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Thanks Gabru- I called up the store here and they weren't aware of any upcoming shows. They proceeded to talk to me about custom options and reiterated that the only thing you can't change is the leather. Is this just at a Chicago location or an independent retailer? Im obviously out of this loop
The only thing you CAN'T change is the leather?
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Switched it up for tonight. Patriots (shout out to Tom Brady)
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How does sizing of the Long Branch compare to the 65 last? I'm an 8D in 65, but know I'll be wearing slightly thicker socks in the long branch. I don't typically like ultra thick socks, even in boots and it doesn't get that cold in Seattle even in the winter.

 

In my case I am a 12D or 11.5E on the 65 last. My Long Branches are both 12D, though I have never tried on an 11.5E for comparison. There is certainly more volume in the Long Branch fit, but that works well for me. I tend to wear thin socks in most of my shoes/boots, so the extra volume lets me dial in the fit with inserts of various thickness. Alternatively, I could wear thicker socks (not really thick, but like athletic sock thickness) and forego the inserts altogether. So after saying all that, I'd say you'd be just about right with an 8D in the Long Branch. 

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I'm trying to decide what pair I want to pick up from the sale. Right now I have: The Harrison (Black), McAllister (Merlot), McTavish (Not sure what the official color is, but it's a dark reddish-brown), and just ordered a pair of Cavanaugh in Oxblood. I'm really leaning towards a pair of Walnut Dalton. Anything else, I'd be looking at sub-$300. Any suggestions?

 

Seems like you could use a walnut in something, as well as a boot. Might as well kill two birds with one stone and grab the Daltons in walnut. 

 

I, personally, have a pair of oxblood Daltons inbound. Can't wait to get them. 

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I was just thinking the same thing! I've never seen the LaSalle in person, but, at $157, I've been tempted to give their seconds a shot. Your photos make them look less "pointy" than the stock photos Allen Edmonds uses.

I'm also considering a snuff suede Cavanaugh. From the description of the last, it seems as if they would have more room in the toe box than a similarly-sized McGraw? Also, why does the Cavanaugh cost so much less than Allen Edmonds's other loafers? They're not made in the DR. Are they made from lesser materials?

 

I think the Lasalle is a great choice if:

 

1.  You don't mind that they are more formal and therefore less flexible.

2.  You don't mind the poron insole makes them warmer, but some people don't mind that.  Out here in California, I sometimes pass on my poron shoes when it's hot.

 

What's interesting about the Lasalle is that it's the only 108 last shoe that slightly hurts my toes when flexed If I wear thin dress socks.  Switching to slightly thicker dress socks has solved this problem.  The shoe runs true to size, but the heel is slightly larger than the Carlyle, which I like.  

 

I love my Lasalles, but I think one of the reasons I've grown to love the cap toe and plain toe design is because it is more flexible to my wardrobe.  Some will disagree with me, but I just find split-toe and mock-toe designs to be more dressy.

 

No experience with the Cavanaugh.

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Today's beautiful fall weather called for the loden Dundees. I still can't decide whether or not I prefer these to my HMs.

 

 

 

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The only thing you CAN'T change is the leather?

The entire thing didn't make much sense. I asked about MTO and if that was still going on at all and he went on about changing soles and size but not the leather. Either way, no word of any shows in the future. I'm going to call the main number tomorrow to try and find out more.
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Ok picked these up from the Shoe Bank after the announcement of the Dundee Discontinuation in Shell.  One shoe has a tear or gouge in the leather.  Is this a deal breaker?  Can this be fixed?

 

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Some of you remember my post about these McNeils.  Although I am not impressed I am however impressed with Club Monaco's Customer Service.  They offered to reduce the price to $295 if I wanted to keep them.  I've got a decision to make...

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes, I bought a pair of Cordovan McNeils on that sale.  They came all damaged with a box that had scotch tape wrapped over it.  Not impressed with Club Monaco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


They look like AE seconds to me...what do you think?

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Ok picked these up from the Shoe Bank after the announcement of the Dundee Discontinuation in Shell.  One shoe has a tear or gouge in the leather.  Is this a deal breaker?  Can this be fixed?

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I'd pass, this will always bother me even if it doesn't get worse...

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I'd pass, this will always bother me even if it doesn't get worse...


I wondered about that as well.  It's a significant imperfection. 

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I, too, have struggled to find loafers that fit.  Once, when I was at an Allen Edmonds store to buy a pair of Strands, I tried on a Lake Bluff just for the sake of trying it on, and it worked pretty well for me in a 14D, which is unusual, because I don't have any other shoes in that size.  The Cavanaugh is constructed on the same last, but people seem to have a problem with it.  I don't hear of people having problems with the Lake Bluff, but could that just be because its a less popular model in general?

 

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I have the navy suede cavanaugh, and it's worn the least out of my AE's (I've only worn them once). Once cooler weather rolls around I'll probably wear them more often with cords, but they just seem kind of blobby to me, compared to my brown calf Cavanaughs. They also have a bit of heel slip to them, but I think that might be due to the sole needing to break in more.

That said, I'm a huge fan of the cavanaugh as a shoe. Many here don't like it because it doesn't seem to fit a lot of people, but it fits me perfectly. I bought mine after multiple failed attempts to get the Patriot to work (which is the only shoe that has not fit me, regardless of size and width).
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The Lake Bluff is not built on the same last as the Cavanaugh.
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I'm with you.  I can't find a loafer to fit period.  I've tried the Lake Forest, Cavanaugh and the Grayson.  Nothing works.  My only one that fits is the Sea Island.

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The lake bluff is on the 2042, the Cavanaugh is on the 114- my understanding is the 2042 is sleeker than the 114. That said, the Concord Ave (which is also on the 114) doesn't fit me at all in my usual 10.5D. The Patriot (the 606 last) wouldn't fit me in a single width or length, where the Grayson and Ascher (the 97 and 2042, respectively) both fit me wonderfully.

Point being- its a case by case thing. Loafer fit is difficult though- with laces there's at least some amount of variance.
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