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post #10921 of 17533
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

@middlepP Could it be an smu Neumora? Pep would know.

Agree about the comment on what runs large - the Gobi and any of the Brisbane / cheetah come to mind. And definitely the firenze.

Neuromas (freudian slip becayse I was just diagnosed with one) have the square toe of the 333 last. It could just be an MTO.
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Originally Posted by cc808314 View Post

Sorry for non-AE post. I have a question for those that have shoes on Alden Trubalance last. How does it compare (length and width) to some of the commen AE lasts such as 65, 511, 201, etc?

Thank you

I take the same length in all of those last's. As others have said, TB is quite wide in the forefoot and toebox. For reference, I wear a 10.5 EEE in all AE lasts, and a 10.5 E in TruBalance. A word of caution, though. TB is so comfortable and orthopedic ally designed that it has kind of ruined my AE boots for me. None of them come anywhere close to the comfort of my Indy boots. Either do my Barrie last Aldens, for that matter. Closest contender is Vass Peter 2 last.

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Do these Cordovan Macneil's seem dry by chance? Or does the polish look like it was caked on? If you look closely at the second picture, you can sort of see little flakes of dried polish. Should a good brushing fix this? Thanks y'all. I just got these used and they were already re-conditioned.

They loom dry AF to my eyes. Give them a good buffing to see if you can express some fats and raise a shine. If not, then break out ye conditioner. This site swears by Bick4, although Kexol will do fine as well.
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Originally Posted by Lmrjfud View Post

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.

The shearling First Ave in country grain is your best bet. That or fork over the 1400 for some Edward Green Galways in country calf.
post #10922 of 17533
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Neuromas (freudian slip becayse I was just diagnosed with one) have the square toe of the 333 last. It could just be an MTO.
I take the same length in all of those last's. As others have said, TB is quite wide in the forefoot and toebox. For reference, I wear a 10.5 EEE in all AE lasts, and a 10.5 E in TruBalance. A word of caution, though. TB is so comfortable and orthopedic ally designed that it has kind of ruined my AE boots for me. None of them come anywhere close to the comfort of my Indy boots. Either do my Barrie last Aldens, for that matter. Closest contender is Vass Peter 2 last.
They loom dry AF to my eyes. Give them a good buffing to see if you can express some fats and raise a shine. If not, then break out ye conditioner. This site swears by Bick4, although Kexol will do fine as well.
The shearling First Ave in country grain is your best bet. That or fork over the 1400 for some Edward Green Galways in country calf.

 

Could you link me to the bick4 conditioner that is for cordovan colored cordovan leather? I thought Saphir renovateur would work magic though. Thanks!


Edited by firefit - 8/19/16 at 8:21pm
post #10923 of 17533
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

The shearling First Ave in country grain is your best bet. That or fork over the 1400 for some Edward Green Galways in country calf.
Thanks. Sounds like a plan.
The boys shooting the Krieghoffs can afford those Galways. Not me.
post #10924 of 17533
So I've asked for opinions on a few things lately as I'm trying to decide what my next AE purchase will be so I'm taking a poll. I'm really debating between a MTO Dalton with a mini-lug sole or the Cornwallis (Dark Chili for both). Here is my current 'inventory':

Park Ave - Black
Strand - Midnight Navy
Strand - Bourbon
McAllister - Merlot
McAllister - Walnut (Dainite sole)
McAllister - Dark Brown Burnished
McAllister - Bourbon
McGregor - Bitter Chocolate Suede
Delray - Chili
Neumok - Brown Distressed
Strandmok 2.0 - Grey Suede
J&M Morrel - Grey Suede
J&M Hannigan Captoe - Tan Brush Off

What do you gentlemen think?
post #10925 of 17533
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post
 


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.


LOL!  I like the exotic stuff.  I have a pair of Anderson Bean in Ostrich. I think my fav of the new stuff so far is the Liverpool.  I keep putting it on and just admiring it and the way it fits.  It to me is a very sharp looking boot and I like Chelseas.  These really hug your foot.  As for the Neumok it like my Normandy is sitting on the shelf for now.  I have a bunch of casual shoes but not too many Allen Edmonds ones.  Most of my casual stuff is Cole Haan Zero Grand.  I have a Brisbane, Neumok blue and Strandmok 2.0 Adriatic and the Baton Rouge in blue and orange.  The rest are dress shoes.  Since I wear a suit everyday I need a refined shoe.  I just picked up the 5th Street boot and like it.  I wonder about the Cordovan Dalton for winter but I am not sure you could wear it with a suit. 

post #10926 of 17533
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Originally Posted by amphillips79 View Post

So I've asked for opinions on a few things lately as I'm trying to decide what my next AE purchase will be so I'm taking a poll. I'm really debating between a MTO Dalton with a mini-lug sole or the Cornwallis (Dark Chili for both). Here is my current 'inventory':

Park Ave - Black
Strand - Midnight Navy
Strand - Bourbon
McAllister - Merlot
McAllister - Walnut (Dainite sole)
McAllister - Dark Brown Burnished
McAllister - Bourbon
McGregor - Bitter Chocolate Suede
Delray - Chili
Neumok - Brown Distressed
Strandmok 2.0 - Grey Suede
J&M Morrel - Grey Suede
J&M Hannigan Captoe - Tan Brush Off

What do you gentlemen think?

