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Struck out on the oxblood strands.  The one pair in my size at a local store was, in my non-expert opinion, not up to par.  The burnishing was way off, bright red on the sides with big black splotches under the tongue.  Display model in a different size had a beautiful finish that was smooth with minor variations, but maybe it's just in my head at this point.

 

I tried on a pair of McCallisters in merlot and would have went with them but they dug into my ankles something fierce.  Seemed strange since they are on the same last as the strand which fits great.

 

Maybe I will roll the dice on some seconds if there is an after xmas sale.

 

First world problems man, just want a pair of burgundy dress shoes.

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Struck out on the oxblood strands.  The one pair in my size at a local store was, in my non-expert opinion, not up to par.  The burnishing was way off, bright red on the sides with big black splotches under the tongue.  Display model in a different size had a beautiful finish that was smooth with minor variations, but maybe it's just in my head at this point.

I tried on a pair of McCallisters in merlot and would have went with them but they dug into my ankles something fierce.  Seemed strange since they are on the same last as the strand which fits great.

Maybe I will roll the dice on some seconds if there is an after xmas sale.

First world problems man, just want a pair of burgundy dress shoes.

Park Ave comes in both merlot and burgundy shell.
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Park Ave comes in both merlot and burgundy shell.

 Totally valid point on the PAs.  I have them in black and am not really looking for another pair, but I might have to reconsider.

 

Shell is attractive, but I am not sure it is for me...which is another way of saying it is too rich for my blood at this point.

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I hear you. If I hadn't had to chance to purchase these shell seconds at $299, I doubt I would have had much interest in the Park af all. Thank God I did!
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Very nice shoes, they look sharp.  How does the shell affect the fit for you?  Did you go with the same size as calf shoes?

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I hear you. If I hadn't had to chance to purchase these shell seconds at $299, I doubt I would have had much interest in the Park af all. Thank God I did!
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Looks like the 4 last...is the 4 last a most under appreciated and under utilized last? I like the soft square shape much more than the 3 last. Reminds me a little of the Plaza. 
Agreed. I like the 4 last as well. Along with 108 and 97 last, they are probably my favorite AE lasts.

I wish they made the Portland in the 4 last.
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:p Unfortunately, I have high insteps. So, I will need to go with a pair of blutchers.

 

Or another maker.  I do find that AE lasts I've tried so far to have universally shallow insteps.  For me, it just means a bit of a "V" in the laces, but for others I can understand why they just wouldn't fit.

 

Depending on budget, I'd suggest you spread the net a bit: at the cheaper end, Loake or Barker will have more accommodating lasts for your foot shape.  If you want to go a bit more exotic, try Vass's U Last: it's stunning to look at, and has a very steep instep.

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Westchester cordovan 9d is under 300 at shoe bank. Smart shoe if you like loafers.
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PSA:  BB semi-annual sale is up on their website . . . most if not all AEs appear to be 30% off.

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Fit question:

Does anyone have any experience with new shoes being tight in the arch/the outside of the midfoot and them eventually stretching out? I've had tightness in the toe on before that eventually eased, but I can feel the tightness even when seated. Thanks in advance!
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Fit question:

Does anyone have any experience with new shoes being tight in the arch/the outside of the midfoot and them eventually stretching out? I've had tightness in the toe on before that eventually eased, but I can feel the tightness even when seated. Thanks in advance!

 

If you're referring to AE shoes, then yes. The shoes will eventually break in and loosen up… sometimes a considerable amount.

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If you're referring to AE shoes, then yes. The shoes will eventually break in and loosen up… sometimes a considerable amount.

I was - thanks @ScottyBoy920!
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Ya my san marco shoes were def the tightest to the point where it was very uncomfortable to walk in, but after 3 days it was fine
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Westchester cordovan 9d is under 300 at shoe bank. Smart shoe if you like loafers.

 

Another 9D Brown Cordovan Townley is on the shoebank for $299. I wonder if @NWTeal made a return?

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Another 9D Brown Cordovan Townley is on the shoebank for $299. I wonder if @NWTeal made a return?

that should be my 9D. It has bowing issues and I requested a remake. 

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