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Beautiful shoes. Hate to hear about the pain. I would contact CS and let them know you were having some pain. If you have a 65 already in this size that doesn't cause pain, I would just ask for another pair. It may be something that works itself out, but I wouldn't chance it. If you haven't had anything on the 65 before, you may try going with half size wider. 

 

They are beautiful! I do have another on the 65 last in the McTavish in 8e. These are 8ee. Not sure those two shoes are all that comparable. Not sure I would want to go wider in this shoe as the heels are a touch loose. They don't have any oxblood Strands in 8eee anyway. Having trouble with the 65. Started out with Oxblood McGregor 8.5e (too long), then tried Merlot McAlister 8e (too narrow), and now the Oxblood Strand 8ee. Alas, there are no 8e Oxblood McGregors in stock. I am sure CS is getting tired of me! Oddly, the 8e McTavish fit great.

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The rumors of a flash sale are greatly exaggerated.

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It starts tomorrow


Thanks, can't wait!!  Now I just need to figure out what size to get in certain shoes...

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They are beautiful! I do have another on the 65 last in the McTavish in 8e. These are 8ee. Not sure those two shoes are all that comparable. Not sure I would want to go wider in this shoe as the heels are a touch loose. They don't have any oxblood Strands in 8eee anyway. Having trouble with the 65. Started out with Oxblood McGregor 8.5e (too long), then tried Merlot McAlister 8e (too narrow), and now the Oxblood Strand 8ee. Alas, there are no 8e Oxblood McGregors in stock. I am sure CS is getting tired of me! Oddly, the 8e McTavish fit great.

 

CS deals with a lot of this, I'm sure, especially with the 65 last. If the 8E McT fit, 8EE could be too wide, though I doubt this is the issue. I would probably still just try a different pair in the same size.

 

When you say that the 8.5E McG's were too long, do you mean you didn't like where your toe was, or that you experienced a problem with slippage or your gate? The reality with where the ball is on the 65 is that most people are going to have a good bit of room unless you have some extra long toes like I do. Also, I find that the 65 last bal and blucher feel very different from one another, so I'm not sure I would use the McG as a reference.

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Hi,

 

I would appreciate some advice. I am a US 10.5 B on the brannock. On the First Avenue Brown Grain boot, I tried sizes 9.5 D and 10 D before settling onto 10.5 B. 10.5 B is perfect in the front with snugness around the vamp area and good space in the toe box. The only issue is that I feel some heel space at the back, especially on my small foot. However, with laces tied, it is not a big deal. I haven't tried 10 B thinking it may be too short/tight.

 

I was thinking of going with a MTO cordovan First Avenue boot. However, my understanding is that cordovan leather is lasted loosely compared to calf leather. As a result, a cordovan 10.5 B may end up becoming too loose.

 

Any thoughts? Thank you

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CS deals with a lot of this, I'm sure, especially with the 65 last. If the 8E McT fit, 8EE could be too wide, though I doubt this is the issue. I would probably still just try a different pair in the same size.

 

When you say that the 8.5E McG's were too long, do you mean you didn't like where your toe was, or that you experienced a problem with slippage or your gate? The reality with where the ball is on the 65 is that most people are going to have a good bit of room unless you have some extra long toes like I do. Also, I find that the 65 last bal and blucher feel very different from one another, so I'm not sure I would use the McG as a reference.

 

When I say it was too long I meant that the widest part of my foot was not aligning with the widest part of the shoe. I did have a 65 bal (McAlister) in between the McGregor and the Strand. The McAlister was 8e and fit good length wise but was too narrow (huge v gap) so I sent them back for some 8ee Strands as they didn't have any McAlisters in 8ee. I'll see what CSC says. Really want some oxblood shoes! And a little on the casual side like the McGregor. Any ideas on other shoes just in case?

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Although some bad pictures were viewed here a few weeks ago, I thought I would share some new pictures of the Belmont in shark skin. The Belmont is a split toe blucher on the 8 last and can be found in the 2002 AE catalog in black and brown. The leather has a medium stiffness and the shoes have a double oak sole. Yes, the leather is as textured as it appears in the pictures. The sole, plus the "tough as nails" reputation of shark, indicate these shoes will last a very long time. They are definitely a statement shoe that I plan to wear with nice slacks and a sport coat. Discuss.

