What is a JR dovetail heel? Also are there any advantages to having dovetail heels? I don't think I really care one way or the other for the heel. However, I do really like the topy on the forefoot to prevent slipping.
Thanks for the responses. Seems a bit ridiculous to get the entire heel replaced. Do you think the cobbler would replace it with another "dovetail heel" or just a normal all black rubber heel that most Allen Edmonds shoes have?
I recently purchased both the Fifth Ave's and Strand from Brooks Brothers and had a question regarding the soles:
Would a cobbler be able to just fix the tiny puzzle like rubber sole piece when it gets worn down? I previously had the non Brooks Brothers version of the Park Ave and it had a full heel piece.
I am only 5'9 so I don't think a buying a tie in long will work. If anything the long tie will have a longer narrow end.
Is the reason the knot is so small that my neck is only 15''? when i am done tying the tie the narrow end is the same length as the wider end which both hit just at my belt. This of course leads to a tiny knot because it was tied only with the narrow part of the tie.
It seems that every tie I have 3.5 at widest point gets very narrow quickly, so the part I want to tie my knot around ends up looking like such a small, pathetic knot. Are there any tie manufacturers that keep a wider blade so the knot is more substantial?