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Merlot McAllisters from ebay for tonight's Uber adventures in DC.....


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Maiden voyage of strandmok 2.0s and seersucker for derby Saturday. I had to size down on the new last.
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1. Personally I just hate the style.  The Clark St, Delray & Lasalle all fit me like a glove, but I just am not a fan of the look.  I have nothing bad to say against them.  If you have the need for another casual style, they should work.

 

 

This is something I hear a lot and I think it's interesting.  A lot of my guy friends I know hate the split toe look.  Some claim it's an "old man" style, or conservative.  To me, the split toe and mock toe look is very balanced-looking design that just fits my personality.   As I said before, I'm not a big fan of the cap toe.   So I guess you go to your church and I'll go to mine, but I always wonder why some people are drawn to certain designs.   

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A would like to get opinions on the modifications to this plain toe blucher. They are the same shoe, but the second one has added brass eyelets and had the edge dressing modified to antique. Yea or nay? I personally really like it, but I am known for poor judgement on occasion, just ask my wife.

 

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A would like to get opinions on the modifications to this plain toe blucher. They are the same shoe, but the second one has added brass eyelets and had the edge dressing modified to antique. Yea or nay? I personally really like it, but I am known for poor judgement on occasion, just ask my wife.

 


Wow I like those.  Does someone offer this service? 

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In case anyone is wondering, the chili Cornwallis is a Nordstrom exclusive, much like the chili Strand.  Allen Edmonds will only be selling them 2nd quality.


Nice, any idea when Nords will be selling these? 

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A would like to get opinions on the modifications to this plain toe blucher. They are the same shoe, but the second one has added brass eyelets and had the edge dressing modified to antique. Yea or nay? I personally really like it, but I am known for poor judgement on occasion, just ask my wife.

 


This is tough.  I know some frown on the contrast welt/edging, but personally I like it, and I'm a big fan of exposed eyelet.  But on this shoe, I think that I would opt for the top one.  Or possibly the top with the brass only.  Its just more of what a classic PTB represents to me.  On the other hand, if its in suede? Hubby-hubba.

 

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A would like to get opinions on the modifications to this plain toe blucher. They are the same shoe, but the second one has added brass eyelets and had the edge dressing modified to antique. Yea or nay? I personally really like it, but I am known for poor judgement on occasion, just ask my wife.





That Blucher mod is beautiful. Is that a MTO thing or did you see it available somewhere?
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Merlot McAllisters from ebay for tonight's Uber adventures in DC.....

 
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Depends; how close do you want them to close? Although there's slightly more room in the Fifth Street than the Strand, the gap at the bottom will be similar. But since the gap is worse on shoes at the top, and on boots the bottom gap gets wider and then narrower toward the shaft, the part that's visible might not be too bad.


The primary reason for me going to E on the 65 is my instep.  But it seems to me that would be less of an issue with a boot vs with a shoe.  My ankles are pretty normal, so I'm not all that worried about the shaft, nor the bottom either, just some crazy spread in the middle.  Do own the Fifth St?

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This is something I hear a lot and I think it's interesting.  A lot of my guy friends I know hate the split toe look.  Some claim it's an "old man" style, or conservative.  To me, the split toe and mock toe look is very balanced-looking design that just fits my personality.   As I said before, I'm not a big fan of the cap toe.   So I guess you go to your church and I'll go to mine, but I always wonder why some people are drawn to certain designs.   

 

I also never cared for Split toe designs initially when I started with AE shoes, but gradually I started finding them more and more interesting. I regret missing out on Portland boots which was beautiful combo of split toe and sleek last. Here is an example where Split toe looks beautiful (at least to me)..

 

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A would like to get opinions on the modifications to this plain toe blucher. They are the same shoe, but the second one has added brass eyelets and had the edge dressing modified to antique. Yea or nay? I personally really like it, but I am known for poor judgement on occasion, just ask my wife.

 

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IMO, It depends on whether the shoe is intended for more formal or casual use. First one is more formal than the second one.

But antique edge and eyelets makes the shoe very interesting. For business casual use, I go with the antique edge but skip the brass eyelets.

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The primary reason for me going to E on the 65 is my instep.  But it seems to me that would be less of an issue with a boot vs with a shoe.  My ankles are pretty normal, so I'm not all that worried about the shaft, nor the bottom either, just some crazy spread in the middle.  Do own the Fifth St?
I do; here's some comparison pics, all 65 last in the same size:
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Fifth Street


Shell Strand

Strawfut

Calf Strand

Jefferson (original)


The Fifth Streets come closer together beneath the trousers. But now that I look, I almost wish I'd gone up a width.
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I do; here's some comparison pics, all 65 last in the same size: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 
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Fifth Street


Shell Strand

Strawfut

Calf Strand

Jefferson (original)

The Fifth Streets come closer together beneath the trousers. But now that I look, I almost wish I'd gone up a width.

 

 

First, those Fifth Streets are absolutely BALLIN'.

 

I think your pics have convinced me to stick with the E width.  Not only is it the safer choice, deep down I knew that would the better option.  Shame, there is a nice pair of shell Fifth St. on the bay.   On the other hand, I now feel like I've magically freed up money for another pair of Dundees.  Boy, do I have a problem.  

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First, those Fifth Streets are absolutely BALLIN'.

I think your pics have convinced me to stick with the E width.  Not only is it the safer choice, deep down I knew that would the better option.  Shame, there is a nice pair of shell Fifth St. on the bay.   On the other hand, I now feel like I've magically freed up money for another pair of Dundees.  Boy, do I have a problem.  
Thanks! If MTO hadn't gone away I'd have at least one more pair.

Honestly, the only reason I haven't gone to a 10.5 E is heel slip. I have little heels and ankles that need to be hugged tightly, and a C works best on them but then my instep screams at me and the laces won't even think about closing.
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A would like to get opinions on the modifications to this plain toe blucher. They are the same shoe, but the second one has added brass eyelets and had the edge dressing modified to antique. Yea or nay? I personally really like it, but I am known for poor judgement on occasion, just ask my wife.





That Blucher mod is beautiful. Is that a MTO thing or did you see it available somewhere?

This is an aftermarket modification option That can be checked out here. The eyelets and edge dressing can be obtained individually. They describe this as Adlen customization and I do not know their policy on other brands.
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