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What size/width do people wear in the 3 last v the 5 last?

Thanks
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I wore my Rutledges today for the first time. I got a compliment on them at church this morning and few at the cigar shop this afternoon. It is a very striking shoe. Great fit. I wonder if the new Harrison fits similarly. They both are on the 3 last. Anyone have a comparison that might be helpful for me?

AppleMark

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Originally Posted by Avalon Limited View Post

I just counted my collection and only have 16 pairs. I started about 6 years ago. My wife has labelled me a shoe snob. After spending 30 years wearing shoes that never fit properly (I have a narrow heel), I deserve the best...right???

You can say that again.

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They posted a picture on their facebook page to show the leather colors offered for the webgem Neumok.


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"For those of you interested in the current Custom WebGem, here's a shot of all the leather swatch colors... Keep in mind, these are untouched natural leather swatches... No finishing has been done... The colors have been ordered to match the Custom configurator - starting with Cardinal and ending with Maize."
Thanks. Looks good, and I may just be able to get my Nucky Thompson on with black and gold...
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Ok, I have some bad news. The soles of the Amsterdams that I ordered via UrbanDaddy a few months ago have started showing cracks. Has anyone experienced the same problem? I already sent my back to AE for repair. I hope mine is an isolated incident and not a problem with the design of the new sole.

 

 

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Cold Iron,

 

Nice boots!  I didn't even know the Krause came in other colors...I may have to get a tan one as well.  Though right now I need to stop myself from making boot purchases, if anything the next thing boot I get will be a plain toe boot. 

 

Right now, since they're so new, I've been babying my 744 and Krause...though I know eventually I'll stop.  Did you get rubber soles put on either your Krause or 744?  Also, since you mentioned you took your 744s hiking, did they get scratched up/scuffed during those hikes?  How did you treat them afterwards?  I saw your extensive posts regarding water-proofing shoes on another thread but was wondering if you use Cordovan cream or if you treat shell boots and/or CXL boots like calfskin. 

 

EDIT:  Also, in your picture, are those currently Sno-sealed?  And do you use shoe trees in your boots?

No snoSeal even though I had considered it when I bought them. Have never done it to shell and couldn't bring myself to do it, I love them as they are and am afraid to change the look of them. But for extended exposure in rain or snow my feet do get wet. I try to use trees in all my shoes and boots but to be honest I wear the 744's so much they sit by the door and normally no I don't, but know better and should shog[1].gif

 

I use Saphir medium brown paste wax on both the cigar shell and Krause, to good effect. After hiking when I got back to the motel room I'd use a wadded up piece of damp TP and wiped them down then put my hand inside a used wool sock and brushed them for a couple of minutes (didn't have a brush). They always came out looking like they were new again. No rubber soles on them yet but am looking and have been for awhile. I want something with soft enough rubber to have traction but shed snow and mud. The ones on the RW are perfect and what ever they are that is what I would like to get.

 

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Originally Posted by Avalon Limited View Post

I just counted my collection and only have 16 pairs. I started about 6 years ago. My wife has labelled me a shoe snob. After spending 30 years wearing shoes that never fit properly (I have a narrow heel), I deserve the best...right???

I hear you I too have a narrow heel and most AE shoes seem to fit me better than any other brand, I never considered that before. And yes you do deserve the best! Welcome aboard BTW.

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

I wore my Rutledges today for the first time. I got a compliment on them at church this morning and few at the cigar shop this afternoon. It is a very striking shoe. Great fit. I wonder if the new Harrison fits similarly. They both are on the 3 last. Anyone have a comparison that might be helpful for me?

AppleMark

Beautiful GOP but you aren't helping me here. People have posted pics before of those and it has always got my interest up but your pushing me over the edge.... Nicely done. 

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Might be buying the Rutledge's this week.  Then again, all of my dress shoes are AE's.  Might look into taking a step up.  hmm...decisions decisions.  Doubt you can do much better for the price than the Rutledges...

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Originally Posted by SloopyNoob View Post

Ok, I have some bad news. The soles of the Amsterdams that I ordered via UrbanDaddy a few months ago have started showing cracks. Has anyone experienced the same problem? I already sent my back to AE for repair. I hope mine is an isolated incident and not a problem with the design of the new sole.

This happens.
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

I wore my Rutledges today for the first time. I got a compliment on them at church this morning and few at the cigar shop this afternoon. It is a very striking shoe. Great fit. I wonder if the new Harrison fits similarly. They both are on the 3 last. Anyone have a comparison that might be helpful for me?

