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Hi, I have the saddleback thin briefcase in the large size. I love it but it is a big bag and I think would be large for your build. I am 6 ft 145 for reference. While the larger size is great when I pack for a trip I sometimes wish I had opted for the medium.

Thanks for the input. I figured that would be the case (sadly, that made me chuckle). I came across a case I prefer very greatly over the saddleback, anyway. However, I fear this may be too big for my build as well, as the dimensions are as follows: 17.5" x 12" x 4"

 

Any opinions? This is the bag: http://frankcleggleatherworks.com/the-wall-street.html

 

Also, apologies to everybody on this thread as my questions have drifted away from Allen Edmonds. I will refrain from posting about briefcases promptly.

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Originally Posted by Trader George View Post

Thanks for the input. I figured that would be the case (sadly, that made me chuckle). I came across a case I prefer very greatly over the saddleback, anyway. However, I fear this may be too big for my build as well, as the dimensions are as follows: 17.5" x 12" x 4"

Any opinions? This is the bag: http://frankcleggleatherworks.com/the-wall-street.html

Also, apologies to everybody on this thread as my questions have drifted away from Allen Edmonds. I will refrain from posting about briefcases promptly.

Ok segue back on topic. Picture of chestnut saddleback briefcase with just arrived cognac mctavish.

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I'm wearing my apparently-odd-duck MacNeils to work today. We had discussed them a little while back, a d there was speculation they may be on the 5-65 last, which they are not: 7-last, as per normal. But they have the light coloured edging and, I just noticed, a flat welt:



Were these a MTO-gone-wrong? My first thought was that they were a collaboration with a vendor, but they have standard AE badging.

Curious musings on a quiet Saturday.
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Anyone know anything about this shoe? Recent ebay purchase. Looks like Elgin leather on the Macneil. It's on the 7 last as far as I can tell. Marked as a second, but no shoe name inside the heel. Failed MTO? Ebay seller listed as "park ridge," but I don't think that's right.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321445374568?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Just curious ... what has been less than ideal about the last?

The 1 last is rather tricky for me too. I think it's rather unforgivingly true to size (feet are different lengths and widths).

I think in the future if I want a new shoe on that last I need to order 2 different sizes.

The 5 and 3 lasts are more forgiving due to the extra length in the toebox.

I am tts 9.5D, but, for the 1 last, a 10C fits better than a 9.5D. And a 10C is a great fit.
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Hi guys - I purchased the Rush Street (in golden Chromexel leather) a few months ago.  I like to take good care of my AE shoes and have only owned calfskin and suede up to this point.  What's the best way to care for Chromexel?  I've searched online and there seems to be many solutions, the most common being to let the shoe age naturally + brushing.  Ideas?  I was thinking AE's shoe cleaner/conditioner and perhaps a coating of Leather Honey (which I picked up recently and sampled on my McTavish - I really like it!).

 

Any ideas are appreciated!

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Originally Posted by BillyMcGee View Post
 

Anyone know anything about this shoe? Recent ebay purchase. Looks like Elgin leather on the Macneil. It's on the 7 last as far as I can tell. Marked as a second, but no shoe name inside the heel. Failed MTO? Ebay seller listed as "park ridge," but I don't think that's right.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321445374568?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

This is the MacNeil make up for Freemans Sporting Club in tan saddle leather

post #46298 of 46917
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Originally Posted by Scottyb06 View Post

Hi guys - I purchased the Rush Street (in golden Chromexel leather) a few months ago.  I like to take good care of my AE shoes and have only owned calfskin and suede up to this point.  What's the best way to care for Chromexel?  I've searched online and there seems to be many solutions, the most common being to let the shoe age naturally + brushing.  Ideas?  I was thinking AE's shoe cleaner/conditioner and perhaps a coating of Leather Honey (which I picked up recently and sampled on my McTavish - I really like it!).

Any ideas are appreciated!

I only use AE Leather Lotion on my Rush Streets. It works great.

Chris
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I'm looking for a pair of burgundy loafers to wear with jeans and chinos for generally casual to business-casual wear. There are two models on the AE Shoe Bank I'm considering-- the Kenwood and the Patriot. Can anyone with experience in either (or ideally both) comment on the quality, suitability with casual pants, etc? 

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I think I may have come across an EXTREMELY rare AE shoe .... the Franstrand!

 

I recently ordered the Franciscan (seconds) and what arrived was the Franciscan with a Strand toe!  Not the chiseled toe, but a rounded toe.  I actually like this better than the original toe. 

 

Has anyone ever experienced receiving a "frankenstein" (no pun intended) shoe from AE?  The shoe came in perfect condition - minus the different toe.  LOVE THIS SHOE!

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by smartie-pants - 7/6/14 at 3:56pm
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Originally Posted by eyeheartny View Post

I'm looking for a pair of burgundy loafers to wear with jeans and chinos for generally casual to business-casual wear. There are two models on the AE Shoe Bank I'm considering-- the Kenwood and the Patriot. Can anyone with experience in either (or ideally both) comment on the quality, suitability with casual pants, etc? 

I have both, plus the Randolphs. The kenwoods are the least formal, the patriot is I the middle, and the Randolph is most formal. The kenwoods I have are shell and are completely unlined and unstructured save for the leather sole, which makes them very slipper like. The patriots I have are also shell, have a little structure on the toe, and are completely lined. From a style perspective, the kenwoods look great when paired with shorts, chinos and jeans (same for the patriots) but I tend to wear patriots with more casual slacks to work as well, which is not true of the kenwoods.

Hope his helps.
post #46302 of 46917
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Originally Posted by smartie-pants View Post

I think I may have come across an EXTREMELY rare AE shoe .... the Franstrand!

I recently ordered the Franciscan (seconds) and what arrived was the Franciscan with a Strand toe!  Not the chiseled toe, but a rounded toe.  I actually like this better than the original toe. 

Has anyone ever experienced receiving a "frankenstein" (no pun intended) shoe from AE?  The shoe came in perfect condition - minus the different toe.  LOVE THIS SHOE!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)















Looks fake.
post #46303 of 46917

^

Doubt it. It's probably real. Just happens to me an MTO that was rejected or perhaps even a new model. AE loves to experiment.

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Definitely not fake ... came from the AE warehouse via my friends from the Riverhead outlet.  

post #46305 of 46917
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Originally Posted by smartie-pants View Post

I think I may have come across an EXTREMELY rare AE shoe .... the Franstrand!

I recently ordered the Franciscan (seconds) and what arrived was the Franciscan with a Strand toe!  Not the chiseled toe, but a rounded toe.  I actually like this better than the original toe. 

Has anyone ever experienced receiving a "frankenstein" (no pun intended) shoe from AE?  The shoe came in perfect condition - minus the different toe.  LOVE THIS SHOE!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)















Saw this on ae's Twitter a while back and I asked the same thing. See below:

https://twitter.com/AllenEdmonds/status/461532054190948353

They were originally made for Taylor lipsett a paralympian for the US sled hockey team.
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