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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post
 

Bob's Chili Strands will soon be, at worst, the second most popular color for that design. 

 

Agreed.  It's unique, beautiful in person, and I think very versatile.  I believe the most popular color of Strand is walnut.  Bob's Chili might very well overtake it, as I think it can go with anything whereas I would not pair the walnut with, e.g., charcoal.

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Agreed.  It's unique, beautiful in person, and I think very versatile.  I believe the most popular color of Strand is walnut.  Bob's Chili might very well overtake it, as I think it can go with anything whereas I would not pair the walnut with, e.g., charcoal.

Would love to see some shots of your Strand with different pants, i.e., jeans, chinos, dress, etc.!!!
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I have four AE shoes. All of them are in 5 last and I see what you mean. They are all different but they all fit ok without any discomfort on my feet.
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I agree. You may be able to replicate that color by getting the chili and asking for extra burnishing. I added extra burnishing to my pair of bourbon Eagle County boots and it really added depth.  

 

 

Would this be an MTO option or can I request this when buying from this sale?

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Originally Posted by Kingston83 View Post

I'm really trying with AE, but after a year... yes a year, I just cannot find a single shoe that they offer with a proper fit. I still cannot understand why just about every style worth having is made on the #5 last, or rather, why the #5 last is so unbelievably inconsistent. Every single shoe fits different. I have had multiple Park Aves, Strands, McAllister's, et al, in my possession and I can say that no one size/fitting fits the same. And on top of size inconsistencies are the quality inconsistencies (mismatched shoe heights, longer heels on only one shoe, excess wrinkles and puckering in the leather, and the dreaded toe cap crease which seems to form on every shoe in every size that I've tried).

I measure a 9.5E on a brannock, and I know that a brannock is sized for a brannock, but this should be a good starting point none-the-less. I know that there are so many variables that are taken into account when sizing for shoes but why is a size 8 (3 half sizes down from my measured size) the perfect length in a #5 lasted shoe, but a EEE in that size is too narrow? The 8.5EEE has too much volume, and the 8.5EE doesn't have enough and is too tight from ball to heel. I've tried different lasts, and an 8.5E is too big in a 333 (Harrison), the Larchmont is too tight in 8EEE as well as 8.5EEE. 8.5EEE is too big in the Jefferson, 8EEE is too small in the Jefferson, 10D was too narrow in the Big Surrs. Am I the only one having this much of a problem with AE and their products? I really don't consider my foot shape or size to be that far from the norm.

 

Why haven't you tried on a 9.5 E yet?  Seems like that would be the logical start....hear me out.  I went to a non-AE store to buy some 5-last AEs.  The lady did not Brannock me and we just tried on shoes.  I ended up with an 11.5D as I felt there was a lot of room in the toe and it fit well.  After a while wearing my 5-last shoes, I get pain in the ball of my foot.  It doesn't always happen but it does and makes me not want to wear the shoes too much.  Fast forward to over the weekend.  I went to an AE store and got Brannock fitted for a 12D.  I thought....there is going to be too much room in the toe.  Well low and behold the shoe fit great.  The SA explained that while there is some length, that is not the only determining factor for the shoes.  The ball of the foot fit wonderful.

 

Sounds like you need to give the 9.5E a shot and even if the shoe is too long, it may work.  My 11.5D shoes crease in the cap toe and we will see once I get the 12D.  I was stubborn to not change...don't follow in my footsteps.

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Originally Posted by Kingston83 View Post

I'm really trying with AE, but after a year... yes a year, I just cannot find a single shoe that they offer with a proper fit. I still cannot understand why just about every style worth having is made on the #5 last, or rather, why the #5 last is so unbelievably inconsistent. Every single shoe fits different. I have had multiple Park Aves, Strands, McAllister's, et al, in my possession and I can say that no one size/fitting fits the same. And on top of size inconsistencies are the quality inconsistencies (mismatched shoe heights, longer heels on only one shoe, excess wrinkles and puckering in the leather, and the dreaded toe cap crease which seems to form on every shoe in every size that I've tried).

I measure a 9.5E on a brannock, and I know that a brannock is sized for a brannock, but this should be a good starting point none-the-less. I know that there are so many variables that are taken into account when sizing for shoes but why is a size 8 (3 half sizes down from my measured size) the perfect length in a #5 lasted shoe, but a EEE in that size is too narrow? The 8.5EEE has too much volume, and the 8.5EE doesn't have enough and is too tight from ball to heel. I've tried different lasts, and an 8.5E is too big in a 333 (Harrison), the Larchmont is too tight in 8EEE as well as 8.5EEE. 8.5EEE is too big in the Jefferson, 8EEE is too small in the Jefferson, 10D was too narrow in the Big Surrs. Am I the only one having this much of a problem with AE and their products? I really don't consider my foot shape or size to be that far from the norm.

