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Originally Posted by lastdonb View Post

Just received my Strands from the factory store (seconds), 9 1/2 C , which is what I normally wear in most AE's (sometimes a D). The amount of space I have at the laces is quite a bit more than yours, should the spacing on my shoes be closer, like yours? Do I need a wider shoe? Their snug now, but not uncomfortable.

 

Thanks

 

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I wear an 11B, so I've got a pretty narrow foot.  I would guess once you break them in that they will come closer together.

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Any thoughts about using this on the Navy Neumok and the walnut Strand?

 

https://www.obenaufs.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=20&product_id=30


That stuff looks like it would be awesome for leather that see's the elements.  I might pick that up for my winter-weather boots (and maybe the Daltons that I get).

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That stuff looks like it would be awesome for leather that see's the elements.  I might pick that up for my winter-weather boots (and maybe the Daltons that I get).

 

I live in New England, so anything I wear sees the winter! Do you think that would be okay for the Neumoks? 

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A recent picture of my Strands while at work.

 

 

 

I've been going back and forth on what boots to get......the wife and I are going to Europe over late December/early January and I want a boot that could take some rain/sleet during the day yet still be able to wear them to dinner that night with a nice sweater or sport coat.  I was thinking possibly the chocolate calf Dalton with the rubber sole.  Any thoughts or recommendations?  Thanks!

 

People seem to favor the v-shape, but I like the "closed" shape better on oxfords. What size are you?

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People seem to favor the v-shape, but I like the "closed" shape better on oxfords. What size are you?


I like the closed better, as well....it looks "cleaner" for some reason.  I'm size 11B.

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I like the closed better, as well....it looks "cleaner" for some reason.  I'm size 11B.

+1 on the "closed" shape.  To me, the "v" shape looks like the shoe doesn't fit.

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Please post photos of your seconds smile.gif
From my understanding there should be no major flaws
My mindset is like it will be buying refurbished electronics, which you will never know or tell if there were defects in the first place.

The shoes I received had no visible "faults".

In my mind "refurbished" would be a pair of shoes that had been used and then put back to factory specs, (recrafted as it were) but still used. Seconds are "non-used" still new with some type of fault that prevents them from being sold in the main stores. 

 

Again, after close inspection (and I've owned over a dozen AE's) I couldn't tell you what caused these to be seconds. Retail was $335 these were $259. (free shipping)

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I am looking to buy a formal dress shoes, however I cannot get pass the small cap toe on the Park Ave and the Fifth Ave, are there any other options?

dark brown Strand maybe, I already have a walnut Strand and they are really nice.

Any one can suggests other options that I can go for?
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Originally Posted by mekato1 View Post

 

People seem to favor the v-shape, but I like the "closed" shape better on oxfords. What size are you?

 

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+1 on the "closed" shape.  To me, the "v" shape looks like the shoe doesn't fit.

 

I'll agree that the "closed" shape does look cleaner and I would rather have them look like evolved's. Don't think I have a high arch, but most of my lace shoes have that type of V but are comfortable. In a slip on, Grayson, Arlington, they are always tight across the top and I normally have to have them stretched.

 

I sent the picture to Adam at the Brookfied store to see what he says. Whether a "D" would close the gap a lot or just be too loose, don't know.

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Any thoughts about using this on the Navy Neumok and the walnut Strand?

 

https://www.obenaufs.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=20&product_id=30

 

I use Obenauf's HDLP on my Black Hills but they are the only AE shoes\boots that I use it on. For bison leather I use Obenauf's leather oil and also on my AE Eastports. I first learned of HDLP when I had Russell Moccasin custom build my Grand Slam Sheep Hunters for me 6 or 7 years ago. I use it on all of my hunting and hiking boots but it is not for dress leather. Because of it my Sheep Hunters, LL Bean Cresta Hikers, 7" & 10" Meindl Perfekt are all the same brown color. It does work extremely well and I treat my boots at least 2x a year with it. Russell has a good article on leather care (not dress shoes though) here-

 

http://russellmoccasin.com/leather_care.html

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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Please post photos of your seconds smile.gif
From my understanding there should be no major flaws
My mindset is like it will be buying refurbished electronics, which you will never know or tell if there were defects in the first place.

I think that might be the wrong mindset to take. I thought seconds were shoes that could not pass for first quality, therefore are sold at a discounted price because of this. I'm not sure if AE does anything to the shoe to bring them closer to first quality before selling them as seconds.

Both of the seconds I purchased have noticeable faults to me. My first pair I didn't notice until I received my second pair where the heel stacks were two different widths. I compared the first pair and the they indeed also had two different width heel stacks.
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Originally Posted by tv2177 View Post

I am looking to buy a formal dress shoes, however I cannot get pass the small cap toe on the Park Ave and the Fifth Ave, are there any other options?
dark brown Strand maybe, I already have a walnut Strand and they are really nice.
Any one can suggests other options that I can go for?

AE Jefferson
post #6358 of 70737
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Originally Posted by tv2177 View Post

I am looking to buy a formal dress shoes, however I cannot get pass the small cap toe on the Park Ave and the Fifth Ave, are there any other options?
dark brown Strand maybe, I already have a walnut Strand and they are really nice.
Any one can suggests other options that I can go for?

If you are going for formal, I don' think the Strand will do. You should check out the perforated cap toe at Brooks Brothers. 30% off for today only.
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AE Jefferson

good call.
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

If you are going for formal, I don' think the Strand will do. You should check out the perforated cap toe at Brooks Brothers. 30% off for today only.
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

If you are going for formal, I don' think the Strand will do. You should check out the perforated cap toe at Brooks Brothers. 30% off for today only.

I think the BB perforated cap toe is the AE fifth ave?
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Originally Posted by tv2177 View Post

I am looking to buy a formal dress shoes, however I cannot get pass the small cap toe on the Park Ave and the Fifth Ave, are there any other options?
dark brown Strand maybe, I already have a walnut Strand and they are really nice.
Any one can suggests other options that I can go for?

I've heard this said quite a few times lately, and while I agree that the Fifth Avenue toe cap is too small, I find that the Park Avenue's is typically right on the money. YMMV.
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