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post #41956 of 46917
That cognac MacNeil webgem is a fine looking shoe. I have been thinking about MTOing something similar and want to confirm: that is a natural welt and edge (in the heel)? I was thinking about going one step darker - what would that be in AE speak? It doesn't say but I assume that is dublin leather?

Thanks
post #41957 of 46917
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Originally Posted by zennypoo View Post

Quick question regarding fit with AE shoes, thanks all!

A little background, It seems like my previous few pairs of 7.0 E 5-last shoes were too big and ill-fitted. I'm a 6.0 E or 6.5 D on brannock, I have a pretty high arch. In a 5-last, the 6 D is both too tight in the toebox and not wide enough. The store did not have a 6 E for me to try on. The 6.5 D length is good, but not wide enough. I have a pair of 6.5 E coming in to try on.

The AE store didn't have any anything in the 1-last (dundee, macneil, leeds) or the 3-last (Franciscan). From what I understand the 1-last should be true to size, so I'd be either a 6.5 D or 6.0 E? How about the 3-last? A pair of 7.o E franciscan I tried on were way too big in every dimension.

I know the best way is to actually try the shoes on, but unfortunately I have such an odd size most stores don't stock it. Besides ordering a bunch of shoes in various sizes and ultimately having to return them, is there another way to get a good fit with different lasts?

I find all my 511 last see pretty TTS. Same with the 333.

Thanks!
post #41958 of 46917
I asked this on an earlier page but never got an answer so Ill try again. I have noticed many people referencing the shell cordovan sale for $299 for factory seconds. Is that a sale they run often or at certain times of the year? Do you guys know if another one is coming up soon? Thanks in advance.
post #41959 of 46917
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Originally Posted by zennypoo View Post

Quick question regarding fit with AE shoes, thanks all!

A little background, It seems like my previous few pairs of 7.0 E 5-last shoes were too big and ill-fitted. I'm a 6.0 E or 6.5 D on brannock, I have a pretty high arch. In a 5-last, the 6 D is both too tight in the toebox and not wide enough. The store did not have a 6 E for me to try on. The 6.5 D length is good, but not wide enough. I have a pair of 6.5 E coming in to try on.

The AE store didn't have any anything in the 1-last (dundee, macneil, leeds) or the 3-last (Franciscan). From what I understand the 1-last should be true to size, so I'd be either a 6.5 D or 6.0 E? How about the 3-last? A pair of 7.o E franciscan I tried on were way too big in every dimension.

I know the best way is to actually try the shoes on, but unfortunately I have such an odd size most stores don't stock it. Besides ordering a bunch of shoes in various sizes and ultimately having to return them, is there another way to get a good fit with different lasts?

Thanks!

3 last is a bitter wider for me, same size but smaller width.  

 

To be honest, everyone is different so it will be hard to get accurate sizing on this forum, especially if you don't have a size that works on a last.  My best advise to you is if there are AE stores near you, I'd give them a call to explain your situation. Often times, they maybe able to transfer the sizes that you are looking for to the store so you can try them on.  You may have to wait a week or so but you don't have to waste your time going there empty handed.

 

If that doesn't work because there are not that many sizes in 6 or 6.5, the only way is to best guess and order a few in various sizes, knowing that you have to return some.

post #41960 of 46917

Hi Allen Edmonds experts,

 

Here's a quick question for you.  I recently received these Fifth Ave's and am pretty pleased with the shoes overall.  When I first took them out of the box, I immediately noticed the oval mark on the left side of the right shoe.  It matches the brand cutout inside the shoe.  If this were just a slight depression in the leather, it wouldn't really bug me, but it looks like a dark ring has been burnished into the leather as a result.  I asked my local AE salesman about the issue and he said it was normal and would probably polish out.  I've worn the shoes once, and tried to diminish the mark with AE color-matched polish, but no dice.

