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My first pair of AE's as well - bourbon Daltons - for me, the Dalton will always be the quintessential AE shoe, it's what brought me to the brand....

 

...but that was 14 months and 7 pair ago...

 

God help you sir :)

 

and Congrats!

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I've got a pair of black captoe bluchers (AE Lexington) and burbon/oak/medium brown captoe balmorals with lots of brouging (Mermin Antique Oak Calf).

I've also got a pair of medium brown wingtip bluchers that were inexpensive and at the end of their life. What should I replace them with?

I wear a shirt and tie most days and a suit or jacket on days with meetings.

I've got a few pairs of boots (Moc toe and Red Wing Beckman) and I don't think a dress boot would be very versatile for me

 

Some combination of the following:

 

Dark Brown, chili, or burgundy

 

Monkstrap, full brogue, or long wing.

 

Ex:

Chili Mcgregor

Brown Mora

Merlot Mccallister

Oxblood Warwick

Chili University

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Funny shoes I can get in the house no problem...it's the 3800 piece lego death star my wife won't let me buy for$400


Hah! Thank you very much, this gave me a bargaining idea. My wife wants the Millenium Falcon smile.gif

The 75105 thats a sweet ride....even has the grey haired han solo
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Those are WAY too small for you. If you measure 11D, those will kill your feet.
Do you have long or short toes? Where your big toe is in the shoe does not matter; it's how the shoe fits ball to heel that is most important

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Ritchie is totally right. It's not unheard of to go down a half size from brannock, especially on a last like the 201. But down to a 9.5? Unless you've got yourself some monkey toes that look like fingers, you're gonna be in a world of hurt. IF you really feel the width is good in the 9.5D, you should think about trying a 10.5 B or 11 B. 

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Going down 1.5 is alot however I go a full size down in some lasts and the b34 it is a full size down and a width smaller

Here's a picture of where my forefoot fits
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Well I look for Shell and normally they are 499. Sometimes 399. They are now lower than 399 which is a HUGE sale considering I normally spend north of 550 to 650 for a pair when I order them at the store. 

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Here's a picture of where my forefoot fits

 

Ok...firstly NOTHING is really impossible - 'cept maybe Scarlett Johanson as my GF and MTO shell for $199...but I'd say the MORE LIKELY here - based upon everything the OP has written AND the photos above - is that somewhere along the line, the Brannock read was incorrect, plain and simple.

 

Which is why, as cautioned frequently by many BEFORE this post ever came up, go by FIT not Brannock

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All ready for Fairfax Friday. Not everyone's cup of tea, but I like them.

 

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All ready for Fairfax Friday. Not everyone's cup of tea, but I like them.


I have the Fairfax in chestnut, merlot, and black. They look outstanding when worn with a suit. I get nothing but compliments whenever I wear them. I actually compared them to the Cornwallis and there are similarities. However, the Cornwallis has a sleeker toe shape. But the Fairfax has a softer leather.
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I have the Fairfax in chestnut, merlot, and black. They look outstanding when worn with a suit. I get nothing but compliments whenever I wear them. I actually compared them to the Cornwallis and there are similarities. However, the Cornwallis has a sleeker toe shape. But the Fairfax has a softer leather.


It's an amazing suit shoe. I wanted a couple of AE Bals, but I wanted something with a bit of “zip” to 'em. I got lucky getting a pair of dark chili Weybridges AND via eBay, a gently used pair of black Fairfaxes. I wanted something with brogueing but WITHOUT a lot of layering/pinking/sewing. These two styles are odd “sister” shoes where the brogueing defines the “wings” and usual layering details. 

 

Balmorals are challenging enough to try sporting with something other than a suit (unless they're suede—which automatically casuals 'em up), and these two styles REALLY prove that point.

Maybe their walnut styles can sort of pull that off, but the darker colored ones are so formal as to look downright odd with khakis and jeans. That said, I LOVE them both. They are distinctive shoes  that garner compliments when deployed properly.

 

I'd kill for a pair in walnut!

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I don't recognize the name of a few models on Shoebank with no pictures. There is no description either.
What is "Frieburg?"
How about "The City?"
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Those look great! Did you size the same as the 65 last? Is the cap pushed further back than the strand?
 
Here they are all shined up. 2+ hours of work o them last night. 2 coats of VSC, 2 coats of neutral all around and a spit shine on the cap. I went with the same size as the 65, I am wearing them today so we will see tonight how the fit is. If the cap is pushed back it is only 1/8th of an inch. I have 4 pairs of Strands and the cap placement and size is pretty much the same on the Bartlett. 

 

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I don't recognize the name of a few models on Shoebank with no pictures. There is no description either.
What is "Frieburg?"
How about "The City?"

It looks like the City and Thomaston have just been released on the main site. Two new shoes one the 201 last.
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Black Leeds today.

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lol good points, though remember the 'rules' can be a little rigid at times. And those of us on this thread represent far less than 1% of the folks out there. As the earlier post said, even balmorals with (dark) jeans would look better than nearly anything else you see guys pair with their jeans.... J

 

 

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I'm honestly ok with full walnut brogues and a nice pair of jeans, if for no other reason than I have a greater disgust for walnut full brogues being warn with a suit. Brown and black, yes. Tan, no. Yet the world around me disagrees with that too since I see tan full-brogue shoes being consistently warn with suits these days. 

 

 

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Agreed. I've seen it pulled off, but I personally don't like that much contrast, nor do I like the difference in formality. J

 

 

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lol. I've heard a lot of people say that, but I bought a pair specifically to wear with my natural linen suit and not look like a frat guy from Ole Miss. As I pointed out Easter Sunday this year, I think people who don't understand that shoe just haven't lived in the South all their lives. I have em, and I love em. I actually wear them a good deal more than I had planned on, mostly in the Spring and late late summer/early early autumn. 


How do you guys feel about a balmoral cap toe in suede with chinos or jeans? I just bought this pair by C&J and am wondering about their versatility... Excuse the laces. I have more coming...

 

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I don't recognize the name of a few models on Shoebank with no pictures. There is no description either.
What is "Frieburg?"
How about "The City?"

 

Frieburg is a boot built on the...... I can't remember. might be the 201? Its plain toe, ankle height. Remember the Rothsay? Similar height to that. 6 or 7 eyelets if i remember correctly, although it could be 5...? 

 

The City *should* be a perf'd cap toe blucher on the 201 last. 

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