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post #28186 of 53463
Happy Labor Day from the People's Republic of the District of Columbia.

Freshly Mac'd cordovan Graysons.





post #28187 of 53463
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

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I place an order for the Brown Bayfields and shell Daltons yesterday with shoe trees it totalled at $655, not too bad!

I'll bite. How did you get that price?
post #28188 of 53463
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I'll bite. How did you get that price?
Must have been seconds. The sale is still running through today.
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Bayfields are firsts, but it's a closeout style so if you can get them via an AE outlet they will be $167, the shell Daltons are seconds, but they are not a part of the Labor day sale but the Riverhead outlet had a 20% off coupon running through yesterday.

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How's the bulge in these Mcallisters? I was fitted by a guy at Allen Edmonds in Orange County and he said that bulge is def. from being flat footed, which I am very flat footed! He let me try some super feet which improved my arch and almost took away the bulge but I don't care for the way they feel in the heel. In regards to the picture, my right foot isn't as bad as the left, but still there.

Of course with pants on you can't tell unless you're looking.

Also he said bluchers are better for flat feet.

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I have pretty flat feet and I have a slight gap on both of my Park Ave & Strand shoes. It really doesn't bother me personally since the shoe fits well everywhere else.
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My feet are pretty flat as well. I have gaps in my shoes and I'm thinking about trying a heel pad or a half insole. 

 

I also switched to straight european lacing which made the gap somewhat smaller. Straight lacing did not work for me at all.

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Originally Posted by deeselcyde View Post

How's the bulge in these Mcallisters? I was fitted by a guy at Allen Edmonds in Orange County and he said that bulge is def. from being flat footed, which I am very flat footed! He let me try some super feet which improved my arch and almost took away the bulge but I don't care for the way they feel in the heel. In regards to the picture, my right foot isn't as bad as the left, but still there.

Of course with pants on you can't tell unless you're looking.

Also he said bluchers are better for flat feet.

I'm also flat footed and have the same or maybe worse gap than that. I don't think their 5 last plays very nice with flat feet. I'm still looking for a brand/last that will fit my feet well.

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Happy Labor Day from the People's Republic of the District of Columbia.

Freshly Mac'd cordovan Graysons.





My friend, great looking tassels.  Do you know how they compare in fit to the Alden version?  Same sizing? Slightly roomier toe box??

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Anyone have any experiences with the new Mojave chukka? Thinking about a pair in tan or olive suede. The tan looks a little like a light rust in the photo's, but i'm guessing they're closer to standard tan.

Here's the website shots.



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I have a dilemma. I just ordered the Portland boot at nearly $400. I also just learned that AE will make me the Bayfield for $167 (though it will take 8 weeks). I don't need two boots. I want these for casual trouser/sport coat in fall - winter (Idaho, USA - climate similar to what I used to have in Connecticut). They'll be worn inside most of the day but outside maybe 1 mile for each day of wear. Your thoughts please on these two styles for this use?
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How are you getting them to make you a pair of Bayfields for $167?
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

In that case, I'd go for it! They fit the bill perfectly for what you are describing, and you have plenty of opportunity to use them. I agree that the LWB's monks, and McTavish's do better in casual environments. I've become a big fan of AE's Burgundy Shell Cordovan, however, and they're a great deal as seconds on sale. Further, if the outlet from which you are buying is a Tanger Outlet, you may be able to use a 20% coupon for additional savings!

I have a pair of the Sheltons in burgundy; I'm torn as to it's versatility. I definitely think it works best as a casual or business casual shoe (slacks, etc but no suits). That, of course, is my humble opinion. 

PS - I've never been to Utah but hope to experience that commute some upcoming winter!

Thanks for your advice! I was all set to pull the trigger, but was foolish enough to solicit one last opinion - my wife's.

Her words were something along the lines of "why the hell are you buying a fourth dress shoe when you're only in an office twice a week?"

Well, she promptly took control over the whole operation and ordered the Spiaggias that was drooling over all summer, because they're "cute" and "fun," and jazz musicians shouldn't look so serious anyway (she has a point, though I'm sure Wynton Marsalis wears cordovan!)

So, the burgundy shell...must be a project for next year. Ill take a break to refill the coffers and place a MTO when I can hide away enough bread to do it on the sly wink.gif

Maybe I'll have them delivered to my office in Utah!!
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

How are you getting them to make you a pair of Bayfields for $167?

Same question!

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Originally Posted by deeselcyde View Post

How's the bulge in these Mcallisters? I was fitted by a guy at Allen Edmonds in Orange County and he said that bulge is def. from being flat footed, which I am very flat footed! He let me try some super feet which improved my arch and almost took away the bulge but I don't care for the way they feel in the heel. In regards to the picture, my right foot isn't as bad as the left, but still there.

Of course with pants on you can't tell unless you're looking.

Also he said bluchers are better for flat feet.

Bluchers should be better for high arch because the opening is not sewn into the vamp.  The balmorals are definitely better for narrow feet because the lacing is closer.  If you have narrow and flat, bluchers will be a problem because the quarters may misalign.  My foot is narrow and flat so from experience I know Balmorals fit better.  I wonder if this shoe is too wide for you.  It looks like a lot of heel space.

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