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    Allen Edmonds x Parsons School of Design Collaboration



    Pretty cool, check it out!


    http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ParsonView?storeId=1&catalogId=40000000001&langId=-1


    Which shoes are you liking? I'm feeling The Welding and Port Washington most. The Port Washington is just a horsebit loafer on the existing Westchester shoe w/ a neat bit of history built into the bit using a local lighthouse as the bit piece. The Welding is a genuinely interesting shoe, and something that is a little ballsier, but one that I would definitely consider wearing, particularly in brown.


    The Seventh Ave is intriguing largely because of my irrational love of Cone Mills selvedge denim, and I think denim heads would go nuts over it, but I question the longevity and logistical practicality of it. Additionally, you wouldn't be able to wear it with many pants, because the indigo would bleed onto your hems, and denim shoes w/ selvedge jeans would be the final nail in the coffin of Canadian Tuxedo territory.


    What do you guys think? Curious to hear your thoughts!


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    I think the Port Washington is the only one I'd wear, and I'd probably get some Ferragamo horsebit loafers since they're the standard

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      #3


      I can understand that the students are trying to create unique designs, but I'm really not crazy about any of those. The King's Point boot might look okay in brown.

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        #4


        wrong thread

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          #5


          I don't really like any of them...they all seem to have started out all right, then an unnecessary fashion-y detail was thrown in to make them look unique, which ruins them (like the buckle on that boot...why?)

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            #6


            I think it's kind of a hard challenge to give an art student a men's shoe to design. Men's shoes, even more so than the rest of menswear, are really defined by their conservatism and their adherence to the traditional rules - it's more about emphasizing quality, durability, and longevity than about pioneering new designs.


            Having said that, I actually kind of like those Austins. I'd wear 'em.

            Ben

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              #7


              The 7th Avs are kind of fun.

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                #8


                I wouldn't wear any of those shoes but I picked the Austin and it's currently in last place.

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                  #9


                  I kind of like the Weldings too, but the toe shape is a bit modern for my tastes. I'd much rather wear a rounded than chisel toe.

                  Ben

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