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Originally Posted by fieldsheer View Post

For today, I'm going with the Hanover. I wonder if anyone will notice something unusual. 

Excuse the poor lighting.



Two extra sets of eyelets?
Edited by bellyhungry - 2/5/16 at 5:00am
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Lots of snow...good thing I have a few options -

 

Like I said, I'm a loafer guy :)

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On the subject of these new styles like the Leiden, can anyone tell me the point of the Acheson?  I saw that one in the store too and I completely don't get it.  Until I held it right next to the Grayson I didn't even recognize it.  It's like they took the Grayson, made it look less sleek and put it on a last that will work for way fewer people overall.  I can't imagine what they were thinking.  I hope they don't discontinue the Grayson in favor of this, it wouldn't be a wise decision.

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Yeah fair enough, they don't look great on that ebay listing. I still am curious if anyone has any in real life experience with these. I imagine someone around here has seen them in person or maybe even owns a pair.


I missed these posts - I don't own the linen Carlyle but I've seen it in the outlet store.  It's not bad looking at all - the Carlyle is just sleek looking in general.  It's very lightweight since the material is basically canvas.  If you think you could pull it off they're not bad by any means.  Don't know if you recall the Baton Rouge - I remember thinking they looked utterly ridiculous until I finally saw someone wearing them - lightweight chinos in the peak of the summer time, didn't look bad at all.  Hope this helps a little - I wouldn't get them if it's cold most of the year where you are.

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@catlettsl I hate to tell you but the 65, well, sucks. If you're having trouble like that but are adamant about getting something that works id also consider the BB styles (the fit is slightly different due to the poron) as well as the Jefferson with the independence lining.
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@neo1 you're right it does suck. But there best shoes are on the 65 last.


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Great boots @Neo1 though you better not be trying that Normandy out in the snow unless you lugged the bottom!

 

***for anyone interested in 65 last and AE in general who is fairly new to AE*** (don't want to bore the old timers with the below)

In regards to the 65 last it is peculiar and I think most people, not all, can dial in a size. I find that heel cup width does not really change between an e width to eee width nor does going down a full size affect the heel. 

 

For me it was just saying WTF one day and ordering 2 different styles on the 65 last in 6 sizes each(seconds). I talked to my SA and he was fine with it knowing I would keep one pair of each style that fit. So my next billing cycle(only time I ever use a CC) I ordered 12 pairs total. 12D, 12E, 12eee, 13D, 13E and 13EE...I ordered a cap toe bal and a blucher. Returning the unwanted ones on my dime prior to billing cycle ending.

 

Initially all of my 65 lasted shoes were 13d or 13e and I thought they fit ok...sometimes felt long - never a good V-gap. I had ordered a 65 lasted suede bal in 12eee which fit perfect but I could not be sure given that suede can once in a while fit different.

 

Any way long boring story coming to an end...what I found is that I wear a 12E in blucher and a 12EEE on closed laced bal's....If you asked me prior would my foot ever fit in a 12E I would have said no...no shot.

 

Another long boring story coming...

On another note, a reality is that AE is a high volume shoe production plant...I now will often order 2 or 3 pairs of the same size shoe or boot to find a left and right that fit correct. The Oddenwald is a perfect example...I ordered a 12D and 13D(no other width available) on the B34 last...the 13D was ok but loos and the 12D was too tight..more so on my left foot than right which is odd since my right foot is a smidge smaller. I returned the 13D and ordered 2 more pairs of 12D...needless to say neither of the next 1 or 2 pairs fit like the first pair.

 

On top of that neither of the follow up pairs fit the same with the paired boots as shipped...so I took a left from one and a right from the other and have a perfect fit. It is frustrating for sure with AE but as I always say when they get something right it is the best value on the shoe market and for me worth the extra effort.

 

I was drawn to AE as I wanted Made in the USA(well mostly as i have learned) so could I have jumped ship full time to Vass or Carmina for ballpark similar pricing..yes(and I have one of each of them, beautiful stuff) - I also went to Alden for made in the USA, Rancourt for made in the USA, old Sebago's for Made int he USA and Truman Boots for Made in the USA...ok..Viberg, I have a bunch of but come on Canada is like an extension state!

 

Anyway AE sometimes takes some effort but to me they are worth it when they have something I like.

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I never see these posted here, so I'm posting my Berkshires
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Originally Posted by fieldsheer View Post
 

For today, I'm going with the Hanover. I wonder if anyone will notice something unusual. 

 

Excuse the poor lighting.

 

Did you add eyelets? I have two pairs of Hanover's and they only have 3 eyelets.

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My Park Aves and McAllisters both fit pretty similarly. The McGregors I just got are noticeably roomier (especially in the toe). Not sure how I feel about it, I've just been walking on carpet with them for now in case I dork out and want to return them. 

 

I am also wearing my new McGregors around on carpet. Thicker socks today is mitigating the roominess. The length seems good, but how much room should be allowed above the toes before the shoe is considered too voluminous? Even though I was sized a 10.5 C-D in store, I am wondering if a 9.5 D or a 10 C would not fit me better compared to the 10 D I have. If only they made more shoes in C width. A 10.5 B could work, but likely too long.

 

EDIT: I am most likely overthinking it, I just did a comparison with my Warwicks and these are much more comfortable immediately. A little wiggle room is going to be fine in the toes, and a smaller size or width would probably squeeze my high instep too much. It's a keeper!


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I am also wearing my new McGregors around on carpet. Thicker socks today is mitigating the roominess. The length seems good, but how much room should be allowed above the toes before the shoe is considered too voluminous? Even though I was sized a 10.5 C-D in store, I am wondering if a 9.5 D or a 10 C would not fit me better compared to the 10 D I have. If only they made more shoes in C width. A 10.5 B could work, but likely too long.

 

EDIT: I am most likely overthinking it, I just did a comparison with my Warwicks and these are much more comfortable immediately. A little wiggle room is going to be fine in the toes, and a smaller size or width would probably squeeze my high instep too much. It's a keeper!


I don't mind some wiggle room for my toes-sies, I'm just concerned that after a few wears my foot is going to be swimming in it. Width is fine, got maybe a half inch or so of space between the end of my foot and the tip of the shoe, that's good right? The McGregor has shattered my expectations of proper fit!

 

I'm most likely overthinking it as well, but that's how we do.

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Did you add eyelets? I have two pairs of Hanover's and they only have 3 eyelets.


Yup! You spotted it.

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Black Belmonts for a Friday in the office. As comfortable as expected for a double oak sole.

 

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I never see these posted here, so I'm posting my Berkshires

Nice looking casual shoe. I could use a pair.

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Yup! You spotted it.


Did you have the eyelets added? I've thought about having this done to decrease the waves on the vamp due to there being too much space between the eyelets.

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