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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!

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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For seconds or what? Where, how?
Typically reference to factory = outlet.
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I'm a 7.5E on the 5 last and my TTS is 8D (left foot) and 7.5D (right foot). I'm looking at picking up a pair of Sheltons on the 1-511 last. I know that ideally I'd go try them on but if someone wouldn't mind giving me some guidance on this last what would you recommend if I'm 7.5E on the #5?

 

Thanks!

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I would go single sole on the Kenilworth.

 

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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.

 

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

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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.

 

I prefer double-soles pretty much right across the board with AE.  They wear longer (obviously) and tend to suit the decidedly less than delicate design of most AE models.  I see no downside to the choice here.

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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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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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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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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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