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Like Father, like sons.
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I have a new pair of AE Park Avenues in Oxblood color.  What Saphir Polish color would be the best match for Oxblood?

 

 

 

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I find 7 to be much shorter than 1, and much wider. Can't believe you take the same size in the 2.
7 is longer for me but the toe tapers more. I would probably do better in a 10.5C. Haven't bothered to get truly dialed in. 2 feels great but pretty fitted width.
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After my first day with the Warwick, I'm a big fan. Burnished chili looks good on these.
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7 is longer for me but the toe tapers more. I would probably do better in a 10.5C. Haven't bothered to get truly dialed in. 2 feels great but pretty fitted width.

Uh oh. I know who to call when I want to sell shoes. Not too many of us.
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Couple 2.0s up on the web site: LeedsDundee; and MacNeil (all available in brown grain!)

Finally, brown Dundee in calf, and at only $295.
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Also, re: the MacNeil 2.0 - they failed to address the one design thing about it I can't stand - the way the eyestays come down all the way to the longwing. I think it looks clunky. I also don't like the way the "lifted" upper design makes the shoe even more crowded. They should have taken a page from Alden or Carmina and taken the scale of the shoes down a notch.

The walnut MacNeil, had it come with natural edge, would have been a slam dunk.
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Uh oh. I know who to call when I want to sell shoes. Not too many of us.

 

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Uh oh. I know who to call when I want to sell shoes. Not too many of us.


I'm another one... Though if it has an Indy lining and isnt shell, I'm a run of the mill 10.5 D

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I really have a thing for burgundy balmoral wing tips. But I am not sure if it is wise to purchase the McAlister or the Cambridge at this time.
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Cambridge. Don't look back. You know you want to anyway.😎
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Cambridge. Don't look back. You know you want to anyway.😎


I agree. It's killing me that I had my pair shipped out of state and won't be reunited with it for another month...

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I am in love with my first pair of AE shoes. They are Walnut Strands (seconds) in 10.5 3E. I always thought I was a size 12 until I was fitted at the Chicago AE store.

Anyway, I've worn them twice already, but the right shoe seems to be getting some wrinkles on the outside of the upper. Is this normal?


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Welcome to the forum!

 

And welcome to your financial ruin... I was in your shoes (Walnut Strand seconds, but a different size) a year ago, and now I have 20+ pairs of shoes (and have had 30+ total, but have bought/sold a fair number), ranging from AE, Alden, Carmina, and Vass, in all manner of leathers including an ever-growing shell cordovan collection... /facepalm

 

As far as your pair - it looks like the reason they are seconds is the difference in amount of toe burnishing between shoes? I would imagine that the wrinkling you're seeing would be considered a flaw on firsts, but for seconds they likely will consider that acceptable.

 

Congrats on your first pair - the Walnut Strand is one of AE's signature shoes.

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I am in love with my first pair of AE shoes. They are Walnut Strands (seconds) in 10.5 3E. I always thought I was a size 12 until I was fitted at the Chicago AE store.

Anyway, I've worn them twice already, but the right shoe seems to be getting some wrinkles on the outside of the upper. Is this normal?


 

My Mora 2.0 came with exactly the same flaws - same wrinkles, same burnishing issue...whatever, beautiful shoes, wear with pride....

 

And yes, Walnut Strands are a Gateway Drug, as were my Daltons.

 

Soon you may sell your own children for a pair of 1st's shell PAs :violin:

 

Stay real  :)

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What Washington DC Allen Edmonds retail location do you prefer?

I was wishing to try on a variety of lasts to really dial my size in across all available lasts. Would this be frowned upon if I have no intention of buying a pair that day? I will likely buy a shoe horn or something as a thank you for the fitting, but 1) I would most likely want to wait for a retail/Shoebank sale, and 2) I will have no room in my luggage for a shoe box.

Just don't want to offend the salesmen, but I really would like to take advantage of getting fitted by a "professional" across all of their lasts.
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My Mora 2.0 came with exactly the same flaws - same wrinkles, same burnishing issue...whatever, beautiful shoes, wear with pride....

And yes, Walnut Strands are a Gateway Drug, as were my Daltons.

Soon you may sell your own children for a pair of 1st's shell PAs musicboohoo%5B1%5D.gif

Stay real  smile.gif

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Welcome to the forum!

And welcome to your financial ruin... I was in your shoes (Walnut Strand seconds, but a different size) a year ago, and now I have 20+ pairs of shoes (and have had 30+ total, but have bought/sold a fair number), ranging from AE, Alden, Carmina, and Vass, in all manner of leathers including an ever-growing shell cordovan collection... /facepalm

As far as your pair - it looks like the reason they are seconds is the difference in amount of toe burnishing between shoes? I would imagine that the wrinkling you're seeing would be considered a flaw on firsts, but for seconds they likely will consider that acceptable.

Congrats on your first pair - the Walnut Strand is one of AE's signature shoes.

You guys aren't kidding about Strands being a gateway drug. I ordered my Merlot McAllisters the first day I wore the Strands to the office!

The toe discoloration and the wrinkles didn't actually appear until I used the AE Leather Lotion. I fear I might have used too much pressure on the toe cap, and that's why they look slightly diffferent. I polished them last night and it's hard to tell the difference now. But the wrinkles were not there until after I used the leather lotion.
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7 is longer for me but the toe tapers more. I would probably do better in a 10.5C. Haven't bothered to get truly dialed in. 2 feels great but pretty fitted width.


Uh oh. I know who to call when I want to sell shoes. Not too many of us.

 



A blessing and a curse to be of Mdubs size. smile.gif
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