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post #5836 of 17532
I'll stick with the original idea of seven.
My current seven favorites:
1. Strand - bourbon
2. Rush Street - olive
3. Flatiron - brown
4. First Ave - walnut
5. Dalton - oxblood
6. Cronmok - brown
7. Clark Street - brown
I probably wear the Clark Streets more than any others.
post #5837 of 17532
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Meh. Just a fad. 25 years ago all the mags were flooded with Cousin Eddie's white loafers.


Don't know about that...but I know what flooeded mags not too long ago.....





You know, I really liked them. I wish I'd bought one of them.


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post #5838 of 17532
Gents, I couldn't see first qual chili Cornwallis anywhere. Called AE and you can place order over the phone and get the $275 price.
post #5839 of 17532
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Thanks, Obama.

We've had very low inflation over the last several years.  Is there anyone to blame but Brentwood wanting a good ROI?  :nodding:

post #5840 of 17532
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Don't know about that...but I know what flooeded mags not too long ago.....

 

That PA looks pretty cool.   The Black Hills or whatever that is, is okay too.  I would definitely wear this color on a Friday, but I do live in Cali. 

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I thought it might be dressed down with dark denim?or is walnut strand better for that? Or should I wait for walnut macneil to go on sale?

 

Lasalle looks out of place when I wear jeans.  I personally think the walnut Strand would be a better choice with jeans.  

 

 

I'm not planning to buy anything for a while, but I am carefully looking at everything and trying to determine what my next one will be.  Since I don't own any cap toes, it might be time to try to push my limits.  The Hopkinson in merlot might be something I try.  I also don't own anything in walnut yet.  

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Does anyone have a problem with boots rubbing their shins wrong?  I have a pair of First Avenues that seem to fit my foot, but just rub me wrong on my shin and causes discomfort. Seems like a lot of people say these boots are comfortable without break-in, but doesn't seem to be the case for me. Am I just being a pansy? lol. I can't see how wearing a different size would affect my shin that much.
Both my Fifth Streets and Freiburgs rub my shin weird when going down stairs. Other than that they're fine.
post #5843 of 17532
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Masochistic sob story (Click to show)
I rarely post questions to the group, but looking for some opinions on this. I consider myself extremely tolerant when it comes to breaking stuff in. In fact, some people like @moose22 would probably call me a masochist. Occasionally something is good to go out of the box, but usually this is not the case.

Off the top of my head, the original park ave destroyed my insteps wear after wear until finally breaking in - were talking like 40 plus wears, full day. They now feel like slippers. The Jermyn destroyed my right big toe for roughly a year (its good now). MacNeil? First wear took the skin off both my heels so bad I needed masking tape for a month - now I wear them at least once a week.

I could go on in case this amuses people. I recently picked up a sojourner. Initial reaction was that they felt uber large up front but do able, since the heel was so reinforced and locked you in. I was honestly expecting total garbage and was pleasantly surprised. With extended wear, I started feeling this weird pressure on my ankles, to the point where it was excruciating. Finally took the skin off my left ankle completely. That was wear #1. Wear #2 (wasn't giving up that easily) was worse - the left shoe is sort of flexing to the point where I feel like I could sprain my ankle. I mentioned this to a store manager who said I could try using a tongue pad under the road warrior insert to see if that helped, but I'm honestly hesitant to even put these on again. I feel like these should be pulled off the market and destroyed.

So what do you guys think - man up, I've dealt with worse, or admit defeat?

Sojourner you say? Give up on aesthetic grounds. That thing is fugly.

Maybe I'm just in a bad mood from seeing so many bicycle toes against humanity at work today.

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post #5844 of 17532
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Ok, so every day I log on here to take a look at what all the rest of you filthy barnweasels are sharing. And, every day I have to look at the first post from @watchidiot
 which contains my favorite MTO in the world. That blue cordovan MacNeil. For my tastes, and my wardrobe, it's essentially the perfect MTO. Every detail is right. The exposed brass eyelets. The flat laces. The fit looks perfect. But, to me, I think the thing I like most is the use of the natural welt. I love the contrast of it on a navy shoe. 


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Pretty much every day, I have to see this beauty. And every day, I die a bit inside knowing that I cannot have it, even when the next trunk sale/MTO rolls around. I've been tempted to make it the wallpaper image for my iPhone, but I think I might weep openly every time I take a call. I want to print it out on beautiful archival paper and frame it and hang it above my bed, but my wife already thinks I'm weird enough as it is. Plus, it would probably clash with my George Costanza "Timeless Art of Seduction" velvet painting I'm trying to commission to hang there right now. I've thought about having my feet tattooed to look just like this, but that's going too far, right?


