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post #35191 of 49515
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

I don't think lacing them up would help, as that is really how close the "V" on the top could meet. That's why I'm asking if I should I go with a 9.5 EEE or go with a different last.

Thanks
I asked the same question a couple of days ago in this thread when I posted a picture of my 5-last fit, and I got several great responses. You might want to look back at those pictures and see what folks had to say. It's almost the exact same scenario, although not quite as exaggerated as in your picture. I ordered a pair of AE Hales to see how they fit. I suspect that they'll be a good bit more accommodating of my high instep.

 

Thanks for the info! Much more helpful than the post of the skinny guy with a weird mustache above your post.

 

 

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I would give a 9.5EEE a try. If that doesn't fit well, try a blucher like the Kenilworth, Delray or Flatiron. These should provide more room for your instep.

 

Thanks for the advice! I'll definitely give a 9.5 EEE a try. And if it still doesn't fit right I'll go try some bluchers or a Boardroom from Jos A Bank, which is pretty much like a Park Ave. on the 7 last.

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

 

 

The last time I was at the store, the lady said she was the manager for both stores (DC & Reston).  She also said that Reston has a larger inventory.

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The last time I was at the store, the lady said she was the manager for both stores (DC & Reston).  She also said that Reston has a larger inventory.

Interesting. Good to know. I live in DC though, so the shop on Connecticut is much more convenient than slogging it out to Reston, 

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After seeing all the slushy ice in Chicago I think I am forced to put some tap soles on my Daltons. I think that's the least I can do. 

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The last time I was at the store, the lady said she was the manager for both stores (DC & Reston).  She also said that Reston has a larger inventory.

Really? I don't know if I have been to the Conn St store in DC, but Reston is pretty small.
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Was at Conn St store once 5 yr ago from out of town. Was looking for Mora (which they didn't have--no surprise at the time). I remember it being pretty small (the store, I mean).
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Originally Posted by ryansto View Post

I would give a 9.5EEE a try. If that doesn't fit well, try a blucher like the Kenilworth, Delray or Flatiron. These should provide more room for your instep.

I wouldn't bother with the EEE. Going up one size in width is worth 3/16" of an inch, hence two sizes in width are 3/8" of an inch.
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Long Branch in nature...

Unfortunately lighting was bad, and the color is funny with the snow

 

 

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

 

 

They look stunning and remind me of Alden Alt Wien for Epaulet. 

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Has anyone compared the Frye James Lug Wingtip boot to the Long Branch?

Frye James Lug Wingtip:

http://www.thefryecompany.com/mens-boots/james-collection/84719/james-lug-wingtip

Long Branch:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF6041_1_40000000001_-1

I prefer the Frye because it seems a little less bulky and perhaps more of a year-round boot where the Vibram sole on the Long Branch. However the Long Branch is more detailed and with similar price points, I am having a difficult time not adding to my AE collection. FWIW the little research that I've done on Frye seems to indicate a quality product. I've only handled their womens boots and have always come away impressed with the craftsmanship.
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Originally Posted by JEdge View Post

Has anyone compared the Frye James Lug Wingtip boot to the Long Branch?

Frye James Lug Wingtip:

http://www.thefryecompany.com/mens-boots/james-collection/84719/james-lug-wingtip

Long Branch:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF6041_1_40000000001_-1

I prefer the Frye because it seems a little less bulky and perhaps more of a year-round boot where the Vibram sole on the Long Branch. However the Long Branch is more detailed and with similar price points, I am having a difficult time not adding to my AE collection. FWIW the little research that I've done on Frye seems to indicate a quality product. I've only handled their womens boots and have always come away impressed with the craftsmanship.

 

I have the Long Branch, and I have handled a pair of the Frye's.  I think you will be fine with either one.  The Frye is distinctively stiffer based on trying to flex the sole by hand.  The Frye is made in Mexico, if that matters to you.  I've owned one pair of Frye Penny Loafers in my past, and I was fine with their quality (assuming you are looking at Goodyear-welted or hand-sewn moccasin constructions), but I think they are over priced at retail.  They are masters of pre-distressed looking footwear, and I think they get away with charging a hefty premium for that.  If you can get them on discount, you will get a much better value.  You have to be careful with Frye because they make their products all over the world using all types of construction, and the product's quality reflects it's origin.  They do use fiberboard insoles in their Goodyear-welted models, which isn't great.  However, AE does in some select models (including the Long Branch) as well.  If we were comparing the Frye to one of AE's more refined boots, such as the Dalton, I'd give the nod to the Dalton since it uses a traditional leather insole.  I agree that the Frye is a bit less clunky than the Long Branch in this case, so depending on your application that may be a benefit.  Strictly comparing these two boots, I think either is fine, but overall I consider AE to be a much higher quality product.

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Some shell PA seconds have shown up on the Bay, with the following defect:

 

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Can that be fixed or ameliorated?

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Some shell PA seconds have shown up on the Bay, with the following defect:

 

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Can that be fixed or ameliorated?

 

Run...  far, far away...

post #35204 of 49515

Shell Daltons today:

 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post
 
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

Some shell PA seconds have shown up on the Bay, with the following defect:

 

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

 

Can that be fixed or ameliorated?

 

Run...  far, far away...

 

Yep, I figured as much. Thanks for the confirmation!

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