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I had the same sizing issue with my very first AEs (Strand). I went with my regular shoe size 9.5 and went up on width E, since the 5 last is narrow, and the fit was almost exactly like yours. So, I went to my local AE Store in Manhattan and got professionally fitted. It turned out that my feet are size 10.5 C (or D if I'd like to be able to wear semi-thick socks). So, on the 5/65 last I wear a 10 E. I'd advise that you have your feet professionally fitted. If you don't have an AE store near you, you can go to other shoe stores, like Cole Haan, where they also do professional shoe fitting.

I have to go with an E width on 65 last balmorals for the same reason. Other lasts and brands, I can do a D and still close the laces. I appreciate the extra toe room though, and the 65 has a tight enough heel. 

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Thanks, Kahuna and NewYawker. NewYawker, I will check out those threads you mentioned.

:cheers: Pick up the book "Handmade Shoe for Men" by Laszlo Vass if you're interested in learning more about shoe construction.  I know I recently mentioned it in a thread, not sure if it was this one.  Its a great resource - they still make their shoes by hand.

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Received #8 shell MacNeils today from @peppercorn78. Taking a couple more deliveries next week and I'll do an updated family shot.

 

His feet, not mine... I'll get my own photos up soon!

 

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Ha! I thought that carpet looked familiar.

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Ha! I thought that carpet looked familiar.

 

The carpet looks better with a natural welt  :)

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The carpet looks better with a natural welt  smile.gif
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The carpet looks better with a natural welt  :)

 

Natural welt? I thought these shoes were Navy and Black. :devil:

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Did anyone ever buy the Long Branch in distressed teak? please post a pic.

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Colors are great here, but the photos unfortunately reaffirm in my mind how terribly shaped AE shoes on the 5 last truly are.  I love the brand to death, but refuse to own some of the more popular models (Strand, PA/FA, etc) because of how funny looking the 5 last is.

 



The Jefferson does look a bit odd in this pic I'll admit. It was just to show the lacing gap for the most part. Other angles it looked great.

What is the most attractive last for you? I agree its a shame all the popular models are on the 5 last.

 

I love the 108 last.  Not only does it fit me best, but it just looks the best to my eye.  

 

Not a fan of the 333 last, though.  It sort of swings the pendulum too far in the other direction (away from the 5 last).  A bit too elongated.

 

I find the 108 to be the most aesthetically pleasing.

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Went to the mother shoebank store today.  Almost bought a pair of chromexcel oak streets, just couldnt pull the trigger.  I have to sleep on it.  Only flaw I saw was a crease in the toe cap, but I dont care.

 

 

^ Like I said, the place can be a little daunting.  Boxes and boxes of shoes.  The first time I went I didnt know nearly enough names to know what I was looking for.  

I didnt want to snap too many pics and I was the only one there and there were like 4 salespeople there.

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Went to the mother shoebank store today.  Almost bought a pair of chromexcel oak streets, just couldnt pull the trigger.  I have to sleep on it.  Only flaw I saw was a crease in the toe cap, but I dont care.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

^ Like I said, the place can be a little daunting.  Boxes and boxes of shoes.  The first time I went I didnt know nearly enough names to know what I was looking for.  

I didnt want to snap too many pics and I was the only one there and there were like 4 salespeople there.

 

Looks awesome. I definitely want to make it out to the Shoebank/PW factory someday. 

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Looks awesome. I definitely want to make it out to the Shoebank/PW factory someday. 

I live like 30 minutes away... I musta driven past the place a thousand times without realizing what it was (and not yet being into nice footwear)

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Picked up a pair of Navy Pier from eBay. Like new.
Great thing about living in LA - 70s in February.






Edited by chrisleduc1 - 2/27/15 at 4:37pm
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Come on people we need to know the names of the shoes when posting pics:)
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Come on people we need to know the names of the shoes when posting pics:)
He's right.
Knowing the names of our shoes is what separates us from the animals.
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