Can anyone tell me what model this is? It looks like it says "Hancock" but when I look at that shoe on AE's website, the Hancock is different. If you do know what shoe it is, what last is it on? I don't know how to look up model numbers. Thanks!
Great looking shell Patriots, Pastor!
Certainly true they're very much like the Alden LHS and were about $350ish (outlet) if I recall. You can't beat that price and it's not like you slumming it in a pair of AEs!
I see how some might not like the slipper look, but they're one handsome shoe!
maybe it's just because I haven't seen them in person? Maybe the "taken from above" camera angle just makes the shoes look stubbier than they really are. It just seems like they are shorter looking than all the other shoes in people's collections. Whenever I see pictures of them next to other shoes owned by the same person, they always look like they shouldn't fit on the same persons foot.
I do have an issue with short looking feet (i'm 6'4 and just found out that my official size is a 10D), so maybe that has something to do with my dislike for the shoes. I just imagine myself wearing them and having my feet looking shorter than they already are...
I'd like to see a picture of someone with a patriot on one foot, and another, lace up shoe on the other... Any takers?
Just got a pair of Anchorages--an AE longwing blucher with wool uppers--as a part of a 2 for 250 deal. I erroneously assumed they are essentially the modified MacNeils, but they are actually built on the 4 last and both look and fit quite different from the MacNeils. I think they are more similar to the Aberdeen than to MacNeil. The shoes seem to be extremely soft and comfortable, but I have not yet decided whether I will keep them or send them back. Will appreciate your thoughts on the stile and the versatility of the shoe.
The Centerfielders feel really comfortable to me but by mid-day to end of day my back of the heels feel rubbed raw. Apparently this is somewhat common with boat shoes during the brak-in period.
Now I wear band aids on my heels whenever I wear the centerfielders as a preventative measure.
Just wondering if any forum members have any advice on breaking in the centerfielders? How long does it take to break in boat shoes?
For what it's worth, my Center Fielders felt like slippers from the first day, though if anything they're a tad on the long side.
Today I am a changed man, for I have discovered God's gift to my feet - tongue pads. I have a low-volume foot. It's wide as hell, which is why I wear a EEE, but I guess my foot is kinda flat. This means that while my shoes fit through the widest part of my foot, going vertically is sometimes a pain, as they will fit too loose. Sizing down does not fix this issue for me. I have had a problem with a couple of pairs of shoes - my new Patriots and Elgins, where I just could not find a size that fit all around. They fit the widest part of my feet, but were loose. I picked up a pair of Port Washingtons from South Coast Plaza last night - my wife thinks they're "cute" and bought them for me - and asked about tongue pads. The SA threw in a couple of pairs for me. I put them in my Patriots this morning. I was a little nervous about doing it, since if they didn't work it would leave sticky residue. I tried them on and lo, and behold - I now have a pair of shell patriots that fit - just like my shell idol, the godfather Cold Iron. I followed it up with the Elgins, and now they fit great. I am a convert!
I successfully removed tongue pads from some Elgins in the past. After getting the pad out, I basically had to just keep rubbing with a finger until all the residue rolled off. Took maybe 5-10 minutes, but it was fine afterward. I followed up with some Conditioner/Cleaner just for good measure.
It's worth noting that the Dark Brown Cognac McTavish (which maybe didn't exist at the time) resembles Cold Iron's darkened version. Then again, the welts are much darker.