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One reason may be that they seem to have been having trouble with consistency on the burnishing. The bourbon was subject to considerable tiger striping for a while,

 

I just got a pair from the clearance and the left shoe has tiger striping top and side. Must be hard to deal with when you're having leather sourcing issues (AE makes a LOT of shoes) and have to deal with the inherent issues of a natural material like that.

 

 

@middlepP I understand the grumpy. I'm in the same boat. I really like the shoes I have, but I just got another pair of firsts that probably shouldn't be considered first quality. I haven't decided whether to send them back, yet, but I shouldn't have tiger striping on a first quality shoe. Also, the pair I ordered at the beginning of November came in structurally poor (extreme bowing at the throat), the in-stock that they had didn't pass inspection, so now I'm waiting another month to get some made. Four attempts at firsts with five returns is not a good ratio.

 

Oddly, both my gambles on seconds came up with really nice shoes. Go figure. And I get plenty of compliments on my AEs, the ones I have kept being really excellent shoes that I am sure will last me for a decade or more with an occasional resole.

 

On the positive side, my Rogues were looking dry and I got my hands on some Bick 4. Absolutely fabulous results when I cleaned them up last night. The formerly somewhat dry leather just glows like new, and the color didn't darken at all. It's raining cats, dogs, and a few other species right now and I'm really bummed, as I want to wear them out and about!

 

I'd tried VSC on a different pair at someone's suggestion, and it really darkened the walnut color noticeably. Luckily I like where it ended up, but the Bick experience was really satisfying, getting the things cleaned and polished properly. Like you spend some time then when you're done you have a whole new pair of AEs you want to show off again.

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What are these exactly, and why hasn't AE had something more like this in their lineup in the last several years? I was on the verge of buying a florsheim version until I found a dark brown dainite FA third on eBay for a good price. 

That is the Bridgeton from the late 1990's - early 2000's

Chris
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That is the Bridgeton from the late 1990's - early 2000's

Chris


Do you recall the last and sizing comparison to the 65? I believe I ran across some NOS on eBay before, though I am not seeing them now. Perhaps I will run across a nice pair in the future. 

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Do you recall the last and sizing comparison to the 65? I believe I ran across some NOS on eBay before, though I am not seeing them now. Perhaps I will run across a nice pair in the future. 

For me they fit a tad larger than the 65 - but not enough for me to changes sizes. They feel like they have a bit more width than the 65.

I have a high instep and these are one of the few loafers that are very comfortable for me due to the vamp being lower. I can't hardly get a Randolph or Patriot on my foot but I can put the Bridgeton on almost without using a shoehorn.

Chris
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Do you recall the last and sizing comparison to the 65? I believe I ran across some NOS on eBay before, though I am not seeing them now. Perhaps I will run across a nice pair in the future. 

I just looked it up and it is on the 79 last. Per the AE catalog, the comparison to 65 last (for size 9D) is as follows:

65 last length = 11 7/16 inch, girth = 9 1/4 inch
79 last length = 11 3/16 inch, girth = 9 7/16 inch

Chris
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I just looked it up and it is on the 79 last. Per the AE catalog, the comparison to 65 last (for size 9D) is as follows:

65 last length = 11 7/16 inch, girth = 9 1/4 inch
79 last length = 11 3/16 inch, girth = 9 7/16 inch

Chris


Thanks. I've found both Alden and Florsheim NOS. The primary difference being that both of these have the pinking and brogueing on the actual wingtip. I like this particular take better. I've found several good used pair, so thanks for the info. 

 

edit: I mean that I like the AE take better than those with pinking. 

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I just looked it up and it is on the 79 last. Per the AE catalog, the comparison to 65 last (for size 9D) is as follows:

65 last length = 11 7/16 inch, girth = 9 1/4 inch
79 last length = 11 3/16 inch, girth = 9 7/16 inch
Is this information available for all lasts? Do you have a link? Thanks.
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It's been a while since I wore these, but just dusted off these Promontory Points.  Heading to CO to ski and figured I should travel in style around Copper and Vail Village.  I'm a big fan of these boots.  

 

I can treat them like beaters (to some extent) but always work their way back to a new look.  

 

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The newly arrived bourbon flatirons:

 

 

 

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They're grrrrrrreat!!

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Only the left shoe is stripedy. The right shoe is plain. Shoulda taken a pic of it, too, I guess for contrast.

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Flatiron is a great design though. I never could fit it personally.
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What exactly is the "reputation" used for on this forum?
I'm thinking 1000 reputation and $3 would buy me the coffee in peppercorn's pictures.

It is essentially the StyleForum equivalent of the "Like" button on Facebook. It keeps threads free of a lot of agreement posts and an easy way to show support.
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It is essentially the StyleForum equivalent of the "Like" button on Facebook. It keeps threads free of a lot of agreement posts and an easy way to show support.
OK. That makes sense. I just wasn't sure why the forum was keeping a running tally of the number.
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@hohneokc Interesting comment to red about that working for your high instep - the Cody, Cornelius and its predecessors like that one were a total no go for me due to that stiff material that ends up being right across the highest part of the foot. Strange. Killer collection though - esp those Jermyn & Manchester. Plus I'm glad to see the Nashua get some appreciation once in a while.
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