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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

:crackup:

 

She wasn’t mad about the Carlyle, but she still doesn’t  know about my Lasalle that sits under my desk.  Clark shoes are coming sometime soon as well, which I decided not to hide. 

I saw someone had a pair of brown Walton’s on ebay.  They looked stunning, but I don’t like to buy used shoes out of concerns of getting athletes foot.


So Walton aside for now.....memorial day sale plus amex thing puts the Hopkinson at 250.  Bourbon polish....she'll never be able to tell em apart from the Carlyle, you're all set.  I know all the tricks.

 

See the 47 pairs in my sig?  Give yourself to the dark side :fonz:

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Got a pair of dark chili carlyles during the recent sale. They are beautiful. However there is some substance on the welt. What is this and can it be removed? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





Thanks in advance!

Here's a pic of the inside of my chili Fifth Aves; maybe the same stuff?
post #4863 of 17678
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I received this today from the Charleston store:

"Brooks Brothers styles will be on sale for $149, and both the Park Avenue and Strand will be $239, with their Independence Collection counterparts (the Hopkinson and Bartlett) dropping to $299. Some of the other featured styles are the McAllister ($249), Cornwallis, Yorktown, Grayson, and Carlyle ($199), and all Road Warrior styles will be $189."

Trying to decide what I am targeting. Several of those prices are very tempting.

BTW, Jason in that store has been very helpful and friendly to me so far over e-mail. He seems to do a good job at describing the shoes that you inquire about as well. I'll have to do him a solid and make purchase from that store.

Thanks! So I guess shells won't be on sale?
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Here's a pic of the inside of my chili Fifth Aves; maybe the same stuff?

If you're talking about that glue, I wouldn't worry about it. I've had some pieces of that glue dry out, and the worst is that you have to take your she off and shake it out. It doesn't seem to hurt the construction.
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If you're talking about that glue, I wouldn't worry about it. I've had some pieces of that glue dry out, and the worst is that you have to take your she off and shake it out. It doesn't seem to hurt the construction.

He was showing me the inside of his shoes to see if I thought it was the same stuff on the welt of my shoe (see my post above - the one he was quoting). I agree on the inside its no big deal. However on the outside I feel it doesn't look so great....
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So Walton aside for now.....memorial day sale plus amex thing puts the Hopkinson at 250.  Bourbon polish....she'll never be able to tell em apart from the Carlyle, you're all set.  I know all the tricks.

 

See the 47 pairs in my sig?  Give yourself to the dark side :fonz:

 

I like your way of thinking, but I do want to stay married.  Seriously, I will have to take a break after my 7th this year (and I don't mean a 1 month break).  I was really pleased with the first day of wearing my Carlyle's.   I now understand why this shoe is so popular. 

 

I'm now curious about the Hopkinson shoe.  It seems this is very similar to the Park Ave, but using the new last it allows more room for a higher instep foot (like mine)?   I'm not a huge cap toe person at the moment, but if they grow on me, I think this would likely fit me better than the Park Ave.   I like the merlot color a lot.  

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I like your way of thinking, but I do want to stay married.  Seriously, I will have to take a break after my 7th this year (and I don't mean a 1 month break).  I was really pleased with the first day of wearing my Carlyle's.   I now understand why this shoe is so popular. 

I'm now curious about the Hopkinson shoe.  It seems this is very similar to the Park Ave, but using the new last it allows more room for a higher instep foot (like mine)?   I'm not a huge cap toe person at the moment, but if they grow on me, I think this would likely fit me better than the Park Ave.   I like the merlot color a lot.  

I've got a pair of merlot Hopkinsons. It's quite dark, but that is one bad ass shoe. The PA fits me better, but when you get an Indy line shoe that is hardly worn for $85, I guess you really can't complain.
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I've got some Olive Shannon Drives on butyl on the way, but I won't get to see them until Monday- they seem to have been completely obliterated from the AE site.  Anyone got some real-world pix of the color?  I've noticed the rough leathers don't translate well in AE photography...



I wish they'd do some kind of archive, or at least "That style is no longer available" with some basic info. I know you can often (sorta) find information on Shoebank, but it doesn't set records for usability either...
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I have posted pics of my shannon drives a few pages back.
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I've got some Olive Shannon Drives on butyl on the way, but I won't get to see them until Monday- they seem to have been completely obliterated from the AE site.  Anyone got some real-world pix of the color?  I've noticed the rough leathers don't translate well in AE photography...



I wish they'd do some kind of archive, or at least "That style is no longer available" with some basic info. I know you can often (sorta) find information on Shoebank, but it doesn't set records for usability either...
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He was showing me the inside of his shoes to see if I thought it was the same stuff on the welt of my shoe (see my post above - the one he was quoting). I agree on the inside its no big deal. However on the outside I feel it doesn't look so great....


It might come off with a toothbrush.  If it bothers you that much speak to AE.

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I like your way of thinking, but I do want to stay married.  

:violin:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

 

Seriously, I will have to take a break after my 7th this year (and I don't mean a 1 month break). 

 

 

:rotflmao:

 

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I'm now curious about the Hopkinson shoe. 

 

Need I emoji more?

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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post
 

I've got some Olive Shannon Drives on butyl on the way, but I won't get to see them until Monday- they seem to have been completely obliterated from the AE site.  Anyone got some real-world pix of the color?  I've noticed the rough leathers don't translate well in AE photography...



I wish they'd do some kind of archive, or at least "That style is no longer available" with some basic info. I know you can often (sorta) find information on Shoebank, but it doesn't set records for usability either...


You could try leafing through the catalogs:

 

https://issuu.com/search?q=allen+edmonds

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The newest addition to my AE collection, First Avenue boot in tan country grain.  I'm a fan of English country boots and have been eyeing AS Cambridges for a couple of months.    Initially the tan first ave boots didn't appeal to me when I saw these on the AE website, as I thought the color was too light and lacked versatility.  However I decided to give these a try when AE put them on clearance, and am glad I got them.  The tan is more of a walnut, perhaps a tad darker. These have the dainite soles, and unlike my promontory point boots, the first ave was comfy right out of the box.  These boots are seconds, and the flaw I've noticed is overzealous burnishing in a few spots.  There is also some wrinkling around the ankle area (see 3rd pic), but I've wondered if the wrinkles were created by design to break in the leather, which is surprisingly supple (I'd expected the country grain leather to be more stiff, like football grain).  

 

The first ave runs a bit long, and I had to go down a half-size from my usual 9D to avoid ugly creasing in the toe cap.  I'm really enjoying these boots, and at closeout prices these are a good bargain.

 

 

 

 

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@Lobster33 Ok, I'll leave you alone. When you do finally come around, please stick to either the Hopkinson, HR's Bloor Street, or the 201 lasted PA clone coming out this fall in the Usa. Based on the Carlyle pics you had, a 201 balmoral should be good. Again, smart move not going the standard route of 12 pairs of PA's & 5ths then realizing you didn't like the arch fit.

My bet is that if you tried the Hopkinson, with the independence lining, the 201 balmoral fit and being able to close the v-gap almost all the way out of the box, you'd never be able to say no.
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Re: 1st ave creases: just looks like a little lower shank/belly leather. AE notoriously utilizes every last scrap of hide, even the less desireable bits. At least it's on the shaft, which will be covered by your pant leg.
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