Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Welcome to the addiction...
Congratulations. The walnut McAllister is a spectacular shoe. If you are going to need to dress up often for school, you may want to consider something dark, like a dark brown, black, or perhaps burgundy as your next shoe. You definitely made great choices, but darker shoes are, ceteris paribus, more formal. You may not need that formality, but it's something of which I think you should be aware if you end up looking for more shoes at some point.
Thanks. It's for optometry school so not super fancy dress up- just relaxed business casual shirt/tie/slacks/shoes which is why I tried to go for these as opposed to others. Hopefully I made wise choices in that regard! Definitely going to invest in more when I get towards the end as it goes from being in the clinic a little to being in the clinic every day and I want a good rotation. I was looking at the brown burnished and it didn't appeal to me. What would be a good third pair? The Strands in merlot? Or another style? Not the biggest fan of loafers.
Loafers will grow on you. I hated them initially as well.
Strands may be a little redundant (although I LOVE the Strand), maybe something without perforations would be in order, Leeds or Park Ave in Merlot are nice as well and might bring some more contrast to your rotation.
It is an addition. I discovered AE just this past summer and went conservatively with black PAs as my first pair. Needless to say, following this forum just fuels the addition. I'm up 6 pairs now and much more knowledgeable about what I put my feet in and how to care for my investments.
Here is my newest addition to the AE family, the Promontory Points. Any recommendation on how to pre-treat and normal cleaning procedures for the football grain leather?
Ah yes, the addiction. I started 2.5 months ago and currently have the following AE (among other new purchases, including a wonderful pair of Edward Greens):
Black 5th Ave.
Brown Park Ave.
Dk. Chocolate Dalton
Dk. Brown Longwing
So, my question, if I were to get just ONE more pair... what would you recommend? Really want them for work (suit) purposes rather than casual.
I bought a pair of black Eccos for my interview before I knew about AE (they are of the same style as the Leeds (I also realized I shouldn't have gone with a derby shoe for the interview either!)). While they look okay and while they feel like sneakers, I've realized that they are nothing like AEs. While the AEs don't compare in comfort, the look of AEs blows them out of the water.
Beautiful choice, and I am leaning towards a merlot....though one of my OTHER new purchases is a merlot pseudo-wingtip. Still, definitely a top contender. Appreciate the input!
I'm on the fence with pulling the trigger on a pair of Carson City casual boots. I've got about an hour before the sale ends. I wanted to get other SF members opinions on this boot. Any input is appreciated.
How about the merlot Franciscan? You don't have any monks yet. Or another blucher?
You know, I feel like I SHOULD have some monks and some bluchers, as I have neither. But, I am not a fan of any of the AE monks (so if/when I get, will likely be some other brand) and SF has generally turned me off bluchers entirely (like i don't know when/if I could actually wear them... which I acknowledge is both ridiculous and unfortunate).
Here are some pics of my cappuccino strands. Very happy with them. These are remakes. Was not particularly happy with the first ones. Very satified with AE customer service. Allison is fantastic!!!
Wheeled Chili welt
Light brown edge
Those look great
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