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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.

 

Basically how they look. Going to take pictures above the leather soon.

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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.

What size do you wear? I still see some shearling lined First Aves on www.shoebank.com
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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

 

It depends on the shoe, the leather, how and where you wear them, etc.

 

Some universals as far as I'm concerned:

 

  • Brush often - I brush a bit before I put shoes on and pretty thoroughly after (to make sure I getting a day's worth of whatever off the shoes).  I also bag my shoes, but I'm crazy.
  • If the shoes are particularly dirty or just every once in a while, wipe the shoes with a slightly damp cloth and brush for a while.
  • Get a good horsehair brush for each color of polish/cream you use, and one for daily brushing.  I prefer 8" brushes to 6", and brushes that "flare" a bit on the ends.
  • Don't overdo it on conditioning - that applies both to how often you do it and how much you use when you are doing it.  Do it because the leather needs it - you should be able to see and feel it - not just because you've worn the shoes.
  • I polish some of my shoes, but rarely.  If I had more formal/dress shoes I'd probably do it more often.  Also something that shouldn't be overdone IMHO.

 

As far as resources, there are some great tutorials on the website of The Hanger Project.

 

My $0.02  

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BR does the job for me for the most part. However when I wear a BR shirt one day, then one of my Eton's the next, I despise myself for going the "cheap"right.  But I know what you mean about hating to buy high end stuff.  Hell I saw a pair of boxer briefs for $75 today.  The sad part is it made me try to justify the price...

 

I mostly shop at outlet malls.  I go to Banana Republic, Gap, wherever has the non-logo, cheap shirts.  I will say that Banana Republics shirts are not built to last.   I usually find Old Navy too casual and bright, but sometimes I find something there that I like.  J Crew is nice, but usually too expensive.  Funny that I say that after all the AE shoes I bought this last year.   But with AE shoes, I know they will last at least 10 years.

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@M635Guy thank you very much. That really does help. I appreciate your input (much more than just two cents haha)
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Nice pair of AE's on the SF Buy and Sell section.  Custom Shell Townley's with Independence touches.  Naturally not my size.

 

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/527826/bnib-allen-edmonds-cigar-shell-cordovan-townley-9d-gmto-rare

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SLCRich,

For chinos/trousers I tend to shop at Brooks Brothers or Land's End depends on their sales.

As for the shirts. I bounce around BR, Land's end, BB, J Crew, Target's for those merino henleys, and etc.

 

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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.

 

If you want to save a few bucks, you might consider the new Higgins Mill boot.  Not a moc toe like the Indy, but availble in natty and brown CXL and lots of widths from AE.  I love my natty CXL Indys, but I briefly tried on the Higgns Mill the other day when I was in SF and it looked/felt great.  For me it fit true-to-size as a 12 (I wear 11.5 in the 65- and 201- lasts) and was a more normal D-width than the TrueBalance.  More like the Barrie last IMHO.

 

The Higgins Mill also had a suede tongue which I thought was a really cool touch. 

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Opinions on the fit?

They aren't that tight, just quite snug, that's all.

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Were these purchased new? From AE? When I think of AE shoes that run large, the Clarks are not one I immediately think about. (That's reserved for models on the 809 like the Gobi.)

 

I wanted to properly show you the difference.  To compare, I have a picture of my Lasalles and Clark Streets.  Both are 8 D, but you can see, the Clark is much more generous in the heel.  I'm wearing my thin dress socks here.

 

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Originally Posted by RichieP View Post

What size do you wear? I still see some shearling lined First Aves on www.shoebank.com
I wear 9EEE for most AE shoes.
I am looking for a boot that I can wear for sporting clay shoots this winter. We compete against some clubs which require fairly traditional formal shooting attire.
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Originally Posted by RichieP View Post

What size do you wear? I still see some shearling lined First Aves on www.shoebank.com
I wear 9EEE for most AE shoes.
I am looking for a boot that I can wear for sporting clay shoots this winter. We compete against some clubs which require fairly traditional formal shooting attire.

Common on, tell the truth. You aren't going to shoot clay pigeons, you will actually say, "Be vewy, vewy quite, I'm hunting wabbits."

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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

If you want to save a few bucks, you might consider the new Higgins Mill boot.  Not a moc toe like the Indy, but availble in natty and brown CXL and lots of widths from AE.  I love my natty CXL Indys, but I briefly tried on the Higgns Mill the other day when I was in SF and it looked/felt great.  For me it fit true-to-size as a 12 (I wear 11.5 in the 65- and 201- lasts) and was a more normal D-width than the TrueBalance.  More like the Barrie last IMHO.

The Higgins Mill also had a suede tongue which I thought was a really cool touch. 

Thanks. I stopped by the store today to check out the new styles. I was very impressed with the Higgins Mill in brown and natural CXL. Next time I will try them on.
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Common on, tell the truth. You aren't going to shoot clay pigeons, you will actually say, "Be vewy, vewy quite, I'm hunting wabbits."
Next thing I'm looking for is the big a$$ hat... 😀
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Some idle eBay browsing...

First up: the Day Tripper @Neo1 this one has your name all over it, buddy!

Next up: the Wendell. Yes, you are seeing that right - perfed bicycle toes!
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