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Woot - my shoes came in

Started this discussion. Last reply by KG2V Feb 28, 2013. 8 Replies

OK - just had to post someplace where GUYS would understand (I've been told 'You're such a girl' when it comes to shoes) My AE McNeil Color #8 Cordovan wingtips came in.  Had to order them, as there…Continue

Guys NOT Shining shoes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Native Son Feb 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Riding the train and subway every day for the first time since 2008, I've come to realize that men, even those that wear leather shoes, don't polish them anymore!Come on folks, it makes them last…Continue

Alden AND AE shoes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Hockley Jan 25, 2013. 3 Replies

One of the advantages of living in NYC is most high end brands have a store here in NYC.  I've been thinking about getting a pair of Cordovan wingtips, so today at lunch I walked over to 44th Street…Continue

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Mini-Review: Bespoke: Savile Row Ripped and Smoothed by Richard Anderson

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Stewart Lamar May 3, 2013. 2 Replies

The soft cover version of this book just shipped, and I received it Friday afternoon. The first part of the review - I was DONE with it by Saturday night - it was that good.  Not a short book, but a…Continue

 

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Tracy W. Saunders replied to KG2V's discussion LARGE hats, where to buy
"I know NYC is a big city, but try this place  http://www.jjhatcenter.com/ ; I made it a point to visit there when i was in Manhattan. If they don't have one I'd be really surprised.  "
Dec 4, 2014
Michael Ouellet replied to KG2V's discussion LARGE hats, where to buy
"This might be a little too late, but better late than never. This site not only carries XL to 3XL sizes but they also have a decent variety of hat types. Usually when looking for bigger size hats the selection is typically limited. Hope this…"
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Aron replied to KG2V's discussion Mini-Review: Bespoke: Savile Row Ripped and Smoothed by Richard Anderson
"I had experienced with custom tailored suits, my whole wardrobe is full of custom tailored suits by DAVID-FASHIONS, the experience of mine is fabulous with them. their prices are affordable. I heard alot about DAVID-FASHIONS, that they are very…"
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KG2V replied to KG2V's discussion Woot - my shoes came in
"I work in finance a lot of the time, so dark suit, formal shoes..."
Feb 28, 2013
KG2V replied to KG2V's discussion Woot - my shoes came in
"The shoes are actually back at AE! After 1st wearing, the center point of one of the tips came loose. The stitching didn't go all the way to the point. Brought them to the store, and they were sent back to the recrafting division for repair"
Feb 28, 2013
Matthew Hockley replied to KG2V's discussion Woot - my shoes came in
"Very nice!! I'm looking into picking up a pair of AE Wilberts soon.  Can't wait!"
Feb 28, 2013
Michael Dale Rogers replied to KG2V's discussion Woot - my shoes came in
"Hi KG2V  This is K6AIF- which makes sense only if you're a Ham. That aside. To me Wingtips are strictly detective's footwear but that's MY steriotype and from your pic you MAY be one! Again--aside from that WHY should anyone have…"
Feb 28, 2013
Brian Splash replied to KG2V's discussion Woot - my shoes came in
"Indeed they look very nice"
Feb 15, 2013
Nathanael replied to KG2V's discussion Woot - my shoes came in
"Very nice."
Feb 14, 2013
KG2V replied to KG2V's discussion Woot - my shoes came in
Feb 14, 2013
Brian Splash replied to KG2V's discussion Woot - my shoes came in
"It's arbitrary to post pictures of said product when you woot , otherwise it's a Charlie horse and a Chinese burn to you sir ."
Feb 13, 2013
KG2V replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Everyday carry.
"Some of us like nice knives, and trust me, owned my share of gerbers etc.  Fit, feel and look"
Feb 13, 2013
KG2V replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Everyday carry.
"Lots of American made knives out there, IF you know where to look.  the higher end Benchmade knives are made in the USA.  Look at Chris Reave knives.  There are some reasonably priced customs.  Then you could go with something…"
Feb 13, 2013
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Woot - my shoes came in

OK - just had to post someplace where GUYS would understand (I've been told 'You're such a girl' when it comes to shoes) My AE McNeil Color #8 Cordovan wingtips came in.  Had to order them, as there wasn't a pair in 9.5 EEE anywhere in the country.  Was told '5 weeks', but got them in 3 or 4.  Man do they FIT well , which is why I didn't go with the Alden - the different lasts.  Tried both on (they had the AE in BLACK, but) and for MY feet the AE fit better Happy Dance, except for the fact it…See More
Feb 13, 2013
Native Son replied to KG2V's discussion Guys NOT Shining shoes
"I've not seen a $3.00 shoe shine in the SF area for years, if not decades.  A secondary note would be that I have only seen a public shoe shine stand in two places:  An International Airport, and surprisingly a car wash (That polish…"
Feb 3, 2013
Corey C. Jordan replied to KG2V's discussion Guys NOT Shining shoes
"I polish my dress shoes, both brown and black. Spit shine when I have the time. I use a leather conditioner on my boots (riding and range boots), and then polish them out to a soft luster with a  neutral wax. Helps protect the leather, and seal…"
Feb 1, 2013

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