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Knick knack bourbon Mac, throwin Dan a bone...



Ok so it's not bourbon, and it's not "the worlds best rated whisky," as some of my Canadian friends have jokingly said, but this northern harvest stuff is good. Might have to better investigate this rye thing...
post #1052 of 17673
A new acquisition from the 'bay: barely worn (once if that) Merlot Hopkinson. Was not really on my wish list but does fit a need in my lineup. The price was just too good to pass up. Also, I really like Indy shoes, so there's that.
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I like the Flatiron. I have to use an insole with them due to the volume. A chukka version of the Flatiron would be nice, don't you think?

That would be absurd. I'd probably want a pair.

But then I think every shoe would be nicer as a chukka.

Except longwing chukkas. Those are abominable.

 

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So, a bit of an update on my resizing journey that I started on Sunday. I had AE stretch my bourbon PAs and the results were fantastic. I think I'll have the same done for my bourbon strands and probably just one of my Bradleys as my own fit is the trouble maker on that shoe. If you are ever undecided on a shoe, I would err on the side of tight and have AE stretch them if they don't loosen up after they break in. Way better than trying to fill a bigger shoe up with a bulky insole.

I'm undecided on my Rutledges as I haven't worn them enough to know how they will break in and I would think the Indy leather is going to stretch more than the regular calf.

I'm rather excited to get the 12B Strands tomorrow from the Nordstrom exchange as I don't really know what it feels like to have a shoe in a narrow width that actually supports my mid foot. I've been swimming in my shoes for 31 years and it has really caused my feet to flatten out and arches collapse. This could be a real game changer.

Who did you contact to get them stretched? I wonder if they could do that for my Dundee 2s which are a bit cramped in the toe.

post #1054 of 17673
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A new acquisition from the 'bay: barely worn (once if that) Merlot Hopkinson. Was not really on my wish list but does fit a need in my lineup. The price was just too good to pass up. Also, I really like Indy shoes, so there's that.

Great shoe, I have them in black. The leather on those is on par with most of my CJ shoes.
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Great shoe, I have them in black. The leather on those is on par with most of my CJ shoes.

These were originally seconds, due to poor finishing on the wheeled edge of the sole and the right toe cap. The toe cap is a bit too far forward on the outside of the right shoe; it initially bothered me but isn't that obvious (can't really tell in the photo above), and if I notice it in the future I'll associate it with saving like $400.

Hmmmm .... Crime of opportunity here, but how do your CJs for compared to AEs? I'm specifically thinking the Edgware, could compare to pretty much any AE shoe you choose, but Hopkinson would work. Edgwares are in my list since I can't fit a Cornwallis.

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Edited by jet-stream - 2/26/16 at 6:01pm
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Originally Posted by FaRKle View Post

It's probably the leather. All my Indy line shoes seem a bit looser than their counterparts on the same last. 
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Just got my first pair of AE in the mail today from eBay. Barely worn Mcallisters in Bourbon.

Beautiful color and verify comfortable. I'm in love!

I immediately want to purchase a different pair in walnut now. Was initially thinking of Strand but now leaning towards the Mctavish or Mcgreggor.

Questions: what belt is intended to match the Mcallister?

Question 2: what shoe trees are you using? The ones I use for my Cole haans don't seem to fit properly and I can't get them fully in

1. Manistee, or possibly DuPont (I'd lean toward the latter for a strand, but either would work with a McAllister. If you don't want to match the brogueing, Dearborn is a nice belt.

2. I use woodlore epics and JAB. The JAB are a bit too big in the forefoot for my taste but the price can be very good. I usually add brass knobs to them, especially for boots. The woodlore epics are perfect IMO, but expensive.
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Knick knack bourbon Mac, throwin Dan a bone...



Ok so it's not bourbon, and it's not "the worlds best rated whisky," as some of my Canadian friends have jokingly said, but this northern harvest stuff is good. Might have to better investigate this rye thing...

Rittenhouse is very good for the price. Bourbon is king, however.
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Wearing 11.5D PAs now. There is some space between the top of my foot and the vamp -- how is the creasing?

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What was your brannock again? Those look like a mediocre fit. I think you might need a smaller width and a longer size. You aren't filling the vamp.
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Stopped by the outlet this evening but they didn't have any Daltons in my size. They did, however, have McTavish in tan for $149, not factory seconds. The salesman noted many styles on sale, especially anything in Bourbon, a color he noted was being discontinued. Got a pair of tan McTavish for $149. Plenty of bourbon styles for $129. If I didn't have a bourbon McGregor I'd have bought a pair of everything. Tried the McTavish on with the free stockings. Amazingly comfortable, perhaps even more so than my McGregors and Neumoks. Couldn't say no. 

 

 

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Knick knack bourbon Mac, throwin Dan a bone...







Ok so it's not bourbon, and it's not "the worlds best rated whisky," as some of my Canadian friends have jokingly said, but this northern harvest stuff is good. Might have to better investigate this rye thing...



 



It is an awesome thing to investigate.  My recommendations:  Whistle Pig 10 Year, Angel's Envy and E.H. Taylor 10 Year (those last two have bourbon counterparts that aren't nearly as good IMHO).  There are LOTS of good ryes out there these days.  The CR rye is damn good price-for-value.


Edited by M635Guy - 2/26/16 at 7:07pm
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A couple of cleaning questions/observations: 1. What do you use on Rough Collection? I've seen that AE recommends Leather Lotion, but one AE salesman told me saddle soap.

2. I wear overshoes in the Chicago winter, and they always leave black dirty marks. I use Conditioner Cleaner to get rid of the marks, but now I have to polish them again. Is there a rubber overshoe or a way to polish that won't allow the marks to happen in the first place?

Thanks.
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Checked out the new Paramus outlet on my lunch break yesterday.  Not sure if this was posted before, but the grand opening sale is 15% off non-clearance stuff.  They seemed to be well stocked.  I tried on a few things, but managed to make it out with my money still in pocket. Tried on some boots, but I guess I'm just not in a buying mode...


WTF!  I emailed AE a week ago about the opening and they said they had no info yet.  I really wanted to see if we could get a StyleForum meet up on opening day.  Oh well, is anyone up for such an event?  Figures I'm sort of busy the next few weeks, but I guess I can always push off real world stuff for shoe stuff.   Some Saturday in March anyone???

post #1064 of 17673
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Originally Posted by danwatts2005 View Post

A couple of cleaning questions/observations: 1. What do you use on Rough Collection? I've seen that AE recommends Leather Lotion, but one AE salesman told me saddle soap.

2. I wear overshoes in the Chicago winter, and they always leave black dirty marks. I use Conditioner Cleaner to get rid of the marks, but now I have to polish them again. Is there a rubber overshoe or a way to polish that won't allow the marks to happen in the first place?

Thanks.

1 Don't have any experience with the Rough collection.

 

2. Swims overshoes. They have a felt lining inside. Kinda pricey at $99 but I've gotten them on sale for 59.  

post #1065 of 17673
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Originally Posted by jet-stream View Post

A new acquisition from the 'bay: barely worn (once if that) Merlot Hopkinson. Was not really on my wish list but does fit a need in my lineup. The price was just too good to pass up. Also, I really like Indy shoes, so there's that.

 

Great grab!

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