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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post
 

Here you go these are one of the first pair made, great choice BTW! My Dundees all fit extremely well and don't have much in the way of rolls in them.

 


Thanks for posting this. Appreciate it. Those dundees look sublime. hopefully I can get a pair in that shade, and hopefully they hold up that well.

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Is the primary difference between the sanford and the lexington a pair of eyelets? Also if anyone has a side by side pic of tan vs snuff suede it would be much appreciated.

The lexington is shaped on the 511 last, sanford on the 97 last.  97 has a sharper toe.

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I plan to look into the seconds sale coming up.  I have heard that there are not too many shell cordovan shoes being made right now in general.  Is that true?  I have heard that there will be $299 shell seconds offered as was the case last year, but if there are limited shells being manufactured, I would think there will be a small selection.

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Lots of love here for the Long Branch and Dundees, but none for their lovechild, the Bellevue.  Reviews on AE complain of too much room at the instep (which is a big plus for recommendtrack?event=mshow&method=M1&ids=52e2ef6438bb5d6d4d9ce6b8%2C52e685eb38bb5d6d4da57bfb%2C52e6603d38bb5d6d4da4ff8d%2C52e6851738bb5d6d4da57879%2C52e27dc438bb5d6d4d9b3c5d%2C52e3079338bb5d6d4d9d3e16%2C52e66f5538bb5d6d4da52e19%2C52e5b42938bb5d6d4da354ab%2C52e2fd3c38bb5d6d4d9d1ab6%2C52e2c1c038bb5d6d4d9c3263%2C52e312ea38bb5d6d4d9d5e10%2C52e6823738bb5d6d4da56d32%2C52e681a938bb5d6d4da56b5b%2C52e67db038bb5d6d4da55ebc%2C52e310c138bb5d6d4d9d5820&visible=10&cb=0.5119577082805336me), but I'm wondering why otherwise this boot missed the mark and is being discontinued so early.

 

Theories:

(1) $295 was a bad price point, implying that it is (was) inferior to most of the lineup.

(2) The "Othello" sole (which probably accounts for the lower price) lacks the style cred of a dainite sole (or even a mini-lug sole).

(3) It's neither fish nor fowl, lacking the elegance of the Dundee or the assertiveness of the LB.

 

These points notwithstanding, It seems to be a uniquely practical option for inclement weather.

 

 

I love chukka boots (I own five pairs of AE chukkas, and in the process of buying another pair).

 

But there's just something about the brogueing on them that's a turn-off for me, especially the bits on the heel.

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I think it's neither here nor there. It's trying to be something formalish with the broguing and it misses the mark and ends up being nothing.

I think chukkas are best left plain. Like chelsea boots.

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What is the full make-up of that MTO .. I want to replicate!!!  And if you don't mind me asking, what was your final MTO cost through Alison?

sorry for taking so long to respond...

 

Dark Brown Shell
Red Lining
Metal eyelets
Toby mini-lug rubber sole with split reverse welt same color
sole and stitching etc. as aberdeen wingtip

 

$595.00 plus tax.

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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post
 

Lots of love here for the Long Branch and Dundees, but none for their lovechild, the Bellevue.  Reviews on AE complain of too much room at the instep (which is a big plus for recommendtrack?event=mshow&method=M1&ids=52e2ef6438bb5d6d4d9ce6b8%2C52e685eb38bb5d6d4da57bfb%2C52e6603d38bb5d6d4da4ff8d%2C52e6851738bb5d6d4da57879%2C52e27dc438bb5d6d4d9b3c5d%2C52e3079338bb5d6d4d9d3e16%2C52e66f5538bb5d6d4da52e19%2C52e5b42938bb5d6d4da354ab%2C52e2fd3c38bb5d6d4d9d1ab6%2C52e2c1c038bb5d6d4d9c3263%2C52e312ea38bb5d6d4d9d5e10%2C52e6823738bb5d6d4da56d32%2C52e681a938bb5d6d4da56b5b%2C52e67db038bb5d6d4da55ebc%2C52e310c138bb5d6d4d9d5820&visible=10&cb=0.5119577082805336me), but I'm wondering why otherwise this boot missed the mark and is being discontinued so early.

 

Theories:

(1) $295 was a bad price point, implying that it is (was) inferior to most of the lineup.

(2) The "Othello" sole (which probably accounts for the lower price) lacks the style cred of a dainite sole (or even a mini-lug sole).

(3) It's neither fish nor fowl, lacking the elegance of the Dundee or the assertiveness of the LB.

 

These points notwithstanding, It seems to be a uniquely practical option for inclement weather.

 

 

I love chukka boots (I own five pairs of AE chukkas, and in the process of buying another pair).

 

But there's just something about the brogueing on them that's a turn-off for me, especially the bits on the heel.

 

:slayer: 

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

I think it's neither here nor there. It's trying to be something formalish with the broguing and it misses the mark and ends up being nothing.

I think chukkas are best left plain. Like chelsea boots.

 

I'm kinda partial to my Chukkamoks:

 

 

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I'm not a fan of longwings, so I'll just keep shut.

 

Albeit, I think suede wingtip chukkas can look okay. They just look too busy for me sometimes.

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If I wear a 9.5E in the 5 last, what should I order in the 222 last?

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Hello everyone.  I've been reading through this thread off and on for over a year, but this is my first post here.  I was just wondering if anyone has polished their bourbon AE's with a regular brown polish, and if so, how they turned out.  I have a pair of bourbon McAllisters and would love to darken them just a bit.  Wondering if anyone else has done this.  I'd love to see some photos of what they look like. 

Welcome. I experimented with a brown pair of J&M perforated cap toes, the Aldrich II, I believe. They aren't a favorite shoe and were a lighter brown which I wanted to darken. I polished them with a dark brown polish which did not get them dark enough. So, I used a black polish, topped that with a black wax. While I was happy with the way they turned out, I don't wear them very often, instead favoring the burnished brown Strand and an Alden cigar LWB when I want a brown shoe.

I suggest you look for a very cheap bourbon pair on eBay, just for experiment/practice purposes. Short of that, experiment on the inside heel. Personally, I'd be hesitant to mess with a nice pair of bourbon McAllisters.
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Since the 5-last is the narrowest last in AE's collection. Would it be typical for one to size down half a size for the Macneils, Daltons or Aberdeens?

 

I went with the same size in both my Daltons and Aberdeens as my 5 last shoes.  that being said my Aberdeens are tight in the toe box and the heel slips a little

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I went with the same size in both my Daltons and Aberdeens as my 5 last shoes.  that being said my Aberdeens are tight in the toe box and the heel slips a little

I went to an AE store to get measured before placing my EC MTO, ended up going up a width. I am a 9.5D.on the 5 last.

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Is anyone here planning to purchase one of the alligator or ostrich webgems currently advertised? I'm curious to see what a brown alligator allen edmonds shoe would look like in real life. Or any pair of ostrich shoes for that matter. I couldn't imagine allen edmonds filling many orders for exotic shoes year to year.
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If I wear a 9.5E in the 5 last, what should I order in the 222 last?

 

Probably 9.5E or EE. I wear 8.5D in the 5-65 last, though I often think 8.5E may also work. I wear a size 9D Dalton, though that's the only size I tried (shell seconds). When getting sized for the Eagle County, I tried an 8.5E and 9D by Allison's recomendation, and the 8.5E felt the best.

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