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Originally Posted by Jackboot View Post

I'm thin and in between sizes, so all my belts require altering by a cobbler for a perfect fit. Worth the ~$10.

 

 

You may have just saved me a bucket of money.  I have lost a little over 70 lbs in the last year and have run out of holes in all of my AE belts.  I would have never thought about having them shortened. 

 

Now I just need to find someone in Dallas that can do it.

 

thanks

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You may have just saved me a bucket of money.  I have lost a little over 70 lbs in the last year and have run out of holes in all of my AE belts.  I would have never thought about having them shortened. 

Now I just need to find someone in Dallas that can do it.

thanks

Finding a good leather worker in Texas?? Shouldn't be too hard! smile.gif
post #54078 of 70737
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Finding a good leather worker in Texas?? Shouldn't be too hard!

 

Ya this will most likely be really easy :).  A quick search shows about 10 places between my home and office

post #54079 of 70737
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Originally Posted by The Hunter View Post


You may have just saved me a bucket of money.  I have lost a little over 70 lbs in the last year and have run out of holes in all of my AE belts.  I would have never thought about having them shortened. 

Now I just need to find someone in Dallas that can do it.

thanks

Congrats on the weight loss! Your cobbler should shorten your belts from the buckle end. In other words, new holes do not need to be punched - the belt will just become shorter.
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Has anyone heard more about the Players 2.0? I emailed CS and they just told me the style number. Which I already knew from the shoe bank. I'm curios to know what last it might be on. The style number ends in 6s, would this imply the 606 last? I think I read somewhere that the last number used to refer to the last but not anymore. Right?

Thanks
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In the past, there has been some discussion of poron insoles vs leather insoles and the fit. I decided to do some very unofficial research since I have some AE styles that are basically the same except for the poron vs leather insole. I have the Players (leather) and 2 pair of Lombards (poron), I have the Strand (leather) and the Rush Street (poron), and I have the Dalton boot (leather) and the Long Branch (poron).

I have worn both types of insole with similar weight socks and I did test fits back to back to make sure my feet weren't swollen, etc. based on time of day, weather, etc.

It is my personal conclusion that the poron does make the shoe fit more snug initially. However, I do not feel the difference is enough to justify a size change. The poron insoles just feel a bit tighter initially. I have also found that as the poron breaks in, there is a reduction in the "snugness". But I have found that my leather insoles are still slightly roomier than the poron insoles even after some wear time.

Again, this is my personal unofficial conclusion based on my personal experience so it is my no means the final word. But I wanted to provide my personal experience on poron insole vs leather insole in case anybody was wondering.

Carry on.

Chris
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Can anyone comment on how to polish bobs chili? It seems that there is some burnishing on the toe, or at least it is a distinct/darker color - I quite like it. I don't want to lose that by polishing it out with chili colored cream. Any pointers? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Jackboot View Post


Congrats on the weight loss! Your cobbler should shorten your belts from the buckle end. In other words, new holes do not need to be punched - the belt will just become shorter.

 

.  

This tidbit is wonderful and useful for me too!

 

I've dropped 3 (now approaching 4) full belt sizes in 18 months.

 

Each size change...I bought new belts & stored the old ones.  

 

So..my cobbler and I need to get busy.

post #54084 of 70737
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Can anyone comment on how to polish bobs chili? It seems that there is some burnishing on the toe, or at least it is a distinct/darker color - I quite like it. I don't want to lose that by polishing it out with chili colored cream. Any pointers? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I would go neutral....that is what I use on my burnished colors
post #54085 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Rugger View Post

Can anyone comment on how to polish bobs chili? It seems that there is some burnishing on the toe, or at least it is a distinct/darker color - I quite like it. I don't want to lose that by polishing it out with chili colored cream. Any pointers? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I don't have any shoes in Bob's Chili, but I use AE neutral carnauba wax on my Bourbon Strands and it maintains the burnishing.

Chris
post #54086 of 70737
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

In the past, there has been some discussion of poron insoles vs leather insoles and the fit. I decided to do some very unofficial research since I have some AE styles that are basically the same except for the poron vs leather insole. I have the Players (leather) and 2 pair of Lombards (poron), I have the Strand (leather) and the Rush Street (poron), and I have the Dalton boot (leather) and the Long Branch (poron).

I have worn both types of insole with similar weight socks and I did test fits back to back to make sure my feet weren't swollen, etc. based on time of day, weather, etc.

It is my personal conclusion that the poron does make the shoe fit more snug initially. However, I do not feel the difference is enough to justify a size change. The poron insoles just feel a bit tighter initially. I have also found that as the poron breaks in, there is a reduction in the "snugness". But I have found that my leather insoles are still slightly roomier than the poron insoles even after some wear time.

Again, this is my personal unofficial conclusion based on my personal experience so it is my no means the final word. But I wanted to provide my personal experience on poron insole vs leather insole in case anybody was wondering.

Carry on.

Chris

Thanks, Chris.

 

Do you (or anyone) know if the poron insoles have a cork sublayer?  Have not found a definite answer to this.  I know the leather insoles do.  Also, I have heard that Poron is basically leather wrapped around foam.

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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post

Thanks, Chris.

Do you (or anyone) know if the poron insoles have a cork sublayer?  Have not found a definite answer to this.  I know the leather insoles do.  Also, I have heard that Poron is basically leather wrapped around foam.

The Lombard is from the previous AE Executive Collection. The description of the Executive Collection (when it was available) included this:

"The collection has the benefits or a heated cork layer under the forepart and a Poron® padded insole for instant, out-of-the-box comfort."

So I would say yes, the poron has cork underneath it. The wording above says forepart; however, the Executive Collection also included the 270 degree welt to tighten up the heel, so that is why I'm thinking it implies no cork in the heel area - to keep the tightness of the heel for the 270 degree welt.

Here is another quote from AE about their Malone

"Fully leather lined Cork layer under leather wrapped Poron insole for cushion"

Chris
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I've wanted a Dainite-soled black calf Carlyle since they started making Carlyles. It'd be perfect for the dozen times a year I need to be in black tie regardless of weather. If the MTO fee isn't too great to get it done in an AA width, I think they just might have convinced me...
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I've wanted a Dainite-soled black calf Carlyle since they started making Carlyles. It'd be perfect for the dozen times a year I need to be in black tie regardless of weather. If the MTO fee isn't too great to get it done in an AA width, I think they just might have convinced me...
Hey when I spoke to them not to long ago the MTO fee for just a size change like to your 14AA is either 50 or 75. It jumps up a lot when you change to different leathers that usually aren't available.
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I've wanted a Dainite-soled black calf Carlyle since they started making Carlyles. It'd be perfect for the dozen times a year I need to be in black tie regardless of weather. If the MTO fee isn't too great to get it done in an AA width, I think they just might have convinced me...

Since its a webgem, I can't imagine them charging u a custom fee for width change. Just call Allison.
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