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post #12721 of 19328
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Originally Posted by JLC2 View Post
 

How do you guys handle shoes and travel?

 

I'm new to proper shoes, but not to travel.

 

Here's my dilemma, I finally have my starter-set of AE's and am about to spend a week away at a conference and in meetings. In the past, I would have tried to wear one pair and pack another that goes with a bunch of outfits.

 

Now, I'd like to not wear a good pair too many days in a row, and I'd also like to be out in my new shoes. 

 

I won't be wearing any suits. It will be chinos and jeans with shirts most of the time, a few meetings will call for a sportcoat.

 

I can make a case for the navy neumok, the natty HM, and the walnut strands. But that seems like a lot of shoes...

 

It's a 5 hour direct flight.

 

My usual flying shoes are a pair of vans or some Clarks driving mocossins.

 

Any suggestions? 

 

The boots might be a bit much for a long-ish flight, but also large to pack.

 

Do you guys bring trees for each pair?

 

I wear one pair and pack one (I'm wearing my McTs today and the Academys are in my bag).  I take the trees out of the pair that has been resting the night before (when I take my shoes off from a day of wear).  I travel with a 6" brush.   For what youv'e got, I'd take the Neumoks and the Strands for versatility. 

post #12722 of 19328
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Originally Posted by JLC2 View Post
 

How do you guys handle shoes and travel?

 

 

 

As already mentioned in the posts above, you wear one pair and pack the other pair and then rotate them through out the week.

I travel every week for work and will generally wear a pair and pack another with shoe trees. Then I rotate them through out the week , making sure I put shoe tree in the one I wore for the day.

 

when I want to wear boots, I generally pack the shoes and wear boots as boots take more space in the bag and i enjoy the comfort of boots while walking through the airport etc.

post #12723 of 19328

No joke, that was going to be my exact comment lol.

Post dinner bourbon:
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post #12724 of 19328
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Originally Posted by cc808314 View Post


My first AE is a pair of Chili Byron that I picked up as NOS from eBay. The color was slightly off between the left and right. I have worn it many times and have used the same color cream to polish them, but the color hasn't changed a bit. Mine are wearable and the difference is much more subtle than these Strands. Keep in mind that bourbon is very tricky. With aggressive treatment, you may actually mess it up pretty good.

 

My hope in changing the shoe is probably risky to say the least.  I appreciate this feedback.  I know exactly what you mean by bourbon being tricky.  I know that when I applied some conditioner to my bourbon Carlyles, it totally made one of them much lighter than the other.   But the other one stayed the same shade of dark bourbon.   I will probably pass on these.  The bourbon Strands in new condition are near extinct. 

post #12725 of 19328
I want to add an extra set of eyelets to my snuff suede Gobi Chukkas. Do you guys think I can do it myself or should I take it to a cobbler? How much would a cobbler even charge for that? I want it to look something like this...


Edited by Newberry - 9/13/16 at 10:55pm
post #12726 of 19328
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post
 

 

I wear one pair and pack one (I'm wearing my McTs today and the Academys are in my bag).  I take the trees out of the pair that has been resting the night before (when I take my shoes off from a day of wear).  I travel with a 6" brush.   For what youv'e got, I'd take the Neumoks and the Strands for versatility. 

 

Timely discussion as I have 4 days of travel next week. I prefer not to check a bag but I'm not sure how I fit a pair of dress shoes and 3 days of work clothes + jeans and a couple ts + some gym clothes + dopp bag in a carry on. 

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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post

I want to add an extra set of eyelets to my snuff suede Gobi Chukkas. Do you guys think I can do it myself or should I take it to a cobbler? How much would a cobbler even charge for that? I want it to look something like this...

 

 

who needs a cobbler when you can just use this? 

 

post #12728 of 19328

sweet! thats good to hear cordovans are going on sale. 15% off plus 90 dollars off . don't think i'll pass on that. Anyone else deciding to buy a pair off shells? 

post #12729 of 19328
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Originally Posted by DustinM View Post
 

 

Timely discussion as I have 4 days of travel next week. I prefer not to check a bag but I'm not sure how I fit a pair of dress shoes and 3 days of work clothes + jeans and a couple ts + some gym clothes + dopp bag in a carry on. 

 

I travel every week Mon-Thurs (consultant).  I have this bag from Victorinox:

 

 

 

 

In one of the main compartments, I can easily fit 4+ days of clothes.  In the other main compartment I put a pair of shoes (in shoe bags, with the plastic/sping shoe trees inserted, a belt, and my toiletries pack).  It fits in the overhead compartment of even the smallest puddle jumper.

 

I've had it for well over 10 years and still going strong.  I don't think they sell it any more but you can find them new on the 'bay every now and then.

post #12730 of 19328

New Cornwallis'

post #12731 of 19328
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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post
 

 

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.

 

 

Man, you guys are a couple of Grade-A barn weasels! Or maybe "enablers" would be a more accurate label haha. Great shoes, both. I'm sold on the suede, just not sure which specific shoe. I do prefer the look of the darker sole on those MacNeils to the white sole I'm seeing on the tan Strandmoks on the AE site. 

post #12732 of 19328
Probably my best fitting shoe in my squad

If anyone tells you, you have too much burgundy/melot/oxblood, cut that person off. Oh, and cardigan status today. Can't wait to wear one every day of the week ha

Edited by SLCRich - 9/14/16 at 6:35am
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Hah, speaking of burgundy:
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post #12734 of 19328
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Originally Posted by SLCRich View Post

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

The cologne came first for me, so though I haven't bought any in a while, I still have more bottles than shoes lol. I've figured out which ones I like better than others, so as I've gone through bottles I didn't love, I didn't replace them. I still have enough that I have my collection broken down by season, time of day, and level of formality...
post #12735 of 19328
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Originally Posted by Marc S View Post

Hey guys, could I get your opinion on how well this Manistee belt matches either of these AEs?

Mora:



Strand:



Both:




Interestingly enough, the Strand and Manistee are both Walnut and the Mora's Bourbon. Is that what you would have guessed from these photos?

That's how my bourbon belt looks.  I wear my bourbon Manistee with my walnut shoes and brown with my bourbon.

 

Honestly, with the more different color shoes I'm getting these days from vintage makers, the less concerned I am with exact matches for the belt.  Half the idiots you see in the wild have on brown shoes and a black belt.  Like... really bro?

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