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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post

I also have thin feet, and absolutely love the walnut BB Fifth Aves.  They are my favorite in the rotation right now.  They fit a bit tighter than the reg AE one, but much more comfortable, almost feel bouncing as I walk.  I also like the rubber sole, they hold up better in this wet weather. 

Don't want to speculate anything but i feel like the leather was much superior than the AE model.  My Fifth Aves don't crease as much as the Strands or Park Aves that I have, I wonder if they have better lining.
Here is a shot of them with about 20 wears.


Looking good brother
post #38072 of 53255
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

Here are my factory seconds burgundy cordovan Leeds 8.5D, another great transaction with the Shoe Bank!

 

The shoe has some slight wrinkling on the side of the right shoe, nothing I can't live with. Very satisfied with this purchase and I think these will see a lot of use over the years.

 

 

 


Beautiful! I ordered the same from shoe bank in 9D! I am very excited now. I ordered on Monday, but haven't heard anything from them. How long did yours take to ship out? Also, are you going to wear these with suits?

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Beautiful! I ordered the same from shoe bank in 9D! I am very excited now. I ordered on Monday, but haven't heard anything from them. How long did yours take to ship out? Also, are you going to wear these with suits?

 

Ordered and payment processed on Friday, shipping confirmation on Monday and arrived today. I think I will be wearing mostly with chinos.

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My first pair or cordovan shoes! Does the left shoe look more pointy? I think that might be the defect.
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I can't even tell, but if that's the difference between $299 and 599 shoes, I'll take something so minuscule all day,    

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My first pair or cordovan shoes! Does the left shoe look more pointy? I think that might be the defect.

 

I don't see anything wrong with it based on the picture.  If these are seconds, they have defect, that's given.  If the shoes fit and feel comfortable, enjoy them at a great deal.  

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Will the Brooks Brothers models listed as closeout go on sale for the 2 for 250 sale?

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Seeing these "defects" kinda eases my mind about getting mine. 

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Originally Posted by TaperedGent View Post

Seeing these "defects" kinda eases my mind about getting mine. 


I'm keeping them, they look and feel great. I was just trying to figure out why they were defects. Now onto the Mac/cold iron method.
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Hmm what's the difference between the Mcallister (bourbon @ $245.65) and the Jefferson (brown @ $229) besides the latter being a part of the independence collection?

Also beside the previous advice, if I'm a 6.5E on the five last, what would I be for the 3 last for the Rutledge? I'm seeing conflicting advice. Thanks!
Edited by wonsmithr8 - 2/5/14 at 6:02pm
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So a real appreciation post;

 

I'm truly appreciative that AE out of all of the goodyear welted better quality shoe makers, makes up to my size (15 in almost every model). No seriously it's a big deal. Most manufacturers will only make up to 13 a smaller portion up to 14.

 

It's rare for any retail outlet to carry inventory in my size at all, and the offer to special order is with the stipulation that there's no returns, so when entering a shoe store it goes like this:

 

Me: What's the largest size you carry?

Sa: 13 (thanks and I leave)/Sometimes; 14 and a couple of 15's..

Me: ah, I'm a 15.

Sa: What are you looking for?

Me: What do you have?...

 

I'm usually so happy to find product in my size I'll look at everything they have in my size and even if I was looking for dress shoes but they pull out a pair of casual shoes in my size, even if I have two new pairs at home I'll still buy them as a hedge against the inventible drought when I can't find any. Because there's no inventory they're never on sale, and because there's no inventory I can't try them on and don't want to be stuck with special orders. Rockport is one of the cheap 'dress' shoe makers that does carry a 15... their prices now 150-170 for a pair of cemented made in asia corrected grain leather shoes that might last me two years if I have a couple of pairs to rotate.... MORE expensive than some seconds on sale.

 

Then in my frustration at this last bout of spending 6 months on and off searching in vain while my cheap shoes decayed to the point of embarrassment I found this place and AE. In August I bought my first two pairs, in October two more, in November a pair of boots and now about to order pair 6 and 7.

 

So far my collection is;

 

-Black Delray (v-tread)

-Chili Lasalle

-Black Fifth Avenue

-Bourbon Kenilworth

-Brown CXL Bayfields

 

and soon:

 

-Walnut Black Hills

-Either  Burgundy Shell Leeds, or Burgundy Shell Cambridges

 

(leaning towards the cambridges as with the black hills and Kenilworths I'll already have two ptbs and I love the look of the Cambridges with some patina).

 

So on behalf of frustrated tall men everywhere; Thank you Allen Edmonds for making a quality product in our size.


Edited by evilWagon - 2/5/14 at 7:54pm
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post

Hmm what's the difference between the Mcallister (bourbon @ $245.65) and the Jefferson (brown @ $229) besides the latter being a part of the independence collection?

Also beside the previous advice, if I'm a 6.5E on the five last, what would I be for the 3 last for the Rutledge? I'm seeing conflicting advice. Thanks!

 

Money Well Spent will probably know the details, but the Independence Line is 110% worth the extra $$. The lining and upper is much better quality and feel incredibly soft. There's a reason why most members are getting Independence lining on their MTO's. That said, at $299, may as well take advantage and go with shell...

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Originally Posted by EEWithoutStyle View Post
 

Will the Brooks Brothers models listed as closeout go on sale for the 2 for 250 sale?

 

It's highly possible but given the amount of sale that they have this week, i would think inventory will be very low for the closeout sale.  I took advantage this week and paid $25 more for a pair that is available now and don't have to feel guilty because I have to buy 2.

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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post

It's highly possible but given the amount of sale that they have this week, i would think inventory will be very low for the closeout sale.  I took advantage this week and paid $25 more for a pair that is available now and don't have to feel guilty because I have to buy 2.
Thanks. I actually really wanted shell strands or shell Cambridge's in burgundy but unfortunately neither available in my size. I don't need the brooks shoes but I have an itch to buy some shoes and will only buy the brooks in 2 for 250 sale. Really wanted to jump straight to shell to start my collection, might just have to pay retail.
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post
 

 

Money Well Spent will probably know the details, but the Independence Line is 110% worth the extra $$. The lining and upper is much better quality and feel incredibly soft. There's a reason why most members are getting Independence lining on their MTO's. That said, at $299, may as well take advantage and go with shell...

 

Yeah I figured the Independence line was better quality but I'm not sure if I like the brown color (I think bourbon is the darkest I'd go). As for the shell being @ $299, unfortunately there aren't any models that in my size that are available so I'll have to continue to wait for shell. Otherwise, I think I'm gonna get the walnut rutledges for now.

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