I am a 9d on the brannock and wear a 8.5e in the 5. Try a 9ee or 9.5e. Seems like if 8.5ee is too tight a 9ee might be the one.

Also I wear TTS on the 3 last, but I know many who take the same as their 5 last size.
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I've had my eye on those AE Long Branches ever since they came out. Now i'm planning to pull the trigger on a pair while the sale's still on. The only problem i have is i'm torn between the Dark Brown Grains and the Waxy Browns. The Long Branch photos at the AE website are a bit manky and a quick search only turned up some Waxy Browns (which led me to this thread..), Do any of you have the Dark Brown ones? Is that slight faded burnish at the toe cap there when you buy the boots or only after extensive polishing? Any photos of the Dark Brown Long Branches (or if any of you have both colors,a side-by-side comparison photo) would be highly appreciated. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Kingston83 View Post

I'm really trying with AE, but after a year... yes a year, I just cannot find a single shoe that they offer with a proper fit. I still cannot understand why just about every style worth having is made on the #5 last, or rather, why the #5 last is so unbelievably inconsistent. Every single shoe fits different. I have had multiple Park Aves, Strands, McAllister's, et al, in my possession and I can say that no one size/fitting fits the same. And on top of size inconsistencies are the quality inconsistencies (mismatched shoe heights, longer heels on only one shoe, excess wrinkles and puckering in the leather, and the dreaded toe cap crease which seems to form on every shoe in every size that I've tried).

I measure a 9.5E on a brannock, and I know that a brannock is sized for a brannock, but this should be a good starting point none-the-less. I know that there are so many variables that are taken into account when sizing for shoes but why is a size 8 (3 half sizes down from my measured size) the perfect length in a #5 lasted shoe, but a EEE in that size is too narrow? The 8.5EEE has too much volume, and the 8.5EE doesn't have enough and is too tight from ball to heel. I've tried different lasts, and an 8.5E is too big in a 333 (Harrison), the Larchmont is too tight in 8EEE as well as 8.5EEE. 8.5EEE is too big in the Jefferson, 8EEE is too small in the Jefferson, 10D was too narrow in the Big Surrs. Am I the only one having this much of a problem with AE and their products? I really don't consider my foot shape or size to be that far from the norm.

 

I apologize if this is a dumb question, but have you actually gone to an AE store to be fitted?  They pride themselves on being able to fit every man's foot, and frankly I would be amazed if they weren't able to get you squared away.

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Last minute check. 

 

In terms of sizing, do you fellas take townleys the same as your 5-last shoes? Strands, PA, 5th Ave etc...

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I have many 5 last shoes, and while they do vary slightly in fit from shoe to shoe, its not enough for me to consider changing sizes.

Here is how my 5 last shoes run, from loosest (but still fitting well) to tightest:

Shell Kenilworth > Distressed McTavish > calf Kenilworth > Suede McAllister > shell Strand > calf Jefferson > shell Park Ave
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Last minute check. 

In terms of sizing, do you fellas take townleys the same as your 5-last shoes? Strands, PA, 5th Ave etc...

I bought a pair of townleys in my same 5 last size (10.5 3E) but had to let them go because they were too short for my left foot. Granted, my feet are slightly different sizes, but I did find them overall to be slightly shorter and less tapered overall resulting in a less than comfortable fit.
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I bought a pair of townleys in my same 5 last size (10.5 3E) but had to let them go because they were too short for my left foot. Granted, my feet are slightly different sizes, but I did find them overall to be slightly shorter and less tapered overall resulting in a less than comfortable fit.

 

 

So they're too small? It sounds like the townleys are shorter, but wider?  

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I had to return the suede Strand because it was waaay narrower than the 5th Ave or the Kenilworth. The difference in fit was so significant, it is meaningless to even say the shoe is on the 5 last because that provides no meaningful point of reference.
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post


So they're too small? It sounds like the townleys are shorter, but wider?  

That was my experience. I would personally go up to am 11 3E or even just an E. I think they run tighter than the other 1 last boots I've tried (long branch, dundee)

Except for the voyager, I definitely had to go up to 11 3E. But that's a modified 1 last anyway...
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

Last minute check. 

 

In terms of sizing, do you fellas take townleys the same as your 5-last shoes? Strands, PA, 5th Ave etc...

I'm sizing up a half size from the 5 last on mine.  Went and tried on a few different pairs of Leeds (also on the 1 last) today.  9D (my brannock & 5-last size) was too tight in the toebox.  9E too wide.  Went back and forth between a 9.5C and 9.5D.  The 9.5C probably gave the most similar fit to the 5 last, but I wanted a little extra toe room in the Townleys, so I went with 9.5D.

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