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It was a good Sunday... Will post pics of individual pairs soon!


 
 

 


 
 

 

 

 






Guess you cleaned Leeds out. I stopped in last Sunday to say bye to Earl. Not gonna be the same anymore.
 

 

 

They closed the wrong store. They should have closed the Summit store and kept the Leeds location. Earl is awesome and will be missed. They offered him a seasonal part-time job at the Summit. He politely told them that was not acceptable. He is looking forward to a break.

 



A well deserved break indeed. Looking forward to seeing your haul. Only wish I could have gotten there before the accessories got cleared out.

 

Bought a bunch of shoes from Earl, asked him countless questions about fit, pricing, sales, etc., and referred multiple people his way. Earl would always tell me that one of these days I needed to come visit him and we would try on every pair of shoes in the store. And he genuinely meant it! Just wish the store would have stayed open long enough so that I could have made it there. Funny, I've never met Earl in person, but I've had so many interactions with him, I felt it was important to call and thank him for all of his assistance and wish him well. 

 

Wish I received half the service Earl gave me while at my local store...

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New here and looking for some input on AEs - it's about style and fit. My conditions are the following:

 

- I have a 10EE foot. I'll wear 10E to 10.5EEE depending on the shoe

- I live in the Northwest and have to walk in the rain 8 months out of the year. Not a lot, but across a parking lot to get to work

- My work is casual. I practically never wear a suit. Nice slacks and pressed shirt is considered very dressy there. 

- No AE stores anywhere near me. Nordstroms is the best I can do, and they don't carry any AE widths here. 

 

My preference for work shoes would be the Carlyle in bourbon, and maybe a Mora 2.0. Saw the Cornwallis - it looks great, but likely too formal for work. Maybe a walnut Strand. The problem is the Carlyle and Mora are both on narrow lasts. Any options for something less formal but still nice looking that would fit? 

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I'd look into Strands, McAllisters, and MacNeils.

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Thanks. I was afraid there wouldn't be much diversity for me. Stand in Oxblood or Bourbon looks pretty versatile. Strand in Walnut is very appealing. 

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New here and looking for some input on AEs - it's about style and fit. My conditions are the following:

 

- I have a 10EE foot. I'll wear 10E to 10.5EEE depending on the shoe

- I live in the Northwest and have to walk in the rain 8 months out of the year. Not a lot, but across a parking lot to get to work

- My work is casual. I practically never wear a suit. Nice slacks and pressed shirt is considered very dressy there. 

- No AE stores anywhere near me. Nordstroms is the best I can do, and they don't carry any AE widths here. 

 

My preference for work shoes would be the Carlyle in bourbon, and maybe a Mora 2.0. Saw the Cornwallis - it looks great, but likely too formal for work. Maybe a walnut Strand. The problem is the Carlyle and Mora are both on narrow lasts. Any options for something less formal but still nice looking that would fit? 

 

I would look for a Blucher with a Danite or V-tread sole. My recommendations would be Chilli Delray (v-tread), Bourbon or Dark Chilli Lexington (Danite sole), Oxblood or Brown McGregor (Danite sole).  If you want a monk trap, another option beside the Mora would be the V-tread Francisca, very versatile, can dress up or down.

 

With regards to fit, nothing beats going to the store.  Nordstrom maybe able to order the sizes to the store for you to try on, you may need to speak to a manager or a senior associate to do so. Otherwise, AE offers free return shipping.  You may need to get a couple of different sizes and figure out what's best to keep.

 

Good luck and welcome to the forum

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New here and looking for some input on AEs - it's about style and fit. My conditions are the following:

 

- I have a 10EE foot. I'll wear 10E to 10.5EEE depending on the shoe

- I live in the Northwest and have to walk in the rain 8 months out of the year. Not a lot, but across a parking lot to get to work

- My work is casual. I practically never wear a suit. Nice slacks and pressed shirt is considered very dressy there. 

- No AE stores anywhere near me. Nordstroms is the best I can do, and they don't carry any AE widths here. 

 

My preference for work shoes would be the Carlyle in bourbon, and maybe a Mora 2.0. Saw the Cornwallis - it looks great, but likely too formal for work. Maybe a walnut Strand. The problem is the Carlyle and Mora are both on narrow lasts. Any options for something less formal but still nice looking that would fit? 

 

All of the AE lasts provide shoes up to EEE. I, also, have a wide foot and require a EEE. I have found that the issue for me is not a "narrow" last, but that some of the lasts do not provide enough room in the forefoot and the vamp of the shoe does not allow for a high instep. After experimentation I have found more room with the 511, 201 and 678 last. As a starting point for your weather and job description, I would recommend the roomy Rogue with a leather sole and the Bentons and Ashton, both of which have rubber soles. I have and like them all. Like I said, its a starting point.

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In case it has not been mentioned, Jos. A Banks is having a web only, one day discount of 60% on shoe trees. This makes them $10 per pair and free shipping for over $50. You must use the discount code "TODAY" on check out. Go get them boys. Click here to see the order page.

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In case it has not been mentioned, Jos. A Banks is having a web only, one day discount of 60% on shoe trees. This makes them $10 per pair and free shipping for over $50. You must use the discount code "TODAY" on check out. Go get them boys.

They've been cheaper if you are looking for more than one.
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The Navy Suede Cavanaugh comes in black soles. Online brown soles are not actually what you will receive, as per manufacturing notes.

Had my cobbler change the color for me. Shiny and smooth now in brown!

Personally a big fan of the Cavanaughs.
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It was a good Sunday... Will post pics of individual pairs soon!

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I was going to try to get over there last week, but was not able to make it.

Bon Voyage Earl! You're a good man & will be missed!
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Does the First Avenue in brown grain comes standard with V-tread or Dainite?  The AE website shows the brown grain with Dainite while all other version with V-tread.

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I figured that, because I suggested Merlot Monday, I should be the one to start it off. These are my Chester shortwings, found two years ago for $15 at a secondhand shop. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I had wanted to make a better contribution to Merlot Monday but had a crazy day so this was the only pic I could grab, toe smudge and all. Merlot Eagle county GMTO.

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Does the First Avenue in brown grain comes standard with V-tread or Dainite?  The AE website shows the brown grain with Dainite while all other version with V-tread.

The brown grain comes standard with the Dainite, just as the brown grain Leeds and Mac Neil 2.0s come standard with Dainite. The other colors come stock with VTread.
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They've been cheaper if you are looking for more than one.

Yep. I am waiting for the end of the year 3 for one. Ends being like $8 a pair.
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I had wanted to make a better contribution to Merlot Monday but had a crazy day so this was the only pic I could grab, toe smudge and all. Merlot Eagle county GMTO.
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Those look great! I wish they would start the GMTO again. Maybe next year.
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