So, in order to take my mind off the unobtanium, I try to look at other people's shoes and bring myself down from my unnatural, scortatory coveting. (Yeah, I know, it's a rare word, but totally applicable here.) One thing I've noticed recently is that more and more guys are wearing black leather shoes with a natural welt. Now, as stated above, I love the look of a natural welt with navy. Heck, I love it with pretty much every color under the sun, but I think it looks odd with black. From a wardrobe standpoint, black can be tough to pull off, and I feel like the natural welt makes it even harder to do so. Am I in the minority here? Are any of you sporting some natural on black? It's OK if you are. Just wondering.

All right, I've rambled enough. Back to your barnweaseling.  

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I had someone recently tell me this is starting to come into style but I have to agree, natural on black is just too strange for me. Generally when I wear black it's to dress up not dress down so to speak. On leather that isn't black I think it looks good especially as a casual shoe. 

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I agree.  I almost pulled the trigger on a great deal on a pair of Oak Street Bootmakers beefroll penny loafers in black leather, but then thought twice about it and the combo of black + natural welt.  Don't get me wrong, I love natural welts too, but I don't really think I have any use for a black loafer (I'm not sure anyone truly does), and I buy OSB for casual loafers - so natural/brown work much better.

A great deal on something you won't wear is a bad deal.

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Personally, I prefer a chili welt to a natural welt with the navy cordovan. I think those colors work especially beautifully with the navy shell because the shell will lighten over time. Both chili and natural, to me, would be preferable to a black welt with navy shell.

I'm not such a fan of a natural or chili welt with black calf. I'm just not sure what kind of outfit I'd wear them with that I'd prefer a black shoe over a shoe of another color.

Black shoes don't always mean formal, brosephi! On a boot, black is the most badass color there is. How many Hell's Angels do y'all see sporting walnut kicks?

I think this makeup (black workboot with natural welt) is particularly BOSS:



This one is shell:



Yes, they're both (gasp) Alden, but no one does a black boot like they do.

Embrace casual black. You'll be glad you did!
post #5845 of 17532
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My top 10:
Dalton/oxblood; Strand/oxblood
Grayson/brown; Mccalister/walnut
Warwick/oxblood; Ascher/oxblood
MacNeil 2.0/brown; McGregor/oxblood
Mora 2.0/brown; Strand/suede

Ugh I need more oxblood...also have a lot of ties in my list.

 

 

Couldn't resist.

post #5846 of 17532
OK A-E gents, a quandary.


I got a pair of AE Cavanaugh navy suede penny loafers from the shoe bank. Wore them in the house for a day and they felt OK so then took them outside. Today is my second day of 'proper' wear and they are a nightmare. They make my toes feel very cramped in the front, yet they bow when I walk and yet the heel slips at the back. I've tried barefoot, thin socks, thick socks, insoles, heel pads and all combinations of the above and nothing seems to mitigate this weird fit. They are size 8.5 D which is the same size I have in several other AEs of various lasts. It's killing me as they are a great looking shoe.

Being that the soles now have the minimal scuffing you'd expect from a couple of days in the wild, what are the odds that I can send these in to AE for an exchange? Am I now screwed with AE? If so does anyone want to buy an almost brand new pair? If I can exchange them what would your recommendation be? I would guess I need a half size longer i.e. 9, but a narrower throat (do they even come narrower than D?)

Any advice, pearls of wisdom, purchase offers, or humorous piss taking will be much appreciated - cheers, TWD.
post #5847 of 17532
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Meh. Just a fad. 25 years ago all the mags were flooded with Cousin Eddie's white loafers.


Don't know about that...but I know what flooeded mags not too long ago.....

+1 to Neo. I owned the gray saddle shoe in the #3 spot in this photo and two pairs of the Black Hills in the #2 spot. Picked all of them up on clearance at Burlington, so that tells you something about how popular gray was. The Black Hills, size 15s, were marked down to $12.99 each.

post #5848 of 17532
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I'll get shell soon. A shell strand will be in my wardrobe. Have you noticed if shell fits your foot better than calfskin?

The shell shoes are certainly looser than the same shoe on the same last in calf. They just can't pull the shell as tightly as the calf. It does not make me alter the size of the shoe I order, but I do know they fit me better than calf.

post #5849 of 17532
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The shell shoes are certainly looser than the same shoe on the same last in calf. They just can't pull the shell as tightly as the calf. It does not make me alter the size of the shoe I order, but I do know they fit me better than calf.

 



Would you say that balances the fact that shell essentially does not stretch?
post #5850 of 17532
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The Black Hills, size 15s, were marked down to $12.99 each.

 

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