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I think it comes down to personal preference.  Either single or double sole would look fine on the Kenilworth.

 

I agree.  As previously stated, the McTavish and Elgin are great examples of 5-last shoes with double soles, and they look fantastic.  Shell shoes have a "heavier" look and frequently have double soles, so it would be in keeping with that theme, but in the end it is personal preference. 

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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.)

 

 

Lovely photo! They should hire you to do their commercial photos. The shots on their site are terrible. 

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Lovely photo! They should hire you to do their commercial photos. The shots on their site are terrible. 

+1 - well done!

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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.)

 

 

 

When it comes to photography, nothing is worse than a horrible picture. I extremely hate it when pictures are screwed with different "themes" or "affects".

 

I must say, this picture you took is amazing. The color, the light, and the composition are fantastic.

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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).

 

 

 

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

 

The Patriot I have in shell and they fit me perfectly TTS. I have found the BB which have the poron insoles fill more space than a standard AE shoe and fit tighter than those without it, at least for me and my foot. So be careful when you purchase an AE shoe that doesn't have the poron insole, it will fit larger at least IME.

 

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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 30 minutes well spent! Thank you for taking the time to do this, great job!

 

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

Very nice and I wish you well on your shake down cruise. Love those blue socks too!

 

Cambridge today:

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Got 2 out of my 3 pairs from shoe bank today. The Vernons had pretty bad creasing all over the right shoe, and a big chunk hacked out of the welt. Can't keep em. The creases I could live with, but not a damaged edge and welt.

 

Too bad, as they are the best fitting shoes I've ever tried. I think I'll just have to bite the bullet and buy the firsts.

 

The grey McTavish is killer. Fits well, looks fantastic. The only flaw I can tell is that maybe they were a little too aggressive on the distressing. But I think it adds character. Maybe it will reduce the life of the shoe in the long run, but....I only paid $129 so can't complain.

 

My Regent Streets should arrive tomorrow. nice.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

I think it comes down to personal preference.  Either single or double sole would look fine on the Kenilworth.

I agree.  As previously stated, the McTavish and Elgin are great examples of 5-last shoes with double soles, and they look fantastic.  Shell shoes have a "heavier" look and frequently have double soles, so it would be in keeping with that theme, but in the end it is personal preference. 

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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

For my MTO order I went with a pair of walnut shell Kenilworths. I specified a single sole, although I think double sole would work just fine on the Kenilworth. The 5-last is sleek in terms of AE, but not really that sleek when compared to shoes from English makers or say Carmina, so I find a thick sole to fit in fine with the Kenilworth (as it does on Elgins and McTavishes). The main reason I went with a single sole is because I had another pair of shell PTB's on order from Carmina with double sole.

Allison from AE recommended a walnut colored welt/sole edge for my Kenilworth, so I went with that. I'm guessing the welt/sole edge on Cold Iron's Dundee is walnut colored.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

I would go single sole on the Kenilworth.


I think it comes down to personal preference.  Either single or double sole would look fine on the Kenilworth.

Thank you all for your input regarding the soles, and especially Mike, regarding the edge trim information! It sounds like there's no real down side to the double, so I'll try that, and I'm thinking the storm welt will also look sharp. I've left messages for Debra on Monday and Tuesday, perhaps I should send an email today, so I can get my MTO finalized. nod[1].gif
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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.)

 

 

I need to get me some walnut cliftons, but they're discontinued, right?  

 

Anyway, rocking the Sheltons today:

 

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I need to get me some walnut cliftons, but they're discontinued, right?  

 

Anyway, rocking the Sheltons today:

 

 

No, technically they are a Nordstrom shoe: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/allen-edmonds-clifton-oxford/2892042?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Walnut&resultback=2172&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-undefined_5_D

 

Good looking Sheltons!

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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post

I need to get me some walnut cliftons, but they're discontinued, right?  


 

 

Call the factory outlets, they may still have your size in seconds!

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snuff amoks arrived today and look great for $99 icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

too bad AE doesnt offer them in navy suede like alden censored.gif

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snuff amoks arrived today and look great for $99 icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

too bad AE doesnt offer them in navy suede like alden censored.gif

Where did you find them for 99 bucks? Great deal!
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Where did you find them for 99 bucks? Great deal!

j'ville outlet was running seconds for that price, Kristle found my size in firsts and honored it as they had no seconds.. worship2.gif

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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post

I need to get me some walnut cliftons, but they're discontinued, right?  

 

Anyway, rocking the Sheltons today:

 

 

Love them. This is my next shoe. If you don't mind... how TTS do these run? I have two McAllister in 7.5E (5 last) and wondering what size would be appropriate in this shoe.

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New Shell Cordovan Daltons arrived today. Was home not feeling well, so I now had something to do. Here they are straight out of the box. These are seconds that I scored for $466. There are a couple of minor dings, but nothing that I can't live without. 

AppleMark

 

Here they are after some some stripping with Reno Mat, a wipe down with a damp rag, some Renovateur, some brushing another wipe down and a bunch of brushing...

 

AppleMark

 

 

AppleMark

 

Here are the new Shells next to my Walnut Calf Daltons.

 

AppleMark

 

I also got a pair of AE MB Yankee loafer for only $19. Not a bad score...

 

 

AppleMark

 

And now for a shot of my entire shoe collection. 

 

 

AppleMark

 

22 total AEs

 

Top Row (left to right):

AE Shell Park Avenues black

AE Shell Strand brown

AE Shell Dalton burgundy

AE Dalton walnut

AE Fifth Street brown

AE Rutledge walnut

 

2nd Row (left to right):

AE Strand black

AE William Williams black

AE Shell Patriot brown

AE Players walnut

AE Brooks Strand walnut

AE Jefferson walnut

 

3rd Row (left to right):

AE McAllisters burgundy

AE Van Ness burgundy

AE Patriot burgundy

AE Neumok - custom football leather

AE Parkway walnut

AE McAllisters bourbon - Amsterdams

 

4th Row (left to right):

Johnston Murphy  vintage wingtips (1999)

Polo boat shoe blue

Polo boat shoe plaid

AE Hamptons white/walnut

AE Neumok - custom red/white

AE Neumok blue

 

Bottom Row/Floor (left to right):

Banana Republic loafer black

AE MLB Yankee loafer

Banana Republic Jarret Suede Oxford blue

 

Just waiting now for my MTO Shell Macneils to arrive, and I am done buying for a while... I think the next thing is to get a custom cabinet made. I met a cabinet maker in town that does phenomenal work, for a fair price too....

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