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Third test drive around the house of the new 9D Strands. Still liking the fit. Wide enough across the shoe for my toes. No crowding. However, my big toe only extends half way down the cap. Any issue with that?

I have the laces cranked down pretty good. No bowing to speak of when I walk. Better than my 8.5Ds that are a bit too small. V-gap is almost closed on the third wearing. Will it end up too loose when my foot settles in to the cork?
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Purely subjective opinions on pairing:

I have these and love 'em, the butter-soft suede is super comfortable. Keep in mind, though they are 100% casual, not flexible on the formality scale--bal notwithstanding I think of them more as a high-end sneaker than casual dress. As far as matching pants, they are ideal with khakis which pick up the welt (and in general tan/grey is an ideal pairing IMO). Next I'd pair with jeans, blue or olive chinos work but I steer clear of grays--I think light/mid grays are too "bootie" and going darker ups the formality to clash level.

For belts, I can't envision wearing anything in that shade of gray, it's a light bulb around a waist I'd rather not advertise. I'd reach for something something in walnut with perts (such as Manistee, etc.) which would also pick up the welt nicely. Depending on pant/shirt, when feeling more adventurous I like the Hampton Ave. in blue with its tan edges--it's textured but not in a match-matchy way with suede and contrasty enough to look like a deliberate choice rather than I'd grabbed the first belt off the rack. (Beware the stone version of the Hampton Ave., though--on the website it may look like it ,ight match but in real life it's much browner than grey).

Of course shoes this casual pair nicely with an untucked henley or tee, in which case the belt is irrelevant :-)

Thanks for take the time to respond so thoroughly! This perspective is great!
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What is everyone getting?  Anything?  I picked up some Black Rogues.  They arrived and not too bad actually a few minor imperfections but for $157 who's complaining? 
Dark chili AE for Brooks Warwicks incoming this week, looking forward to 'em
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Does Allen Edmonds have an official ebay page? I saw an AE account on ebay that said in the description "Welcome to the official Allen Edmonds Corporation eBay store. Take advantage of tremendous savings on discontinued styles and closeouts." Just curious...

Yes, see my post above about my new bourbon McAllisters
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Yes, see my post above about my new bourbon McAllisters

I had no idea. Nice!
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I had no idea. Nice!

I didn't either until last Friday lol
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And now for some gratuitous Friday night shoe porn. Bourbon Fifth Avenues.
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Is there a consensus opinion on how to remove tiger striping? Picked up bourbon McAllisters from the tent sale (before the ebay store) and that seems the only defect. I've worn them several times so they are mine.

Is it futile since I don't have bourbon polish to replace whatever may be stripped?
Edited by DustinM - 7/9/16 at 8:29am
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Isn't the only grain color "brown burnished?"

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Brown grain Dundees are only $199!

It's a moot point- I looked up both last night and they're out of my size. Can't say I'm not relieved lol.
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Does anyone have an Gray/Grey Leather Allen Edmonds?  Can you show me some photos?  I asked the salesmen at the store why don't you guys have gray?  Maybe that is a winter line?  I have the Pierpont but it's navy and gray. Looking for just a gray shoe.

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Is there a consensus opinion on how to remove tiger striping? Picked up bourbon McAllisters from the tent sale (before the ebay store) and that seems the only defect. I've worn them several times so they are mine.

Is it futile since I don't have bourbon polish to replace whatever may be stripped?


You can grab the Bourbon polish off the A/E site, might help?

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Is there a consensus opinion on how to remove tiger striping? Picked up bourbon McAllisters from the tent sale (before the ebay store) and that seems the only defect. I've worn them several times so they are mine.

Is it futile since I don't have bourbon polish to replace whatever may be stripped?

 

Sadly, the bourbon polish is actually lighter than the bourbon shoes, and it's likely not going to help very much, unless you want the shoes to be lighter.  I have found that out of all the colors, bourbon polish changes my shoes the least.   I'm actually going to try using a little dark brown polish on my bourbon shoes to make one of them darker.    Bourbon is a reallly difficult color to work with.

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Is there a consensus opinion on how to remove tiger striping? Picked up bourbon McAllisters from the tent sale (before the ebay store) and that seems the only defect. I've worn them several times so they are mine.

Is it futile since I don't have bourbon polish to replace whatever may be stripped?

I've had success with very small amounts of renomat, rubbed across the striping (rub perpendicular to the direction of the stripes). Apply small amounts with a bit of pressure and then immediately remove. Repeat as needed. This won't even everything out but will disguise the directionality, leaving you with a mottled appearance (the goal is a look like museum calf). The Moras I posted yesterday have some striping on the toes. When/if I commit to them this is exactly my plan.

Alternatively, you can cover with a darker polish, applying more in the lighter areas to smooth things out, or by stripping all the burnishing (renomat) and then applying polish evenly. Bourbon is simply walnut-dyed leather that has been burnished, so black polish would be the best replication, but you could also use dark brown. Small amounts of polish at a time, don't apply in gobs.

Personally, option 1 (faux museum calf) is my preference.
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Does anyone have an Gray/Grey Leather Allen Edmonds?  Can you show me some photos?  I asked the salesmen at the store why don't you guys have gray?  Maybe that is a winter line?  I have the Pierpont but it's navy and gray. Looking for just a gray shoe.

I've been told by a couple of AE managers that grey and navy are both coming for the fall; detailed information should be available sometime in August.

A Navy Carlyle would probably leave me with no options but to purchase it.
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I've been told by a couple of AE managers that grey and navy are both coming for the fall; detailed information should be available sometime in August.

A Navy Carlyle would probably leave me with no options but to purchase it.


LOL!  I love blue!!  I have the blue in the Neumok, Strand, and Strandmok, Cronmok and Cornwallis but I am right there with you, I would have to have the blue Carlyle, I don't own any of those! 

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