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Fit is a personal thing i.e. some like their shoes loose while other prefer them to be more taut. I would caution you not to believe salesmen/women who tell you things such as the shoe will stretch or break in etc. While this will happen it should not drastically alter the fit. Additionally I would tell you that shoes should be comfortable when being tried on.

Lasts will certainly change sizes in a lot of cases. It is important to find someone will take time to help you find the right fit across various lasts, not just sell you a 9.5d because that is what is in the stock room.
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Wanted to get everyone's opinion on this interesting dilemma.
I bought a pair of McAllister early 2013 in size 10 E.
I the purchased the same pair about last month in size 9.5 E, since the 9.5 fits me better.
They look quite noticeably different from one another.





As you can see, the color of the soles are different. The 9.5E I ordered last month is on the right in the pictures.

The brogues differ in size and layout.
The shoe on the right has bigger brogues and the brogues lie closer to the edge near the tip.

Looking at them both, the left shoe looks slimmer and better.
Does anyone know if this is just a fluke?
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


More important to fit than length of the toe is getting the ball of your foot to fall into the widest part of the shoe.

Cool that is what the 2nd salesman said, and he defiantly tired his best to do that.

 

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Fit is a personal thing i.e. some like their shoes loose while other prefer them to be more taut. I would caution you not to believe salesmen/women who tell you things such as the shoe will stretch or break in etc. While this will happen it should not drastically alter the fit. Additionally I would tell you that shoes should be comfortable when being tried on.

Lasts will certainly change sizes in a lot of cases. It is important to find someone will take time to help you find the right fit across various lasts, not just sell you a 9.5d because that is what is in the stock room.


I am glad to know that the shoe sit wont change much. I am pretty happy with the 10D PA, I just dont want it to become lose a few year down the road.

How much heel slipage is normal? Right now my PA has just a little where I can feel it but dont really see it?


Edited by Spiker - 3/26/14 at 7:53pm
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What's the cheapest I can find a pair of factory seconds Jeffersons?  I'm willing to wait.

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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

Toronto Members,

Where did you guys get your belts to match your walnut strand and color chili? I don't feel to spend $100 bucks on a belt from AE.

Yes I'm asking for a bargain here. No flames shog[1].gif

I buy the vast majority of my belts at Nordstrom Rack and have found a few that are a very close - but not perfect - match to AE's walnut color (I also have walnut strands).  I don't need my belts to be a 100% match - as long as the color is very close I'm good with it.  I don't think I've ever paid more than $20.  I somewhat recently found a Hugo Boss suede belt that was $115 for $20 as well.  You could also try DSW shoe warehouse as they carry many belts and colors for around $20 or so.  

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Originally Posted by Scottyb06 View Post

I buy the vast majority of my belts at Nordstrom Rack and have found a few that are a very close - but not perfect - match to AE's walnut color (I also have walnut strands).  I don't need my belts to be a 100% match - as long as the color is very close I'm good with it.  I don't think I've ever paid more than $20.  I somewhat recently found a Hugo Boss suede belt that was $115 for $20 as well.  You could also try DSW shoe warehouse as they carry many belts and colors for around $20 or so.  

Thanks scotty. No Nordstorm in Canada yet though.
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Received my navy suede Strands this evening.  These do not have the "seconds" stamp on the sole and I cannot find the error on the shoes with one exception - the color of the soles (welt?) looks darker on the right shoe vs. the left shoe, almost as if someone put a coating of brown edge dressing on it and said, "Oh crap - I was supposed to use neutral!"  Other than this I see no errors whatsoever:

They came with the darker laces and I tried a light blue pair I also have (and prefer).

 

 

The shoe on the right seems a bit darker on the edges than the shoe on the left.  I actually prefer the darker color.

 

 

Left shoe welt.

 

 

Right shoe (and darker welt).

 

 

Sprayed them for protection and have the right socks ready to go.  I really like these shoes.  This is the eighth pair of AEs I've purchased in the past year which were sold as seconds where I was either shipped first quality shoes, I was able to fix the error very quickly, or the error was barely noticeable.  Again, they have earned a customer for life in me :)

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

So neither my navy nor my brogue suede strands will work, which is a shame.

Aren't all Strands brogues? Do you mean Snuff Suede Strands? Or Navy Strands? I'm confused.
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Great looking shoes Scotty. Those laces are perfect.  I see that the dryer looks much better with those shoes on. :fonz:

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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post
 

Great looking shoes Scotty. Those laces are perfect.  I see that the dryer looks much better with those shoes on. :fonz:

Nothing says "style" like my busted out washing machine due for a service appointment this Saturday morning :)

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Can anyone help me find a link on how to lace my 4-hole cliftons the proper way? I have never done it before.

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Originally Posted by walkthewalk View Post
 

Can anyone help me find a link on how to lace my 4-hole cliftons the proper way? I have never done it before.

Here you go: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm

 

Take your pick. Straight bar lacing is my favorite.

 

Now two questions of my own: Do we know when the April sale referenced over the last couple of pages will start? I'm considering driving to an AE outlet before then to be sized properly.

 

Also, are the eyestays too misaligned on my MacNeils? GIS returns quite a few examples in which the eyestays are similarly misaligned, but mine seem slightly worse. I don't think it'll bother me as long as it's not very noticeable to others.

 

 

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Originally Posted by MrWN View Post

Wanted to get everyone's opinion on this interesting dilemma.
I bought a pair of McAllister early 2013 in size 10 E.
I the purchased the same pair about last month in size 9.5 E, since the 9.5 fits me better.
They look quite noticeably different from one another.
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As you can see, the color of the soles are different. The 9.5E I ordered last month is on the right in the pictures.

The brogues differ in size and layout.
The shoe on the right has bigger brogues and the brogues lie closer to the edge near the tip.

Looking at them both, the left shoe looks slimmer and better.
Does anyone know if this is just a fluke?
I wouldn't call it a fluke as much as they are just different shoes. The sole supplier has probably changed or they made changes since you bought your first pair. As far as the pattern; I would highly doubt that the pattern on a different sized shoe will be indentical. Nothing to worry about.
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

I own the Singletons (in tan and in brown both) and absolutely love them.  I think I paid $149 for each pair of seconds.

Thread needs more pics
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Originally Posted by Scottyb06 View Post

Nothing says "style" like my busted out washing machine due for a service appointment this Saturday morning smile.gif

I like how the laces pick up the colors of the temperature control knob nicely.
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