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post #6826 of 17779

I've been playing tag like some of you with shoes from sale back in May which had McAllisters at $295. Without checking all emails exchanged I believe this will be the 4th pair I've received. I just received back the shoes I sent them same condition. So essentially waited 2 weeks+ to receive the pair I had just sent back. How does this happen. I'm pretty over this and at this point I feel like I'm stuck in a position of just give up and keep the pair or return and say forget it. 

post #6827 of 17779
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Hmmmm - I have a pair of Black Hills and they do have  mini-lug sole. They are made with waxy leather, though.

I really like the mini-lug and it certainly gives off less of an "old man" vibe than the Othello.

;->


I wouldn't be surprised if my Black Hills have Dublin.  It is definitely similar to my son's Dublin Long Branch GMTO's. @#$%, I wish I'd gotten a pair, too.

 

Anyway, sort of a moot point since the Black Hills got the axe but it is/was a great casual shoe.  Sort of my Fall/winter version of my Clark Streets.  Plugs a similar hole on the formality scale.

post #6828 of 17779
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I don't recall the differences between the Badlands and the Black Hills but they are quite similar.  I have the latter in walnut and it is a great general purpose casual shoe. 

 

 

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I think the only real difference is the sole. Black Hills has a better Toby mini-lug rubber sole vs. the Badlands which has a softer Othello. 


Quite the coincidence I found a pair of the Black Hills in grey at a BCF today.  But the eyelets on the left shoe were misaligned by about 1.5 eyelets worth, and they were a full size to big for me. $50.

post #6829 of 17779

It's been a long time since I last posted.  I have been looking at picking up some Chukka's for casual denim/chino wear, probably paired with a polo or button down.  I am considering the brown grain Dundee but am curious what they look like in the wild.  Do any of you have some pics you could post?  

 

Also, what is sizing like on the Dundee's? My 10D bals (Strands and McCallisters) fit great.  However, my 10D McGregors are a little loose.  

post #6830 of 17779
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It's been a long time since I last posted.  I have been looking at picking up some Chukka's for casual denim/chino wear, probably paired with a polo or button down.  I am considering the brown grain Dundee but am curious what they look like in the wild.  Do any of you have some pics you could post?  

Also, what is sizing like on the Dundee's? My 10D bals (Strands and McCallisters) fit great.  However, my 10D McGregors are a little loose.  

Found my post from the old thread for you:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread-reviews-pictures-sizing-etc/65730#post_8145007

Went with my 65 last size, likewise a 10D. My Mcgregors are a little loose also, but I chalked that up to them being suede.
post #6831 of 17779

I got chili McGregors with a dainite sole in my usual 5 last size and they're a bit roomy too compared to my PA's and McA's.

post #6832 of 17779
I have six pairs on the 5 last; FA, Strand, McCallister, Fairfax, Kenilworth, and McGregor. The McGregors have the roomiest toe box of all of them, easily.
post #6833 of 17779
You can see how i messed up the color. Need to resolve this soon.
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Question. Do you guys think these Allen Edmonds penny loafers would look good on a young man in his mid twenties? Or do you think they look best on older men? Thanks!
post #6835 of 17779
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Question. Do you guys think these Allen Edmonds penny loafers would look good on a young man in his mid twenties? Or do you think they look best on older men? Thanks!

 

 

They would look great on anyone.  The real question is "how would he feel wearing them?"  

 

Example:  I've seen many wonderful examples of monk straps on StyleForum, but I don't wear them because, to me, in my mind, they just don't fit my style.  I wouldn't feel comfortable, mentally, wearing them.

post #6836 of 17779
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Originally Posted by Flytrout View Post
 

It's been a long time since I last posted.  I have been looking at picking up some Chukka's for casual denim/chino wear, probably paired with a polo or button down.  I am considering the brown grain Dundee but am curious what they look like in the wild.  Do any of you have some pics you could post?  

 

Also, what is sizing like on the Dundee's? My 10D bals (Strands and McCallisters) fit great.  However, my 10D McGregors are a little loose.  

 

The 511 last is definitely more generous in the ball of the foot than the 65, though some find they are not happy with the length compared to their 65's in the same size.  The same length is fine for me.  I size 8E in 65 balmorals, and comfortably wear 8D in my Dundees. I can go either size in the Dalton, but prefer the 8E because I like to wear them with fairly thick boot socks.  My bannock is 8.5 in length, and I straddle the D/E line.

 

Hope that helps.

post #6837 of 17779
@Flytrout Long time. 65 bluchers fit loose on me also. 65 balmorals pretty snug. Dundee (same size) was good up front but had lots of heel slip. Maybe doable with thick socks & tying really tight but didn't want to chance it. Damn good looking though.
post #6838 of 17779

Maritimes arrives today. I'm boned! :crackup:

 

We have another winner!  These feel great barefoot and with the no-show socks I picked up from NR.  While I thought they were thin enough, the white cotton ankle socks I wore to the store really affected the fit.  The 555 is still less length than 65-last in the same size (10D), but I fit quite decently in these. And even though not as lightweight smooth as the Sea Island suede, the outer texture on these are very nice. 

 

Looks like I'm set for summer!  (except to petition Paul to bring back the Fastball on the 555 last instead)

 

post #6839 of 17779
I think the black hills was my first foray into my obsession with the mini lug (not counting the Lucca). After that came the Kiowa, San Marco, Big Sur, Aberdeen & Overlord, all of which I find infinitely better.
post #6840 of 17779
@RichieP Looking good buddy!
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