or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - Page 528

post #7906 of 53425
Quote:
Originally Posted by runn View Post

Bought a pair the Walnut Strands and am looking for a reasonably priced belt to got with them.  I'd be wearing these with dress pants as well as jeans and ideally have one belt that would work for both.  1" seems too small (lgc dress belts generally this size) and 1.5" a bit big (ae belts).  

 

I'm still looking at Leather Goods Connection as an option...will their "work belt" (1.25") be suitable and if so, would you go with tan or medium brown as best match for the Strands?  I've bought a darker bridle belt from there and it is of high quality.  Also, any other options?  I've looked at J&M also and that might also work.

Nordstrom has the AE basic wide belt in Walnut for $62 and the Manistee Belt (Walnut) for $79. I would start there. 

post #7907 of 53425
Quote:
Originally Posted by RossPirelli View Post

Nordstrom has the AE basic wide belt in Walnut for $62 and the Manistee Belt (Walnut) for $79. I would start there. 

I like both of those but would they look too wide with dress pants?

post #7908 of 53425
Quote:
Originally Posted by appoooh View Post

You might want to try using straight bar lacing on the Strands (without the laces crossing underneath). I almost sent my 9Ds back, but fearing my heels would slip in the 9Es I tried straight bar lacing and the shoes have gone from feeling too tight to merely "fitted".

 

Has anyone else had this experience of changing lacing instead of increasing width for better fitting/less heel slippage? 9.5D strand that I tried were a bit tight on the instep (typical shoe shop lacing), but good heel and length wise. The 9.5E that I got were a bit loose on the heel (doesn't come out, but can feel a bit of wiggling), slightly tight on instep using criss-crossing, but fitted when using bar lacing.

post #7909 of 53425
Quote:
Originally Posted by OmniscientCause View Post

Macneil in brown...that would be an ideal what gives why only walnut and black...and still no brown in shell offerings?

You have to buy from Lands End, but they are brown MacNeils

http://www.landsend.com/pp/mens-allen-edmonds-macneil-wing-tip-shoes~206733_-1.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::BAL&CM_MERCH=IDX_men-_-shoes-_-regular-_-shoes&origin=index

Chris
post #7910 of 53425
Just trolling the Brooks Brothers website and noticed they now have a version of the MacNeil in black and brown pebble grain. I'm not sure if the brown is the same shade as the walnut that AE sells.

But I kind of like these! The black ones in particular. I'd trade my regular black for these.


http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=522&Product_Id=1685623&Parent_Id=1032&default_color=BROWN&sort_by=highestPrice&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=



http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=522&Product_Id=1686411&Parent_Id=1032&default_color=BLACK&sort_by=highestPrice&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=
post #7911 of 53425

Thanks...I'll have to look into them. I'd really like a pair for the fall. How heavy are these? I bought a different brand that was very similar last winter and returned them because I found them too clunky.
post #7912 of 53425
Quote:
Originally Posted by RossPirelli View Post

Nordstrom has the AE basic wide belt in Walnut for $62 and the Manistee Belt (Walnut) for $79. I would start there. 

I purchased the Manistee in walnut a couple of weeks ago from the Shoebank for, I beleive, $38. 

post #7913 of 53425

Just picked up my first pair of McTavishes at Nordstrom. I usually wear a 10E, but the E was way to loose in the heel - the 10Ds were just a bit tight in the instep - I took the 10D. Right choice?

post #7914 of 53425
Quote:
Originally Posted by appoooh View Post

You might want to try using straight bar lacing on the Strands (without the laces crossing underneath). I almost sent my 9Ds back, but fearing my heels would slip in the 9Es I tried straight bar lacing and the shoes have gone from feeling too tight to merely "fitted".


The European Straight Lace is also a nice option.  Easier to cinch up than the traditional bar lace.

post #7915 of 53425

I picked up my first pair of quality dress shoes last week. These are great!

 

700

post #7916 of 53425

is there another way of doing this? I like the clean design but I am not sure what to do with the extra lace, especially with dress shoes.
post #7917 of 53425
post #7918 of 53425
thanks!
post #7919 of 53425
Quote:
Originally Posted by SJTM View Post

I purchased the Manistee in walnut a couple of weeks ago from the Shoebank for, I beleive, $38. 

I prob couldnt get a better deal than that...does the size look alright with dress pants?

post #7920 of 53425
Quote:
Originally Posted by OmniscientCause View Post

Thanks...I'll have to look into them. I'd really like a pair for the fall. How heavy are these? I bought a different brand that was very similar last winter and returned them because I found them too clunky.

I like the MacNeils but they are clunky double-soled gunboats. They may not be your cup of tea.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread