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Originally Posted by Lmrjfud View Post

Are any of the AE boots such as the First Aves designed for warmth as well as aesthetics?

I've seen some reviews on the boots and I've heard that they keep your feet pretty warm. If anything, just wear thicker socks to compensate. You can look online "AE boots warmth reviews" I've seen a few pop up. 

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The heel is fine.
The length is about on a par with the 114 or 555.


I  tried the black Brisbane a bunch of times - 1st & 2nd quality.  Length I definitely agree is on par with the 555 (the 114 is really short, I think it's more than that).  the toe box is gi-normous, which I didn't really care about.  But the thing that concerned me is that the heel just felt way oversized to me.  Like if I didn't lace it just right and fill it with my heaviest socks, I'd be rubbing up my ankles like crazy.  I think the woven ones like yours were the best but just couldn't get myself to pull the trigger.  I had a pair of the Sojourner that absolutely obliterated my ankles and didn't want a repeat experience.

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Sorry for the noob questions. How often do you guys brush / condition / polish your shoes? Any good sources of info to turn to? The forums are tough to navigate through Tapatalk

Really depends on the type of leather... if it's calf, most people just go with brushing with a decent horsehair brush, use some Saphir Renovateur, and then buff.

 

Here's a post that can assist you with that.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc

 

First post really helps.

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I'm going to wear them with slacks and sports coat. Why not? I think it looks good. It's a deep red.


You're brutal - I was definitely not too interested in any of the new styles.  I'm overloaded with casual stuff as it is, plus I feel like the newer stuff doesn't stand a chance against things like the Lubbock, McTavish, Elgin, etc. of the past.  But now you have me looking at the Liverpool and the Neumok 2 - thanks a lot.

 

Oh, almost forgot - I totally thought of you during my last store visit.  The SM had on a pair of SMU 1st Aves in buffalo.  I thought to myself, oh yeah, Tex would totally own these!  I suggested his next pair be ostrich quill - don't know if he was buying it.

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Really depends on the type of leather... if it's calf, most people just go with brushing with a decent horsehair brush, use some Saphir Renovateur, and then buff.

Here's a post that can assist you with that.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc

First post really helps.

Thank you very much, I really appreciate it.
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Originally Posted by firefit View Post
 

Really depends on the type of leather... if it's calf, most people just go with brushing with a decent horsehair brush, use some Saphir Renovateur, and then buff.

 

Here's a post that can assist you with that.

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc

 

First post really helps.


Hey Elvis - sorry if I lost the bubble, but what did you wind up getting?  I was going to say, there's quite an influx of 2321 lasted styles, that and the 1757 with the broad toe may work well.  The pics of the Macneil kind of surprised me - pretty sure if you were to quantitatively figure out which last had the narrowest toe box, it would pretty likely be the 97.

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Thank you very much, I really appreciate it.

Here's a website that also really helps.

https://www.hangerproject.com/

 

It's an affiliate of Styleforum. Click on "Shoe Care" and click the material that your shoe is made out of. You can find guides to brushing and conditioning your shoes on there, and find numerous products that can assist you in making sure your shoes look as brand new as possible, heck, maybe even better.

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Originally Posted by Lmrjfud View Post

Are any of the AE boots such as the First Aves designed for warmth as well as aesthetics?
Last winter, there was a shearling-lined First Avenue. I'm not sure if they're selling it right now.
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Originally Posted by firefit View Post

Here's a website that also really helps.
https://www.hangerproject.com/

It's an affiliate of Styleforum. Click on "Shoe Care" and click the material that your shoe is made out of. You can find guides to brushing and conditioning your shoes on there, and find numerous products that can assist you in making sure your shoes look as brand new as possible, heck, maybe even better.

Added to my bookmarks. I plan on setting out some time this weekend to practice
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post
 


Hey Elvis - sorry if I lost the bubble, but what did you wind up getting?  I was going to say, there's quite an influx of 2321 lasted styles, that and the 1757 with the broad toe may work well.  The pics of the Macneil kind of surprised me - pretty sure if you were to quantitatively figure out which last had the narrowest toe box, it would pretty likely be the 97.

I got the Cordovan MacNeil's. I had worn them, and to be quite honest the fit isn't really all that bad. It isn't too tight. It's just quite snug, that's all. However, I'll be wearing thin socks with them so that might just help it. 

As for brushing and conditioning, what do you think? I was thinking of investing in Kirby's hanger project cordovan shoe cream polish, and just buffing it afterwards. And of course, brushing it after every wear.

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I guess I should also preface my BR love with they have two buttons on the cuff which are perfect for my t-rex arms.  I'm certain I'd be team J Crew if they had the same two button cuff shirts.  And their new Fulton skinny stretch (never in my life would I dream of wearing anything marked "skinny") chinos fit me perfect.  The slimmest pants I owned prior were my Levi 511's, but the Fulton with the stretch are a dream.  

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I  tried the black Brisbane a bunch of times - 1st & 2nd quality.  Length I definitely agree is on par with the 555 (the 114 is really short, I think it's more than that).  the toe box is gi-normous, which I didn't really care about.  But the thing that concerned me is that the heel just felt way oversized to me.  Like if I didn't lace it just right and fill it with my heaviest socks, I'd be rubbing up my ankles like crazy.  I think the woven ones like yours were the best but just couldn't get myself to pull the trigger.  I had a pair of the Sojourner that absolutely obliterated my ankles and didn't want a repeat experience.
Sometimes I wonder if the fit experience of people on the extremes of the size continuum are the same. For example, does the length of the 511 seem short to me (size 13) AND also short to someone wearing a smaller size? Or does the heel on a particular last feel wide in all sizes?
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Truebalance is pretty generously wide.  My Brannock is a 11.75 and the wide end of D.  an 11.5 D Truebalance is great for me - not swimmy but generous.  I'm an 11.5D in the 65-last and 201-last, and a 12D in 7-last.

I also have a fairly high instep, and have zero issues with that on Truebalance (or Barrie for that matter - same sizing with less extra room - the perfect fit for me).

Hope that helps!

Thank you! That was very helpful. I am very interested in the Indy boot and need to figure out my size. I am 8.5C on brannock, and usually go with 8D on 65 and 9B on 201 and 511. Probabely 8.5C in the latter two would be ideal, but they don't seem to have the styles that I want in that size.
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Thank you! That was very helpful. I am very interested in the Indy boot and need to figure out my size. I am 8.5C on brannock, and usually go with 8D on 65 and 9B on 201 and 511. Probabely 8.5C in the latter two would be ideal, but they don't seem to have the styles that I want in that size.

 

Hmmm... that is a tough last to be narrow in.  I'd hop over the the Alden thread - some great resources there.  As an 8.5C Brannock my guess would be a 8C in TB.  

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Thanks for the info on the boots. I will keep an eye out for the lined styles when they come out.
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