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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

Thanks for the great info, and I love the username! When were the cappuccino mcallisters released? I would jump on them if they ever came out with them again.

 

I believe cappuccino was a web gem in the March/April time frame of this year.

 

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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

What an amazing collection right there.... I could live off those.

 

I wish the strands came out in cappucino, i LOVE the color of my brown cordovans however i think they really only shine in natural sunlight.  if they were a shade or so lighter, they wouldn't look so muted in fair lighting.....

 

Out of the box, the cappuccino and the walnut cordovan were very similar in color; at the store and at home in overhead, indoor lighting.

I used the dark brown cordovan creme from AE on the cappuccino and Saphir neutral cordovan creme on the walnut cordovan to help differentiate the two colors in daylight and bright lights... but if the lighting is much softer, cappuccino and walnut cordovan seem very similar.

post #9377 of 46934
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


I also fit the 8 last well, and the 2 is just way too narrow in comparison. it's just a very odd last that only fits particular feet. You can't force yourself into it, unfortunately.
I wish AE would update the last information on their website - it's quite out of date, especially with the new lasts coming out now (new 6, for example). Also, they could do with better descriptions. Nowhere do they say, for instance, that the 2 is narrow, which it clearly is: "Elongated toe with a slightly higher instep. Very similar to the 108 last." I find this statement patently untrue and highly misleading. In fact, they give the impression that the 5 is narrower than the 2. This is my biggest peeve with their website. I don't see how they have let this go for so long.

this is some serious constructive criticism. you should bump this up to the higher powers at ae.

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Originally Posted by horsey shoes View Post

 

I believe cappuccino was a web gem in the March/April time frame of this year.

 

 

Out of the box, the cappuccino and the walnut cordovan were very similar in color; at the store and at home in overhead, indoor lighting.

I used the dark brown cordovan creme from AE on the cappuccino and Saphir neutral cordovan creme on the walnut cordovan to help differentiate the two colors in daylight and bright lights... but if the lighting is much softer, cappuccino and walnut cordovan seem very similar.

Thanks man.  Your picture just saved both me and my SA a metric crap-ton of time.  Looks like the brown shell ones will be fine for what I'm going after, which is a Leeds (or possibly Dundee) with a  poron insole. 

 

AE has been adding more shell colors to various shoes, but the Leeds hasn't been one of them yet.  Hoping they'd add more shell options and a brown Chromexcel (all-weather) option at some point...

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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

 

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Love the NST's; are those Parkways?

 

 

 

I normally avoid Chukkahs, but those Dundees in shell are quite tempting.

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

 

 

Love the NST's; are those Parkways?

 

 

 

I normally avoid Chukkahs, but those Dundees in shell are quite tempting.

Yep, the NSTs are the Parkways in Burnished Brown

post #9381 of 46934
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Originally Posted by MikeyObviously View Post

Quick question regarding fit:

 

I just bought a pair of Hinsdales (wingtip derby) at Nordstrom Rack in 13D.  They are on the 8 last.  The left foot fits snuggly but well and the right is pinching my pinky toe.  My only other pair of AEs I own are the Sanfords (cap toe derby) in 13D.  They are on the 7 last, and they fit like a DREAM.  So either the last doesn't work for me or these are mislabeled C widths.

 

I know it is possible to widen shoes just a tad, which is really all these need.  Is it worth it to try, or should I return them?

 

I just received a pair of Del Rays in 13D, which are also the 8 last, and they fit like a dream as well.  I'm chalking up the others to an ill fit or possible Nordstrom Rack selling seconds.

