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Originally Posted by ToledoStyle View Post

I'm trying to find a decent pair of Wingtips without a leather sole. Something I can walk downtown or to the bars latenight with.
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=1199&Product_Id=1684834&Parent_Id=1031&default_color=BROWN&sort_by=§ioncolor=§ionsize=
Was looking at these but was considering adding a topy? sole to the bottom of the players wingtips. How much would that cost? And does anyone know anything on those slip on wingtips for brooks brothers. Please help me haha

You might want to consider the AE Lombards. It is essentially the same shoe as the Players, but with a rubber sole. They don't come in suede, though.

 

You can also add a topy. The cost is generally in the $35 range installed by a cobbler.

 

I would avoid the Brooks Bothers unless you like that style. I personally hate lug soles on anything except a boot.

post #7847 of 52272
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

For the McTavish I just picked up a tin of saddle soap, however the AE rep said to use leather lotion?

 - should I use one or the other? both?

They told me to use the cleaner/conditioner first, and then, once they dry, to use the saddle soap.

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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


This is the list of shoes I received. The sale is through the outlets, so you need to contact them. They are seconds, I believe.

Brooks dress casual (currently $179) - Presidio, Shelton, Elgin, McTavish, Montgomery, San Marco, Boat

 

Are the BB Elgins/McTavish also seconds?  

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Are the BB Elgins/McTavish also seconds?  

Most likely yes, as the AE list price for both is higher. However, you should be able to get Elgin firsts for 219, and AE should price-match the Nordstrom anniversary sale on the McTavishs at 199
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Leather conditioner should be OK. But no polish. I only use saddle soap when the shoes are dirty.
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

For the McTavish I just picked up a tin of saddle soap, however the AE rep said to use leather lotion?
 - should I use one or the other? both?

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

They told me to use the cleaner/conditioner first, and then, once they dry, to use the saddle soap.
post #7852 of 52272

I was looking to add a pair of Burgundy wingtips to my collection of AE shoes.  I noticed that the McClain in Burgundy Calf is on clearance for $249.00.  However, the McAllister appears to be the most popular AE wingtip.  With this purchase, I will have a complete collection of balmorals that includes Black PA's, Walnut Calf Strands, Brown BB FA's and a Burgundy wingtip shoe.  I wanted to get general opinions of the McClains in Burgundy.

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Originally Posted by RossPirelli View Post

I was looking to add a pair of Burgundy wingtips to my collection of AE shoes.  I noticed that the McClain in Burgundy Calf is on clearance for $249.00.  However, the McAllister appears to be the most popular AE wingtip.  With this purchase, I will have a complete collection of balmorals that includes Black PA's, Walnut Calf Strands, Brown BB FA's and a Burgundy wingtip shoe.  I wanted to get general opinions of the McClains in Burgundy.

I would go with the McAllister because you already know you like the 5 last. However, the McClain looks nice too. Note that the burgundy and merlot are 2 slightly different colors.
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Originally Posted by RossPirelli View Post

I was looking to add a pair of Burgundy wingtips to my collection of AE shoes.  I noticed that the McClain in Burgundy Calf is on clearance for $249.00.  However, the McAllister appears to be the most popular AE wingtip.  With this purchase, I will have a complete collection of balmorals that includes Black PA's, Walnut Calf Strands, Brown BB FA's and a Burgundy wingtip shoe.  I wanted to get general opinions of the McClains in Burgundy.

McAllister on 5 last. McClain on 8 last. IMO, probably the 2 best lasts. Either choice is good, but I prefer the McAllister in merlot over the McClain in burgundy.
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Have you seen these?  I think I'll get the McNeils.  I don't have adobe on my new computer, can't get photo.  Red white, and blue wingtips web gems.

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I can't see myself in a red/white/blue shoe except on federal holidays.

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

I can't see myself in a red/white/blue shoe except on federal holidays.

Same for me.  But on Independence Day, Veterans Day, going to vote...they'd be sweet.

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That would look either sublime or absurd with a blue or red seersucker suit.

That said, it's a look you really can't pull off more than once with the same group of people.
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Something about the Hampons version looks just whimsical enough for this.
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