AE Hinsdale or McAllister

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jkhan82, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Jkhan82

    Jkhan82 Senior member

    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2010
    Location:
    New York, N.Y.
    Hey!

    I need to grab a pair of black shoes my engagement party—I just grabbed a charcoal grey suit w/ light pinstripes.

    I'm thinking between AE Hinsdale or McAllister. Which one do you guys think would be the best bet? I like'em both.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Also, I'm going to be ordering online...I'm assuming all AE's fit the same? I only have one previous pair that I got measured for in an AE store last year.

    Thanks in advance!
     


  2. hohneokc

    hohneokc Senior member

    Messages:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    510
    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Location:
    OKC, OK
    Most AE's fit the same, but not always. I have the McAllister and Hinsdale - both in the same size and both fit great. So between these 2, you should be the same size.

    As far as which one to get, it depends. Some say you shouldn't wear a blucher (Hinsdale) with a suit - but I do and think they look fine. Some people find a blucher fits better - if you have a higher instep, this could be the case. The wingtip is longer on the Hinsdale if that is a plus or minus to you.

    Both the McAllister and Hinsdale fit similar. They are on different lasts, but they fit similar.

    I don't think you can go wrong with either one. If you can try them both on, obviously get the one that fits best. Otherwise, get the one you like best as they are going to be your shoes.

    Chris
     


  3. wgiceman

    wgiceman Senior member

    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2006
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    It really depends on your personal likes and dislikes. As for me, I think I would lean more toward the McAllister. Something about it just appeals more to me. I am actually considering a pair myself.
     


  4. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

    Messages:
    2,139
    Likes Received:
    159
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Location:
    NYC
    They are both on sale right now, though the Hinsdale sale appears to be a permanent one, while the McAllister is until the 30th. Have you considered a shoe color other than black? A brown or merlot/burgundy shoe would look good with your charcoal suit. The Hinsdale only comes in black, while the McAllister is available in Walnut or Merlot.
     


  5. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

    Messages:
    2,970
    Likes Received:
    277
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    mcallister. not a blucher and I prefer the more traditional toe box on the mac.
     


  6. Jkhan82

    Jkhan82 Senior member

    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2010
    Location:
    New York, N.Y.
    

    stuck with black because the mrs. wants me to wear black shoes...long story. :/ I have a pair of brown 5th aves.
     


  7. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

    Messages:
    2,139
    Likes Received:
    159
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Location:
    NYC

    Then I am still going to say McAllister, for some of the reasons mentioned above. It is a great time to get it now that it is on sale.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by