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sperry top-sider oxford wingtip

sperry top-sider introduced their premium “cloud” collection sometime last year.  one of the shoes they featured was the suede wingtip you see above.  the cool thing about this shoe is that it follows the traditional wingtip design, but is accented with sperry’s rubber sole and leather laces.  if you’ve been thinking about a casual wingtip that you’d like to wear this fall and don’t want to drop several hundred bucks, then this is the one to get.  you can order your pair here.

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the moras have arrived

you might remember a couple of weeks ago when i mentioned allen edmonds were bringing back their mora double monk strap shoes for their custom collection.  it took a day of deliberation, but i ordered a pair in the chili burnished calf.  they said it would take 6-8 weeks for the shoes to arrive.  well, they surprised me last wednesday when they sent me an email saying they had shipped and would be here friday.  i missed the ups person last week, so they were dropped off this morning.  they are absolutely perfect in every way (as you can see below).  if you’re on the fence about double monks or unsure of which place you should click buy, give these a try.  you won’t be disappointed.

after much consideration

“we’re really doing it though, aren’t we buddy?” (for reference see here).  after much consideration and help from a few friends, i settled on a pair of allen admonds moras.  i originally ordered the brown grain calf, but changed my mind after giving the chili burnished calf another look (thanks jrs).  i went with the brown standard welt as opposed to the natural standard, because i didn’t want it to be too light.  allen edmonds customer service was extremely helpful when i requested an order change (a real person actually picked up the phone).  now the waiting game begins.  i’ll do a follow up post when they arrive in 6 weeks.