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Trying to break in the Stuttgarts around the apartment before their maiden voyage tomorrow. AE really needs to bring back a full time dress wing tip blucher, these things are great.
 I can't help you with the AE bag, but my girlfriend bought me a Filson 256 last Christmas and I absolutely love it. It's sturdy, protects my things well, and will last a long time. I think it's easily worth the investment, especially knowing Filson will back it for life.  My suggestion is to buy both and compare, then return the one you don't want. IDon't let price get in your way - year's down the road you won't remember the $100 you saved. And as an FYI she got the...
 I have the similar styled Delrays, and they have a lot of creasing as well. They fit like a glove, but I think the creasing is just a product of the style - blucher with a super long and flat vamp.
Religious lurker, infrequent contributor here. Figured I'd contribute with some pics.   Today I received a new pair from the seconds flash sale - Walnut Stuttgarts. From what I can tell, these are an international version of the Players 2.0 which are on the 108 last. My Delrays fit like a glove, and these things fit phenomenally as well. I've tried the Carlyles, and perhaps they were mislabeled because they fit terribly. Balmorals also might just not work with my foot. I...
Hey fellas, I've got a question regarding returns...   In January I bought a brown Park Ave from a retail location in 8.5E. I have two other AEs - Strand and McAllister - in the same size that I bought three years ago in 2013 that are nice and broken in. These new Park Aves are definitely smaller (I measured the sole and they are about a quarter of an inch skinnier). I've worn them about 5 times thinking they would break in, but now having measured it I don't think the 5...
 I have the strange situation where my local AE here in Charlotte, NC is directly next to a BB (they share a wall). I as well am an 8.5E in the 5 last and I went on in to both stores to compare how the BB models fits compared to the standard AE. BB did not have E widths in the store so I tried on 9Ds in both stores, which should be close to the 8.5E width. I have a high instep and the BB ones with the poron insoles fit much tighter, too tight in fact. I thought I would...
I'm trying to decide on my third pair of AE and could use some input. My collection right now (and my only dress shoes) is:   1) Black Strands (firsts) 2) Walnut McAllisters (seconds)   I wear each twice a week to work and am looking for a third shoe in brown to throw into the rotation. With the McGregor on sale right for for $247 I'm torn between that and Fifth Avenue seconds for $199. The McGregor would give me a blucher but then all of my shoes would be heavily...
The McGregors are going to be ""dressier" with the sleeker 5 last and smaller brogue strips. With that said, in the real world, I say get the shoe that you like the best or which last fits your foot the best. Virtually no one would be able to tell the difference but yourself and AE addicts like the forum members here.
Decided against the BB Kenwood loafer (tried them on, my small feet just look bad in loafers) but am intrigued at getting the BB version of the Strands with their 25% off sale. Does anyone know if they fit a little tighter than the normal Strands because of the Poron footbed? My current Strands and McAllisters in 8.5E have a pretty big lace gap, and the 9E leather Neumoks I tried on in store felt looser but I'm concerned they made be too loose once they get worn in, it's...
Are these shoes made by AE for Brooks Brothers? They're $174, and only $130 after their 25% off discount. I'm usually an E width but for that price, if they are AE firsts, I'd be willing to try and break in a D width 1/2 size up.   http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Tumbled-Leather-Popped-Midsole-Penny-Loafers/MH00370,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00370_Color=BRWN&contentpos=12&cgid=0522   Edit: Upon closer examination, I don't see a welt. Is the stitching on the bottom just faux...
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