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the hanovers are pretty nice. I have a pair in bourbon, and really liek the shape of the 3-last. its looks pretty formal though - not just the wholecut styling but also the last isn't your typical blobby casual last from AE/Alden (not that I dislike the blobby lasts, but the hanover is styled very differntly). if the 5 last fits you well,the 3 last probably would, although its slightly wider than the 5 (but just as long imo)

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With the new shoebank.com system in place, is it possible to phone an outlet, like say Jeffersonville, and order a shoe even though the website says it's located in Port Washington?

Reason being, I have a Tanger Outlets coupon for 20% off, so would just like to phone Kristle at Jeffersonville as I've done in the past, but shoebank.com says the Sheltons I want are someplace else. Does it matter?
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

With the new shoebank.com system in place, is it possible to phone an outlet, like say Jeffersonville, and order a shoe even though the website says it's located in Port Washington?

Reason being, I have a Tanger Outlets coupon for 20% off, so would just like to phone Kristle at Jeffersonville as I've done in the past, but shoebank.com says the Sheltons I want are someplace else. Does it matter?

 

When I phoned them today, they said I would have to phone each individual location and place orders separately, but Kristle might be able to do something for you. It wouldnt hurt to ask.

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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

When I phoned them today, they said I would have to phone each individual location and place orders separately, but Kristle might be able to do something for you. It wouldnt hurt to ask.

That's Bullocks. Call Kristle. She's the best.
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So you're saying get the black Kenilworth over getting the Hanover in black, even with me having bourbon Kenilworth? That's why I've held out on black because still can't decide. Everyone always says PA but I like a casual part and also dressy..

 

If you need a dress casual black shoe, by all means grab the black kenilworths.  But I would not buy them thinking they will be your main go to shoe for wearing with a suit if you are in a suit more than a few times a year.  Personally, I would look at either the Hanover or the Lexington if you are in a suit fairly regularly.

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If you need a dress casual black shoe, by all means grab the black kenilworths.  But I would not buy them thinking they will be your main go to shoe for wearing with a suit if you are in a suit more than a few times a year.  Personally, I would look at either the Hanover or the Lexington if you are in a suit fairly regularly.

Yes, the Lexington is definitely dressier than the kenilworth, but as long as you're not talking about strictly formal situations, most people wouldn't bat an eye at someone wearing the latter with a suit, as long as it's not formal evening wear. Though I personally wouldn't.

Hannover, park Ave, fifth ave, vernon, rutledge (the black one is on sale at outlets for 229), Harrison, Carlyle, even McAllister are all better options.

Interesting dilemma, though, because I wouldn't wear any of those shoes with jeans, and he says he wants a pair that can do both.

I suppose if he really only wants to buy one shoe, then kenilworth is the best option. Though he should consider adding a more formal pair at some point down the line.
Edited by peppercorn78 - 6/15/14 at 6:47am
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Yes, the Lexington is definitely dressier than the kenilworth, but as long as you're not talking about strictly formal situations, most people wouldn't bat an eye at someone wearing the latter with a suit, as long as it's not formal evening wear. Though I personally wouldn't.

Hannover, park Ave, fifth ave, vernon, rutledge (the black one is on sale at outlets for 229), Harrison, Carlyle, even McAllister are all better options.

Interesting dilemma, though, because I wouldn't wear any of those shoes with jeans, and he says he wants a pair that can do both.

I suppose if he really only wants to buy one shoe, then kenilworth is the best option. Though he should consider adding a more formal pair at some point down the line.

yea wouldn't be strictly formal situations .. hell, I rarely wear a suit but also have walnut strands, bourbon kenilworth, shell cordovan macneil and some other but more casual.

 

I would just hate seeing myself get a black PA right now if it will only be worn a couple times a year tops... whereas, the Kenilworth may get more wear with jeans/etc...

