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Sir - those are absolutely fantastic.  Well done.

Thank you, NewYawker! These were my first shell shoes, they have easily seen the most wear of all my AEs and I am really enjoying watching their color evolve. They have seen a bit of VSC here and there, but it's mostly been damp wipes and relentless brushing.
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Brown Strands today.
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THIS.  I wore my Park Ave's all day at a wedding on Saturday and my feet were hurting by the end of the night... granted this was only the 2nd time I wore them, but just looking at that picture of the Harrison hurts my feet.  It's a higher quality than the Park Ave, but definitely not the right last for my feet - nice price at $177 at the shoebank though if it does work for your feet

 

Good point about the seconds pricing. It's worth a shot for anyone in need of such a shoe. I own a pair of 5th Aves and while it's not my favorite shoe, it's my go to for funerals.

 

For any other event, I'm increasingly inclined not to care. It's a rare wedding I attend where some distant cousin of the bride doesn't show up in acid wash jeans. I just attended an event this afternoon where everyone was wearing their black, midnight-blue, and navy pin-stripe suits. Know what? I'm not a banker and it was a noon-time event, I wasn't getting into a stuffy suit. I left my bespoke suit in the closet... threw on chinos, a blazer, pocket square, and burgundy Macneils. No regrets. Pretty sure that's how I'm going to dress the next time I interview, too.

 

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Actually I have a pair on right now and in a 9D they are roomier than the Park Ave all around. The toe box is generous and the lacing gap is much smaller brand new than 5 last shoes ever are for me. 

 

I've never seen a chisel toe that hasn't been incredibly painful, but I wear a 3E and have a tall forefoot. Granted, I haven't tried the 333 -- yet, but I'm not optimistic. The 809 and 234 lasts are a bit too short in the forefoot and the 97 is just weird. The only lasts I can fearlessly order are the 2, 5, and 511.

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I've never seen a chisel toe that hasn't been incredibly painful, but I wear a 3E and have a tall forefoot. Granted, I haven't tried the 333 -- yet, but I'm not optimistic. The 809 and 234 lasts are a bit too short in the forefoot and the 97 is just weird. The only lasts I can fearlessly order are the 2, 5, and 511.

 

I'd give it a shot sometime in person if you can. I know they have the 333 last in 3E. The 5 last I usually get in an E width, but D width for most other shoes.  2, 511, and 97 I get tightness in my toes in D widths so the 333 might indeed be a little roomier. I think it's a last that people have less experience with, but all the 333 shoes I've tried have been a really, really good fit. 

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I just saw at Jos AB the Boardrooms their version of the Park Ave. for $258 plus a 20%for a final of $218 first quality of course. This beats shoebank seconds by a lot specially for those looking for non shell great shoes for a rainy day.  

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Actually I have a pair on right now and in a 9D they are roomier than the Park Ave all around. The toe box is generous and the lacing gap is much smaller brand new than 5 last shoes ever are for me. 
I agree. I have a pair of rutledge that are just as comfortable or better than my park aves. Your toe doesn't go to the end of the chisel so it fits fine. I have since moved onto carmina at the current price point and their chisel toe are acommodating as well.
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I've never seen a chisel toe that hasn't been incredibly painful, but I wear a 3E and have a tall forefoot. Granted, I haven't tried the 333 -- yet, but I'm not optimistic. The 809 and 234 lasts are a bit too short in the forefoot and the 97 is just weird. The only lasts I can fearlessly order are the 2, 5, and 511.

I'd give it a shot sometime in person if you can. I know they have the 333 last in 3E. The 5 last I usually get in an E width, but D width for most other shoes.  2, 511, and 97 I get tightness in my toes in D widths so the 333 might indeed be a little roomier. I think it's a last that people have less experience with, but all the 333 shoes I've tried have been a really, really good fit. 

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Actually I have a pair on right now and in a 9D they are roomier than the Park Ave all around. The toe box is generous and the lacing gap is much smaller brand new than 5 last shoes ever are for me. 
I agree. I have a pair of rutledge that are just as comfortable or better than my park aves. Your toe doesn't go to the end of the chisel so it fits fine. I have since moved onto carmina at the current price point and their chisel toe are acommodating as well.
I own the Rutledge and Larchmont - no worries. I made the mistake of going down a half size because of the elongated chiseled last and wound up getting TTS...it was perfect after break in. I would choose Harrison before PA, but I'm thin and tall - don't want a stumpy looking shoe with slim cut or tailored suits. At $177 for independence line, it's worth a roll of the dice and $10 restock fee... Looking at the Harrison in walnut myself. Could have some fun changing it's color.
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I own the Rutledge and Larchmont - no worries. I made the mistake of going down a half size because of the elongated chiseled last and wound up getting TTS...it was perfect after break in. I would choose Harrison before PA, but I'm thin and tall - don't want a stumpy looking shoe with slim cut or tailored suits. At $177 for independence line, it's worth a roll of the dice and $10 restock fee... Looking at the Harrison in walnut myself. Could have some fun changing it's color.

I have to agree. I picked up a pair of seconds Harrison's. They are the most comfortable shoe I have. They are roomier in the toe box than the 65 last.
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Have a few pair of odenwalds being shipped in for some sizing. Hoping the B34 last will be a keeper...first time I tried it on I loved iT but not remembering the size for sure
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Walnut Wednesday, these are starting to show some real character.






I hope everyone's week is going well, as always.


Love the different shades in the first photo!  Were these MTO?  I just ordered a pair in brown shell, but I wish walnut shell was a standard option

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Trying to decide between a pair Rutledge from the Shoebank or the Boardroom or Nathan from Jos A Bank sale. Is the Rutledge that much nicer to take the risk on seconds?
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My milkshake suede Leeds came arrived today. I'm happy with them for chinos and jeans. Nice casual shoe. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Those look really nice! Hope you got 'em with the recent sale coupon.
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Epic fail for me yesterday. Had on my olive rush street and was just getting into the car when I decided I just couldn't go to work with them. Switched to my black hills. Swung by the store to talk to my SM - even he busted my balls, wondering how I could ever get olive when I couldn't get grey cloud 😣

Call me clueless..... why couldn't you wear the Olive RS and what is the grey cloud reference? The Olive RS are high on my list.
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Well, the snow has melted here in St. Louis!  More importantly we've had a few good rains to wash away all the salt.  I was finally able to take out my new Burgundy Patriot Penny loafers this week:  Does anyone know if these are considered "wheeled"? It looks like to me, but I thought that was an independence collection feature. Maybe wheeling is different?

 

 

 

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