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Originally Posted by shartmann View Post

I was not ordering anything from the current seconds sale. Still breaking in a few new pairs, and didn't really need anything so just going to sit this one out and enjoy the photos from everyone else. Positive about it. Well, at least fairly certain. Next thing I know I'm reading off my credit card number. Walnut Jeffersons on the way. 

 

I'm positive I will not order anything from the next sale. I think. 


I was not buying anything on the last sale. I was not going to do it because I was going to wait for Fathers day sale.

 

I now own a the discontinued Lubbock, the discontinued Brown Easton belt and have my first pair of blue shoes:

 

Now to decide on if they stay or not.........

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Originally Posted by Septimus View Post

Just got some new Park Avenues (black, seconds from the J'ville store, no defect that I can see). Not the most exciting of purchases, but a true staple that I did not have. Anyway, aside from wearing them at home for a bit to break in the soles, what treatment is recommended before wearing them out?

 

I like to clean/condition and then polish the shoes before wearing them. There isn't anything necessary, though. Maybe a good brushing.

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

 

I am happy to hear you keep her in good shape - just like new!  [ grin ]

Besides my AE vice, with this pic you have pinpointed my other 2 vices. Nice cars and beautiful brunettes. The car looks like mine, and the beautiful woman looks like my wife. Nice work out of you.

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I've read the several posts that say that the AE for BB models use a thicker insole and therefore do not fit the same even on the same last. If I'm 7.5E on the 5 last McAllister, what size would you recommend for the BB Elgin?

 

Edit: In the seconds list I received from the outlet stores several models are prefaced with "Brooks Brothers xxxxx" but the Elgin just says "Elgin". Am I to assume that this is not a BB model and therefore I don't have to worry about the insole issue and just go with my 7.5E size?

 

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

I've read the several posts that say that the AE for BB models use a thicker insole and therefore do not fit the same even on the same last. If I'm 7.5E on the 5 last McAllister, what size would you recommend for the BB Elgin?

 

Edit: In the seconds list I received from the outlet stores several models are prefaced with "Brooks Brothers xxxxx" but the Elgin just says "Elgin". Am I to assume that this is not a BB model and therefore I don't have to worry about the insole issue and just go with my 7.5E size?

 

Thanks.

 

If the shoes are BB models, then the seconds list will state Brook Brothers… If BB is not in front of the shoe model, then they are regular AE shoes.

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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

I've read the several posts that say that the AE for BB models use a thicker insole and therefore do not fit the same even on the same last. If I'm 7.5E on the 5 last McAllister, what size would you recommend for the BB Elgin?

Edit: In the seconds list I received from the outlet stores several models are prefaced with "Brooks Brothers xxxxx" but the Elgin just says "Elgin". Am I to assume that this is not a BB model and therefore I don't have to worry about the insole issue and just go with my 7.5E size?

Thanks.

The Elgin and the McTavish are known to be about half a size bigger than other 5-lasted shoes. I'm a 9D on most AE models, but bought a 8.5D Elgin when I tried it in the AE store. I believe sizing down by half on the Elgin and McTavish is more or less the consensus on this thread.

If it's the BB Elgin with the poron insole, it might be a different story though. I'm not sure about that one.
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Or something like the following with a drawer at the bottom: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

(24 pairs of shoes would fit)
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(A Gustav Stickley Cabinet - as seen above -  would accommodate a presentation of 60 pair of Allen Edmond Shoes/Boots - plenty to grow into!  Gustav Stickley, like Allen Edmonds, also enjoyed an early American start-up in Wisconsin too)

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No wooden cabinet but maybe in the future. My "storage" which does an excellent job in keeping dust out:
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No wooden cabinet but maybe in the future. My "storage" which does an excellent job in keeping dusts out:
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I see your Edward Green's and raise you....Uh nevermind.


I was looking at NM website last night and it recommends sizing down a 1/2 of the Clifton. Anyone have experience to confirm if this is correct.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I see your Edward Green's and raise you....Uh nevermind.


I was looking at NM website last night and it recommends sizing down a 1/2 of the Clifton. Anyone have experience to confirm if this is correct.

biggrin.gif Sadly if AE did not stop making shoes on the 0 last I might not have needed to look for another brand for smart shoes.

I remember trying them on some time ago and was comfortable TTS (albeit expecting more of a roomier fit since they are bluchers).

On another note, anyone know if an AE company sale at the end of the month? My fiance's father is flying in and I wanted to pick him up a pair of shoes.
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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

I like to clean/condition and then polish the shoes before wearing them. There isn't anything necessary, though. Maybe a good brushing.

I second masernaut - I use AE cleaner / conditioner and then polish before wearing. Probably not necessary, but it gives me a chance to look the shoes over before wearing.

Chris
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Maiden voyage with my brown Lasalles.
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Does anybody knife if the eyelets on Neumoks are supposed to be perfectly aligned? I'm looking at the reds and blues, and I notice on the red ones they're almost perfect but on the blue ones they're off by about a millimeter, so they slope slightly towards the outside. It's on both shoes though and they're perfectly symmetrical, so I can't tell whether it's intentional. Maybe I'm just really anal but it strikes me as odd if it's intentional given that they're bar-laced in the official photos.

It's most obvious when they're tight/close together:

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A little less obvious when spaced:

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Originally Posted by robby View Post

Does anybody knife if the eyelets on Neumoks are supposed to be perfectly aligned? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm looking at the reds and blues, and I notice on the red ones they're almost perfect but on the blue ones they're off by about a millimeter, so they slope slightly towards the outside. It's on both shoes though and they're perfectly symmetrical, so I can't tell whether it's intentional. Maybe I'm just really anal but it strikes me as odd if it's intentional given that they're bar-laced in the official photos.

It's most obvious when they're tight/close together:

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A little less obvious when spaced:

IMG_4812-1.jpeg

I would guess that they're supposed to line up and any difference is unintentional (e.g., sometime the heel stacks are not cleanly parallel); however, I honestly would not have even noticed this if on my shoes since they are so subtle.
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post


biggrin.gif Sadly if AE did not stop making shoes on the 0 last I might not have needed to look for another brand for smart shoes.

I remember trying them on some time ago and was comfortable TTS (albeit expecting more of a roomier fit since they are bluchers).

On another note, anyone know if an AE company sale at the end of the month? My fiance's father is flying in and I wanted to pick him up a pair of shoes.

 

I was in an AE Full-Retail store this past weekend and they told me there wasn't a Memorial Day sale going on. Not sure if they were just saying that to make me buy something then, or if thats the truth.

 

I told them I knew the Shoebanks were having a sale, but the SA continued to say they were not having one.

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Thanks. In most cases I'd agree but I think because of the red it jumps out at me a bit. Fortunately the symmetry makes it work for me. Maybe it's unintentional and they just do a good job of matching them in pairs.
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