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Not sure if this works well, but I'm trying new laces.   Hot as hell today.

 


Edited by Lobster33 - 9/27/16 at 1:29pm
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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post

So, you are out shopping at the local Nordstrom Rack for a bargain on some AE shoes and upon returning home find your wife has flipped out and set fire to your closet. You only have time to rush in to said smoke filled closet and rescue two pairs, consigning the remainder to the flames of marital discord. Which two do you save? There is no correct answer as everyone has different shoes and needs. For me, it would be a black shell LWB and #8 PTB.

 

Wait, nobody else keeps their AEs in a fireproof safe?!? Huh...

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Originally Posted by matthewisch View Post
 

I'm looking to pick up the First Avenue (201) and the Dundee (511), can I get a recommendation for sizing based on the below?

 

My brannock is 9.5D, but the only AE I own are both Strands, Walnut in 9EEE and Bourbon in 9E. Of the two, the 9EEE are the easiest to wear, the 9E are snug/fine but that v-gap, otherwise no slipping or tight spots in either. Before I settled on 9's, I did try 9.5 but it was too long and I think I'd have ended up with some nasty toe creasing. Fwiw, there's enough room at the front of both 9's, that I'd consider dropping to a 8.5EEE on the next 65 last purchase.

 

Wearing the 9E Bourbons today.  \:D/

 

@matthewisch - keep in mind the 201 and 511 fit shorter and slightly wider than the 65. And you will likely experience better closure on both, certainly the 201, than a comparable Strand. I doubt dropping down to 8.5EEE would work, though every foot is different. If it helps, I'd say most people either take the 201/511 in the same as 65 (especially if this matches your brannock measurement) or go up a length and down a width (to get closer to their brannock) 

 

Edit: Welcome to the forum! Also, @Neo1 put together a nice AE fit guide that is definitely worth perusing.

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Hey Higgins Mill owners, I have a question for you.

I don't treat my Long Brach CXL boots with anything. I just condition them periodically with leather lotion and occasionally add some saddle soap. Never had any issues with anything water related.

I'm assuming the Higgins Mill CXL is the same sort of process, although I'm probably not going to go the saddle soap route on these, considering AE doesn't recommend it on their product care page. However, there's the issue of the suede tongue. Now, most of the tongue is covered with laces and the lace stay/eyelets. Additionally, my pant leg is covering the majority of it. I would assume that the suede is mostly protected from the elements. But, I've made bad assumptions in the past. Are any of you treating the suede with any kind of protectant with winter coming up? I'm a total suede noob, so I'm not sure if there's anything I need to do to it moving forward.

Holla back, yo.

I just use AE Leather Lotion on my Higgins Mills. I don't worry about the tongue - it's the tongue and will get creased up by the laces. If you feel you need to do something to the tongue, I use AE spray waterproofer for suede on my suede shoes.

Chris
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I just use AE Leather Lotion on my Higgins Mills. I don't worry about the tongue - it's the tongue and will get creased up by the laces. If you feel you need to do something to the tongue, I use AE spray waterproofer for suede on my suede shoes.

Chris

 

I use Saphir Greasy Leather Cream.  It has a neatsfoot base, and it designed for oily leather like Chromexcel.  I don't use anything else on Chromexcel.  I'm pretty much a Saphir convert and will only use Allen Edmonds shoe polish products if I'm looking for an exact color match.  Saphir Renovateur is the best thing since sliced bread.. as pricey as it is.

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I use Saphir Greasy Leather Cream.  It has a neatsfoot base, and it designed for oily leather like Chromexcel.  I don't use anything else on Chromexcel.  I'm pretty much a Saphir convert and will only use Allen Edmonds shoe polish products if I'm looking for an exact color match.  Saphir Renovateur is the best thing since sliced bread.. as pricey as it is.

 

Yeah, I'm probably going to be going the Saphir route once I get through all the AE Leather Lotion and Conditioner Cleaner I currently have. Heard way too much good things about it to not spend the extra money on Saphir. 

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Originally Posted by matthewisch View Post
 

I'm looking to pick up the First Avenue (201) and the Dundee (511), can I get a recommendation for sizing based on the below?

 

My brannock is 9.5D, but the only AE I own are both Strands, Walnut in 9EEE and Bourbon in 9E. Of the two, the 9EEE are the easiest to wear, the 9E are snug/fine but that v-gap, otherwise no slipping or tight spots in either. Before I settled on 9's, I did try 9.5 but it was too long and I think I'd have ended up with some nasty toe creasing. Fwiw, there's enough room at the front of both 9's, that I'd consider dropping to a 8.5EEE on the next 65 last purchase.

