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Originally Posted by Gianni Cerutti View Post

Very nice colors...compliments

Thank you. I like the colors myself :-)
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I slathered the AE leather lotion all over my new Bourbon Mora 2.0 and the symphony of squeaks from the first wear have been reduced to virtually zero from the right shoe and more from the left I hit everything with the leather lotion from the liner that touches leather to the straps and buckles. Will hit them again with another round tonight then in a few days they will need a good buffing and maybe a wax to bring the shine back

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My brown cordovan Dundees arrived. The look and feel of them put me in a rustic mood, so I took some pics with my Saddleback briefcase.

 

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The shine naturally draws my gaze to the shell ... very nice.
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The shine naturally draws my gaze to the shell ... very nice.

 

Thank you, Sir!

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Originally Posted by aDrummingDude View Post



Hmmm. So, even though my foot measures slightly longer than 11, is it your opinion that the 65 last May be so long that trying a 10.5 E may work better than the tight and long 11 D? Is the 65 last really that long?



I recently did a similar thing with a pair of ferragamo loafers (Tazio) which were WAY too long as an 11d. I found a great deal on Ebay for the shoe in 10.5E, but after wearing them a few times I think they may be a bit too wide, even though the length is good.

 



Thats the standard consensus on the 65 last. From your normal size. Down a half size, and up a width. YMMV and is best to try different sizes on. I know the 11.5 works best for me. However I'm on the smaller side of a D width so go back and forth which fits better. However def. do a D width in unlined shoes.
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Appealing to owners of both AE and Meermin

I wear a 8.5E in the Allen Edmonds 5-65 last and 9D in the AE 1-511 last and 9E in the AE 2-222 last.

Do you think a UK8 in the new Rey last would fit me well?
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My brown cordovan Dundees arrived. The look and feel of them put me in a rustic mood, so I took some pics with my Saddleback briefcase.
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congrats! those are gorgeous!
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Brandie new Bourbon Mora 2.0 with Alden #8 LWB for color comparison

 

Strapping on the monks tomorrow for their first run, hoping they're as comfortable as they seemed in the AE store!

 

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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post
 

 

You know, I wasn't trying to be explicitly rude or mean, but I can see how it would be interpreted this way. That is certainly why I added the clause that said explicitly I wasn't trying to be harsh.

 

That said, I did read the initial comment as sort of a jab considering I have been sounding this horn a lot recently in this thread.

 

Finally, I have a bit of a peeve concerning the idea of people just wearing what they want in spite of advice or urging to do otherwise a la "I'm gonna rock this anyways." The "rules" if you want to call them that are there for a reason and generally following them is a good idea. I am actually FOR the breaking of the rules in a tasteful and knowledgeable manner, but it seems that people just want to say "forget the rules, they're old and archaic, I'll dress how I want." If you do that before you bother to learn what rules you are breaking, the chances of your entire outfit failing increase exponentially. It may not have been intended that way, but I read OP's comment in this sense. Frankly, he did not break the rule well otherwise I would have given my kudos.

 

Finally, I would just like to say that I have learned an immense amount of knowledge about dressing well and combinations etc. since joining this forum. That said, I see a distinct lack of that sort of knowledge that I have come to enjoy and appreciate in THIS thread. This thread is like it's own little bubble, completely ignorant it seems to the standards that are so defended elsewhere on this forum. People may see that as a good or a bad thing, I personally feel that it's bad, as we have a ton of people in here buying excellent quality shoes without a clue about what to wear with them (this isn't true of everyone in here ofc, but I feel that a good percentage are in this category). Now, when I noticed this, I did explicitly ask about providing feedback, and everyone gave me the green light.

 

Ultimately, I like AE, I like dressing well, and I feel that I can offer some of the information and advice that I have accumulated. However, this thread is a little different animal than the majority of SF and I recognize that. I almost unsubscribed this morning and if people would rather not have me around I will leave, no problem. Just know however, I am not trying to be mean for the sake of being mean, but I actually just want to offer help and see people improve.

 

Luv2bereformed:  I think context will help explain the bubble that this thread can be.  For whatever reason, it seems the majority of SF newbies start out by deciding they need new shoes and end up on this thread where they are directed to purchase a few core AE's that always get recommended (Strands, Daltons, Park Avenues, McAllisters, etc.).  The newbs likes to share pictures of their new kicks and start planning their next purchases when there are sales on seconds.  A community forms.  Some share pictures of their new AE's on other SF threads (Recent Purchases or Rock Your Socks) and cannot understand why others outside this thread are not as supportive and thrilled with the purchase, which causes them to retreat to the bubble that is this thread.

 

This thread and its emphasis on seconds sales is the gateway drug to SF.  Some are casual users and never venture beyond this thread.  Some start feeling the itch to try something new and then move on to other threads on SF, such as C&J, Meermin or Carmina, and ask what size they shoud wear if they are a 10E in the AE 5 last.  Some realize that other parts of their look could use some work and venture out into the cold reality that is found on other threads on this forum and begin the journey that you and others have gone on.

 

This is a thread where virtually no one posts pictures on WAYWRN, the Good Taste Thread or other threads that focus on the rules and what works and does not work.  So, you inevitably get posts such as:  one poster recommending that walnut daltons go great with black slacks; another poster sharing a picture of himself in a black suit with a black shirt and red tie; numerous posters sporting their new balmoral kicks with jeans or casual slacks; and other things that would make regular posters cringe in other SF threads.  The aggravating factor for you is that, unlike other threads, many on this thread are not looking for advice on their looks and not interested in learning the rules.  They just want to be told how nice their new AE's look, share tips on how to care for their new shoes and get the inside information on current sales and promotions. Granted, this is not true for everyone on this thread, but responses like Indyoshi's are pretty par for the course in this thread.

