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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Supposedly the 5-last runs long and narrow, while the 8-last fits more TTS. I think it is typical for AE associates to recommend sizing down a half but up one width for the 5-last.

 

Also, I suppose the 9.5E is going to be shorter than the 10D in the same last. Since the 5-last is long, and my arch-length is longer than my overall length (short toes I guess), this made sense for me.

 

Yes, and the fit will vary depending on the type of leather (cordovan/calf/suede/etc.).  But even on the same last, there's not much difference between a 9.5E & a 10D overall.  Though the change may be enough in one area of the shoe to cramp the toe box or loosen up the heel.  So, it's certainly worth distinguishing between the two sizes.

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I actually wear the same size in both lasts and they both fit great
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can anyone explain what it means for a foot to be "long and narrow"? doesn't that defeat the purpose of having shoe sizes/widths in the first place? fwiw, i'm a TTS 10D but can also wear a 5AAA as long as the last is ultra long and super wide.
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I really like the idea of brown shell Leeds w/ natural sole edge!  (I like it so much that I already have the Ralph Lauren version).  Don't let that stop those of you who want this style though - if that is the one that we decide on, I'm sure that they will take care of me with an alternate design.  I also like the Macneil in the same makeup.  

 

 

Is there any way to see a mock-up of the brown shell Leeds?  How does the brown shell compare to the "truffle" and such that people have posted here?  I might be very into this idea.

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I really like the idea of brown shell Leeds w/ natural sole edge!  (I like it so much that I already have the Ralph Lauren version).  Don't let that stop those of you who want this style though - if that is the one that we decide on, I'm sure that they will take care of me with an alternate design.  I also like the Macneil in the same makeup.  

I have a request for pricing in to them for a shell saddle shoe, in either brown or burgundy, with a walnut grain calf saddle section.  


In other news: 
Some decent deals on the AE website - also got an email about seconds... (just in case someone out there didn't get it).  


  


...and a belated Merry Christmas, and happy New Year to all.  

I would be up for either the brown Leeds natural sole or the MacNeil .... I also love the idea of the brown shell/calf saddle that sounds wonderful
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Originally Posted by lostron View Post

I actually wear the same size in both lasts and they both fit great

 

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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

can anyone explain what it means for a foot to be "long and narrow"? doesn't that defeat the purpose of having shoe sizes/widths in the first place? fwiw, i'm a TTS 10D but can also wear a 5AAA as long as the last is ultra long and super wide.

 

The Brannock sizing is just a convention to facilitate discussion of shoe size.  Like labeling shirts Small, Medium, and Large.  There is no rule to make vendors adhere to any sizing specs.  It's all voluntary.  Some shoes run long and narrow because the manufacturer wants a "sleek" look or whatever.

 

But, really, it's like any clothing label.  The size tag doesn't mean much.  One company's "Large" shirt can be huge on you while another's "Large" is too small. 

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Is there any way to see a mock-up of the brown shell Leeds?  How does the brown shell compare to the "truffle" and such that people have posted here?  I might be very into this idea.

AE's brown shell can easily be viewed by locating its brown shell strand.
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post


The Brannock sizing is just a convention to facilitate discussion of shoe size.  Like labeling shirts Small, Medium, and Large.  There is no rule to make vendors adhere to any sizing specs.  It's all voluntary.  Some shoes run long and narrow because the manufacturer wants a "sleek" look or whatever.

But, really, it's like any clothing label.  The size tag doesn't mean much.  One company's "Large" shirt can be huge on you while another's "Large" is too small. 

Last paragraph made me chuckle, only because many times size labels are a total joke.

Earlier today I tried on 3 pairs of jeans - same brand, same cut, same size. 2 of the 3 I couldn't get buttoned (waist too tight) and the 3rd pair fit well in the waist, perhaps even a little roomy. But then the pair that fit well in the waist was 1.5 inches longer on the inseam - making them too long, and resulting in my going 0 for 3. smile.gif
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As a heads up for anyone who received a brooks brothers gift certificate, or are looking for a deal on strands, fifth aves, or park aves, brooks has a 25% off plus an additional 15% off today only on all AE made shoes. Those mentioned above come to about $235 per pair. Reminder, they have the combo sole and dovetail heel, different insole, and are most likely not recraftable by AE.

And for anyone who hasn't tried them on, I went in yesterday and fit is really close to regular AE models, maybe a touch more snug.
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As a heads up for anyone who received a brooks brothers gift certificate, or are looking for a deal on strands, fifth aves, or park aves, brooks has a 25% off plus an additional 15% off today only on all AE made shoes. Those mentioned above come to about $235 per pair. Reminder, they have the combo sole and dovetail heel, different insole, and are most likely not recraftable by AE.
And for anyone who hasn't tried them on, I went in yesterday and fit is really close to regular AE models, maybe a touch more snug.

 

I'm quite sure those models are fully recraftable by AE.

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Just ordered the Nuemora black and Clifton walnut for a total of around $320!

 

That's an INCREDIBLE deal considering the Clifton's right now at Nordstrom's are $200, and the Neumora go for upwards $340.

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Originally Posted by rogejo321 View Post

As a heads up for anyone who received a brooks brothers gift certificate, or are looking for a deal on strands, fifth aves, or park aves, brooks has a 25% off plus an additional 15% off today only on all AE made shoes. Those mentioned above come to about $235 per pair. Reminder, they have the combo sole and dovetail heel, different insole, and are most likely not recraftable by AE.
And for anyone who hasn't tried them on, I went in yesterday and fit is really close to regular AE models, maybe a touch more snug.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ddsg View Post

 

I'm quite sure those models are fully recraftable by AE.

 

AE CSR told me "as long as the materials are available", AE will re-craft BB-branded shoes.

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Hinsdale kinda day today, brothers. Sox=Pantherella (70% merino wool), Pants-Zanella flat fronts.
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I'm quite sure those models are fully recraftable by AE.

That is my understanding as well. How absurd if this were not the case.
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