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I decided to return the strands in black and get the fifth avenues. Man these things are the most comfortable dress shoes I've ever worn. The right heel has a bit of slippage but I bought some heel slip thingy to put in.

Happy that I got something more plain

 

Those look great!

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Thanks Money! i'm amazed by the quality and comfort of these. My Kenilworth took a while to break in but these feel so much more comfortable out the box
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Is it a good idea to lace your shoes up tightly for storage with shoe trees? Or is this just done for appearance in the photo?
I don't think you need to for storage. I tried one time, but the shoe trees do not fill out the shoe like my foot does so does not replicate the shape when fully tied. It is also is one more step when putting your shoes on, untie and spread throat apart to insert foot, whereas if you left
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A thread from several years ago contemplated the question of whether AEs are too "blobby."  While the consensus opinion was (I think) "no,"  my wife is concerned that the Franciscans I just bought during the 91st anniversary sale aren't blobby enough.  That is to say she finds the 3-333 last on which the shoe is built to be too long, and from certain angles she thinks these look like "clown shoes." Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

That's not what AE was going for: "Slightly elongated profile with a square toe shape for a more euro look."
My wardrobe is neither fashion forward nor conservative--more retro-edgy (think BB's new Gatsby line).  So while I expect that most AE aficionados will disagree with my wife, I wonder whether this ought to be my mainstay (3 days a week) shoe for the foreseeable future.  Thoughts?
Yes agreed that the 3 last is more European. I think I am shying away from the chiseled look as I don't think it will stand the test of time as much, so I am only looking for shoes that are more rounded now.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

SWIMS are great.  I have two pairs, one I got from BB for $60 and another pair from AE for $30.  Don't pay full pricel; buy them on sale.
Agreed. I scored two pair (Red and Brown) from the AE outlet for $30/pair a while back.
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I have the kenilworth, in the same size as my 5th aves (both 5-last), but the kenilworth feels noticeably bigger/longer...I believe this is a pretty common observation with the kenilworth vs. the PA/5A/Strands (I wish I had known sooner). 

 

I've already worn the kenilworth out a few times scratching the leather sole, so an exchange/return is probably out of the question.  I was hoping/optimistic it would somehow fit me better eventually.  You guys have any advice on what I can possibly do?  My last resort would be to ebay them at a loss =/

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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post

I have the kenilworth, in the same size as my 5th aves (both 5-last), but the kenilworth feels noticeably bigger/longer...I believe this is a pretty common observation with the kenilworth vs. the PA/5A/Strands (I wish I had known sooner). 

I've already worn the kenilworth out a few times scratching the leather sole, so an exchange/return is probably out of the question.  I was hoping/optimistic it would somehow fit me better eventually.  You guys have any advice on what I can possibly do?  My last resort would be to ebay them at a loss =/

I have the kenilworth as mentioned and I had to size down half a size from my normal dress shoes which is size 8. I'm 8 in the fifth avenue.

Maybe use insoles?
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Thanks for the props! It was jvc44 who started this mess. It's amazing how a stranger on a forum can help you part with $300! smile.gif



I'm still wearing mine around the house - breaking them in...I haven't worn them out yet. They're making their maiden voyage next week. I did buy the Alden Leather Defender to put on them. That goes on cloudy and polishes up great. I picked some up in San Fran at the Alden store...which is a must stop if you're in town. It's literally a block away from the AE store too.
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I was just trying to help you out!
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


I don't think you need to for storage. I tried one time, but the shoe trees do not fill out the shoe like my foot does so does not replicate the shape when fully tied. It is also is one more step when putting your shoes on, untie and spread throat apart to insert foot, whereas if you left
Yes agreed that the 3 last is more European. I think I am shying away from the chiseled look as I don't think it will stand the test of time as much, so I am only looking for shoes that are more rounded now.
Agreed. I scored two pair (Red and Brown) from the AE outlet for $30/pair a while back.

Winston-

 

Did you make the SWIMS purchase in December like the other member did? I really want these but am not interested in paying full price.

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by jvc44 View Post

I was just trying to help you out!


...and you certainly helped us all out. I love my Townley Cordovan shoes!

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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post


I have the kenilworth as mentioned and I had to size down half a size from my normal dress shoes which is size 8. I'm 8 in the fifth avenue.

Maybe use insoles?


I wish I had properly did some research, as you've done.  Maybe I'll look into insoles, never have before.  Thanks.

 

Open to any other advice as well.

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Thought I'd share my inaugural day-out for new pair of PRL Saunders by AE I picked up on the bay. Slight blemish on one tongue - otherwise pristine. Would never pay the $500+ they want, but I got a steal! Comfy...
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Winston-

Did you make the SWIMS purchase in December like the other member did? I really want these but am not interested in paying full price.

Thanks
I picked them up in 2011 Q4.
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

I use the MacMethod - so really just a wipedown with a damp cloth and a brushing. Every 5-6 wears I use some venetian shoe cream to condition and bring back the shine. I find that my AE shell blooms much more than my Alden shell, so the upkeep is a bit more labor intensive

Same process for me but I use Renovateur. Like you, my AE shell blooms much more than my Alden shell. Not a real big deal but a bit more work.
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Kristle and Kesley from J'Ville outlet were a big help. Just ordered tan pair of Amok for $85, brown pair of LaSalle for $129 and grey pair of Long Brancj for $159. I'd say I got a deal.
Next on the list: black Rutledge, walnut Franciscan, and black Westchester.
Add these to my bourbon Strands and Black Mctavish and my AE collection is well on its way
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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

Kristle and Kesley from J'Ville outlet were a big help. Just ordered tan pair of Amok for $85, brown pair of LaSalle for $129 and grey pair of Long Brancj for $159. I'd say I got a deal.
Next on the list: black Rutledge, walnut Franciscan, and black Westchester.
Add these to my bourbon Strands and Black Mctavish and my AE collection is well on its way


whoa...are those the memorial day sale prices?  are they honoring those prices early?

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