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post #24091 of 51071
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Originally Posted by fiestaplatypus View Post

Can anyone mention their respective sizes in the Patriot Loafers (or any other loafers) relative to their size in a few other lasts, including a common 5-last shoe like the PA or Strand? I have a couple dozen AE's in all (in addition to some Carminas and Aldens, incluing an LHS) and have been fitted numerous times for various lasts, but I have not yet found a loafer that will fit me from AE. In fairness, I have not yet been fitted for this new last.

I fear that my wide toes and normal / narrow (relative to toebox) heels make me an impossible fit for most AE loafers, but I wanted to see if any others have overcome a situation like this. In addition, I frequently have to go with shoes on the higher end of my size range (since a 12.5E is an uncommonly stocked size), so the instep becomes an additional problem, as my foot is frequenly sitting further back in the shoe, away from the tounge. This is fine for oxfords, but becomes a huge concern for loafers. I'd prefer to avoid tounge pads for a shoe that will frequently be worn on hot days. I have a 12E Dornoch that doesn't fit all that well, as my foot sits too far back from the tounge. I commonly wear a 13D on the 5 and 1 lasts. Others have varied, based on the shoe.

Any ideas? So far, the Alden LHS on the Van last in a 12E has been my best option. Thoe toebox is great, the heel slips slighly (but I have yet to break it in so this may not be a real problem).

 

I just got some Patriots this week and I got them in the same size as my Strands/Fifths and they fit just fine. I would say the sizing in my case is very similar.

post #24092 of 51071
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Originally Posted by dusttruffle View Post

does anyone know which (in any) brooks brothers shoes are made on the AE 1-511 last?

 

it looks like the BB leather saddle shoes = shelton but it isnt listed under "allen edmonds for brooks brothers"

 

All of the Brooks Brother's shoes that are made by AE are on the same last as the AE equivalent.  You are correct, the Shelton (BB saddle shoes) is one of them.  When in doubt, just look at AE's website to find the equivalent shoe.  

post #24093 of 51071
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

Brown version pictured here. I really like the brown shell one and find myself wearing them a lot. I also bought but the burgundy shell and i've yet to wear them. I'm going to start breaking them in soon as I have a trip to NYC coming up and I think the burgundy shell patriots are going to be the only shoes I take.


Pastor, didn't your mother ever tell you to keep your feet off the furniture? LOL. Great Patriots! J
post #24094 of 51071
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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

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Do you guys think a cobbler can repair this? Or would it be better to get them recrafted? These are seconds

REVISED AND EDITED REPLY:

 

Here is a transcript from AE Live Chat today:

 

"Melissa: Hello.  How may I assist you?

 

David: Please take a look at the photo of this Allen Edmond shoe, and tell me if it is worth the time to mail them in to recrafting: http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/24090#post_6436866

 

Melissa: That is damage to leather, we would not be able to repair this.

 

David: Yes, the damage is to the upper, but right at the edge near the welt. Would AE be able to stretch the upper through regular recrafting, which includes stretching, and thereby be able to attach the upper to a new welt to eliminate the damaged area?

 

Melissa: No unfortunately, they would not be able to do that.

 

David:  Okay.  Thanks for your help.


Edited by David Copeland - 6/28/13 at 9:25am
post #24095 of 51071
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Originally Posted by deeselcyde View Post

If I have a pair of walnut Players and it's my only pair of AE, would it be an unwise choice to get some walnut Daltons during the Nordstrom's sale?  From the pictures shown by rydenfan, they look darker than my Players.

 

If you like the Daltons - get them at that fantastic sale price, and then build your wardrobe around them.

 

Some ideas:

 

 

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Originally Posted by pudman43 View Post

Pastor, didn't your mother ever tell you to keep your feet off the furniture? LOL. Great Patriots! J

This couch is in my office. You are not the first person to mention this...
post #24097 of 51071
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Nothing like getting home after a redeye flight and being gone all week to find these waiting for you

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I know the feeling well, how's the fit? What denim are you rocking?
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I'm not a big sports fan. Actually, I don't watch sports at all but there was a headline a saw about fashion at the NBA draft last night. The number one pick (no idea who he is or where he's from) had these shoes on.

post #24099 of 51071
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Originally Posted by deeselcyde View Post

If I have a pair of walnut Players and it's my only pair of AE, would it be an unwise choice to get some walnut Daltons during the Nordstrom's sale?  From the pictures shown by rydenfan, they look darker than my Players.

