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post #11866 of 17678
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McA's from ShoeBank (Click to show)
Fedex dropped off my merlot McAllisters today- snazzy looking shoe:
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I found the reason they're seconds- the heel counter stitching isn't centered on the left shoe, and the dent on the right shoe:
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My concern with these is that the v gap is almost completely closed when I put them on- my fear is that these will stretch and bow like crazy. Thoughts?:
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Edit: with flash-
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Closeup (and level) with flash-
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Other than a couple pairs I have from ShoeBank that I can't find any reason for them to be seconds (and aren't marked), this is the best scenario IMHO.  Those are great, and I think the closure will be fine.  My McT's have closed in, but I doubt yours will stretch to the point that lacing isn't effective.

post #11867 of 17678
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How do you guys control yourselves from too much shoe shopping? I want to stop, but I find it difficult. Especially when I find a great deal. Come RDA I most likely know I'm going to splash out easily at least $300. This is crazy!

 

For the benefit of new forum members, it looks like time to re-post my old shoe-holic checklist.

 

Are you a Shoe-holic? I know more than one of us have admitted to hiding shoes at work to keep the wife in the dark or having new shoes delivered to some address other than our home. Others of us have braved the situation only to be confronted by accusations of being a shoe-holic. But perhaps some of us do have a problem in this area. To that end, I completed this handy "10 warning signs of having a shoe problem" to see where I personally stand against such accusations.

 

Lying About or Hiding Your New Shoes - Yep! Pretty common in my life.

 

Buying new shoes to Relax or Feel Better - Guilty. Hey, sometimes one just needs to reward one's self.

 

“Blacking Out” Regularly - Yes, this occurs. Have you ever purchased a pair of shoes only to later realize you already owned this style and returned it for a refund? Yeah, me too.

 

Being Unable to Stop Once You Start - Does over 20 pairs in one year count as being unable to stop?

 

Wearing shoes in Dangerous Situations - Suede on a rainy day. What was I thinking?

 

Neglecting Your Responsibilities - Well, yes, according to my wife.

 

Having Trouble in Your Relationships - See above. She is really not as flexible as she should be on this point. I blame her mother.

 

Being Able to Buy More Shoes Than You Used To - Hell yeah, just watch me go.

 

Experiencing Withdrawal from Your Shoes - I have avoided this by buying a larger suitcase.

 

Trying to Quit Buying Shoes but Being Unable to - I don't know. I haven't tried to quit.

 

Looks like everything is A OK in my world. How about you?

post #11868 of 17678
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I love those. I'd probably love them more with a double oak sole, but still. Boy, did I get into this whole thing too late and miss out on some great models.

 

Thanks! My only LWBs and one of my first AEs, before I dialed in my size. Super comfy and the sole allows them to be used as beaters. These are slightly too long, but remedied with tongue pads and thicker socks. Me and @smfdoc are the only forum members who seem to have these. 

post #11869 of 17678
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Originally Posted by St Hubbins View Post
 

I love those. I'd probably love them more with a double oak sole, but still. Boy, did I get into this whole thing too late and miss out on some great models.

 

Thanks! My only LWBs and one of my first AEs, before I dialed in my size. Super comfy and the sole allows them to be used as beaters. These are slightly too long, but remedied with tongue pads and thicker socks. Me and @smfdoc are the only forum members who seem to have these. 

 

+1 agreement with @middlepP on the comfort. The leather is quite pliable and the padded insole with a rubber sole make it a comfortable casual that is good for damp weather. I really recommend them for those needing a casual LWB.

 


Edited by smfdoc - 8/31/16 at 1:48pm
post #11870 of 17678
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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.

Where can I get a pair of those laces? I know that Allen Edmonds doesn't sell them online.
post #11871 of 17678
Tomorrow I get my merlot McAllisters in the mail. So happy because I needed them by Saturday. Just hope the Manistee belt gets here on time...
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Hey guys -- hoping to get some advice on finding a belt to buy that matches my new Bainbridge shoes exclusive to Nordstrom. 

 

I'll be wearing these probably exclusively with jeans, so a more casual style belt is preferred. The belt could be AE, but could be from somewhere else too. I went to my local Nordstrom rack, and didn't even get close, so I'm hoping you guys can help!

 

Here's a stock picture and a "real world" picture of them. (Though, I will say, the stock photo is pretty accurate)

 

 

 

Thanks!

post #11873 of 17678
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Originally Posted by alexnb View Post
 

Hey guys -- hoping to get some advice on finding a belt to buy that matches my new Bainbridge shoes exclusive to Nordstrom. 

 

I'll be wearing these probably exclusively with jeans, so a more casual style belt is preferred. The belt could be AE, but could be from somewhere else too. I went to my local Nordstrom rack, and didn't even get close, so I'm hoping you guys can help!

 

Here's a stock picture and a "real world" picture of them. (Though, I will say, the stock photo is pretty accurate)

 

 

 

Thanks!

 

Quick glance try Western Ave Belt from AE. Could work for you? I haven't seen either in person so hard to be sure.

post #11874 of 17678
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Originally Posted by alexnb View Post

Hey guys -- hoping to get some advice on finding a belt to buy that matches my new Bainbridge shoes exclusive to Nordstrom. 

I'll be wearing these probably exclusively with jeans, so a more casual style belt is preferred. The belt could be AE, but could be from somewhere else too. I went to my local Nordstrom rack, and didn't even get close, so I'm hoping you guys can help!

Here's a stock picture and a "real world" picture of them. (Though, I will say, the stock photo is pretty accurate)







Thanks!
What do you think of the Montana?
They still have some left.
post #11875 of 17678
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Originally Posted by M2511 View Post
 

 

Quick glance try Western Ave Belt from AE. Could work for you? I haven't seen either in person so hard to be sure.


That's definitely a contender. Thank you!

post #11876 of 17678
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What do you think of the Montana?
They still have some left.


I think that is a great match!

 

Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I need a 34 in my belt... they look like they only have 42 and 44 available :(

post #11877 of 17678
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I noticed the same thing when I was in the store in DC yesterday.  

I found both the academy and HM comfortable but I am leaning towards returning the Academy. The two in natty are very similar under a pair of jeans and personally I find the boots just slightly more comfortable.

I'm undecided on the black HM. I like them, but don't necessarily need them.
post #11878 of 17678
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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. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Overall, the change is easy, relatively inexpensive and I think can give some shoes a little more interest.

Where can I get a pair of those laces? I know that Allen Edmonds doesn't sell them online.

 I placed a link in the post where it states, "I suggested Laccio." I guess its not terribly obvious, but just click that and it will take you to Amazon where they can be ordered. Or, go to Amazon.com and search for Laccio laces.

post #11879 of 17678
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I think that is a great match!

Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I need a 34 in my belt... they look like they only have 42 and 44 available frown.gif
Sometimes there are belts in their inventory that don't show up online. A store could look it up for you.
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Is this stitching an issue or non issue?
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