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I also have to ask - what do you wear these things with?  In the pics and everytime I saw them in the store I always remarked how spectacular they looked but I just couldn't picture how I would wear them.  For weekend casual I sometimes wear dark denim super skinny jeans with my red neumoks but would never wear them to work.  The Neumok was another example - I absolutely loved the antiquated olive and blue colors too but just couldn't see anything beyond casual use.

I wear business casual for work and have both the olive and the navy. Both the blue and the green go with khaki and tan. You can also wear the blues with gray or black pants. I suspect you could wear the green with black pants too with the right shirts.
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Is that how they came, or did you polish up the toes? I just got a pair of both. The greens have nice dark toe, but the blues are pretty uniform in color. I've been wondering what can be used on them, just a leather conditioner or a conditioner and some polish. I really like them, but yours look really fantastic!
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These are all shell seconds...
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And I've got two more on the way from this sale (Strand and Dundee). So yes, get them.

Yeah, those all great. Congrats on the pickup.
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@mdubya Not sure if you read my post from the other day, but I experienced the same exact thing with some Fifth Aves I recently received in the mail. On the Strand and McAllister, I am an 8C--fit is spot on. The Fifth Ave however, fit longer and wider in the same size....I feel like I could've fit an 8B or maybe even 7.5C. I changed my mind and returned them for a pair of Bourbon Strands instead.
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Long time lurker and AE shoe collector...

Question for those who own the Strand/Mcallister and Park ave/Fifth ave..

I own the Strand, Mcallister, and Shereveport (all on the 65 last) in 9E, and they fit perfectly. On the AE fit print out, I'm a 9E.

Not too long ago, I purchased a pair of Park Ave's on ebay in 9E, assuming they would fit the exact same, as they are on the same last. They were relatively unworn seconds.

To my surprise, when I got them, they were longer and wider than my other 9Es on the 65 last... the laces closed all the way and still fit loose, and there was more room in the toe.

I measured/compared my 9E Strands and Mcallisters to them, and the Park Ave's were actually a bit longer and wider! Almost like they were 9.5D's or something.

Now I want to pick up a brown Fifth Ave during the shoebank sale, but am worried about going with 9E and having the same fit issue.... I do not live close to try a Park Ave on, and since I am in Canada, returning them if they don't fit will be a hassle, and expensive.


Can anyone comment on this before I go ahead and order the 9E's, hoping it was some sort of issue with those specific shoes?


Thanks!
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Happy to help out -

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1. If you want to stick to solely the 65, the Neumok in red or green would be a no-brainer.  I can't believe how low they are on shoebank.  Did you see those Rush Street pics that were posted earlier?  Those things rock the house - the Neumok is unlined and has a leather sole while the Rush Street has a more solid feel and has a Danite sole.  Don't get me wrong, the Neumok is super comfortable but I freeze by @$$ off wearing them in the winter.  If I was getting both, I would get the Neumok in red and the Rush Street in green.  Have you looked at the Strandmok?  Waste of money if you ask me - unlined but with a Danite sole, weird combination.  Seems like the Rush Street just surpasses it altogether.  I tried on the black version but it just looked so underwhelming.

 

If you don't already own them, I highly recommend the McTavish (or the Elgin).  You would never know it with the double oak sole, but I found them amazingly comfortable.  I forget I even have them on.  They fit pretty close to the black hills you already have.  Lots of colors on sale.

 

If you really like the black hills you could try the Badlands, but I preferred the black hills myself.

 

The McAdam is a really good boot if your size is available.

 

2. If you want to try the 511, I get the same size as the 65 - the toebox is bigger and the shoe is overall wider but they still work for me.  The obvious choice would be the Dalton here.  They are very nice, but they took me a damn long time to break in.  The Wilbert is also pretty good, but I think it pales in comparison to the Black Hills (or even the Badlands).

 

3. Believe it or not, my absolute favorite are the Italian collection.  These would probably be too fancy for you, but the Firenze are really nice.  You would have to experiment a lot with the sizes though - the Italian loafers fit-wise are all over the map.  Some run humungous and others are smaller.  For sale styles, the Taormina is a steal, but it runs large.

 

If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.

 

Appreciate all your typing.  I always wondered about what the Strandmok was for, besides being kinda butt-ugly.

 

Perhaps I should have been more specific: "business casual for a mid-40's coding dude."  I've looked at the McTavish, Elgin, and Neumoks.  I really don't like the very light color welt on these.  I hate to use the term "clown shoes" but that's kind of what I see.  I think it might also have to do with with the double soles making it look even more pronounced.  This is why I was pleasantly surprised by looking at the brown Rush Street in person again last weekend, and I liked it.

