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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post

Does anyone know which loafer model best accommodates a high instep? I took a chance and ordered the suede Patriots when they dropped to $245. They arrived a couple days ago, and though absolutely STUNNING, it took about 5 minutes of shoe horning and brute strength to get them on my feet. Once on they felt ok, but my high instep made it super tough to get my feet in. 

Should I be looking at something like the Randolph instead?


Thanks! 

I have a high instep and the Randolph did not work for me. The Patriot also did not work for me.

The only current loafer that fits me is the Jermyn and it has been discontinued.

Chris
post #35717 of 70737
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

C'mon, David, you've been here long enough to know the proper response is "well, for what?"

Morning dress?
Tweed and corduroy?
To go with your navy suit and power tie to close a billion-dollar deal?
To romp around the middle of nowhere with Cold Iron and some shotguns?
Or this. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Once again Adam nailed it dead solid.

 

My Daltons are walnut shell and I only wear them casually. The 5th St. I find hard to dress down. And the butyl sole works very well in the snow and rough wet weather which is an added bonus. Although if I am in the middle of nowhere with the shotgun and dog walking around moose poop (top) and wolf scat (bottom)

 

 

I prefer something a bit more substantial on my feet when the dog is taking a blow and drinking water out of my hat

 

 

:nodding:

 

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BOTH BOSS

Yes, correct answer IMO. Like Adam said :slayer: 

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

OPINIONS NEEDED, please.

Dalton Dress Boot versus Fifth Street Dress Boot??


FIFTH STREET DRESS BOOT






DALTON DRESS BOOT

The Dalton is much more casual. Two completely different boots ..........
post #35719 of 70737
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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post
 

Does anyone know which loafer model best accommodates a high instep? I took a chance and ordered the suede Patriots when they dropped to $245. They arrived a couple days ago, and though absolutely STUNNING, it took about 5 minutes of shoe horning and brute strength to get them on my feet. Once on they felt ok, but my high instep made it super tough to get my feet in. 

 

Should I be looking at something like the Randolph instead?

 

 

Thanks! 

There are any number of devices and methods that can stretch shoes in any way that makes the shoe more comfortable for you.  It's rather like buying a suit and having it altered so it fits correctly.  A while back, I bought two different shoe stretching devices on Amazon, and both have been very useful.  Many shoe repair shops (and some shoe stores) can stretch your shoes any way that your shoes need to be adjusted to be a perfect fit.

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Originally Posted by chris45 View Post
 

@Cold Iron you are a great guy for even thinking about the idea of buying those shoes for that guy! What a great friend!

@Cold Iron rules!

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

PSA: another round of price drops on boots on the AE web site (firsts).

Long branch (brown): 250
Fifth Street: 275
Haight: 275

My size was sold out of all three, but Jill from Jeffersonville put the order in for an MTO of the Long Branch in my size for 250. She said shouldn't be more than 4 weeks (as opposed to 10 weeks I waited for a Kenilworth MTO) What a deal!

So I just bought a pair of fifth streets on friday for 320$ before tax. The day after this sale happens. The store didn't have my size so they had to order them. Do you guys think I should ask for the 275 deal? Oh yeah, and I payed cash...

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

PSA: another round of price drops on boots on the AE web site (firsts).

Long branch (brown): 250
Fifth Street: 275
Haight: 275

My size was sold out of all three, but Jill from Jeffersonville put the order in for an MTO of the Long Branch in my size for 250. She said shouldn't be more than 4 weeks (as opposed to 10 weeks I waited for a Kenilworth MTO) What a deal!

So I just bought a pair of fifth streets on friday for 320$ before tax. The day after this sale happens. The store didn't have my size so they had to order them. Do you guys think I should ask for the 275 deal? Oh yeah, and I payed cash...

 

Yes, ask.

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So I just bought a pair of fifth streets on friday for 320$ before tax. The day after this sale happens. The store didn't have my size so they had to order them. Do you guys think I should ask for the 275 deal? Oh yeah, and I payed cash...

Always ask, the worst that can happen is some anonymous person you'll never see again tells you no. :-)
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I'll be going to Orlando in a few months; are there any AE stores that sell seconds anywhere nearby?
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This post may be a little off-topic for the AE thread . . . well, I'll try to tie it to AE by once again expressing my dismay that AE doesn't offer a boot like this.

