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Originally Posted by TauKappaEpsilon View Post

Can someone recommend a good penny loafer for the summer?  I want something more casual that I can wear with denims, chinos, shorts, etc.  I'm thinking about the Kenwood.  What do you all think?

I like the Kenwood for a casual penny loafer. You might check out the Montecito if you have a higher instep like myself.

Chris
post #4277 of 53466
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Some real beauties there, I especially like the varying coloration in your Strands.  I bet they will darken up over time, depending on what conditioner you use, so I agree that you probably don't need the brown. 

 


Thanks bucksfan I really was 50\50 on the brown shell Strands and your advise is greatly appreciated. And respected. When I took the pictures I tried to take a shot of the heel on the left Strand to show the extreme color contrast of the sides but couldn't get it to show well on the camera. I'm sure most people will see it and think the shoes are defective, but they scream shell all the way. Thinking of the PA in brown shell next week when they go on sale as I almost never wear black any more. Still torn.

 

Spent first half hour last night brushing them, then Reno then another hour brushing again. I spent 3 hours brushing my shell Bradley's before I discovered the bowing and returned them. Someone is going to get a pair of Bradley seconds that absolutely glow! smile.gif

 

post #4278 of 53466
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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post

Anyone able to comment on the fit of the Bayfield v. the Dalton?  I realize they're on the same last.  I have the Bayfield and, while I like them, they're just a bit too narrow , even in EEE widths, for all-day wear.

 

Also, my new favorite AE is my black McTavish.  I wore them most of last week (alternating with the aforementioned Bayfields a couple of times in the wet) while in Europe with my family.  They're one of the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned, and look better every time I wear them.  This really gives me hope for some further exploration of the 5 last (I currently have only the McTavish and PA's in black on the 5 last).


My Bayfield's fits me snugly but well. I can wear them all day without issue. The Malvern on the other hand was too small in width and that boot is on the same last the #1. My shell Dalton boots are huge in comparison to any other shoe or boot I have on the 1 last. I have to use insoles to take up extra room.

 

Most of my shoes are on the #1 last and fit well but I too recently discovered the 5 last and find it extremely comfortable for me so far. It does open up the door to a lot of shoes... Until today the McAllister was my most comfortable shoe but I have worn my new shell Strands all day today and my feet feel great yet. I will end up working till ~2 AM this morning so I will know by then for sure but they currently are at the head of the pack for me. Especially for a new shoe that isn't broken in yet?! But have a different pair in the briefcase just in case.

 

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Originally Posted by CJG_NYC View Post

Its weird -- I liked the 3 last on the larchmont and the flatiron last time I was in the store, but something about the Rutledge didnt blow me away. That said, I looked at the Walnut Burnished, and while the burnishing is interesting, I wasnt as smitten as I thought I was going to be. Maybe it was because the Rutledge is a captoe while the others arent...kinda makes me wonder how I'll like the Neumora then.

I agree with your take on the walnut burnished Rutledge. Something about the burnishing when seen in real life just does not look right to me on the Independence Collection shoes. I hate to say this, but it makes the leather look cheap IMO. The black, however, looks great.

I'd like to see them do the Independence shoes in straight walnut or brown, without the burnishing.
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Looks like a lot of new deliveries by AE over the last couple of days. I got my Clifton replacements in a half a size smaller than my last pair and they fit well, but bow badly at the throat. So they are going to have to go back for another pair. On the other hand got my Shell Walnut Strands that I ordered right before they discontinued them.. And they are a beautiful shoe. A bit darker in the toe box than my shell walnut Daltons so not sure I will pick up the brown shell strands now. The fit is perfect. Here is a comparison between calf walnut McAllister, shell walnut Strands, and shell walnut Daltons. I am very pleased with them all. With the exception of my picture taking abilities, no matter what I do got shadows today. Looks like uploading from the PC causes image reduction however clicking on it pulls up full resolution.
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Your Strands looks awesome. Really sorry I slept on those when they were available.
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some real beauts!  jealous of those shell strands 
 

