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post #1711 of 1928

Those of you with multiple shoes on the 724 last, have you taken the same size for all? I wear 9.5UK F on AS Moore but my size is sold out on the Radwell chukka boot. Just wondering if a 9UK F would would still fit decently since it's an open lacing.

post #1712 of 1928
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Originally Posted by patliean1 View Post

Those of you with multiple shoes on the 724 last, have you taken the same size for all? I wear 9.5UK F on AS Moore but my size is sold out on the Radwell chukka boot. Just wondering if a 9UK F would would still fit decently since it's an open lacing.
Dude I take same size going for all, going down may be too tight for you. If you do decide to do that do it with suede it more forgiving other wise don't. Just my two cent.
post #1713 of 1928

Which website is considered best to order AS shoes from (for delivery to USA) (in terms of price, ease of returns, etc)?

post #1714 of 1928
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Which website is considered best to order AS shoes from (for delivery to USA) (in terms of price, ease of returns, etc)?

I recently had a great experience using A Fine Pair of Shoes. My Armfields came with free lasted shoe trees and the price was better than other retailers I found online. They are in England, but I had no problem processing a return. (I thought I was a size 8.5, but actually I was an 8)

post #1715 of 1928

I should add the caveat that I did pay 60 bucks to ship the shoes back. That was unfortunate but a risk I knew going in. Plus the free overnight shipping AFPOS offers outweighed the 60 bucks

post #1716 of 1928
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Originally Posted by Pb924 View Post

I recently had a great experience using A Fine Pair of Shoes. My Armfields came with free lasted shoe trees and the price was better than other retailers I found online. They are in England, but I had no problem processing a return. (I thought I was a size 8.5, but actually I was an 8)

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I should add the caveat that I did pay 60 bucks to ship the shoes back. That was unfortunate but a risk I knew going in. Plus the free overnight shipping AFPOS offers outweighed the 60 bucks

Hey thanks for the info. 2 things: what's your normal US shoe size? Also, AFPOS has free overnight shipping to the US?
post #1717 of 1928
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Correct, although I've also read that a Balmoral does not necessarily have to be closed laced and that and an oxford means the shoe has a seam going downwards to the sole. So its possible that a balmoral is not necessairly and oxford.

Edward green described a derby boot as a balmoral recently to which EG clarifies their definition of a balmoral to someone that comments that EG described it incorrectly:

https://instagram.com/p/BAkFDwUCazk/

I'm sure there's some correct historical origin for the terms, but there's so many instances of varying usage of the terms oxford and balmoral are used interchangeably.

It is a 'Galosh' balmoral, with the seam that runs around the shoe is a bit different than a trad Balmoral.  Here are my Wilsons, without punches.  This is on the 104 last (slightly chiseled toe).  

 

post #1718 of 1928
Thread Starter 
GMTO INTEREST CHECK: ALFRED SARGENT KELSO

I'm trying to see if I can get 9 19 other people interested in the Kelso. The MTO Will be on the stock style. I believe AS makes great country boots and are a reasonable value.

Upper: Zug
Construction: Veldtschoen
Commando sole
Last: 88FX
Price: 395GBP including VAT

Message me if you're interested! Pictures of the boots below:
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Kelso_s_04 (via AAAC)
Kelso_s_01 (via AAAC)
alfred_sargent_kelso_2 (via Tredders)

Edited by SuitedDx - 4/27/16 at 5:54am
post #1719 of 1928

If I'm a 9.5 UK in the 325 and the 348 lasts for C&J, how would the 87 last for AS fit? 9.5 or 10?

 

 
post #1720 of 1928
Question for the AS experts out there. Just received my oak Armfields from AFPOS. Excellent service, as expected. However, I noticed that the leather looks a little subpar, in that it's quite veiny, especially around the inner quarter. My other AS shoes don't have this issue, nor have I experienced it on any shoes other than Meermin. Just wanted your opinion over whether this is something to be concerned about. The last picture shows there is also some discoloration on the toe cap. I'm assuming this can be fixed with a little polish (which AFPOS was kind enough to include for free), but just want to make sure as it's pretty noticeable. Thanks in advance for any input.







post #1721 of 1928
I would not worry about them just condition & polish the should solve the problem.
post #1722 of 1928
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Originally Posted by 02///M3 View Post

Question for the AS experts out there. Just received my oak Armfields from AFPOS. Excellent service, as expected. However, I noticed that the leather looks a little subpar, in that it's quite veiny, especially around the inner quarter. My other AS shoes don't have this issue, nor have I experienced it on any shoes other than Meermin. Just wanted your opinion over whether this is something to be concerned about. The last picture shows there is also some discoloration on the toe cap. I'm assuming this can be fixed with a little polish (which AFPOS was kind enough to include for free), but just want to make sure as it's pretty noticeable. Thanks in advance for any input. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






The counter's not the cleanest leather but honestly that will blend in as you add wear and crease your shoes. The finishing will eventually even out so that's also not an issue for me. Personally, I think the crust leather AS uses is great, as it soaks up polish quite well.

I haven't posted pics in a while as I've been extremely busy but here's my AS for today, Wildsmith's Covent vis AFPoS:
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post #1723 of 1928
Thanks for the responses. Figured as much, but given these will be my go-to brown cap toes hopefully for years, wanted to make sure there wouldn't be any annoying lingering issues. Will post some proper pics once they're worn in and polished up a bit. Thanks again.
post #1724 of 1928
Quick snap of the new Armfields taken at work today. Love the shape of the 109 last.

post #1725 of 1928
I'm considering buying a pair of AS from AFPOS. How much should I expect to pay in customs duty ($ or %)?
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