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Received my burgundy shell Bradley’s last night. Nice, very nice. Just as I hoped they are more burgundy than my burgundy shell Leeds which are much more brown than red. After more than 3 years the Leeds had nice white creases until I put Reno on them last week. But still are pretty nice in their own right.

Can not Special Order the Limited Edition through the Military Exchange. Oh well a man shouldn’t spend all of his money on Shell footwear, fine double guns, brown likker, and women anyhow. He should save some to spend foolishly… .



So I just talked to the AE store a couple of hours away from where I live and she said they do not have any of the LE in yet but are hoping to get something for display soon. She offered to bring in a Malvern by this weekend in my size and says that the Dundee is identical in looks and fit. Checking out the last sizes guess that would be true. But already owning Leeds, Shelton, Wilbert, Dalton, Bayfield, and now the Bradley in the 1-511 last know there can be some variation in fit on the same last. Think it is time for a road trip this weekend.

post #2897 of 46527
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Received my burgundy shell Bradley’s last night. Nice, very nice. Just as I hoped they are more burgundy than my burgundy shell Leeds which are much more brown than red. After more than 3 years the Leeds had nice white creases until I put Reno on them last week. But still are pretty nice in their own right.


Can not Special Order the Limited Edition through the Military Exchange. Oh well a man shouldn’t spend all of his money on Shell footwear, fine double guns, brown likker, and women anyhow. He should save some to spend foolishly… .




So I just talked to the AE store a couple of hours away from where I live and she said they do not have any of the LE in yet but are hoping to get something for display soon. She offered to bring in a Malvern by this weekend in my size and says that the Dundee is identical in looks and fit. Checking out the last sizes guess that would be true. But already owning Leeds, Shelton, Wilbert, Dalton, Bayfield, and now the Bradley in the 1-511 last know there can be some variation in fit on the same last. Think it is time for a road trip this weekend.

Can you share some pics of the Bradley and worn-in Leeds?
post #2898 of 46527
I have a question. I bought a pair of walnut players at nordstroms 10.5 D which feel tight. Unfortunately these shoes only come in EEE width as the next width up. How big is the difference in widths? I see that Allen edmonds claims 3/16th of an inch per width. This would make it a little over half of an inch. Would that make it too loose if I size down to a 10 EEE ? All help is appreciated bc I would have to get them shipped and there are no Allen edmonds near me. Thanks in advance
post #2899 of 46527
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Originally Posted by froyz25 View Post

I have a question. I bought a pair of walnut players at nordstroms 10.5 D which feel tight. Unfortunately these shoes only come in EEE width as the next width up. How big is the difference in widths? I see that Allen edmonds claims 3/16th of an inch per width. This would make it a little over half of an inch. Would that make it too loose if I size down to a 10 EEE ? All help is appreciated bc I would have to get them shipped and there are no Allen edmonds near me. Thanks in advance


I think it would be too wide. I find loafers very sensitive to widths as you can't simply tie them down. Have you considered stretching them? Stretch them out and if they don't work just return them to Nordstrom as they don't have a return policy I've heard (haven't tried).


Edit: never mind, for some reason I had loafers in my head but I don't think the players are loafers. In that case, try them.
post #2900 of 46527
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Received my burgundy shell Bradley’s last night. Nice, very nice. Just as I hoped they are more burgundy than my burgundy shell Leeds which are much more brown than red. After more than 3 years the Leeds had nice white creases until I put Reno on them last week. But still are pretty nice in their own right.

Can not Special Order the Limited Edition through the Military Exchange. Oh well a man shouldn’t spend all of his money on Shell footwear, fine double guns, brown likker, and women anyhow. He should save some to spend foolishly… .



So I just talked to the AE store a couple of hours away from where I live and she said they do not have any of the LE in yet but are hoping to get something for display soon. She offered to bring in a Malvern by this weekend in my size and says that the Dundee is identical in looks and fit. Checking out the last sizes guess that would be true. But already owning Leeds, Shelton, Wilbert, Dalton, Bayfield, and now the Bradley in the 1-511 last know there can be some variation in fit on the same last. Think it is time for a road trip this weekend.


I'd be careful with assuming that the Dundee and Malvern fit the same. A lot of people, including me, think they fit narrow and short compared to others on the same last. I'd try contacting someone in manufacturing about comparative shoes.
post #2901 of 46527
Well these are bluchers, that's why I wanted to see if it would make a significant difference since I am sizing down a bit
post #2902 of 46527
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Originally Posted by froyz25 View Post

Well these are bluchers, that's why I wanted to see if it would make a significant difference since I am sizing down a bit

I'm picky about fit. One width difference can make a shoe unwearable for me. I can't imagine it would work for you.
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Yea I agree about the fit needing to be spot on. But I really really like these shoes, and thus I will have to make them work. My problem is that when the shoe is on w no pressure on the foot (weight) the shoe fits nice and snug as I think it should feel when pressure is applied. However when I put pressure on the shoes, such as walking and standing, I notice the area by the ball
of my feet are extremely tight within the shoe. As I am constantly standing still in place I feel like I need a wider shoe. Thanks for the help guys.
post #2904 of 46527
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Originally Posted by ElDave View Post


Can you share some pics of the Bradley and worn-in Leeds?


Edit changed to hopefully a better picture.

Just did the Leeds last week with Reno so they don't exactly look too worn, that stuff works great.

leeds_bradleys.JPG


Edited by Cold Iron - 2/22/12 at 3:47pm
post #2905 of 46527
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post


I'd be careful with assuming that the Dundee and Malvern fit the same. A lot of people, including me, think they fit narrow and short compared to others on the same last. I'd try contacting someone in manufacturing about comparative shoes.


Thanks and I agree, that seems to be a common theme for the Malvern from what I have read. When she said would get a pair of Malvern in for me to size I almost said don't bother.

 

post #2906 of 46527
What do you guys think of the Elgin?

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post #2907 of 46527
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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

Question for all the AE experts.  I wear 9.5E in the 5 last and I'm thinking about getting a 10D in a MacNeil (7 last).  10D because it's a little shorter in the toe and supposedly a little wider than the 5 last.  My question is, if the lasts are the same would a 10D shoe differ in width compared to a 9.5E shoe?  Would the 10D or the 9.5E be wider?  

 

Ok, so that's two questions.  Thanks for the help either way. 


The 7 last is narrower in the toe box than the 5 last, which runs overall narrower.
post #2908 of 46527
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Originally Posted by mikeman View Post

What do you guys think of the Elgin?
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Beautiful shoe. I recommend a pair.
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Originally Posted by mikeman View Post

What do you guys think of the Elgin?
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Gorgeous! I was torn and almost bought these, but in the end I went with the Mctavish in natural wax infused leather. I felt that the wingtip would work better than the cap toe with the jeans and chinos that I usually wear, and I couldn't justify buying both. I do love the style of the Elgin, but the strands look like they would make for a better choice for a dressier alternative when the natural wax infused shoe doesn't quite fit with a suit or more formal dress. The cordovan Strands may be calling to me next.....
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Does anyone wear walnut Lombards or Strands with slim jeans? Does this look work well??
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