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post #9346 of 46977
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Originally Posted by GrensonMan View Post

Hello Gentleman,

I have been wearing my Fifth Streets in good health but noticed today they were fitting a bit tighter than last week. The distance between the vamps (or laces) looks to be more than other photos I have seen of Styleforum members wearing their boots. The distance between the vamps (in my photo) is where I get my best fit though. Should I have gotten a size wider or is this a non issue?



Regards,
GrensonMan

How long have you had them? I feel like my Fifth Streets stretched and the space between the lacing actually became smaller after several wears. This has been my experience with most of my shoes.
post #9347 of 46977
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


How long have you had them? I feel like my Fifth Streets stretched and the space between the lacing actually became smaller after several wears. This has been my experience with most of my shoes.

This is the third time I have worn them. Total time worn approximately 25 hrs.

post #9348 of 46977

One of the reasons I love this SF thread is because of the pictures, so here is the family

 

 

 

A closeup of the little brother (newest pair of cordovan strands)

 

 

 

...and the grandfather of the group (2 year old Strands- my first pair of AEs)

 

 

As you can see, the 5 last bals fit me very well...I feel like I am missing a pair of Burgundy McAllisters biggrin.gif

 

Keep the pics coming!

 

Edit: It is also interesting to see how much AE has worked on reducing the size of the welt within the past 2 years. Check out the width of the welt on the walnut strands vs the newer shoes! 


Edited by spitshine123 - 9/4/12 at 3:25pm
post #9349 of 46977

I was wondering how often do you use guys wax your shoes? I just got my Saphir Renovateur and I'm wondering how often I should apply it. Also, do you guys  use any products to take care of the soles?

post #9350 of 46977
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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

One of the reasons I love this SF thread is because of the pictures, so here is the family...

 

 

 

A closeup of the little brother (newest pair of cordovan strands)

 

 

 

...and the grandfather of the group (2 year old Strands,,, my first pair of AEs)

 

 

As you can see... the 5 last bals fit me very well...I feel like I am missing a pair of Burgundy McAllisters biggrin.gif

 

Keep the pics coming!

 

Edit: It is also interesting to see how much AE has worked on reducing the size of the welt within the past 2 years. Check out the width of the welt on the walnut strands vs the newer shoes! 

 

 

Nice collection... yes, Merlot McAllisters are awesome... love mine

post #9351 of 46977
I know they are on the same last - but do you all wear exactly the same size and width in the Fifth St as in the Fifth Ave etc? I need a 10C, but they only come in B or D.
post #9352 of 46977
Decided to go with these Players instead..just came in today

post #9353 of 46977

I just got the players in chocolate suede. so beautiful

post #9354 of 46977
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

Agreed. Burgundy shell Daltons are on order. I'm excited.

Congrats! I got a quote today for the black shell Dundee but at the last minute second guessed myself. I really want the burgundy shell Dundee's too....

 

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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

One of the reasons I love this SF thread is because of the pictures, so here is the family

 

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

A closeup of the little brother (newest pair of cordovan strands)

 

 

 

...and the grandfather of the group (2 year old Strands- my first pair of AEs)

 

 

As you can see, the 5 last bals fit me very well...I feel like I am missing a pair of Burgundy McAllisters biggrin.gif

 

Keep the pics coming!

 

Edit: It is also interesting to see how much AE has worked on reducing the size of the welt within the past 2 years. Check out the width of the welt on the walnut strands vs the newer shoes! 

 

 

 

 

Nice family!!

 

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Originally Posted by evolved View Post

Can you post a picture of your brown CXL Bayfields after you treat them with HDLP?  I've been told it will dull the shoe in a very serious way, but I'm interested in the waterproof-ness of HDLP.

