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post #21196 of 46519

Gentlemen,

 

Thanks to this thread, I recently started my journey into the world of AE and have acquired three pair since the beginning of the year. Having some sizing issues (please see below).

 

The collection:

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

My first purchase was a pair of Verona. I tried on both the 11D and the 11.5D and decided to go with the 11.5D, planning to use a tongue insert. I have yet to wear them (got them for a summer internship) and am now considering if the sizing is wrong. Does anyone know if they come in 11E? The website doesn't list E for this shoe in any sizes, but perhaps they're sold out (unlikely, I know).

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

Next, I scored a pair of Patriot off "the Bay" for $60 with shipping. They seem to be in great shape, but are perhaps a bit tight width-wise, though also maybe in length. I'm going to wear them a few more times and see if they break in any more- it doesn't look like the previous owner wore them many times.

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

Finally, I just purchased the BB Strand over the weekend through the friends and family sale. For this one, I was able to try on 11.5D, 11D and 11E and think the 11E fits perfectly. Not sure if that helps gauge what size I should be in the others.

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

Thanks all- I have appreciated everyone's expert advice.

 

Best, 

marmot8

post #21197 of 46519
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

Just to clarify, Allen Edmonds will NOT recraft Brooks Brothers or Ralph Lauren shoes, even though they produced them?

they will resole, but not to sure on recrafting. i would give them a call.

post #21198 of 46519

Walnut and Bourbon Strands, walnut Cliftons.

The bourbon is actually much darker than walnut, which is a surprise to me.

 

(The walnut strand is 5 months old.)

 

 


Edited by Veridis - 5/14/13 at 6:57pm
post #21199 of 46519
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Originally Posted by Veridis View Post

Walnut and Bourbon Strands, walnut Cliftons.

The bourbon is actually much darker than walnut, which is a surprise to me.

 

(The walnut strand is 5 months old.)

 

 

 

That is a fantastic picture!

post #21200 of 46519
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Originally Posted by carlos20co View Post

I wore my Mcallister shoes for the first time today and they are very comfortable in general, but I noticed that the insole is no completely flat and that in the part of ball of my foot has a little bump which I think it's there to acommodate the shape of the foot which is great because my left shoe fits perfectly, not so my right one. My right foot is slimmer than the right one so that bump doesn't acommodate the way it should. Nothing serious though

Same issue here except my left foot is about .5 size larger. I have two pair of McAllister which were purchased about a month apart. I noticed the bump in both. It has seemed to go down in the older pair that I've worn about a dozen times. The new pair I wore for the first time today and noticed the bump in my left shoe..
post #21201 of 46519
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

That is a fantastic picture!

Now my photo looks really bad!

Here are the Bourbon Strands I got today


But look at the photo in the post above because it is much better!

Chris
post #21202 of 46519
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

I am considering the boardroom in brown. Is a brown captoe an anachronism? Is it too formal for jeans and untucked shirts?

I cannot speak to the Boardroom, but I can state that a pair of dark brown Byrons (#4-last punched captoe balmoral) are my go-to daylight-function suit shoe. I'll wear Park Avenues to interviews, funerals, and evening weddings, but for anything else the Byrons really shine. There's definitely a place for a brown captoe... at least in my closet.

That said, I wouldn't wear it with anything less than a sportcoat and tie. Jeans and untucked shirts get either boots or bluchers.
post #21203 of 46519
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

That is a fantastic picture!

 

At first I wanted to just take a quick shot to show the color difference between bourbon and walnut, but later i got carried away and spent 30mins taking the photo.. hahaha.

 

I've read the the bourbon was just walnut but processed into a darker color, and was afraid of getting two shoes that were too similar. Hope this helps people who are considering having these two colors in the same model.

 

(Photo shot with a single flash, bounced off the wall to the right)

post #21204 of 46519
Nice factory sale going on right now. $179 Patriots, $199 Macneils, $199 Fifth Avenues, free shipping.
post #21205 of 46519
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post



Above left to right is Dark Brown, Wolverine 744 in Dark Cognac, Truffle, and Walnut.

I've been sitting here fetishing the shell samples--that Deb at AE sent me--since Saturday and also looking over all the gorgeous pictures of both the Walnut and the Truffle/Cappuccino shell shoes in this thread, trying to decide which I'll like better for my new MTO Kenilworths. This will be my first foray into the world of cordovan footwear and after way too much deliberation, I've decided to go with the Cappucinno. However, most of the Capp's I see on here have the brown edges on the soles. ^^^ I think that I would much prefer the natural sole look as in Mr. Cold Iron's walnut Dundees as above. Can anyone please let me know how I should specify this when ordering tomorrow? Is there a certain name for this edge trim?

Also, while talking with Deb, she recommended the JR soles. Do I want the single or double? I tend towards being a little rough on my shoes, especially since my career entails some walking on car-lots. My thoughts are maybe the double would be better. But, perhaps, this is too much for the Kenilworth? Then again, I know absolutely nothing regarding the JR soles. Any pointers as to single or double and the benefits thereto? Thank you much!
post #21206 of 46519
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Originally Posted by frogwash View Post

I've been sitting here fetishing the shell samples--that Deb at AE sent me--since Saturday and also looking over all the gorgeous pictures of both the Walnut and the Truffle/Cappuccino shell shoes in this thread, trying to decide which I'll like better for my new MTO Kenilworths. This will be my first foray into the world of cordovan footwear and after way too much deliberation, I've decided to go with the Cappucinno. However, most of the Capp's I see on here have the brown edges on the soles. ^^^ I think that I would much prefer the natural sole look as in Mr. Cold Iron's walnut Dundees as above. Can anyone please let me know how I should specify this when ordering tomorrow? Is there a certain name for this edge trim?

Also, while talking with Deb, she recommended the JR soles. Do I want the single or double? I tend towards being a little rough on my shoes, especially since my career entails some walking on car-lots. My thoughts are maybe the double would be better. But, perhaps, this is too much for the Kenilworth? Then again, I know absolutely nothing regarding the JR soles. Any pointers e as to single or double and the benefits thereto? Thank you much!
I would go single sole on the Kenilworth.
post #21207 of 46519
Finally after having them a month...the Townley's are off on their maiden voyage!
post #21208 of 46519
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

Finally after having them a month...the Townley's are off on their maiden voyage!

 

Very nice.

post #21209 of 46519
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Originally Posted by Dewey View Post

Nice factory sale going on right now. $179 Patriots, $199 Macneils, $199 Fifth Avenues, free shipping.

For seconds or what? Where, how?
post #21210 of 46519

Anyone have any feedback on the McGraw's?  I am thinking of pulling the trigger today.  My only reluctance is it's a loafer and I just tried the Presidio with bad results.  I know the #2 last is difficult so I'm hoping the #4 is more forgiving.  Typically I'm a 10D in the #5 last.

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