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Originally Posted by SLCRich View Post

Ok guys, I need to make the plunge into walnut. I'm currently on a lace less trip so would love a walnut loafer, but I realize laces do serve a purpose too. The alpha walnut seems to be the strand and I'd be completely cool with one in walnut and one in oxblood.

Suggestions please...

If I could fit in D I would grab these at $244.90

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/4185531?pathAlias=allen-edmonds-madison-park-wingtip-derby-men

 

I stole this picture from an old post from keepsake89

post #2477 of 17882
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Originally Posted by eagleman View Post


I'm a loafer guy too. I like the looks of the Ascher. But I'm not a big fan of walnut. I have the Cody in chili and I love them. They are more versatile than walnut.

I have the Ascher in oxblood, love it.  To me, oxblood > chili but not by much.  I get the versatility logic though and I think that's why I have zero pairs of walnut in my collection.  However I don't wear suits so I could rock them with jeans/chinos and if I'm feeling rebellious, dressier pants. 

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Originally Posted by AndyMiddles View Post
 

If I could fit in D I would grab these at $244.90

 

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/4185531?pathAlias=allen-edmonds-madison-park-wingtip-derby-men

 

I stole this picture from an old post from keepsake89

Oh my we may have a winner.  I never check Nordstrom for AE stuff, that needs to change.

post #2479 of 17882
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Originally Posted by SLCRich View Post
 

Oh my we may have a winner.  I never check Nordstrom for AE stuff, that needs to change.


I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure those are the Player's shoe. Looks like the 222 last. Also much less burnishing than we see these days.

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I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure those are the Player's shoe. Looks like the 222 last. Also much less burnishing than we see these days.

The shoes in that picture have Independence-line soles. The Madison Park shoes currently on the Nordstrom's website have "normal" AE soles. 

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I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure those are the Player's shoe. Looks like the 222 last. Also much less burnishing than we see these days.


Right, That's the Players on 222

post #2482 of 17882
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Originally Posted by gm928 View Post

The shoes in that picture have Independence-line soles. The Madison Park shoes currently on the Nordstrom's website have "normal" AE soles. 

Those aren't independence line soles.
post #2483 of 17882

Anyone have the darker brown Oak Streets? If so, what do you think of them?

 

Any real-world photos would be awesome too!

post #2484 of 17882
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post


Those aren't independence line soles.

You're right -- they're more like the soles AE uses on cordovan shoes. But they are "special" soles that look completely different from the soles shown on the Nordstrom site. 

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Got my boots a little dirty the other week, so decided to do some work on them today.

 

 

Much improved after I think:

 

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I tried to order the walnut McGregors a couple of weeks ago, but they didn't have any in my size. I tried a pair from the Shoebank, but returned them. That was the last pair in stock (1st or 2nd quality), so I decided to try the walnut Larchmont (again, only available at the Shoebank).

One shoe has eyelets that are misaligned. What can be done to minimize that?
The medallion is off-center on the other shoe. I don't think it's that bad.
post #2487 of 17882
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Originally Posted by bamgrinus View Post

Got my boots a little dirty the other week, so decided to do some work on them today.








Much improved after I think:


Your boots are looking great!
post #2488 of 17882
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Originally Posted by gm928 View Post

The shoes in that picture have Independence-line soles. The Madison Park shoes currently on the Nordstrom's website have "normal" AE soles. 

Nope, definitely not Indy soles. They do have the combo heel, like the Vernon, BB line shoes, and cordovan models have. But not Indy soles. Not JR either.
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I'm not a loafer guy, so I can't really recommend one there. 


If you do decide to go with laces and don't want to double-down on Strands (although I wouldn't blame you for going that route), you might want to consider either the Cornwallis or the McAllister. 


If you want something that's kind of divisive here on SF, think about picking up a pair of Rogues off the ShoeBank. It's not my cup of tea, but there are a number of folks who say you need to see it to appreciate it. I'm the first to admit I've been wrong about a number of shoes, so it might be an option for you.


Not sure if you're a boot guy, but you could always think about the Dalton. That's another walnut one that gets a lot of love.
+1 for the walnut dalton suggestion. As someone whose gateway drug into AE was the walnut strand, and whose most recent acquisition was the walnut dalton, I can say they're both great shoes but I find the walnut dalton more versatile. Maybe just because I think a wingtip blucher boot like the dalton is easier to pull off in the rather flashy walnut color than a cap toed balmoral. Don't get me wrong, both great shoes.
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

I tried to order the walnut McGregors a couple of weeks ago, but they didn't have any in my size. I tried a pair from the Shoebank, but returned them. That was the last pair in stock (1st or 2nd quality), so I decided to try the walnut Larchmont (again, only available at the Shoebank).

One shoe has eyelets that are misaligned. What can be done to minimize that?
The medallion is off-center on the other shoe. I don't think it's that bad.


Have you tried re-lacing with the first lace under instead of over? Currently you've got the "Factory Variation" using Ian's terminology (http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/crisscrosslacing.htm) and if you look there you can see that the recommended criss cross lacing actually puts that first lace under the eyelets. When I look at your picture it's only that first thread across the bottom that strikes me as misaligned. I think with that more hidden you won't really notice the criss crosses being nearly as far off. Give it a shot! As for the medallion I wouldn't sweat that at all. I don't think I'd have noticed if you hadn't mentioned it and were just posting about the eyelets.

 

My shoes from this morning so you can see an example of the lacing (Click to show)
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