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

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  1. mreams99

    mreams99 Senior member

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    These shoes would also be acceptable for a black-tie event.
     


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    Do you think so? I rarely tux it up, and I'm on the fence due to the PA's cap toe, which seems to be a no-no from what I have read. But then again, it's all about how strictly one needs to adhere to the "rules," since there's no way I'm spending money on a patent leather wholecut.

    I think a Carlyle second is a relatively inexpensive option that would work better with its plain toe, but given that this event requires substantial travel expenses for both the engagement party and the wedding itself (I am a groomsman), I would like to minimize costs.

    I have yet to hear what style tuxedo I am going to be directed to purchase, so that factors into my budget as well.

    Thanks for the help!
     


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    Ooh, yeah, the Yorktown is a good look if the last works for you. Sexy shoe also available in Oxblood if that's your preference.
     


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    While I would prefer the Carlyle to the Park Avenue for this too, either would work as long as they're well polished. As little as you wear the PA, I just don't see a need for a second rarely-worn formal black shoe.
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    My suede Strands arrived this week, so I thought I should take a family picture.
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    While on the subject of formal shoes, here's a picture of my Ritz black patent leather pumps........

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    I'm really sorry I missed the boat on those. Your bourbon looks great, too!
     


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    Is the one on the far right suppose to be Olive?...it seems brighter than I remembered the Olive tone being.
     


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    The shoe on the right is the olive Rush Street. They are a little darker than they look in that picture.
     


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    I would go to the shoe bank and get a bourbon or chili shoe, like a fifth ave, mcgregor or flatiron.
     


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    Nice. I had not seen that shoe chart before, and was unaware that the cap-toe was that acceptable for black tie. Thank you, mreams99, you have absolutely helped me free resources that will be better spent elsewhere.

    Roycru, those pumps look great.

    Have a great remainder to your weekend, gentlemen!
     


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    I purchased a Bourbon Strand - color is a little too greenish for me. It's going to be returned with a couple others soon.
     


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    I LOVE my bourbon Strands. The coloring is great.
    You might be able to tone down some of the greenish tint with a shoe cream that has some reddish tones to it. I have a jar of "brick" Meltonian shoe cream that comes to mind.
     


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    chili Madison Parks came in finally from Nordstrom. perfect fit. kinda confused tho the website said dark chili. but the box theyre in just says chili. is dark chili much different than chili?

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    The newer "chili" is the same as "dark chili".
    Those look great!
     


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