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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post

So some of you have been asking how you can get the discount using your Amex card's points.  Here's what you need to do:

1. check your Amex points and see how much money you have available.
2. Find the shoes you want.
3. Go to the AE store (this will not work online) and ask to split the bill between the Amex and another card (or cash).
4. Very important: make sure the amount you pay on the Amex is not more than your total points, or this will not work. 
5. Wait 2-3 business days for the payment to post to your Amex account, and  then apply the points.

Are you getting better than 1:1 when using points? If not, you can just convert the point to statement credit.
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@middlepP"Is a brown Dundee too casual of a workhorse travel option when paired with trouser/coat combo or even suit minus the tie? If so, what other options should I look at?"

Yes, I think the Dundee would be a little too casual for what you've described. Have you considered a dark wingtip? The RLxAE Sanderson, if you could find one, could work. How about a burg shell Grayson?

BTW, I'll admit I don't get the "suit without a tie" thing. But if it is a normal business suit, tie or not, a split welt, bulbous chukka boot is too casual in my view.
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Nordstrom Rack Sea Islands showed up today...I love the way they look and how the suede feels but they are a bit too wide. I wear a 10E so I ordered the 10EEE and the heel slips. Any suggestions or should they just be a return? 

 

I'll snap some pics of the fit but I'm exhausted and about to get some rest so it will have to wait. 

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I just got my Strandmoks in tan leather and one thing I noticed is that they feel a bit more loose than my other 5 last shoes. It should be the right fit because I also have the Park Ave, Fifth Ave, Strand and McAllister and those feel great. Why would the Strandmok feel more lose if it's on the same last? Is it probably because the different leather? I'm a bit confused..
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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post

I just got my Strandmoks in tan leather and one thing I noticed is that they feel a bit more loose than my other 5 last shoes. It should be the right fit because I also have the Park Ave, Fifth Ave, Strand and McAllister and those feel great. Why would the Strandmok feel more lose if it's on the same last? Is it probably because the different leather? I'm a bit confused..


I return the navys strandmoks that i got because it was loose. its was due to it being unlined, thus making it thinner. saldly I was a EEE and the next width down was a E which wouldn't have work.

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Originally Posted by Gehenna View Post
 

Hey everybody. I am new to this forum as well. I posted a separate topic in the "Advice" board regarding sizing/fit differences between Allen Edmonds and Ferragamo shoes (particularly the Tramezza and Lavorazione Originale lines). From there, I got directed to this topic in order to pose my question. Would anybody be able to help me out?

Currently, I own two pairs of AEs (the Sixth Avenue last from Nordstrom rack in Dark Hickory Brown and the Clifton in Walnut/Tan). So far, I have been extremely pleased with these purchases. I purchased my first pair of AEs in my normal sneaker size (10 1/2) extra wide. While this size and shoe are comfortable for me, they felt a little bit big. So, I sized down with the Cliftons in 10D, and they seem to fit me perfectly.


I know that Ferragamo tends to run narrower in terms of width. However, from trying on their shoes at local department stores, they seem to run half-a-size/full-size bigger than AEs depending on the model. Would this sizing difference also be consistent for the Tramezza and Lavorazione Originale lines? How does the also fit compare to AE (since Ferragamo does seem to run narrower)? I was thinking about ordering a pair off of eBay eventually (specifically the Candido Wingtip or the Primo Oxford), and felt the need to ask since trying the Ferragamo brand on in person has lead to more questions than answers honestly. Any input would be appreciated! Thank you!

Also, let me go ahead and say this: although I have only started to develop my professional wardrobe and personal sense of style recently, I can definitely say that AEs have been the best show I have owned hands down. They work perfectly for my field of work (finance) and can be dressed down as well. The higher ups at my job also appreciate them, since they also have several pairs of AEs themselves :). They have been one of the best investments so far for a younger person who recently started their career. Now, I am going to read up as much as I can on maintaining them!

Thank you all in advance for your help.
 


I'm a size 6 EEE in ferragamo and a 7.5 EEE in allen edmonds. If your into ferragamos then I think you'll like the allen edmonds 5 last. But if you like the cliftons then you should check out the moras or the macneils.

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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

But if it is a normal business suit, tie or not, a split welt, bulbous chukka boot is too casual in my view.

 

Unless the blobby bulbous double soled split welted shoe is a longwing blucher, then it becomes a gunboat, an American classic suit shoe, a POWER shoe.  ;-)

 

I'll agree though on not wearing chukkas with a suit (and on not wearing suits without ties).

