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I have a sizing question. I don't have a store near me so it's hard to get fitted correctly. I measure an 8D but I have Strand size 7.5E that are a bit tight in the instep. I tried a Rogue 8D today at Dillard's and I was swimming in it. Could pull my foot out when tied. Should I got a 7.5D or E? I know the 201 is supposed to be better for high insteps. Also, I wanted to try an 8D in the Cornwallis but they didn't have one in Stock. How does the 1943 compare to the 65 or 201? I like the Dark Chili Charles Street but the smallest size is an 8D.
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Pretty nice day outside , should have gone for a walk. 

 

 

Just got a set of the Mcallister in Merlot on sale for $190 the other day since their discontinuing that color line. Having a little trouble with them though. Picked them up Thursday and put a coat of the conditioner/cleaner on them for the initial prep before waxing them. Then yesterday I started putting a basic shine one them and realized that I've got white dry cracks on the side of one shoe and on the top by the eyelets. Anyone got any suggestions? I put one coat of lotion on originally which I suppose might not be enough, but now that I've already put wax on I'm a bit loath to strip it off and recondition them with more since I was hoping to wear them later tonight while out with friends.

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I'll derail the clothes talk with more shoes (and no socks).
Off to watch the fights. Team Notorious tonight. If he wins I'll be halfway to a new pair of shoes, if he doesn't, well I don't want to talk about it...
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If you are fortunate to have an outlet mall near by, BR outlets will save you lots of money.  I've bought several slacks that would be $70 at the normal stores for $30.  
I just finished trying on a few pairs of BR slacks at our outlet. I thought that the lower leg was too skinny. It made my long legs look even longer.
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I had the exact same experience. The Rogue with blucher lace fits fine on the 201 past, so I ordered the Shelton. Same last but balmoral laced. Too tight and back it went.

I really do think it would've been fine after I settled into the footbed. My McTavishes were crazy tight when I got them, so much so I was shocked at how different they were compared to my Cambridge and Strand (both shell though). But they settled significantly enough for it to be a non-issue now. And they were the longest to break in with the double oak sole!!

I did notice with these too where they would eventually crease: across the shoe right below where the color changes. It worries me because every used black and burgundy Shelton looks awful there. Walnut seems to hold up better. Maybe the solution is to get a pair made up in shell. happy.gif
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You think that's bad, but I currently have 4 pair at work under my desk.  I plan to release them gradually over time.  But if my wife found out, well... 
LOL, yeah I thought we had reached the point of "don't buy any more shoes" but she's cool with it. I don't necessarily tell her when I'm buying something; the boxes just show up.
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I was just in ATL a couple weeks ago.  Buckhead is a nice area.  Wish I thought to see if there was an AE there.  It would have been nice to stop by there and check it out and try on some shoes.

Next time! It's in a little shop right behind the ol' Buckhead Theatre. It's crazy how much that area has been redeveloped.

BTW, a couple stores down from where we were in the mall was an H Stockton. I saw an Alden placard in the window, I didn't dare go in.
Edited by RichieP - 8/20/16 at 7:40pm
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Oh, and I had a good opportunity to shoe-watch at the mall. This is what I felt like:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3jveQCzNJcU

My Black Hills had to have been the best ones I saw walking around.
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Pretty nice day outside , should have gone for a walk. 


Just got a set of the Mcallister in Merlot on sale for $190 the other day since their discontinuing that color line. Having a little trouble with them though. Picked them up Thursday and put a coat of the conditioner/cleaner on them for the initial prep before waxing them. Then yesterday I started putting a basic shine one them and realized that I've got white dry cracks on the side of one shoe and on the top by the eyelets. Anyone got any suggestions? I put one coat of lotion on originally which I suppose might not be enough, but now that I've already put wax on I'm a bit loath to strip it off and recondition them with more since I was hoping to wear them later tonight while out with friends.





Personally I would brush the heck out of them and then throw the conditioner cleaner away. Something has changed either will the conditioner/cleaner or the newer finishes which do not seem to play nice together. The wax is likely causing the white marks. I find that brushing is usually sufficient unless you are going for a stronger shine. This is usually best reserved for the toe and heel areas and not where there is creasing from flexing.
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I picked up a pair of Strandmok 2.0 in suede in both blue and gray during the clearance sale. I love the way they look but will probably be sending them back because after trying them on its clothes I don't really think there's a place for them in my wardrobe. Will probably allocate the funds to the Academy when they go on sale.
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Just listed my merlot Park Aves on ebay and noticed something interesting.  There's no wear on both shoes in the very front of the soles.  I wonder if this is a sign that the shoe is a little too long.  

 

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I picked up a pair of Strandmok 2.0 in suede in both blue and gray during the clearance sale. I love the way they look but will probably be sending them back because after trying them on its clothes I don't really think there's a place for them in my wardrobe. Will probably allocate the funds to the Academy when they go on sale.


I bought them too!  I think the blue is very nice, It can be worn with shorts and a dark blue or light blue polo?

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Just listed my merlot Park Aves on ebay and noticed something interesting.  There's no wear on both shoes in the very front of the soles.  I wonder if this is a sign that the shoe is a little too long.  

 


Why are you selling them?  I have a pair myself. 

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So I was going through the shoes I have stacked up in my study trying to make a decision on what I really want to keep.  I noticed I have a few burgundy!  I must like that color.  But maybe too much.

 

Dalton Cordovan 

Cambridge Cordovan (still haven't returned because it sat in box)

Mcallister Merlot

Randolph Merlot

 

I had not realized until I got them out of the box and really sat them in the floor that the Dalton and Cambridge are very similar to the McAlister.  I think I should have gotten a black Cordovan something...my point is do you guys ever get hung up on one color?  This happens to me with my blue shoes.  

 

I already have a Merlot Strand and Merlot PA.

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I read about your discounts on Cordovan at the Palo Alto store.  Now the question is should I return the 2nd's Cordovan Daltons and get a 1st Quality?  There is like $37 difference in the price between them but there is the 6 weeks wait. 

 

What would you do?

 

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I guess my answer would depend on why the 2nds were 2nds.  I have a couple pairs from ShoeBank that are flawless as far as I can tell (and I've looked hard).

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my point is do you guys ever get hung up on one color?
You mean like oxblood? No, never...
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