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I think that the stretching of Shell Cordovan is a little overstated here sometimes. Yes Shell Cordovan fits a little looser on the lasts, and they have to be a bit more careful with it, but I go same size in Shell Cordovan as I do Calfskin.

-Mike

I agree with you, although if you're on the border of being too tight or too loose, it may be possible to adjust the fit accordingly.

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I mean if the calf skin is a tad loose, wouldn't it make sense to downsize by a half for a tighter fit on the cordovans?
post #37428 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

I use to play drums for a living but that was many years ago. Before that I had dreams of being a concert percussionist. I have several friends who do play music and one of them is french horn player in Chicago. He got his MA in Music from Northwestern and now plays with some chamber group in the Chicago area. I remember him and I running all over NYC because he was trying to find this guy that was suppose to be the absolute best at overhauling french horns. Good memories. Where do you play at?
My bachelor's is in music performance (which explains why I'm a database/reporting analyst guy now). The music is strictly amateur -- some local bands and orchestras, maybe a dozen concerts a year -- aside from the rare paid gig. DC and its surroundings have quite a few freelancers, military bands, and professional orchestral types (on top of the half dozen music schools full of kids).

Back to AE: my dublin Bayfields showed up. They're everything I'd hoped for -- so far as I'm concerned, the perfect three-season jeans-to-biz-casual footwear that I can beat up and they'll just keep looking better. biggrin.gif

HDLP to happen tonight or tomorrow as time permits before I take them out into the wild.



Edited by random-adam - 1/28/14 at 3:17pm
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My bachelor's is in music performance (which explains why I'm a database/reporting analyst guy now). The music is strictly amateur -- some local bands and orchestras, maybe a dozen concerts a year -- aside from the rare paid gig. DC and its surroundings has quite a few freelancers, military bands, and professional orchestral types (on top of the half dozen music schools full of kids).

Back to AE: my dublin Bayfields showed up. They're everything I'd hoped for -- so far as I'm concerned, the perfect three-season jeans-to-biz-casual footwear that I can beat up and they'll just keep looking better. biggrin.gif

HDLP to happen tonight or tomorrow as time permits before I take them out into the wild.


Sharp.  So this, apparently, is a discontinued style that they will still MTO (?).  Will they do any width?  My search for a 3-season boot continues.  I settled on the Long Branch but didn't fit in my natural 11E or a 10.5EEE or 11.5D.  I'm having 11EEEs made now but am not hopeful, as my foot is shaped like a duck's, and the toe on the LB tapers too much.  I had thought the Bayfields had a more square toe box, but in your pics it looks even more tapered than the LB.  This may be a case in which I will have to look beyond AE to find what I need.

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Sharp.  So this, apparently, is a discontinued style that they will still MTO (?).  Will they do any width?  My search for a 3-season boot continues.  I settled on the Long Branch but didn't fit in my natural 11E or a 10.5EEE or 11.5D.  I'm having 11EEEs made now but am not hopeful, as my foot is shaped like a duck's, and the toe on the LB tapers too much.  I had thought the Bayfields had a more square toe box, but in your pics it looks even more tapered than the LB.  This may be a case in which I will have to look beyond AE to find what I need.
Allison took care of me: I had it made up not only after it'd been discontinued (the order went in October 2) but also in a size they never offered (14AA). The taper is probably because my feet are disproportionately narrow to an absurd degree.

That said, the Long Branch and Bayfield are both on the 1 last... so there's likely to be very little difference in the way they fit.
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

I mean if the calf skin is a tad loose, wouldn't it make sense to downsize by a half for a tighter fit on the cordovans?

Okay, if that is the case, then I might alter my size. Just keep in mind that you can go down in length or width...
post #37432 of 70737
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post


I think that the stretching of Shell Cordovan is a little overstated here sometimes. Yes Shell Cordovan fits a little looser on the lasts, and they have to be a bit more careful with it, but I go same size in Shell Cordovan as I do Calfskin.

-Mike

I wear the same size in my shells as I do in calf. Have had no problem in 9 pairs of shell and 19 pair of calf.

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Those mcneils are the stuff of legend. Feel free to post pics gop. Might be the best mto I have seen.
post #37434 of 70737
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post


Allison took care of me: I had it made up not only after it'd been discontinued (the order went in October 2) but also in a size they never offered (14AA). The taper is probably because my feet are disproportionately narrow to an absurd degree.

That said, the Long Branch and Bayfield are both on the 1 last... so there's likely to be very little difference in the way they fit.

 

My guy said I probably need an 11EE, which they don't normally make (why?) but might have as an MTO.  If I'm going that route, however, I might go for Daltons with a dainite or mini-lug sole in Dublin leather.  I'm somewhat surprised that AE doesn't offer a half-step between the Dalton and LB--an all-weather (within reason) dress boot.  The Bayfield filled this niche but is now gone.  Alden and all of the higher-end English shoemakers offer the sort of boot I describe; I hope AE introduces something.

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Those mcneils are the stuff of legend. Feel free to post pics gop. Might be the best mto I have seen.

I second the vote for GOP's MacNeils being best MTO ever. We all strive to reach such heights but alas the shell cordo options these days are limited. Enjoy your time on top, GOP, until the great shell shortage subsides.
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

I agree with Teal. Certain lasts just don't fit some feet. The 5 may not be the last for you. If the shoe feels fine otherwise, and you like the style, keep'em. It doesn't sound as though another size is the answer.
if the gap bothers you though maybe try Meermin or better yet, Alden

 

 

I already own a pair of walnut strands and they fit very well. Like wearing old baseball gloves on my feet. Any bowing with them is very minimal.

 

I think these are just warped/bowed out of the box. Take a look at how they arrived: 

 

 

 

 

This is bad even for a pair of seconds, right? 

 

I'm wondering whether I should try again with a different pair or just bite the bullet and buy some firsts. 

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1) Do I need to size down half a size for leeds (shell) if the PA(calf) is a tad loose? 

 

2) How does the neumok fit in relation to the PA? 


Edited by JezeC - 1/28/14 at 5:57pm
post #37438 of 70737
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

I'm a musician and find myself in a tuxedo more often than most... so I've already spoken with Allison about having one done up in black shell with a dainite sole as a GTH black-tie workhorse.

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Great idea. Does dainite squeak at all, though?
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


Great idea. Does dainite squeak at all, though?

Not in my experience.

post #37440 of 70737
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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post
Alden and all of the higher-end English shoemakers offer the sort of boot I describe; I hope AE introduces something.

 

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