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Thanks for the comparison, it made me realize I need both. I'm on the fence but leaning toward the Garnier, which is a nicer Carlyle to give the AE equivalent. I'm also interested in the Heath and Cavendish, but I don't think I can get away with dropping $2K on shoes in a matter of weeks...
Yup, $147 shipped. The only problem with these is that I have no idea what my care regimen should be. Suede brush mucks up the burnishing, and I don't believe leather lotion would be appropriate. They're my favorite fall weekend and casual Friday boots.


I just horsehair brush mine every wear. My sales rep told me to use Conditioner-Cleaner when needed, though I haven't done that yet. The burnishing has become more than a little scuffed up with wear but I think it looks fine.

 

 

 

Would brown HMs be too much overlap with my brown burnished First Aves, or should I get natural instead?

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A little late with a picture. The Lubbocks made of cow hide are slowly gaining some character/patina.

As a side note, just joint the others and placed an order for the natural HM and natural Humbodt Ave belt from the Palo Alto store. Now I have to wait several weeks for them to be made.

post #11583 of 17593
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Guys - CXL is not a leather that stays looking new.  It is patina-forward.  Most scrapes are "fixed" simply by rubbing your thumb hard on the area for a few seconds and then brushing.  More serious stuff stays visible but blends after time.

I'm not trying to be chippy, but these are causal boots - wear 'em and beat 'em.  I take good care of my Alden Indys, but they are all about patina.  And I love them.   (apologies for the non-AE content)


The cut and shape of HM is a lot sleeker than my Indy's, and if I didn't have the pair above and some other things on the boil, I'd be really tempted to buy a natty CXL HM boot.  The CXL they are using is more rustic and more brown from what I saw, and that is a good thing.

I can't tell you how many times I've dinged the boots above, especially in the toe.  I rub and brush and they are better.  Every once in a while I wipe 'em and brush 'em for a while and they glow. 

If you don't like wrinkles and patina, CXL is probably not right for you.  I didn't realize that entirely when I bought it, but it changed my views.  My JCrew boots looked very bland when I got them, and now I'm really enjoying their emerging character. 

(apologies for the rant wink.gif)

I've got the Frye James Lace up which is essentially the same boot as the Indy, but of lesser quality. Still CXL leather, they were natural but they've gotten darker with age and by using products that I probably shouldn't have on CXL. I was a newb then.

Made In USA though. Not a bad shoe for what I paid ($85).



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$44 for a made in usa belt. This helped a lot. Do you know how fast they ship? Because I plan on wearing them for the first time next Saturday.

Orion leather belt leather quality is great but I dont like their buckles, there is a lot of play in it. Same for the Allen Edmonds belts compared to other belts I have such as Magnanni belts.
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This Higgins Mill in natural is perfect..one of my best purchases
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You know, with the dollar vs the pound being how it is, right now you can get one of the Equus basic dress belts-in several colors-for less than many of the AE belts and well under a Manatee and be wearing it this time next week. The quality is excellent. I've had great luck with my AE belts but Equus is a cut above and a great value right now for us in the US
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I think I saw a twenty-something guy on Instagram or someplace in shorts and Strands with no socks. I found it off-putting, but he was owning it.

It's the United States in the year 2016 AD. As sad as it is, literally anything goes. Wear whatever you want with confidence and it will look natural on you. Besides, how bad could your judgment be as a SF member?

Personally, I would probably draw the line at sweatpants.

That reminds me: someone posted here (tongue in cheek, I believe) that he would wear his Daltons with shorts. Gonna have to go dig that up and apply some peer pressure. biggrin.gif

Ah, here it is! Paging @danwatts2005

http://www.styleforum.net/t/518090/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread-2016-news-pictures-sizing-accessories-clothing-etc/1965#post_8361253
Edited by RichieP - 8/26/16 at 7:15pm
post #11588 of 17593
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I've got the Frye James Lace up which is essentially the same boot as the Indy, but of lesser quality. Still CXL leather, they were natural but they've gotten darker with age and by using products that I probably shouldn't have on CXL. I was a newb then.

Made In USA though. Not a bad shoe for what I paid ($85).
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That is pretty amazing for $85 - a perfect pair of beater boots!

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Originally Posted by MattRiv View Post

I've got the Frye James Lace up which is essentially the same boot as the Indy, but of lesser quality. Still CXL leather, they were natural but they've gotten darker with age and by using products that I probably shouldn't have on CXL. I was a newb then.

Made In USA though. Not a bad shoe for what I paid ($85).




That's an amazing value - perfect beater boots!
post #11590 of 17593
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I don't think you have much to lose by trying it at $97.  Also, I should let you know that I do own a Park Ave in 8.5 D that fits me very well, but has a bit of excess volume in the front.  But my best size is definitely 7.5 E in the Park and Strand.   The Malone is not what I could call a long shoe, so maybe 9 E might be a bad idea if your toes end up touching the front.  I would try 10 E.  

This is the plan. Got a return label, and will be dropping them off at FedEx for a swap tomorrow. Wish me luck!
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This is the plan. Got a return label, and will be dropping them off at FedEx for a swap tomorrow. Wish me luck!

 

Wait, so what size did you go with??  10 E?   I thought you were 9 E?   

 

I'm excited about visiting the LA store tomorrow. I've been having visiting store withdrawal.  

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I don't know if the back of the leather is becoming more supple or if the back of my heels are becoming more robust. I used Saphir Renovator on the part of the leather that tore up my heal (to help in removing the blood stains) and I think that it has started to soften up the material. Today's wearing experience is far more pleasant than the previous 2 times.

Andy, summer might almost be over, so I felt like wearing my Maritimes for the third time today. uhoh.gif

And then I remembered your advice. I rubbed a little leather lotion on the back edge of my left shoe, and no blood today! A little red indent on the back of my heel, but it actually felt kinda comfortable.

Thanks, bud!!
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Wait, so what size did you go with??  10 E?   I thought you were 9 E?   

I'm excited about visiting the LA store tomorrow. I've been having visiting store withdrawal.  

Yeah 10E. I'm 10D on everything else. When I talked to the SA about a swap, he felt the Malones ran a bit short compared to 65 last, and agreed that 10E would be a reasonable size to try.

I have a good buddy who lives in Westlake Village. Didn't have time to drag him to AE last time I was out there. Maybe next time.
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Yeah 10E. I'm 10D on everything else. When I talked to the SA about a swap, he felt the Malones ran a bit short compared to 65 last, and agreed that 10E would be a reasonable size to try.

 

Oh sorry, my brain loses function after a week of computer work.  So glad to hear you're trying it.  If it works, you won't regret it.  The Malone is a very good everyday shoe and possibly the most comfortable shoe I own.   I don't know why, but I find the Othello sole works much better on the Malone than the Wilbert.  Probably has to do with the 73 last being a better fit than the 511.

 

Oh, and Summer is far from over out here.  I wish we had more Winter out here in California.

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Has anyone had to return a pair of shoes purchased from the AE eBay store? Is it a hassle?

Found a pair of brown McGregor seconds a half size larger than the slightly too small pair I purchased from eBay. However I am getting close to the 30 day return period and I am worried about being stuck with them while also having the pair of seconds.

I have and it's as simple as giving it to usps
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