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Chromexcel Bayfield today.

And your CXL Bayfield's are looking good!

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Help me out fellow AE'ers.  Dark brown cordovan cream from AE, I would assume that is fine to use on calfskin leather, yes?

 

Thank you.

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Just came across this AE shoes on ebay, can anyone tell what model it is? http://www.ebay.de/itm/360628099350

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Though they are both on the same last, comparing the fit of the McTavish to any of the calf shoes doesn't work. The McTavish is made from a tougher leather than the Stand (or any calf), so it doesn't fit as tightly around the last. They typically run a half-size bigger than the calf equivalent. I would try an 11.5D. For me, I typically take a 9.5E in the 5-last, but for the McTavish, I went down to a 9E.

Well... true for me too... almost. wink.gif

As the length of the shoe remains the same even though the leather does not fit as tightly around the last, I'd recommend to just go down in width, but not in size, i.e. for me the Cambridge fits in 11.5E, the McTavish in 11.5D.

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If they're brand new, they'll probably break in a bit and the gap will probably be cut in half (at least in my experience). I don't think they look bad as is, especially if they're comfortable, and I don't think you have enough space to go wider. I think the next width might close the gap while still leaving you space. You could try on an E, but I think those look fine as is!

Cool, thanks. They're not brand new but still pretty new. Hopefully they'll stretch a bit more.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Though they are both on the same last, comparing the fit of the McTavish to any of the calf shoes doesn't work. The McTavish is made from a tougher leather than the Stand (or any calf), so it doesn't fit as tightly around the last. They typically run a half-size bigger than the calf equivalent. I would try an 11.5D. For me, I typically take a 9.5E in the 5-last, but for the McTavish, I went down to a 9E.

That makes sense. Too bad I wasn't aware when I got them. 

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Help me out fellow AE'ers.  Dark brown cordovan cream from AE, I would assume that is fine to use on calfskin leather, yes?

 

Thank you.

 

I don't know.  What's the main ingredient?  With Saphir, the calfskin polish has turpentine (or something similar) to help the polish penetrate into the shoe.  The cordovan cream, however, is primarily neatsfoot oil as turpentine is harmful to shell. 

 

It's not like AE polish is that expensive, why not get the appropriate calfskin polish?

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Can anyone tell me how to get rid of the squeakiness of my new brown calf Neumoras? I suspect it's the large leather flap on the double monkstrap rubbing on the leather underneath that's the cause. Is there any way to alleviate the sound? Many thanks in advance!
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HI, I've done a search on Google and in this forum and I haven't found a relevant post regarding the comparative fit of the AE Jefferson. I've got a a couple of pairs (Fairfax and 5th Avenue) on the #5 Last and they fit me great in a 9D, however I've had to return a couple of 9D on the same Last over the years. The Strand was too narrow and the Kenilworth was just too big overall.

I am thinking of getting the Jefferson in dark brown however I don't have access to a store that carries the particular style. I am hoping some of the forum members who have the Jefferson can comment on the fit in comparison to either the Strand, 5th Ave or Fairfax. Thanks in advance.

I don't know if this helps but I have the Jefferson and Kenilworth but not the Strand,5th or Fairfax; the PAs are my only other 5 last shoe. I noticed that the Jefferson's were a little larger volume wise compared to my PA's such that I had a little bit of heel slippage; I ended up using tongue pads and that took care of the problem. I certainly wouldn't want to size down though, although going down in width may have helped.
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I do not have the Fairfax or Kenilworth but have a lot of other 5 lasted shoes including the Jefferson in dark brown. I do recall reading that the Fairfax and Kenilworth fit a bit differently.

Looks like the Kenilworth fits half a size larger than other 5 lasted shoeshttp://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?115067-Allen-Edmonds-Last-number-5-Park-Avenue-(and-others)-vs-Kenilworth And the Fairfax is a bit shorter and wider than other 5 lasted shoes. http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?111114-Sizing-down-to-fit-into-the-Allen-Edmonds-5-last

 

 

I concur. My Kenilworth's are 7.5E. Other 5 last shoes are 8E. Coincidentally, I'm an 8.5D on the 8 last.

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These are how they look..

 

Seems to me these could be laced a bit tighter...a bit loose around the ankle, possibly.

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Just came across this AE shoes on ebay, can anyone tell what model it is? http://www.ebay.de/itm/360628099350

That looks like Players in suede. Special makeup.
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Myself, I am still looking for a way to find out the correct size/width for Patriot Cordovans. Cambridge fits well at 11.5E, Strand and McTavish at 11.5D. The Patriots I could try today (However, no Cordovans but Football Grain ) at 11.0E seemed to fit well in width but were just a bit too short. My assumption would be that 11.5D therefore would probably do?

 

So what would you guys recommend?

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well, I do have a pony in this race and never have I heard of a single person with autism say they actually are an alien. It's one thing for someone with this affliction to describe how it sometimes feels trying to cope with this disability, but it's an entirely different matter for someone else to insinuate that someone with autism is sub-human or such or vice-versa. Stereotyping is based on prejudice, ignorance and hate. Would you think it ok to call a child non-human for having a birth defect that made them look or feel different? There's absolutely no difference.

 

I think you took his comments a little too seriously. I would be willing to bet that the OP is not prejudiced at all and was simply making a satirical comment regarding foo's trolling attempt.

 

Of course it would not be acceptable to call a child 'non-human'. That is not what he was doing.

 

Now...let's get back to the shoes!  cheers.gif

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The pieces are called the eyestay. A 3/4 inch gap means the shoe is likely too narrow. It's not an uncommon sight, as many people wear their shoes like this not knowing that it's incorrectly sized. It's also not as egregiously wide, as a lot of people wear their balmorals with a ginormous gap. But the eyestays on a balmoral should lace just about all they way shut (the sweet spot is about 1/8-1/4 inch gap, so there's still room to pull them snug).

I went a little narrow on mine so the heel wouldn't lip as I have a narrow heel. I tried one size wider but my heel slipped. So, for me the best fit shows a gap. Fit is the most important thing too me.
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Originally Posted by Variatio View Post

Just came across this AE shoes on ebay, can anyone tell what model it is? http://www.ebay.de/itm/360628099350


That looks like Players in suede. Special makeup.

 The player isn't a long-wing like the shoe in the link. Did you mean the MacNeil?

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