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Is anyone else still waiting for their Cordovan Daltons from the September Webgems?  I placed my order on the first hour that it was listed.  For the past month they've been telling me "1-2 more weeks," today they tell me "3-5 more weeks."

 

I'm sure they'll be worth the wait, but it's been frustrating that AE hasn't initiated any communication regarding the recurring delays.

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From what I understand, the 20% and 30% deals for Black Friday are only available in-store via coupons gotten from the outlet mall's central office. That's just what one sales associate told me, though.

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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

AE needs to come out with a suede cap toe balmoral. Perhaps a Fifth Avenue but a bigger cap toe.

The old model suede Fifth Avenue still floats around some NRs. I've seen it several times the last few times I was there:



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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

What are you using as your TTS reference? Your Barrie lasted shoes? I am a TTS 9D (Brannock) and wear Strand, Fifth Street, Cambridge, MacNeil, and Quinton all in (9D).

Given the various lasts of various makers, I find the Brannock to be of dubious usefulness; however, with it I measure just past 9.5 in length, and a D width. I have literally dozens of models by various makers in US9.5D (or its UK substantial equivalent - 8.5E - in C&J, John Lobb, etc.). I am 9D in Alden's Barrie.

A 9D in AE's 7 last (MacNeil), for my foot, is dreadfully tight, and unwearable.
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Originally Posted by acousticfoodie View Post

The old model suede Fifth Avenue still floats around some NRs. I've seen it several times the last few times I was there:


If you can find a 9.5D in that I would buy it from you and give you a little cash too for your help.
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post


If you can find a 9.5D in that I would buy it from you and give you a little cash too for your help.

Same here for a 8.5D

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Most of the ones I've seen in the past were all the odd width sizes like A, B or EEE. I don't plan on stopping by again until after the holiday rush is over but if I find anything in the future I'll post the sizes in the thread in the future.
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Originally Posted by Ben Dimond View Post

Just purchased the Park Avenues in Bourbon and Strands in Walnut, my first Allen Edmonds!  I'm a student so got two free belts and ties a $383 dollar value.  Had to have the shoes shipped to me, can't wait to wear them!  I was originally thinking Merlot or Black for the Park Avenues, but black seemed too formal and Bourbon seemed like it would go well with more items.  Unfortunately they weren't on sell so had to pay full price, but seemed like a good deal with the student items added. 

Did I make a good choice for my first pairs?

Nice.  Good call on the Strands in Walnut.

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Originally Posted by Jigg View Post

I'm having issues with my heels slipping out of my shoes. I tried tongue pads today with no luck. After looking at the shoes I noticed the top of both of the back (?) of the shoes looking loose. I have other shoes and they aren't like this. Would this be considered a defect? padeje2y.jpg
Any ideas?
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Hi All,

 

I've been lurking for a month or so and reading.  Just finally signed up. Thanks to my wife, I've taken more of an interest in fit, tailoring, quality, etc. 

 

So anyway, I just picked up my first AE boots (first AEs period).  Dalton's in Choc.  I'm a consistent 11D, occasionally 10.5, but these feel tight....narrow really.  For those of you that are experienced AE people, should I expect a good bit of stretching/loosening around the front area?  Pinky toe region most specifically.  Thanks to anyone who has comments.

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I've seen a lot of discussion on the outlet sales, do we know if there are any deals for the regular stores?
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Originally Posted by Jigg View Post

Any ideas?

Try heel grips. Also try one size narrower for your next purchase.
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Originally Posted by Jigg View Post


Any ideas?

From the pic I would say that you probably need to size down.

You may be able to get away with a size that is too long in a boot because the upper lacing will keep your foot back, but in a shoe, there is no upper lacing and heal slippage has been a key sign to me of a size to long.

 

Also, I can't tell what model you have from the pic, but I had a pair of Jeffersons that I had trouble with length and heal slippage with.

I think this was exaggerated by the different lining in the Independence collection too since it feels a bit more slippery than regular AEs.

I sized down on the Jeffersons and all was well.

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Originally Posted by tgt465 View Post

Try heel grips. Also try one size narrower for your next purchase.

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Originally Posted by horsey shoes View Post

From the pic I would say that you probably need to size down.
You may be able to get away with a size that is too long in a boot because the upper lacing will keep your foot back, but in a shoe, there is no upper lacing and heal slippage has been a key sign to me of a size to long.

Also, I can't tell what model you have from the pic, but I had a pair of Jeffersons that I had trouble with length and heal slippage with.
I think this was exaggerated by the different lining in the Independence collection too since it feels a bit more slippery than regular AEs.
I sized down on the Jeffersons and all was well.
Tried sizing down.
These are Jeffersons, my other pair or Jeffersons (same size, different color) fit great.
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Originally Posted by cptslow View Post

Hi All,

I've been lurking for a month or so and reading.  Just finally signed up. Thanks to my wife, I've taken more of an interest in fit, tailoring, quality, etc. 

So anyway, I just picked up my first AE boots (first AEs period).  Dalton's in Choc.  I'm a consistent 11D, occasionally 10.5, but these feel tight....narrow really.  For those of you that are experienced AE people, should I expect a good bit of stretching/loosening around the front area?  Pinky toe region most specifically.  Thanks to anyone who has comments.

My experience probably differs from others I've read about, but for me shoes that are uncomfortable when I first try them on only get more uncomfortable over time. Yes, they will stretch a bit, but if your pinky toe is rubbing at the initial try on, it will probably be blistered after a 12 hour day in the shoes. Some shoes fit better than others, but I've never had an uncomfortable shoe become comfortable over time. I'd size up. Heel slippage isn't as a big a problem with boots, IMO.
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