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post #316 of 1214
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Pimlico is one of the most elegant RTW two eye derby out there, and it is that pair that caught my eye and pushed me across the line to start on Alfred Sargent, the first English made shoes I got.
It is on the 109 last, while it's elegant, but it's the most pointy of AS lasts, and AS did the most essential shoes of every men on that last, cap toe oxford, full brogue and derby, I would thought a more standard last like the 99 would suit more feet. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I also have wider feet with high instep, from the photo below, the 109 is wide at the ball of the feet, but really tapers on the outside towards the toes, not so evident on the Hunt and Pimlico, but very obvious on the Armfield, due to the cap toe.

Before the revamp, I believe AS had more shoes on the 99. The only shoe I remember they had on the 109 was a PTB. I find the 99 to have more of a snug fit so personally I size up by 0.5. The toe of the 109 is rounder and fuller than the 99 too I think. However, the most pointy of AS' last is the 106:

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post #317 of 1214
Got my pair of Rustic Grain Bexhill this week, very supple leather and looks great for a casual wear. It is a good cost effective alternative to Radwell on Dainite rubber sole.



The 87 last is also a fuller last for the front of the feet, but not big enough for me to size down half a size, so I got the same size as my other AS. Below is a comparison with the 724 last, which is what Radwell is made on.

post #318 of 1214
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Pimlico is one of the most elegant RTW two eye derby out there, and it is that pair that caught my eye and pushed me across the line to start on Alfred Sargent, the first English made shoes I got.
It is on the 109 last, while it's elegant, but it's the most pointy of AS lasts, and AS did the most essential shoes of every men on that last, cap toe oxford, full brogue and derby, I would thought a more standard last like the 99 would suit more feet. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I also have wider feet with high instep, from the photo below, the 109 is wide at the ball of the feet, but really tapers on the outside towards the toes, not so evident on the Hunt and Pimlico, but very obvious on the Armfield, due to the cap toe.

Before the revamp, I believe AS had more shoes on the 99. The only shoe I remember they had on the 109 was a PTB. I find the 99 to have more of a snug fit so personally I size up by 0.5. The toe of the 109 is rounder and fuller than the 99 too I think. However, the most pointy of AS' last is the 106:

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I see, I am only new to AS, and only experienced their new exclusive range, thank you for the insight, great looking spectators!

They experiencing a big revival thanks to the Great Gatsby, biggrin.gif
post #319 of 1214
Thanks for the Pimlico and last comparisons, it will go far in helping me finalize my first AS shoe purchase.

I too have admired the Pimlico for its elegant 2 eyelet derby design, which will fit my humble rotation nicely.
Edited by JubeiSpiegel - 6/14/13 at 5:07pm
post #320 of 1214
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I see, I am only new to AS, and only experienced their new exclusive range, thank you for the insight, great looking spectators!
They experiencing a big revival thanks to the Great Gatsby, biggrin.gif
Still don't see too many here in NYC rocking them. Down South, yes. Have had these for a few summers before GG though. fing02[1].gif

Really happy with the Exclusive range and the AS revamp has probably been one of the more successful since EG's. Too bad Cheaney's Imperial didn't seem to pick enough steam while Grenson and Barker are falling behind (at least with smart shoes; they seem to be focusing more on trendy styles).
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Thanks for the Pimlico and last comparisons, it will go far in helping me finalize my first AS shoe purchase.

I too have admired the Pimlico for it element 2 eyelet derby design, which will fit my humble rotation nicely.
The 109 would probably be a good last to start and since the Pimlico is a plaintoe, it should wear nicely.
post #321 of 1214
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

I see, I am only new to AS, and only experienced their new exclusive range, thank you for the insight, great looking spectators!
They experiencing a big revival thanks to the Great Gatsby, biggrin.gif
Still don't see too many here in NYC rocking them. Down South, yes. Have had these for a few summers before GG though. fing02[1].gif

Really happy with the Exclusive range and the AS revamp has probably been one of the more successful since EG's. Too bad Cheaney's Imperial didn't seem to pick enough steam while Grenson and Barker are falling behind (at least with smart shoes; they seem to be focusing more on trendy styles).

Absolutely, I reckon AS Exclusive is one of the best, if not the best RTW range out there, and with resellers like AFPOS and Pediwear, ticks all the boxes from a consumer point of view:

build quality, design, style, availability, service and price!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #322 of 1214
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Before the revamp, I believe AS had more shoes on the 99. The only shoe I remember they had on the 109 was a PTB. I find the 99 to have more of a snug fit so personally I size up by 0.5. The toe of the 109 is rounder and fuller than the 99 too I think. However, the most pointy of AS' last is the 106: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Sharp looking spectator.

post #323 of 1214



Got my AS Hannover (87 last) this week...
Pics don't do justice. Lovely boot on an awesome last. Very soft leathers and looking forward to enjoying these.

Cheers
post #324 of 1214
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Got my AS Hannover (87 last) this week...
Pics don't do justice. Lovely boot on an awesome last. Very soft leathers and looking forward to enjoying these.

Cheers

Nice looking boot.

 

Did that come on a rubber or leather sole?

post #325 of 1214
The boot looks great, much better photos than what I have seen previously.
post #326 of 1214
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Awesome boots! Hopefully we'll finally see more traffic of AS' stuff!
post #327 of 1214
Thank you. :-) These came with a commando sole but the profile of this boot seems to hide this well somehow. When the time comes for sole replacement I may go for a dainite. Don't mind the commando though for now as suits the boot. Very impressed with them. Purchased from shoe healer
post #328 of 1214
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Thank you. :-) These came with a commando sole but the profile of this boot seems to hide this well somehow. When the time comes for sole replacement I may go for a dainite. Don't mind the commando though for now as suits the boot. Very impressed with them. Purchased from shoe healer
I have the Hannover on a Dainite sole. Great boot.
post #329 of 1214
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Thank you. :-) These came with a commando sole but the profile of this boot seems to hide this well somehow. When the time comes for sole replacement I may go for a dainite. Don't mind the commando though for now as suits the boot. Very impressed with them. Purchased from shoe healer

It sure appears that way, at least from the photos and the view from above.

 

 

It certainly looks like a boot that could go with a suit as well as more casual attire if needed.

post #330 of 1214
This is what I thought as well. Some of Sargents country range exclusive shoes n boots seem to excellent for smart or casual wear. The quality of their uppers, craftsmanship and lasts certainly give them an edge I think.
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It sure appears that way, at least from the photos and the view from above.


It certainly looks like a boot that could go with a suit as well as more casual attire if needed.
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