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post #32746 of 52456
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post


If I take a size 8.5D in both the MacNeil and the Shelton, would I be advised to switch to 8E for any 5 last shoes?
I really fancy the Fifth Street boots, but there's no way I'd ever get to try them on this side of the Atlantic.

 

That's what works for me. 8E in Shelton and 7.5EE in 5 last. Some wear the same in all, however.

post #32747 of 52456
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

If I take a size 8.5D in both the MacNeil and the Shelton, would I be advised to switch to 8E for any 5 last shoes?
I really fancy the Fifth Street boots, but there's no way I'd ever get to try them on this side of the Atlantic.

 

That sounds about right.

post #32748 of 52456
Amoks today. I don't really understand why these were discontinued. I may have to do an MTO for more colors

post #32749 of 52456
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Amoks today. I don't really understand why these were discontinued. I may have to do an MTO for more colors

 

I keep going back and forth on these. I just wish they were a little less chiseled.

post #32750 of 52456
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

If I take a size 8.5D in both the MacNeil and the Shelton, would I be advised to switch to 8E for any 5 last shoes?
I really fancy the Fifth Street boots, but there's no way I'd ever get to try them on this side of the Atlantic.

I would try the shoes on first if possible. An 8E is actually the same width as an 8.5D, but is shorter. Shoe widths adjust proportionally with the length of the shoe.
post #32751 of 52456
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Originally Posted by GeneralW View Post
 

 

I think I'm going to go with the Long Branch since it's getting colder here and I don't think I'll be able to find it again for $125. I'm somewhat indifferent to the chiseled toe on the Neumora and prefer the Mora instead. Also the sizing on those are differently different from the 5 last enough where I don't think the 12D will fit me.

 

Good call.

post #32752 of 52456
Daltons with salmon pants in the office today. Any tip for getting the scuff out the right toe? I only have black edge dressing.

post #32753 of 52456
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Daltons with salmon pants in the office today. Any tip for getting the scuff out the right toe? I only have black edge dressing.

get the chili edge dressing from AE 

post #32754 of 52456
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Originally Posted by FreedBird View Post

I would try the shoes on first if possible. An 8E is actually the same width as an 8.5D, but is shorter. Shoe widths adjust proportionally with the length of the shoe.

In an ideal world I would, but I'm in England, and when it comes to AE stockists, there are few or none.
Can't see myself getting over to the US this year or next, so educated guesswork has to do.

Guesswork got me some AE Quintons in size 8D, which were a bit tight, but with the help of a shoe stretcher, now are a comfortable fit. Then I discovered the AE printable shoe fit guide, and worked out I was really 8.5D in US sizes. Ordered MacNeil and Shelton seconds from Jeffersonville and they fit well.

From all I've read about the 5 last though, it seems that a wider fit would be better.
Maybe it is something that's better left until my next trip to Boston.
post #32755 of 52456
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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post
 

get the chili edge dressing from AE 

 

Thanks. I'll see if I can pick it up in store at some point. There's a store not too far from work.


Edited by ridethecliche - 10/29/13 at 11:58am
post #32756 of 52456

Did some work on my shell shoes last night while watching the World Series. Forgot to grab the Color 8 PCT boots for the family shot.

 

 

L-R

 

Old burgundy Leeds

Color 8 Chukka

Dark Brown Patriot

Cappuccino Leeds

Old burgundy MacNeil

post #32757 of 52456
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

Did some work on my shell shoes last night while watching the World Series. Forgot to grab the Color 8 PCT boots for the family shot.




L-R

Old burgundy Leeds
Color 8 Chukka
Dark Brown Patriot
Cappuccino Leeds
Old burgundy MacNeil
Can you explain what you mean by "work". I wish I could get my AE to look like that.
post #32758 of 52456
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Can you explain what you mean by "work". I wish I could get my AE to look like that.

You can! It requires a lot of brushing, some conditioner, more brushing and buffing. It takes a few sessions but can happen.

I lost a long PM to you last night. Will try and re-type later today
post #32759 of 52456
Those Color 8 Chukkas are Alden, no?i only see 2 eyelets
post #32760 of 52456
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


Can you explain what you mean by "work". I wish I could get my AE to look like that.

 

 

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post


You can! It requires a lot of brushing, some conditioner, more brushing and buffing. It takes a few sessions but can happen.

I lost a long PM to you last night. Will try and re-type later today

 

 

Exactly! Brushing, renovateur and/or VSC. Just my unscientific conclusion but I feel that my AE's take to VSC better and my Alden take to Renovateur better. However, both need brushing and a final buff with a microfiber cloth. Maybe two or three minutes per shoe (at most).

 

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Those Color 8 Chukkas are Alden, no?i only see 2 eyelets

 

Good eye, I meant to mention that.

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