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post #35176 of 46906

Can anyone recommend me a loafer? I stick to the 5 last (Strand, Park Ave, Fifth Ave, McAllister, Kenilworth) and have one pair on the 3 last (Flatiron). Last time I stopped in a store and tried out a few loafers, none of the pairs really fit very well but it was when I was just starting my AE collection. I wear a 11D on each of the shoes listed above. I like the look of the suede Patriots, but not sure they'll fit me well. Any suggestions on what to try on when I next go to my local store?

post #35177 of 46906
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Originally Posted by rschwartz View Post
 

Can anyone recommend me a loafer? I stick to the 5 last (Strand, Park Ave, Fifth Ave, McAllister, Kenilworth) and have one pair on the 3 last (Flatiron). Last time I stopped in a store and tried out a few loafers, none of the pairs really fit very well but it was when I was just starting my AE collection. I wear a 11D on each of the shoes listed above. I like the look of the suede Patriots, but not sure they'll fit me well. Any suggestions on what to try on when I next go to my local store?

 

I really love the Kenwoods I snagged a while back during the clearance sale. I wear an 8D in my 5 lasted shoes and I bought the same size in the Kenwood and they fit and look great. 

 

 

 

post #35178 of 46906
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Originally Posted by rschwartz View Post

Can anyone recommend me a loafer? I stick to the 5 last (Strand, Park Ave, Fifth Ave, McAllister, Kenilworth) and have one pair on the 3 last (Flatiron). Last time I stopped in a store and tried out a few loafers, none of the pairs really fit very well but it was when I was just starting my AE collection. I wear a 11D on each of the shoes listed above. I like the look of the suede Patriots, but not sure they'll fit me well. Any suggestions on what to try on when I next go to my local store?

The classic loafers are the Penny (Patriot), Full-Strap (Randolf), and the Tassel (Grayson). Then there are slightly fancier like the Monk Straps (Mora 2) and the Horse-Bit. Then you can go really crazy from there adding in perforations (I.e. Franciscan). I like the basics the best for dressier occasions, but it's up to your preferences and planned uses of the shoe.

-Mike
post #35179 of 46906
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

I really love the Kenwoods I snagged a while back during the clearance sale. I wear an 8D in my 5 lasted shoes and I bought the same size in the Kenwood and they fit and look great. 

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The Kenwoods are a nice variant of the Penny loafer as well. Adding ridges to the end of the strap and the ridged tongue and more sleek shape. :-)
post #35180 of 46906

So, my regular shoes size is 9 1/2, but my feet are wide/thick on the top. I ordered a pair of Strands on Amazon last month, size 9 EEE, and it was too small and tight for my feet. Then, I ordered another pair directly from AE, size 9.5 E -- it fits perfectly, except for the top part...

 

 

That's as close as the "V" meet on the top.

 

So, my question is: Should I go with 9.5 EEE or go with a different last (if so, which one would you recommend)?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #35181 of 46906
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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post
 

Just returned from the AE store. Returned by Black Friday Neumoras which looked awful on my wide feet. Picked up the Suede Patriots for $245, but as they didn't have my size at the store or in WI, they are being custom made for me. So won't have them until January. Almost picked up the Rothsay as well, but didn't realize only the black are on sale for $195, not the cognac.

 

Perhaps most importantly the manager, who now knows me, said I could bring in my first ever pair of AEs which are not the right size (11.5 d, bought at another store where the SA never measured me) and we would "see what we could do." If he lets me exchange them for a pair of 9EEEs I will be thrilled. 

 

Would this be the Reston store, or is there a new manager at the Connecticut Ave store?

post #35182 of 46906
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post
 

So, my question is: Should I go with 9.5 EEE or go with a different last (if so, which one would you recommend)?

 

I would try 9.5EEE if I were you.

post #35183 of 46906
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Originally Posted by helius0 View Post
 

 

Would this be the Reston store, or is there a new manager at the Connecticut Ave store?

 

DC store on Connecticut. I'm not sure if he is the actual manager, or assistant. He is an Egyptian guy named Alex. He gave me a brand new pair of black Strands today in exchange for my worn ill-fitting pair purchased in July. He definitely didn't have to do that, but he did.

post #35184 of 46906

I had a chance to take better pictures of my MTO burgundy shell Lexingtons:

 

 

post #35185 of 46906
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post
 

So, my question is: Should I go with 9.5 EEE or go with a different last (if so, which one would you recommend)?

 

I would try 9.5EEE if I were you.

 

Thanks. I might do that and switch to a walnut calf as well.

 

Another question: When I placed my order for the 9.5 E Strand on the AE website, it stated "recrafted/made to order. order now and receive by..." -- can this be returned? I'm not sure what "Shoes ordered through our custom shoe configurator and other special make up shoes are ordered on a no cancel, no return basis" exactly means in AE's return policy.

 

Thanks again.

post #35186 of 46906

Good to hear you had a good experience there.  I may have to give them another chance.

 

(I visited them a few times, got ignored the first time, adequate/polite service the other times, and got the hairy eyeball when I returned a pair of seconds there.)

post #35187 of 46906
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post
 

I had a chance to take better pictures of my MTO burgundy shell Lexingtons:

 

 

 

 

Great looking shoes. What are the specs?!

post #35188 of 46906
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post
 

 

 

Great looking shoes. What are the specs?!

Burgundy shell Lexington (Sanford on the 1-last) with natural split-reverse welt and natural edge dressing.  Independence sole, but only because they forgot to put in the rest of the independence lining.  Love ‘em!

post #35189 of 46906
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post
 

So, my regular shoes size is 9 1/2, but my feet are wide/thick on the top. I ordered a pair of Strands on Amazon last month, size 9 EEE, and it was too small and tight for my feet. Then, I ordered another pair directly from AE, size 9.5 E -- it fits perfectly, except for the top part...

 

 

That's as close as the "V" meet on the top.

 

So, my question is: Should I go with 9.5 EEE or go with a different last (if so, which one would you recommend)?

 

Thanks in advance.

That's one of the most hilarious things that I've seen in a while. I'm not sure if this is serious or not, but thanks for the lawlz.

post #35190 of 46906
^Yes, it is a serious question. It's my first time buying AE shoes.
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