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Personally, I find the 5th Ave's captoe to be pretty well proportioned...I have only seen the Park Aves one time in person, and the cap toe didnt ruin my day, but I think they look really great on the 5th Aves.  But thats probably because I have big feet...I can see how, on a smaller shoe, the cap might look more cramped...but on mine, the cap looks pretty nicely placed.
 

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IMO, the gap is too wide, but it may disappear as you break the shoes in. If the rest of the fit is comfortable, I'm not sure if I would worry.

Those shoes don't fit, you need a size 10. The vamp area is falling too high where the foot is wider. You need a larger size and adjust width from there.

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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.

+1. C&J makes the Peal punch cap.
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+1. C&J makes the Peal punch cap.

the C&J Peal punch cap is such a beauty but it's too steep to full the trigger for me...
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I picked up Neumok (Blue) and Strand (Walnut). I can take some pics when they arrive!

 

Pictures are always welcome!

 

 

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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 would go with a bigger size.  Your feet will sink into the shoe as cork breaks in but not that much. Do you have a high instep?

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

Egad!!! Glen plaid trousers and argyle stockings.

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Pictures are always welcome!



I would go with a bigger size.  Your feet will sink into the shoe as cork breaks in but not that much. Do you have a high instep?
Sound advice. A half size larger will move the throat slightly forward but should not drastically alter other aspects of the fit. If you like the width, rule of thumb is go up one size and down one width.
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Personally, I find the 5th Ave's captoe to be pretty well proportioned...I have only seen the Park Aves one time in person, and the cap toe didnt ruin my day, but I think they look really great on the 5th Aves.  But thats probably because I have big feet...I can see how, on a smaller shoe, the cap might look more cramped...but on mine, the cap looks pretty nicely placed.

 

thanks for the input, I guess it's a personal thing, I wear 10.5E on the 5 lasts but still find the cap on 5th ave to be a little too short to be my liking.

meanwhile I pulled the trigger on RL Sanderson, the same style as jefferson but cheaper price point at the tent sale.

the SA that I spoke to told me that Jefferson has a higher quality leather than the Sander, have anyone handle both shoes? I personally only tried on the jefferson for less than 5 mins when the collection first came out and had no recollection of what it was. But according to my SF search people tend to say that AE made RL shoes has a higher quality than the usual AE.
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I got a pair of vintage Townleys off ebay, however I feel they didn't come as described. I understand leather cracks aren't fixable, but could a good cobbler minimize these in any way? There's also a loose flap of lining in the heel counter, anything I can do about that?

 

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I'd love to send them back, but the seller is basically giving me a "caveat empor" attitude. I'm filing a claim through ebay but I'm not optimistic.

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Got my first pair of Allen Edmonds by way of their preston loafers. I see my self buying many more AE in the future.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I got a pair of vintage Townleys off ebay, however I feel they didn't come as described. I understand leather cracks aren't fixable, but could a good cobbler minimize these in any way? There's also a loose flap of lining in the heel counter, anything I can do about it.

I'd love to send them back, but the seller is basically giving me a "caveat empor" attitude. I'm filing a claim through ebay but I'm not optimistic.

You'll fine, eBay and paypal always side with the buyer. Give us an update later...
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Been looking for some bit loafers, these are real cheap but would need new soles... worth it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Mens-Shoes-Verona-Black-Bit-Loafer-Italy-13-B-C-Worn-/150834135044#ht_500wt_862

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Any thoughts on the Sedona?
Basically a slightly dressier boat shoe?
"Introducing the SEDONA (pictured below). It’s the perfect summer combination of upbeat colors, sturdy leathers, and lightweight comfort on a Vibram sole. Rarely has a shoe come off our line that so many employees are already planning to get for themselves. Even Ed Pawlowski, our usually understated expert shoemaker whose hands touch every pattern we design, is planning on getting the red version for himself. I’m going for both the green and blue and the red and blue (I think I’ll wear the green and blues most of the time but have the red and blues for the lake). Specially priced at $149 for Father’s Day, they make a great gift."
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I don't like the fake distressed look.
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I just ordered a pair of Cliftons in burgandy for $199 from the Nordstrom's Half-Yearly sale. I'll take some pics when they arrive.
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Been looking for some bit loafers, these are real cheap but would need new soles... worth it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Mens-Shoes-Verona-Black-Bit-Loafer-Italy-13-B-C-Worn-/150834135044#ht_500wt_862

 

No, they are in unwearable condition - stay away from those..

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