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Looks like a lot of new deliveries by AE over the last couple of days. I got my Clifton replacements in a half a size smaller than my last pair and they fit well, but bow badly at the throat. So they are going to have to go back for another pair. On the other hand got my Shell Walnut Strands that I ordered right before they discontinued them.. And they are a beautiful shoe. A bit darker in the toe box than my shell walnut Daltons so not sure I will pick up the brown shell strands now. The fit is perfect. Here is a comparison between calf walnut McAllister, shell walnut Strands, and shell walnut Daltons. I am very pleased with them all. With the exception of my picture taking abilities, no matter what I do got shadows today. Looks like uploading from the PC causes image reduction however clicking on it pulls up full resolution.

 

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Couple pics of the Walnut fifths - per request of zerostyle.

 

The pants (all three) are slightly long, havent hemmed them yet but plan to take them up .5 to 1 inch or so.

 

Please excuse the gf's dorm room floor. I know the speckled tile is magnificent but please try to contain yourselves.

 

With light gray slacks:

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with darker gray-brownish slacks:

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with camel-brown slacks:

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Originally Posted by RingTail View Post





I'm also curious as to what would look better, from pictures other shoes like Camina and C&J toes look similar to me, pictures here:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/295844/c-j-348-carmina-simpson-ae-3-333


its difficult to explain just looking at the picture, but the angle on the carmina's toe seems less stubby and the length of the cap looks longer, again making the toe look more elongated which tends to go more nicely with the chisel toe.

The angle of the picture doesn't help the rutledge's cause either.
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Newmora finally came in to the AE store i frequent:

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They look great in person, nice sleek last, and interestingly (unlike the Larchmont & Flatiron) it has a standard leather insole. Construction was similar to the old Mora, with the only complaint being that the buckles feel a bit thin. I regret that they did not have enough sizes for me to try my usual size. So i will have to comment on fit later. Enjoy. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Thanks for the pics! they look pretty rad.

Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Newmora finally came in to the AE store i frequent:
247
208
162


They look great in person, nice sleek last, and interestingly (unlike the Larchmont & Flatiron) it has a standard leather insole. Construction was similar to the old Mora, with the only complaint being that the buckles feel a bit thin. I regret that they did not have enough sizes for me to try my usual size. So i will have to comment on fit later. Enjoy. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


 

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Another look at the Rutledge:

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234

700

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They only had it in black, i was really hoping to finally see the burnished brown. But it looks like a slick shoe, and i would consider it for a black dress shoe if it did not have so many sections with the ripple edges, especially on the cap toe and the tongue. confused.gif
post #4287 of 53466
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Newmora finally came in to the AE store i frequent:
247
208
162
700
199
They look great in person, nice sleek last, and interestingly (unlike the Larchmont & Flatiron) it has a standard leather insole. Construction was similar to the old Mora, with the only complaint being that the buckles feel a bit thin. I regret that they did not have enough sizes for me to try my usual size. So i will have to comment on fit later. Enjoy. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


I saw it today also at the AE store. Since it was new, they also didn't have it in my size on hand. I did tried on the over sized one that they had just to get a rough feel for it. I had them order one in black for me to properly try out. Since it's on the #3 last, hopefully it will fit like the Larchmont model that I do have.

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Lastly, some Daltons for good measure:

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They look stunning in person, there are too many shoes that i want for this up coming sale... bounce2.gif
post #4289 of 53466
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Another look at the Rutledge:
181
234
700
630
They only had it in black, i was really hoping to finally see the burnished brown. But it looks like a slick shoe, and i would consider it for a black dress shoe if it did not have so many sections with the ripple edges, especially on the cap toe and the tongue. confused.gif

The toe is a little too boxy for my taste
post #4290 of 53466

I took mine on their maiden voyage today, quite nice.

I agree ripple edge in the tongue was really weird, note how shoes in the independence collection don't indicate where they were made.

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