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As you know, the Harrison is built on the 333 last. I have both the University and the Flatiron which are also on the 333 last and I really love the longer squared off toe, but I don't find the need to go with a shorter length. I wear a 9D in the 333 last and the 8 last and both fit my foot perfectly. As compared to the 5 last, I wear either a 9D or 9E depending on the style. So for my foot the length is the same, but the 5 last width is more narrow than the 333 or 8 last.

 

I find that the balmoral brogue 5 last styles like the McAllister and Strand don't stretch/give as much in the width as the 5 last blucher or non-brogue styles and so for the 5 last balmoral brogue styles a 9E fits my foot so much better than a 9D.

 

Sorry for the rambling answer. 

 

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I think this explanation was absolutely accurate.  Myself, I have to go with the same width between 333 and 65 just because going to an E sort of makes the whole shoe too roomy but agree the balmoral 65 styles definitely don't stretch much, like he said.  Wanted to add though that something like the Neumok (balmoral 65 with a more flexible leather) do have that extra give, so wouldn't recommend the width change for something like that.

 

Thanks for the info. Just placed an order for a pair of black Harrisons. I might end up selling my Brooks Park Ave. if the Harrisons fit better.

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Oh well, moot point about the Daltons at Nordstroms. Just checked the website and they are back up to full price.
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Tan McTavish today...

Great minds think alike.
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Bourbon Kenis today. Paired with khakis here, but I think these look great with jeans too, @lvrpl.  

 

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Bourbon Kenis today. Paired with khakis here, but I think these look great with jeans too, @lvrpl
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Awesome. Kennies FTW. Really boggles the mind why these got canceled.
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I know I am in the extreme minority here on Styleforum, but I do not like the Kennilworth. At all. And the love they get around here is really suprising.

It's almost as surprising as the love for the Eagle County, and the Leeds. I just dont get it, but clearly everyone else seems to!
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I know I am in the extreme minority here on Styleforum, but I do not like the Kennilworth. At all. And the love they get around here is really suprising.

It's almost as surprising as the love for the Eagle County, and the Leeds. I just dont get it, but clearly everyone else seems to!

That's fair enough! I happen to like all 3 of those styles. Which ones are your cup of tea?
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Looking at them on the AE website, I would agree. The Leeds and Kenilworth come off as 'meh' and the Eagle County looks plain awful. Now, go look at the same 3 models on the MTO thread and you may have a completely different impression. Some of the Eagle County make ups changed that boot from a frumpy looking disaster into something quite elegant. The simplicity of the Leeds and Kenilworth make them ideal for showing off unique leathers. I also like what members have done with custom soles and lighter edge dressings. That gives the shoes character that the stock dark brown edges lack.
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post

I know I am in the extreme minority here on Styleforum, but I do not like the Kennilworth. At all. And the love they get around here is really suprising.

It's almost as surprising as the love for the Eagle County, and the Leeds. I just dont get it, but clearly everyone else seems to!
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post

I know I am in the extreme minority here on Styleforum, but I do not like the Kennilworth. At all. And the love they get around here is really suprising.

It's almost as surprising as the love for the Eagle County, and the Leeds. I just dont get it, but clearly everyone else seems to!

I agree with you on all three, I just think most of us hold our tongues so as not to ruin somebody's day! I am also assuming you mean Eagle County with the white sole. When done with a leather or dainite sole they are beautiful.
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Looking at them on the AE website, I would agree. The Leeds and Kenilworth come off as 'meh' and the Eagle County looks plain awful. Now, go look at the same 3 models on the MTO thread and you may have a completely different impression. Some of the Eagle County make ups changed that boot from a frumpy looking disaster into something quite elegant. The simplicity of the Leeds and Kenilworth make them ideal for showing off unique leathers. I also like what members have done with custom soles and lighter edge dressings. That gives the shoes character that the stock dark brown edges lack.

 

 

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I agree with you on all three, I just think most of us hold our tongues so as not to ruin somebody's day! I am also assuming you mean Eagle County with the white sole. When done with a leather or dainite sole they are beautiful.

 

Wow, I really do not understand the hate on the original EC. It's a fantastic jean boot and I do also like the dressier MTO variations. Far from a "frumpy disaster" imo but everyone has different tastes. 

 

Keeping in mind I could never justify them at full retail, I was able to get mine as seconds for $127 in the winter of 2013 during their first unsuccessful run.

 

 

 

 

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I have the kenilworth in brown and they are simple and sleek. To each his own though. Funny enough even though they are on last 5 I had to size down .5 from my normal 5 last
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I've seen quite a few people talking about the Harrison recently.  Where is everyone buying them?  Shoebank?

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Wow, I really do not understand the hate on the original EC. It's a fantastic jean boot and I do also like the dressier MTO variations. Far from a "frumpy disaster" imo but everyone has different tastes. 

 

Keeping in mind I could never justify them at full retail, I was able to get mine as seconds for $127 in the winter of 2013 during their first unsuccessful run.

 

 

 

 

 

EC Looking amazing with jeans!!

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Could it be that some folks prefer the flash of broguing, pinking, wingtips, medallions, etc? I dig all that stuff, but have started to also appreciate the simplicity of chukkas and PTBs, etc, edpecily when the leather has texture like suede or shell, or depth of burnishing.

I like it all, though. It's good to have options and variety.
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Could it be that some folks prefer the flash of broguing, pinking, wingtips, medallions, etc? I dig all that stuff, but have started to also appreciate the simplicity of chukkas and PTBs, etc, edpecily when the leather has texture like suede or shell, or depth of burnishing.

I like it all, though. It's good to have options and variety.

For me, I'd say it's the 5 last coupled with the design. The 5 last has a traditional/conservative cut, that seems contrary to the sleek design of the Kenilworth and Leed. I think if both models were released on the 8 last AE would have winners in my book. This being the case, I still like the Kenilworh as the design slims the silhouette of the 5 last.
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