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Edit^^ nice detail, Cold Iron.  We were posting at the same time.  

 

I take the same size in my shell Randolphs as all my other shell AEs - 12D.  I don't have any experience with the Patriot, however.  It feels to me like AE made their 9 last (Randoph) shorter than the 5 last (Cambridge, PA, others) in the same size, probably so that the loafers on this last could fit well in the same size as their lace-ups on other lasts.  

 

I'll also add that the full-strap design of the Randolph means it won't stretch much across the top of your foot.  If you have a high-volume foot (as described above) you may have problems with the Randolph.  I have a medium volume foot, and the first few wearings were tight, then it started to loosen up.  

 

Ideally, go somewhere you can try them on... Good luck.

bucksfan thanks for the great write up on the Randolph's, you have me wondering if they may just work for me also. I need a burgundy shell loafer now after all... :-)

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Can we begin a rumor that will hopefully pressure the CEOs to make something come true? Can we start a rumor that there will be an Allen Edmonds-Filson collaboration? Rugged shell cordovan loafers? Yes please. Btw just sitting in the St. Louis MO airport and the idea popped into my head as I took this picture.

Great picture and shoes! I own a lot of Filson bags and clothing, both town and field\hunting so would love to see it. However guess we are a day too late guess what just came out on the Orvis website? Loafers made by AE, likely made in the DR seeing how the price is $198

 

http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=8L05

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This pic at St. Louis Airport, those shoes seem to be neither Randolphs nor Patriots (even though they look very close to Patriots), do you mind to tell me what they are?

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I was just in a store that carries some AE shoes. They had flatirons, but no kenilworth, so I couldn't compare them. I did get a chance to compare the bourbon and chili colours, though. The bourbon is a little darker than the walnut, less "yellow" and more "brown". Not as red as the chili. But still a lot lighter than the regular AE brown. It looks really good on the strands, which they had in stock.
AND??? Did you grab the strands? Or are you going to try to find some seconds in your size?
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Quinton in particular is beautiful, go for it! J
I thought that was a discontinued shoe? Where have you found them?
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Picture request for the brown shell cordovan PAs.
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Mee too, I am thinking about which Cambridge to get. The black is IMO a must-have-standard, OTOH I do love the Burgundy color. BTW indeed I need a different width with the Cambridge and the McTavish: The McTavish fits well in 11.5D (as e.g. the Strand does) while the Cambridge needs to be 11.5E. Anyone has an idea?

 

Regarding the size, maybe someone has an additional hint: I am about to purchase some more Cordovans, i.e. Randolph and Patriot. As they have pretty much their own lasts could anyone pls give a recommendation how they fit compared to the Cambridge?

I just bought a pair of the Cambridge *seconds* in the burgundy shell.  They should get here tomorrow.  I was down at the factory outlet in Port Washington on Saturday, spent a couple hours digging through the seconds--couldn't find anything I wanted.  I asked a salesperson  if they had a Cambridge in seconds in anything besides black in 12E--she said not there but they would send them to me.      

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post
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Shell often, but not always, fits just slightly larger than calf. Not enough that I have ever changed sizes though. I am a 10D in 1 and 5 last for both calf and shell including the Cambridge. McTavish, Elgin and Black Hills are all 3 rough collection and I wear a 9.5D in those. Many people have sized down a half size for rough collection shoes and it usually works. But feet can vary a lot so it is hard to say always and going down a width can also work for some people. Depends on the foot.

 

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Funny enough, my experience is just the opposite: Strand calf and McTavish fits remarkable larger (i.e. wider) then the Cambridge cordovan. OTOH my Lubbock 11.5D, as well one of the rough collection shoes, does fit very tight, I would most probably get an 11.5E if I would buy it again.

 

Unfortunately there is not one single retailer around where I could try them, I already went to 3 cities and ten shops in total, of which none even carried the Randolph or the Patriot, let alone try them on in different sizes. Furthermore, no retailer in Germany usually has any other width then "E" in stock so you are left in the dark anyway. Plus, there is as well no online shop carrying those models. Pretty annoying. confused.gif

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I pulled the trigger on a pair of burgundy Cambridges from Jeffersonville. Monica was able to locate a pair in 8e.  If they're wider than the McAllisters in the the same size, I'll be ecstatic.

Anyone have an idea of how long they usually take to ship? It's been two days and I have a pending AE authorization on my CC, but no actual charge yet.

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I saw this Cordovan care kit at Hanger Project, http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/cordovan-shoeshine-starter-kit.html.

 

Any thoughts or experience using Deer Bone on your Cordovan?  I don't want my vegetarian girlfriend walking in on me stroking my deer bone against shoes. Unnecessarily, anyway.

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Just a little spit shine treatment for my new shell patriots.
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Vara
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Originally Posted by Variatio View Post

This pic at St. Louis Airport, those shoes seem to be neither Randolphs nor Patriots (even though they look very close to Patriots), do you mind to tell me what they are?

Varatio they are shell burgundy patriots
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Ive concluded that Im going to go ahead and wear my new burgundy shell..I think the rumor that AE is introducing more shell colors is a hoax...at least for now...Its pretty evident at this point, that the rumor is largely baseless....they're actually introducing EVERYTHING EXCEPT new shell...Theyve introduced the clown-strands, the banchory abomination (I actually dont think it looks that bad anymore, but initially I hated it.), the nursing home shoes for 81 year old orthotic sufferers, and now they'll be releasing some golf shoes shortly...

 

I think its safe to say that we've seen everything that AE has up their sleeve for now, so to wait any further seems to me to be more of an exercise in wishful thinking, than any realistic expectation that new shell is forthcoming...

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I went to Allen Edmonds to try on some strands last week. The salesperson said that the shoes fit really well and that I shouldn't go up in width because the front and heel of my foot fit perfectly.

 

Basically my flat feet/overpronation make it hard to lace up fully in the middle of the shoe. The pair on the right is really snug. They said that the leather would stretch and fit to my foot. I wasn't sure though and took pictures. Any thoughts/advice is appreciated.

 

 

Size is 13D. I'm considering trying 13E or 12E. Someone else suggested that bar lacing might help the problem too. 

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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

I went to Allen Edmonds to try on some strands last week. The salesperson said that the shoes fit really well and that I shouldn't go up in width because the front and heel of my foot fit perfectly.


Basically my flat feet/overpronation make it hard to lace up fully in the middle of the shoe. The pair on the right is really snug. They said that the leather would stretch and fit to my foot. I wasn't sure though and took pictures. Any thoughts/advice is appreciated.





Size is 13D. I'm considering trying 13E or 12E. Someone else suggested that bar lacing might help the problem too. 

I'm not a expert but they sure look tight. I would at least try a E width
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Originally Posted by Distorbiant View Post

I went to Allen Edmonds to try on some strands last week. The salesperson said that the shoes fit really well and that I shouldn't go up in width because the front and heel of my foot fit perfectly.

 

Basically my flat feet/overpronation make it hard to lace up fully in the middle of the shoe. The pair on the right is really snug. They said that the leather would stretch and fit to my foot. I wasn't sure though and took pictures. Any thoughts/advice is appreciated.

 

 

Size is 13D. I'm considering trying 13E or 12E. Someone else suggested that bar lacing might help the problem too. 

 

What a horrible salesperson. Those look like your feet are ready to burst out of them. Either try to go up widths and if that doesn't fit, I'd look into shoes on a different last.

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So I don't know if anyone saw my post before... does anyone have both the brown shell strands and dark brown shell dundees and can provide a pic so I can see the difference in color?

 

Thanks!

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