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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post

What is considered the best loafer for wide feet and a high bridge? I've tried the Patriot in my normal 9EEE and literally couldn't get my foot in. 

 

A burgundy loafer is a major hole in my rotation, would like to fill it. 

 

 

Thanks!


Have you tried sizing up in the Patriots? My Patriots are a 9 3E, but all my other Allen Edmonds shoes are 8.5 3E. That's how I was sized at the Allen Edmonds store.


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Edited by ultravisitor - 10/10/15 at 3:26pm
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Thanks for posting this.  I ordered pebble gain Dundee 2.0s in my usual 15D, and I am swimming in them.  I'll have to wait until they get some 14Ds in stock.

 

SPEAKING OF CHUKKAS:  The BCFs in New York are now carrying snuff suede Mojaves for about $130.  I don't know when the Mojave was discontinued, but I'm pretty sure it was before I started buying Allen Edmonds shoes.  I'd love it if they were to bring back an unlined suede chukka with a crepe rubber sole.

 

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Originally Posted by HealthActuary View Post
 

Went into an AE store today and dropped $$ on...

Dundee 2.0 - Snuff Suede (4 week wait)

Wide Basic Dress Belt - Snuff Suede (1 week wait)

Shoe trees, Waterproofing Spray, Suede Cleaning System (nylon brush+eraser)

 

Approximately $425 for all of this which is, for me, a steal.

 

 

I wear an 8E for Strand/PA/McAllister and sized down to 7.5E for the Dundee 2.0s.  Someone was wondering about sizing for the Dundee 2.0s if I recall correctly.

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Was at the Madison Ave store in NYC. Ordered a pair of dark brown Strands with Dainite sole. Was told it will take 4 weeks to get the shoe. This is not a custom make up, the Strand is offered with Dainite. Is this normal or they are just really behind with orders during the RDA? I am kind of bummed out, as most likely will not get a chance to wear them this year.
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Copying and pasting from a thread I started today that went nowhere, except for a mod that referred me to this thread. Here goes:


Just got these awesome oxbloox Strands from Allen Edmonds last night:



That's them after a generous coat of Saphir Renovateur. Anyway...

They have a subtle antique finish, which I would like to maintain (and even enhance). I'd also like to keep the color relatively light, as I love the redness of the finish. I also intend to create a mirror shine, once my Saphir cream and wax polishes come in the mail.

In light of my above goals, what would y'all recommend I do? What color waxes and creams would you recommend I use, and how?

So, for example, I ordered Saphir mahogany cream, and both neutral and black wax. Do I apply the Mahogany cream to impart some redness, then some black wax to create some antiquing? Something else?
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I vote for bourbon. It's an amazing color.


ordered the bourbon! thanks

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Where does one buy a deer bone, how much do they cost, and how does one use it on shell shoes??
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Originally Posted by RitchieBro View Post

Where does one buy a deer bone, how much do they cost, and how does one use it on shell shoes??
Thanks in advance for any advice.

Leffot, hanger project, a fine pair of shoes, and skoaktiebolaget carry them. I bought mine from Skoak along with a pair of Bonafe chukkas.

I think Hanger project will charge the least for shipping.

For use and general cordovan care, I recommend @mdubs web site:

http://aldenofsandiego.com/caring-for-your-shell-cordovan/
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Hello!

 

I just bought a pair of Cognac McTavish's today for someone as a gift... I was looking for a wingtip that had enough of a casual look to wear with dark levis, etc... do you think this was the right choice??

 

Also, the person I bought them for has very very wide feet. EEE. Do the McTavish's run pretty generous in width as some there looked narrower than others.

 

The sales assistant was pushing the McGregor's on me, in Dark Chili but they seemed a bit more dressy?

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McTavish is a good choice. The shoe does come in EEE width, so you should be ok there, but the last (the model of a foot they build the shoe around) can be tricky for some to fit. Please advise the recipient to ensure a correct fit by wearing them on the carpet for a while. Once the shoes have been worn outside, they're not returnable.
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Originally Posted by girlwitstyle View Post

Hello!

I just bought a pair of Cognac McTavish's today for someone as a gift... I was looking for a wingtip that had enough of a casual look to wear with dark levis, etc... do you think this was the right choice??

Also, the person I bought them for has very very wide feet. EEE. Do the McTavish's run pretty generous in width as some there looked narrower than others.

The sales assistant was pushing the McGregor's on me, in Dark Chili but they seemed a bit more dressy?

I wore my Cognac McTavishes today with dark jeans. They looked great! They're also good with chinos.

A pic from my first day with them:
IMG_20150929_163811278_zpszbbyfang.jpg

My two pair McT's have quickly become favorites...
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I guess next time I should bring the bigger car!

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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post

What is considered the best loafer for wide feet and a high bridge? I've tried the Patriot in my normal 9EEE and literally couldn't get my foot in. 

A burgundy loafer is a major hole in my rotation, would like to fill it. 


Thanks!

See if you can find a McGraw in your size.

Basically, AE doesn't like making loafers for folks with high insteps and when they accidentally come up with one, they quickly discontinue it.
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I had an interesting conversation with my local AE rep. 

 

We were talking color combinations and I mentioned that I didn't have a quality pair of black shoes, but just a nice pair because I don't wear black that often. 

 

He said that of the 20 or so pairs of AE's he has, he has never bought a black pair and didn't really plan to. His suggestion was to go with an oxblood vs. black because it gave you more versatility. 

 

In my situation that may make sense, curious if others pull this off that have to wear suits more or if you just go black?

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Originally Posted by TxLiving View Post
 

I had an interesting conversation with my local AE rep. 

 

We were talking color combinations and I mentioned that I didn't have a quality pair of black shoes, but just a nice pair because I don't wear black that often. 

 

He said that of the 20 or so pairs of AE's he has, he has never bought a black pair and didn't really plan to. His suggestion was to go with an oxblood vs. black because it gave you more versatility. 

 

In my situation that may make sense, curious if others pull this off that have to wear suits more or if you just go black?


I have a nice pair of black FA's, but would gladly wear a nice pair of oxblood instead in most cases. In fact, if its raining, I do have a burgundy pair of beaters I wear with my dark suits. However, I will not wear burgundy shoes to a funeral or wedding. Still need black for those events in my opinion. 

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From where was your haul? Leeds perhaps? Quote:
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I guess next time I should bring the bigger car!
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From where was your haul? Leeds perhaps? 

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