 

I happened to find myself in a Neiman Marcus yesterday.  Wandered over to the men's shoes section, and encountered these:

 

 

I think this is the boot I've been waiting for, and it's made by Eastland of all people (they now have a "Made in Maine" line).  It's brand-new and I've found no chatter whatsoever about it on SF, AAAC, or anywhere else.  But, it's fantastic.  Price-wise they're positioning it between RW GT/Wolverine 1K/Chippewa Service and Alden Indy, and on par with Oak Street Bootmakers' new Trench boot - and fit- and finish-wise I think they've gotten it right.  (If you order through Eastland's website you can get a 10% discount for signing up for emails, knocking the price down to below $400.)

 

More details about it here:

 

http://www.eastlandshoe.com/product/mens+monroe+usa+cap+toe+boot.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn

 

More and better pics here:

 

http://shop.kithnyc.com/products/monroeusablackleather

 

Long story short, I've ordered the russet and the black and I'm pretty sure I'll be keeping both.

 

I don't have the patience or the tolerance for risk that ordering an Allison-special Bayfield or Promontory Point would entail.  If only AE would take a cue from the above-mentioned brands and make a worthy service boot . . . .

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I'll be going to Orlando in a few months; are there any AE stores that sell seconds anywhere nearby?

 

I don't think so.  Destin is the only outlet in FL and it's a six-hour drive from Orlando.  Somewhere in GA would be the other possibility and I'm not aware of an outlet in that state.

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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post

So I just bought a pair of fifth streets on friday for 320$ before tax. The day after this sale happens. The store didn't have my size so they had to order them. Do you guys think I should ask for the 275 deal? Oh yeah, and I payed cash...

Absolutely. The price drop happened Friday at 6pm EST
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

I think this is the boot I've been waiting for, and it's made by Eastland of all people (they now have a "Made in Maine" line).

They are actually made by Rancourt. They make all of Eastland's Made in Maine shoes and used to make AE's handsewns until the early 90s.

It's made on the Blake last, using blake stitch construction, and is on the Montello mini-lug sole. It's a great shoe and Rancourt definitely makes great boots. Not as brick shit house as White's, not as meticulous as Viberg, and not ornate like Aldens. Just simple, rugged tanks. Differences between this and AE's offerings would be the last (of course), the Blake construction (easier to resole, actually), no cork inside the sole, and a replaceable leatherboard/fiberboard innersole (minus points for not being full grain instead of , plus points for being replaceable which it's not on AE). Also, Rancourt uses a much heartier weight CXL than AE, and offers it in much more colors.
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

I think this is the boot I've been waiting for, and it's made by Eastland of all people (they now have a "Made in Maine" line).

They are actually made by Rancourt. They make all of Eastland's Made in Maine shoes and used to make AE's handsewns until the early 90s.

It's made on the Blake last, using blake stitch construction, and is on the Montello mini-lug sole. It's a great shoe and Rancourt definitely makes great boots. Not as brick shit house as White's, not as meticulous as Viberg, and not ornate like Aldens. Just simple, rugged tanks. Differences between this and AE's offerings would be the last (of course), the Blake construction (easier to resole, actually), no cork inside the sole, and a replaceable leatherboard/fiberboard innersole (minus points for not being full grain instead of , plus points for being replaceable which it's not on AE). Also, Rancourt uses a much heartier weight CXL than AE, and offers it in much more colors.

 

God, I love this site.  Thanks for the great info.  I feel even better about the boots than I did before!

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Can anyone give me some general advice as to which color dress shoe I should purchase next? 

 

Current arsenal: 

 

Walnut Strands

Bourbon Mcallister

Black cheap wingtips that are almost fully destroyed

 

I work in a business casual environment and wear chinos or the occasional corduroys to work every day (in dark khaki/tan, light khaki, grey, and navy). I've been planning on replacing my black shoes with black Mcallisters, but I'm wondering if I should go with burgundy first instead? Might be a more versatile shoe with my wardrobe, and perhaps jeans as well? Then again, I'll surely need black shoes at some point, right? 

 

Any thoughts on this process of building a dress shoe collection?

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