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although the jeffersons are an upgrade of the mcallister basically... idk, i just fell in love with the mcallister more.  moreso chemistry i suppose.  sounds lame


Not really lame imo...I too much prefer the McAllister, in all ways, to the Jefferson.
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McGregor Monday.

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Does anyone have idea about this shoe called simply oxford ? I really don't need but didn't expect AE shoe so cheap. 

 

http://www.shoebank.com/FactorySecondInventory.php?STY=3144S&DIM=3E&SIZE=095

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I did try the current randolph while in the store too (burgundy since it's so sexy).

 

My feet worked well with the 79 last, and the low vamp didn't feel too constrained or unnatural.  I think I got lucky with my feet shape :p

 

 

 

Someone please give me a reason not to get this...

 

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Am I reading that correctly?  $645?

 

Take that money, go purchase a Saddleback leather briefcase that will likely be of higher quality.....take the remainder cash and buy a few pair of low priced Shoebank shoes, lol.

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Does anyone have idea about this shoe called simply oxford ? I really don't need but didn't expect AE shoe so cheap. 

 

http://www.shoebank.com/FactorySecondInventory.php?STY=3144S&DIM=3E&SIZE=095

 

It's an AE shoe, glued sole. Not recraftable.

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I did try the current randolph while in the store too (burgundy since it's so sexy).

 

My feet worked well with the 79 last, and the low vamp didn't feel too constrained or unnatural.  I think I got lucky with my feet shape :p

 

 

 

Someone please give me a reason not to get this...

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Am I reading that correctly?  $645?

 

Take that money, go purchase a Saddleback leather briefcase that will likely be of higher quality.....take the remainder cash and buy a few pair of low priced Shoebank shoes, lol.

I considered a duffel bag from Saddleback but it looked to ridged to me in the photos and was not all that keen on a 7 pound pre-load weight.I ordered a Filson and the Strand Duffel(second) and will decide which I keep once they arrive. At some point I will own something from Saddleback their stuff looks so damn cool...I have an AE briefcase that I got on sale and the craftsmanship is well done.

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That "oxford" if it's the one I'm thinking of, was ultra-wide in the toe box and felt cheap, not typical of AE quality.
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Wearing my new Big Sur in 95 degree weather 😃. Liking them a lot so far. I've always stayed away from the 1-511 but so far so good. If nothing else, getting these crazy finds at bcf lets you take a chance on lasts you're not sure of.

I have 2 nashuas, 7.5D. 7 anything I was touching the front. Maxfield 7D was quite tight but are breaking in well and I am wearing them quite often now.

I soooooooo desperately wanted one of those pairs of Maxfields to fit me, but alas, they were just too long in the toe box. BCF had every size AROUND my size EXCEPT my size. My sister though says there's a pair at the Queens Center Mall BCF that's in my range so I may pop out there to see 'em.

I DID find a gorgeous pair of Scottsdales on the 511G at the tough-as-nails Bronx BCF which unbelievably enough are a perfect fit with my custom orthotic—the only AEs I have that accommodate it. (They come with a removable "comfort" orthotic that once taken out, reveals a classic Allen Edmonds signature insole with the shoe name inscribed as usual—crazy!) I wear the orthotics specifically when I'm running, but I SHOULD wear them more when I'm just generally skulking about town. The Scottsdale is designed specifically (as is all the 511G last shoes) with the room for one, AND has a cushioning, black Vibram Gumlite sole. Which on the surface would make it ineligible for recrafting (even though it's a Port Washington-made shoe)...but as it turns out, it CAN be recrafted! Yay! It's a beautiful burgundy loose-grain leather and feels so damned comfy it's a sin.
Edited by misterellington - 7/21/15 at 4:19pm
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That "oxford" if it's the one I'm thinking of, was ultra-wide in the toe box and felt cheap, not typical of AE quality.

Yeah...I've seen that one at BCF also—it's part of their diffusion "AE" Made In The Dominican Republic line. Not eligible for recrafting and more of a general width D/M glued-sole shoe designed for low-cost/lowest common denominator fit/comfort.

Not a "bad" shoe, but...nowhere NEAR as well made as the welted, recraftable gear from the Port Washington factory.
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Swung by a local AE retail store today - a few new and interesting things were there:

 

  • Two new styles of loafer - a blue and a brown rough/grain penny loafer on a brown cork sole (kind of like the Alden neocork sole on the Indy) - the Northridge or Northfield or something. Looked mildly interesting - $175, AE line (DR made)
  • A boat-shoe boot - four or five eyelets, ankle boot, with boat shoe laces and a boat shoe side lace hole thing. Also AE/DR - a bit odd.
  • The new First Avenue in Brown Grain - this new grain is a tighter grain, more like a scotch grain (although not as fine/tight as the Brooks Brothers MacNeil grain). On Dainite, contrasting antique midsole - looks great. Definitely a winner there.
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I DID find a gorgeous pair of Scottsdales on the 511G at the tough-as-nails Bronx BCF
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It's a beautiful brrgundy pebble-grain leather and feels so damned comfy it's a sin.
Burgundy pebble grain? This I must see, any pictures? Damn, I might have to start making the trip down more often just to haunt the Burlington Coat Factory (although I might give the Bronx one a miss...).
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@JSO - saw those last week. The two DR styles didn't look too good.

don't forget about the Cornwallis, stugis 2 & Normandy 😃
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I did try the current randolph while in the store too (burgundy since it's so sexy).

My feet worked well with the 79 last, and the low vamp didn't feel too constrained or unnatural.  I think I got lucky with my feet shape tongue.gif



Someone please give me a reason not to get this...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Am I reading that correctly?  $645?

Take that money, go purchase a Saddleback leather briefcase that will likely be of higher quality.....take the remainder cash and buy a few pair of low priced Shoebank shoes, lol.
I considered a duffel bag from Saddleback but it looked to ridged to me in the photos and was not all that keen on a 7 pound pre-load weight.I ordered a Filson and the Strand Duffel(second) and will decide which I keep once they arrive. At some point I will own something from Saddleback their stuff looks so damn cool...I have an AE briefcase that I got on sale and the craftsmanship is well done.

Which briefcase do you have? My SA found me some 3" ones so he's bringing them in. Along with the Strand messenger bag. Loved the duffle but need it to come down some.
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Someone please give me a reason not to get this...

 

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If you have your heart set on that particular bag, wait for the next sale - AE marks its bags down pretty often.  If you're truly patient and get a little bit lucky, you might eventually find it on clearance at 50% off.

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I did try the current randolph while in the store too (burgundy since it's so sexy).

My feet worked well with the 79 last, and the low vamp didn't feel too constrained or unnatural.  I think I got lucky with my feet shape tongue.gif



Someone please give me a reason not to get this...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Am I reading that correctly?  $645?

Take that money, go purchase a Saddleback leather briefcase that will likely be of higher quality.....take the remainder cash and buy a few pair of low priced Shoebank shoes, lol.
I considered a duffel bag from Saddleback but it looked to ridged to me in the photos and was not all that keen on a 7 pound pre-load weight.I ordered a Filson and the Strand Duffel(second) and will decide which I keep once they arrive. At some point I will own something from Saddleback their stuff looks so damn cool...I have an AE briefcase that I got on sale and the craftsmanship is well done.

Which briefcase do you have? My SA found me some 3" ones so he's bringing them in. Along with the Strand messenger bag. Loved the duffle but need it to come down some.

I believe I have the nuemok bag...I have to check and will post a pic
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