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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post

I wonder if I can solicit an advice about sizing on the Barrie last, I got a pair of Alden's for JCrew in 9 and 9.5 trying to figure out which would fit better. 9.5 seems to fit ok, but it just feels like it's too roomy for me. Size 9 fits more snug, bug I am not sure if it's perfectly comfortable. I almost feel like I need 9 1/4. For the reference, I measure 9.5 D on the Brannock device, and wear 9.5 E on the 5 last (except for the rough collection) and 10 D on the 7 last.

 

I wear 8.5D/E on the 5-65 last and 9D in some others. All advice I've gotten says I should try that boot in 8.5. Now I just need coupon code that actually works for them...

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For those interested in Allen Edmonds cedar shoe racks.  I just bought four of the large racks along with a topper.  Each rack is supposed to hold four pairs but I can only get three pairs in each--actually three and a half pairs in each rack.  But who wants to split up a pair?  But my shoe size is 12 E and I can't quite fit four pairs in a rack.  

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post
 

 

Have you considered contacting AE customer service about your request, instead? I don't think griping here is constructive.

Sorry if my "griping" offended you or whatever... As I alluded to before, and as Tifosi has so fittingly joked, it's become sort of a game for me. It doesn't bother me nearly as much as I make it seem. The first time I did it, I miffed a lot of people, and now it's just become a running joke of sorts. I've long since reconciled my differences with AE's website picture quality.

 

While my concerns are legitimate, I do it because it causes a stir and gets the forum rolling.

 

To sum it up, you can sleep good at night knowing that I don't spend my life thinking about the poor quality of AE's website photos.

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Originally Posted by BWV988 View Post


Another vote for dark chocolate.

how does dark chocolate differ from dark brown?

 

AGAIN, this wouldn't be an issue if they had good pictures on their website... but they don't so...

 

:stirpot: 

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Originally Posted by michaeljohnr View Post

Help / advice needed on color choice for Dalton boot.

I am very seriously looking at the Dalton boot for fall/winter.

Were I to choose one color to be the most versitile (...wearing with anything from dark indigo jeans to khakis to grey jeans...) which would it be?

Opinions?

Thanks in advance.

 

I'm a big fan of my dark chocolate...

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I am thinking about putting my 12D walnut dalton firsts up for sale; recently got the shell version and the walnut never gets worn... Maybe about 5-7 short wears, and they have had a topy applied. Thought I would ask here first, if anyone might be interested? If so, shoot me a PM.

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Originally Posted by delmar View Post

For those interested in Allen Edmonds cedar shoe racks.  I just bought four of the large racks along with a topper.  Each rack is supposed to hold four pairs but I can only get three pairs in each--actually three and a half pairs in each rack.  But who wants to split up a pair?  But my shoe size is 12 E and I can't quite fit four pairs in a rack.  

Have you tried flip flopping the shoes? Toe in on the left shoe & toe out on the right? I'll bet you can squeeze in that other 1/2 pair
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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post
 

 

I'm a big fan of my dark chocolate...

AdamAdam, 

 

Those look great. I love the contrast (might I say "antique?") edge dressing on them. I haven't noticed AE offering that before. Is that standard for that color or was this an MTO?

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I'm a big fan of my dark chocolate... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Wow, they look fantastic! Well done!
post #33415 of 46948
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post

I wonder if I can solicit an advice about sizing on the Barrie last, I got a pair of Alden's for JCrew in 9 and 9.5 trying to figure out which would fit better. 9.5 seems to fit ok, but it just feels like it's too roomy for me. Size 9 fits more snug, bug I am not sure if it's perfectly comfortable. I almost feel like I need 9 1/4. For the reference, I measure 9.5 D on the Brannock device, and wear 9.5 E on the 5 last (except for the rough collection) and 10 D on the 7 last.

