Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Congrats--they look phenomenal. The new, more burgundy finish looks good from what I can see!
Nice! I have them in chili, with brown coming in the next few weeks. A great fitting and comfortable shoe indeed!
You might check out the thread I posted about my experience.
If you are local to the DC area, it's really nice to walk in and pick your leather out of a stack of hides and get measured and come away five weeks later with boots. If you aren't local to the DC area, I'd recommend finding someplace closer to home or going with an outfit like Russell who is used to doing business from afar.
Send the cream back. Look for either Venetian shoe cream or Saphir Renovateur for conditioning, and a paste wax (color matched) for occasional use (Saphir, Kiwi, Alden, etc). Buy a good horsehair brush and use it to brush the shoes for a couple minutes (particularly the creases) after every wearing (if wearing infrequently), or every other wearing if part of a weekly rotation, or more often if you feel like it. Buff with an old cotton t-shirt, microfiber cloth, or nylon hose. Use the conditioner and wax after every 12-15 wearings or for touch ups as needed--use both of them sparingly.
I'm not a fanatic so I personally think a strict following of the Mac method is a bit over the top. All of my cordovan shoes look great with about 90 seconds of brushing after every other wearing and some buffing with a soft cloth. Conditioner and wax used sparingly every couple months or so as needed.
seems like the perfect time to pic drop the infamous AE Amoks
New shoe day. I'm wearing a new pair today and noticed that there are 2 nails protruding a little from the heel. Does that wear down over time or should I be concerned?
So, turning to Allen Edmonds experts. I need a new pair of dress shoes, I currently have Aldens Cap Toe Boot #8 and a J Crew Dress Shoe. I'm looking for an every day wear type of dress shoe, what Allen Edmond model would be best for this? My everyday wear to the office is usually slacks and a button down shirt, occasional tie.
Thanks so much!!
Delray in burnished brown IMO
I would suggest the Sanford, Strand, or McAllister in whichever shade fits your wardrobe best. These are long-time favorites and timeless classics.
A little more "out there" suggestions - MacNeil, Hamptons (in brown), Bradley, Larchmont, Delray, etc.
Good luck in your search.
Debating between brown delray or brown strands. I know the walnut strands are very popular but am I correct in thinking the brown strands would be more versatile?
Great! thanks a bunch
Have you considered a plain toe blucher such as the Leeds, or if you want to go with Aldens again, their PTB in #8, cigar, or ravello? Chukkas would serve the same purpose as PTBs. Brogues are nice too, but a plain toe might form a better foundation for brogues later on.
This is a great piece of advice
The J Crew is actually a plain toe blucher, got it from Mr. Porter. I really like this shoe actually, I nearly wear it every day. I've never been a fan of broque stuff to be honest, I'm young and I just think they look wrong on me.
I think a nice PTB Aldens in black would serve me very well. Since my J crew are brown.
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