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What would the SF do?

I got these oxblood from the CEO sale. Seems really close to me to my existing burnished dark chili. Side by side there's a difference, but not sure there's really a practical difference. (I've got a walnut and black AE already.). Thinking of returning and saving the $300 for another day. Side admittedly looks more unique than tops.






They don't look similar to me really. In fact your DkC looks much more brown than what I have, but that is probably due to them being side by side with a much redder tone. In terms of you wanting to invest in more diversity then that is a personal preference. If you won't wear them then no ones opinion matters. For what it's worth the ox looks well done.
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Red vs. Brown tones are different enough for me.  

 

But I have six or more longwings...

post #6663 of 17549
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Does anyone know if the Amex rebate offer is still in effect? Thanks.

IIRC, it goes till June 16th or 18th. Something close to that.
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Originally Posted by Mat Waites View Post

Maiden voyage for Oxblood McGregors


- Thanks to ShoeBank

F yeah, Mat! Those are nice! Unspoilered on purpose. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #6665 of 17549
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Originally Posted by Captm2016 View Post

How does sizing in the 555 last compare to the 65? I'm a 12D in the 65 and am thinking of ordering some maritimes or kirkwoods. I do have a store nearby so I could just try them on, but the low inventory thing is really starting to frustrate me and I'd rather not spend the time if they are going to have to be ordered any way. So, assuming a 12D is perfect in the 65 (and 943), what would it be in the 555?

I shopped Martimes and Kirkwoods on Saturday and wrote a long-ass post about it:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/518090/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread-2016-news-pictures-sizing-accessories-clothing-etc/6555#post_8461962

The 555 definitely runs shorter. I have significant space in front on my big toe with the 65-last, and there was almost none in the same size (10D) on the 555. There is also lasting variation within the same size. One Maritime was no go very tight, and the other fit comfortably. I'll buy any 65 shoe sight unseen and know it will fit me. Wouldn't do that on a 555. You'll still have to try on for yourself, IMO.
post #6666 of 17549
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Originally Posted by flaminiom View Post

What would the SF do?

I got these oxblood from the CEO sale. Seems really close to me to my existing burnished dark chili. Side by side there's a difference, but not sure there's really a practical difference. (I've got a walnut and black AE already.). Thinking of returning and saving the $300 for another day. Side admittedly looks more unique than tops.






I probably wouldn't own the Strand in two similar colors like that. Do you have a McAllister or Fifth Ave that you could get instead? Even a Park Ave would look great in merlot.
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Honestly? None of them will stop a nail. You really need something with a steel shank or metal midsole insert - stuff that will come with a good quality work boot. I've heard rumors of some folks that get orthotic inserts with kevlar, but I don't know how effective they really are.

If you want to go with AE boots on a site where there are nails, go for it. Just make sure you know when your last tetanus shot was, because you're going to need it. Also, make sure you have ready access to crutches, because as soon as you step on one, you're most likely going down and suffering a sprained ankle in the process. 

I love the look of a lot of AE boots, but if I'm going to be anywhere near a remodel/demo/construction zone, there's no way I'm wearing anything other than a legit work boot. If you're worried about still looking great, there are a number of Red Wing, Thorogood, and other brands that are far more attractive than you might think when you hear the term "work boot." Look around, you might surprise yourself. Unfortunately, a number of those higher-quality work boots come with a price tag to match. You won't find anything that's in the same ballpark as a $107 Shoebank Freiburg - those ones are generally without a number of the safety features you should be looking for. But, you should be able to find yourself a good, puncture-resistant work boot for a little more than $175. Heck, a good number of the nicer ones are able to be resoled, too.

Seriously, I don't mean to poop all over your boot plan. I just know that I'm a big fan of doing what's right when it comes to footwear. I'm all for starting my wardrobe from the ground up, but that footwear has to do its job first. And, the first job of footwear in a job area is to protect your feet. I'd personally rather look like I'm wearing some clunkers and know I'm safe than look as fly as a mutha' and risk injury because some jackhole forgot to pound down those nails that were in the stud he just ripped out.