 

If you like the Daltons - get them at that fantastic sale price, and then build your wardrobe around them.

 

Some ideas:

 

 

 

 

post #24100 of 51071
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

 

Option 1:

 

Go to the AE web site and print out the free order form and free shipping label to their recrafting department.  Enclose a note with your shoes and ask that they inspect the shoe for potential solutions, such as stretching the upper portion of the leather - and crafting a new welt and sole.  Worse case - they say no, and ship your shoes back to you.

 

Option 2:

 

Call the AE Recrafting toll free line and discuss it.

 

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I have some 14 year old styles where I had similar questions, and they suggested I either live with the problem of the appearance - or mail them in for recrafting with option of having them return to me.

 

Enjoy your weekend,


David

David,

 

With all due respect, this is not repairable and I think this advice is incorrect. These shoes indicate a serious crack in the upper that clearly demonstrates that the integrity of the hide has been compromised (through the lasting process, probably). I would say that if there is cracking in this part of the vamp, there almost certainly has to be an increased probability that the surrounding hide is also compromised. There are a lot of shoes floating around on eBay and the gentleman's money would be better spent on an uncompromised pair.

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Need some help getting that awesome mirror shine.  This was the first time I had shined these shoes appropriately with Saphir, so I applied Renovateur once, then cream on the entire shoe and brushed with a horsehair brush.  Repeated three times.  Even after vigorous brushing the shoes were a bit dull, so I used an Amazon microfiber cloth to wipe off the excess cream polish, so I think I used too much cream.  After that, the shoes looked pretty good.

 

Next I put on one coat of Saphir wax using a dry microfiber cloth, and used a different section of that cloth to vigorously buff the shoe.  When I was done it looked like all the cream and wax had been removed.  Did I buff too much?

 

I also tried the technique of applying a base coat of Saphir wax with dry cloth, then 10 coats of wax with a damp cloth.  No luck for most of the shoe.  I did have a mirror shine on the leather near the sole, but not on the top of the shoe.  Although I thought I was using a minimal amount, maybe it was still too much wax?

 

Any ideas where I’ve gone wrong?

post #24102 of 51071
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Originally Posted by horsey shoes View Post

Burgundy shell Fifth Streets came in while I was out last week. I was finally able to do some initial brushing and take a pic.

In comparison to the Cambridge in burgundy shell I purchased about a year ago, they are darker in color... not sure if this is because of the new burnishing process or not.

Very pleased with these and they almost look too good to wear!

 

Still waiting on the black shell Fifth Streets to land. The first make up, that should have arrived with these, was damaged during manufacturing. New make up should land late next week.

If you are an 8E in the 5 last, may want to check the Shoebank to see if the first make up is available.

 

 

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Whats the verdict on sizing for these boots? Did you stick with the same as other 5 last shoes?

 

thanks

post #24103 of 51071
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post


I know the feeling well, how's the fit? What denim are you rocking?

fit is great. While an 8.5D works for me in the Leeds the 8E is right for me in the Dalton. 

 

Denim is Baldwin Denim, Henley cut, in a 12 oz. Kaihara Selvedge. They are an excellent summer pair as the Henley is a nice slim taper without being skinny, the 12 oz. fabric is lightweight but the Kaihara fabric still has a fair bit of grit and texture to it.

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Originally Posted by shartmann View Post

While looking up the phone number for the AE outlets, I noticed that factory second Independence Collection shoes are on sale for $279 (normal seconds price is $379 and retail is $475). If you were thinking about these during the last sale but passed, this may be a second chance. I have the walnut Jeffersons and they are one of my favorites. I purchased as seconds and think they were in really good shape (maybe a bit wrinkled leather on the sides, and a slight difference in burnishing is all that I can see). The more I wear these the more I am convinced that the premium pricing is worth it, although I guess I really didn't pay one since I got seconds.

 

AppleMark

 

To piggy back on this post...

 

Looking at the AE website they advertise the Independence collect as being $100 off but when you click on the item to purchase, the discount is not provided. I am sure if you contacted them, the sale price of $375 would be honored. Not bad for first quality shoes.

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Nothing like getting home after a redeye flight and being gone all week to find these waiting for you
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Gorgeous, rydenfan!  Only partially lined, correct?  Wonder why AE makes the walnut shell unlined but the burgundy shell is fully lined?  Enjoy!

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