Father’s Day Gift Guide: Allen Edmonds MacNeil 2.0

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Get the best gift for your dad this Father’s Day. One of our top picks is a handcraft dress shoes. I highly recommended the Allen Edmonds MacNeil 2.0. The AE MacNeil 2.0 is a classic longwing brogue with open lacing and a wingtip that extend along the full length of the shoe to the heel.

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A brown longwing brogue is a versatile investment. I prefer the Country Grain because it’s rugged and refine at the same time. The pebble grain works perfectly with jeans or chinos, while it can be dress up with a suit or sport jacket. If you preferred, it is also available in premium smooth calfskin leather. The 3 options are Black Custom Calf, Chili Burnished Calf & Walnut Burnished Calf.

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The Allen Edmonds MacNeil 2.0 is built on the 97 last or simply known as the 7 last. The 97 last is one of Allen Edmonds early lasts which features a soft, slightly pointed toe. It lays flatter in the toe area for a classic American look. The last was very comfortable and fit my foot very well. The shoe fit true to size.

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The MacNeil 2.0 is built on the Allen Edmonds heritage with a 360 degree Goodyear welted construction. Each shoe goes through a 212-step manufacturing process from cutting, fitting and sewing. Each pair are proudly made in the USA in Port Washington, Wisconsin.
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The standard is the double oil-infused Butyl leather sole which are durable and flexible. However, I preferred the Danite rubber sole because it’s more comfortable walking in long distance and it’s less slippery walking on wet pavement. The Danite soles are manufactured in England and are hard wearing. The studded outsole will be better choice on rainy and snowy days.

Still looking for other options? Allen Edmonds is having a Father’s Day Sale from June 2 – 19, 2016. Save up to $150 on the Allen Edmonds Merlot Collection. Allen Edmonds has taken the deep, rich color of wine and applied it to its most iconic shoes, Park Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Strand, McAllister, Randolph & Maxfield.


Allen Edmonds Daytona is a beef roll driving shoes. The Daytona is built on an Asti driving outsole that is durable and flexible. The upper is unlined nubuck suede available in Tan or Navy Fargo.



Allen Edmonds Maritime is a slip-on boat shoes. It is based on a classic design with handsewn vamp, leather lacing two-eyelet and viner white boat sole. This is the perfect summer shoes for walking on the broad walk. It is available in Bone Snuff Suede, Tan Suede & Jade Outrigger Suede.

James Chung

Vancouver Lifestyle, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: [email protected]

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