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Originally Posted by RTD1 View Post
 

 

Unless the blobby bulbous double soled split welted shoe is a longwing blucher, then it becomes a gunboat, an American classic suit shoe, a POWER shoe.  ;-)

 

I'll agree though on not wearing chukkas with a suit (and on not wearing suits without ties).

It depends.  Chukkas and longwings are to my thinking, autumn and winter shoes.  They are great with suits with texture like flannel and tweed, or other casual elements, like patch pockets.  Agreed that worsted suits in blue and grey call for oxfords, or a sleeker blucher (which AE annoyingly doesn't offer).

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Not worn with a suit (today)

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Originally Posted by RTD1 View Post

Unless the blobby bulbous double soled split welted shoe is a longwing blucher, then it becomes a gunboat, an American classic suit shoe, a POWER shoe.  ;-)

I'll agree though on not wearing chukkas with a suit (and on not wearing suits without ties).

Well, in my defense, I DID mention the Sanderson, which is a LWB and, RELATIVE TO AE standards, a somewhat sleeker gunboat (to the extent those aren't mutually exclusive).😎

I think given the poster's requirements as stated, some sort of dark wingtip, Oxford or otherwise, is a good way to bridge the gap.
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Wingtip Wednesday:
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One of these days I'll participate in Walnut Wednesday again, but my only pair of walnut shoes are my McClains, and I just haven't really been feeling them recently
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post
@middlepP"Is a brown Dundee too casual of a workhorse travel option when paired with trouser/coat combo or even suit minus the tie? If so, what other options should I look at?"

Yes, I think the Dundee would be a little too casual for what you've described. Have you considered a dark wingtip? The RLxAE Sanderson, if you could find one, could work. How about a burg shell Grayson?

BTW, I'll admit I don't get the "suit without a tie" thing. But if it is a normal business suit, tie or not, a split welt, bulbous chukka boot is too casual in my view.

 

Appreciate the feedback. A dark wingtip could work, though not as "fun" and perhaps doesn't dress down as much as I would like. Funny, dress loafers just don't do it for me. I love a casual loafer (addison, kirks), but just can't comprehend how loafers can be considered appropriately formal enough to pair with suits/coats/etc. I know it is an American staple, just seems contradictive to me.

 

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Originally Posted by RTD1 View Post

Unless the blobby bulbous double soled split welted shoe is a longwing blucher, then it becomes a gunboat, an American classic suit shoe, a POWER shoe.  ;-)

 

I'll agree though on not wearing chukkas with a suit (and on not wearing suits without ties).

 

Power shoe! I own a couple of LWB but almost always pair with denim. I'd put both the Bleeckers and Fifth Streets ahead of a LWB, in terms of formality and complimenting the look I am going for. Still undecided about the Dundee though. Perhaps I should try to make these 5ths work for travel and hold out for a natty or ruby Dundee with natural edge/welt.

 

As far as suits without a tie, I guess I lean on the other side of trad here. Plus the majority of the time it is coat/trousers or a casual leaning suit that can be mixed and match due to color, texture, extra path pocket, etc.

 

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Originally Posted by colco View Post
 

It depends.  Chukkas and longwings are to my thinking, autumn and winter shoes.  They are great with suits with texture like flannel and tweed, or other casual elements, like patch pockets.  Agreed that worsted suits in blue and grey call for oxfords, or a sleeker blucher (which AE annoyingly doesn't offer).

 

Agree 100% about the time of year, type of material, other casual elements. I feel many times even a casual leaning suit leaves me as the most formally dressed person in the room. (University setting, where you don't see many suits, let alone ties.)

 

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Originally Posted by Buster Brown View Post
I figure it's a wash from eye level and a little sprezzatura for anyone looking closer.

 

This is basically my exact thought. Looks nearly the same from eye-level but adds a little more interest when walking/sitting/crossing legs. Not sure I agree about getting away with chelseas with everything, despite living in Texas where many think one pair of cowboy boots (regardless of color) goes with everything, including suits.

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Wearing my $119 Shannon Drives again.

 

I got an update my Shelton 1.0 come on Thursday so they will most certainly be for Friday (assuming I like them and they fit good).

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Its wingtip Wednesday forum pals! Did I mention that I like long wings? Yeah, probably so and this week will be all LWB. So far it was Alden on Monday and vintage Hanover on Tuesday. Today is the 1990 Florsheim in #8 shell. One of my favorites. Seen here before, but hey, its what I'm wearing today. I am REALLY hoping the trunk show happens and that I can get a pair of MacNeils in whiskey, blue or some color other than black and #8.

 

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Madison Parks for Walnut Wingtip Wednesday.
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