maybe it fell out of their pocket accidently.

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My bourbon University webgems arrived today.  Took only 2 weeks after placing the order.  Love em!

 

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Note that this is a single sole--whereas the standard MacNeil comes on a double sole. Same with the Dainite version--there is no midsole between the rubber and the welt. As far as I am concerned, MacNeil on a single sole would look pretty awkward. 

Nice shoe but with a Cordovan vintage Florscheim in same color I am guessing it would not get worn much...I think brown cordovan strand is my next shoe

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Hey guys, 

 

New user here. I recently purchased AE fifth avenue's on ebay in size 9.5 B, and I noticed that mine have 7 eyelets. I was wondering how that was possible, and if it should be a major concern of mine. The shoes fit great and I absolutely love them, but I noticed the 7 eyelets when I was trying to lace them up using the straight bar method.

 

I can also take some pictures if necessary. 

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Originally Posted by mitchillen View Post
 

Hey guys, 

 

New user here. I recently purchased AE fifth avenue's on ebay in size 9.5 B, and I noticed that mine have 7 eyelets. I was wondering how that was possible, and if it should be a major concern of mine. The shoes fit great and I absolutely love them, but I noticed the 7 eyelets when I was trying to lace them up using the straight bar method.

 

I can also take some pictures if necessary. 

 

Maybe they are vintage...I am sure others will know but all the fifth ave I have seen were 6 eyelets...do the have the seconds mark on the sole? 

 

Do you have the Fifth Street boot that has 7 eyelets? The Fifth ave is not a boot

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As promised some more pics of black hills from 2 for 250. Showing the casual Saturday look with frayed jeans :-).

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Originally Posted by evilWagon View Post

What size do you normally wear in the 5 last? And do you have any more regular pics of the black hills I'm still leaning towards a pair for winter biz casual.
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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post

Most 2nds come in with plastic bags or wrapped with tissues. No flannel cloth bags.
Ah, good to know. Much obliged.
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I got shoe bags with my shell park ave and rutledge seconds, but usually they're in the plastic bags.
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