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It is now past 9:00 pm on the west coast and the AE stores have closed. Thus ends the trunk show. Let the "Woulda, shoulda, coulda" recrimination begin.
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It is now past 9:00 pm on the west coast and the AE stores have closed. Thus ends the trunk show. Let the "Woulda, shoulda, coulda" recrimination begin.

 

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)

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Is the creasing on the toe box of the right shoe normal? 

 

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What would those be used for, exactly?


For not caring what other people think and screaming, "I'm so badass I wear spats!"  Oh, and while your at it, "...go get your shine box!"

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I am looking to pick up some new St. John's and I wear mora 2 in 7d with the little toe rubbing a bit on the front but not uncomfortable. Recently purchased Liverpool in 7.5d and those have a good amount of room in toe box. My branock is 7E for one foot and 7.5 D on other. Tried the St. John's in 7d and found fit in instep good but ar h felt a bit too far forward and snug on toes in the toe box and really have to slam the toes into front for any room to get finger in heal area. No heal slippage when wearing at all as they fit very snug. I was thinking of going to the 7.5d but with no where local to try them I thought I would see what others opinions may be.

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
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:crackup: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?  :decisions:


Oh the Overlord for sure. It's a substantial shoe, makes quite an entrance.

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Is the creasing on the toe box of the right shoe normal? 
I don't know about normal, but I have it on several of mine. It's usually some combination of imperfect fit and toe stiffener not running the length of the toe cap.
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PSA: There is a pair of 11.5 E cappuccino shell Dundees on ebay for a solid price.

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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).

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It is now past 9:00 pm on the west coast and the AE stores have closed. Thus ends the trunk show. Let the "Woulda, shoulda, coulda" recrimination begin.

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PSA: There is a pair of 11.5 E cappuccino shell Dundees on ebay for a solid price.

 

Well damn - that's really solid, and I love the sole.  If I hadn't bought the natty Strands, I'd be tempted to take a chance on these...

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Is the creasing on the toe box of the right shoe normal? 

 

 

It has happened to some of mine.

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Originally Posted by jayjules View Post
 

Is the creasing on the toe box of the right shoe normal? 

 

 

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. 

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Dark Chili Franciscans this morn, love these!
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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 :hide:) 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)
I do not yet have a well-tailored tuxedo (that was really #2 on the clothing list right after "linen suit for summer wedding in Oklahomer" to buy this year) and given the time frame, am torn betwixt just springing for a cheap tux at a department store, getting it tailored (which I can have done well before the weekend if I get it today) and using it once or twice then dropping it off at salvation army (or hanging on to it for a friend if they need some day).  Or, the other option, I have the 2-piece version of this navy Lazio from SuSu (although mine is ever so slightly darker):

http://us.suitsupply.com/en_US/suits/lazio-blue-plain/P5169I.html?cgid=Suits&prefn1=colorID&prefv1=Blue&prefn2=styleFit&prefv2=Classic-Lazio

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:

http://hespokestyle.com/black-tie-blue-suit/

what say the mind of the hive?
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