 

I couldn't even tell the difference between the Badlands and my Black Hills until someone pointed out the Badlands have black piping around the top, and BH doesn't. Too redundant.

 

I have tried both Dalton and Long Branch to check out the 511 last.  My regular size worked well, with the Daltons fitting slightly better.  Not sure if I'm a tall boot person, though.

 

My "shopping list" is kind of all over the map.  Current contenders are the brown Rush Street, a Fifth St boot, maybe a suede McGregor.  Heck, I've even been tempted by Shaker Heights, Shelton, and Strawfut!  (Oh, and PS, I was also taken in by the Navy Shell Strands and Natural Shell Strands and Dundees posted in the other thread).

 

I wish I had a better feel for the loafers.  The Randolph is my least favorite shoe. I take my shoes off before going inside, so I thought I'd be in them often for the ease. 

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Breaking in my first, nowhere near last,pair of AE's. Hales bought on clearance. They feel excellent.

 

Great looking shoe.  I have a pair myself.  Love the 8 last.

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Anyone have experience with the Cavanaugh loafer?  There's a couple suede options there for me on the Shoebank, assuming I can go with my 65 last size.

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Is meltonin cream polish the same as AE cream polish? Same use and affect?
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@mdubya Not sure if you read my post from the other day, but I experienced the same exact thing with some Fifth Aves I recently received in the mail. On the Strand and McAllister, I am an 8C--fit is spot on. The Fifth Ave however, fit longer and wider in the same size....I feel like I could've fit an 8B or maybe even 7.5C. I changed my mind and returned them for a pair of Bourbon Strands instead.

Thanks for the reply.

 

Anyone else who owns both a Strand/McAllister and a Park/Fifth Avenue mind comparing the sole size or commenting on this? 

 

Looks like I might have to pass on ordering the 5th ave until I can try it on for size.

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Thanks for the reply.

 

Anyone else who owns both a Strand/McAllister and a Park/Fifth Avenue mind comparing the sole size or commenting on this? 

 

Looks like I might have to pass on ordering the 5th ave until I can try it on for size.


I own all four.  They are all the same fit.

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Anyone have experience with the Cavanaugh loafer?  There's a couple suede options there for me on the Shoebank, assuming I can go with my 65 last size.

I tried it on in my 5-last size, but it was too wide. I have a narrow foot (B) though which can make loafers tough to size. The length was good, so unfortunately I don't think I could get away with going a .5 size down to make it fit width wise.

Going to give the Patriot a try as I have heard it runs a bit narrow.

I apologize if that information isn't helpful.
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Can someone give me a comparison between the 65last and the 2592 hand sewn last?  I have my first 2 (of what I'm sure will be many more, I've already visited the 2 AE stores near me).  I've got the Olive and Navy Rush Streets in 10.5D.  And I am pretty happy with the fit.  I tend to like a bit more room (width and height) for my toes.  My feet measure at 10.5D both according to the paper sizer and the sizer in the store.  I've considered trying a 10.5E in the 65 last just to see if that gives me a bit more room for my pinky toe.  I'd like some loafers, and I understand that most of the loafers are a bit more narrow than the 65 last.  I'm specifically looking at a loafer on the 2592 hand sewn last which the ladies in both stores said run more narrow than the 65 last..  What do you think about the width of the 2592 vs 65 and is it worth trying a 10.5E vs 10.5D in the 2592?

 

I guess I should check out a shoe in the store based on the 2592 in 10.5E and that would settle it.

 

Thanks

 

My new Rush streets.

 

 

The rest of my shoes (not counting my vibram five fingers).  Fleuvogs, Hugo Boss, Magnanni and AE.  (there's no polish on the black Magnannis, I stripped it last night because I botched the last polish job I did with too much polish, have to polish again tonight or tomorrow after stripping them last night)

 

I'm also dying for a pair of cognac McTavishes, a pair or two of loafers and then I'll move on to some of the more formal models.


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@BoxSRS60

What the hell is that alien shoe in the top left?
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Breaking in my first, nowhere near last,pair of AE's. Hales bought on clearance. They feel excellent.

So, how is sitting with your Hales propped up "breaking them in"??😉
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Is there a Brooks Brothers version of the Patriot or any of AE's penny loafers?


In the retail stores they carry a BB version of the Randolph with a combo tap sole.  Bad news is I have never seen it stocked on shoebank, so my guess is that it is only available first quality.  But good news is with some of those 20-30% off sales they do, the price does go down a lot.  Nice shoes I will say.  No BB Patriot that I know of.

 

Thanks for the info. Though, I'm not a fan of the Randolph's full strap over its vamp.

 

Another question -- does anyone know if the ShoeBank has factory-second Swims? I'm thinking of buying a pair of boot overshoes.

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