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post #10126 of 53404

how's the fit of the 3 last compared to 5 last? run longer?

post #10127 of 53404
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post

AE is having their online sale this weekend and I happen to be fairly close to their southcoast plaza store in southern california. I have their Kearney loafers in an 8.5, but I tried on the Park Avenue's in 8.5 and there was an awful pressure on the arch of my right foot. I really like AE's price/quality ratio and I want the PA's to fit. Is there any other width I should be trying that might alleviate this problem? I guess i should just go over there and try on a bunch of sizes, but it doesn't make sense to me that no size would fit my foot.
The balmoral stitching is pretty unforgiving if you happen to have the height of foot that simply won't fit. You could try going up in width...as you allude to, and especially if you live close, it's best to do this in person.
post #10128 of 53404
Pk, I like it! Unfortunately (or fortunately, I guess), I went through my closet and got rid of my old standby Cole Haans and India sourced Florsheim Imperials a couple years ago. But, I enjoy your pictures and would like seeing others' collections of ugly shoes next to their "post-enlightenment" shoes.

My shoe collection currently consists of AE, Alden, Crockett & Jones, a few pair of running shoes, and a Couple pair of boots I use for working outside or hunting. After my family's move this weekend, I'll try to snap a couple of pictures again.
post #10129 of 53404
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Originally Posted by PK35216 View Post

 

 

New Walnut Strands out for a spin!

 

And I'm a little hurt that my idea for everyone sharing a picture of their horrible old shoes (the [insert cheap shoe manufacturer here] Recovery Group for Men), preferrably next to some AE's, did not catch on, or even get one comment. musicboohoo[1].gif

 

Not even a smirk for my Anti Shoe Porn, or alternatively, Shoe Pornuglify (trademark and copyright mothertruckers!)?  blush.gif

 

So, one last attempt at some Rockport goodness.  I wore these brown Rockports probably 4 days out of five (or my black ones) for years when heading to the law office.  The saddest thing is that I actually had inherited four pair of AE's and, GET THIS, Alden 976 Shell wingtips (too big for me unfortunately, so I sold them on Ebay), but didn't know what I had until early last year.  baldy[1].gif

 

Without further ado, let the ugliness recommence!!

 

Go on! Get it out!  It will be therapeutic.

 

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Pk, I like it! Unfortunately (or fortunately, I guess), I went through my closet and got rid of my old standby Cole Haans and India sourced Florsheim Imperials a couple years ago. But, I enjoy your pictures and would like seeing others' collections of ugly shoes next to their "post-enlightenment" shoes.
My shoe collection currently consists of AE, Alden, Crockett & Jones, a few pair of running shoes, and a Couple pair of boots I use for working outside or hunting. After my family's move this weekend, I'll try to snap a couple of pictures again.

 

Same boat here, I purged my non-AE shoes about a year ago and now am 100% AE; with the exception of the running shoes of course.

 

I did however have some black, pebble leather square toe loafers that I kept for the longest time because I thought they were great.

When I started bringing in the AEs, I quickly realized how far I was off.

I believe I used those square toes for a $30 discount during the shoes donation program AE ran last year.

post #10130 of 53404

If anyone would like to get rid of their Bayfields at a reasonable price please PM me. Brown or Black. 10 1/2 D or 10E - thanks...

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Originally Posted by mekato1 View Post

how's the fit of the 3 last compared to 5 last? run longer?

 

I tend to have to size down .5 in the 3 last.  In the 5 last I wear a 9D, but in the 3 last I'm an 8.5D.

post #10132 of 53404
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Originally Posted by PK35216 View Post

 

New Walnut Strands out for a spin!

 

And I'm a little hurt that my idea for everyone sharing a picture of their horrible old shoes (the [insert cheap shoe manufacturer here] Recovery Group for Men), preferrably next to some AE's, did not catch on, or even get one comment. musicboohoo[1].gif

 

Not even a smirk for my Anti Shoe Porn, or alternatively, Shoe Pornuglify (trademark and copyright mothertruckers!)?  blush.gif

 

So, one last attempt at some Rockport goodness.  I wore these brown Rockports probably 4 days out of five (or my black ones) for years when heading to the law office.  The saddest thing is that I actually had inherited four pair of AE's and, GET THIS, Alden 976 Shell wingtips (too big for me unfortunately, so I sold them on Ebay), but didn't know what I had until early last year.  baldy[1].gif

 

Without further ado, let the ugliness recommence!!

 

Warning: Had to hide the ugliness! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Go on! Get it out!  It will be therapeutic.

 

Great idea but I also no longer have what would now be my very old shoes either. Thank goodness I never did find a pair of Ecco to fit me!! Both of my sons however, sighhh I feel I have failed.. facepalm.gif  Although my oldest is starting to catch on but only because of his girlfriend. I love that girl and he needs to marry her ASAP.

