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If any of y'all have a pair of Broadstreets (3-73 last), what size are they in relation to your 1, 5, or 7 last shoes?        I'm trying to guesstimate what size I need.  
I was looking into the broadstreets also, and was told that they run about the same size width wise, but shorter than the 5 last. AE site states that they are the "fullest girth" measurement, so I guesstimate one size up in length, and one size down in width compared to 5 last. Every ones feet are different though, so your results may be totally different. I'm going to my local AE store to try some shoes in that last before I put in my order to be on the safe side. Last time I guesstimated my size in AE shoes, I ended having to adjust my size 3 times. If it wasn't for AE's great customer service, and the SA offering to exchange my already worn pair for a new pair in my correct size, I would have been stuck with some ill fitting shoes.

5 last: 9D
1 last: 10C (can wear 9.5D)
3 last: 10B

Order at least 2 sizes of the 3 last to get a proper fit. It is tricky.
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Maiden voyage for my Vernon's... really enjoying the color!


Edited by SidewinderX - 1/9/14 at 7:29am
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Sometimes you have to go to the basics.
This is my very first shell AE shoe from a while ago... obviously starting a shell habit.
Love the color in the sunlight.
This is without any filtering.


Very nice Cambridges. They have a nice red color to them.
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Just noticed that RL has Sanderson Suede Wingtips for sales for $195.xx with a good selection of sizes available.

Pretty good deal if you are in the market for a pair of suede dress shoes, I'd say.
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Some AE for Ralph Lauren LWBs and captoes for around $150 with the current $50 off $200 deal.
You need some filler to get the LWBs over $200 for the $50 off.
The pre $50 off price also qualifies you for the free shipping.
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Congratulations! Let's go to Davidoff, my treat!

Very rosy, as well! No hint of jaundice. Are they burgundy shell or merlot calf?

:lol: Thanks, peppercorn78... It was touch and go there for a second; I thought I might lose them. After a short period in incubation and some TLC, they are ready for the world!!!

 

Let's do it! We going to Westmont? Field trip!!! (I haven't ventured outside the confines of 'Up Down' in Old Town!)

 

They are the merlot calf. The recent shell 'love-fest' in the thread made me think I needed to take that plunge, but 3 (seconds sale shoes) for the price of one (say, shell MTO) couldn't be ignored. I'm hoping the FedEx guy (with whom I've developed some rapport) will swoop in today with the rest of the lot!

 

...I'm surprised you didn't take the N.K.O.T.B. route!

 

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Hot damn, I always thought the Franciscan were a little too much for me, but now I'm intrigued... Hmm

Go for it, NWTeal... I was gonna go Mora 2.0, but EVERYBODY is pushing the double monk right now. Plus, I had no merlot, and they are ALREADY V-TREADED (-$50 MORE). Win-win!

 

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Yes, you were absolutely doing that. My comment about being thorough was in no way directed at you... sorry if it seemed that way. I've just always thought these sorts of things were amusing. It's a cycle of misunderstanding. You didn't mean anything bad, I totally understand that now, MWS didn't mean anything bad, I didn't mean anything bad, we misunderstood each other (more than once it seems) so the point of all of this is.......... Hey nice shoes! I want some burgundy in my collection, but my wife is not a fan :(... any suggestions?

No sweat, chinngiskhaan. Even the person who initiated this thread is a now-banned contributor, so there needs to be (and should be) some observance of decorum in the threads.  It's 'under the bridge' and headed downstream, my friend.  It sounds like you want shell (do they carry burgundy calf? I thought I read recently 'no').  When that merlot Mcallister hits my hands, I will have a little more perspective for you!  As for the Mrs...

Give her a dose of the "Flashy Thing" after they arrive!!!!!!  :puzzled:   She'll forget she wasn't a fan of burgundy!  LOLOLOL

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Maiden voyage for my Vernon's... really enjoying the color!

 

This confirms it. These are my next purchase.

