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Allen Edmonds adds a Poron insole in some of their shoes, such as those made for Brooks Brothers and their current line of "2.0" models. I got a pair of "Atlantis" seconds (a longwing made for J Press) that has Poron and after several wears, still found them too tight and confining.  My theory is that AE makes their Poron shoes as normal and then simply adds on the Poron, without adding any extra space in the shoe to accommodate the Poron. I am actually surprised that...
Wow, thank you, I believe those must have recently added. The loden suede chukkas shall be mine! I was thinking maybe my factory seconds were a proto-type or something that would never make it production.
Here's my recent sage with the Dundee 2.0 chukkas -    Not sure when/where this AE configuarion was sold - but in the recent Shoebank sale, a pair of loden green suede Dundee 2.0 chukkas was available in my size. The website had no picture of them, but I bought them sight-unseen, because loden suede chukkas just sound terrific to me.  They are indeed lovely shoes - see pic below. However, while they were marked my correct size, 9.5D, they unfortunately fit...
Here are my AE Fullertons I've had awhile.    On paper, they seem like a weird contradiction: suede, cap toe, balmoral, with double-oak soles.   But, I loved the look of the suede Fullerton the moment I first saw them on AE's website and have really enjoyed owning them.     
I just visited the NYC store for the first time and ended up buying the exact same OCBD bradp posted above (red and blue vertical stripes) in the NY Slim 16/36.5 .   The fit seems pretty good, though a little aggressively slim in the chest considering it's not their slimmest shirt (I got NY, not Tokyo).   I am a little confused on sizing. The website says a 16/36.5 NY slim should have a 47" chest and I'm measuring mine at more like 45"...maybe 46" if I really pull the...
 Yeah I'm sure that this is the idea though it is very poor logic. Google will show you a million discussions on this exact issue, and I feel like it is has become pretty well established among people who know menswear that working cuffs on RTW really makes no sense and shouldn't be done. On my plaid Havana, I wonder if the Suit Supply tailor would have said he/she could make the plaid match while shortening the sleeves at shoulder.
^^^ Should there be a petition or something to get them to stop? I can't read through this entire thread, but is this feature not infuriating to others as well?
HAVANA REVIEW   I ordered a Havana sport coat in the brown plaid. My chest measures 42" and I am 6'2". The 42L (my usual size) was too tight and pulling. Going up to the 44L, the fit was really nice. The measurements on the SS website corresponded exactly to the how I measured the jackets - the 44L chest is 23" across.   The cloth is quite nice and I really like the light construction of the Havana. I am pretty traditional when it comes to fit, and I must say the...
 Yeah, I guess you guys have a point there. Though this one had more of an open-air party feel, less about getting nerdy about microbrews. I recently went to Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas - 3 days of punk shows in downtown las vegas. The combination of the punk scene thing with  downtown Vegas in general, it was pretty nonconformist and edgy.
The event was a large beer fest thing at the Nationals stadium, so it was a pretty representative cross section. It wasn't some specific interest group event or private party. But other than a few sub-culture people lurking in the woodwork, I maintain that the masses of Washingtonians are boring conformists, and delusionally self-important to boot. DC had some edge to it through the 90s - other than family weekends to see the monuments, it was actually a bit of an urban...
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