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Can anyone identify a good remedy to some spotting on the uppers of shoes, such as this:

 

 

 

Would this spotting go away over time with shoe cream, or no? I'm not sure if they are much of a big deal to begin with, I would like your guys' opinion.

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I would generally agree with the above.  The #2 last is exceptionally narrow.  I never did find a size that worked for me.  What part of your toe does the crease dig in to?

The further most crease digs into the bottom of my big toe nail.  I called my local Nordstrom's and they have a 10 in stock right now so I'm going to go in after work and try those on.  These 10.5s feel like they've definitely stretched out quite a bit, so maybe I can hope for the same with the 10's.

post #24138 of 42943
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Nice job.  I have the same color in a similar style.

The next step up in the shine may be to go with Saphir Products at the Hangerproject.  (See my earlier posts)
Thanks for your kind words and your welcoming, I definitely appreciate the " props" and I will definitely look into that line of which you have recommended. I really enjoy my shoes. I've been quite busy so I have not had the chance to visit the forum lately.
post #24139 of 42943
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Are they cordovan or calfskin? My 9D cordovans were very tight in the vamp (I'm a spot on 9D with the Park Avenue). Calfskin will stretch out over time but cordovan is a bit trickier. I thought I was doomed because I had worn my patriots about 30 times (I have burgundy and black cordovan) and they were still really tight even though they should have been broken in. I didn't trust the local cobbler that I go to to stretch them out (because cordovan splits so easily), so I went to Nordstrom Rack and picked up a size of L shoe trees. They filled out the toe box just enough so that my shell patriots are ULTRA comfortable now. I think storing shoes will shoes trees that are large is a good and safe option for getting a little extra space out of those loafers.

They are calf. I also have a 10E patriot calf. It fits somewhat lose with thin socks but medium and loafer socks the fit is great. My only concern is if I go with the 10E that it may get even more lose once broken in.
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Originally Posted by deeselcyde View Post

The further most crease digs into the bottom of my big toe nail.  I called my local Nordstrom's and they have a 10 in stock right now so I'm going to go in after work and try those on.  These 10.5s feel like they've definitely stretched out quite a bit, so maybe I can hope for the same with the 10's.

 

ehhh, I don't know deeselcyde. Again, I think it depends on if it was the width that bothered you about the 10's. If so, it's not a good idea to buy shoes with the hope that they stretch out. 

 

The 2-Last is generally tricky. I'd strongly recommend trying to get the 10's in E rather than trying to make the D work. 

 

All that said, if you get the 10D's and they are tight, you could always stretch them with Meltonian and a stretcher, but I keep thinking that it makes more sense to find the E. Either way, good luck.

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FedEx just delivered the Chukkamoks I got on the clearance sale.  I realized I needed some boots that weren't so heavy and hot for the summer.  These seemed to fit the bill (cheaper than the Alden flex-welt chukkas, which I am sure are better quality, but for more than twice the price...).  The name has put me off them ever since AE released them but being on clearance got me over that.

 

These are only 13oz, compared to my CXL Indys which are almost a pound heavier.  These chukkas are like wearing slippers.  Good value for the money.

 

I think I'll darken them a bit, as they almost look like pale human skin, especially the vamp.

post #24142 of 42943
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

FedEx just delivered the Chukkamoks I got on the clearance sale.  I realized I needed some boots that weren't so heavy and hot for the summer.  These seemed to fit the bill (cheaper than the Alden flex-welt chukkas, which I am sure are better quality, but for more than twice the price...).  The name has put me off them ever since AE released them but being on clearance got me over that.

 

These are only 13oz, compared to my CXL Indys which are almost a pound heavier.  These chukkas are like wearing slippers.  Good value for the money.

 

I think I'll darken them a bit, as they almost look like pale human skin, especially the vamp.

 

Nice buy.

I was back and forth between those and the Banchory. I love the leather on those styles. I had the same the concern as to whether or not they would darken. I ended up buying the Banchory in navy, but would be very interested to see how the tan ages. Please post additional pics after some wear....

