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Hmm so I am a 10C in Park Aves... what do go in 5th street cordovan (only B and D widths available...). IIRC people say cordovan fits slightly tighter than calf? So maybe the D...?
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Got the blue neumoks today, are these narrower than other 5 last shoes? I got them in 6.5E, although the fit is good, I'm not able to lace the tops close together like I can with my Strands, Elgin, Cambridge and Fifth Streets in the same size, Still get a small V...Does it have to do with the unlined upper? Then I recall reading that these are actually wider due to the unlined upper, confused now.

post #9453 of 42906
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Originally Posted by zchen View Post

Got the blue neumoks today, are these narrower than other 5 last shoes? I got them in 6.5E, although the fit is good, I'm not able to lace the tops close together like I can with my Strands, Elgin, Cambridge and Fifth Streets in the same size, Still get a small V...Does it have to do with the unlined upper? Then I recall reading that these are actually wider due to the unlined upper, confused now.

 

They fit identical to my strands and mcallisters, so idk... wear them a few times.  My strands and mc's i fully close when i lace up, however give them a few wears to break in a bit.  Also, don't forget that your foot will swell as the day does on, so tomorrow morning when you wake up, they might fit like a glove.

 

Rock the red laces too... so many compliments on them its not even funny...

post #9454 of 42906
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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post


After picking up my first pair of shells, I am inclined to say the same for #1. Finding a good fit is considerably harder for shell though, I have to say. I have considerable bowing with my shell strands vs no bowing on my calf ones because of the looser upper (higher instep) of the shell model. It doesnt really bother me though because it is covered by my trousers, but nonetheless, a sign of an imperfect fit. Has anyone else experienced this with their shell models, and can this be rectified during the recrafting process?

Interesting.

This has not been my experience.
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Hmm so I am a 10C in Park Aves... what do go in 5th street cordovan (only B and D widths available...). IIRC people say cordovan fits slightly tighter than calf? So maybe the D...?

You risk the B being unwearable and the D being slightly loose, yet wearable. I'd go D.
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 I think I will be returning the Neumoks to the shoe bank and dropping by the local store to see if a different size will fit better or if it could be the nature of them being seconds. It just fit so different than my other 5 last shoes in 6.5E. Their fit remind me of when I tried the McTavish in 7D, that too had some Vs when I laced them. I sure did like the color and feeling of the unlined leather though. Hopefully I can find the right fit.

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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.

 

 

Thanks very much for your reply.  The insight is much appreciated, and you are dead on.  The majority of my co-workers are in square toed shoes, etc.  I've been slowly adding slacks to my wardrobe, and I agree wholeheartedly with what you've mentioned.

post #9458 of 42906
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Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post

droool...my walnut cordovan dalton seconds are in the mail...here's to hoping there's nothing too wrong with them!

how much were they as seconds?
post #9459 of 42906
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


You risk the B being unwearable and the D being slightly loose, yet wearable. I'd go D.

 

In my experience, it goes the other way.  Shell is a looser fit than calf.

post #9460 of 42906
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Originally Posted by dancingbear View Post

 

In my experience, it goes the other way.  Shell is a looser fit than calf.


+1

post #9461 of 42906
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Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post

one wonders how much of it is just polishing and brushing...i remember a previous post with some nice photos of a burgundy shell full brogue with a very nice shine, presumably on the older finish.

 

The walnut shell boots above are straight from the factory back in the spring, as are these Cambridges (at the same time):

 

 

 

It appears that the new burgundy finish has a darker red hue, in addition to being shinier.  I think all this started with the CEO stating that they would be using a new finishing method on their shell offerings.  

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matter of taste:

5 last - http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_Shoes_1_40000000001_-1_______121073_subcategory

333 last - http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_Shoes_1_40000000001_-1_______133307_subcategory?

I see the 333 just had another new model added, the Harrison. Adding it to the wish list! nod[1].gif
Edited by imainish - 9/7/12 at 9:00am
post #9463 of 42906
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

 

The walnut shell boots above are straight from the factory back in the spring, as are these Cambridges (at the same time):

 

 

 

It appears that the new burgundy finish has a darker red hue, in addition to being shinier.  I think all this started with the CEO stating that they would be using a new finishing method on their shell offerings.  

 

Do you suspect that your Cambridges have the new finishing? Yours look darn shiny as it is! Great shoes.

post #9464 of 42906
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Originally Posted by iloveshoes View Post

how much were they as seconds?
About 340 plus tax during the sale.
post #9465 of 42906

so i had a dream last night that i tried on a pair of AE's at some random shoe store... seriously looked like a payless but they had 3 AE's in the store.  Random, but I asked to try on a pair of Adams since the other two were ugly and old.  The lady came out with a pair of loafers from Fossil (lol do they even make shoes?) and said "The Allen Edmonds is a very expensive shoe, even after we take 38% off"

 

I looked at her with two heads, told her I already own 4 pairs and that I still want to try them on, then I woke up.

 

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