Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.
Cousin Eddie classics. I found these on the Bay. Would these qualify me as a filthy barn weasel?
You know when I saw those, I immediately thought of this -
Heard someone wrote an article to try to help in this area - might be worth a look
I remember that one when it was new. Not bad - they used that style on a few I remember - San Marco & New Orleans included. Like the 5th, I'm just not a fan - I like either totally plain toe or all-out medallion. Definitely a try before you buy if possible - my guess is a lot of people might find the Madison on the narrow side. Price seems way too high considering how old they were and considering NR usually sells 2nds.
Quick thoughts: Leeds, Yorktown, or MacNeil, depending how ornate you want to go. All but the Yorktown work well with jeans, too, and if you're comfortable with it you can wear them with jeans and damn the critics. The Strand and McAllister are classic looks, but don't work as well with jeans as the others (although again, confidence > rules).
I'm a fan of a simple cap toe in a subtle shade of brown, they're nice but still flow with all the black, bicycle toed shoes the other engineers wear. I find myself reaching for my bourbon Lexingtons more and more, and a pair of brown Park Avenues are on my short list.
I've seen other engineers with sleeker wing tips, the Madison Avenue from Nordstrom or the Leiden come to mind.
Unfortunately, the guys on the top floor all wear loafers. With tassels.
If you want to stick with something in the brown family, I'd suggest something in either Walnut, Oxblood/Chili or Burgundy.
Since you already have a punch cap, you might want to look at a wingtip, so either a McAllister, McGregor, MacNeil (classic burgundy shoe) or the Leiden. I personally love the look of a walnut McAllister.
Possibly even a Strand if you don't prefer wingtips. Are your 5As dainite? Might make sense to grab a dainite shoe for wet weather wear.
Brooks Brothers is having a today only sale (30%) on everything, including shoes, for Corporate Members. Does anyone know if the Brown Suede long wings are made by AE? It says Goodyear welted, made in the USA, and the regular price is $398, so it sounds like it, but wanted to confirm.
Yes, those are AE. Sorry I don't have any links, but I remember them being discussed on this board before. Also, one of the reviews posted on the BB website says that they are made by AE, and a Brooks representative responded to the review without making any corrections to that statement.
So not AE, but I get sad and lonely when I don't post pictures here. Wolverine 1000 mile Centennial from Nordstrom. I wish my Daltons would have broke in as easy as these bad boys...
Quote:I wonder if it would improve over time as the leather works out a bit - tried 'em on again this morning and was able to make the gap smaller with slightly tighter lacing. I guess it could go the other way too... I'll talk to AE
That's why I liked them: they were sleek looking! I'm not 100% but I think these were 1sts, due to the no stamp on the sole. Also, they all had leather soles.
Quote:I just finished a chat session with AE. They can send another D as well as an E and see how that does. I love the look of these, and think they'll be stunners with some patina. The 5-last is so good for me, and the finishing on these is otherwise pretty much perfect - I hate to give up...
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