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@BoxSRS60

What the hell is that alien shoe in the top left?

Fleuvog Supervog

 

Here's a better pic borrowed from the web

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Today is old school. These are Sanfords in the late 1990s early 2000s Bourbon.


Chris

These are really spectacular!  What's the closest current shoe to something like this.  I love the contrast of the piping, laces and soles to the light uppers.

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Originally Posted by BoxSRS60 View Post

Fleuvog Supervog

Here's a better pic borrowed from the web

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Originally Posted by RichieP View Post
 

 

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. 

Don't worry about being "all over the map" - I can be that way too.  A little surprised that you would dismiss the Dalton if you are still interested some of those others you mentioned - I think they are the same height (?).  The shell strands are very nice but I would put them way beyond casual :)  As much as I love the McTavish, I can see what you mean by clown shoes.  The Neumok, though, is anything but...it's pretty "lean and mean".  Nordstrom has their own exclusive color (I believe they call it acorn) which is very nice, but like you said, if it was between that or the Rush Street, I think the Rush Street wins hands down.  Loafers can be tough - no love for the Firenze, huh?  I thought the Lucca fit me so well I actually bought two pairs at once.  If I think of anything else I will let you know.

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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.


My 65 last size did not work on this - length was too short.  Had to go up 0.5 in length.  Never tried the Patriot so couldn't comment on that.

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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.


Two comments -

1. Going by memory (been a while), from trying the Rye I think I took the same size as in the 65.  The 2592 was like the 114, except the 114 was too short in length, while the 2592 had like a drop of extra room that it just put it to the point where the length would work.  I would not call it narrower than the 65 by any means, I would probably say wider.

 

2. Get those vibrams into the picture front and center - they are the most comfortable shoes ever made.

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Originally Posted by BoxSRS60 View Post
 

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.

 

Do you happen to work for Ringling Brothers?

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You guys are harsh!
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Originally Posted by BoxSRS60 View Post
 

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.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

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)

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

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.

 

Do you happen to work for Ringling Brothers?

 

Ha....Hey @BoxSRS60  don't let these guys get to you! I am a known two tone shoe whore....AE Broadstreets are among my favorites and I have the AE Heritage converted to regular shoe..plus a terrible venture into a MTO with a red and tan AE...that I had to re-color...LOL I have the Blue Rush St, Blue Neumok, and Olive Nuemok.....

 

Actually one of my next purchase may be finally breaking down and getting an Alden Longwing shoe in two tone brown leather...

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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

Is there a Brooks Brothers version of the Patriot or any of AE's penny loafers?


The Duke is made for BB as well. Some football grain. Made in DR as well despite what the website says. Also they do a Kenwood I believe, but kind funky welt colors, blue and green. 

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Football-Leather-Penny-Loafers/MH00348,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00348_Color=BRWN&contentpos=2&cgid=0522

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Tumbled-Leather-Popped-Midsole-Penny-Loafers/MH00370,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00370_Color=BRWN&contentpos=7&cgid=0522

 

and on sale, Only a few bucks more for firsts. Wonder if they were available during the private sale, that would have been sweet.

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Allen-Edmonds-Beef-Roll-Pebble-Penny-Loafers/MH00131,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00131_Color=BLCK&contentpos=15&cgid=0522

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I was just looking at the BB website - is that the Grayson they have on there?  I never saw that in the B&M store.


Thats an Alden tassel loafer. New addition I think. But I don't browse the loafers much. 

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Originally Posted by csmitty View Post


The Duke is made for BB as well. Some football grain. Made in DR as well despite what the website says. Also they do a Kenwood I believe, but kind funky welt colors, blue and green. 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Football-Leather-Penny-Loafers/MH00348,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00348_Color=BRWN&contentpos=2&cgid=0522

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Tumbled-Leather-Popped-Midsole-Penny-Loafers/MH00370,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00370_Color=BRWN&contentpos=7&cgid=0522

and on sale, Only a few bucks more for firsts. Wonder if they were available during the private sale, that would have been sweet.

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Allen-Edmonds-Beef-Roll-Pebble-Penny-Loafers/MH00131,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00131_Color=BLCK&contentpos=15&cgid=0522

I believe the BB "Duke" is not made in the DR. If you look at that picture, you will see the thread welting and heel nails, which they only do in port Washington. The AE Duke has a vibram rubber sole that is completely cemented.
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Originally Posted by BoxSRS60 View Post


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!

 

Thanks.  They both came pretty uniform so I used the AE neutral premium polish and AE neutral wax.  The toe seemed to darken and shine up better than the rest of the shoe.

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Originally Posted by RichieP View Post
 

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 ordered the blue and chocolate suede in 11.5 E instead of 11.5 D because I thought they were on the same last as the Rye N.Y. which did not fit in my normal 11.5 D.  They are too wide and my heel slips out.  They are on clearance but I'm hoping my SA can find the right size.

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