Originally Posted by JLibourel
Were the Park Avenues in your "normal" shoe size? The A-E #5 last used for the Park Avenue is a rather long, narrow one. Many men find they have to go to a shorter, wider size than normal to get a good fit with shoes made on this last although I am not among them.
Does all of the above that I quoted apply to "special make up" (Allen Edmonds speak for made to order) Park Avenue shoes, which, of course, are laced balmoral cap toe dress shoes with no broguing?
I have a long, wide, thick, heavy, bulky and awkward foot that is a bit clumsy, though not dangerously so. I lost interest in the AE McClains due to having broguing, and excessive broguing at that.
Therefore, when my finances permit me to do so, I will be buying myself a pair of special make up AE Park Avenues made out of black shell cordovan leather.
BTW, what last are the AE Sohos (which, like the AE Park Avenues, are laced balmoral cap toe dress shoes with no broguing; however, the Sohos have two sets of five eyelets for the laces instead of two sets of six eyelets for the laces like the AE Park Avenues) manufactured on?
Unless they are manufactured on Last Number 5 like the AE Park Avenues, if the last other than Last Number 5 that the AE Sohos are manufactured on is better for my feet (I described the build, for lack of a better word, of my feet in full details in the second paragraph of this reply message) than Last Number 5, then I will instead buy a pair of special make up AE Sohos made out of black shell cordovan leather instead of a special make up pair of AE park Avenues made out of black shell cordovan leather.
However, I will not
be buying myself any pair(s) of special make up AE shoes until my finances permit me to do so.
Unfortunately, there is not yet a shoe bio for the Soho on the AE website yet (I just checked, BTW), hence my questions about the Soho five-eyelet laced balmoral cap toe dress shoes, which, again, like the AE Park Avenues, have no broguing (a gargantuan plus in my book).