 

I am going to do a before and after for the Obenhauf thread but for now:

 

 

 

Yes HDLP is hard to shine but doesn't exactly make them too dull and it does make boots totally waterproof if done correctly. The black hills and bayfield CXL were treated 4-5 months ago but I wanted to reinforce what Winston S. said so took this when I got home. I only treat my shoes\boots with HDLP that do not take wax. The black bayfields I see no reason to treat with HDLP as I'm not slogging through bogs and muskegs or prairie grass with them. On the other hand I do not wear my HDLP treated shoes or boots to work. The boots to the left of the black bayfields are Navy Engineering\Flight Deck boots that are more than 30 years old. The first 10 years of their life they spent exposed to salt water and oil in bilges, jet and diesel fuel marine, etc. They are still very functional and I use them when running the chain saw around the property because they have steel toes. They are rotting from the inside out due to the amount of salt from sweat over the years being in the Gulf and tropics. But show how proper care with an old fashioned can of shoe wax can make them last. Especially considering they were made by the cheapest bidder. 

post #9355 of 46977
one of my biggest clothing-related disappointments are the players shoes in walnut i bought a few months back. i'm a perfect 10D in clifton, delray, etc, but for the life of me cannot wear the players.

9.5D was too tight in the forefoot, even after sending them to be professionally stretched.

10D (i bought them from nordstrom, and they let me return the 9.5D) is just too voluminous, especially in the ankle area.


they have sat in my closet unworn since december. musicboohoo[1].gif
post #9356 of 46977
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

one of my biggest clothing-related disappointments are the players shoes in walnut i bought a few months back. i'm a perfect 10D in clifton, delray, etc, but for the life of me cannot wear the players.
9.5D was too tight in the forefoot, even after sending them to be professionally stretched.
10D (i bought them from nordstrom, and they let me return the 9.5D) is just too voluminous, especially in the ankle area.
they have sat in my closet unworn since december. musicboohoo[1].gif


i take presents tounge.gif

post #9357 of 46977
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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

One of the reasons I love this SF thread is because of the pictures, so here is the family




A closeup of the little brother (newest pair of cordovan strands)




...and the grandfather of the group (2 year old Strands- my first pair of AEs)



As you can see, the 5 last bals fit me very well...I feel like I am missing a pair of Burgundy McAllisters biggrin.gif

Keep the pics coming!

Edit: It is also interesting to see how much AE has worked on reducing the size of the welt within the past 2 years. Check out the width of the welt on the walnut strands vs the newer shoes! 

Are those the Parkway's that are sitting next to your walnut Strands? I really like those and I am considering getting a pair. Seeing your family portrait is tempting me to put one together for those that I have.
post #9358 of 46977
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Originally Posted by wgiceman View Post


Are those the Parkway's that are sitting next to your walnut Strands? I really like those and I am considering getting a pair. Seeing your family portrait is tempting me to put one together for those that I have.

Yep! Those are the Parkways. You should share a portrait of your AEs for us!

post #9359 of 46977
Quote:
Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

One of the reasons I love this SF thread is because of the pictures, so here is the family

 

 

 

A closeup of the little brother (newest pair of cordovan strands)

 

 

 

...and the grandfather of the group (2 year old Strands- my first pair of AEs)

 

 

As you can see, the 5 last bals fit me very well...I feel like I am missing a pair of Burgundy McAllisters biggrin.gif

 

Keep the pics coming!

 

Edit: It is also interesting to see how much AE has worked on reducing the size of the welt within the past 2 years. Check out the width of the welt on the walnut strands vs the newer shoes! 

Nice collection. Do you put a shine on the walnut strands? I just cleaned mine last night (brush, saphir reno, then brush again), but those have a real nice shine on them. Mine are sort of matte.

post #9360 of 46977
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Originally Posted by GrensonMan View Post

Hello Gentleman,

 

I have been wearing my Fifth Streets in good health but noticed today they were fitting a bit tighter than last week. The distance between the vamps (or laces) looks to be more than other photos I have seen of Styleforum members wearing their boots. The distance between the vamps (in my photo) is where I get my best fit though. Should I have gotten a size wider or is this a non issue?

 

 

Regards,

GrensonMan
 

 

Wore my identical fifth streets to the office today, they are close to a year old, and the distance between the vamp is very close, if not a hair tighter. I take an 11D. They are very comfortable and tend to be my bad weather shoe. Very happy with it.

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