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Saw the 25% email and abandoned my no shoe September pledge; Navy Chukkamoks on the way! Crazy deal for $118.

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I already have brown suede malverns (chukkas)...would it be overkill to get the amok in brown suede as well?  I LOVE the weight (or lack thereof) of the amoks.

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Here's a question: so I'm looking at picking up some distressed McTavish shoes on clearance, but I wonder abut sizing. I normally wear about a 9-9.5 in shoes, but my first pair of AE's is a pair of fairfaxes, and I had to go to an 8 D for it to fit. Is this normal in anyone else's experience?
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Originally Posted by frogwash View Post


I have the RL Saunders and they have the leather insole, not the Poron. Also, the AE RL's are most often compared to AE's Independence line as far as the quality of the leather goes, though I don't have any of these to compare them too. My Saunders also have the 2-piece combination heel like the cordovan AE's. they fit a little bit more snug than than my 5-last shoes. I like them a lot.

 

Thinking of picking up a pair of RL Saunders some time soon and saw this post from a few weeks ago. Just wondering if anyone can confirm whether the Saunders is actually a 5-last or if it's something different. My Park and Fifth Aves are both 10E, so I'm wondering if I should just plan on going with the same size for the Saunders

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Wish they were more Amoks in E for sale. Anyone knows if the handcrafted models are refundable? Like the Amok snuff in E width is handcrafted,3-5 week wait, doesn't that fall into special/custom order?

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No, I don't think so. It's been mentioned earlier in this thread that AE stores the finished uppers of the shoes and then put them on a sole if it's ordered by a customer. 

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Brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush. Take a quick rest. Brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush. Rinse and repeat. 
I feel like someone should clarify...don't really 'rinse' your shoes! hahahaha
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Originally Posted by ckylegrimes View Post

Here's a question: so I'm looking at picking up some distressed McTavish shoes on clearance, but I wonder abut sizing. I normally wear about a 9-9.5 in shoes, but my first pair of AE's is a pair of fairfaxes, and I had to go to an 8 D for it to fit. Is this normal in anyone else's experience?
What kind of shoes are you normally wearing? For instance I wear a 10 in sneakers, but I am an 8D in most Allen Edmonds. I would base the size of the McTavish off the size of the AE you already have. I'm not sure what last the Fairfax is on, but you should be within a half size of the McTavish.
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Just received a bonus at work and now I'm having a hard time restraining myself from the Shell webgem deal... particularly the Strand. Anyone care to talk me out of it?

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Just received a bonus at work and now I'm having a hard time restraining myself from the Shell webgem deal... particularly the Strand. Anyone care to talk me out of it?

 

Sure. If you have debt that you need to pay off first - school loan, car payment, mortgages, retirement matching etc... -, then you should use your bonus towards the more important obligations. However, if you have cash to blow, AEs are a pretty solid choice considering the recent deals. To make you feel better, I just picked up 2 pairs this week and possibly more with the looming 2/250 deal. 

 

Kinda of ironic but I'm hoping you can talk me out of purchasing more, haha.  

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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post
 

 

Brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush. Take a quick rest. Brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush, brush. Rinse and repeat. 

This is the long method.

The shorter method is to pick up Renomat and Renovateur and use the two in conjunction to remove AE's finish. 

 

You will rarely ever need to use wax or cream on your shells. Use them only to cover up scratches or bruises on the leather. If you put wax/cream on the shell, it will simply add more polish you will eventually need to brush out. I also find that AE cordovan cream is finicky; either it doesn't stick to the leather or it stains it so it becomes very hard to take off.

 

 

 

Thanks for the answers guys. This is what I will continue to do. I have already worked a fair amount off with a damp rag. And so it continues....

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Just received a bonus at work and now I'm having a hard time restraining myself from the Shell webgem deal... particularly the Strand. Anyone care to talk me out of it?

Here's what's holding me back: next month, the rediscover america sale knocks 15% off all shoes, including burgundy shells down to around 510$ ish...
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

I am in a similar situation; I wear 9D on the 1-last (Townleys) with a very snug fit, 9E in the 2-last (New Orleans & Ralph Lauren Saunders) and 9D in the Elgins, which are on the 5-last but fit much larger due to its Dublin leather construction. Just got into the AE addiction and purchased a McAllister, Strand and Park Avenue in 8.5E. I spent the entire afternoon yesterday figuring if I got them in the correct size, finally decided that 8.5EE should be correct for me and have ordered them to compare directly against the 8.5E I have.

I'm glad to see that over the last few pages there are other EE weirdos besides me. My question for the group is this: There are only certain models that are offered in EE. If I decided that I really wanted a shoe and was willing to go the MTO route, would I be able to get it in a width that is not normally offered? For instance, if I wanted a Dalton in 7.5EE do they even have that size in the 1 last that they could use for a custom order?
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Not sure if posted, but Lands End has the Bayfield Boot on sale for 259.99 w/free shipping too.

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I'm loving the six pairs of AE I own--but they're all shoes.  I'm looking in the clearance section and trying to decide between the bitter chocolate and lighter tan Amok chukka.

I'd likely be wearing them with jeans more than anything else, and I'm feeling a little clueless about which color would serve better.  Thoughts?

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