You want to sport some Freiburgs or Sturgises (Sturgi?) or Rothsays for rainy days or whatnot? Knock yourself silly. Post pictures here, 'cause I'd love to see them and kick myself for not jumping on them when I had the chance.

 

No worries man -- I appreciate everyone's honesty.  I don't want people to sugar-coat anything, especially when talking about walking on sharp objects.   I'm getting a very clear picture that I should not buy any AE boots with the intention of walking on sharp objects.

 

Look what arrived 1 day early -- my Leeds 2.0.   :D   Wore my 1.0 today and then was very pleased to see these are near flawless 1sts for half price.   This is the only pair I have with the newer piping, but for this shoe, I don't mind too much.   Most importantly, it fits the same as my 1.0.  

 

 

Leeds 2.0:

 

 

 

My 1.0's I wore today:

 

 

post #6668 of 17549
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Originally Posted by FaRKle View Post
 

So did anyone wear their Overlords for D-Day?


I wanted to wear my Normandy's (they're so comfortable, actually would be nice to wear those just about any day), but I couldn't.  :mad:

post #6669 of 17549

FWIW, Amazon is having a "gold box deal" on Wolverine work boots.  Not the high-end 1000 Mile line, but people rarely wear those for "work," anyway.

 

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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

 

No worries man -- I appreciate everyone's honesty.  I don't want people to sugar-coat anything, especially when talking about walking on sharp objects.   I'm getting a very clear picture that I should not buy any AE boots with the intention of walking on sharp objects.

 

Look what arrived 1 day early -- my Leeds 2.0.   :D   Wore my 1.0 today and then was very pleased to see these are near flawless 1sts for half price.   This is the only pair I have with the newer piping, but for this shoe, I don't mind too much.   Most importantly, it fits the same as my 1.0.  

 

 

Leeds 2.0:

 

 

 

My 1.0's I wore today:

 

 

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I was hoping to get your all's opinion. I am a relatively new attorney and have just recently started an AE Collection with a pair of Black Park Avenues. I was hoping to take advantage of the merlot sale and was wondering which you would recommend in that color. I do wear suits most days, so formality is somewhat of a concern. 

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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

How do people size the 201 last v the 5-65 last? I am generally a 10.5C or B in 5-65 shoes, and now looking to buy the First Avenue boot.

I think most guys keep the same size between the two lasts, and in my experience, the 201 is very similar to the 65. My First Avenues are the same size as my assorted 65 last styles, and they fit almost identically. I definitely couldn't have adjusted my size at all.

 

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Originally Posted by The Equestrian View Post
 

I was hoping to get your all's opinion. I am a relatively new attorney and have just recently started an AE Collection with a pair of Black Park Avenues. I was hoping to take advantage of the merlot sale and was wondering which you would recommend in that color. I do wear suits most days, so formality is somewhat of a concern. 

 

Since you're in a suit most days, I'd probably go with the Fifth Avenue; functionally, it's going to be very similar to the Parks you have, but since you're in an industry where conservative dress is the norm, I think you'll get a fair amount of use out of both. That said, if you see yourself wearing sportcoats more often in the future (or if you just don't mind bending the rules a little), you could opt for the Strand instead.

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I second both of the above.

 

201/65 I would certainly start with your 65 size and go from there.

 

As for suits, I think the 5th Ave is a fine choice.  Less formal than a PA, but not so much so that the vast majority of people will pay it any mind.

post #6673 of 17549
Thanks for the assistance on 5-65 v 201.

And on the second question - any big sales in the near future which will probably include the First Avenue?

It really pains me to buy them at full retail, and shoebank has never had my size in stock

I kind of thought they might go on sale going into the US summer, but that hasn't transpired.
post #6674 of 17549
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Thanks for the assistance on 5-65 v 201.

And on the second question - any big sales in the near future which will probably include the First Avenue?

It really pains me to buy them at full retail, and shoebank has never had my size in stock

I kind of thought they might go on sale going into the US summer, but that hasn't transpired.

Isn't there one going on right now? The merlot color 5th ave is on sale for 245:
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Isn't there one going on right now? The merlot color 5th ave is on sale for 245:

I'm looking for the First Avenue smile.gif
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