Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc

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  1. styleaudit91

    styleaudit91 Senior member

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    I was going between the tan, brown, and navy actually but I have a lot of brown shoes and thought tan would be a good addition. What do you do for cleaning yours? I'm curious if I should care for them more like a suede, looks like AE recommends their leather cream on neumok so we shall see.
     


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    These have been retired until football season, who-dey moks. Black and orange. New to the forum so I figured I'd share another pair.
     


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    styleaudit91 Senior member

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    You wont be disappointed! The last pic is pretty true to how they look in natural light. My concern is they would look too much like a Walnut Strand (which I still don't own) but they have their own more wet sand or caramel color / tones.
     


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    That was MY concern too...and it's why I steered clear of the Rush street and to a lesser extent the Elgin. But I love the fact that the Strandmok has a clear identity as a great looking casual shoe.. for my tastes and for the casual style I was looking for the Elgin, and especially the Rush Street, looked far too much like a regular strand, and we're too dressy looking for me...the darker brown Strandmok nearly also has this same appearance. I like the strandmok because it's not really a crossover style...about the only thing dressy about it is the closed lacing. For me, the shinier dark finish of the Dark Brown kind of put it right back on that borderline that I never quite liked about the Elgin or the Rush Street. The tan Strandmok fits the bill perfectly for my needs.
     
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    While this is true, in real life there is very little distinction between a black punch cap and a black stitch cap. Most won't even be able to see that little strip of broguing unless they are on their hands and knees. And which employers, outside of the most traditional law firms in London, say, would raise objection to the difference? And if you're working in one of those, you better be sporting a traditional English Oxford with a closed heel anyway, so AE isn't gonna cut it.
     
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    I agree. Imo both are equally versatile. If you go to any website that has a color wheel to match suit/pant color to shoe color, brown can be used for pretty much every color except black. Dark chili would presumably fit the bill as well.

    I have a nice navy blue suit that I wear burnished brown park avenues with. I'm planning on wearing the fifth avenue in dark chili with them as well.
     
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    I typically dress quite a bit more business casual than a lot of members. I wear dress pants and shirt with a pullover/sweater to work during the fall/winter and polos or just a dress shirt in the spring and summer.

    That being said I can typically pull off just about anything. Plus I'm far more concerned about what I wear than any of my coworkers.
     


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    No doubt. Im all for breaking the rules anyway. OP simply asked the reasons for why brogues are less formal. :cheers:
     


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    I was all set to buy the Oxblood Carlyle this weekend (already emailed the store to let them know what I wanted), but seeing the Chili Fifth Avenue's have me rethinking.

    Really looking for a color I can wear with Blue/Grey pants, and both will work...It's tough wanting shoes haha.
     
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    Dark Chili Carlyles are the obvious choice here.
     


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    I haven't received mine yet, but I plan on using Tarrago Nanoprotector, per the recommendation I've seen given on this thread before. It seems to receive pretty good reviews....no leather lotion though. I've extensively researched the recommended care of the tan strandmok, and AE has said both to use leather lotion, and then they very explicitly recommended against using leather lotion, in favor of using AE's suede/nubuck waterproofer, since the leather used is "similar to nubuck" according to them. But it's not actually nubuck nor suede, obviously, it's cowhide.
     
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    Just wore mine today and love them. Still probably going to get some dark chili fifths though.
     


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    I was thinking of Dainite-soled shoes; I wouldn't wear rubber-soles shoes for formal occasions but don't think twice about wearing them to the office (since they're miles ahead of whatever square-toed monstrosities my coworkers are sporting).


    I believe it was Manton who said the black punch cap is the ne plus ultra of business shoes.
     
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    Just curious why you look at them differently. I wouldn't think twice about wearing a dainite anywhere.

    We are in the same boat when it comes to coworkers. They wear the worst shoes. We are in and out all day and always on out feet. Johnston and murphy are by far the best shoes worn by any coworker. I have some myself. Mostly aldo, Steve Madden type of worthless shoes.
     


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    It's going to be a game time decision haha...But it is really hard to pass up the Fifths at that price.
     


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