 

 

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I love them!

 

 

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Great pairs! It's nice to see some shark love out there. Makes me feel better. For years I went to a psychiatrist for an inferiority complex. After years of therapy he decided it wasn't a complex; I was just inferior.

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When I say it was too long I meant that the widest part of my foot was not aligning with the widest part of the shoe. I did have a 65 bal (McAlister) in between the McGregor and the Strand. The McAlister was 8e and fit good length wise but was too narrow (huge v gap) so I sent them back for some 8ee Strands as they didn't have any McAlisters in 8ee. I'll see what CSC says. Really want some oxblood shoes! And a little on the casual side like the McGregor. Any ideas on other shoes just in case?


In oxblood, that's about it when it comes to brogues. The Grayson may be similar in formality, but that's a whole different thing. Oxblood is a more formal color alternative being just behind black, so it isn't going to be a priority color choice for more casual brogues like the MacNeil or Leiden. I'm honestly surprised the McGregor came in it (notice the dainite sole version doesn't). Personally, I've been itching for a pair of merlot McA's, but just can't justify the expense. I'll probably get a pair off eBay at a later date. Good hunting.

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Suede Fullertons. Since day 1, one of my best fitting AEs. I think these are on the 511 last? I've always thought they were chocolate but perhaps they are snuff?

I really like the contrast of the light welt. Added the lighter laces to help casual them up. Yet another casual balmoral conundrum.



Great shoes - love the lighter laces with jeans. Been hoping they would bring something like this into their spring lineup.

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In case anyone is interested, I'm selling a pair of Dalton Wingtip Boots in an 8.5D in dark chili:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/515969/allen-edmonds-dalton-wingtip-boots-8-5d-dark-chili
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Any chance the shoebank has a pair of brown grain Players 2.0 in your size?

They do have them and in brown grain. Not my size, so it's moot, but thanks for the pointer.

 

I've only seen Players in suede. Didn't realize they were in normal leathers, too.

 

I'm going to take my chance at the 1943. I have plenty of room in the toe box on my current shoes, it's the instep that smooshes me on the 65 last, so I think it might work. And I like the shoes I've seen on it... at least pictures of them.

 

Haven't decided fancy or casual yet, but I don't think I can go wrong. Nobody but me is going to know I prefer short wings if I get the wingtip, so it fits the dressy casual to a T. The Cornwallis is a really nice looking shoe and, frankly, nobody notices that I'm over-fancy when I wear my Rutledge with denim, even though I got them thinking to wear them to dress up slacks.

 

Either way, that dark brown burnished goes with everything, and is a color I could wear easily if I wanted to be conservative with a suit or navy slacks and a nice shirt.

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In oxblood, that's about it when it comes to brogues. The Grayson may be similar in formality, but that's a whole different thing. Oxblood is a more formal color alternative being just behind black, so it isn't going to be a priority color choice for more casual brogues like the MacNeil or Leiden. I'm honestly surprised the McGregor came in it (notice the dainite sole version doesn't). Personally, I've been itching for a pair of merlot McA's, but just can't justify the expense. I'll probably get a pair off eBay at a later date. Good hunting.

 

Perhaps I will have to put a hold on the Oxblood and get some walnut McGregors instead...

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In oxblood, that's about it when it comes to brogues. The Grayson may be similar in formality, but that's a whole different thing. Oxblood is a more formal color alternative being just behind black, so it isn't going to be a priority color choice for more casual brogues like the MacNeil or Leiden. I'm honestly surprised the McGregor came in it (notice the dainite sole version doesn't). Personally, I've been itching for a pair of merlot McA's, but just can't justify the expense. I'll probably get a pair off eBay at a later date. Good hunting.

 

Except, you can get the Macneil in burgundy shell. :D 

 

I know, I know, I'm not being helpful.

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Except, you can get the Macneil in burgundy shell. :D 

 

I know, I know, I'm not being helpful.


I thought about mentioning that, but I'm not trying to talk anyone into going broke like some of you are. :)

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Perhaps I will have to put a hold on the Oxblood and get some walnut McGregors instead...


I just picked up dark brown myself. I love them.

 

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