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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 comparison, here's a picture of my burgundy shell Kenilworth's with a single sole that I'm wearing today.

 

 

 

 

I almost took my Townley's out for a maiden voyage, as well, but my right pinky toe was hurting in them. I should probably wear them around the house a little more before I scuff 'em up.

 

Actually, this right pinky toe pain is pretty common for me in different pairs of shoes, so I assume (but haven't measured) that my right foot is more of an E than a D. Should I consider getting a shoe stretcher and target just where that toe hits in my various pairs of shoes? I feel like just a couple of millimeters would make a world of difference.

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To all my fellow Canadian shoe maniacs:

http://www.leatherfoot.com/ opened shop in Toronto.

They carry a very high quality footwear selection, but most important (and AE thread related) they carry Saphir products.

As an example, Renovateur Medaille D'or is 20 dollars.

I saw that there are some shipping costs, but if you are in town, it is definitely worth a visit.

Ciao,

Max

 

 

EDIT: and of course, after I posted this, I realized that leatherfoot is one of the sponsors of this site.

Isn't that ironic....

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Curious how these fit? Are they narrow or roomy? Any need to size up compare to other AE shoes?

The Saunders are definitely more narrow than most AE lasts.  I have been wearing mine now for a couple months now and they are definitely cramped even with the breakin compared to my other AE shoes. Def TTS or up in width.

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Curious how these fit? Are they narrow or roomy? Any need to size up compare to other AE shoes?

 

These fit pretty narrow and long. I found it to be a very Italian style pointy-toe. I wear 9.5E in Strands/PA and ordered 9.5E in Saunders, but I think a 9 EEE may have been a better choice. 

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You can check to see if the Shoe Bank has the Ralph Lauren Saunders in your size. It's a two (or three?) eye chukka that comes in tan, brown, black and suede.

 

I saw that, unfortunately the saunders are only available in tan and black. The tan is alright but I would prefer a darker brown as it is more versatile so Im holding out for now.

 

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Checked in for stuff in my size at the shoe bank--seems there's an additional 15% off right now.

 

Snagged seconds in Macneil, Kenilworth (not optimistic about these), Rapid City, and Black Hills, just to mix it up in business casual. Fingers crossed. Shirley answered and was extremely helpful.

 

 

Is that 15% off, say, the 159 for the brooks seconds models? I emailed the shoe bank and they gave me a price list but it didnt mention anything about 15% off. Is there a way I can get in touch with them over the phone?

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Is that 15% off, say, the 159 for the brooks seconds models? I emailed the shoe bank and they gave me a price list but it didnt mention anything about 15% off. Is there a way I can get in touch with them over the phone?

 

No, it's 15% off anything that's not featured on this list or already marked down because they're Closeouts. The $159 for Brooks Brothers or Ralph Lauren models does not get an extra 15% off.

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I need to stop. STAHP AE. 

 

Stop putting ridiculously great shoes on sale! 

...

Saunders and Sanderson in Snuff Suede on the way... 

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The Saunders are definitely more narrow than most AE lasts.  I have been wearing mine now for a couple months now and they are definitely cramped even with the breakin compared to my other AE shoes. Def TTS or up in width.

 
About the same as 5 last?  I've come to the realization that I'm firmly in the E width territory.  I have to choose my sizes more wisely or be content with going up in sizes and beating narrow shoes into submission.  For 5 Last I think I need to go into EE to get the most comfortable fit.  Its really a bummer as EE isn't a commonly used size, which means less seconds and more custom orders.
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Curious how these fit? Are they narrow or roomy? Any need to size up compare to other AE shoes?

I wear 11.5D in Strands, McTavish and Neumoks.  Got a screaming deal on Daltons in 12D, and while the ball of my foot is snug, I have heel slippage which is annoying.  With the Saunders in 11.5D they fit perfectly...if anything, a little snug around the balls of my feet.  But length is great and almost zero heel slippage.  If anything, I tie them loosely to avoid cutting into the top of my feet.  TTS if you ask me.  In McTavish and Neumoks I also get a bit of tightness at the 'ends' of my small toes, but no such tightness in the Saunders because of the rounder toe box, I guess.

 

Hope that helps!

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Saunders are def more narrow than the 5 last. I would try the saunders in 3E like masernaut mentioned. I'm a 11 E and wish I had gone with a 11 EEE or 10.5 EEE

 

Saunders in snuff suede sounds really really tempting... damn it Masernaut!

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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.)

 

 


Best picture I've seen since this ol' beauty from patrick_b...

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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.

 

I have the same size in the Clifton and Vernon (both 8 last, though the Vernon is a balmoral). The Clifton does fit a bit looser even when tightened quite a bit, so I think I could have easily gone with a 1/2 size down and been fine.

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Anyone want to chime in on this? What was that plain toe oxford that was suitable for black tie?

Allen Edmonds (@AllenEdmonds) tweeted at 11:22 AM on Thu, May 16, 2013:
If we were to re-introduce a retired style...what #AERetiredStyles should we consider?
(https://twitter.com/AllenEdmonds/status/335067689636732928)
Edited by kentyman - 5/16/13 at 1:50pm
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^

 

I don't have a Twitter, but if I did, I'd request they bring back the Bayfield, Hale and Evanston.
 

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Chiming in with the Westgate. AE really needs to offer wholecuts once more. The Berkley was a nice wholecut, too...

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