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Thanks. I'm thinking of buying a pair of Strands (never owned or tried on AE shoes). I'm usually 9.5, but my feet are thick on top. Should I order a size 10 D?

I would probably order a 9E or 9EEE. I would suggest going to an AE store and trying them out first. I see you are in NYC. There are multiple AE stores in Manhattan.

 

Thanks... 9.5E/EEE or 9E/EEE?

 

I currently don't have time to go to the AE stores in Manhattan, due to work. So, I'll take advantage of Amazon's good return policy for now.

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Thanks... 9.5E/EEE or 9E/EEE?

 

I currently don't have time to go to the AE stores in Manhattan, due to work. So, I'll take advantage of Amazon's good return policy for now.

 

You could always try all 4.

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Thanks... 9.5E/EEE or 9E/EEE?

 

I currently don't have time to go to the AE stores in Manhattan, due to work. So, I'll take advantage of Amazon's good return policy for now.

I would say 9. The 5 last is known to run longer and narrower than most. Additionallys, you say you jave a high instep, and on a balmoral like the strand, you might benefit from going out to the EEE.

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I would say 9. The 5 last is known to run longer and narrower than most. Additionallys, you say you jave a high instep, and on a balmoral like the strand, you might benefit from going out to the EEE.

 

Thanks again! I'll update how it fits.

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Just got a call from Allison. My MTO Dundees are ready to ship! Oct 14 order date makes for a 4 week turnaround.
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Shell townley Wednesday.:



The Alden guys have Whiskey Wednesday. I would have worn these on a Tuesday, but there was the threat of rain in the forecast yesterday biggrin.gif
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^^ Townley Tuesday!!!!

They look great, Shiny!
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Just got a call from Allison. My MTO Dundees are ready to ship! Oct 14 order date makes for a 4 week turnaround.
Congrats! That is how long my Dundees took. Looking forward to the pics!
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I use AE conditioner/cleaner myself, and have always been very happy with it.

It is worth pointing out, however, that all conditioners are oils or blends of oils.  Many experts swear by Lexol (or at least speak very highly of it), and use it on everything (calf, shell, cow, etc.).  There are world class bespoke shoe makers who use it on calf as well.  Also of note, Lexol is actually supposed to be on the lighter side of the spectrum.   The oils in Lexol were specifically selected for their light weight and further emulsified to make it even lighter.  The consistency, as a result, is a much more liquidy product rather than one that has a lotion like consistency (indicative of it's light weight).

The drawback to Lexol, is that it is less convenient being that it doesn't contain a cleaner in addition to the conditioning oils.  Thus, it adds an extra step if you value cleaning your shoes in addition to conditioning during the care process.

thank you kindly sir. ill go w/ lexol since its cheap for such a good amount of it
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Shell townley Wednesday.:



The Alden guys have Whiskey Wednesday. I would have worn these on a Tuesday, but there was the threat of rain in the forecast yesterday biggrin.gif

I could declare Sanderson Saturday early, I guess, since I won't be dressing up then.

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Those of you that have multiple pairs on the same last and same size, do you find that each style wears/feels a bit different? I have a pair of Strands in Walnut 11EEE that fit perfect, but a pair of McAllisters in Black that fit a bit tighter and crease in different areas. 

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Those of you that have multiple pairs on the same last and same size, do you find that each style wears/feels a bit different? I have a pair of Strands in Walnut 11EEE that fit perfect, but a pair of McAllisters in Black that fit a bit tighter and crease in different areas.

 

A certain amount of variation is normal and acceptable.  The number of pieces of leather involved in assembling the upper, the amount of stitching, the amount of broguing, type/gauge of leather, etc., all have an impact on how the leather conforms to the last.  These factors also play into how the leather creases. 

 

Here's a good article on leather creasing, by the way: http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/10/mythbuster-part-1-leather-creasing-means-something-is-wrong.html

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Those of you that have multiple pairs on the same last and same size, do you find that each style wears/feels a bit different? I have a pair of Strands in Walnut 11EEE that fit perfect, but a pair of McAllisters in Black that fit a bit tighter and crease in different areas. 

Yes, I have had this exact same issue. On the 5 last, I have shell strands the fit perfectly, mctavish, kenilworth, and Spiaggias that fit well, but a little looser, and it returned some black mcallisters in the exact same size (10.5 3E) that were painfully tight.
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I could declare Sanderson Saturday early, I guess, since I won't be dressing up then.

:thumbs-up:

You get special dispensation (from me).

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A certain amount of variation is normal and acceptable.  The number of pieces of leather involved in assembling the upper, the amount of stitching, the amount of broguing, type/gauge of leather, etc., all have an impact on how the leather conforms to the last.  These factors also play into how the leather creases. 

 

Here's a good article on leather creasing, by the way: http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/10/mythbuster-part-1-leather-creasing-means-something-is-wrong.html

Thanks, this puts me at ease a bit. I have a bit of strange creasing under the wing tip on my McAllisters but I guess I should just enjoy the shoes. 

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