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Go for it, NWTeal... I was gonna go Mora 2.0, but EVERYBODY is pushing the double monk right now. Plus, I had no merlot, and they are ALREADY V-TREADED (-$50 MORE). Win-win!

 

No sweat, chinngiskhaan. Even the person who initiated this thread is a now-banned contributor, so there needs to be (and should be) some observance of decorum in the threads.  It's 'under the bridge' and headed downstream, my friend.  It sounds like you want shell (do they carry burgundy calf? I thought I read recently 'no').  When that merlot Mcallister hits my hands, I will have a little more perspective for you!  As for the Mrs...

Give her a dose of the "Flashy Thing" after they arrive!!!!!!  :puzzled:   She'll forget she wasn't a fan of burgundy!  LOLOLOL


ah yes... I'll have to dig my flashy thing out of my garage... it's gotta be in there somewhere!

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I have a pair of MacNeils which are "brown burnished" in color.  The model number is 9242.     They were recently purchased as new seconds.   Anybody know if these are actually on the 7 last?   


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Do you guys wear new shoes back to back when breaking them in or do you just put them in the rotation with everything else? I have a pair of Daltons that seem to be taking forever to break in because I have them in my rotation and maybe only wear them once a week. Should I try wearing them daily for a week straight? What is your routine for new shoes? 

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Do you guys wear new shoes back to back when breaking them in or do you just put them in the rotation with everything else? I have a pair of Daltons that seem to be taking forever to break in because I have them in my rotation and maybe only wear them once a week. Should I try wearing them daily for a week straight? What is your routine for new shoes? 


I'm not sure... but I think wearing them every day for a week is not such a great idea. Just wear them around the house every now and then and they should break in before ya know it.

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So I just got my pair of Kenilworth seconds (bourbon) in the mail (came with white bags without request).. and I'm not sure I'm liking the 'flaw' -- please give me your opinions.

 

@OptoDoc I just realized I never answered your question on the size -- I ended up with the 8D in Kenilworth (Strand were 8.5D)

 

 

 

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ouch. how much did you pay?

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Do you guys wear new shoes back to back when breaking them in or do you just put them in the rotation with everything else? I have a pair of Daltons that seem to be taking forever to break in because I have them in my rotation and maybe only wear them once a week. Should I try wearing them daily for a week straight? What is your routine for new shoes?

 

 

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I'm not sure... but I think wearing them every day for a week is not such a great idea. Just wear them around the house every now and then and they should break in before ya know it.

 

I wouldn't wear them for regular use (a full day to work, etc.) until they have been "broken in" by a minimum of 3-4 in-house break in sessions of an hour or more each.  I usually put on new shoes when I get home in the evening and wear them around the house for the evening or until my feet are tired which usually means 2-4 hours per night for at least 3-4 nights.

 

Once you are sure the shoes fit, this break in routine is really only helpful for making sure the soles are flexible before hitting concrete with them.  Premature wearing on concrete will often result in heavy toe wear which could otherwise be prevented by breaking them in on softer or non-abrasive floors.

 

Some people choose to do this by carrying them to the office and wearing them around the office while they break in, and then changing into an older pair for the commute home.  However you choose to do it, I think it's valuable to spare them the premature wear on the leather that results from stiff soles.

 

As for comfort, that's strictly up to you.  Some people find them comfortable enough for all day wear from the beginning.  Others take many wears before they find them very comfortable.

 

I've had pairs that continued to become more and more comfortable even after more than 50 wears, for what it's worth.

 

As for wearing them on consecutive days...  Using the methods I described above, I do it every night (when possible) until I am ready to consider them "broken in."  Doing that every day for a few days isn't going to hurt them and it isn't anywhere near the same as wearing them on consecutive days for regular working use.

 

If you are breaking them in at the office, wearing them most of the day, and your feet sweat a lot I would probably give them a day of rest to prevent premature wear on the linings.  If you are wearing them for shorter periods and your feet aren't really sweating, I wouldn't worry about it.  They will easily dry and your shoe trees will easily protect them between wears.

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