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post #1576 of 1911
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Originally Posted by Dembowski View Post


NH21 - thank you for additional info. I was trying to buy them for a very long time. I finally got them on eBay. Brand new never worn, simply wrong sizing, and they were waiting for me in the box -   just for 195 GBP.

Regarding Yanko and AS - of course there is no comparison. AS has much better leather, craftsmanship and lasts. However, what I Iike in Yanko, is the 915 last and possibility to select leather, suede and combine colours you like, and still around 200 GBP.

Great buy there for you on Holmes II. I must say that is a lucky and rare find!
It's a gorgeous Balmoral.

Agree on the Yanko price point for mto. Not many offer that.

Who is still supplying the Holburn? Sometime ago I was looking for a 2nd pair...they're black and go with anything.
post #1577 of 1911
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Originally Posted by Axieldor View Post

Anybody have experience with the AS at Bloomingdale?
Does anyone know if these are US sized? If so, is the conversion +1 or +.5? I'm liking these as a casual shoe:
http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/alfred-sargent-pebbled-leather-derby-oxfords?ID=1466348
post #1578 of 1911
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Originally Posted by Northampton21 View Post


Great buy there for you on Holmes II. I must say that is a lucky and rare find!
It's a gorgeous Balmoral.

Agree on the Yanko price point for mto. Not many offer that.

Who is still supplying the Holburn? Sometime ago I was looking for a 2nd pair...they're black and go with anything.

Fully agree, that 87 is a very nice last, which makes boots look even smart.

 

Holmes II are on my radar from the very begining Herring started to offer them. I am happy, that finally I have bought them.

 

The special deal I mentioned earlier, 195GBP from eBay, I meant Holburn. SO I did not bought it from any retailer.

post #1579 of 1911
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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post

I was looking at these earlier (they have a cool cherry semi brogue and a pebbled captoe blucher that I like). They are a step lower than the exclusive line, probably closer to AS made for J Crew and Herring which means open channel soles which are not tapered in the waist. 

The uppers are probably the same quality and goodyear welting is still goodyear welting. At around $400 these are a decent buy considering that's the retail cost for Allen Edmonds these days. AS for Herring is about $370 before shipping so you can compare to that. The Charles II is basically the Armfield while the shoes you linked to look like they might be on a different last. 

Thanks for the reply! The discount is now 25% off for today. Ebates has 8% cashback for bloomie, and amex has a $30 credit, so I managed to get those for just under $300 incl. tax! Looking forward to getting them in the mail.
post #1580 of 1911

Sizing question.

 

I have a pair of AE 65 last shoes in US 10D which are just a little tight across the top.  I don't think it is a width issue, as the AE salesman thought the 10E was too wide.

 

I am looking at the AS Cambridge, 87 last.  It seems that the most common recommendation is to go down a full size to convert to UK, but in my case would it make more sense to only go down a half?  Also note that I will often wear a thicker sock with the AS than I do with the AE.  Any help would be appreciated.

post #1581 of 1911
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Originally Posted by ScooberJake View Post

Sizing question.

I have a pair of AE 65 last shoes in US 10D which are just a little tight across the top.  I don't think it is a width issue, as the AE salesman thought the 10E was too wide.

I am looking at the AS Cambridge, 87 last.  It seems that the most common recommendation is to go down a full size to convert to UK, but in my case would it make more sense to only go down a half?  Also note that I will often wear a thicker sock with the AS than I do with the AE.  Any help would be appreciated.
You are correct I have AE last 5 I take 9.5D US & went with 9UK worked well for me in double monk Ramsey 106 last. I also have jcrew 87 last took 9UK worked well so I would go with 9.5UK just my two cent.
post #1582 of 1911

Has anyone ever used obenauf's on pebble grained boots?  I picked up a pair of Hannover's from @Afinepairofshoes and I'm wondering if applying obenauf's so i can wear them through snow and rain will darken or damage the leather?

post #1583 of 1911
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Originally Posted by mp94 View Post

Has anyone ever used obenauf's on pebble grained boots?  I picked up a pair of Hannover's from @Afinepairofshoes
 and I'm wondering if applying obenauf's so i can wear them through snow and rain will darken or damage the leather?
I use SnoSeal on my Hannovers and they're fine. The pebble is already pretty dark so I don't really notice much difference.
post #1584 of 1911
I love the Hannover - a very underrated boot indeed.
post #1585 of 1911
I agree I find the Hannover exceptionally good looking and comfortable boot,ticks all boxes for me
post #1586 of 1911
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Originally Posted by labravajazz View Post

I agree I find the Hannover exceptionally good looking and comfortable boot,ticks all boxes for me

Agree! The Hannover is one of my favourites for this time off the year. Seems to be sturdy without being too bulky. I've used mine for 3 yrs.
post #1587 of 1911

Nice one NH21!

post #1588 of 1911
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Originally Posted by Dembowski View Post

Nice one NH21!
Thanks Dembowski! Have your boots arrived yet?
post #1589 of 1911

Not yet. According to tracking info, delivery is tomorrow, but I am in Oxford till Thursday. I will be only able to share pictures and opinion when I am at home - which is on Thursday

post #1590 of 1911
Forgot to post this from the other day....

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