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Over my lunch break, I looked at the ShoeBank's inventory in size 9D, to browse potential birthday presents for a friend of mine. As someone who wears a very unusual size, I was blown away by the number and variety of styles available in more normal sizes; I had assumed that, the more popular the size, the more picked over the inventory would be. Black pebble grain McNeils, chili MacGregors, snuff suede Gobis, brown McGraws or Patriots, the merlot collection. . . one could assemble a solid rotation for five or six hundred bucks.

Yeah, it's night and day between the 8 D inventory and 7.5 E inventory.  I often search the 65 lasted shoes in 7.5 E, but they are slim pickin's. 

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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

Over my lunch break, I looked at the ShoeBank's inventory in size 9D, to browse potential birthday presents for a friend of mine. As someone who wears a very unusual size, I was blown away by the number and variety of styles available in more normal sizes; I had assumed that, the more popular the size, the more picked over the inventory would be. Black pebble grain McNeils, chili MacGregors, snuff suede Gobis, brown McGraws or Patriots, the merlot collection. . . one could assemble a solid rotation for five or six hundred bucks.

I have experienced this same feeling and as envious as I am of the selection, I can only imagine the extra damage that would be done to my wallet. Maybe we should consider ourselves lucky.

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Why do I find myself wanting the Neumok Acorn Hilfire so much? Is it the shoe's casual nature? Is it because it's a Nordstrom exclusive model and, thus, somewhat rare? Is it the fact that it's on sale for $199.90 and they have my size in stock? Is it because the pictures posted by @SLCRich make them look so good? The answer is, "All of the above."

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Thank ya, sir. They look pretty awesome. Also debating the brown suede Strandmonks  on clearance as I dont have any suede shoes. Decisions.....decisions...

Oh - were you able to find a good matching belt for the gold color? 

Well, you know the correct answer around here is "both."

Have not looked for a matching belt, I'm in my not tucking in shirts rebellious phase.
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Good evening, Gents. This is a picture of my Lake Shore Drives after my cat finished with them. I'm looking for a little positive reinforcement here. These shoes are still wearable, right? The damage can't be repaired, I realize. But I want to believe that with a good cleaning they would be presentable.

What's everyone think?


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Also debating the brown suede Strandmonks  on clearance as I dont have any suede shoes. Decisions.....decisions...

 

As one who has recently added his first pair of suede shoes, albeit lined unlike the Strandmoks, I say you need some suede.

 

  

 

 

Not quite the Strandmoks, but pretty similar. In the words of Ricky Butler, "Go for it, Mr. Peterson! Yes!"

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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

Over my lunch break, I looked at the ShoeBank's inventory in size 9D, to browse potential birthday presents for a friend of mine. As someone who wears a very unusual size, I was blown away by the number and variety of styles available in more normal sizes; I had assumed that, the more popular the size, the more picked over the inventory would be. Black pebble grain McNeils, chili MacGregors, snuff suede Gobis, brown McGraws or Patriots, the merlot collection. . . one could assemble a solid rotation for five or six hundred bucks.

Yeah, it's night and day between the 8 D inventory and 7.5 E inventory.  I often search the 65 lasted shoes in 7.5 E, but they are slim pickin's. 

I happened to look at the same 9D in the bank today for my son. I filtered according to price, lowest first, and there were right at 150 choices that are $150 or less. Yes, a lot of damage potential.

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Also debating the brown suede Strandmonks  on clearance as I dont have any suede shoes. Decisions.....decisions...

 

As one who has recently added his first pair of suede shoes, albeit lined unlike the Strandmoks, I say you need some suede.

 

  

 

 

Not quite the Strandmoks, but pretty similar. In the words of Ricky Butler, "Go for it, Mr. Peterson! Yes!"

 

I have to agree. I have a single pair of suede MacNeils that I just wore two days ago. Every time I am reminded of their great looks and buttery soft suede. They are certainly a keeper in my wardrobe. Go ahead and get them. But get some with some style and steer away from a plain shoe like the Boone.

 

 

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Are those snuff, or brogue? Allen Edmonds's official eBay store has remainder brogue suede Strand "firsts" for $179, which are awfully tempting, but there has to be a reason why that color was discontinued and snuff was reintroduced.
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Suede Strands and corduroy.
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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

Are those snuff, or brogue? Allen Edmonds's official eBay store has remainder brogue suede Strand "firsts" for $179, which are awfully tempting, but there has to be a reason why that color was discontinued and snuff was reintroduced.

 

As someone with a pair in the brogue color from way back, I gotta say I'm very unhappy with the quality of suede.  They are stiff and poor quality (poor nap, don't clean well/easily).  Once this pair wears out (and it will wear out fast due to said poor quality), they are not getting replaced.  It sounds like AE suede quality has improved since then so that's good to hear.

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Good evening, Gents. This is a picture of my Lake Shore Drives after my cat finished with them. I'm looking for a little positive reinforcement here. These shoes are still wearable, right? The damage can't be repaired, I realize. But I want to believe that with a good cleaning they would be presentable.

What's everyone think?


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How did these turn out?


Actually, not too bad. The damage is done, but I've been applying lotion over the past few days. I will post pictures as soon as I can. Thanks for asking!


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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

Are those snuff, or brogue? Allen Edmonds's official eBay store has remainder brogue suede Strand "firsts" for $179, which are awfully tempting, but there has to be a reason why that color was discontinued and snuff was reintroduced.
Brogue suede, Dainite sole.
I think they're great!
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Have not looked for a matching belt, I'm in my not tucking in shirts rebellious phase.
I misread "tucking" and thought, "what does that have to do with a matching belt?" Deviant.
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There have been some amazing pictures in the last few weeks and I'm going to have to go back through and give reputation on quite a few.
Girl update, still haven't had the "talk." I think she has some hybrid form of bronchitis and pneumonia. I'm not going near that...
Life update, I now have as many bottles of cologne as I do pairs of shoes. I'm really starting to enjoy going full adult. Nice looking clothing, great looking shoes, and smell good. I'm basically broke but I don't feel broke smile.gif
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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

Over my lunch break, I looked at the ShoeBank's inventory in size 9D, to browse potential birthday presents for a friend of mine. As someone who wears a very unusual size, I was blown away by the number and variety of styles available in more normal sizes; I had assumed that, the more popular the size, the more picked over the inventory would be. Black pebble grain McNeils, chili MacGregors, snuff suede Gobis, brown McGraws or Patriots, the merlot collection. . . one could assemble a solid rotation for five or six hundred bucks.
You stay out of that 9d area, ya hear?!?
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