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Does anybody have pictures of the Brooks Brothers Burgundy chukka Dundee in the wild


Do you mean oxblood Dundee, here are 2 pics I posted earlier in the thread..

 

 

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AE does have a Bourbon colored polish available now. They just never updated their recommendations on what color to use, I bet.

I recently had to renovate the toe cap of my bourbon park aves due to scuff that flaked the burnishing off.  I used a combo of walnut and bourbon AE paste polishes to get the underlying color correct and then applied a few thin coats of black creme polish to imitate the burnish.  The result was nearly perfect.  

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Hey everyone, I have a Long Branch fit question. In the past comments have always indicated that the LB and the Dalton are similar in fit, with the LB having more volume. Is that a fair assessment? 

 

I am wondering if the thicker, heavier leather on the LB would stay in place better and the extra volume wouldn't be as concerning. Or if I will just be swimming in them? Should I stick with my Dalton (and 65) size? Since my Daltons fit rather snug, should I think about moving up in some way?

 

Back story: My brannock size is between 9-9.5 and D-E - but I have flat feet/low arches, so controlling for volume becomes just as important as length and width. E.g., I have Daltons in 9D that fit OK. I can only wear them with dress socks because my outside toes are flush with the leather. I also tried 8.5E (a little short), 9E (too much volume, leather pinched when flexed, worried about heavy creasing) and 9.5B (not too long, but way too narrow) before settling on the 9D.

 

So, stick with 9D, try 9E... or get crazy with something else (9.5C, 10B)

 

If it helps, here are other AE boots I currently own:

8.5D Gobi suede (tried 9D, before settling on these, largely due to the volume)

9D Bleecker St (good fit)

9D Amok (slightly narrow)

9D Dalton (mentioned above)

9D First Ave calf (still breaking in, slightly too much volume)

9D First Ave grain (better fit than calf for some reason)

9.5D Shaker Heights (sized up to accommodate heavy boot socks, but as they have been broken-in, they work well with med weight socks)

9D Freiburg (on the way, worried about volume since on the 201)

 

As always, thanks for the information and feedback!

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Do you have a shoe stretcher? I would buy a 9D and stretch them a bit. This technique works well for me when shoes/boots are too narrow in the toe box. 

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Thanks. Did you stick with your 65 last sizing?

 

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I did; I wear a 10B in both lasts. They fit well.


I stuck with my 65 size, but the 333's required a little more breaking in. However, my 333 are the University with the poron, so that probably took up some volume that would otherwise make them fit even closer to the 65. 

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@middlepP I think you are ultimately going to end up wearing your normal 9D.  You would be getting a little more room which will accommodate a thicker sock.  And blucher boots are pretty forgiving. 

 

However, if you think for a Dalton you are probably ideally a "D and a half," you might want to start with a 9E.  You can always find a D later if the E isn't to your liking.  The reverse, however, might not be true.  As an E (and EE) wearer, I speak from experience.:embar: 


Edited by Count de Monet - 12/28/15 at 3:23pm
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When does AE usually do their next big sale? 

 

I'm looking to get some oxblood shoes next, but hate paying full price. 

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Finally... Snow in Chicago! Got the EC MTOs ready to go! I can't bring myself to wear the navy ones today... Brown grain rocks! [IMG]
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I think you are ultimately going to end up wearing your normal 9D.  You would be getting a little more room which will accommodate a thicker sock.  And blucher boots are pretty forgiving. 

However, if you think for a Dalton you are probably ideally a "D and a half," you might want to start with a 9E.  You can always find a D later if the E isn't to your liking.  The reverse, however, might not be true.  As an E (and EE) wearer, I speak from experience.shog%5B1%5D.gif

"D and a half" describes my ideal Dalton fit... Minus some of the extra volume.
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This Christmas break has taken a terrible toll, but I am looking forward to a Freiberg, Malone and McGregor joining their friends in the closet later in the week. Here is to hoping they all fit. Meanwhile, today I broke out the Fairfax in chili.

 

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This Christmas break has taken a terrible toll, but I am looking forward to a Freiberg, Malone and McGregor joining their friends in the closet later in the week. Here is to hoping they all fit. Meanwhile, today I broke out the Fairfax in chili.

 


Holy cow, are those sweet!  When were these released?

 

Bernie

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This Christmas break has taken a terrible toll, but I am looking forward to a Freiberg, Malone and McGregor joining their friends in the closet later in the week. Here is to hoping they all fit. Meanwhile, today I broke out the Fairfax in chili.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 


Holy cow, are those sweet!  When were these released?

 

Bernie

Not sure when they were introduced, but they were discontinued in August 2006. They still bump around. I have seen them at Nordstrom Rack earlier this year and pre-owned ones on Ebay. There are currently 8 new pairs of various sizes on Ebay.

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Golden brown CXL kirkwoods today:

 

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According to the AE site, the Strandmok should come with two pairs of laces.  I only received one (the ones already in the shoes).  They also didn't come in plastic and one was not in the cloth bag.  I'm not upset about any of that because these are the first pair of AE I have received in a long time without any overly noticeable defects (woo!).  However, I would like the other pair of laces.

 

Any suggestions on how to go about that?  I feel like I should be able to just go into the store, but I don't know how I would prove I didn't get two.  Anyone run into this before?

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According to the AE site, the Strandmok should come with two pairs of laces.  I only received one (the ones already in the shoes).  They also didn't come in plastic and one was not in the cloth bag.  I'm not upset about any of that because these are the first pair of AE I have received in a long time without any overly noticeable defects (woo!).  However, I would like the other pair of laces.

Any suggestions on how to go about that?  I feel like I should be able to just go into the store, but I don't know how I would prove I didn't get two.  Anyone run into this before?

I had this happen to me, so I went in to purchase the other color laces. They just gave me a pair.
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