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Allen Edmonds Claremont or Manhattan?

wetnose

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Hi, Would like to solicit opinion on the Claremont: brown, black, yea or nay? The shoe bank has the black and brown in my size.... Brown: http://www.shoebuy.com/pi/allen/alle..._137722_jb.jpg Black: http://www.shoesxl.com/store/en_US/i...cts/pM2142.jpg Alternatively, the Manhattan in cognac: http://www.josbank.com/Images/Catalo...ages/10291.jpg or Black: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...3L._AA280_.jpg They're both made on the 0 last but I can only go on pictures and haven't seen them in real life...since they're discontinued. I'm leaning toward the brown loafer though - don't have a loafer in my list right now. Haven't worn one in years. What do you guys think about the black loafer for the office?
 

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Based on the pics, Black Claremont.
 

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Brown Claremont.
 

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Balmoral vs. tasseled loafers? Kind of like comparing apples and oranges. I vote Cognac Manhattan, but then I don't care for tasseled loafers.
 

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Originally Posted by KObalto
Balmoral vs. tasseled loafers? Kind of like comparing apples and oranges. I vote Cognac Manhattan, but then I don't care for tasseled loafers.

Yes...but I like them both. I have mostly derbys and don't have either in my rotation.
 

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Manhattans are my favorite AEs. Much less blobby than most of their shoes. Nice chiseled toe....the AE pics dont really show it well.
 

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Originally Posted by WhateverYouLike
Manhattans are my favorite AEs. Much less blobby than most of their shoes. Nice chiseled toe....the AE pics dont really show it well.

Oh? What does the leather feel like? Pliable or stiff? My Moras are buttery soft in comparison to my other AEs...
 

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Originally Posted by wetnose
Oh? What does the leather feel like? Pliable or stiff? My Moras are buttery soft in comparison to my other AEs...

Im not a great judge of leather, but kinda shitty
 

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Originally Posted by KObalto
Balmoral vs. tasseled loafers? Kind of like comparing apples and oranges. I vote Cognac Manhattan, but then I don't care for tasseled loafers.

I will start:
Both are round
Both grow on a tree
Both Fruits
Both produce popular breakfast juices
Both have seeds

Shall I go on?
 

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Cognac/Brown Manhattan would be my vote.
 

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Originally Posted by fcuknu
I will start:
Both are round
Both grow on a tree
Both Fruits
Both produce popular breakfast juices
Both have seeds

Shall I go on?


wicked.
 

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