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Originally Posted by enarchay View Post
Sven or any other buyers: just wondering, but how are you liking the boots now that you have worn them a bit? Mine are slightly more comfortable now that they have broken in a little, and I still think I made the right choice for the price.
I've got mine in the freezer enarchy apparently 'E' wide for allen edmonds is 'extra narrow' I filled a plastic bag with water and froze it to expand the width, trick I read about.
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Originally Posted by Kurt N View Post
How do clunky boots manage to seem somewhat feminine? Maybe in black they're reminiscent of those Doc Martens girls used to wear with short dresses. I always thought that was a weird look, and thank goodness it seems to be out or on the way, but in the meantime it casts a girly pall over perfectly good boots. I think they'd actually make good motorcycle boots. In black they wouldn't show marks such as from the shift lever.
Basically, they seem feminine to me because they're too narrow and pointy... though I'd probably say the same about cowboy boots. If you look at my pics on the page before this, what i'm talking about doesn't show up very well. When I said 'clunky', I meant the sensation when in motion, not appearance as others have. I actually don't think they look clunky enough!!! But they do slap the ground and are stiff-soled, hence my use of that word. In my opinion Kurt, these shoes in black just don't work with jeans... I went and bought the darkest pair of jeans I could find and I still feel like some 1990's 90210 kid that should be wearing a bright yellow sweater vest along with it, it just doesn't work. Edit: or more like a 1950's hipster with a plain white t-shirt. Marcellionheart.... those shoes aren't comparable to the Bayfield in my opinion, they're a totally different class of boot. The Bayfield is meant to be understated, basically, a boot that would appear exactly like a normal dress shoes when the pant cuff is over it. Those Loake boots are clearly meant to be showy like cowboy boots or something, they wouldn't work for a suit like they bayfield does. just my opinion.
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Originally Posted by nmprisons View Post
I have one of the old bayfields with double leather souls. They are amazing. I will post pictures soon.

As much as I love them, shoes do not have souls.
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Originally Posted by Christopher Essex View Post
Is that the Burford? I'm trying to decide between that and the Barker Harrison.

I'm leaning towards the Barker...I think it looks a bit more sleek.

It's a picture of the Bedale I found on the Internet; I haven't pulled the trigger yet, so fortunately, they're not my dad jeans!
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Any thoughts on the best way to maintain the leather on these boots?
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Originally Posted by steve2318 View Post
Any thoughts on the best way to maintain the leather on these boots?

In case you were still wondering, I just used the brown AE Aqua Care Shoe Cream (recommended to me at AE) --> buff --> brush --> buff and they turned out great. looks as good, if not better, than when I first got them.
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post
As much as I love them, shoes do not have souls.

But they do have... SOLES!

HA!

Get it!?
post #142 of 150
Interested in buying a pair, but have a question. Do you guys tuck these at all?
post #143 of 150
8.5D in macneils. Size suggestions in these?
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Amazon has The AE Bayfield boots on sale right now: approx $165 - $180. Limited sizes, I trust. But I just ordered a pair in 11 b.
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I also have a sizing question: I am 10.5 C in the 0 last. Would a 11 b work (trying to take advantage of the Amazon sale prices)
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Hi guys, any suggestions for a boot with a similar profile, but without the broguing? Plain or captoe, leather or rubber sole. I'm looking for an everyday boot that's less chunky than an Indy.

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I wish I picked these up while they were on sale Amazon.com frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Bort99 View Post

Hi guys, any suggestions for a boot with a similar profile, but without the broguing? Plain or captoe, leather or rubber sole. I'm looking for an everyday boot that's less chunky than an Indy.

I am going to bring back this thread and make the same request... Something similar in a black captoe for not a lot more (no Rider Boot RBPB2 or Edward Greens or C&J Northcotes please...)
post #149 of 150
I have the Bayfields in both black and brown in size 9D. Love the boots, but have come to the conclusion that I need to size up 1/2 size for better fit. They have both been worn, but are in great shape (blacks worn less than 5 times; browns less than 15). If anyone is interested in them, make me a reasonable offer via PM.
post #150 of 150
Howdy,
I'm more interested in sizing. I'm clearly an 8D in the Strand...these shoes fit me just fine in width (maybe a bit more room)...but there's a bit of room in the toe box and a wee wiggle before I lace up.

However, I'm wearing dress socks, so maybe it is that.
Cheers.
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