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How much are AE shell seconds normally? I understand the tent sale is going on right now and I see that they are listed for $399.
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FYI, the price of the McAllister seconds dropped from $245 on Thursday to $199 yesterday.  I called and got the $50 credit with no issues.

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If someone is in need of a black shoe that can can be worn with either jeans, chinos, or suits (very, very rarely), which would be the better selection in you all's educated opinion?: a black Franciscan, or the black Lexington?

Im asking because I purchased the black Lexington, but im contemplating exchanging them for a black Franciscan. I didnt really consider the Park Avenue, as the train of thought here seems to consistently be that they are too dressy for jeans and chinos - and I dont wear suits often enough to justify its presence in my wardrobe.. I didnt consider the Leeds because I didnt want anything too overtly casual in a black shoe. And it seems to me that a double sole, a reverse welt, a plain toe, in addition to being a blucher would just be more casual than what I am seeking. The Kenilworth does strike me as a good option and I do like it, but i tend to be kind of wishy washy in my feelings about plain toe bluchers to begin with.
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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

If someone is in need of a black shoe that can can be worn with either jeans, chinos, or suits (very, very rarely), which would be the better selection in you all's educated opinion?: a black Franciscan, or the black Lexington?

Im asking because I purchased the black Lexington, but im contemplating exchanging them for a black Franciscan. I didnt really consider the Park Avenue, as the train of thought here seems to consistently be that they are too dressy for jeans and chinos - and I dont wear suits often enough to justify its presence in my wardrobe.. I didnt consider the Leeds because I didnt want anything too overtly casual in a black shoe. And it seems to me that a double sole, a reverse welt, a plain toe, in addition to being a blucher would just be more casual than what I am seeking. The Kenilworth does strike me as a good option and I do like it, but i tend to be kind of wishy washy in my feelings about plain toe bluchers to begin with.
I think your first choice was correct! Trust your gut.
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I wouldn't ever wear shoes like that with jeans. I would very rarely if ever wear them with chinos. Black just isn't the right color.

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I've got black park avenues and bourbon strands. Currently debating between merlot Mcallister and brown Rutledge. I am a lawyer and wear navy and charcoal suits everyday. The seconds are comparable in price for either.

And other recommended formal shoes besides these two?
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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

If someone is in need of a black shoe that can can be worn with either jeans, chinos, or suits (very, very rarely), which would be the better selection in you all's educated opinion?: a black Franciscan, or the black Lexington?

Im asking because I purchased the black Lexington, but im contemplating exchanging them for a black Franciscan. I didnt really consider the Park Avenue, as the train of thought here seems to consistently be that they are too dressy for jeans and chinos - and I dont wear suits often enough to justify its presence in my wardrobe.. I didnt consider the Leeds because I didnt want anything too overtly casual in a black shoe. And it seems to me that a double sole, a reverse welt, a plain toe, in addition to being a blucher would just be more casual than what I am seeking. The Kenilworth does strike me as a good option and I do like it, but i tend to be kind of wishy washy in my feelings about plain toe bluchers to begin with.

This thread is full of questions like this, but the answer is simple: don't compromise. There is always room for a proper black captoe oxford in every man's shoe wardrobe, even if you only wear a suit once a year.

On the other end of the spectrum, Franciscans and Lexingtons--especially in black--are far from ideal for wearing with jeans. I wouldn't do it. These two shoes in black just don't make sense to me anyway.

Again, the point is this: buy a pair of proper black dress shoes for wearing with suits, and a pair of casual shoes (preferably in brown or burgundy). There is no shoe that can successfully run the gamut from jeans to suits. At best, they'll be suboptimal every time. At worst, they'll look downright silly.
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Originally Posted by Jmm722 View Post

I've got black park avenues and bourbon strands. Currently debating between merlot Mcallister and brown Rutledge. I am a lawyer and wear navy and charcoal suits everyday. The seconds are comparable in price for either.

And other recommended formal shoes besides these two?
I'd rather wear Merlot with navy.
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