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Rock Your Socks- show your sock, shoe & pant combos

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    ^ I have three pairs of their shoes. Quality is good, not top notch. Given the price point, they offer some great styles. It is also worth checking their website on occasion because they offer good sales. If you want to create your own custom patina, I don't think you'll find a more economical option. Here is a quick pic of a custom blue they did for me:


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  2. Betelgeuse

    Betelgeuse Senior member

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    That color looks fantastic!
     
  3. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Nice boots, Stitchy, where from?

    Euro, I've vacillated over buying from SL for about a year - not being able to try any on has held me back as the lasts look very narrow in the forefoot. How do you find the fit?

    Today: AE shell, Mazarin, linen/cotton mix

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  4. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    [ name="europrep" url="/t/72565/rock-your-socks-show-your-sock-shoe-pant-combos/16515#post_6802034"]^ I have three pairs of their shoes. Quality is good, not top notch. Given the price point, they offer some great styles. It is also worth checking their website on occasion because they offer good sales. If you want to create your own custom patina, I don't think you'll find a more economical option. Here is a quick pic of a custom blue they did for me: [​IMG] [/quote]
    Top notch gents, very well done.
     
  5. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Thank you very much for your reply and congratulations again. Really fantastic.
     
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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Today

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  7. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    x-post WAYWRN - Harris shoes, BB socks . . .

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  8. greasymonkey

    greasymonkey Senior member

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    Cleav are those Cliffords in action?? they just look better with age.
     
  9. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    They do offer multiple last shapes (see link below). Some are not as narrow in the forefoot. The boots are on the 174 last and the blues are on the 199, both 8.5UK which is my normal size. The 174 fits well, but the 199 needed a bit of stretching in the toebox to accomodate for some pinching. If I ordered the 199 again, I would get 9UK. Hope this helps.

    http://www.septiemelargeur.fr/last-w725-en.html
     
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  10. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    They are indeed mon amis. Trying to work out how old they are, probably 5 or 6 years. Walked sparingly they still have original heel and sole/soul!

    I went off them for a while but they are back in the love rota now

    Thanks GM
     
  11. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    Too much brown? Prada, Falke, C&J Sydney

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  12. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Thats a dangerous link right there. Especially their "patina" tumbler page [​IMG]

    Today Merlot Calf MacNeils

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  13. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    good look mimo, cleav, crusty, euro and jungle.

    mimo, they are the AS cambridge from AFPoS.

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  14. mimo

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    Ah,....the ones I wept over at auction just the other day...must have blanked out the pain...Nice monks, Brostein.

    Jungleroller: I get a bit bored of looking at AE sometimes, especially when it's SO unmistakably AE in shape and style. But I really like the colour tone and the longwing is definitely one of the best styles for that last. Really nice.

    Euro - that was indeed helpful. Will roll the dice on a 206 when the money tree is back in fruit.
     
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  15. CrackedCrab

    CrackedCrab Senior member

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    wow everybody looks good, stitches your choice of colors and signature GGs
    Mimo and jungle you're making me want to try AE -- i had a VERY bad fit experience long time ago and have never gone back, but both of yours look good.
    Euro I like the Sydney combo and not too much brown in my view.
    AND especially liking the patina on Cleav's Cliffords

    CJ Pembroke, on 325 and Dainite
    Ted Baker polka dot socks
    polo/corneliani flannels, my onepant :foo:

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  16. jungleroller

    jungleroller Senior member

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    Quote: I completely hear ya. These are my latest and probably last AE shoes. While I like them I've opened my eyes to other makers as well. I do love this Merlot Calf though. In some lights its purple, indoors it almost looks black and in direct sun it looks cherry.
     
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    Stitchy, Thanks for the nod man. Right back at yer, I'm liking that look. :nodding:

    Same goes for CC Jung and Euro all too good thanks for sharing
     
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  18. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Crabby,

    I found AE's printout guide to sizing very helpful: as I'm very far from any proper shoe shop, have weird feet, and had never bought shoes in US sizes before, I consider that a real bonus. I now have six pairs. Just one note: I find all of them just a little shallow at the top of the instep. Nothing uncomfortable, just a wider lace gap than others. That's something the measuring chart can't help with!

    They're not the best shoes I have, to be honest (and I'm a bottom feeder compared to you fellows) either in leather or construction: at the same price range, I find the English makers are a bit better: better soles, thicker more natural leather, and nicer last shapes. BUT for comfortable, decent, lightweight shoes, I really like them. Also, their variety of width fittings gives- a fantastic range of ready-in-stock sizes, which literally nobody else matches. That's the advantage of scale. As is the "Shoebank" - a reveation, from which several pairs of mine were born. The shell NSTs above - my only "heavier" pair of AEs, were $249. Some of the others as little as $99 - and not all seconds either, some just end of line. At that price, there's no competition. I wouldn't pay full price for AE when it's more expensive than Loake or Barker, most Cheaneys, or Church's, AS, C&J in a sale. But when you get a deal (and they seem to have offers constantly), it's well worth taking some.

    So, yeah, do it.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    thanks, cleav and CC.

    nice combo, CC.
     
  20. CrackedCrab

    CrackedCrab Senior member

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    Mimo thanks for the comprehensive AE tips I my give them a try.
    The shoe that has my eye is a brown shell strand I hear they make the cordos to higher std. With JR soles. Any of you bros hand that shoe?
     
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