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My fifth avenues got ruined with salt and water damage. How can I prevent this in the future (aside from not wearing them in bad weather)?

Mix 2 parts water to 1 part white vinegar and wipe the salt stains down ASAP. Then wipe down with a damp rag and let them dry naturally do not place near a heat source to dry. I too doubt they are ruined. 

 

Several thin coats of paste wax will protect your shoes in the winter very well. Cream or cream polish, not so much. I always wax my shoes and boots a couple of extra times in the fall before the snow falls and also during the winter. Check your soles every day when you get home and make sure you don't have chunks of salt stuck in the leather soles too. 

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Depending on the weather, I either carry my shoes or throw a pair of Swims on.  I picked up a second pair in brown for $30 a few weeks ago from AE.

How'd you get that price?  I have been shopping for overshoes and would love swims because of the lined interior, but there is no way I would spend $95 on overshoes.  $30 for swims vs. $25 for tingelys would be great.

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Here is a picture of a 6 month old pair of Rutledges next to a new pair of RL Sandersons and a pair of dark brown Fifth Avenues. The picture accurately shows the difference in color under office lighting.

 

 

As for sizing, I wear 9.5 D on the 5 last (fit snug for the first few wears before stretching considerably, 9 D on the 333 last (snug fit for most of the day and uncomfortable after maybe 12 hours) and 9.5 D on the 2 last. My brannock device sizing is 9 C.

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Looking for a belt to wear with my walnut Strands as the one I've been using does not work well.

Did a little searching but couldn't find a good answer on this.

Has anyone purchased a belt from Narragansett or Austin Jeffers to wear with walnut strands? Hard to tell what would work well from the online pictures. Any input is appreciated.
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Thought I would post a pic of my Walnut 5th Aves. When I chose them over the Strands, I wanted something a little more conservative with less broguing. However, I ended up getting a pair of Strands and they are actually my favorites. Here in Northern New Mexico, where I am one of less than 1% that owns descent shoes, it is nice to stand out a little and show some real style. I will get a pic of my 5ths for next time.

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Originally Posted by ddsg View Post

Here is a picture of a 6 month old pair of Rutledges next to a new pair of RL Sandersons and a pair of dark brown Fifth Avenues. The picture accurately shows the difference in color under office lighting.
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As for sizing, I wear 9.5 D on the 5 last (fit snug for the first few wears before stretching considerably, 9 D on the 333 last (snug fit for most of the day and uncomfortable after maybe 12 hours) and 9.5 D on the 2 last. My brannock device sizing is 9 C.

That seems really odd. According to those numbers you would think you would be swimming in the 9.5s.
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The new suede shoes released really make me wonder why AE won't develop a simple dirty buck.

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Looking for a belt to wear with my walnut Strands as the one I've been using does not work well.

Did a little searching but couldn't find a good answer on this.

Has anyone purchased a belt from Narragansett or Austin Jeffers to wear with walnut strands? Hard to tell what would work well from the online pictures. Any input is appreciated.

 

With Narragansett, the walnut matches my Strands perfectly. However, the burgundy belt comes back looking bright red and would not match any pair of burgundy/merlot shoes I've ever seen.

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Very nice!  Essentially Sanfords built on the 1-511 last?  How old?

Thanks! Picked them up used at a thrift store, but I know they don't make them anymore. When I got them, the soles were lightly worn and still were original heels/soles. I've only replaced the heels. Still on the original AE branded soles. Only the 3rd or 4th time wearing them. These are double soled unlike the sanfords, which I also have, that are single soled.
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Seems like the Amazon sale is over.. Park Aves and others were $250 new.

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Just ordered BB Fifth Ave in brown. Like the half topy sole.
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Originally Posted by jakej View Post

Looking for a belt to wear with my walnut Strands as the one I've been using does not work well.

Did a little searching but couldn't find a good answer on this.

Has anyone purchased a belt from Narragansett or Austin Jeffers to wear with walnut strands? Hard to tell what would work well from the online pictures. Any input is appreciated.


I've been wearing mine with a Club Monaco Adam belt and it matches pretty spot on.

Link to it: http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=17007246&cp=12243591.12280936.12454546&ab=ln_men_shoesaccessories_belts

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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

My fifth avenues got ruined with salt and water damage. How can I prevent this in the future (aside from not wearing them in bad weather)?

Been there done that with AE shoes. I kep moisturizing my damaged pair and applying shoe cream and it's not as noticeable now. However, I immediately bought Swims overshoes thereafter.
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BTW, bought a pair of Walnut Daltons in the current shoebank sale. Will probably take a couple of weeks to get to me in Canada but I'm very excited.
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I live in Canada too, near Vancouver. For what it's worth, I get my AE online orders delivered to a package depot just across the border - US side. Usually takes 3 days to arrive there, free shipping within US, takes me <90 mins round trip from my house, and Customs rarely charges me duty. Just picked up a package from AE today. Funny thing was, I got two pairs of shoe trees...one pair consisted of 2 left feet. Shipping me another pair tomorrow N/C, and I can return the bad pair when I pick up the replacements. I love AE customer service!
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