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Checking all three "W" boxes today with whiskey wingtip Wednesday.

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Well Men...

I almost wore my brand new pair of Burnished Copper Strand weaves today. Since I received them 2 weeks ago, this is now the third morning that I've reached for them, only to be intoxicated by the eau-de-musc of freshly-hewn leather; the satisfying quality of the pristine soles; and the understated, timeless beauty that is the masterpiece of cordwainery known as the woven Strand. It seems so counter-intuitive to put these works of art on my feet so I can shuffle across the parking lot and into my place of work.

It is also the third morning where I have gently placed them back into the box and reached for a different shoe.

Does anyone else have similar neuroses when it comes to wearing a newly-hatched AE...?

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Shoes are meant to be worn and leather looks better with wear.
 

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This pair doesn't get as much wear from me as it should. In fact, this is the first wear of 2020. Granted, I didn't wear any AE shoes for about 5 months, so take that number with a grain of salt.

Because these are unlined, I usually only wear them in warmer weather (hence the zero wears in 2020 since the quarantine took away most opportunities to wear them around town). When I first got them, I wasn't sure how much I'd like them. They're so unstructured and a big guy like me needs *some* support from his footwear. But, as they keep breaking in more and more, they just become more and more comfortable. I guess I "get it" now when guys have talked about these being like slippers. I'm not sure I'd want to wear them out and about for real long stretches at a time. But, for just doing some WFH and taking the dog out a couple of times, these'll do just fine. If the company formerly known as MassDrop ever decides to do another run of these, I might be up for another pair.

Anyway, a year ago, I didn't own any suede AEs and I now own three. I'm not saying I'd go out of my way to buy more suede pairs, but I'm certainly more open to it than I have been in the past. Hey, sometimes it's good to step out of your comfort zone. It helps when what you're stepping in to is pretty comfortable already.

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This pair doesn't get as much wear from me as it should. In fact, this is the first wear of 2020. Granted, I didn't wear any AE shoes for about 5 months, so take that number with a grain of salt.

Because these are unlined, I usually only wear them in warmer weather (hence the zero wears in 2020 since the quarantine took away most opportunities to wear them around town). When I first got them, I wasn't sure how much I'd like them. They're so unstructured and a big guy like me needs *some* support from his footwear. But, as they keep breaking in more and more, they just become more and more comfortable. I guess I "get it" now when guys have talked about these being like slippers. I'm not sure I'd want to wear them out and about for real long stretches at a time. But, for just doing some WFH and taking the dog out a couple of times, these'll do just fine. If the company formerly known as MassDrop ever decides to do another run of these, I might be up for another pair.

Anyway, a year ago, I didn't own any suede AEs and I now own three. I'm not saying I'd go out of my way to buy more suede pairs, but I'm certainly more open to it than I have been in the past. Hey, sometimes it's good to step out of your comfort zone. It helps when what you're stepping in to is pretty comfortable already.

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I have two of these. Call them my squishy shoes. They are the only ones I put a 3/4 insert in. Sort of makes it feel more stable.
 

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" only to be intoxicated by the eau-de-musc of freshly-hewn leather; the satisfying quality of the pristine soles; and the understated, timeless beauty that is the masterpiece of cordwainery known as the woven Strand."
I think you may need to smoke a cigarette after that.
 

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This pair doesn't get as much wear from me as it should. In fact, this is the first wear of 2020. Granted, I didn't wear any AE shoes for about 5 months, so take that number with a grain of salt.

Because these are unlined, I usually only wear them in warmer weather (hence the zero wears in 2020 since the quarantine took away most opportunities to wear them around town). When I first got them, I wasn't sure how much I'd like them. They're so unstructured and a big guy like me needs *some* support from his footwear. But, as they keep breaking in more and more, they just become more and more comfortable. I guess I "get it" now when guys have talked about these being like slippers. I'm not sure I'd want to wear them out and about for real long stretches at a time. But, for just doing some WFH and taking the dog out a couple of times, these'll do just fine. If the company formerly known as MassDrop ever decides to do another run of these, I might be up for another pair.

Anyway, a year ago, I didn't own any suede AEs and I now own three. I'm not saying I'd go out of my way to buy more suede pairs, but I'm certainly more open to it than I have been in the past. Hey, sometimes it's good to step out of your comfort zone. It helps when what you're stepping in to is pretty comfortable already.

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I started the day in vintage shell, but moved to bourbon for the afternoon. It helps move through the rotation that way.

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Three messages:

1. Live chat today at 4pm Central on the Allen Edmonds FB page. Tune in!
2. Trunk show kicks off tomorrow. Support your favorite store!
3. Delray now offered in Walnut!
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Offer it in walnut shell (or any shell for that matter) and you can have my money.
 

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