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I just bought some Stamdmocks on Monday, and the SA gavee the 245 price. Once I figure out this picture posting thing....
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Saw this boot at Nordstrom today and I need help trying to find out more info about it. I don't even know the last it's on. It really caught my attention because I've never seen it before and Allen Edmonds doesn't seem to have it on their site. Maybe it's a Nordstrom exclusive but who knows. The only info I found was:
Tough, supple leather distinguishes a clean-lined, American-made chukka boot styled with rawhide laces and set on a crepe sole.
Lace-up style.
Leather upper and lining/crepe sole.
By Allen Edmonds; made in the USA.
Men's Shoes.
post #2928 of 17549
Does anyone have any pics of a pair of nice and worn oxblood Warwick monk straps? I'm thinking of buying it since it's on sale. Thanks!
post #2929 of 17549
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Originally Posted by FaRKle View Post

The combo tap sole is great IMO. It's very thin so unless you're up close and looking for it it doesn't really add any bulkiness to the look of the sole. It's also more comfortable than a dainite sole paired with leather insole, which I find harder than the usual leather insole with leather outsole (dainite plus poron insole is a good combo though). If the combo tap sole was a free option on all models, I'd probably take it.

+1. I have at least 5 different AE soles and the combo tap is by far my favorite. Only caveat is that I somehow don't have the regular single-oak AE sole (all of my leather soles are Indy).
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+1. I have at least 5 different AE soles and the combo tap is by far my favorite. Only caveat is that I somehow don't have the regular single-oak AE sole (all of my leather soles are Indy).

 

I've got mostly double-oak soles, but also have a couple single-oak soles, one JR sole (love it), and several combo tap soles on my various Shaker Heights boots and a pair of RL for AE Sandersons.

 

Overall, I really like the combo tap soles.  The maintain the same overall profile as the regular leather soles, but with added traction and longer wear (and better in the rain).  

 

JR soles are nice too, only recently got to experience them and they are super durable.

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what is the anniversary sale you refer to?

post #2932 of 17549
Go on the AE site and in the menu it is the Anniversary Sale option. Enjoy.
post #2933 of 17549
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Originally Posted by srolaser View Post

Suggestions/Opinions please:

I wear 1 last shoes such as Leeds, Bradley, Dalton in 15 D.

I am considering a McGregor second from the shoe bank which is a 5 last...a longer last.

Would you think a 14E would make sense or a 15D?

Thanks.

S

I wear the same size in any last, though I know several others will say different. Also, I'm not sure if the ratios are the same when you get up into sizes where life preservers are required.
post #2934 of 17549
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Originally Posted by srolaser View Post

Suggestions/Opinions please:

I wear 1 last shoes such as Leeds, Bradley, Dalton in 15 D.

I am considering a McGregor second from the shoe bank which is a 5 last...a longer last.

Would you think a 14E would make sense or a 15D?

Thanks.

S

For me, the length in the 65 isn't usable, just in the point of the toe. I'm 11D in most AE's, which works well for most lasts. The 1 last is borderline in that size, if it was any tighter I'd need an 11.5D. I have to go to 11E in the 65 because the toe box is too tight, and that makes the 65 work fairly well. If the 1 last in 15D is a good fit, my best guess is that 15D would be where to start with the 65 as well.
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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post

Does anyone have any pics of a pair of nice and worn oxblood Warwick monk straps? I'm thinking of buying it since it's on sale. Thanks!

These aren't quite oxblood (Bob's chili), but if you can imagine these coated in a thin layer of blood you're pretty close:
post #2936 of 17549
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Originally Posted by jet-stream View Post

These aren't quite oxblood (Bob's chili), but if you can imagine these coated in a thin layer of blood you're pretty close:

Thanks. Also I've never own a pair of oxblood shoes. Do you think oxblood is a color with a lot of versatility?
post #2937 of 17549
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Thanks. Also I've never own a pair of oxblood shoes. Do you think oxblood is a color with a lot of versatility?

Yes, but ....
I think it would go well with a range of trouser colors - mid to dark grey, navy blue, etc. With that said, it is definitely a strong, attention-grabbing color, much more so than brown or Bob's chili, which is extremely versatile. It is probably more versatile than walnut (though I will wear my darkish walnut strands with just about anything).

I equate oxblood with Merlot in that it will pair well with many pant options but is not a particularly neutral color.

Disclaimer: I don't have anything in oxblood. Not opposed to it, but it hasn't grabbed me. Maybe a Carlyle someday ...
post #2938 of 17549
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Originally Posted by jet-stream View Post

Yes, but ....
I think it would go well with a range of trouser colors - mid to dark grey, navy blue, etc. With that said, it is definitely a strong, attention-grabbing color, much more so than brown or Bob's chili, which is extremely versatile. It is probably more versatile than walnut (though I will wear my darkish walnut strands with just about anything).

I equate oxblood with Merlot in that it will pair well with many pant options but is not a particularly neutral color.

Disclaimer: I don't have anything in oxblood. Not opposed to it, but it hasn't grabbed me. Maybe a Carlyle someday ...
Of my 10 AE, half are oxblood. I'm a fiend. I think it's extremely versatile. Warwick, Strand, McGregor, Ascher, and Dalton.
post #2939 of 17549
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Yeah..that suede is pretty smooth...I might draft one of the strandmok 2.0's onto my AE roster..but they seem kind of one dimensional, so I would only be able to wear them in the same way I would wear a tennis shoe with jeans (or God forbid, with my pant legs rolled up to expose my mountain man ankles in accordance with the latest "new" fad as "pioneered" by AE)..so Im still on the fence. Really wish they were bluchers though.


If you like the suede on the Strandmok, then maybe take a look at a suede Dundee 2.0.  They both use suede from CF Stead.  Unlike the Strandmok, the Dundee is lined (I think thats the only difference).  CF Stead makes REALLY nice suede.  My first pair of AE's were the Dundee 2.0 in Loden, and they still remain my favorite pair.

 

Side note: Really wish AE make their suede belt in Loden.  Picked up one in Bitter Chocolate from the Rack for $40 this week, and its sweet.

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Originally Posted by M2511 View Post
 

Greetings everyone. First post and I wanted to get some opinions regarding the Annual Sale if you all don't mind. I've had my eye on some strands for a while but seeing the McAllister on sale I'm wondering if I should just pull the trigger on those in either dark chili or merlot. Current AE shoes consist of Park Ave (in Brown Antibe, Black, Oxblood), 5th Ave (in Bourbon), and McTavish (dark brown though they aren't exactly dark). Based on what I already own what do you all think? Wait for the RDA sale in October and hope for strands to hit sale or get McAllister now at $295? I prefer the strands but maybe I'm too conservative here and should branch out into the wingtip world (McTavish aside as I use them on the casual side of things with jeans/chinos). Thanks! 


I was contemplating the same (McAllister in Dark Chili or Merlot, leaning Merlot), but I'm very close to pulling the trigger on Shell Dundee's and I have to keep some fiscal responsibility.  Also thinking of Oxblood Strands for RDA, so the McA's might go by the wayside.

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