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Today AE, anyone remember this style? This was my first pair of AE. It's now mostly my rainy day shoe because of the two part rubber and leather sole.
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i think if i have to pick 5th ave or park ave I will go with park ave because upon closer inspection, the brogue on the 5th ave make it looks even shorter.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/275681/ae-fifth-avenue-toe-cap-against-a-strand-toe-cap#post_4975410

I sent a pair of 5th Ave back because I felt the cap was too short...in the above thread, I put them next to my Strands and they are a long way off.
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Walnut grain MacNeil's today:

 

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Walnut Strands today:

 

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Walnut Strands today:

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Nicely done, I did this combo yesterday.
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Originally Posted by Jaggs View Post

http://www.styleforum.net/t/275681/ae-fifth-avenue-toe-cap-against-a-strand-toe-cap#post_4975410
I sent a pair of 5th Ave back because I felt the cap was too short...in the above thread, I put them next to my Strands and they are a long way off.

That's a great photo comparison of the difference in cap toe length between the 5th Avenue (same length as on Park Avenue) and Strand. I wish they would do the 5th/Park with the same length cap toe as the Strand.
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Originally Posted by Jaggs View Post


http://www.styleforum.net/t/275681/ae-fifth-avenue-toe-cap-against-a-strand-toe-cap#post_4975410
I sent a pair of 5th Ave back because I felt the cap was too short...in the above thread, I put them next to my Strands and they are a long way off.

 

Agreed. I had to jump up a price level to get the Peal perforated captoe because I so disliked the 5th Avenue's stubby captoe, which is highlighted even more than on Park Avenues due to the large brogue line.

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Agreed. I had to jump up a price level to get the Peal perforated captoe because I so disliked the 5th Avenue's stubby captoe, which is highlighted even more than on Park Avenues due to the large brogue line.

the small cap toe has made me starting to consider the Meermin cap toe, which from look at the pictures on their site, has a better proportion cap toe.

Pics from the Meermin thread
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So far very pleased with the look of the Fifth Aves.  They fit great and look even better.  Ill probably get a black pair sometime in the near future.
 

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The short toe cap bothers me as well, but I still think the Park Avenue is the best black captoe to recommend in response to all the "first good shoes" posts.  What else is there for under $300 that is readily available for trying on and at the same quality level?  You can suggest Meermin or Loake, but the reality is that someone looking for their first good shoes needs to go somewhere where they can try the shoes on and return if the fit/sizing is not right.  Look at all the posts in this thread on multiple returns to Nordstrom or AE. 

 

I've had Park Avenues for a year and will eventually replace them with something nicer, but they're a nice shoe and fill a much needed niche for people building their professional wardrobes.

 

There's no love for JM shoes here on SF because of quality issues being made in India. That being said, I got their USA made Georgetown II cap toe about couple of months ago. The main reason I got these over the PA was the fit (for my flat feet). There was literally no bowing on these shoes (D width) unlike the PA (tried D & E widths). The quality on these USA made JM shoes unfortunately were a hit or miss (stitching issues like being uneven) but they sent the replacements overnight to the store (3 tries though). JM had the nerve to sent a previously worn pair as a replacement to the store. Overall, I'm happy with the JM Georgetown II cap toe that I settled with.

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For those turned off by the PAs, you may want to look into the Hale's. They are a balmoral and have a larger captoe. I own them and they are great. There is a line of perforated holes at the end of the captoe, so not a clean captoe look. Another shoe, which I considered, was the Courtland. I think they may be a blucher, though. I don't have that model. Both have leather soles. Both can be found at Nordies Rack for about $225 now.
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

The short toe cap bothers me as well, but I still think the Park Avenue is the best black captoe to recommend in response to all the "first good shoes" posts.  What else is there for under $300 that is readily available for trying on and at the same quality level?  You can suggest Meermin or Loake, but the reality is that someone looking for their first good shoes needs to go somewhere where they can try the shoes on and return if the fit/sizing is not right.  Look at all the posts in this thread on multiple returns to Nordstrom or AE. 

I've had Park Avenues for a year and will eventually replace them with something nicer, but they're a nice shoe and fill a much needed niche for people building their professional wardrobes.

I know bluchers with suits is frowned upon, but I find the look of the Nordstrom only AE clifton to be far superior.
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I know bluchers with suits is frowned upon, but I find the look of the Nordstrom only AE clifton to be far superior.

 

I'm a balmorals with suits guy, but, if I weren't, the Clifton would be a good choice.

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Shoe of the day.

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A rare somewhat sunny day in Seattle. I just wanted to wear these anyways, they had been sitting in the closet.

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Edited by iloveshoes - 6/27/12 at 2:21pm
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Look what the cat dragged in today! Randomly ran into a pair of Moras on a recent shoebank seconds list- from the inscription, it was made for Ball and Buck. Pricing was GREAT and I see no apparent flaws. I am very pleased with my first pair of doublemonks. The 8 last is usually terrible for me in my normal 5 last size so I sized up .5 and they fit great. I suspect there are many other pairs out there for your choosing in your size.

As for the mctavishes, I was inspired by a pair I saw on b&s wih blue laces via google images, and decided to go for the same look. They look and fit great on my normal 5 last size, no resizing necessary. The heel slippage I suspect will go away after the double sole breaks in.

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A question with everyone with doublemonks - It seems like the top strap will take quite a lot of wear if i fasten/unfasten it with every wear. Is that the correct way to put on doublemonks, and have yours held up long term?
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