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Several handsewns are made in Port Washington, including the Cavanaugh and Kenwood.

Ah ok, then. I'll amend. Who wants to spend $300 on a boat shoe?
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Before you put them away, I'd probably try wearing them at home for an extended period first - I had an arch/instep issue with the right boot that, on hindsight probably would have been a deal breaker for me but they sort of finally "broke in" ok, but only after a TON of wear.

It's a tough sell to be walking around in them when it's 95 out today. But I guess I can give it a go this week.
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Ah ok, then. I'll amend. Who wants to spend $300 on a boat shoe?

Agreed. The Maritimes and Kirkwoods are beautiful high quality boat shoes that cost significantly less than anything else that isn't garbage like the classics perry line. For me, once you start going over $200 or so, it becomes less worth it to purchase a pair of boatshoes.
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Ah ok, then. I'll amend. Who wants to spend $300 on a boat shoe?


c'mon man.  the kenwood is $250. with a cheaper boat shoe sole, i can't imagine it would be prohibitively more expensive.  the maritime/kirkwood are $175.  that isn't exactly cheap for a boat shoe.  

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Since the Gobi (or Gobi 2) has been calling my name, I am looking to get the collective wisdom of this thread on sizing:

- For my McAllister, Dundee, Leeds, I wear 10D.
- For my Dalton, I tried on 10D but found the widest part tight so I got a pair of 10.5D even though 10E would probably do.
- For Amok, I have a pair in 10D, but it is tight at the widest part. A 10E is probably the right fit.
- For McTavish, I have a pair in 9.5D but it is tight in the toe area.
- For Alden Barrie last, I wear 9.5D.

So for Gobi, given that the consensus is that they fit large, should I go with 9.5D?

TIA.
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I would go with a 10D.  If you have decent toe room in the 511 last could probably drop to 9.5D.  

 

I have ample toe room in the 511 in 9D.  I took a 8.5D in the Gobi and it is a better fit length wise.  I would like to try a 511 now in 8.5D I think it would be just fine. 

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c'mon man.  the kenwood is $250. with a cheaper boat shoe sole, i can't imagine it would be prohibitively more expensive.  the maritime/kirkwood are $175.  that isn't exactly cheap for a boat shoe.  

Ok, I hear you. But here's some perspective for you, the kenwood uppers (just like all AE uppers except MTOs, shell, and Indies) are still cut and sewn in the DR factory. Is it worth the surcharge for you just to have the soles bonded in Port Washington.

Also, keep in mind that the Maritime is made with much higher quality leather than most boat shoes.

(PS, I really don't care one way or the other, just playing devils advocate)
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Ok, I hear you. But here's some perspective for you, the kenwood uppers (just like all AE uppers except MTOs, shell, and Indies) are still cut and sewn in the DR factory. Is it worth the surcharge for you just to have the soles bonded in Port Washington.

Also, keep in mind that the Maritime is made with much higher quality leather than most boat shoes.

(PS, I really don't care one way or the other, just playing devils advocate)


i've seen that mentioned but never knew it to be fact.  if it is, that would cause me to part further from AE purchases, yes.  but also yes, it is worth it to me to know at least part of my investment goes toward american manufacturing.

 

i know the quality is higher than most, but i'm comparing to the likes of rancourt which is what i wear today.  

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i've seen that mentioned but never knew it to be fact.  if it is, that would cause me to part further from AE purchases, yes.  but also yes, it is worth it to me to know at least part of my investment goes toward american manufacturing.

i know the quality is higher than most, but i'm comparing to the likes of rancourt which is what i wear today.  

Paul Grangaard himself confirmed it in one of the two Reddit AMAs that he's done. But there still is a size able US manufacturing operation involved in their shoe production. Way larger than any other American apparel company, I think.

I would say Rancourt is definitely higher quality. But less readily available. And also not available in as many sizes and widths (not wide enough for my feet, for example).
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Rancourt is definitely the way to go. A local store here in Cincinnati recently started carrying them and the construction looks really good. I havent purchased yet, but will be soon after handling them in person. Definite upgrade on AE from my perspective in terms of quality. I cant comment on fit and comfort yet, but will report back once I place my order.

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@peppercorn78 did you get any pairs of Maritimes or Kirkwoods?  I'm curious on the sizing.  I've heard some folks say get the same as you would normally wear (in strands or PAs) and I've heard others (including a SA in Chicago) say go down a half size.  Of course they have no 10 3Es or 10.5 3Es in my local store.

 

I have a pair of 10.5 3Es coming (quoted 6 weeks) but I'm considering trying to get a pair of Navy Blue in 10 3E...

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@peppercorn78 did you get any pairs of Maritimes or Kirkwoods?  I'm curious on the sizing.  I've heard some folks say get the same as you would normally wear (in strands or PAs) and I've heard others (including a SA in Chicago) say go down a half size.  Of course they have no 10 3Es or 10.5 3Es in my local store.

 

I have a pair of 10.5 3Es coming (quoted 6 weeks) but I'm considering trying to get a pair of Navy Blue in 10 3E...

 

 

Half down from Brannock imo on the Maritime.

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@peppercorn78
did you get any pairs of Maritimes or Kirkwoods?  I'm curious on the sizing.  I've heard some folks say get the same as you would normally wear (in strands or PAs) and I've heard others (including a SA in Chicago) say go down a half size.  Of course they have no 10 3Es or 10.5 3Es in my local store.

I have a pair of 10.5 3Es coming (quoted 6 weeks) but I'm considering trying to get a pair of Navy Blue in 10 3E...

Nah, I don't really do boat shoes or beef roll loafers. I usually just wear sneakers with shorts.

Plus, I just spent (net) 175$ on these babies:

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Anyone have Chili Rogues in the wild, in the sun specifically...  Is the toe more rounded than the 65?  I hope not.

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