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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

Just received my light brown Freiburgs today. This might be my favorite AE boot I have. The leather is kind of rough, but not sueded (except the toe is smooth). These are similar to my Cascades as far as leather goes. I don't know if I am going to put any AE Leather Lotion on these - it might really darken the leather given the rough surface.

Fit wise I went with my usual AE size - 9.5D. These fit very nice having just tried them on and walked a very short distance. I think they will fit even better with my AE casual rib socks I will probably be wearing with these. I have the Odenwald in 9D (one of 2 AE's I have that isn't 9.5D) and it feels much larger than the Freiburg in 9.5D.

Here are the pics with sunlight filtered through a window shade.
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Chris

I was just going to see if anyone had pics of this boot!

Looks fantastic!!

I only have the 65 last bal and I wear 12.5 D. I tried Daltons in 13D and 12E and the 12E was a better fit. The E would give about a 1/2 in length correct?? That's what the SA told me at the AE store. I would assume 12E for these then too correct?
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We'd love to see pics of yours, too! Especially the area you perceive to make them seconds.

Here's my full album, with pics comparing my Gobis and my Dundee 2s. My photos aren't as nice as hohneokc's because it's dark outside and I only have my cell phone to shoot with.

 

Here's the worst loose grain. The other areas I could live with but that's pretty gross.

 

Fit-wise they are more forgiving than my Dundees. I would probably want to wear thicker socks with them.Their certainly comfortable, I like the nice soft leather.

 

So I think I am gonna send these back. Might get firsts instead, but I dunno. I like it overall, but all I have right now are chukkas, and I love chukkas, but I think I might need something more different.

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So is the Freiburg officially considered a chukka?
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No, I'd say it's just an ankle boot; chukkas typically only have 2 or 3 eyelets that don't come together parallel. But this can be worn the same ways as a chukka.

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No, I'd say it's just an ankle boot; chukkas typically only have 2 or 3 eyelets that don't come together parallel. But this can be worn the same ways as a chukka.


Oh ok...cool... Thanks
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Bob's Chili Charles Streets (basically the Cornwallis with a few modifications):


I really like the shoes but am not sold on the 1943 last and am still thinking about whether the fit is going to work...

 

 

Wait were these actually sold under the name Charles Street?  Or was it just an MTO you made, and then named yourself?

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Well I have this beauty in the trunk of my car.....Me and my boys are going to have a busy long thanksgiving weekend. I negotiated...wife said clean the table in the basement off then you can get it and build it down there...of course that table is home to about 60 shoe and boot boxes....I was defeated...then I realized I had another table buried under wine cases...wine rack installed...wine moved...table cleaned....come to papa!

 

 

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Its just over 6 feet long  Fully detailed command module interior with pods.  More (and better) picts on the guy who designed it's site:

 

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Wait were these actually sold under the name Charles Street?  Or was it just an MTO you made, and then named yourself?

http://www.harryrosen.com/footwear/dress-shoes/allen-edmonds/charles-street-leather-oxfords/p/78770528
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Here's my full album, with pics comparing my Gobis and my Dundee 2s. My photos aren't as nice as hohneokc's because it's dark outside and I only have my cell phone to shoot with.

Here's the worst loose grain. The other areas I could live with but that's pretty gross.



Fit-wise they are more forgiving than my Dundees. I would probably want to wear thicker socks with them.Their certainly comfortable, I like the nice soft leather.

So I think I am gonna send these back. Might get firsts instead, but I dunno. I like it overall, but all I have right now are chukkas, and I love chukkas, but I think I might need something more different.

I really like these. If I go with the darker brown, can they be worn with khakis or do (I'm not a fan of the lighter shoe, hence I've avoided walnut so far and bourbon is as dark as I've gone) you think pretty much just jeans?
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As middlepP linked - it's made by AE for Harry Rosen (a Canadian chain, I think). A few pairs are on shoe bank. Kinda similar to the Brooks Brothers line - combo sole, poron insoles (I believe). Strangely, they have the Independence heel. My SA thought they would have the Independence leather as well, but sadly they do not. For me, the combination of sole and color in the Cornwallis style checked a lot of boxes.

I'd like to think that if I came up with my own name I could manage something more creative, or at least funnier, but I do have to admit AE covered a couple of the most obvious options. Something about the French Navy, maybe?
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I am about to ask the the question that the entire internet LUSTS to answer.

 

Am I an idiot?

 

I'm a brannock 8.5D, and I just bought a pair of 6.5 EEE shoes.  Navy blue Spiaggia, but I swear I think they fit.  I do prefer not to have excessive space in front of my toes, and feel that todays style emphasize the length of shoes way too much.  If it sways your opinion, I paid $44.99, new, but no box from BCF.  No seconds mark, and I can't find any defect, other than possibly my mind.

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Those freibergs are amazing!

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Walnut Black Hills today while working from home. Every time I put these on I am reminded of how comfy they are.
 

 

Wore mine today, too.  I distinctly remember them being the most comfortable of all the shoes I tried on the day I first stepped foot into an AE store a year and a half ago.

 

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Dusted off my McTavish and tried them on with standard dress socks - absolutely no-go.  With medium weight socks even I feel like I could have accommodated a B width, the D is already a lot.  :angry:

 

Speaking of McT's, my Cognac brown pair from the shoe bank showed up earlier in the week.  Just now getting around to snapping a pic for you enablers. @M635Guy included. Sock thickness definitely makes a difference with these. I am shocked at how much less room I have across the top of my foot with these vs. the Black Hills. Bal vs. blucher fit is much more pronounced with this thicker rough leather. Funny thing is, they are also lighter than my Black Hills, which apparently have darkened quite a bit.  I expect the McT's will eventually darken nicely as well. I'm glad I went with these instead of the lighter tan.  Gonna be a nice fall shoe.

 

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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 

I am about to ask the the question that the entire internet LUSTS to answer.

 

Am I an idiot?

 

I'm a brannock 8.5D, and I just bought a pair of 6.5 EEE shoes.  Navy blue Spiaggia, but I swear I think they fit.  I do prefer not to have excessive space in front of my toes, and feel that todays style emphasize the length of shoes way too much.  If it sways your opinion, I paid $44.99, new, but no box from BCF.  No seconds mark, and I can't find any defect, other than possibly my mind.


If the shoe fits, we must acquit.  As long as your feet are happy, man. Your wallet seems like it is, for 45 smackers. :fonz:

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Well I have this beauty in the trunk of my car.....Me and my boys are going to have a busy long thanksgiving weekend. I negotiated...wife said clean the table in the basement off then you can get it and build it down there...of course that table is home to about 60 shoe and boot boxes....I was defeated...then I realized I had another table buried under wine cases...wine rack installed...wine moved...table cleaned....come to papa!

 

 

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Next up the fastest hunk of junk in the universe!

I wish my kids wanted that! iPhones and iPads is all I get asked for. We do have the Millennium Falcon, so that's something. 

 

My kids were sort of told how much they wanted it...lol...and they get to play with it as opposed to just having to look at it.

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