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Awesome.

I hadn't seen that.  Thanks for sharing.

Glad to be to able to give back to the thread that has taken so much closet space from me!
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Originally Posted by mrfixit View Post

Awesome.

I hadn't seen that.  Thanks for sharing.

Glad to be to able to give back to the thread that has taken so much closet space from me!

I don't understand why (because it doesn't make sense), but I feel mildly famous for having something I posted on reddit getting linked to on SF, haha.
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Question: can I predict that the fit for the McAllister will be the same as for the Strand? I realize they're both on the 5 last. I wear a 9.5D in the strand and the fit is pretty good, perhaps just a touch tight. Yet, I purchased the Park Avenue without trying it on and find the fit crosses over into legitimately too tight. I was surprised by this, as again, both are on the same last. Both my Strand and my Park Avenue are Brooks Brothers models, btw. So will I be taking another risk if I order the McAllister without trying it on first?
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Question: can I predict that the fit for the McAllister will be the same as for the Strand? I realize they're both on the 5 last. I wear a 9.5D in the strand and the fit is pretty good, perhaps just a touch tight. Yet, I purchased the Park Avenue without trying it on and find the fit crosses over into legitimately too tight. I was surprised by this, as again, both are on the same last. Both my Strand and my Park Avenue are Brooks Brothers models, btw. So will I be taking another risk if I order the McAllister without trying it on first?

 

To add to this, my Park Avenues have never been as comfortable as my Strands, and I had assumed they were essentially the same shoe.

 

If others could share their experience I would like to know what I will think of the Fifth Avenue, which is on my todo list next time it's discounted, if I can hold out that long.

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My next AE purchase will likely be the Dundee in brown shell, but @Burzan's rework on his Leeds has me thinking... I really like the look of Alden's antique edging, and love their cigar chukka boot with it.  I was just curious if anyone reworked the AE edging to mimic the look for antique edging?  Or does AE have a similar look that could be requested when recrafted?  I think this would look great on the Dundee

 

Stock AE Dundee photo:

Alden cigar chukka with antique edging:

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I apologize in advance for this noob question.  But are the BB/JAB AE shoes made to the same quality as the AE shoes they directly sell?  I understand there may be style differences.

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Wore the khaki grain McTavishes today........

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I apologize in advance for this noob question.  But are the BB/JAB AE shoes made to the same quality as the AE shoes they directly sell?  I understand there may be style differences.
Yes. Style differences usually include poron insoles, a different sole, and/or a different last -- but they're made to the same standards, on the same production lines, by the same people.
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My next AE purchase will likely be the Dundee in brown shell, but @Burzan
's rework on his Leeds has me thinking... I really like the look of Alden's antique edging, and love their cigar chukka boot with it.  I was just curious if anyone reworked the AE edging to mimic the look for antique edging?  Or does AE have a similar look that could be requested when recrafted?  I think this would look great on the Dundee

Stock AE Dundee photo:


Alden cigar chukka with antique edging:


You could get the natural edge from sanding away the edge dressing until a rewelting is needed... and then get a natural welt to complete the look.
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I own all three. They're all on the same last, but I find my Fifth Avenues are more comfortable than my Park Avenues, and my Strands are significantly more comfortable than both of them.
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To add to this, my Park Avenues have never been as comfortable as my Strands, and I had assumed they were essentially the same shoe.

 

If others could share their experience I would like to know what I will think of the Fifth Avenue, which is on my todo list next time it's discounted, if I can hold out that long.

I am having the same situation with Strand vs. McAllister.  I've had the Strands for a couple of months, and they are barely just now feeling wearable.  On the other hand, the McAllisters are perfect right out of the box this week, worn only once.  Admittedly the Strands are seconds and McAllisters are firsts, but I don't know if this makes any difference.

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Yes. Style differences usually include poron insoles, a different sole, and/or a different last -- but they're made to the same standards, on the same production lines, by the same people.


Really? I was looking at what I thought were BB version of the Fifth aves, and they look kind of sloppy when you zoom in - especially in the brogue area.

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Perforated-Captoes/MH00024,default,pd.html

 

Edited to add link.

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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post

My next AE purchase will likely be the Dundee in brown shell, but @Burzan
's rework on his Leeds has me thinking... I really like the look of Alden's antique edging, and love their cigar chukka boot with it.  I was just curious if anyone reworked the AE edging to mimic the look for antique edging?  Or does AE have a similar look that could be requested when recrafted?  I think this would look great on the Dundee
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Stock AE Dundee photo:


Alden cigar chukka with antique edging:


Medium Brown Transparent with Chili Welt is the closest to Antique in my opinion.

Brown Shell with Medium Brown Transparent Edges.


Cappuccino Shell with Light Brown Transparent Edging.


The light brown transparent is nice, but I don't like the heel area on it.

-Mike
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You could get the natural edge from sanding away the edge dressing until a rewelting is needed... and then get a natural welt to complete the look.

Good idea, but I wouldn't trust myself with sand paper with any of my shoes/boots... haha  :)

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Medium Brown Transparent with Chili Welt is the closest to Antique in my opinion.

Brown Shell with Medium Brown Transparent Edges.


Cappuccino Shell with Light Brown Transparent Edging.


The light brown transparent is nice, but I don't like the heel area on it.

-Mike

I think the medium brown transparent edges would be a good/close enough route!  Can this be requested with a recraft?

 

And great makeups on both of those! :)

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see that link i just quoted.  you can edit the shoebank links with the style code of JAB/BB/RL seconds and check availability that way.  pics included.  pretty neat.

 

see here as well.  enter size and width and links are generated for you.  not a comprehensive list but a time saver nonetheless.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M08CDI15VxoyZSHmXJtBDgnNhACwRqa8Z9_dkup4YpY/edit?pli=1#gid=0

That is awesome!  Sometimes I just don't want to "bother" the SA.

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