Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.
First outing for my AE for BB unlined suede wingtips with storm welt. Happy Friday!
Fifth Street Friday!
Really tempted to pick these up in Brown while they're on sale.
McT? Rush Street? One of the boot variants of the more formal staples (e.g. 5th Street, First Ave) or even a darker Dalton? What about something in suede, perhaps less summer-y than the Strandmok? Or a monk strap?
Mine arrived yesterday! Always nice when the shoe arrives in much better condition than the sales rep led you to believe.
Edit: The brown is very dark which creates a much more formal look than your dark chili. I bought them as a suit boot, so this works perfectly for me. Had me contemplating a pair in black, but with 3 purchases this weekend, I'm on hold for a bit. Unless the Sea Island is released in full-run sizing.
Agreed, if you like the McA with jeans then wear it. I some times wear my dark brown PAs with a nice Jean and love it. I did just get the McGs as well and they do present much more casual, more than I expected actually.
All I have to say is... where there is a will, there is a way!!!
Normandy with a Vibram lug sole (like the Long Branch) and minimal distressing. The way this boot should have been made all along!
This Kudu leather is sooooooooft. Didn't even need to apply Bick 4 to the insides before their first wear - which has never happened with my boots. I can tell these will crease on the toe-side of the cap, but I can live with that, being such a casual boot. Funny - I've noticed more of the distressing in my pics than I did when unboxing or wearing.
I have no Allen Edmonds summer shoes. What are the top 3 choices at the moment?
I wear all of these in spring/summer, the first 3 with shorts.
-Kirkwood (have in brown, navy and red)
-Suede chukkas (Gobi, Amok)
I have my eye on a pair of Sea Islands (while on sale) and only if they offering in narrow sizes. (My 5-last size was too short.) I was interested in the AE sneakers, until I tried them on in person. The toes were way to short/squatty for me. Too much of a bicycle toe for me.
I also rotate in more of my walnut or lighter color shoes (e.g., McTs, LGA, Black Hills) during the warmer months, often with no-show socks. Then again I wear boots year round, even when its nasty hot in Texas, so take this with a grain of salt.
Depends on what you mean? Casual? Loafer? Dress?
Off the top of my head:
- Sea Island
- Strandmock 2.0
- Woven Leiden
Congrats! Those look fantastic. Damn, now I want a pair. I thought the same as you; those needed a lug sole from the get go. Authenticity is fine, but since they had a lug heel already it was just crazy to make them not work as a bad weather boot. Curious how the kudu will hold up.
FYI, AE CEO Paul Grangaard is doing an AMA on Reddit.
Kids are like shoes. Soon you'll have too many and cant afford them anymore. At least you can sell the shoes....
You are exactly right. THAT'S the makeup AE should have used from the start. Mine have a lot more distressing than that, but they were lightly used and under a Benjamin, so I'm not going to complain. They are ridiculously comfortable and I'd buy it again in a different color, if they should ever decide to continue it in something other than brown or black.
Thanks, I'll take a look
Thanks. More on the casual side, either laced or loafers.
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