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Originally Posted by cfrp View Post

Does Allen Edmond still make the Lombards?

Do they have an wingtips that are open laced (bluchers)

Lombard is no longer offered, but you may find them (and possibly some Players) at the outlets.

Current blucher wingtips are MacNeil, Larchmont (both longwings), Williams (longwing from the Independence Collection), Banchory, and Aberdeen (two from the Rough Collection).

Chris
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Thanks for the advise, I used the Brannock and came in a tad under 10.5. I've worn size 11, 11.5 sneakers for the past few years and the E makes sense now. I never grew in foot size, I just got fatter, and my foot wider.

 

I'll look into the topy when AE calls back about fullfilling my order. I kind of prefer the rubber due to the amount of water and tile down here. But I'm probably going to heed some advice and get the leather.

 

For what its worth, i base the fit of my shoes off of where the crease lays in my step.  If it is too close to the toe box, I'll go up a half size.  I have learned that different shoes have different toe boxes, so whether you have a half inch or a full inch, its more important that the shoe is bending where it is designed to bend. 

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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post



Are we talking about the welt or the edge of the shoe? It seems it would be tough to lighten the color of the welt given the welt stitching.

Sorry, I was thinking sole edge and wrote welt for some reason.  I'm referring to lightening the sole edge of the Dundee.

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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

Lombard is no longer offered, but you may find them (and possibly some Players) at the outlets.

Current blucher wingtips are MacNeil, Larchmont (both longwings), Williams (longwing from the Independence Collection), Banchory, and Aberdeen (two from the Rough Collection).

Chris

The Dalton, too, if you are looking for a boot.
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AE Hale Monday!

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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post


Lombard is no longer offered, but you may find them (and possibly some Players) at the outlets.

Current blucher wingtips are MacNeil, Larchmont (both longwings), Williams (longwing from the Independence Collection), Banchory, and Aberdeen (two from the Rough Collection).

Chris


They are all long wings no? Why don't they offer a non long wing anymore? Wasn't popular?

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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

 

For what its worth, i base the fit of my shoes off of where the crease lays in my step.  If it is too close to the toe box, I'll go up a half size.  I have learned that different shoes have different toe boxes, so whether you have a half inch or a full inch, its more important that the shoe is bending where it is designed to bend. 

 

I would think sizing up in length would be more likely to cause the shoe to crease at or beyond the toe cap.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

I would think sizing up in length would be more likely to cause the shoe to crease at or beyond the toe cap.

 

Huh?  I think you have it backwards.

 

My 9.5D strands crease right at the brogueing at the cap, which I'm not to happy about but it isn't that bad.

My other 10D strands crease right in the middle of the vamp... which is perfect.

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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

 

Huh?  I think you have it backwards.

 

My 9.5D strands crease right at the brogueing at the cap, which I'm not to happy about but it isn't that bad.

My other 10D strands crease right in the middle of the vamp... which is perfect.

 

The longer the shoe extends beyond your toes, the more likely it is to bend in multiple and unnatural places.  It's why you see such bad creasing when someone has a shoe that is way too long for them (because they sized up too much to get their foot into a too narrow last).

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

The longer the shoe extends beyond your toes, the more likely it is to bend in multiple and unnatural places.  It's why you see such bad creasing when someone has a shoe that is way too long for them (because they sized up too much to get their foot into a too narrow last).

 

Ahh I know what you mean.  I was speaking in reference to the crease from the ball of your foot only.  I know what you are talking about, however if your shoe is properly fitted, and the crease across the vamp looks good, having half to a full inch of room in the toebox isn't as much a concern as having the ball of your foot where it belongs on the shoe.

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I just ordered a pair of walnut Daltons at the seconds sale.  I'm now wondering if the dark brown would have been far more versatile (to be worn with everything from khakis and jeans to odd trousers).

 

Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by cfrp View Post


They are all long wings no? Why don't they offer a non long wing anymore? Wasn't popular?

 

Correct, those are all long-wings, with the exception of the Dalton (like elbastardocalvo pointed out).  Of course the Dalton (and Long Branch for that matter) is a boot, if you are in the market for that.  The Player's shoe is still pretty easy to find if that last fits you.  I think it is a beautiful shoe.  There was some complaining lately that they need to expand their wingtip options beyond the couple of balmorals that are available.  Maybe their Spring 2013 collection will have something. 

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Originally Posted by CounselorStyle View Post

I just ordered a pair of walnut Daltons at the seconds sale.  I'm now wondering if the dark brown would have been far more versatile (to be worn with everything from khakis and jeans to odd trousers).

 

Thoughts?

 

I think the conservative answer would be that the dark brown would be more versatile. 

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Originally Posted by CounselorStyle View Post

I just ordered a pair of walnut Daltons at the seconds sale.  I'm now wondering if the dark brown would have been far more versatile (to be worn with everything from khakis and jeans to odd trousers).

 

Thoughts?

 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

I think the conservative answer would be that the dark brown would be more versatile. 

 

Even though the dark brown is more versatile, it still has to be handled on a case by case basis.  Your wardrobe as a whole needs to be taken into account, and the Walnut is a fantastic color if you have room for it in your collection. 

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

Anyone have any experience with AE's boat shoe offerings? I like the looks of the Harbour in brown, though I know their cemented and made in the Dominican Republic. Would y'all skip AE for boat shoes and just stick with something like Sperry's?

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I have the AE Eastport and really like it. I have Sperry's and Sebago's also. The last Sperry's I bought a couple of years ago are really poor quality - much worse than the Sperry's I bought 5-6 years ago. The Sebago's I recently purchased are vastly superior to the Sperry's. The Eastports are much nicer than the Sebago's - more comfortable, lined inside, and the leather is much nicer.

Granted the Sperry's were cheapest, the Sebago's next higher priced, and the AE's most expensive, but the difference is not much. The Sperry's were about $80, the Sebago's were about $100, and I got the Eastports on sale for $175. I would say the Eastports are easily twice as good as the Sperry's. Maybe not twice as nice as the Sebago's, but nicer.

I use my Sperry's for car washing, etc. and figure they will last a couple of years. The Sebago's and Eastports are used for less strenuous activities and are holding up well.

Chris

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Like Chris I also have the Eastports and agree with what he says. They are much nicer than the others and better quality IMO, and my go to shoe in the heat of the summer. July and August I wear them almost every night when I get home from work and on most weekends. Mine took some breaking in to be comfortable but once they did are fantastic, and I expect they will hold up for a very long time. For canoeing and portage or wading wet while fly fishing I have an older pair of Irish Setter boat shoes that are more technical than sporting so those are what I use for more demanding rougher use, the others would never hold up to that except maybe the Eastports. It is almost 15 below zero F today so talk of boat shoes is cruel and unusual punishment. The dog days of summer will be here soon enough however and I look forward to breaking out the Eastports once again.

 

Thanks for the responses, guys. I think I much prefer something with a lower profile like the Harbour to something with a more pronounced sole and heal like the Eastports. No offense, but the Eastports look a tad more "old man"ish for some reason. Sort of the same difference between Sperry's Authentic Original and their Billfish.

 

I noticed the Eastports are handsewn and the Harbour are cemented. Do you anticipate a big difference in quality between the two?

 

Also, did you size down for AE boat shoes? I tried on Sperry's at a store and the size 8 seemed more appropriate than my usual 8.5.

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