AppleMark

 

Maybe it's just the lighting, but your Rutledges look so much lighter than the ones posted earlier.  Still darker than classic AE walnut color, but definitely lighter than the almost-chili color of the other poster's.  Would you agree that in regular light on a routine basis the Rutledge looks more walnut than chili?

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

 

Maybe it's just the lighting, but your Rutledges look so much lighter than the ones posted earlier.  Still darker than classic AE walnut color, but definitely lighter than the almost-chili color of the other poster's.  Would you agree that in regular light on a routine basis the Rutledge looks more walnut than chili?

The flash was a little hot in this pic. It was a different camera than the one I used for yesterday's pics. The pics yesterday are much more accurate and representative of the color of the shoe. Yes, they are more chili than walnut. These are I think the most unique pair of AEs I own. I highly recommend getting a pair. 

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

The flash was a little hot in this pic. It was a different camera than the one I used for yesterday's pics. The pics yesterday are much more accurate and representative of the color of the shoe. Yes, they are more chili than walnut. These are I think the most unique pair of AEs I own. I highly recommend getting a pair. 

 

Oops I didn't realize you were the same poster!

 

I'm real tempted to get them.  The only thing holding me back is the fact that I already have two shoes in chili (Delrays and Fairfax) and I have no actual walnut shoes.  I have two pair of grey slacks (well, one charcoal and one lighter grey) that I think would look great with true walnut colored shoes, but maybe less so with the chili.  Or maybe I'm just being picky.

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Grey is a difficult color to fit into everyday rotations. That said, the gray Daltons look closer to black. I'd have to see them in some fit pics...

That's exactly my issue.  The color looks pretty nice in the pictures I've seen, but I can't find any of them in the wild.  Hopefully someone will post their pics soon and I'll be able to judge them adequately, but worst case I just return them and get the Fifth Street.  Alternatively, maybe plunder eBay or our classifieds.  I'm just in a new AE sort of mood, really.

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Originally Posted by PerCC View Post

 

Seconds refer to second quality shoes, sold at their outlet stores and the Shoebank. These are not your "made for outlet" kind of shoes - similar to Brooks Brother's 346 brand. These seconds were originally intended to be first quality shoes but did not pass their quality control. Some of the "flaws" aren't even noticeable, and some are eye sores. It's really a crap shoot as to what will be wrong with the shoes. These seconds are usually discounted anywhere from $150 to $269, depending on the model (Strands are $269, $345 for first quality). 

 

I myself have a pair of walnut McAllister seconds, and they're gorgeous. The flaws in them are hardly noticeable. Your best bet is to give one of the outlets a call and have them send you a list of inventory in your specific size. Once you decide what you want, you can have them inspect the shoe (if it's located in their store) or have them ship them to you. Try them on and only wear them inside on carpet, because they cannot accept a return that shoes any sort of wear on the leather sole.

 

I usually deal with Jay or Stewart at the Charleston, SC outlet. Give them a call at (843) 747-4002 and they can tell you all about seconds.

 

Thank you for your kind description.  Do I have to live in SC in order to be in their service area?  I'm Chicago suburb.  Thank you!

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for the seconds past sale, i picked up the brooks neumoks ($117) and mcallisters ($130)
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only flaw in the neumoks is loose stitching near the laces
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as for the mcallisters, there is a nick on the front toe box of the left shoe and extra varnishing which would be hidden by the laces anyway
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I am thoroughly pleased being that this was my first experience with AE seconds.  Definitely will buy from again next time a sale comes around 
Edited by BeraQueezy - 2/11/13 at 11:33am
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Originally Posted by PerCC View Post

Seconds refer to second quality shoes, sold at their outlet stores and the Shoebank. These are not your "made for outlet" kind of shoes - similar to Brooks Brother's 346 brand. These seconds were originally intended to be first quality shoes but did not pass their quality control. Some of the "flaws" aren't even noticeable, and some are eye sores. It's really a crap shoot as to what will be wrong with the shoes. These seconds are usually discounted anywhere from $150 to $269, depending on the model (Strands are $269, $345 for first quality). 


I myself have a pair of walnut McAllister seconds, and they're gorgeous. The flaws in them are hardly noticeable. Your best bet is to give one of the outlets a call and have them send you a list of inventory in your specific size. Once you decide what you want, you can have them inspect the shoe (if it's located in their store) or have them ship them to you. Try them on and only wear them inside on carpet, because they cannot accept a return that shoes any sort of wear on the leather sole.

I usually deal with Jay or Stewart at the Charleston, SC outlet. Give them a call at (843) 747-4002 and they can tell you all about seconds.

Thank you for your kind description.  Do I have to live in SC in order to be in their service area?  I'm Chicago suburb.  Thank you!

no. They can ship to you.
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