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Wow! These are a nominee for the top 5 ugliest shoes AE has ever done. 


Not your style?  Perhaps something in a double monk strap:

 

 

 

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Not your style?  Perhaps something in a double monk strap:

 

 

 

 

Surely those were unfortunate victims of insurance fraud by fire. 

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Not your style?  Perhaps something in a double monk strap:

 

 

 


Good Holy God. Those look like something that passed through a Wildebeest's digestive tract. :( 

 

And those red Morgans look like they were plucked from the drain under an abattoir's floor.

 

I AM kinda intrigued by those Fastballs though. 

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Surely those were unfortunate victims of insurance fraud by fire. “

“Hey Buddy! What size are they?”

PhotoScape

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So I was at a MJM today and they had some Allen Edmonds. Of course NOTHING in my size, the closest I got was a Katmai. I probably could have worn that one, but really needed


So, what is a MJM?


Its like a BCF, but just shoes and some other leather type goods.

Sorry, but I did not make myself clear. I know BCF is Burlington Coat Factory, but what does MJM stand for?
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As far as I know MJM stands for MJM.   But their full name is MJM Designer Shoes.

 

 

EDIT:  Sorry I forgot to quote the OP.


Edited by ace13x - 12/1/15 at 10:27pm
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Has anyone else seen a central park in their size? I'm seeing a central park in brown. What? I thought it only came in black. And its full price at 299. Didn't seem that attractive in black, but now I'm curious. 

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I was in BCF today and found a pair of Modesto penny loafers. Maybe it's just me, but these are some of the butt ugliest shoes I have ever seen. I get "distressed" on a boot or maybe some on a shoe, but these things look like they have been set on fire. Am I totally off the mark here? Maybe there IS a reason I had never heard of them.

 

 

 

These must have come from the same cow, which they BBQ'd before making the leather.

 

 

 

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Surely those were unfortunate victims of insurance fraud by fire. 

 

 

 

Yeah, I'm not sure how they got the leather like that.  Seems like everyone wants to pre-distress stuff, saw jeans at Saks that had paint thrown on them.  I'm just waiting for the day someone opens a pre-chewed restaurant.

 

 

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Good Holy God. Those look like something that passed through a Wildebeest's digestive tract. :( 

 

And those red Morgans look like they were plucked from the drain under an abattoir's floor.

 

I AM kinda intrigued by those Fastballs though. 

 

 

 

I must admit the Fastballs made me stop for a second.  Then I forced myself NOT to try them on just in case they fit.  What kind of slacks would you think go with the red Morgans?  Leather?

 

 

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“Hey Buddy! What size are they?”

 

 

 

I think they were 9 or 9.5.  Though I'm kicking myself for not remembering if they were marked as SECONDS.   I really wonder what it was like in the factory when the order came down to make those.  Could you imagine if you were a master craftsman who had worked there forever making fine Cordovan shoes for heads of state, and they brought THIS for you to make.  I think I would quit on the spot.

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The Allen Edmonds 108 blues.

A few months back, I wanted to try the Clark Street, but there was no 13B at the store. I tried another shoe on the same last. The 12D and 13B fit very similar, so I ordered the Clark Street in a 13B. It's OK, but my left pinky toe is a little crowded.
Recently, I bought another pair (different color) and went with a 12D. I slightly prefer the fit of my 12D pair.
I needed a more formal shoe for a suit, and decided to give the Carlyle a try. It's on the same 108 last. I tried a 12D at the store, and it fit well even though it wasn't the color I wanted.
I was a little hesitant about the sizing still (most of my other shoes are 13B). But I found a pair of returned shoes (3rds) that looked practically new. I thought I'd try those out. I received these yesterday and they look great. But the fit on the left shoe is way tighter than any other pair I've tried on in that last (including a different pair of Carlyles). The shoe feels a little short, and definitely crowds my toes.
There is just so much variability in sizing from one pair to another, even with the same shoe model, that it's hard to buy a pair without trying on the actual pair first. But in a size 13B, it is just about impossible to find the shoe that I want in a store's inventory.
I really like the Carlyle, but I may have to try something on a different last.

 

That is true and sometimes they screw up the lasting...I bought three pair of Oddenwalds in the same size and picked the two shoes that fit best and returned the others...I pay for my own returns so I don't feel bad about it. I have started doing that all the time now....I love AE however if they can not make items the same way then I feel it is something I need to do- honestly one pair of Oddenwalds was so mislasted I would have thought i needed another size....

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Does anybody have a EEE size on the 65 last? I'd like to see a picture from the top view to see how much width it adds to the overall look.

 

 

these are both eee and I think both 65 lasted

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Continuing the boot rotation - Chocolate Daltons today


Chris
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Amoks today.
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Does anybody have a EEE size on the 65 last? I'd like to see a picture from the top view to see how much width it adds to the overall look.


These are all size 9EEE.  Since I first posted this picture, less than a year ago, the shoes have continued to multiply like Tribbles and there are now many more of them.  I should take a new picture of them all......

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Continuing the boot rotation - Chocolate Daltons today


Chris

Whoah! Are those new? No creases! Unless you've managed to work out how to get the Mike Method to work on calf...

Great boots.
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That is true and sometimes they screw up the lasting...I bought three pair of Oddenwalds in the same size and picked the two shoes that fit best and returned the others...I pay for my own returns so I don't feel bad about it. I have started doing that all the time now....I love AE however if they can not make items the same way then I feel it is something I need to do- honestly one pair of Oddenwalds was so mislasted I would have thought i needed another size....
I'm not sure that they "screw up" the lasting. These shoes are hand-made, and I understand there will be some variances. I think the difference is due to the individual workers. Bruce, with 20 years experience and arms like a bodybuilder, is probably going to get the leather pretty tight on the last. Melody, the new worker, may have it looser. (All names are made-up.)
I think that my Carlyles were lasted by Bruce.
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