Father’s Day Gift Guide: Allen Edmonds MacNeil 2.0
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 EdmondsÂ MacNeil 2.0. The AE MacNeil 2.0 is a classic longwing brogue with open lacing and a wingtip that extendÂ along the full length of the shoeÂ to the heel.
A brown longwing brogueÂ is a versatile investment. I prefer theÂ Country Grain because it’s rugged and refineÂ at the same time.Â 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 areÂ Black Custom Calf,Â Chili Burnished Calf &Â Walnut Burnished Calf.
The Allen EdmondsÂ 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,Â slightly pointed toe.Â It lays flatter in the toe area for a classic American look.Â The last was very comfortable and fit my foot very well. The shoe fit true to size.
The MacNeil 2.0 is built on the Allen Edmonds heritage with aÂ 360 degree Goodyear welted construction. Each shoe goes through aÂ 212-step manufacturing process fromÂ cutting, fitting and sewing.Â Each pair are proudly made in the USA inÂ Port Washington, Wisconsin.
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 snowyÂ 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 EdmondsÂ Daytona is a beef roll driving shoes. The Daytona is built on an Asti driving outsoleÂ that is durable and flexible. The upper is unlined nubuck suedeÂ availableÂ in Tan or Navy Fargo.
Allen Edmonds MaritimeÂ 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 availableÂ inÂ Bone Snuff Suede,Â Tan Suede &Â Jade Outrigger Suede.