 

It is what it is.  One tradeoff is that there is a real community on this thread with a camraderie amongst posters that puts most other threads to shame.  There is also a refreshing lack of snark and skirmishes.  There are also some individuals in this thread who I suspect are very sharp dressers, but simply choose not to post pictures.  For what it's worth, I hope you stick around and post pictures of shoes, socks and slacks that present your viewpoint on how things should be done.  Some will ignore it, but others will appreciate it.

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Luv2bereformed:  I think context will help explain the bubble that this thread can be.  For whatever reason, it seems the majority of SF newbies start out by deciding they need new shoes and end up on this thread where they are directed to purchase a few core AE's that always get recommended (Strands, Daltons, Park Avenues, McAllisters, etc.).  The newbs likes to share pictures of their new kicks and start planning their next purchases when there are sales on seconds.  A community forms.  Some share pictures of their new AE's on other SF threads (Recent Purchases or Rock Your Socks) and cannot understand why others outside this thread are not as supportive and thrilled with the purchase, which causes them to retreat to the bubble that is this thread.

This thread and its emphasis on seconds sales is the gateway drug to SF.  Some are casual users and never venture beyond this thread.  Some start feeling the itch to try something new and then move on to other threads on SF, such as C&J, Meermin or Carmina, and ask what size they shoud wear if they are a 10E in the AE 5 last.  Some realize that other parts of their look could use some work and venture out into the cold reality that is found on other threads on this forum and begin the journey that you and others have gone on.

This is a thread where virtually no one posts pictures on WAYWRN, the Good Taste Thread or other threads that focus on the rules and what works and does not work.  So, you inevitably get posts such as:  one poster recommending that walnut daltons go great with black slacks; another poster sharing a picture of himself in a black suit with a black shirt and red tie; numerous posters sporting their new balmoral kicks with jeans or casual slacks; and other things that would make regular posters cringe in other SF threads.  The aggravating factor for you is that, unlike other threads, many on this thread are not looking for advice on their looks and not interested in learning the rules.  They just want to be told how nice their new AE's look, share tips on how to care for their new shoes and get the inside information on current sales and promotions. Granted, this is not true for everyone on this thread, but responses like Indyoshi's are pretty par for the course in this thread.

It is what it is.  One tradeoff is that there is a real community on this thread with a camraderie amongst posters that puts most other threads to shame.  There is also a refreshing lack of snark and skirmishes.  There are also some individuals in this thread who I suspect are very sharp dressers, but simply choose not to post pictures.  For what it's worth, I hope you stick around and post pictures of shoes, socks and slacks that present your viewpoint on how things should be done.  Some will ignore it, but others will appreciate it.

Light bulb. It just went on. Thank you kindly good sir.
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

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Luv2bereformed:  I think context will help explain the bubble that this thread can be.  For whatever reason, it seems the majority of SF newbies start out by deciding they need new shoes and end up on this thread where they are directed to purchase a few core AE's that always get recommended (Strands, Daltons, Park Avenues, McAllisters, etc.).  The newbs likes to share pictures of their new kicks and start planning their next purchases when there are sales on seconds.  A community forms.  Some share pictures of their new AE's on other SF threads (Recent Purchases or Rock Your Socks) and cannot understand why others outside this thread are not as supportive and thrilled with the purchase, which causes them to retreat to the bubble that is this thread.

This thread and its emphasis on seconds sales is the gateway drug to SF.  Some are casual users and never venture beyond this thread.  Some start feeling the itch to try something new and then move on to other threads on SF, such as C&J, Meermin or Carmina, and ask what size they shoud wear if they are a 10E in the AE 5 last.  Some realize that other parts of their look could use some work and venture out into the cold reality that is found on other threads on this forum and begin the journey that you and others have gone on.

This is a thread where virtually no one posts pictures on WAYWRN, the Good Taste Thread or other threads that focus on the rules and what works and does not work.  So, you inevitably get posts such as:  one poster recommending that walnut daltons go great with black slacks; another poster sharing a picture of himself in a black suit with a black shirt and red tie; numerous posters sporting their new balmoral kicks with jeans or casual slacks; and other things that would make regular posters cringe in other SF threads.  The aggravating factor for you is that, unlike other threads, many on this thread are not looking for advice on their looks and not interested in learning the rules.  They just want to be told how nice their new AE's look, share tips on how to care for their new shoes and get the inside information on current sales and promotions. Granted, this is not true for everyone on this thread, but responses like Indyoshi's are pretty par for the course in this thread.

It is what it is.  One tradeoff is that there is a real community on this thread with a camraderie amongst posters that puts most other threads to shame.  There is also a refreshing lack of snark and skirmishes.  There are also some individuals in this thread who I suspect are very sharp dressers, but simply choose not to post pictures.  For what it's worth, I hope you stick around and post pictures of shoes, socks and slacks that present your viewpoint on how things should be done.  Some will ignore it, but others will appreciate it.
Possibly the best post I have read on SF.
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

Light bulb. It just went on. Thank you kindly good sir.
Don't go anywhere. We're cool. fistbump.gif
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Don't go anywhere. We're cool. fistbump.gif

Mostly. :-)
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Mostly. :-)
Haha. I meant the forum and him. We ain't mad at 'em. At least I'm not...
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