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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

Thats how I feel...I mean, for me, since I have large feet the cap toe looks pretty good on my foot...it actually falls in a pretty nice place on my foot...but even if I disliked the captoe, I cant for the life of me see how people can fly off the handle over them the way they do...and then the same people turn around and jizz all over pics of the Fifth Street, which to my eye, has the exact same proportions as the Fifth Ave/Park Ave...It makes no sense. If one dislikes it, they dislike it...thats fine...and thats one thing, but to state as a universal fact that it is unappealing is downright specious IMO. It seems as though there has a been a bit an expectation conditioned into people to dislike one version of the the exact same captoe over other, simply because others have done the same.

And you are not alone.

The PA - whether in spite of, or because of, its captoe placement - is, year in and year out, one of AE's best sellers. So apparently many men actually like it ......
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i very much like the size of the cap toe on the strand, pa, and fa. cap size wise, i prefer them to the cliftons...and i own em all.

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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

that toe cap flat out sucks

Disagree completely. I think it's great. I don't know why there is so much hatred of it on this forum. It's a specific look. Enough said.
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Family photo

 

 

Back row: Shell Dalton, Malvern, Amok, McTavish, Westchester, Hale, Park Ave

 

Middle row: RL Singleton, Neumok, Neumok, Players, Patriot, Fifth Ave, Williams

 

Front Row: RL Sanderson, Neumora, Park Ave, Lasalle, Elgin, McAllister, Strand

 

Any suggestions on future additions?  I am thinking more Shell for sure

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

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.

I bought my burg belt from there two years ago and it matches my Merlots very closely. Maybe it was just a bad dye variation for yours? Might want to check in with the owner and see if he can let you know when there are new batches in stock?
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Originally Posted by cbtaylor View Post

Family photo




Back row: Shell Dalton, Malvern, Amok, McTavish, Westchester, Hale, Park Ave

Middle row: RL Singleton, Neumok, Neumok, Players, Patriot, Fifth Ave, Williams

Front Row: RL Sanderson, Neumora, Park Ave, Lasalle, Elgin, McAllister, Strand

Any suggestions on future additions?  I am thinking more Shell for sure
nice. most of them looks to be brand new.
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Originally Posted by cbtaylor View Post

Family photo

 

 

Back row: Shell Dalton, Malvern, Amok, McTavish, Westchester, Hale, Park Ave

 

Middle row: RL Singleton, Neumok, Neumok, Players, Patriot, Fifth Ave, Williams

 

Front Row: RL Sanderson, Neumora, Park Ave, Lasalle, Elgin, McAllister, Strand

 

Any suggestions on future additions?  I am thinking more Shell for sure


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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

And you are not alone.

The PA - whether in spite of, or because of, its captoe placement - is, year in and year out, one of AE's best sellers. So apparently many men actually like it ......

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Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post

i very much like the size of the cap toe on the strand, pa, and fa. cap size wise, i prefer them to the cliftons...and i own em all.

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Originally Posted by adamdurbin View Post

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Disagree completely. I think it's great. I don't know why there is so much hatred of it on this forum. It's a specific look. Enough said.

I don't like the short cap toe personally, but hate the shoe, not the player. It's personal preference, and I think it's fine.

And it is the iconic AE shoe. So why change it?

But I wonder why they sell so well. It could be that it is the short cap toe look that is appealing; but I also suspect that it is because the Park Avenue and its variants are the only conservative dress shoe that is Goodyear welted and high quality at its price point. Really, they have no competition.

Rather than changing the Park Avenue, I would like to see them add additional models with a longer cap toe, maybe on a different last. But maybe they are worried about taking away from the Park Avenue, and they already have "the" American cap toe dress shoe for the mainstream, so why fix what isn't broken? Maybe another cap toe would be perceived as diminishing the flagship shoe in some way.
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Originally Posted by buckeyefan View Post

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$219 Park Avenue 

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$169 Golf Shoes 

$49 Basic 35mm Belts 

$49 Vests includeing goat suede vests

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$5 Clearance socks

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So the brooks and the Seconds sale is over?

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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


But I wonder why they sell so well. It could be that it is the short cap toe look that is appealing; but I also suspect that it is because the Park Avenue and its variants are the only conservative dress shoe that is Goodyear welted and high quality at its price point. Really, they have no competition.
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In the US-store distribution market, this is true.

On a global scale, there are a number of better options for less money.

For instance:

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&colset=1&styleid=91&shoeid=448&brandid=6&catid=42&oldcolid=418&stype=0&colourid=3374

note the correct toe cap placement:



$272 shipped at today's exchange rate...with a combination heel. Quality is excellent, likely better than AE at the price point. Thats a full $60 short of AE's list price.

If you want a higher end model:

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=6&shoeid=2023

Made by Cheaney, $360 delivered.
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Originally Posted by N8ter View Post

I have a question as to the typical length of break-in time for an AE calf shoe and how much I can expect the shoe to loosen up in the toe box?  I picked up a pair of the BB Strands in Walnut during the $130 and have worn them about 5 times now.  The latest time was this morning to church and the right shoe is juuust tight enough to keep me from being entirely comfortable when wearing them.  It feels like it is just squeezing everything from the ball of my foot forward and my foot feels much better when I get them off, even after the 2.5 hours I wore them this morning.  On the first wear I got a sore pinky toe and haven't had that happen since then, but I also haven't walked nearly as much in them since that first wear.  My left shoe is just fine - what I would consider a good dress shoe fit.  Everything snug, but nothing squeezing or tight.  I do think my right foot is slightly larger than my left as it isn't uncommon for shoes on my right foot to feel tighter than my left.

 

So I am wondering what my best option is?  

 

1) Continue wearing, hope it loosens enough to become comfortable.  I am willing to live through the break-in period if it would ever get to that point, but I am not sure how long it would take if it would.

2) Buy a shoe strecher and see if that would help.

3) Call AE and see what they can do for me.  I am not sure if fit issues is something they would work with a customer on.  I did try the shoes on prior to purchasing and I did mention the tight fit on the right shoe to the sales rep and he assured me the leather would loosen up.  Would rather not go this route for a few reasons, but if there isn't a way to get them comfortable through another method I would probably just stop wearing them eventually which would be a shame.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Allen Edmonds just linked to this thread half an hour ago on their Facebook page. Nice.
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Originally Posted by TurboTropic View Post

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.


Nice. I was looking for a pair of chocolate brown but they don't have them available...

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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

Allen Edmonds just linked to this thread half an hour ago on their Facebook page. Nice.

Uh oh ... hope they don't blacklist some of us who sometimes criticize their shoes...jk shog[1].gif
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Quick, everyone start posting about the need for AE to come out with dark brown shell Dalton's, an 8 last cap toe (with a well placed cap line), a functioning website, and better photo's of the shoes.

What am I missing?
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