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not to keep spamming the thread...but the shoes I had that were a tad too tight are now fitting pretty well.  I just left shoe trees in them for 24h and it seemed to stretch them out to the point where there is no more stretching.

post #9383 of 46934
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

I also fit the 8 last well, and the 2 is just way too narrow in comparison. it's just a very odd last that only fits particular feet. You can't force yourself into it, unfortunately.
I wish AE would update the last information on their website - it's quite out of date, especially with the new lasts coming out now (new 6, for example). Also, they could do with better descriptions. Nowhere do they say, for instance, that the 2 is narrow, which it clearly is: "Elongated toe with a slightly higher instep. Very similar to the 108 last." I find this statement patently untrue and highly misleading. In fact, they give the impression that the 5 is narrower than the 2. This is my biggest peeve with their website. I don't see how they have let this go for so long.

any idea which (current and former) AE models are built on the much-loved 8 last? so far, i'm aware of:

current models
Delray
Lasalle
Vernon

former
Hale
Clifton
McClain
Thayer
Ashton
post #9384 of 46934
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

any idea which (current and former) AE models are built on the much-loved 8 last? so far, i'm aware of:
current models
Delray
Lasalle
Vernon
former
Hale
Clifton
McClain
Thayer
Ashton

I can't think of any that you haven't listed. The McClain is being sold as clearance item on the AE site. Also, Nordstrom still carries the Clifton. And then Nordstom Rack sometimes has Hales.

EDIT: Also add the Parkland loafer as another discounted style (currently on clearance on AE website)
post #9385 of 46934
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

any idea which (current and former) AE models are built on the much-loved 8 last? so far, i'm aware of:
current models
Delray
Lasalle
Vernon
former
Hale
Clifton
McClain
Thayer
Ashton

I believe the Nathan Shoe from JAB is on the 8.
post #9386 of 46934
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

any idea which (current and former) AE models are built on the much-loved 8 last? so far, i'm aware of:
current models
Delray
Lasalle
Vernon
former
Hale
Clifton
McClain
Thayer
Ashton

The Hinsdale is also on the 8 last. I don't know if it's been discontinued.
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The Mora and The Weybridge are also on the 8 last. Both no longer actively produced.

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Niles is on the 8, also the Westgate wholecut.
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Here is a list I got somewhere a little while back showing a lot of the AE models and the lasts. It does not include any of the newer models from the past few months. No guaranty on accuracy, I am just passing the list along.

It is in Word format.

Chris
AE Model.doc 29k .doc file
post #9390 of 46934
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Originally Posted by mcass View Post

Does anyone own a pair of brown shell shoes and cappuccino shell shoes? I'm trying to get a comparison of the 2, attempting to find how dark the brown shell one are.  Additionally, trying to figure out the suitability of Dundees for a conservative business casual environment - how chukkas appear with dress slacks for use in a professional services firm...

 

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Originally Posted by mcass View Post

Thanks man.  Your picture just saved both me and my SA a metric crap-ton of time.  Looks like the brown shell ones will be fine for what I'm going after, which is a Leeds (or possibly Dundee) with a  poron insole. 

 

AE has been adding more shell colors to various shoes, but the Leeds hasn't been one of them yet.  Hoping they'd add more shell options and a brown Chromexcel (all-weather) option at some point...

 

The Leeds and Dundee both are perfect for what you are looking for. A lot depends on the vertical market you are working in and where in that market but overall they both fit the bill in my experience. I started out with black Leeds then burgundy shell Leeds, if I could do it over again I would have purchased the black shell Leeds instead of calf. #8 is pretty universal in that it can be paired with most slacks and is a good place to start. My personal preference is to have my shoes darker than my slacks and because I also own a lot of shoes and boots in various shades of brown find myself purchase lighter shades of slacks when needing new ones. Now that I have I am on the inside looking out I can tell you that your going to stand above your peers, who are most likely wearing black square toed bicycle shoes. I still do some consulting on the side which is where my shoe money comes from, good luck and I wish you much success.

 

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Originally Posted by horsey shoes View Post

 

From left to right, Brown Burnish Calf (Jefferson), Brown Cordovan (Strand), Cappuccino Cordovan (McAllister), Walnut Cordovan (Strand), Walnut Calf (Strand).

The brown burnish calf on the Norwich is somewhere between the Jefferson and the Strand Cord... Dalton dark chocolate calf are darker than Jefferson. 

 

 

That is centerfold material, beautiful job!!

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