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At least $300... you are young yet in your weasel purchases. You have not become a full barn weasel. Suggestion: go back to liking cemented soles and run away! This is the advice from my wallet which is now also going to be made of shell....

Haha or who knows. I like the Dundee and Warwick because I noticed that those 2 models are only on sale during the RDA Sale.
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I suspect avoiding this place is probably the best option.  I had 6 shoes when I joined, and now have 15.  shog%5B1%5D.gif  

I suspect this is why Neo1 has been missing from here as of late.

Probably but Allen Edmonds always finds a way to find me. Styleforum, Instagram, email. U name it lol
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Probably but Allen Edmonds always finds a way to find me. Styleforum, Instagram, email. U name it lol


OH!  Ain't it so true! 

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PSA on Normandy boots. With all this Normandy talk I remembered my local menswear / shoe store had some Normandy boots on the clearance rack. So I went over to take some pics to let people know what they have. Well, I'm a sucker for a deal - so I'm thinking about getting the 10D brown you see in the pics. I am normally a 9.5D in AE, but the 10D was a tad big but very comfortable - and I figure I will be wearing thicker socks with boots so it should be good.

Anyway, they have 4 pair and they are half price. If you really want the 10D brown, I probably have enough boots and you can have them. But I will get them by the end of the day if nobody else wants them. PM me if you want the contact info for the store. They said they will ship the boots. Sorry for the blurry box pic - cell phone pic. They have 8.5D black, 10D brown, 10.5D brown, and 11D black left.




Chris

 

This is exactly what I was talking about the the Normandy caps.  I've seen ones where the collapsing is even worse.

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Hey Tex, do you have pics of the chili Cornwallis in natural lighting?
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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post
 

Someone help me choose. I have about $280 in AE gift cards. Can't decide on what to buy.

 

I have my own law firm, so I keep it pretty business casual during the week - dark jeans or chinos with a button down shirt. For the rare times I go to court (read: have to wear a suit) I have walnut, black, and brown shell strands.

 

My other main AE rotation consists of:

 

  • Grey Aberdeens
  • Natty Clark St. 
  • Navy Maritimes

 

I also have brown Long Branches and brown Rothsays...however, now that I live in California (formerly in DC), I don't wear them that often. 

 

 

What should I buy?!?!?


I'm in the Suede Dundee camp.  I really like my pair in Loden, but my Snuff are very nice too.  They would work very well with your casual work environment, and are great for causal occasions out side of work.

 

You probably found the Leeds not to your liking because I feel that for the most part the 511s have a flatter toe box.  Even though they are wider than the 65, they may feel more snug across the top of your foot just behind the toes.  You maybe able to get away with your 65 size in suede as it has more flex than calf or shell.  

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Bayfields on my way home from a DEXA scan.  Crappy back up phone pics.

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Got shipping for my incoming order. Should have it in a week. It looks like they shipped both the Carlyle and the Hopkinson in one package.
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Random thoughts after an early morning, an out-and-back trip for work to the DC area and a few beverages after arriving home:

 

I very briefly tried on the natty cxl Academy today in DC.  I'd say sizing like 65-last/201 last is definitely the way to go.  They felt extremely good - really solid - as good as any of my Aldens.  I didn't get a lot of walk-around but they felt super-comfortable - lots of room in the toe-box.  The leather felt awesome.  The more I examine the sole the less worried I am = I think grip and durability will both be very good.

 

I was a little struck by how bone-colored they were.  My Alden natty cxl Indy's started with a little more brown, though the natty HM boots in the store were browner.  They looked a little less sleek than I hoped.

 

I've got a pair arriving tomorrow - will be interesting to see what I get.  I was a little worried that they'd be too close to the Marrone horsehide derbys I have on order from Truman

 

 

But after seeing them (and hearing the Trumans might be darker), I'm not as concerned.  They're both casual derbys though...

 

 

I taught the SA in the store the "lick your finger, rub hard and brush" trick for scratches in the HM boots :rotflmao: 

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What size did you end up going with and how does that compare to your brannock and 65 last size?

 

Hey Andy,

I'm honestly not sure about my brannock size as I tend to stick to shoes and lasts I know. The 65 Last is the Park Ave right? That Last is a little narrow for me, it's the only AE Last for which I require an EE. So for the 65 Last, I take a 8.5EE, for the Bradleys I went 8.5E.

 

For reference, I also go Barrie 8.5D and Aberdeen 8.5E.

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So I got my HMs tonight.  I have a problem.  I want them in shell too.

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I must have missed the Eagle Country days.  I would have loved to seen a Oxblood or Navy in it!   There is someone here who has a Chili and Blue Suede that look A-MA-ZING

Well, maybe in a month or so I'll break out my oxblood pair from the 2014 GMTO's. As Tony the Tiger says, they're grrrrrrereeeeeeeeat. But, they pale next to my son's GMTO Long Branch in tan Dublin (below)

Regarding @mreams99's Eagle Country sizing question, they run a bit narrow but are slightly tolerant of a high instep. 222 last. But, if a 13B fits or even is a bit loose in some lasts, an Eagle Country in 13D is likely too wide, even with heavy socks. But, every foot is different so if they can be returned, I'd give it a go.

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A few weeks back there were several posts asking where one could locate flat waxed laces. I suggested Laccio and said I had some on order, but would post pictures when they arrived. These laces are 75 mm, which is 29.5 inches in length and 3 mm wide. Although they are waxed, I feel they are not the heavy, stiff wax I have found in some other brands. They are $5.95 per package and the worst part is the slow arrival as they are mailed from Germany and took 11 days to arrive. I ordered pairs in black and brown, but they also come in a rainbow of different colors for nearly any need. This first picture is the shoe with stock laces, burgundy in color, from Alden.

 

 

This is the same shoes with the new wider, black laces. Overall, I like the change.

 

 

These shoes had a round, non-waxed lace that came with the shoe from Allen Edmonds. I switched out to the flat laces in dark brown. Not as sure that the change is for the better.

 

 

Overall, the change is easy, relatively inexpensive and I think can give some shoes a little more interest.

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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post
 

A few weeks back there were several posts asking where one could locate flat waxed laces. I suggested Laccio and said I had some on order, but would post pictures when they arrived. These laces are 75 mm, which is 29.5 inches in length and 3 mm wide. Although they are waxed, I feel they are not the heavy, stiff wax I have found in some other brands. They are $5.95 per package and the worst part is the slow arrival as they are mailed from Germany and took 11 days to arrive. I ordered pairs in black and brown, but they also come in a rainbow of different colors for nearly any need. This first picture is the shoe with stock laces, burgundy in color, from Alden.

 

 

This is the same shoes with the new wider, black laces. Overall, I like the change.

 

 

These shoes had a round, non-waxed lace that came with the shoe from Allen Edmonds. I switched out to the flat laces in dark brown. Not as sure that the change is for the better.

 

 

Overall, the change is easy, relatively inexpensive and I think can give some shoes a little more interest.


I like those laces!  They look nice.  

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Originally Posted by amphillips79 View Post

Hey Tex, do you have pics of the chili Cornwallis in natural lighting?


I don't but I can try to take a few for you when the sun is out.  :)  Stay tuned....

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