 

 

Edit:  Oh God, I'm a moron.  I read your post wrong.   I guess I lost my brain this week.

 

I suggest Carlyle, Leeds, or Oak Street.


Edited by Lobster33 - 8/19/16 at 8:47pm
post #10927 of 17533
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post
 


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.


Oddly enough I have the walnut Brisbane and to me the toe box is small.  I like that I can remove the insole and it gives more room.  Maybe I should have gotten a 13 in it. 

post #10928 of 17533
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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post

I've been eyeing a pair of Rush Streets at the shoe bank in golden brown cxl, my size and for $137 for the past month. I'm not sure if I should get them because I already bought a lot of shoes lately. But I also remember a few months back when I thought about buying a pair of McTavish shoes in cognac at the shoe bank for $137 as well and I thought about it to long and they were gone fast lol. Decisions, decisions 😕...


I like the Rush Street.  There were a few on eBay the other day and I almost pulled the trigger but I felt it was too much like a Strand or my Acorn Hilfire Neumok.  I regret not buying this shoe in blue when I had a chance.  It went to clearance and poof it was gone before I had a chance to get it.  Still regret that. 

post #10929 of 17533
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Originally Posted by SLCRich View Post

Non shoe related...where do you shop for clothes? Mall or MTM or (jealous if so) bespoke? I'm trying to expand my knowledge on clothing in general. I pretty much destroyed Banana Republic on their last few 50% off sales and I'm happy with it BUT there's always something slightly off on the fit with off the rack clothing for me. So gentleman, school me please
Spoopoker. Balearic1 on eBay. Great selection of sizes and brands, much of it NWT. He gives a lot of measurements, so you can really dial in fit (or at least know what alterations you're going to need).
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

The SM had on a pair of SMU 1st Aves in buffalo. 
Now I want to know why AE was holding out on us; we would have seen some sick make ups during the MTO glory days if that was common knowledge!
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Originally Posted by Lmrjfud View Post

The boys shooting the Krieghoffs can afford those Galways. Not me.
I keep almost pulling the plug on some Galways from Westley Richards, since they somehow have them several hundred dollars cheaper than everyone else. Then I remember that I want to stay married.
post #10930 of 17533
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

 

From that list, seems you've got McAllister on your mind.  I say go for one of those.  I don't know what you already own, so I can't suggest anything to balance out your collection.  


Glad to see I am not the only one that has multiples of the same style!  All my friends say I am crazy not to have more variety.  I have a Midnight Strand, Bourbon Strand, Merlot Strand and 5 or 6 Neumoks.  I don't own a McAlister but I have a Merlot pair in my study I am thinking about.  Again, I think I have gone a bit Merlot crazy.  Maybe I should stop with the Park Avenue and the Strand.  I have a decision to make, sitting in the floor in my study is a Merlot: McAlister, Randolph too.  Maybe that is too much.  Then I look at the Liverpool beside it and think I'd rather have one of these as both of the others!  LOL.

post #10931 of 17533
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Originally Posted by amphillips79 View Post

So I've asked for opinions on a few things lately as I'm trying to decide what my next AE purchase will be so I'm taking a poll. I'm really debating between a MTO Dalton with a mini-lug sole or the Cornwallis (Dark Chili for both). Here is my current 'inventory':

Park Ave - Black
Strand - Midnight Navy
Strand - Bourbon
McAllister - Merlot
McAllister - Walnut (Dainite sole)
McAllister - Dark Brown Burnished
McAllister - Bourbon
McGregor - Bitter Chocolate Suede
Delray - Chili
Neumok - Brown Distressed
Strandmok 2.0 - Grey Suede
J&M Morrel - Grey Suede
J&M Hannigan Captoe - Tan Brush Off

What do you gentlemen think?
Dalton!
post #10932 of 17533
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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


What is the shearling? 

post #10933 of 17533
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post


Dalton!


Dalton is nice.  Do you have mostly casual dress or business dress?

post #10934 of 17533
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Originally Posted by TexasTexter View Post
 


What is the shearling? 

 Fuzzy lambskin lined I believe...

post #10935 of 17533
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Originally Posted by SLCRich View Post
 

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 like Brooks Brothers and Nordstroms and sometimes Dillards.

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