Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
...like a boss. PA's don't have the black insole anymore? That sucks...
From the Author of the Effortless Gent:
"A personal uniform is a set of looks you can turn to when times are tough, like when you’re late for work and staring at your closet, unsure of what to put on.
There are plenty of benefits to figuring out your own personal uniform, namely, not needing to think too hard about what to wear in the morning.
But also, having a personal uniform lends itself nicely to the idea of a Lean Wardrobe.
By the way, “personal uniform” doesn’t necessarily mean one singular outfit, but a set of pieces that you can mix and match to create similar looks that are consistent, day in and day out.
This is my idea of the perfect uniform, some days with a tie, some days without. If I had to choose one outfit the rest of my life, it would look a little something like this.
Why? It’s not too casual, not too dressy, and it would be appropriate for the majority of social situations I find myself in, save for the most formal and casual events.
Black insoles were discontinued across the board a couple of years ago due to the outcry that they were inferior quality.
I find that a bit odd as well. AE now has a long wing blucher in pretty much every conceivable configuration (even a long wing chukka) and absolutely no active short wing bluchers. I'm a fan of LWB's, but I like short wing bluchers too.
Maybe I'm in the minority, but personally I find short wings much more interesting than long wings. Obviously a LWB is a classic shoe, but to have a zillion models of them and no short wing bluchers seems strange. A shoe like the RL Marlow seems like a pretty essential shoe (to me anyway) and I was just surprised AE doesn't offer anything like that in cordovan or calf right now.
I've said it before, but I think AE needs to introduce a shell shoe version of the Dalton. It would make a great short wing blucher.
Apparently I missed the boat on these...and I was hoping they'd be on sale soon.
Yet they never went on sale and are nearly SOLD OUT!
They only have size 9 left in these
It's pretty sweet they used the McTavish rough leather on the upper.
I'll bet there's nothing like Horween 'tween the toes.
ordered 2 pairs of park avenues from zappos in different sizes...the 1 pair that fit had a loose stitch....had to return both. this was my 2nd and 3rd pair returned (1st one being due to improper sizing).
4th time's a charm?
Awesome boot! A shoe version of that would be great.
I'm actually not a big fan of the shortwing blucher as much as the shortwing oxford, semi-brogue, and the longwing. Coincidentally I am wearing my Marlow Wingtips today. I wish they were longwings instead.
I told my girlfriend the other day that I was throwing out the garbage (I was really disposing of a USPS box with a new pair of shoes) and she questioned why I was throwing the garbage out when there was none. You are indeed lucky.
I am just guessing, but I think most people only show one shoe when they take a picture like this because it takes up too much room to show the full pair.
I had not realized that - I have some shortwing bluchers, but AE no longer makes them.
I didn't see any shortwing bluchers in the photos of upcoming Fall 2013 AE shoes. You bring up an interesting point. And I like shortwing bluchers.
All great looking shoes!
Here are the black Cliftons under bright tube lights. The Saphir wax is pretty amazing stuff.
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