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Long Branches or Bayfields?

(1) Which looks better with coat & tie?
(2) How does the fit compare?

(For those who have noticed me asking Long Branch questions for several months now, I assure you that I am near resolution.  I have a pair at home begging to be worn, but--as this will be my last shoe purchase for a long, long time--I wish to avoid even a hint of buyer's regret.  I wish I hadn't seen these (http://www.styleforum.net/t/168002/shoe-damage-report-shoe-p0rn-central-part-ii/675#post_3150719), as I cannot get them out of my mind--or find them.

I actually have both, 11 1/2D. Bayfields fit just a hair snugger in the toe area, but not tight by any means. The LBs are a little more comfortable, with the insole, whereas the BF is more "solid", for lack of a better word. The Vibram sole on the LB is a bit softer and more aggresively treaded than the Mini Lug on the BF, and so better on slick surfaces.

Formality-wise, I'd say the Bayfield is a touch sleeker, and, having less ornamentation, is a bit more formal.

Hope that helps!

(Of course, the go-to answer is "Get both.")

Edit: Wearing my Bayfields today:

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All three.

Polo... you have EVERY SHOE KNOWN TO MAN.... stop trying to convert people!!! LOL

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OMGOMGOMG

Feeling "shelly", .125? (has anyone done '.125' yet? I haven't been on my job, lately.)

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Is there a list?

 

Those are what were available in my size. 

 

I was just informed though that the Leeds are "damaged" and will be taken off the inventory list. 

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BTW...

:blush:

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OMGOMGOMG

Feeling "shelly", .125? (has anyone done '.125' yet? I haven't been on my job, lately.)

 

:lol:

 

Leeds in black and burgundy for $299 per sounds good to me.  My most recent list from a week and a half ago shows both available in 9.5 E.  I've been lukewarm about PTBs until now but God may be trying to tell (sell?) me something.

 

Gotta get Vincenzo on the phone tomorrow (he's off today).  Setting my alarm now.

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BTW...

:blush:

 

Can you hear me whistling?

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BTW...

 

:blush:

 I see a few AE boxes in the background ... :fonz:

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Feeling "shelly", .125? (has anyone done '.125' yet? I haven't been on my job, lately.)
Sorry. I beat you to that a couple weeks ago. haha
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Polo... you have EVERY SHOE KNOWN TO MAN.... stop trying to convert people!!! LOL

I'm just saying - you know you want them….

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Experience has taught me to defer to MWS on all things shoe-construction-related . . . but what I concluded about it was that the off-centeredness of the lace and tongue was actually the cause of the wrinkling.  I'd say there's a good chance it has gotten worse over time - it's hard for me to believe now that it was this bad when I first got them (or perhaps my eye really has become exceptionally keen!).  I'm dealing with it for now by not lacing the left one quite so tight.  Ultimately, though, at the end of the day, they're Strands, they're shell, and they're mine, and I will endeavor to love them the same way Charlie Brown loved his Christmas tree.

 

And, NWT, thanks!  I've gotten many compliments on them as I'm sure you have too.  Wish I could have picked up a few more pairs in different colors.  (Maybe OptoDoc has them too?)

 

I really think there is someone in Port Washington that has a shorter right arm than the left. Your post opened my eyes to something I thought was just in my head. My brand new LB (seconds) have a similar defect on the left shoe. I had a feeling when i first tried them on but I just ignored it, chalking it up to unequal genu varus/ valgus in my legs. I came home today and counted the brogueing perforations on either side of the eyelets. There is about a 1.5 (large) perforation offset difference between the left and right shoe. You can also see a bit of tongue poking out more so on the left. :fu:

 

 

I haven't worn them out of the house yet. What say you, my fellow detail-oriented friends? Should I keep them? They are the last 11.5E that are available...anywhere, and they fit beautifully. I have not found any boot similar to this style and profile, for the price. I paid $199 for them.

 

Is this defect unforgivable, or should I just love them more because of it, like a woman with a mole on her face? It was hard enough to obtain these (they were on hold for a while until the buyer finally let them go after about a week of calling back and forth), and I seriously doubt anyone (including myself) will notice it in the wild.

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I really think there is someone in Port Washington that has a shorter right arm than the left. Your post opened my eyes to something I thought was just in my head. My brand new LB (seconds) have a similar defect on the left shoe. I had a feeling when i first tried them on but I just ignored it, chalking it up to unequal genu varus/ valgus in my legs. I came home today and counted the brogueing perforations on either side of the eyelets. There is about a 1.5 (large) perforation offset difference between the left and right shoe. You can also see a bit of tongue poking out more so on the left. :fu:

 

 

I haven't worn them out of the house yet. What say you, my fellow detail-oriented friends? Should I keep them? They are the last 11.5E that are available...anywhere, and they fit beautifully. I have not found any boot similar to this style and profile, for the price. I paid $199 for them.

 

Is this defect unforgivable, or should I just love them more because of it, like a woman with a mole on her face? It was hard enough to obtain these (they were on hold for a while until the buyer finally let them go after about a week of calling back and forth), and I seriously doubt anyone (including myself) will notice it in the wild.

 

It sounds to me like you are actually fine with them, but wondering if you should not be. I think the general consensus for stuff like this is to absolutely keep them. You got a great deal, they fit perfectly, you can't replace them, you barely noticed before, and you don't think you'll notice in the future. I suggest you wear them out of the house tomorrow and never look back.

 

Think of it as a first date with Cindy Crawford...

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It sounds to me like you are actually fine with them, but wondering if you should not be. I think the general consensus for stuff like this is to absolutely keep them. You got a great deal, they fit perfectly, you can't replace them, you barely noticed before, and you don't think you'll notice in the future. I suggest you wear them out of the house tomorrow and never look back.

 

Think of it as a first date with Cindy Crawford...

 

Kentyman. If this were Reddit, I would give you gold for that post. Thanks for the consultation; you read me correctly. I suppose that I was just looking for affirmations.

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Kentyman. If this were Reddit, I would give you gold for that post. Thanks for the consultation; you read me correctly. I suppose that I was just looking for affirmations.

 

Very happy to help. To be clear, that was supposed to read as devoid of condescension. I've personally come here many times before for second opinions and affirmations, and received similar help.

 

I hope the maiden voyage is awesome. Feel free to send a follow-up, in-the-wild picture!

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Wow...got home from work today and decided my Townley's needed some moisturizer - for whatever reason they were looking dry. I used some liberal Saphir Renovateur and set it.....and forget it....or at least kept it on the shoe through making dinner and eating it,


Man! What a huge difference it made to my shoes. I'd done this before but left it on for like 3 mins.

I just thought I'd pass on my experience tonight.
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