 

Wearing the 9E Bourbons today.  \:D/

My Brannock is 8E. For balmorals on the 65 last. I can wear 8E but it is a bit long as well as tight across the ball of my foot, 7.5EE works much better for me.

 

For the First Ave, I'm swimming in 8E, I would go down half a size to 7.5E. For the Dundee I wear 8E.

 

Hope this helps!

 

That bourbon color is gorgeous by the way :nodding:

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Originally Posted by middlepP (Click to show)

@matthewisch - keep in mind the 201 and 511 fit shorter and slightly wider than the 65. And you will likely experience better closure on both, certainly the 201, than a comparable Strand. I doubt dropping down to 8.5EEE would work, though every foot is different. If it helps, I'd say most people either take the 201/511 in the same as 65 (especially if this matches your brannock measurement) or go up a length and down a width (to get closer to their brannock) .

 

Edit: Welcome to the forum! Also, @Neo1 put together a nice AE fit guide that is definitely worth perusing.

 

@middlepP, Found the guide by @Neo1, good stuff, ty: http://www.styleforum.net/a/allen-edmonds-fit-sizing-help

 

:fonz:

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So wh
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lol, now I'm going to think of that when I see the color.  Thanks.  

To be serious, bourbon varies a lot.  Check out Orange Fury's Strands to see perfect bourbon.  I think it's a really nice color when its done right, but it can look weird when its off.  It's less forgiving than other colors like walnut and oxblood.

So what do you think of this pair?
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So wh
So what do you think of this pair?

On the better side of bourbon.  They look somewhat similar to my Carlyles.  I think darker bourbon looks better on the plain toes / cap toes, but light works better on the Strands and McAs. 

 

perfect bourbon:

 

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If you know your size, I would call the Hickey
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Originally Posted by St Hubbins View Post

Question unrelated to shoes. I realize there may be a more appropriate thread for this question, but I have come to trust your opinions regarding matters of taste. I need a suit. I have a wedding to attend in November, and the only suit that sort of fits is about fifteen years old and looks it. It's a three button number in dark charcoal that I picked up while on my honeymoon. While I may someday attempt to have it tailored to fit even better, I should probably pick something more timeless in appearance. My thought is to get something in navy. Besides this and other weddings, it will probably be used for any interviews that I may have in my future. Now for the questions. Are the Brooks Brothers 1818 suits any good? There's a 40% off sale that brings them to between $700-800 which is probably about the upper end of my budget. Additionally, are there other purveyors of suits in the same general price range that I should be considering? Cheaper would be better, but I don't want junk.

For reference, this is one I am considering:

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Regent-Fit-Bird%27s-Eye-1818-Suit/MK00695,default,pd.html

Now, let the opinions fly! Thanks in advance. If u know your size and fit preferences, I would talk to the folks at the Hickey Freeman factory outlet in Rochester. They are wonderful to work with. Prices approx 55 pct of retail, give or take.
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If you know your size, I would call the Hickey
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Originally Posted by St Hubbins View Post

Question unrelated to shoes. I realize there may be a more appropriate thread for this question, but I have come to trust your opinions regarding matters of taste. I need a suit. I have a wedding to attend in November, and the only suit that sort of fits is about fifteen years old and looks it. It's a three button number in dark charcoal that I picked up while on my honeymoon. While I may someday attempt to have it tailored to fit even better, I should probably pick something more timeless in appearance. My thought is to get something in navy. Besides this and other weddings, it will probably be used for any interviews that I may have in my future. Now for the questions. Are the Brooks Brothers 1818 suits any good? There's a 40% off sale that brings them to between $700-800 which is probably about the upper end of my budget. Additionally, are there other purveyors of suits in the same general price range that I should be considering? Cheaper would be better, but I don't want junk.

For reference, this is one I am considering:

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Regent-Fit-Bird%27s-Eye-1818-Suit/MK00695,default,pd.html

Now, let the opinions fly! Thanks in advance. If u know your size and fit preferences, I would talk to the folks at the Hickey Freeman factory outlet in Rochester. They are wonderful to work with. Prices approx 55 pct of retail, give or take.
whoops. I'd call the HF factory store in Rochester. Wonderful to work with. About half of retail. Give or take.
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On the better side of bourbon.  They look somewhat similar to my Carlyles.  I think darker bourbon looks better on the plain toes / cap toes, but light works better on the Strands and McAs. 

perfect bourbon:



Thanks!
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whoops. I'd call the HF factory store in Rochester. Wonderful to work with. About half of retail. Give or take.

Oh no, my poor wallet. I live in Rochester and I need a suit and some jackets. I'm scared.

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Anyone know the last of the old AE Tresana Seven's? 

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