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Burgundy Nathans from yesterday:
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The V-gap completely closes on this shoe, but my feet are more swollen in the morning
post #7217 of 17866
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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post
 

I completely understand your comments as AE has made a large number of split toes over the years and currently has several. After looking closely at the toes I began to appreciate the subtle variations in assembly, sole, length of split and style of welt that pushes one shoe into the dressier category and another towards the casual. The Stockbridge is a good example of the more casual. It has exposed leather edges on the split and vamp stitching and rubber soles for a far more casual appearance.

 

 

The Walton starts to move up the casual scale towards dressier. The split toe seam is no longer exposed as it is joined internally. The vamp is sewn down with three rows of stitching as opposed to two. The sole is a single oak leather, but it is still a storm welt without the double stitch into the side of the shoe.

 

The length of the split toe stitch and profile of the toe adds to the dressier style of the shoe. It seems longer split toe seams are seen in dressier shoes, like the Delray.

 

 

So, those seem to be the variables and now you will have far more to consider when selecting several pairs of split toe shoes for the closet. And you likely never wanted to think this much about the subject.

 

 

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^^^^^^

 

Best post ever.  

Can't believe you forgot the best one :)

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I just can't get into the split toe design, from AE or anyone else.  As a casual shoe, it does nothing for me that a moc/apron toe design without the split does not, and I think the moc/apron design looks cleaner.

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I just can't get into the split toe design, from AE or anyone else.  As a casual shoe, it does nothing for me that a moc/apron toe design without the split does not, and I think the moc/apron design looks cleaner.

I like both moc toe as well as split toe and think there is place for both. Both of these break the monotony from wings and caps  equally well, two fine examples here -

 

AE singleton -

 

And the split toe boot by another "reputable" maker  :slayer:

 

Non AE (Click to show)
post #7220 of 17866
Starting Friday off correct. Suede Strand to get me through the day. (I was eyeing the Neumok and Strandmok for a casual shoe when I remembered these bad boys. I have shoe problems)
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Starting Friday off correct. Suede Strand to get me through the day. (I was eyeing the Neumok and Strandmok for a casual shoe when I remembered these bad boys. I have shoe problems)

 

I'm not even sure how you could forget these. If I had them my McTavish would almost never be worn. If I could find those in my size I'd be all over them despite my self imposed spending freeze hah.

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I'm not even sure how you could forget these. If I had them my McTavish would almost never be worn. If I could find those in my size I'd be all over them despite my self imposed spending freeze hah.

There is a pair of suede Byrons in my size on the bay.  Heavily tempted.

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I'm not even sure how you could forget these. If I had them my McTavish would almost never be worn. If I could find those in my size I'd be all over them despite my self imposed spending freeze hah.
I think, internally, my gut is telling me I need more casual shoes instead of dress. Yet I'm the same guy that would rock chili/oxblood PA with jeans so...
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Can't believe you forgot the best one :)

 

Worst shoes ever.  

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There is a pair of suede Byrons in my size on the bay.  Heavily tempted.

 

Jealous... There are a pair of Indy Line shoes in my size on there but I don't remember if its the same seller as the last time I saw them up. I know they sold and for $30 than current asking. If it isn't the same seller I'm thinking there is a reason the number of photos posted is limited.

 

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I think, internally, my gut is telling me I need more casual shoes instead of dress. Yet I'm the same guy that would rock chili/oxblood PA with jeans so...

 

There is always a need. 

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I think, internally, my gut is telling me I need more casual shoes instead of dress. Yet I'm the same guy that would rock chili/oxblood PA with jeans so...

I'm in the same boat, haha.  I wear most my shoes with jeans, too.


Edited by MattRiv - 6/17/16 at 9:12am
post #7227 of 17866
I've done merlot McAllisters with jeans so far. And of course walnut Warwicks. Oh and the daltons.

And sturgis.

Hm.

Guess I get to apply for membership in the club too heh.
post #7228 of 17866
Hey Guys....

Noticed there is very little love for the Clifton or Madison Avenue. I think these look great in Walnut and can be very versatile. Is there any love for these models and what are your thoughts?

Thanks


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Hey Guys....

Noticed there is very little love for the Clifton or Madison Avenue. I think these look great in Walnut and can be very versatile. Is there any love for these models and what are your thoughts?

Thanks


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I assume you mean Madison Park, which actually gets a lot of love on here.  I agree, great looking walnut shoe.  I've seen some Cliftons on the bay that I've been tempted by.  Solid looking shoe.

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Originally Posted by catlettsl View Post

Hey Guys....

Noticed there is very little love for the Clifton or Madison Avenue. I think these look great in Walnut and can be very versatile. Is there any love for these models and what are your thoughts?

Thanks


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I assume you mean Madison Park, which actually gets a lot of love on here.  I agree, great looking walnut shoe.  I've seen some Cliftons on the bay that I've been tempted by.  Solid looking shoe.


No I meant the Madison Avenue. It's a cap toe blucher similar to the Clifton
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