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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

New slippers arrived this weekend. My first tassel loafer and first longwing, Manchester in burgundy calf. They lacked depth out of the box so I used Reno and the cream that came off looked like red roller bearing grease that had been burnt. It allowed some of the color to come through but not even close to SouthNarc's pictures. Hit them with a thin coat of Saphir Mahogany wax for now. This winter will strip them down and start clean. I never could see myself in tassel loafers but now I am glad that they fit, what a great shoe, I'm very pleased. Part of me wishes I would had taken the chance and done a MTO in shell of course but still happy with them.

Very nice shoes, I've been thinking about a pair myself!

Nice job on the polishing!

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Can one buy the Bayfields anywhere except from eBay? Looking for 11.5 3E.

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I'd imagine I'd feel the same way about a wider size. These fit perfectly in all other aspects.

Just curious, how do you measure on AE's sizing guide or on the Brannock? I usually wear a D myself but thinking of experimenting with an E.
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

Can one buy the Bayfields anywhere except from eBay? Looking for 11.5 3E.

 

Land's End.  Not sure if they have 3E though.

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Saw some cappuccino shell (at least what the salesperson told me it was) for the first time in person yesterday. I can't wait to get some shoes on order!
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I sold these cappuccino shell mcallister webgems a while back. They were beautiful and I would have loved to have put the miles on them, but they were too big. I was not going to do tongue pads and insoles to have them fit me. Someone out there is very happy:

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Yea they were amazing. Like I said...glad they weren't my size yesterday. Especially since I'm in the middle of ordering 2 MTO.
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

New slippers arrived this weekend. My first tassel loafer and first longwing, Manchester in burgundy calf. They lacked depth out of the box so I used Reno and the cream that came off looked like red roller bearing grease that had been burnt. It allowed some of the color to come through but not even close to SouthNarc's pictures. Hit them with a thin coat of Saphir Mahogany wax for now. This winter will strip them down and start clean. I never could see myself in tassel loafers but now I am glad that they fit, what a great shoe, I'm very pleased. Part of me wishes I would had taken the chance and done a MTO in shell of course but still happy with them.



Aren't they fantastic slip-ons? They look great and it took me a bit of Reno work to get them to where they would take a nice shine so don't worry. i think the Manchester is one of the most under appreciated shoes in the AE line up and I concur that a shell version would be STUNNING!smile.gif
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

I need some input, gents. I'm going to be replicating GOP Shoe Guy's beautiful shell MacNeils but in Cappuccino shell:



One change I want to make though is to go with exposed metal eyelets instead of blind eyelets.

Given that I want these shoes to be a little more informal (worn with jeans or chinos) I'm considering either matched eyelets or antique brass eyelets like these rough collection macneils:



Or perhaps like the 744 combination:



Are those antique brass or color matched eyelets?

Any thoughts as to which will be better for what I'm trying to pull off?

Just get the rough collection MacNeils. I love mine!! Lol
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

I need some input, gents. I'm going to be replicating GOP Shoe Guy's beautiful shell MacNeils but in Cappuccino shell:



One change I want to make though is to go with exposed metal eyelets instead of blind eyelets.

Given that I want these shoes to be a little more informal (worn with jeans or chinos) I'm considering either matched eyelets or antique brass eyelets like these rough collection macneils:



Or perhaps like the 744 combination:



Are those antique brass or color matched eyelets?

Any thoughts as to which will be better for what I'm trying to pull off?

IMO, brass eyelets would be quintessential on a casual shoe. I really like Frans Boone's version of Alden's longwings with brass eyelets. CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

Also, there was a similar discussion regarding eyelets and edge color on the Alden thread a while ago: http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/42165 

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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

How r u gettin shells at 400$?

Well, maybe $497.00 on clearance:  Here

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

All great looking shoes!

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Yes they are, well done bucksfan!

My Cambridge have closed to the point that I had to put tongue pads in them. They fit fine but closed down just enough that with thin socks I need the extra volume offered by the pad.

