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Newest additions. I have been wearing the strand Shells all day and realized I see no white residue on them. I thought that always happened with shell. Did some research and found out dry shell won't bloom but this is nice and supple.






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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!


Saw this a few years back and built an EXACT replica.  EVERY grey piece in the OLD light or dark grey, because I'm a purist:

 

 

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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:

 

http://www.truedimensions.com/lego/customs/2001/index.htm

 

Ha that is awesome...6ft is crazy....how much was it to order those pieces? I wish I had the room to build a monster like that.

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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.


I remember that Spiaggia - passed on it, being convinced I'd never wear it.  Fast forward and the red Neumok is one of my casual favorites.  Go figure.

 

Anyway, here's my thoughts - no you're not an idiot at all.  I'm a brannock 7.5C.  You can't exactly walk into any corner drugstore and get a C-width (let alone something below an 8 typically).  So 99% of what I get is 7D, that's with ALL the lasts.  I have tried E widths and it makes a huge difference - one example - the Manchester 7D was tight like a vice, 7E I couldn't even keep them on.  The 65 is kind of weird - I feel like they built it like one of those "trim-to-fit" car mats that is supposed to work for almost anyone.  Since the outlet store had enough stock available, on one occasion I tried 6.5E, 7D, 7.5C and 8B.  I was convinced they all fit - I even gambled and picked up an 8B Strand.  Guess what?  It's just fine.  Would the 6.5E have worked?  Probably.

 

It sort of depends on if it's still comfortable for you.  The 8B feels quite different than the 7D but they both work.  I will say though, I can put something on and knock around in it and whatever, but I only really know if it works if I spend a 14 hour day with it with moderate walking.  With the Spiaggia, I would have thought you could go to a 7EEE, but 6.5 sounds like you're pushing it in terms of length.  Who gives a shit with the price so low, but if you find yourself smashing into the front when you walk, don't feel like you have to continue to wear them, just consider it a minimal loss.

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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.

 

LOL....I go down a full size and up two widths also for that last...not 1.5 but pretty close

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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.

 

 

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.

 

I'm not...they both definitely run big - big enough that I need to use heavy socks with both.  But with the heavy socks - the McTavish is really comfortable, the Black Hills I'm still sort of sloshing around.  Your comment is spot on imo.

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So I had this clever plan to unload several pairs of Allen Edmonds calfskin shoes that never make it into my rotation in favor of Alden Shell. This is the unintended consequence...

 

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Stores don't carry inventory, and it's on clearance online, but if you search Allen Edmonds on the JosBank.com website, you'll find it:
 http://www.josbank.com/nathan-shoe-by-allen-edmonds-clearance-4EMAC

Nice find. Shame they're sold out of my size, I'd have jumped on it.
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I like the boots but the beige stitching kinda puts me off a little. I'm sure in person they look great but in my opinion it makes the boots look sorta cheapy

Would love to see fit pics however
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Ha that is awesome...6ft is crazy....how much was it to order those pieces? I wish I had the room to build a monster like that.


Not as much as you might think.  Probably around $250-300.  Restricting myself to Old Light Grey and Old Dark Grey did up the cost.  I bought the pieces from various sources on Bricklink.com (its a searchable eBay of LEGO pieces).  The 2 hardest pieces to find were the fins that make up the engines (ironically only one side, but I can't remember left or right) and the 2 Train Windows that make the doorways in the command section.  The fins were difficult because they came off of the Giant Star Destroyer which was only made in the old colored grey for a short time, and were ONLY found in that set.  The 2 Train Windows were the most expensive parts. (#4035  Every LEGO has a code number, thats what those numbers where in the LEGO Movie BTW) I had to pay like $10 to get the second one.

 

I also built the base to display it, but never got around to gathering all the pieces to build the Leonov.  Not currently on display, I broke it down and built it a couple of times.

 

Obviously, I am sick.

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Sick as in awesome.

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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

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!

 

 

Next up the fastest hunk of junk in the universe!


Do you mean the REALLY big Falcon???  That is a true monster.  I do lust for that chessboard piece.

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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

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!

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Next up the fastest hunk of junk in the universe!


Do you mean the REALLY big Falcon???  That is a true monster.  I do lust for that chessboard piece.

 

If by the really big Falcon you mean the Ultimate one then yes but I was not looking for collectors version in box etc -was looking for a used, missing some parts- had a line on one but deal did not go through. May get the new one 75105 it is cool and the kids will like it - supposed to be very sturdy. I honestly only got interested in these recently as I became fascinated watching my 5 year old put together some big sets on his own.

 

Now if I can get my 8 year old to wear a size 13 shoe then I would be covered!

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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

 

Ha that is awesome...6ft is crazy....how much was it to order those pieces? I wish I had the room to build a monster like that.


Not as much as you might think.  Probably around $250-300.  Restricting myself to Old Light Grey and Old Dark Grey did up the cost.  I bought the pieces from various sources on Bricklink.com (its a searchable eBay of LEGO pieces).  The 2 hardest pieces to find were the fins that make up the engines (ironically only one side, but I can't remember left or right) and the 2 Train Windows that make the doorways in the command section.  The fins were difficult because they came off of the Giant Star Destroyer which was only made in the old colored grey for a short time, and were ONLY found in that set.  The 2 Train Windows were the most expensive parts. (#4035  Every LEGO has a code number, thats what those numbers where in the LEGO Movie BTW) I had to pay like $10 to get the second one.

 

I also built the base to display it, but never got around to gathering all the pieces to build the Leonov.  Not currently on display, I broke it down and built it a couple of times.

 

Obviously, I am sick.

 

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Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
 

Sick as in awesome.

 

Agree...that is awesome!

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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post
 


I remember that Spiaggia - passed on it, being convinced I'd never wear it.  Fast forward and the red Neumok is one of my casual favorites.  Go figure.

 

Anyway, here's my thoughts - no you're not an idiot at all.  I'm a brannock 7.5C.  You can't exactly walk into any corner drugstore and get a C-width (let alone something below an 8 typically).  So 99% of what I get is 7D, that's with ALL the lasts.  I have tried E widths and it makes a huge difference - one example - the Manchester 7D was tight like a vice, 7E I couldn't even keep them on.  The 65 is kind of weird - I feel like they built it like one of those "trim-to-fit" car mats that is supposed to work for almost anyone.  Since the outlet store had enough stock available, on one occasion I tried 6.5E, 7D, 7.5C and 8B.  I was convinced they all fit - I even gambled and picked up an 8B Strand.  Guess what?  It's just fine.  Would the 6.5E have worked?  Probably.

 

It sort of depends on if it's still comfortable for you.  The 8B feels quite different than the 7D but they both work.  I will say though, I can put something on and knock around in it and whatever, but I only really know if it works if I spend a 14 hour day with it with moderate walking.  With the Spiaggia, I would have thought you could go to a 7EEE, but 6.5 sounds like you're pushing it in terms of length.  Who gives a shit with the price so low, but if you find yourself smashing into the front when you walk, don't feel like you have to continue to wear them, just consider it a minimal loss.


Thanks Neo1.  I though of you when I saw them because of our conversation on small sized bargains.  I can't imagine "smashing into the front" because the instep is very secure and the arch is still in the right spot.  As for the 7EEE, I probably wouldn't have thought twice about it.

 

That particular BCF had a lot of Allen Edmonds,  even had a couple of Black 5th Aves in 8.5 A, but no way I was fitting in those.  Still, I tried them on, they were $100. :p

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If the shoe fits, we must acquit.  

 

That line made my week.

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