Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2017- News, Pictures, Clothing, accessories, etc. - Page 557
I still can't believe I jumped in. I'm a strange combination of terrified and excited.
These and my recent Grant Stones LWB's have pretty much put me to bed for a while though - as it is I don't know where in my limited storage the natty Strands are going to go, and I really want to put some rotation on several shoes.
(Of course I say this while wishing in the back of my head that I could be sure of the sizing on the Florsheim 125th Anniversary Oxfords - If I knew they fit like the old Imperials I wore and loved today, I'd be awfully tempted to grab a pair. Those spade soles look wicked, and I'm guessing that Essex leather will have great patina)
Feedback is greatly appreciated.
I am also looking to soon add the following to my collection
St. John's Grey & Chili
Carlyle Oxblood or Strand/McAllister
Strand Midnight Navy
This almost guarantees you'll have another pair in a month. I said the same thing several months back when I had a dozen. I have 19 now. But on the positive side, I've gone almost 1 month without any new shoe purchases. And I made it through the trunk show without any purchases (this also makes me sad).
I just shipped off my Ashton today. My Lasalle and Wilberts kind of made them obsolete in my collection. I now try to not order shoes that will make another shoe obsolete. Still, a piece of your heart is gone when you sell a shoe.
Perhaps you should still consider the merlot PA second, or the Overlord in brown?
Oh the Overlord for sure. It's a substantial shoe, makes quite an entrance.
I wear Dundee's with suits in addition to casual outfits. However ONLY the burgundy Dundee's. To me the Dundee in shell is one of the most versatile pieces of footwear you can own. And burgundy is the new black, it goes with pretty much everything. I also have a number of Leeds in shell but do not find them to be too much of a duplicate.
Chinos and burgundy shell chukka and black soles to me and my eye is about the best combination you could come up with. Of course that is just me and as already pointed out not everyone has the same view. You have to go with what works for you. But my most worn pair of shell Dundee's
Is the burgundy by far. I was at first disappointed that I couldn't get natural shell Dundee's in this trunk show but will be happy with the Leeds in natural shell I am having made up.
My suede Dundee, MDxAE and Katami are getting lonely however and feel the need for the Loden suede Dundee.
Man, the MD chukka is so elegant compared to those other two (particularly the Dundee).
Yes, I have slight creasing right above the toe cap on my strands and some of my other shoes as well. Even if you get the best fit you possibly can RTW, you might still get some creasing in unexpected places due to your foot shape and how you walk.
Apparently I'm attending the (rather spendy) Baltimore Historical Society Gala ("I have a gala..." -- John Redcorn, "King of the Hill") on Saturday. This was sprung upon me last night. For the on-topic portion of my post, black Park Aves with a lovely lincoln wax shine (cause i went thru boot camp when we still did that so I'm well versed and can have that done in an hour ) will be the choice for my hind legs.
However, there's some off-topic soul-searching about to occur.
Warning: Spoiler! (longingly looking at water while solemn acoustic 'find myself' music plays in the background) (Click to show)
and am toying with adding braces, tux shirt/studs, and a black bow tie (i have some great "come and take it" cufflinks from the Alamo that I don't care about faux-pas, I'm wearin em).
as seen here:
what say the mind of the hive?