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Originally Posted by SouthNarc View Post


db I use Saphir exclusively. Creme for color and wax for shine/protection. For my Rutledges in AEs "Burnished" variation of Walnut, I went with Saphir Med. Brown creme and wax. For my Strands which are just the regular Walnut color I use Saphir Light Brown creme and wax, which actually seems to be a better color match than AEs own product.

 

SouthNarc, have you considered using Saphir's clear creme and wax?  With the wonderful burnishing on those shoes, I would be hesitant to mess with the color.  On the shoecare thread, many of the posters swear by the Saphir clear products for shoes with interesting antiquing or burnishing.

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Originally Posted by sartorialnoob View Post

Thank you. 

 

It looks like they are discontinuing the 2 last and that may be why.  The merlot McClains are listed for $249 on the AE site, but if that's how they size, I may have to keep looking.  It's a shame as I love the look of the McClain.  The spacing between leather edges, lack of "edging" along the brogueing, and more subtle medallion all combine for a bit more formal look, IMO. Unfortunately, I don't live near a store to try them on.

 

The McClains are on the 8 last.  I would also be very surprised if AE discontinued its 2 last in light of how popular the Williams and Players' shoes are.

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Originally Posted by sartorialnoob View Post

Thank you. 

It looks like they are discontinuing the 2 last and that may be why.  The merlot McClains are listed for $249 on the AE site, but if that's how they size, I may have to keep looking.  It's a shame as I love the look of the McClain.  The spacing between leather edges, lack of "edging" along the brogueing, and more subtle medallion all combine for a bit more formal look, IMO. Unfortunately, I don't live near a store to try them on.

If you're ordering from the site, they offer free shipping both ways. Maybe give it a try and see how sizing works?

Someone here mentioned that the 2 last was made specifically for a senior executive at AE. If that is true, it seems pretty careless that they didn't recognize that this person has an unusually narrow foot. If you read reviews on any of the 2 last shoes on the AE site, you'll see many people complaining that the shoes fit poorly. A lot of comments seem to come from people who just expect all AE shoes to fit consistently; but you'd think this is a different enough fit that they would mention in the description that it fits very narrow.
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

The McClains are on the 8 last.  I would also be very surprised if AE discontinued its 2 last in light of how popular the Williams and Players' shoes are.


My mistake, you are correct.  I was going between a couple of different tabs and was looking at the wrong one.  Maybe I'll give it a try then.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

The McClains are on the 8 last.  I would also be very surprised if AE discontinued its 2 last in light of how popular the Williams and Players' shoes are.

The Players' shoe has been on clearance recently, though. It was available in the 2 for $200 sale that the outlet stores had recently.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

The Players' shoe has been on clearance recently, though. It was available in the 2 for $200 sale that the outlet stores had recently.

 

It's not on clearance - listed as a normal priced AE shoe on the website.  Also, IIRC, Strands and Fifth Avenues were also part of the 2 for $200 sale.  No chance those are being phased out, so would not read too much into that fact.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

SouthNarc, have you considered using Saphir's clear creme and wax?  With the wonderful burnishing on those shoes, I would be hesitant to mess with the color.  On the shoecare thread, many of the posters swear by the Saphir clear products for shoes with interesting antiquing or burnishing.

I actually have and purchased Saphir neutral wax at same time time I bought the medium and light browns. When I opened the cans and jars the Med. Brown really looked a PERFECT match for my Rutledges, so I used that color in creme and wax. So far so good! I don't really use alot of product when I condition and shine. I know I'm dating myself, but when I first learned to spit-shine circa' 1984 all the guys I was on active duty with tried every concievable combination of neutral and even blue polish on the toe caps of their jump boots to try and get that last little "pop". I'm not sure any of that mojo ever really made a difference. Reducing friction when one polishes really seems to be the key (for me) along with finishing with a nylon stocking stretched over my hand. In fact I keep my layers thin enough where I've stopped using a brush all together and strictly use the pantyhose to buff. Works pretty damn well!
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Originally Posted by sammymvpknight View Post

And why people wear brown shoes with black suit. ? Even dark navy is questionable.

Disagree, I wear brown with navy regularly, as do many, many others.  Moreover, I don't think this suit is black: looks more like grey to me.  

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Thanks for sharing, Jubei.  These look very nice.

Interesting thing about the Nordstrom version, they picture it with a poron insole and AE's danite like sole on their website. Hmmm...
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In my experience, I had to size up by 1/2 size for the Players from Nordstrom (this was 2 years ago, and I assume it's the same now).
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


Interesting thing about the Nordstrom version, they picture it with a poron insole and AE's danite like sole on their website. Hmmm...

 

If they have it in black, you should get a commission.  I'm been thinking I need a sleek black mock toe to wear with a charcoal pants/sport coat combo and that another rubber soled shoe would be a nice change of pace. 

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I wear brown with Navy as well. But not dark Navy or dark charcoal. The shoes stand out to much and don't compliment the outfit. I think that his shoes are way to lite for his suit. Just a preference.
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Any thoughts on whether the Parkway's seams are too pronounced?  I'm really liking the shoe's silhouette and three eyelet design, but feel like the large seams are taking away from the dressy/sleekness factor.

 

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I'm thinking this would be a great shoe if it had the Delray's subtle seams for the split toe design.

 

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post #7124 of 51071
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Originally Posted by sammymvpknight View Post

I wear brown with Navy as well. But not dark Navy or dark charcoal. The shoes stand out to much and don't compliment the outfit. I think that his shoes are way to lite for his suit. Just a preference.

I think some of us are talking about brown shoes in general (in most cases, dark burnished brown), while others are specifically talking about the walnut strands shown in the picture. I think there is a world of difference between the Allen Edmonds burnished brown and walnut.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

The Players' shoe has been on clearance recently, though. It was available in the 2 for $200 sale that the outlet stores had recently.


part of the 2 for $200 (that I missed)?  Dang, making me second guess the value of $220+tax for firsts...

 

how often do they have these 2/200 sales?  Probably going to be a while since the last one was only a few months ago, right?

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