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What's the consensus on a black McAllister? Is the broguing too much on a black shoe?

Would probably prefer a black strand or 5th Ave, but they never go on sale on Amazon in my size.

I will probably only buy one pair of black shoes for a while (hence why I lean toward the 5th Ave, given that it is probably the most versatile in terms of formality).

Before anyone recommends it, I find the PA too plain/stubby for my tastes.
Edited by lachyzee - 7/20/14 at 8:25pm
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

What's the consensus on a black McAllister? Is the broguing too much on a black shoe?

Would probably prefer a black strand or 5th Ave, but they never go on sale on Amazon in my size.

I will probably only buy one pair of black shoes for a while (hence why I lean toward the 5th Ave, given that it is probably the most versatile in terms of formality).

Before anyone recommends it, I find the PA too plain/stubby for my tastes.

I own black Jeffersons, which are basically upgraded McAllisters, and find them fine for most occasions. But then again, I don't work in a London law firm or go to tons of medical residency interviews.

What about the Harrison, Carlyle, or Vernon?
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Black calf in particular seems to hide the intricate details. I think this is why the walnut strand is the most popular as the light color really makes the the broguing stand out.
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I'm restricted to 5-65 last shoes that are on Amazon because I know my size in those, live overseas, and don't want to take chances smile.gif

I should probably just wait for the black 5th ave to go on sale. I don't wear black shoes very often, and that shoe will probably be enough to carry me from the few black tie events/funerals I attend through the working week, since it is pretty conservative but has just a bit more interest than Park Aves.
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What fields are you applying in?  I am a surgical resident and agree that walnut strands would not be the best choice for the interview day especially in general surgery, though honestly I barely even pay attention to what someone is wearing.  What you say and how you act are much more important.  Of course, the less sleep-deprived attendings who will actually be doing the majority of the decision-making and applicant judging might care more about dress and grooming.  There is also a lot of regional variation in this.  The bright color and broguing of the strands, though, make it too casual for an interview IMO.  If you don't like black, maybe oxblood/burgundy would be an OK alternative.  

Great post, on several levels. Where I work it is very conservative, although I tend to think of it as very professional.  Last week it was announced that we finally knocked John Hopkins off the top spot for #1 hospital in the US after more than 20 years of sitting at #2 or 3. In large part due to the emphasis on quality by our CEO his vision has payed off. I'm 56 and retired military and I will be looking at your shoes along with everything else mentioned above. But I'm not sitting on a residency interviews, I sit on many other interviews however.  Burgundy especially shell works well as an alternative to black, I totally agree with that also. I wish the best of luck to you all.

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Great post, on several levels. Where I work it is very conservative, although I tend to think of it as very professional.  Last week it was announced that we finally knocked John Hopkins off the top spot for #1 hospital in the US after more than 20 years of sitting at #2 or 3. In large part due to the emphasis on quality by our CEO his vision has payed off. I'm 56 and retired military and I will be looking at your shoes along with everything else mentioned above. But I'm not sitting on a residency interviews, I sit on many other interviews however.  Burgundy especially shell works well as an alternative to black, I totally agree with that also. I wish the best of luck to you all.


I'd take the advice from the guy who is probably someone important at Mayo Clinic.^

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Idk about the mayo clinic but CI is important here.
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Idk about the mayo clinic but CI is important here.

This.
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Happy Monday
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Hi guys,

Anybody knows if AE is matching. Nordstrom anniv. Sale price on the Strands in other colors than Walnut?

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by epc2 View Post

Hi guys,

Anybody knows if AE is matching. Nordstrom anniv. Sale price on the Strands in other colors than Walnut?

Thanks.

Sometimes the B&M stores do, somethings they don't. Best thing to do is call and ask...
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I just noticed there may be some Mojave's in my (potential) size on the Shoebank website. Can someone who owns a pair comment on the fit? I normally wear 13D (Brannock), and wear 13D in the MacNeil and 13E in the Amok. Would a 13D in the Mojave be a good fit? Would really appreciate some advice.
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I happened to glance at the soles on my Kenilworth's, and the right one has worn through the ball into the cork! Its only been about 18 months and averaging 4x a week wear in dry California weather. I didnt notice because weeks ago I had checked the left and it had plenty of wear left! The disparity between the two shoes is really noticeable. On the right, it has become difficult to notice the outside stitching, which now appears as "dots", whereas it is a continuous line on the left shoe. I dont know what could account for such an uneven wear pattern. Could it be from driving? I will post pics when I get home...

 

Will AE still recraft if you have worn through the sole? I dont think the cork has been damaged yet, the hole is small.


Edited by DerangedGoose - 7/21/14 at 2:23pm
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Will AE still recraft if you have worn through the sole? I dont think the cork has been damaged yet, the hole is small.

You should be fine as long as you have not damaged the insole, which if you can still see all of the cork filler, you should be fine...
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