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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

Alright, important question.  For those of you who love wingtips and highly detailed shoes like the Strand, did you like them to begin with, or was it an acquired taste? 

My first pair of AE were chili Bentons. It has a perfed cap toe and some brogue on the side. This seemed really nice so it was not much of a jump to consider a medallion or wingtip. Really, would one have to "acquire" the desire to wear shoes like @mdubs beautiful Strands that I stole from a different thread or a wingtip like this? Take the plunge.

 

post #11207 of 17809
Just got off AE chat and they recommended an 11 E for me in the Higgins Mill (11 EEE 5 and 8 last bals). I agree with the E recommendation, but I would have thought 11.5. What say the weasels?

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post #11208 of 17809
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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post
 

My first pair of AE were chili Bentons. It has a perfed cap toe and some brogue on the side. This seemed really nice so it was not much of a jump to consider a medallion or wingtip. Really, would one have to "acquire" the desire to wear shoes like @mdubs beautiful Strands that I stole from a different thread or a wingtip like this? Take the plunge.

 

 

I really wish they had options for whiskey and navy shell.... i'd be all over that even with the semi MTO upcharge on nonshell styles.

post #11209 of 17809
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Originally Posted by bishopcraiga View Post

Just got off AE chat and they recommended an 11 E for me in the Higgins Mill (11 EEE 5 and 8 last bals). I agree with the E recommendation, but I would have thought 11.5. What say the weasels?

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I tired them on yesterday (more details about my visit later this afternoon, including frustration with limited stock and thoughts on some of the fall models). I am 9D in almost all AEs, but many are slightly on the short side. I tired 9.5D and felt it was a little wide and had too much volume. I have a 9.5B and 10B coming in for me try on.

 

Personally, I'd lean towards the 11.5E.

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Were the suede leidens there when they released all the new shoes? Those Navy ones look really interesting, actually both of them do.

post #11211 of 17809
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

Alright, important question.  For those of you who love wingtips and highly detailed shoes like the Strand, did you like them to begin with, or was it an acquired taste? 

 

I started out on plain/captoe shoes.  Then I realized that made it more formal, when I needed my shoes to be more casual.  I had avoided brogues because i didn't like the style, but for this reason I decided to give them a chance at a reasonable price.  It just grew on me from there.  same thing with suede.  Now I barely have any plain/captoe shoes.

post #11212 of 17809
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Alright, important question.  For those of you who love wingtips and highly detailed shoes like the Strand, did you like them to begin with, or was it an acquired taste? 


My first pair of "nice" shoes post graduation were some black McAllisters and I've never looked back.  In fact, my perf-to-nonperf ration is way too high.  Even to the point my wife thinks there are duplications.

 

Q: "Aren't those two pair of brown shoes exactly the same?"

 

A; "No, dear.  That pair is a dark brown calfskin LWB.  The other is a cognac shell LWB.  They couldn't be more different.":confused:

post #11213 of 17809
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

Alright, important question.  For those of you who love wingtips and highly detailed shoes like the Strand, did you like them to begin with, or was it an acquired taste? 

 

They seemed too ornate for me when I first got into high end shoes.  I preferred plain toe and then they just just grew on me overtime.  Now they are my favorite with medallion cap toe next in line.

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My first pair of "nice" shoes post graduation were some black McAllisters and I've never looked back.  In fact, my perf-to-nonperf ration is way too high.  Even to the point my wife thinks there are duplications.

 

Q: "Aren't those two pair of brown shoes exactly the same?"

 

A; "No, dear.  That pair is a dark brown calfskin LWB.  The other is a cognac shell LWB.  They couldn't be more different.":confused:


Very nice!  That is a great representation of similar conversations many of us on here have had.  :colgate:

post #11215 of 17809
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post
 


My first pair of "nice" shoes post graduation were some black McAllisters and I've never looked back.  In fact, my perf-to-nonperf ration is way too high.  Even to the point my wife thinks there are duplications.

 

Q: "Aren't those two pair of brown shoes exactly the same?"

 

A; "No, dear.  That pair is a dark brown calfskin LWB.  The other is a cognac shell LWB.  They couldn't be more different.":confused:

 

hate to break it to you, i can only see that heading towards divorce. i  hope you get the cognac shell LWB in the separation..

post #11216 of 17809

Anyone have RDA details? I'm looking at the Liverpool chelsea boot and want to pull the trigger but I know the sale is round the corner... 

post #11217 of 17809
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post

Alright, important question.  For those of you who love wingtips and highly detailed shoes like the Strand, did you like them to begin with, or was it an acquired taste? 

My father's dress shoes were a pair of black Florsheim wingtip balmorals, so I think I've always liked them and associated them with dressy shoes. In fact, that's the first nice pair of shoes he took me out to buy in the 8th grade for graduation, etc. Now, I regret letting my wife donate those shoes a few years ago before this obsession started. They were probably made in the USA and everything.
post #11218 of 17809
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Originally Posted by M2511 View Post

Were the suede leidens there when they released all the new shoes? Those Navy ones look really interesting, actually both of them do.

Pretty sure those just popped up around the same time the most recent sale started. I like the looks of the suede models more than the fabric models.
post #11219 of 17809
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post
 


My first pair of "nice" shoes post graduation were some black McAllisters and I've never looked back.  In fact, my perf-to-nonperf ration is way too high.  Even to the point my wife thinks there are duplications.

 

Q: "Aren't those two pair of brown shoes exactly the same?"

 

A; "No, dear.  That pair is a dark brown calfskin LWB.  The other is a cognac shell LWB.  They couldn't be more different.":confused:

 

My wife also thinks my oxblood and merlot PA's are the same.  She kind of has a point there.  

 

Thanks to all who answered my question.  I'm basically wondering if I will eventually become like a @Neo1 in the future.  No wait -- no way would ever own 50 shoes. :lol: 


Edited by Lobster33 - 8/23/16 at 3:38pm
post #11220 of 17809
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Originally Posted by M2511 View Post
 

Were the suede leidens there when they released all the new shoes? Those Navy ones look really interesting, actually both of them do.

 

Nope, they only had about half of the new models. Some, only in 1 color. 

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