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post #10801 of 53195
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post
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Awww yeaaahhhh icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

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However... I do not understand the love affair with CXL leather by many. I use my brown CXL as a general purpose boot because I have the black for dressier occasions. The CXL leather can be recovered with some work, but it scuffs very easily. So not sure why so many people love it, and not just for AE boots either. What am I missing?

 

It's comfy. The pull-up nature of the tanning brings out an incredible patina. It's rugged as hell and quite water resilient. CXL doesn't shine up like a proper dress shoe, and shouldn't be near a dress shoe. However, it can be spiffed just enough to make do in casual offices/days. My before and afters:

 

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CXL cleaned after (Click to show)

 

Would love to see an after shot of your Bayfields cleaned up fing02[1].gif

post #10802 of 53195
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Originally Posted by mystix View Post

I want to add another shoe to my rotation but not sure which one to get.
I currently have a shell burgundy macneil, black ecco shoes(meh).
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I am itching to get another pair of shell cordovans. The shoe bank has a pair of burgundy and brown shell park avenues.
I can't find any live pictures of the brown ones and the burgundy pictures vary widely. The pictures on AE site does not look like true representation of the shoes.

Which color should I purchase? My other option is to wait and get the brown shell strands.

I'd vote for the burgundy, since they are able to be worn with greater diversity of colors. The brown shell is great, but can be a little limiting. But, as another said, if you currently have 2 pair of dress shoes, get 2 more in calf before getting the shell PAs. The bigger your rotation, the less wear on each pair.
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Originally Posted by mystix View Post

I want to add another shoe to my rotation but not sure which one to get.
I currently have a shell burgundy macneil, black ecco shoes(meh).

I am itching to get another pair of shell cordovans. The shoe bank has a pair of burgundy and brown shell park avenues.
I can't find any live pictures of the brown ones and the burgundy pictures vary widely. The pictures on AE site does not look like true representation of the shoes.

Which color should I purchase? My other option is to wait and get the brown shell strands.
cordovan is so addictive! if you want cordovan, go for it. have you considered alden? and regarding color, you already have two pairs of pretty dark shoes. in indoor office lighting, burgundy shell can pass for black. perhaps mix it up a bit with a lighter color (walnut shell, MAYBE brown shell [although it is pretty dark], or--if you go alden and get lucky--ravello or cigar)?
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Originally Posted by mystix View Post

I want to add another shoe to my rotation but not sure which one to get.
I currently have a shell burgundy macneil, black ecco shoes(meh).

I am itching to get another pair of shell cordovans. The shoe bank has a pair of burgundy and brown shell park avenues.
I can't find any live pictures of the brown ones and the burgundy pictures vary widely. The pictures on AE site does not look like true representation of the shoes.

Which color should I purchase? My other option is to wait and get the brown shell strands.

Get the brown shell Strands. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #10805 of 53195
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Originally Posted by theinternet View Post

bpanicola, I just bought a pair of tan Cronmoks and a pair of cognac McTavish as well. I like the cut of your jib.

Thanks. Any pictures or thoughts on the cognac McTavish. Did you Size down a 1/2 or full size on the Mctavish as compared to the Cronmok's? I have a feeling a lot of last minutes purchases will happen today.
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No pictures, but I did size down from my normal 10.5D to a 10D for the McTavish. For the Cronmoks I went with an 11D because I like my boots to run a little large and the 10.5D just felt too tight in the toe box for me. Someone posted some pictures of their cognac McTavish pair a few pages back if you are looking for some pictures of it in the wild.
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Grouse hunting isn't the first thing I associate with a leather dress boot.
You really abused those!
Channeling your inner Theodore Roosevelt, eh?

