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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.

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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.
To what end?

If you're in a suit regularly, probably unwise, yes. If your work dress code is biz casual or you're looking for something to wear with denim, walnut Daltons would be a solid choice.
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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.

My pictures are walnut shell cordovan, not calf
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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).
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Stunning burgundy shell cordovan on a sleek, sophisticated boot.

 

Someone wanted to see Shell Fifth Streets.... here you go! I pulled this from the AE website, looks like someone already thought of it.

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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.

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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.  

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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
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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
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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...
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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.

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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 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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