 

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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post

AE is having their online sale this weekend and I happen to be fairly close to their southcoast plaza store in southern california. I have their Kearney loafers in an 8.5, but I tried on the Park Avenue's in 8.5 and there was an awful pressure on the arch of my right foot. I really like AE's price/quality ratio and I want the PA's to fit. Is there any other width I should be trying that might alleviate this problem? I guess i should just go over there and try on a bunch of sizes, but it doesn't make sense to me that no size would fit my foot.

 

If at all possible trying on shoes is always the best and only way to tell if they work or not. Another person had mentioned they had the same problem as you with the PA and the SA had them try one of the black superfeet inserts that AE now carries and it then fit him perfectly. Might be worth a try.

post #10133 of 53404

Malverns with chinos today:

 

 

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

 

Cold Iron, thanks to you for your helpful post above.  I was going to buy a couple of pairs of the AE trees since they're on sale and searched around for good prices but the Cedarville deal didn't show up.  And I actually prefer the Epic twin tube trees so now I have 4 pairs on order ready for my soon-to-be arriving AE #8 Daltons and JCrew Alden #8 PCT boots with two spare pairs for the future.  Really appreciate the heads up!

 

I love my JCrew PCTs - snap a picture of the two versions of #8 straight out of the box, if you would please.  I am interested to see the differences... 

 

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Originally Posted by Essential View Post


Yep. On AE's youtube, it says to use full-toe for AE shoes and combination for other shoes. They just said that full-toe was made with AE shoes in mind.

 

I find it is very last specific - the full-toes fit some lasts very well (#1, #5 come to mind).  Some lasts work better with the split-toe trees (#7 comes to mind).  I personally prefer Epics in most of my loafers, my #1 last PTBs and boots and my Alden Barrie-lasted boots.

 

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Originally Posted by Murph65 View Post

Thanks so much for the very helpful response.

 

Shoes came today - all black! Called the shoe bank and they made it right immediately. The cap on the left Clifton, the one that was supposed to be black, was askew  - clearly the defect that made them seconds.  I'm keeping the black Strands and will have 2 pair, black and walnut - like em better anyway! If  I need something more formal in the future, I'll just have to buy another pair!

 

Shell Cambridges are certainly something to aspire to - thanks again for the response.

 

Stick around here and you'll have those Cambridges before you know it.  In the past, AE has run deals for their shell seconds at $299(!)

 

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bad cellphone pics alert

 

Leeds on Monday

 

Moras Today

 

Very nice.  Those original Moras are hard to come by.  Enjoy!

post #10135 of 53404

Does anyone have experience with the Haight chelsea boot, especially pictures in the wild? The photos on the AE website make the burnished brown finish look quite nice. They are about $100 off on this current sale.

post #10136 of 53404
Just ordered a pair of the Fifth Avenue in Burnished Brown with shoe trees

I went into a local store that carried Allen Edmonds and tried on the Park Avenue in a 7.5D and an 8D. The 8D was great in width but too long in length. In the 7.5D I had the opposite problem, great in length but a bit tight in width. I talked to the people at Allen Edmonds and they told me that the 7.5E would be 3/16 wider than the 8D. That should be perfect for me.

I called up Shoe bank but they didn't have any seconds in the 7.5E. They also didn't have any firsts in that size so they are making them for me. The only issue is that I'm going away for a few weeks on the 31st of October. It's a bit tight but hopefully they will arrive before I leave.
post #10137 of 53404
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Does anyone have experience with the Haight chelsea boot, especially pictures in the wild? The photos on the AE website make the burnished brown finish look quite nice. They are about $100 off on this current sale.

I forgot to upload these:





It looks sloppy and bulkier than expected, note this is the floor model not in my wide size. On a positive note, it has a genuine Dainite sole, which is nice.

post #10138 of 53404
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It looks sloppy and bulkier than expected, note this is the floor model not in my wide size. On a positive note, it has a genuine Dainite sole, which is nice.

 

Thanks for the pictures! It does appear sleeker and darker on the website. One of the few times the AE stock pics actually look nice. Do you think they are worth $265? I've never owned this type of boot.
 

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

 

Thanks for the pictures! It does appear sleeker and darker on the website. One of the few times the AE stock pics actually look nice. Do you think they are worth $265? I've never owned this type of boot.
 

 

Isn't the better question whether they are worth the additional ribbing you will get from  your coworkers?  nest.gif

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Thanks for the pictures! It does appear sleeker and darker on the website. One of the few times the AE stock pics actually look nice. Do you think they are worth $265? I've never owned this type of boot.

 

For me, a chelsea boot should look sleek and elegant, this one unfortunately does not. Personally, I'm passing...
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