Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
And jeans! Congrats on both!
Beautiful shoes, enjoy...
Congrats- those are very nice! Nice socks, too. I'm a sucker for argyles.
P.s. nice lacing, too!
I believe the upcoming wingtip spectator will re- use the "broad street" name. Not sure about the cap toe spectator. Can't wait to see them next month.
Sweet!! I picked those up a couple of weeks ago in Walnut and they are one of if not the most comfortable shoe I now own. They look damn good in merlot....
You're right; it was Broad Street. Makes me want to go to Philthadelphia and have a cheese steak.
Those are very sharp indeed, and surprisingly work quite nicely with the denim. I think that straight lacing looks so much better in many applications, esp on a nice, sleek balmoral. It even works on some bluchers. My Tresana started out like this:
And I eventually switched to this. I wasn't sure if it would work on a blucher but these are fairly sleek, especially for an AE.
My only complaint is that they aren't as easy to tighten from the top with that lacing pattern. But it looks so much better, it's worth the small inconvenience.
On this vein, I wonder if there is a manufacturer that makes a solid fashion forward shoe that is also comfortable? I have 2 AEs and I like their comfort and I primarily use them for businesswear. The goodyear welt and the cork footbed is probably what makes them comfortable, I guess. However, the looks are a little stodgy. I've tried some To Boot NY and Mezlans and they look good, but I'm not sure about their comfort and the ability to mold to your foot.
My shell seconds have been disappointing thus far... I've gotten and returned two pairs of shell camrbidge, and my leeds came in last night. They look amazing, but I noticed on left side of the right shoe (Insole?) they cordovan has a big bump. This is probably a worthless post without a photo (will take a post once I get home from work) - but in the meantime, anyone have any ideas or have seen anything like what I'm describing? It almost looks like its bubbled out (probably about 1.5 inches)? I think I'm giving up on the shell seconds, and will probably save a bit and get a pair of first quality. I do have a pair of strand seconds in calf and they were perfect.
Mr. Patrick_b, what polish do you use on the Tresanas? I'm having a hard time keeping mine looking polished, especially the toe. Any suggestions?
1.5" is a big bump on a shoe! Yet another fairy tale with a sad ending...
I agree... $300 shells seemed to good to be true!
I don't know what you guys are expecting.... they are seconds for a reason... especially since Cordovan is so tough, it will likely be more than simply a scar.
I think the issue is more so that people here use to bank on the consistently minimal issues of AE seconds. That does not seem to be the case any more...
This is from their catalog:
Broadstreet traditional wingtip - black/white 9003, brown/white 9023, walnut/bone 9033
Hamptons (notice the s at the end to differentiate from loafer you saw) short wingtip - walnut/white 6661
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