Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
I really like the Buff Split Reverse welt on these.
Also agree. But what am I missing here - the regular Neumoks are still listed at $295. Why wouldn't someone just do the custom for less? Or are the leather choices not the same?
I kinda like this football leather makeup, too. It's tempting at this price.
I'm tempted by a couple options (including pretty much that setup), but I think the picture is misleading. If Neumoks looked like that, I'd grab more of them, but in my experience (the ones I own and the ones I seen in stores), the toe is a lot flatter (not nearly as much rise at the tip). It may be a subtle difference, but I think it really changes the aesthetics of the shoe.
I'll still probably pick up a pair.
I think that's because they are unlined, right? And maybe the leather is a little softer. So it has nothing to form the leather, and it "sags" a little in the toe area.
Here is the regular Neumok from their site in brown with a lighter welt and sole. It does show the lower profile vs. the custom shoe photos.
Given these are custom size and width, I was planning on stopping by a store and seeing the Neumok in person to judge how this might look, plus dialing in exact size.
Good day, gentlemen.
I'm about to purchase my first pair of Alden Edmonds. I was originally looking at the Daltons in Walnut, but, due to the weather in my Canadian neck of the woods, think that the more aggressive sole on the Longbranch would be more useful. I like them in the Light Brown Waxy Leather.
Other than the sole and the slight "pebbled" (?) look on the Longbranch, would anyone care to comment on the differences? I want something that could be worn with an odd jacket and flannels, but not have me slip and fall on my @$$ regularly. Is there a huge difference in colour between the two I'd mentioned?
Thanks for your time!
I customized a pair of the football mentioned above and they look great. I am really tempted at that price, however I would catch crap from my wife regardless of the price. She shops and Target and can't appreciate that I believe in buying high quality goods. What to do??? What's a few more days in the dog house?
What do you think?
Sorry but I am doing this bigger.
So a flat single or double leather natural sole was requested, and they're saying they can only do the untreated storm welt found on the Natural Wax Infused Leather and Brown Distressed Leather McTavish? That doesn't make any sense.
I think you will be quite happy with the Long Branch. I am really enjoying mine. The Brown Waxy Leather version does not have the pebbled look that the Dark Brown Long Branch does. All of the Brown Waxy pairs I have seen (including mine) are quite smooth. One interesting difference between the Brown Waxy LB and the Dark Brown LB seems to be that the Dark Brown have a functional storm welt, which is evident upon close inspection of photos where you can see the second row of stitching on the split reverse welt. The Brown Waxy LB just has a split reverse welt with no additional stitching.
As for the differences between the LB and the Dalton, the LB is decidedly more casual. However, I think it will be fine based on what you said you plan to wear with it. I also assume that given where you live, people may be more forgiving of a more casual boot than they may be in warmer parts of the US. The Dalton has a natural leather insole just like the majority of the rest of AE's. However, the Long Branch has a synthetic insole (probably some form of fiberboard), covered with leather wrapped foam. That was my only hold up when I was looking into getting them, since I favor the natural leather insoles. I believe that the natural leather insoles are eliminating a potential weak link after years of wear and tear. I decided not to worry about it since I got them on such a great sale, and my needs were more like yours. The walnut Dalton's are using the same calf leather as the rest of AE's line (unless you get the shell version), while the LB is using full cow hide. The color is quite different between the two, but not enough to change what you can wear them with IMO. In fact, the more conservative types may even say that the more traditional brown color of the LB may be more versatile than the walnut.
Let me know if I can tell you anymore details.
Whoah, when did the Neumok land on the custom shoe page? How did I miss that?
Here's my take
For those holding out for a sale, I just got an email from the freeport store...
Our annual February Sale will be taking place this February 4th - 18th. We will be offerings savings of 15-50% on our entire current collection of factory second styles. Included in those savings will be 50% savings on the Delary in black and chili; now $134.50, 45% savings on the Parkway in black, walnut or brown; now $149, 30% savings on the Maxfield in black and chili; now $149, and many more great features to choose from.
In addition, new this year we will have select apparel items with savings of 40-60% off their original price - including sport coats, vests, shirts, ties and socks.
I'm wearing the parkways in brown today and I love them! Highly recommended
New shoes popping up on AE's website!!! I'm not a fan so far.
It also looks like they haven't learned their lesson on the grey leather. The Banchory (even the name is pretty hideous) is available in grey.
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