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post #10396 of 53181
Thanks so much for the pictures and advice about Neatsfeet oil. That is precisely what I will be doing with my brown Cronmoks. Forgive my ignorance, but what is HDLP?
post #10397 of 53181
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Originally Posted by theinternet View Post

Thanks so much for the pictures and advice about Neatsfeet oil. That is precisely what I will be doing with my brown Cronmoks. Forgive my ignorance, but what is HDLP?

Obenauf's Heavy Duty Leather Preservative 

 

https://www.obenaufs.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=20&product_id=30

 

 

The best stuff around for water proofing...

post #10398 of 53181
Thanks!
post #10399 of 53181

I saw the Long Branch in grey in person this weekend and really like them. The grey is a LOT darker than the images suggest, its more of a dark charcoal than I was expecting. I think I will be getting them as a casual fall/winter boot. They are definitely chunkier than something like the Dalton, but I need a rubber sole for the snow we get. I took a picture with my phone, but it turned out terribly and the flash makes the grey look much lighter than it does in person.

 

 

Edit- they are more this colour

 


Edited by gooter - 10/1/12 at 7:09am
post #10400 of 53181
One more question: Will simply applying the Neatsfoot oil sans HDLP darken the boot like your photos? I'm wondering what is doing the majority of the darkening, is it the NF oil or the HDLP?
post #10401 of 53181
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Originally Posted by theinternet View Post

One more question: Will simply applying the Neatsfoot oil sans HDLP darken the boot like your photos? I'm wondering what is doing the majority of the darkening, is it the NF oil or the HDLP?


The Neatsfoot does the most, HDLP just a little.

post #10402 of 53181
I don't see McAllister in this color, are these real?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-McAllister-Wingtip-Oxfords-8-C-Brown-VERY-NICE-/280983289785?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item416be8bfb9

And if I wear a size 8D for Park Ave, will these fit me? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #10403 of 53181
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Originally Posted by horsey shoes View Post

 

OptoDoc, I am an 8E on the 5 last so pretty close. I had my SA bring in Neumoras in 8.5D, 8.5E, and 8E. I ended up going with the 8E as the length was more correct. But, I probably could have gone down to an 8D as the E width has a good amount of play around the ball and blade sides of the foot. Not enough to want to return them, but probably could have gone for a smaller width.

 

I am noticing the same toe box creasing like others are and not too terribly bothered by it, but creasing none the less.

 

Thanks for the info. I will wait until I can try on more lasts before venturing into AllAboutShoes territory. There are actually a few more staples I need to purchase before joining the world of double monk straps, methinks. Maybe AE will fix the creasing issue before I do.


Edited by OptoDoc - 10/1/12 at 8:22am
post #10404 of 53181
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Originally Posted by sky140885 View Post

I don't see McAllister in this color, are these real?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-McAllister-Wingtip-Oxfords-8-C-Brown-VERY-NICE-/280983289785?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item416be8bfb9
And if I wear a size 8D for Park Ave, will these fit me? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

I've never seen that style of insole before, so they could very well be an older model.  I would imagine you would also be an 8D in the McAllister, as they are on the same last as the PA.


Edited by DJTraveler - 10/1/12 at 9:08am
post #10405 of 53181
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Originally Posted by sky140885 View Post

I don't see McAllister in this color, are these real?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-McAllister-Wingtip-Oxfords-8-C-Brown-VERY-NICE-/280983289785?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item416be8bfb9
And if I wear a size 8D for Park Ave, will these fit me? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

From the Fall 1986 AE catalog, the 6265 is the Chestnut Polished Cobbler McAllister.

If you wear an 8D in the PA, I'm afraid the 8C will be too tight. The PA and McAllister are on the same last.

Chris
post #10406 of 53181

Does anyone have any AE belts? Can you comment on their quality?

 

I'm the type to buyer cheap belts under $30 but am thinking about splurging on a decent quality belt in the $60-$120 range


Edited by amathew - 10/1/12 at 12:20pm
post #10407 of 53181
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Originally Posted by Obsidiank 
stopped by my AE today to get fitted for Park Avenues. The person told me that I could either go with 11 D or 10.5 E as they would fit about the same. I was leaning towards the 10.5 E as that felt like there was less heel slippage. However, he warned me that if it was too wide, then the shoe wouldn't crease in the place and that might look weird.
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Originally Posted by ajmanouk 
Just wear whatever is most comfortable! The most comfortable shoe will fit you better, and crease in the correct spots.
Good advice. Also, creasing just happens no matter what you do, so give it no thought.
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EDIT: The 5 last (which the PA is built on) is a bit of a longer, narrower last. The general guideline (not rule, though!) is to size down half and size up width one. So if you normally wear a 10D in other dress shoes, a PA in 9.5E will usually fit you quite well. The SA is right in the sense that both might fit similar width wise, since a larger size has more girth.
I have found that I should wear the same size in all AE shoes (excepting the Italian made ones). So, as ajmanouk say, it's not a rule!

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Anyone have comments on the Patrio yet? Two guys on AAAC have them: one got his "normal" AE size and is happy, while another went down a 1/2 size and is happy.
post #10408 of 53181

Burnished brown Fifth Street today:

 

 

post #10409 of 53181
^ Very nice. I think those will be my next purchase.
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This is for all the resident shell heads on this thread.   I've been thinking about adding a burgundy shoe to my collection, and your unadulterated love for all things shell has me wondering if I should bite the bullet and try a pair in shell.  My question is which style?  My primary use for the shoes will be with charcoal slacks and a jacket or a sweater, so more casual but dressy enough for a sport coat.  I also wear a charcoal suit pretty frequently, so that is a distinct possibililty, but I'm pretty wed to black shoes with that suit. 

 

Should I go with the long wing blucher?  Is it too dressy for just wearing with slacks and a sweater?  How about the Cambridge?  Is it dressy enough for a suit?  Too dressy for slacks and a sweater?  Any thoughts based on your experience?

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