 

One of the first post I read on here a gentleman from NE Pa. had pictures of his while hiking in Alaska. I strongly suspect he was from WB\Scranton area and not the Endless Mountains Region. And several people in this thread have posted pictures of theirs before and after which they also use as general  purpose boots, and looked worse than mine until cleaned up when they look new again. With saddle soap, Reno and HDLP they will clean up, much like one of the reviewers on the AE site for the Bayfield's who said he cleaned horse shit out of the barn and trailer with them during the day and cleaned them up and wore them out to eat that night. So do you own the Bayfield or CXL leather boots, or just like to wax inelegantly about someone that was in the big green weenie?

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Can anyone comment as to how either the 1 or 2 last fits compared to the 5 last?
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The 2 is tighter in the toe box, and the 1 is bigger in the toe box (and pretty much everywhere else). My experience, however, is that not every shoe from AE on the same last has an identical fit. The Leeds is much more generous in the toe box than the Malvern, for instance, even though they're both on the 1. I've never been able to fit into a single shoe on the 2 last (due to tightness in the toe box) but have fit into every shoe on the 5 last in my normal size.
post #10810 of 53195
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Originally Posted by theinternet View Post

No pictures, but I did size down from my normal 10.5D to a 10D for the McTavish. For the Cronmoks I went with an 11D because I like my boots to run a little large and the 10.5D just felt too tight in the toe box for me. Someone posted some pictures of their cognac McTavish pair a few pages back if you are looking for some pictures of it in the wild.

Thanks again!
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Originally Posted by SeventyFive View Post

Can anyone comment as to how either the 1 or 2 last fits compared to the 5 last?
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Originally Posted by reidrothchild View Post

The 2 is tighter in the toe box, and the 1 is bigger in the toe box (and pretty much everywhere else). My experience, however, is that not every shoe from AE on the same last has an identical fit. The Leeds is much more generous in the toe box than the Malvern, for instance, even though they're both on the 1. I've never been able to fit into a single shoe on the 2 last (due to tightness in the toe box) but have fit into every shoe on the 5 last in my normal size.

True statement (bold).

I am TTS 9.5D.
I am wearing walnut Strands (5 last) today - 9D. My other 5 lasted shoes are 9D.
I recently purchased the burgundy shell Leeds - 10D. I also have burgundy shell Bradleys in 10D.
I find the 2 last altogether odd, but I wear 9.5D in it.
Moral of the story - try them on, or, if that is not possble, order two sizes and send one back..

NOTE: Some wear the same size in the 5 last and the 1 last. I could never do this. A one -lasted shoe in 9D is unwearable.
post #10812 of 53195
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post


No way am I on par with "big timer status" I am under SF secret service protection though.
No offense intended. Did I just pull a Romney? I am just used to reading all of the bespoke threads here (for the record I am not a Romney supporter nor do I own any bespoke shoes--MTO is the best I have). From my understanding AE is a great shoe for the money and I just ordered a pair of Lubbock on sale for $199.
However, I'm not totally out of touch as my price comparison to a nice meal is spot on. I took my girlfriend out on Friday night for dinner--drinks and no wine. Bill came to $240 with tip. This is Philly pricing not NY pricing. Food was consumed and gone and not thought about again. A $200 pair of shoes, albeit nice shoes, cost less than dinner. So, while I expect them to last much longer than dinner my point was that they are not the crown jewels; they are merely shoes that one day be consumed and go to the rubbish/recycling pile.
Or, think of it this way, $200 is about three to four fill-ups of gas. While the gas also gets you to work, most people don't freak out when their tank is on empty.
I know most men don't spend as much money on shoes and clothes as SF members do but that is because we have different priorities and understand the value of craftmanship and nice things.
I was not trying to belittle anyone's shoes, I made comments along the lines that AE makes a great rainy day shoe is you can pick them up for $200 which beats running around in the rain in a brand new pair of $1,200 shoes.

 

 

Yep, you pulled a few Romney's in there. rotflmao.gif  I would assume your AE's are merely your house shoes or your outside shoes when you must trek across your Castle's lawn with your hounds by your side.

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Patriot.

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^ Very nice, mine should be arriving today

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Here you go:

 

 

 

Thanks!  Funny how I couldn't see the depth in the first pic.

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