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Rudely awakened at 2:45 AM and have been on a conference call ever since. Looks like I'm not leaving the house today. So, I'm chilling in some denim and my current favorite pair of PUMAs. Also fiendishly trying to figure out what my RDA purchase(s) will be.

 

It's a dog's life in IT operations.

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Help me buy a pair!

So I already got in on RDA with amour of midnight navy Cornwallis which should arrive today.

I am having trouble deciding what color to get in Strandmoks. I'm looking now for a versatile weekend shoe. I am trying to decide between brown and olive. Brown is, of course much easier to match but I have no green shoes yet. Most of my weekend shoes are loafers in Browns, blacks and blue. The Strandmoks will be paired with jeans and casual pants. I would like to take these on vacation with me so versatility is a concern.

Your thoughts/experience are welcome, including what color jeans and pants work.

I would highly recommend the Allen Edmonds Men's Shannon Drive Casual Wingtip Olive Dress Shoes that are on the AE eBay store for $119 as far as I know many member have bought them and all are happy.

 

Pic of my pair great for weekend.

 

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The burnishing doesn't look that bad, assuming that photography probably makes it stand out more than it does when looking at the shoes in person. But the holes in the Cavanaughs and the black stain on the Daltons are not normal and are not acceptable for first-quality shoes. I'd consider keeping the Daltons IF they were priced as seconds, but I would not keep the 'naughs except at absolute fire-sale pricing. 


the holes on the Cavanaughs are absolutely normal; you will find those on every pair you look at. It's the way they are made.

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The biggest difference is that they have a Poron insole instead of a leather insole.
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What is the difference between the Dundee and Dundee 2.0?
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Just got my pair of oxblood Fifth Aves in today, beyond happy! This is my first quality shoe!

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What is the difference between the Dundee and Dundee 2.0?

Per the AE website they changed the Dundee to the Dundee 2.0 by "raising the toe and lifting the upper to highlight the premium materials and artisanal layering visible on the natural sidewall of the split reverse welt"
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Just got my pair of oxblood Fifth Aves in today, beyond happy! This is my first quality shoe!

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Congratulations they look awesome!

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It's "Throwback Thursday!" and today's offering is the Belgium. A whole-cut plain toe shoe with a single ridge of stitching to set apart the eyelets. It is a late 1980s design and can be seen in catalogs from 1985 to the early 1990s. Despite its appearance, it is a polished cobbler and not some older cordovan creation. I have never seen one in the wild, but they occasionally appear on Ebay, where is this pair is currently for sale in size 10.5A. (I have no connection to this shoe or the sale).

 

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Wearing my walnut Malone's today since it is on the 511 last and my Shelton 1.0's will be delivered today and they are on the 511 too. I think the 511 is probably one of the best last for me so I think I will be happy with the Shelton as long as the condition of the 2nd is good.

 

Love the fit of this shoe just can't wait to get it resoled and converted to leather. My issue with rubber is 1 I don't like the bounce 2 I walk on outside edge of my feet and I wear out rubber soles and especially heels very fast. So with rubber as the heel and sole wear my feet get more tilted to the outside with the hard leather sole and hard heel I get much more mileage and it keeps my feet more aligned. I wish changing my feet was an option but for now just have to go with shoes that work.

 

Love the shoes, but you might like to know they are actually on the 73 last.  AE incorrectly has them on the 511 on the site.

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Love the shoes, but you might like to know they are actually on the 73 last.  AE incorrectly has them on the 511 on the site.

Hmm that's real interesting since I actually keep a log of all my shoes, the last, and the sole, with details on the fit on my foot and how long they can be worn.

 

So here I am going by the AE site that clearly says 511 and this being a good fit could influence purchases and I am being mislead by AE's incorrect data.

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Found it: post #29609 and a follow-up with the same info post #29610.  The one's in the OP's picture looked pretty mangled.  Basically, you wet them, wrap them up tight, and wait until they dry.

Thanks guys! With this information, I'll probably just hang on to these and try to fix the tassels instead of returning them.
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Wearing Allen-Edmonds for Brooks Brothers black Strands today.......

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It's the maiden voyage for my BBxAE Dundees in oxblood today.  Picked them up in 9D, and I wear a 9E in 65 bals - they're a bit stiff but will break in nicely.  One thing I've noticed though, and this is my second pair of bluchers from the Shoebank with this problem, is the creaking.  I managed to solve it on my MacGregors with a healthy dose of the Cleaner/Conditioner and some elbow grease, so these are probably due for the same.  Outside of that, these might be the best bang-for-the-buck seconds I've picked up so far.  

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the holes on the Cavanaughs are absolutely normal; you will find those on every pair you look at. It's the way they are made.

 

That seems bizarre, but I bow to your superior knowledge. It was especially strange because the OP said that one of the shoes had two of the holes, while the second shoe only had one hole. 

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Wearing Allen-Edmonds for Brooks Brothers black Strands today.......

 

I've come to the conclusion that Strands look good in any color.

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