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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post



Haha. I don't recommend the "stealth approach". I handle the finances, but my wife know what is going on. I just let her know when I am ordering something. She knows that I wouldn't jeopardize our financial situation for shoes, so she doesn't give me much trouble.



We have joint finances and we each set aside money from each paycheck for "fun money" as we call it. We can do whatever we want with it, so I save it up and get shoes when I have enough. She likes to spend it every week.

 



In my mind I envision it the same way. I don't think the stealth mode will be necessary as I'll be much more conscientiousness of both of us.

Plus for my tool collection shes ok with it as she hasn't had any vehicle repair bills in a long time.
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That is probably a better rationalizion than "At least when we're out in public I'll always have nice shoes on". haha
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Received my Brogue Strand Suedes back from exchange($125) and could not be happier...shocked that going from a tight across the vamp 13D to a perfect fitting 12 EEE. Out of the box I see no visual defects. This to me is really a great AE design with the Dainite sole...The only think that may have made this a little nicer would have been contrast stitching.

 

I have to say this is one of the most comfy pairs of shoes I have put on right out of the box. I fully anticipated a tight toe box doe to going down a full size.

 

The Strandmok Tan Suede is going back...it simply is aweful...I will post a picture later. In 13D it is very tight across the arch/vamp...for an unlined suede show this shocked me how tight it was. The white Gumlite is already dirty...I am just not a fan of the Gumlite sole.

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I'm looking at a pair of Strands on eBay and the seller doesn't know the width (fitting). Anyone know, for a UK9, what width would be 4.5" across the sole at the bottom, and 7.25" from sole to sole around the upper?

 

The interior has the following numbers (size, last, etc?) if it helps:

9 38 1635

17567

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Originally Posted by inno View Post

I'm looking at a pair of Strands on eBay and the seller doesn't know the width (fitting). Anyone know, for a UK9, what width would be 4.5" across the sole at the bottom, and 7.25" from sole to sole around the upper?

The interior has the following numbers (size, last, etc?) if it helps:
9 38 1635
17567

double check that 38 and see if it is 3E (they use an "E" that looks like a backwards 3). Usually that middle number / letter is the size / width.

it should be size, width, style on the top row and some control number on the second row.
post #43851 of 70737
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Originally Posted by inno View Post
 

I'm looking at a pair of Strands on eBay and the seller doesn't know the width (fitting). Anyone know, for a UK9, what width would be 4.5" across the sole at the bottom, and 7.25" from sole to sole around the upper?

 

The interior has the following numbers (size, last, etc?) if it helps:

9 38 1635

17567

You can probably call AE with those numbers and they may be able to tell you width

post #43852 of 70737
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post


double check that 38 and see if it is 3E (they use an "E" that looks like a backwards 3). Usually that middle number / letter is the size / width.

it should be size, width, style on the top row and some control number on the second row.

 

Just looked at my 3E pair and yeah that would look like an 8 for sure...

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hohneokc, Kahuna75, you're absolutely right. Thanks!

 

Of course, that means the size is 9US, which may or may not be a little too small for me. Gonna try the size tester printout thingy on the Allen Edmonds site.

 

On another note, how do these soles look? I can't figure out if there's a lot of wear or if it's just the angle.

 

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Originally Posted by BolognaFingers View Post

I just robbed someone on eBay for a pair of Rutledge's for less than $150, barely used.

The Independence collection is VERY nice. And immediately different. The leather is super duper soft and supple and the shoe is VERY comfortable from the get go. A lot less stiff than say, strands.

Stop by a store and feel it!
The leather in the independence line is much softer and more supple compared to the regular AE leather. I love my Rutledges, Jeffersons and William Williams.
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Originally Posted by BCer View Post

You'll get past that. My wife probably thinks I 'only' have 15 or so pairs. Luckily she has a bit of a shoe thing too, but zero interest in looking into my 'shoe cabinet'. I've added shelves, and quite a few pairs since she looked. Haha. I got the death threat a while ago - "YOU ARE NOT BUYING ANY MORE SHOES!" ...then I kicked into stealth mode. Lol. And to her eyes, a wingtip is a wingtip, and cognac, natural waxy and walnut all look the same. So I've probably got 10 pairs of shoes that look identical to her!

It's all good...
LMAO, I love it. Keep up the good work, my friend. J
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

Lexington from the sale. 

 


I wish i purchased these a while back instead of the fifth ave - awesome shoes

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I know this is slightly OT, but since this is such an awesome tight group, I just want to get some quick feedback from you guys. I got residency interview coming up that I am trying to assemble a wardrobe for the social /before interview. (I been only wearing scrub/t-shirts or suit for past 3 years).

I am thinking about getting

  1. Dark jean
  2. Light chinos
  3. Blue blazer
  4. Button down plaid dress shirt

For more casual:

Dark Jean-tennis/boat shoe-polo/shirt-w or w/o tie/blue blazer

For more formal:

Light Chinos-Loafer/Walnut Strand-shirt-w or w/o tie/blue blazer

What do you think on combination?

post #43858 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Spiker View Post
 

I know this is slightly OT, but since this is such an awesome tight group, I just want to get some quick feedback from you guys. I got residency interview coming up that I am trying to assemble a wardrobe for the social /before interview. (I been only wearing scrub/t-shirts or suit for past 3 years).

I am thinking about getting

  1. Dark jean
  2. Light chinos
  3. Blue blazer
  4. Button down plaid dress shirt

For more casual:

Dark Jean-tennis/boat shoe-polo/shirt-w or w/o tie/blue blazer

For more formal:

Light Chinos-Loafer/Walnut Strand-shirt-w or w/o tie/blue blazer

What do you think on combination?

 

I would pass up on the boat shoe and use the loafer with the jeans. Unless the social is in a yacht club or near a body of water.

 

For the more formal social event, I would go for the strands.

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The MacNeil (Gramercy) and McAllister (Amsterdam) for the Urban Daddy turned out fantastic 


Wowza, that Gramercy is a great makeup. I called the shoebank on the off chance they had this 2012 model in stock, but - as expected - no dice. Checked eBay as well and didn't see it. Does anyone here know where I might be able to snag one of these short of an MTO? Or is MTO the only answer? TIA.
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Originally Posted by rink View Post


Wowza, that Gramercy is a great makeup. I called the shoebank on the off chance they had this 2012 model in stock, but - as expected - no dice. Checked eBay as well and didn't see it. Does anyone here know where I might be able to snag one of these short of an MTO? Or is MTO the only answer? TIA.

Agree. Great looking shoe.

 

Whats the make up of the Gramercy? Is it chili calf or dublin?

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