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post #751 of 995
Its friday,I'll try ... I don't think I shoe tree'd them either last night shog[1].gif
post #752 of 995
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

The AS are creasing incredible. Best ever. This last fits me great. Only wish the width panned out

I've been extremely pleased with the suppleness of my one pair of AS Exclusives.
post #753 of 995
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Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

So I spoke to Sarah re: the incorrect width and, to their credit, they are willing to take the shoes back.
Problem is that it turns out that shipping back to the UK is close to $90 because of the weight. So before I go to all that hassle, if anyone who missed out on the Benson pre-order is interested in taking this pair off my hands, I would be willing to take a $90 hit (which is the cost of shipping to the UK) and pass these along to someone who they will fit.
Luckily my pair are finished perfectly acceptably (sorry Sartorial Splendor!) but are sized as 10F (not the 10E requested). They will come with everything I ordered, lasted shoe trees and inlaid metal toe taps.
All in, I ended up paying $920 for these and would take $825 shipped in the U.S. Otherwise, back to England they go. Let me know via PM if anyone is interested.

Me too. It is a $1,000 mistake and I am not sure of what to do. It seems that whomever knew about the fit of cordovan at AS should have mentioned it to the rest of us.
So far about 4 or 5 people mentioned that the width was wrong on their Benson. I have 2 more shoes in the pipeline and I hope they are OK, otherwise I am out few thousand dollars on shoes that I will not wear. Horrible situation to be in. This never happened to me with G&G or Vass and beleive you me, I order a lot of shoes, a lot!
post #754 of 995
To anyone who got a pair of the whiskey dub monks, did they fit similar to calf, or did they run big?
post #755 of 995
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

setting the crease is the most important thing ....

 

I had no idea... I just let nature take its course....is there some specific way to do this?

post #756 of 995
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

To anyone who got a pair of the whiskey dub monks, did they fit similar to calf, or did they run big?

I got the whiskey Ramseys and also have a pair of navy calf Ramseys.
They feel pretty much the same and I think any difference in feel is due to the whiskeys being brand new and the navy being broken in.

I think any difference in calf versus cordovan fit is vastly overstated.
I've got literally dozens of pairs of Aldens on the Barrie last all the same marked size. I can think of only two pairs that fit noticeably different from the rest and they're both calf.
post #757 of 995
My Millers, forgot to tree them last night shog[1].gif



post #758 of 995
Hard to tell but really minimal creasing. Best creasing experience by far
post #759 of 995
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Hard to tell but really minimal creasing. Best creasing experience by far

out of curiosity does your heel slip when you walk? Mine are actually really comfortable but my heels slip up when walking so I dont know if its because the sole needs to break in a bit or if they are a bit big.
post #760 of 995
My right boot slips a little
post #761 of 995
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

My Millers, forgot to tree them last night shog[1].gif

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These look great.

 

But if you don't mind me asking how do they compare price wise to an EG Galway?


Edited by dddrees - 12/22/12 at 3:42am
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In my limited experience (just one pair of AS), the heels are a little wider than other makers e.g. C&J, Church, Cheaney.  I often take a wide fitting for more room across the toes.  But even AS's standard fitting is a touch sloppy in the heel for me.  I guess it's just a matter of finding lasts that work well for you.

post #763 of 995
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

But if you don't mind me asking how do they compare price wise to an EG Galway?

The Miller boot was £650 including VAT, whereas the Galway is £770 including VAT (in calf). If they made a cordovan version of the Galway/Shannon it would be perhaps £100 more than that.
post #764 of 995
$400 extra if going shell
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by LS7 View Post

If they made a cordovan version of the Galway/Shannon it would be perhaps £100 more than that.

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

$400 extra if going shell

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Wow...

I think I am almost set with Bal boots. The AS makes 3 and I have a Wigmore on it's way. Maybe Shannon will be the last of the set.
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