I hear those JCrew boots can be difficult to size. I hear they runn quite a bit smaller to other Barrie lasted boots. I am surprised that you are 9.5D on brannock and still wear a 9.5 in the 5 last. That makes me think that you might be closer to 10 TTS also considering your 7 last size. Since they are boots I would say stick with the 9.5. My Barrie lasted boots fit loose with dress socks and quite nicely with thicker boot socks (which I typically wear with them).
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post

I wonder if I can solicit an advice about sizing on the Barrie last, I got a pair of Alden's for JCrew in 9 and 9.5 trying to figure out which would fit better. 9.5 seems to fit ok, but it just feels like it's too roomy for me. Size 9 fits more snug, bug I am not sure if it's perfectly comfortable. I almost feel like I need 9 1/4. For the reference, I measure 9.5 D on the Brannock device, and wear 9.5 E on the 5 last (except for the rough collection) and 10 D on the 7 last.

Don't concentrate on the length of the shoe, or the number on the Brannock device. Concentrate on the size that gets the joint of your foot in the proper place, and then adjust width at that point. On some lasts, that will mean that there is a lot of room in front of your toes. On other lasts it will mean you don't have enough room. It could also mean that you aren't able to get the shoe/boots you want in your size or width.

J Crew, unfortunately, kind of sucks for Aldens because they only buy D widths. So if the proper length doesn't fit your foot shape, you're out of luck. Check out other sellers who carry better selections of widths, like the Shoe Mart. Allen Edmonds beats Alden on this one, crucial point, because they have so many widths available.

That said, if you are a 9.5E on the 5 last, 9.5D or possibly even 9.5C would likely do you well on the Barrie.
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Originally Posted by Septimus View Post
 

Sorry, just laughing because your inquiry regarding bourbon followed immediately after my little rant and the subsequent discussion regarding the mercurial nature of the bourbon color.  I think it's hard to say what color it is to start and then, yes, it does tend to change depending on how you care for it.

 

They are simply walnut calf to begin with.  So, if you never add product to darken them, they will gradually return to walnut.

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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post


Don't concentrate on the length of the shoe, or the number on the Brannock device. Concentrate on the size that gets the joint of your foot in the proper place, and then adjust width at that point. On some lasts, that will mean that there is a lot of room in front of your toes. On other lasts it will mean you don't have enough room. It could also mean that you aren't able to get the shoe/boots you want in your size or width.

J Crew, unfortunately, kind of sucks for Aldens because they only buy D widths. So if the proper length doesn't fit your foot shape, you're out of luck. Check out other sellers who carry better selections of widths, like the Shoe Mart. Allen Edmonds beats Alden on this one, crucial point, because they have so many widths available.

That said, if you are a 9.5E on the 5 last, 9.5D or possibly even 9.5C would likely do you well on the Barrie.

 

I just noticed, however, that Allen Edmonds is offering only D widths for their new chukka, the Mojave. I've noticed it only for this shoe, but I hope it's not a trend, I love AE's and wear an E. 

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Quite right. I just meant they're walnut calf plus dark burnishing, which seems kind of variable in its results. So, what color, exactly, you will be getting can be difficult to predict.

Is it true that if you don't deliberately darken them they will revert to walnut? Or is that assuming you will be cleaning them pretty thoroughly and using a walnut polish? I would think using a polish close to the bourbon color would not cause them to get more walnut-y. (Though, maybe that could be considered darkening them.)
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Originally Posted by Septimus View Post

Quite right. I just meant they're walnut calf plus dark burnishing, which seems kind of variable in its results. So, what color, exactly, you will be getting can be difficult to predict.

Is it true that if you don't deliberately darken them they will revert to walnut? Or is that assuming you will be cleaning them pretty thoroughly and using a walnut polish? I would think using a polish close to the bourbon color would not cause them to get more walnut-y. (Though, maybe that could be considered darkening them.)

 

Ah, then I misunderstood you.

 

Yes, using a colored polish that is darker than walnut would fall into the darkening category that I was referring to.  I wouldn't recommend using walnut polish on them if you like their color from the factory.  Since the dark color is simply obtained by using a black burnishing wheel, the black will absolutely strip off over time (especially if you use a cleaner/conditioner or something like Renovateur.  Whether they will ever become completely walnut, is hard to say.  However, I'd wager that they would get pretty close for all intents and purposes.

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