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Mine were a pretty dark reddish brown. I've found them to be very versatile.

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Can someone who has the cognac mct tell me how dark they are approximately? I've seem crazy variation on these - I'm considering picking up a pair if they look more like the pics online. Super dark brown wouldn't get much use in my wardrobe, plus I already have two mct already. Thanks in advance.
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Can someone who has the cognac mct tell me how dark they are approximately? I've seem crazy variation on these - I'm considering picking up a pair if they look more like the pics online. Super dark brown wouldn't get much use in my wardrobe, plus I already have two mct already. Thanks in advance.
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Congratulations! Post pics in a month, when you're on your fourth or fifth pair, and also on the verge of bankruptcy and divorce.
Quoted for truth. And this place is the worst of the worst for the addiction. *still drooling over the shell Strands*
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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories,...

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Thanks to fellow members here that informed me about the Brooks Brothers corporate discount, I managed to grabbed a pair of the BB-AE captoes and returned the full price Park Avenue I got two days ago. Technically they look the same but the BB fits me better width wise and saves me quite a lot. I read somewhere that BB-AE uses lower graded leather than the original AE but the leather from both pairs look and feel the same for me. Could someone shed light on this?

 


Do you taper your pants leg or buy them to fit as such?


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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

Can someone who has the cognac mct tell me how dark they are approximately? I've seem crazy variation on these - I'm considering picking up a pair if they look more like the pics online. Super dark brown wouldn't get much use in my wardrobe, plus I already have two mct already. Thanks in advance.

The best I can describe it: mine are between Oxblood and Dark Chili, with some brown thrown in. They are a deep brownish red, and I think the Dublin leather has a lot to do with making them appear darker.
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Wore my dark brown Strands for the second time (hard to tell, but I'm wearing a navy suit), and I'm really beginning to like the Dainite soles!




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Love my first pair of Allen Edmonds.

 

 

I don’t know how it started. I really can’t recall.

I remember needing some new dress shoes and I headed for the mall.

“Sneakers” were everywhere. No quality could I see.

That’s when the salesman said, “You should check out A and E.”

 

Chili Bentons were the first pair and I was sure that would do.

Then I bought a pair in black and suddenly I had two.

“I work hard and I deserve them.” What harm could there be?

I found some Regent Streets on Ebay and suddenly I had three.

 

I don’t really like odd numbers and black Byrons made it four.

My wife was starting to purse her lips, but really, “What’s one more?”

Black Winhalls made it five and Mapletons made it six

“Damn I have a lot of black” but it was a problem I could fix.

 

The compliments were rolling in and my friends said I look great.

But the Chester’s and Fairfax arrived and I was up to eight.

“Not another pair I’ll buy, I will never shop again!”

But it was then I noticed that my hanging shoe bag would hold ten.

 

I bought Park Avenue and Fairgate, Shreveport and many other shoes.

I filled my first hanging bag and now I have filled two.

I should have thought about what I was doing and purchased carefully.

Because then I started counting and found I had twenty-three.

 

So tread lightly friend and enjoy your wife while she's there.

Because tomorrow is another day and there's always another pair.

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Brown shell Strands reconditioned and ready for Spring thangs.


 
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At some point I need to hit my Dundees with the same light VSCing, but I'm a bit shoecare'd out for now.

 

these looks great , I have just started using VSC on my shell and liking it so far . I am yet to apply it to brown shell strands , hope they will come out as good as yours..

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Along the lines, my next door neighbor in my apartment building has finally asked my wife what's up with the AE boxes that get delivered to us every week smile.gif Viva shoe lovers anonymous!
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Wore my dark brown Strands for the second time (hard to tell, but I'm wearing a navy suit), and I'm really beginning to like the Dainite soles!





Brown calf? People are gonna disagree, but I think that's the money makeup for Strand, more so than walnut calf or brown shell (which I had and then sold).

Congrats, man. Looking strong there.
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Do you taper your pants leg or buy them to fit as such?


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No, it's just like that. Got it from Banana Republic. They're not tapered but probably look so from the angle I took, just slim through out the legs.

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Wore my dark brown Strands for the second time (hard to tell, but I'm wearing a navy suit), and I'm really beginning to like the Dainite soles!




 

yeah, the brown would be the only color I would wear with a suit and those look great. (I just can't get into the black strands, and I'm on the fence with wearing a strand in oxblood with a suit.) 

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yeah, the brown would be the only color I would wear with a suit and those look great. (I just can't get into the black strands, and I'm on the fence with wearing a strand in oxblood with a suit.) 


Agreed, I wore my walnut strands with a suit and before I left the house I changed my belt and shoes.  Just too loud for my personality.  

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Brown calf? People are gonna disagree, but I think that's the money makeup for Strand, more so than walnut calf or brown shell (which I had and then sold).

Congrats, man. Looking strong there.

 

 

I 100% agree!  As I was telling @Dd1101 in PM (who is a great buyer AND seller!), I lusted over brown shell Strands for a long time.  So much that I never wore my calf Strands because I was on the lookout for a pair in shell.

 

But eventually the brown calf version won me over.  And when I saw a pair in Dainite that looked a fair bit darker than my leather sole pair, I promptly snatched them up!  And couldn't be happier!

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I 100% agree!  As I was telling @Dd1101
 in PM (who is a great buyer AND seller!), I lusted over brown shell Strands for a long time.  So much that I never wore my calf Strands because I was on the lookout for a pair in shell.

But eventually the brown calf version won me over.  And when I saw a pair in Dainite that looked a fair bit darker than my leather sole pair, I promptly snatched them up!  And couldn't be happier!

Who's better than you? smile.gif
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Do you taper your pants leg or buy them to fit as such?


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No, it's just like that. Got it from Banana Republic. They're not tapered but probably look so from the angle I took, just slim through out the legs.

Great minds think alike. I think these are the same pants.  (forgive the rough look of the pants, its the end of the day)

 

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