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Picked up my first shell last year, some NOS 14AA black Leeds on eBay. I'd been wanting gunboats for years and upon receiving those Leeds knew I wanted shell gunboats. I purchased burgundy shell Daltons in November, but kept scouring eBay for longwings in my size to no avail. Finally I took advantage of Mr. Grangaard's offer a few months ago. FedEx just delivered 'em. I own half a dozen Allen Edmonds shoes; given that my office is biz casual and I only wear a jacket once or twice a month, I'm now absolutely content with my rotation.



(the nice thing about such a long narrow foot is that even chunky double-soled longwings look sleek!)
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^^ wonderful
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Cold Iron: I have the burgundy and brown shell Patriots in 10D which is my normal size on the 5 last and also 1 last. The patriot is the first loafer to ever fit me without my heel coming out of the shoe. My foot is much like yours and in addition a very low volume foot. I wear my superfeet inserts in them and the fit is just about perfect for me. If you have a low to mid volume foot I think they are certainly worth a try.

The Patriot is one of the best fitting loafers I have ever tried on. There was literally no heel slip right out of the box.

I go down in width for all loafers, regardless of maker.
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Picked up my first shell last year, some NOS 14AA black Leeds on eBay. I'd been wanting gunboats for years and upon receiving those Leeds knew I wanted shell gunboats. I purchased burgundy shell Daltons in November, but kept scouring eBay for longwings in my size to no avail. Finally I took advantage of Mr. Grangaard's offer a few months ago. FedEx just delivered 'em. I own half a dozen Allen Edmonds shoes; given that my office is biz casual and I only wear a jacket once or twice a month, I'm now absolutely content with my rotation.

(the nice thing about such a long narrow foot is that even chunky double-soled longwings look sleek!)

Those look great! Nice choice.
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Great shoes RandomAdam; can't believe how sleek they look.  Maybe I should start buying size 14AA and stuffing them with newspaper to fill out the empty space.

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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

Picked up my first shell last year, some NOS 14AA black Leeds on eBay. I'd been wanting gunboats for years and upon receiving those Leeds knew I wanted shell gunboats. I purchased burgundy shell Daltons in November, but kept scouring eBay for longwings in my size to no avail. Finally I took advantage of Mr. Grangaard's offer a few months ago. FedEx just delivered 'em. I own half a dozen Allen Edmonds shoes; given that my office is biz casual and I only wear a jacket once or twice a month, I'm now absolutely content with my rotation.


(the nice thing about such a long narrow foot is that even chunky double-soled longwings look sleek!)
 

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Very nice.  Makes me wish I had AA feet.

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Try the 10s again.  But you just might want to try the "E" width if available.  Otherwise, I might abandon the #2 last.  It's difficult to get a good fit.  I'm one of many that have walked away from the 2 last.

 

 

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Originally Posted by deeselcyde View Post

The further most crease digs into the bottom of my big toe nail.  I called my local Nordstrom's and they have a 10 in stock right now so I'm going to go in after work and try those on.  These 10.5s feel like they've definitely stretched out quite a bit, so maybe I can hope for the same with the 10's.

 

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ehhh, I don't know deeselcyde. Again, I think it depends on if it was the width that bothered you about the 10's. If so, it's not a good idea to buy shoes with the hope that they stretch out. 

 

The 2-Last is generally tricky. I'd strongly recommend trying to get the 10's in E rather than trying to make the D work. 

 

All that said, if you get the 10D's and they are tight, you could always stretch them with Meltonian and a stretcher, but I keep thinking that it makes more sense to find the E. Either way, good luck.

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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 wear a 12E Patriot and it seems a little short. Been looking for a 13D to see if it might fit a little better. The best fits I've found in AE have been 12D in Byron and Ritz (4-last). On the 5-last I wear 11.5E and 12D, with the 11.5 E being normally more comfortable (I need a wider toebox to keep from pinching my little toe). I also have a 12E McAllister which, while noticeably roomier than the Patriot, is not at all loose. I've also got various 8-last and 2-last shoes, all in 12E; 12D would be too tight.

 

ETA: The Patriot is not at all tight. And I don't have heel slip like I do with my 13D Weejuns. So maybe 12E is the right size for me after all.

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