 

An AE customer service rep looked at the pics and said this isn't a flaw.  But having seen the minor imperfections that can render a shoe "second" quality, I'm a little skeptical.  What do you guys think?  Should these have been seconds?  Should I forget about it?  Anyone else seen this kind of mark on their AE bourbons?

 

 

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Would you ever notice a mark like that on someone else's shoes?  I know I wouldn't.

post #41962 of 46917
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Would you ever notice a mark like that on someone else's shoes?  I know I wouldn't.

 

It's actually more noticeable in person, but yeah I agree.  I'm not worried about people noticing though... just want to make sure I didn't pay $300 for shoes and get stuck with a "bad pair."  I figured the people in this thread would have a better sense of what's normal and what shouldn't be tolerated.

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post #41964 of 46917
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Originally Posted by space grey View Post
 

Hi Allen Edmonds experts,

 

Here's a quick question for you.  I recently received these Fifth Ave's and am pretty pleased with the shoes overall.  When I first took them out of the box, I immediately noticed the oval mark on the left side of the right shoe.  It matches the brand cutout inside the shoe.  If this were just a slight depression in the leather, it wouldn't really bug me, but it looks like a dark ring has been burnished into the leather as a result.  I asked my local AE salesman about the issue and he said it was normal and would probably polish out.  I've worn the shoes once, and tried to diminish the mark with AE color-matched polish, but no dice.

 

An AE customer service rep looked at the pics and said this isn't a flaw.  But having seen the minor imperfections that can render a shoe "second" quality, I'm a little skeptical.  What do you guys think?  Should these have been seconds?  Should I forget about it?  Anyone else seen this kind of mark on their AE bourbons?

 

 

 

Looks like they messed up on the lining. Send them back.

post #41965 of 46917
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What the heck are these: http://m.ebay.com/itm/121303026537?cmd=VIDESC&gxo=true

 

Leather sneakers.

post #41966 of 46917
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Originally Posted by UABblazer View Post

I asked this on an earlier page but never got an answer so Ill try again. I have noticed many people referencing the shell cordovan sale for $299 for factory seconds. Is that a sale they run often or at certain times of the year? Do you guys know if another one is coming up soon? Thanks in advance.

I think they run the sale a few times a year and I cannot speak for if that time is always the same. One just past in Feb so I do not forsee another one upcoming. It is also uncertain if the sale that just past will be the last at the $299 price point given the recent increase of shell from AE.
post #41967 of 46917
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Originally Posted by UABblazer View Post

I asked this on an earlier page but never got an answer so Ill try again. I have noticed many people referencing the shell cordovan sale for $299 for factory seconds. Is that a sale they run often or at certain times of the year? Do you guys know if another one is coming up soon? Thanks in advance.

It's happened maybe 3 times. I'm not sure if they'll bring it back. Perhaps if they still have lots of lot stock to clear. Hard to say, but even the outlet staff seem surprised that the prices were cut that low, so I wouldn't expect it.
post #41968 of 46917

Shell Townley Mundy! Have a great week boys.

 

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post #41969 of 46917

I'm interested in getting the RL Singletons.  Can anyone vouch for their fit.  I wear a 9.5D in Stands.  Thanks.

post #41970 of 46917
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

In fact, the Jefferson is a single sole.  Rather, the Independence Collection uses thick single soles than the traditional leather soles offered by AE.  They don't quite make it to double sole thickness, but are an extra "iron" thicker than a typical single sole bend. 

Here's a picture I snapped comparing the sole thickness of Jefferson and Rutledge. You're right, it's not quite as thick as the double sole on my McTavish, but it's definitely thicker than the sole on the Rutledge. One AE SA once described the Jefferson as having a one-and-a-half sole.



On another note, I finally got my duper-clearance Amoks. They feel great! Not noticing the toe box being that much tighter than my 5 Last shoes. My first chukkas, btw. Looking forward to warmer weather so I can break them out.

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