 

Thank you gentlemen.  Sorry to hear about your need for tongue pads, C.I. Are you facing a similar issue with your other 5-last shoes, or is it only on the Cambridges because you wear them the most?

 

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

New slippers arrived this weekend. My first tassel loafer and first longwing, Manchester in burgundy calf. They lacked depth out of the box so I used Reno and the cream that came off looked like red roller bearing grease that had been burnt. It allowed some of the color to come through but not even close to SouthNarc's pictures. Hit them with a thin coat of Saphir Mahogany wax for now. This winter will strip them down and start clean. I never could see myself in tassel loafers but now I am glad that they fit, what a great shoe, I'm very pleased. Part of me wishes I would had taken the chance and done a MTO in shell of course but still happy with them.

 

Very nice -I've been eyeing them ever since I started wearing AE, but they always got put on the back burner.  They tie two of my favorite shoe designs together - wingtip and tassel... so maybe soon...

 

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Originally Posted by green garden View Post

Are you wearing Cambridge in the last picture?  How does it compare to PA in terms of size and fit.  They are both on the AE last 5 right?  But when I saw these in a store, they look bigger vs. a PA. The PAs were in calf and don't know if that makes a difference.

 

Thanks.

 

Yes, those are all pictures of my shoes.  I find they fit very similarly to my shell PAs (which are almost identical to the calfskin PAs I had until recently).  There is some variance in any shoe from one pair to another, so give them another try.  They are a great shoe.  


Edited by bucksfan - 8/19/13 at 8:01pm
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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post


Just curious, how do you measure on AE's sizing guide or on the Brannock? I usually wear a D myself but thinking of experimenting with an E.

A professional fit involves more than just what the Brannock device says.  For "sales associates" at many stores, that is all they rely on.  But insist on a quality store and a quality manager of the department who will take the time to go beyond the device, including arch, funny toes, and mis-matched biological pieces.

 

Also, I have read recently that some folks don't want to take the time to go to a store, or they feel the store may not have their styles and sizes in stock.

 

Here's my take:

 

The more AE shoes you own, they will last 25 or more years because of rotation and good care.  Given that most marriages last 20 months, why would anyone not make the effort in trying on shoes that will be a part of your life for a generation?

 

As for lack of sizes in stock, I suggest you make a Christmas list for the next 18 months (not the whole catalog).  And then make that store visit to get your size.  Then speak to the manager and ask that he/she bring in the missing sizes and colors for you to try on within a week or two - then make the second trip.

 

The Nordstrom manager I work with speaks on behalf of all Nordstroms department stores when he says "Give me your list, and I will either pull your size/color from another store - or I will order them in from AE for you to "try on".  He knows very well that if I get married to an AE pair of shoes, he will have me for a customer for a very long time.

 

All my best,

 

David

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I'm in Canada which means that shipping is $45 per order (almost half of some shoes on the seconds list and a third of Brooks Brothers Strands) and while I haven't returned any of my orders yet, return shipping is not covered from what I'm told. 

I believe I sent you a message a while back that by calling a Nordstrom Manager to order the shoe to their store from AE (along with any price match), they will ship the order from the USA to Canada for less than $45, and offer a free return shipping label.

 

If you need more clarity, let me know.

 

David

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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

can anyone provide a bit more info on ae seconds sale as to which shoes would be on special.

below are my dalton first quality. Got them from amazon for $235 shipped during sale. I am a US 8EEE since the didnt have my size took a chance on 9D ! Fit is good. Just a little bit long. A tiny bit. But lace up nicely and a tiny bit heel slip. Which should go away in few wears. I have realized these are shorter than my Fifth St boot which is 8.5D.

 

I have the same color and same boot.  And mine appeared to be a little longer than my regular AE shoes.  It is on a different "last" mold.

 

As for your correct size - see my other most recent post on getting a professional sizing before buying anymore.

 

David

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