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What's everyone's captivation with the Leeds?  Can you wear it business formal?

 

I like plain toe shoes a lot.  I just think it's one of those things you like or you don't.   Some find them boring, others find them classy and versatile.  I would definitely wear shell burgundy Leeds with a suit, but again, this is subjective.  Some on here would never do this.

 

Navy Carlyle is off the table for at least a few months.  Not sure I can really afford to drop $600 on shoes, but we'll see by the time February comes (assuming the trunk show does happen).  Better pray that cordovan isn't in too limited supply.  

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So if you could pick any Shell Cordovan shoe in Allen Edmonds current production what would it be?


Another Dundee.  Brown or Black or both or for that matter Natural or Navy.  I have Burgundy.

 

Or a Leeds.

 

Or a Strand in Brown.

 

I should also note, as an addendum to my previous post, that in shell 65 balmorals 8D does fit better than 8E.


This is relevant to my interests.

I'm a little surprised that shell equates to a full "letter" difference in width (girth).

This is key info since trying shell in a retail location isn't really an option!
post #14823 of 17777
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This is relevant to my interests.

I'm a little surprised that shell equates to a full "letter" difference in width (girth).

This is key info since trying shell in a retail location isn't really an option!


Its true for me, your milage may vary.  I would say shell is like a 1/2 letter width at the ball and instep and maybe a 1/4 letter to overall feel for me.  I'm sure you'll find plenty of people who take the same size.

 

If you read my previous post I'm a D/E on the Brannock.  Calf balmorals fit best in E, but shell is best in D (but a touch snug).  

 

Edit: For open lacing I go D width for both, though D in shell is still more ample than calf.

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Edited by Scarlet - 10/16/16 at 6:17am
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Wait did @TexasTexter
 mean currently produced in shell or currently produced in any leather?

I totally misread that last night. Currently in production I'd go for a Dalton I think.
post #14826 of 17777
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Wait did @TexasTexter
 mean currently produced in shell or currently produced in any leather?

I totally misread that last night. Currently in production I'd go for a Dalton I think.

 

Love the Dalton, would get more use for me if it were in brown shell.  

 

Also, if you covet the 511 last Bradley at all, it has been around a long time.  The calf and other shell options have long ago been discontinued and clearanced, so considering its likely / coming unobtanium status, Bradleys would be my pick.

...except they would be redundant,

I have mto split toe Ashtons in 08 shell.

post #14827 of 17777
In his recent AMA, Paul indicated he wanted to bring back the Bradley. But he also said that about the Shaker Heights. Unless he thinks the grain/fabric Leiden fills that role. Ooh, Bradley boot! AE's version of the NST boot with a thicker stitch might be hot.
post #14828 of 17777
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In his recent AMA, Paul indicated he wanted to bring back the Bradley. But he also said that about the Shaker Heights. Unless he thinks the grain/fabric Leiden fills that role. Ooh, Bradley boot! AE's version of the NST boot with a thicker stitch might be hot.

They did a boot like that several years ago, the Portland.
post #14829 of 17777
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Originally Posted by naspratt View Post

In his recent AMA, Paul indicated he wanted to bring back the Bradley. But he also said that about the Shaker Heights. Unless he thinks the grain/fabric Leiden fills that role. Ooh, Bradley boot! AE's version of the NST boot with a thicker stitch might be hot.

I love the look of my Bourbon Portlands! Amazing boot! One AE should definitely reintroduce. Unfortunately, 9D is a little snug so they've only been worn a handful of times. Eventually I'll get around to listing them for sale.


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Is that the dark brown color? They look a lot darker than I thought they would be. The reason I'm asking is because I see a pair in my size at the shoebank in dark brown cordovan.

These are my dark brown dundees. Love 'em.

post #14831 of 17777
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Originally Posted by TexasTexter View Post

So if you could pick any Shell Cordovan shoe in Allen Edmonds current production what would it be?

A green shell Higgins Mill in the upcoming shell trunk show event.😁
post #14832 of 17777
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They did a boot like that several years ago, the Portland.
Yeah. I prefer the rounded last for this style. Think it would look better on the 511, like the Bradley.
post #14833 of 17777
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Originally Posted by TexasTexter View Post


What's everyone's captivation with the Leeds?  Can you wear it business formal?

Personally, I'm not a fan at all of the Leeds- if I'm going for a plain toe, I'm looking in the direction of the Carlyle (which only recently started catching my eye). I just don't typically like bluchers though.
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These are my dark brown dundees. Love 'em.

Cool.  Me 2!  Those are nice.  I'm a big fan of those Chukkas.  


Edited by TexasTexter - 10/16/16 at 9:36am
post #14835 of 17777
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Originally Posted by naspratt View Post

In his recent AMA, Paul indicated he wanted to bring back the Bradley. But he also said that about the Shaker Heights. Unless he thinks the grain/fabric Leiden fills that role. Ooh, Bradley boot! AE's version of the NST boot with a thicker stitch might be hot.

 

The Brooks version of the Shaker Heights is still available, but only in what they call brown (looks like walnut to me) and with the BB tartan pattern instead of the Harris tweed from the originals. And they're $498, so one of those 40% off coupons might come in handy.

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