I got a pair of McTavishes but I'm seriously considering going back next paycheck to get a pair of Strands after seeing them in person. Definitely go check them out.
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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc... - Page 518post #7757 of 707377/26/12 at 10:01amQuote:
In his post, he mentioned specifically getting them in Walnut.
I was going to mention the Elgin and McTavish for him as well. I think as far as a "casual" shoe goes, those are both great choices. The Elgin is a bit darker than the McTavish, so if there's a preference/concern about overall color, that might be something to consider. But both are a great choice for the brown/tan category.post #7758 of 707377/26/12 at 10:01ampost #7759 of 707377/26/12 at 10:12ampost #7760 of 707377/26/12 at 10:27amQuote:Originally Posted by Shikar
Got the 4th AE Shell in past month. The Macneils and Leeds fit fine in 11.5D but the brown Strand is a wee bit tight and long in 11.5D. Will for the first time, go to the AE store at lunch and actually get sized!
Likely get the Strand in a 11E and give the 11.5D back at the store.
Ya my first two pairs were 10D, when i picked up the shell strands i went to AE in boston and made sure i was properly fitted. On the 5 last, turns out i'm a 9.5 Def step down a half size...post #7761 of 707377/26/12 at 11:57amQuote:
So I did go to the AE store and on the *Device*, i was L-10D R-11D, and I normally wear a 11.5D. I tried the 11E in PA (same last) and it was loose, so ended up getting the Shell Strand in a 11D and its fine.
Regards.post #7762 of 707377/26/12 at 12:13pmpost #7763 of 707377/26/12 at 12:16pm
Thanks for the update. After my exchange with JokerMan, I looked more closely at the Brannock instructions.
It was insightful regarding the comparison between heel to toe measurement and heel to ball measurement. Typically, I let the SA take the measurements and make a size recommendation. From now on, though, I am going to ask the SA to show me the two different measurements so I can see how they compare.post #7764 of 707377/26/12 at 12:52pmpost #7765 of 707377/26/12 at 1:17pmThe Yuma boots I bought from Nordstrom just came. They had the infamous white sticker. I am really pissed because they weren't even on sale.
The shoes didn't really fit in the box so they were really creased. The insoles were not properly glued down so they are really uncomfortable.
There is glue issues throughout. The leather looks like one solid color in the Nordstrom pics, but irl they have some significant discolorations throughout.post #7766 of 707377/26/12 at 1:18pmAnyone know anything on these..
I'm not sure what that sole is.post #7767 of 707377/26/12 at 1:26pm
Having a problem polishing my black AE McAllisters. The odd thing is that it's only on one shoe. Following my normal procedure, I get a decent shine on the left shoe, but the toe of the right shoe past the broguing is just, for lack of better word, dull. the leather even feels different to the touch, a bit less smooth. Any ideas what I can do to get the shine back?
Here's what I usually do:
- Remove dirt with a brush.
- Apply cleaner/conditioner, allow to sit for a few minutes, and remove with cloth.
- Apply polish (sometimes a wax) and allow to sit for a few minutes.
- Buff off with a horsehair brush and give a final wipedown with a cloth.
- Edge dressing.
Thanks!post #7768 of 707377/26/12 at 1:58pmQuote:
Funny... i am a L-10.5D and R-10D and still felt the 9.5D was a perfect fit. The crease behind the toebox was perfect, thats what made me realize the 9.5 was the fit.post #7769 of 707377/26/12 at 2:44pmpost #7770 of 707377/26/12 at 3:04pm
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