Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
when is this?
The 5 last works well enough considering I have flat feet. I have the added advantage of being a "C" width. While it's not as easy to get as a "D", the narrow shoe looks pretty sleek. Paired with a tapered pant leg, I like the look.
Yea the 5 has been really great on my foot. I can wear them all day really with no complaints (save for the PAs -- for some reason long walks in them start to hurt a bit...but only after really long walks)
Cordovan vs. Calf is killing me -- I'd love a pair of cordovan shoes and a cordovan short wing is definitely ideal! But, a good deal on the McAllisters might trump that notion.
The Rack I used to go to had full size runs of walnut Strands (usually only D widths though) for $199 on a regular basis, but I never saw a pair of Park Ave or 5th Ave there.
Does anyone have a pair of the AE McGraws in Suede?
I'm seriously purchasing a pair, but I wanted to see what any current owners thought of them.
I believe thats actually the byron model
Yes the creases greatly were greatly reduced and scratches, most of them you can only see as hairline up close. I did them Sunday and wore them to work Monday. My manager came into my office and stood behind me while I showed him some things on the computer while I had my feet up on my side desk. He said good looking new shoes. He must have seen them 3-4 times a month for the last 4 years? If I would had known it was going to turn out so well I would have taken a before shot.
I actually did them twice. After I stripped and cleaned\conditioned them I put AE burgunday shoe cream on them. Only to discover that it had gone bad and didn't soak in but jelled on the surface. So I had to do the whole process over again. Have some AE burgundy shell cream that is still good and almost did that before the wax but was running out of time, was cooking on the grill while I was doing this. In a few months will redo the process correctly Renomat > Renovateur > cream > wax. The directions for Renomat say to let it sit 15 minutes but I was afraid to do it that long so I just rubbed in on and kept rubbing until the cloth didn't pick up any more color. I'm very pleased with the results.
No. The insole said it was the Fifth Avenue.
i really dig those brown daltons more than walnut daltons a lot more. i ma jump on it when they go on sale because they didn't have my size last time around.
If you check in regularly, you will see everything there at one point or another. When someone returns their shoes after wearing outside, they get cleaned, refurbished and sent to the Rack to sell at a nice discounted price. I've seen AE's for $120 and last week a beautiful pair of $600 Santoni shoes for $233.
Over on AAAC someone had posted that it will only be the black shell Park Ave. that will be on sale, for ~$450 as several here have mentioned. And that the brown and burgundy ones will not be available until later at regular price. I do not know the validity of that statement. But after seeing those black shell Leeds bucksfan was wearing yesterday I am comfortable getting the black shell Park Ave. if they are the only ones available for the sale price.
Just received my first pair of shoes from Allen Edmonds - a pair maple Strand. The shoes are beautifully make. However when I tried them on, there was something underneath the inner sole of the right shoe around the center. It hit against the bottom of my foot when I step on it. Did anyone have similar experience?
Leather insole should be smooth, I would exchange...
Seconded. I suppose the cork might be uneven, and that likely won't improve with wearing.
I took a pair home to confirm sizing for my cappucino shell order. I was really impressed with them and seriously thought about keeping them as i liked both the color and style.
I can wear 10.5C and 11B in most AE lasts but to avoid loafer heel slippage i went with 10.5C.
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