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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

 

Thicker leather and a double oak sole with a reverse welt will definitely come out as a wider shoe. Yes, they seem bigger, but I'm pretty sure they're using the same lasts.

 

You can see this by looking at the stock photos of both from the front.

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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post


Did you get the Neumoks TTS? I'm kind of interested in the all football leather version. I wear 9D in all the AE shoes I own except for a pair of Elgins at 8.5D. I'm wondering if I should get the football Nuemoks sized down by 1/2 or not.

I went a half size under my normal on the football webgems and the olive Neumoks.  The football ones fit perfect and the olive pair are a bit snug.  If I knew when I ordered them what I know now, I would have ordered the olive pair TTS.  When I tried on the Neumoks at the factory store in Port Washington, I tried a half size down and they fit well and I was wearing normal socks.  when the olive pair I ordered arrived at the house, they turned out to be snug even with wafer thin socks,  but they are starting to loosen up.  It's hard to tell sometimes what to order--my Ridgeways I ordered TTS and they are big.  Measured on a Brannock, my feet fall somewhere between 11.5 and 12.  

 

But to address the thing you were wondering about, I sized down a half size on the football webgems and it worked out perfectly for me.

 

I wish you good luck with whatever decision you make. 

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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


I think if an SA here does see it, they could put you on the mailing list. There is at least one SA that follows this thread, though probably not too closely.

 

 

You could also just email shoebank and ask to be put on the list. Or just buy something from them?


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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

Did you get the Neumoks TTS? I'm kind of interested in the all football leather version. I wear 9D in all the AE shoes I own except for a pair of Elgins at 8.5D. I'm wondering if I should get the football Nuemoks sized down by 1/2 or not.

I would recommend sizing down. I needed a 1/2 size down in Neumok when I tried them versus other 5 last shoes (Park Ave & Strand).

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Originally Posted by delmar View Post

I went a half size under my normal on the football webgems and the olive Neumoks.  The football ones fit perfect and the olive pair are a bit snug.  If I knew when I ordered them what I know now, I would have ordered the olive pair TTS.  When I tried on the Neumoks at the factory store in Port Washington, I tried a half size down and they fit well and I was wearing normal socks.  when the olive pair I ordered arrived at the house, they turned out to be snug even with wafer thin socks,  but they are starting to loosen up.  It's hard to tell sometimes what to order--my Ridgeways I ordered TTS and they are big.  Measured on a Brannock, my feet fall somewhere between 11.5 and 12.  

But to address the thing you were wondering about, I sized down a half size on the football webgems and it worked out perfectly for me.

I wish you good luck with whatever decision you make. 

I appreciate the response guys. Now to decide if I need some football leather shoes...
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

You inspired me to shine my Allen Edmond Amsterdams (Bourbon McAllisters) that I am going to wear tomorrow. BTW, your Walnut Strands look great!

AppleMark

I continue to be impressed by how awesome the McAllisters in Bourbon.
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You inspired me to shine my Allen Edmond Amsterdams (Bourbon McAllisters) that I am going to wear tomorrow.
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AppleMark

Those are absolutely stunning. If I had a pair of shoes on my feet what looked like that, Mondays would be far more tolerable.

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Two new colors damn I am going to be divorced.

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I think that explanation only goes part way towards explaning things. When I look @ my McTavish's they are discernibly wider than my other 5 last shoes, and by a wide margin. This cannot be solely explained by the type of leather used but also due to some "adjustments" to the last; imo of course.

 

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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

 

Thicker leather and a double oak sole with a reverse welt will definitely come out as a wider shoe. Yes, they seem bigger, but I'm pretty sure they're using the same lasts.

 

The thicker leather is the culprit.  AE doesn't make adjustments to their lasts for specific shoe styles, they are far too large of a company and have far to many lasts in far to many sizes to do that.  Not to mention that if you change the shape of the last, it is no longer the same last and would require a new number and shape description.  The shoe is already lasted before the welt is stitched on, so the welt won't change the width of the shoe from a fit standpoint.  The double oak sole and split reverse welt will make the shoe appear more substantial which may visually translate to a wider looking shoe.  The thicker leather cowhide of the Rough Collection that isn't lasted as tightly as the thinner calf skin is causing the subtle differences in fit.   

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Saddle brown Soho today.

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After absorbing some of the advice in the links provided above, I applied the new knowledge and skills towards further polishing of my pair of Allen Edmonds Park Avenue.

This time, I used miniscule amounts of polish and miniscule amounts of saliva per coat, instead of gobs of each like I did to achieve the shine seen in the first post-polishing photo above. After one thin coat on the majority of the shoe and about five or six thin coats on the toe caps, I finally have a ridiculously reflective shine. The toe caps in particular resemble the light-reflecting qualities found in patent leather.

I couldn't decide which photo below I liked better but I tried to replicate the first post-polishing photo above in terms of lighting, exposure, and angle for a close comparison.

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I think those look fantastic.  Job well done.

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

 

The thicker leather is the culprit.  AE doesn't make adjustments to their lasts for specific shoe styles, they are far too large of a company and have far to many lasts in far to many sizes to do that.  Not to mention that if you change the shape of the last, it is no longer the same last and would require a new number and shape description.  The shoe is already lasted before the welt is stitched on, so the welt won't change the width of the shoe from a fit standpoint.  The double oak sole and split reverse welt will make the shoe appear more substantial which may visually translate to a wider looking shoe.  The thicker leather cowhide of the Rough Collection that isn't lasted as tightly as the thinner calf skin is causing the subtle differences in fit.   

 

That's basically the reason I mentioned the sole in addition to the leather. If he's looking at finished shoes, it may foot him into seeing it as wider.

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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

 

That's basically the reason I mentioned the sole in addition to the leather. If he's looking at finished shoes, it may foot him into seeing it as wider.

 

I agree.

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Does anyone know what color exactly are these Strands?

 

 

Thanks

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Does anyone know exactly what color are these Strands?

 

http://www.primermagazine.com/2010/spend/your-gray-suits-new-brown-shoes

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

Does anyone know exactly what color are these Strands?

http://www.primermagazine.com/2010/spend/your-gray-suits-new-brown-shoes

Thanks

My money is on walnut calf.
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