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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.

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  1. gwshearing

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    Wow....those look fantastic! Does Merlot normally pop that much, or have you done some high quality shining on those bad boys? I've always hesitated to buy Merlot online as the pictures do not look like those.
     


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    Would shoes on Dainite sole be slightly bigger than leather soles for the same size?
     


  3. peppercorn78

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    I would avoid at all costs. I don't care for the current AE calf finish. It seems plastic and unnatural. I much preferred when they hand polished the shoes with cream and wax.


    Definitely not. :)
     


  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Hi, I am going to move your post to our AE thread where you'll get the answer you're looking for quick.

    Cheers,

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  5. harlequin782

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    Yeah...those dark chili Carlyles were sick...
     
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    I would disagree with whomever wrote that. A wingtip Oxford (eg, the McAllister) in black, dark brown, or burg is actually a time honored staple, albeit not quite as formal as the stitch cap or punch caps you own. Though it is true the brouging on a wingtip is ONE informal element, the other common characteristics - dark color, closed lacing, flat felt, single sole, leather sole, smooth calf - are all formal characteristics. So I find nothing incongruent at all about a dark wingtip.
     


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    Damn straight! Black Jeffersons are perfect for a little flash while keeping it professional. For what it's worth, black wingtips (and semi-brogues) are ubiquitous in central London.
     


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    Apples to apples, same exact shoe on danite vs. single oak or butyl - positively not. But a lot of the danite soled shoes in the past used to be things that weren't dressier calf / shell styles. Some of these might have been CXL or other materials, some of them may have been unlined - those would fit differently. But something like a 5th Ave with a different sole, shouldn't fit differently.
     


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    Full brogue oxfords are idiomatic in American business wear. in most places, there is no problem wearing them in all but the most conservative or formal environments.
     


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    Rush Street Thursday

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    Nice with the darker laces.
     


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    I'm glad I'm not the only one. The finish on black calf looks especially unnatural. I just got some calf shoes back from recraft yesterday, and the hand polish w/ the prestige package looks fantastic. 100% ready for wear.
     


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    MacNeil 2.0. I'm really appreciating the pebble grain on these.
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    Deciding between these and oxblood strands for today.
     


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    I HEART CHUKKAS!!!!!

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