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It's been a long week. Time to kick back and watch some football.


Edited by Count de Monet - 10/14/16 at 10:29pm
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As far as I can recall, AE hasn't offered any sockliner in some time. If it's included (like in defunct models like Amok and Regent Street, it's almost always a half sockliner. Many fine makers like Alden and Carmina use half sockliners.

But the Strand, Park Ave, McTavish, Dundees, MacNeils, Daltons, etc etc that I've owned only have the bare insole. No sockliner.

Nice that they are starting to include the half sockliner and heel pad. I always requested that on all my MTOs back in the day. One time they put in a full sockliner by mistake, and it changed the fit drastically. I had to flip the shoe.


You just made me go back and check all my shoes.

My HM, Gobi, Cronmok, Strandmok, Freiburg, Larchmont, and Dundee 2.0 all have/had full length sockliners.

My First Ave, Mora 2.0, and Carlyle all, I've just realized, have no sockliners.

These are all shoes that I've bought since May 2015.

I guess that fact that I never really noticed the absence in the shoes that didn't have them, is what made the half-sock in the Wash Squares stand out to me. If there had been no sockliner I probably would not have realized it.

 

Anyway after briefly trying the Wash Squares on around on my carpet, there's some toebox creasing starting to happen near the front of the right shoe that I'm not a fan of. Still not sure I want to keep this pair. I wish AE would use longer and/or stronger toe puffs.

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How have you guys found the fit on the Cavanaugh? Most of my AEs are on the 65 and 201 lasts, and I have zero experience with AE loafers.


Edited by ClearlyChaotic - 10/14/16 at 10:57pm
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What is a sockliner in terms of AE shoes?  

 

Also, does anyone know what that thing is called inside the Leeds shoes on the inside of the shoe that supports the bottom arch of your foot?  I don't know what it's called, but I wish they included it in more shoes.

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Burgundy shell Higgins Mill, very cool.

 

Twas a great decision to go with flat welt.  Beautiful and...bet that launches a few orders like it.

 
See, for me, I think the existing welt is a great look on the Higgins Mill. I would have left it as is with the shell.

I'll say it again, the Higgins Mill is awesome. Glad I wore mine today. They look great even under crappy fluorescent light on top of ugly, corporate carpet.
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I agree in work-boot mode, especially if I'm wearing it in any kind of rougher duty/wet conditions.  Currently waiting on a CXL pair with a black reverse welt+heavy lug sole.  

 

His shell version showcases the material a bit more, shows a little more shell around the bottom curve. I like that.

It is good to see the choice we have.  A bit Like the Dalton/Long Branch difference, the Dalton looks more sleek, from the same last, flat welt is 1 contributing factor.

 

AE should add that HM in shell immediately to their website.  At RDA price, lol, JSO1's picture would sell a few here.  1 large pair for sure.

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You just made me go back and check all my shoes.
My HM, Gobi, Cronmok, Strandmok, Freiburg, Larchmont, and Dundee 2.0 all have/had full length sockliners.
My First Ave, Mora 2.0, and Carlyle all, I've just realized, have no sockliners.
These are all shoes that I've bought since May 2015.
I guess that fact that I never really noticed the absence in the shoes that didn't have them, is what made the half-sock in the Wash Squares stand out to me. If there had been no sockliner I probably would not have realized it.

Anyway after briefly trying the Wash Squares on around on my carpet, there's some toebox creasing starting to happen near the front of the right shoe that I'm not a fan of. Still not sure I want to keep this pair. I wish AE would use longer and/or stronger toe puffs.

Interesting. I don't own any of the above shoes. I thought the Dundee 2 had a poron insole.

Anyway, I like a half sockliner. Comfort without fit issues. For me, at least. smile.gif
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Question for you FBWs. Brooks Brothers sent me a 40% off a single item (I also have a $50 gift card to use.) Their Red Fleece line is excluded along with certain watches and shoes. With my combo above, a $500 item will be about 50% off, so that's where I'm looking. I'm eyeing something in cashmere or a coat/jacket for colder weather. I've heard some horror stories about cashmere but never owned something 100% cashmere. Thoughts? And of course my first question will be what shoes will this discount apply to so the sweater/coat thing could be tossed out the window very quickly...
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I own a few cashmere sweaters, but nothing like a jacket or coat, where sturdiness would be more important. My exoerience with cashmere is that it's literally like having a goat giving you a big warm hug. Absolutely recommended for those who have to walk around in very cold temps (like New Yorkers). I'm not sure how much walking you do in SLC, but I know from working in Ephraim that it can get quite chilly. The hand is extremely soft though, somewhere between Marino and silk. It doesn't impress with being all that durable.

As for shoes, I'm sure it won't apply to Edward Green, but it's worth a try to see if you could score a pair of Galways icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Also the CJ made Peal and Co footwear (not the Loake made models) are totally worthy of that discount, along with she'll Aldens like the black wingtip bal or unlined penny loafer,

Good luck!
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Question for you FBWs. Brooks Brothers sent me a 40% off a single item (I also have a $50 gift card to use.) Their Red Fleece line is excluded along with certain watches and shoes. With my combo above, a $500 item will be about 50% off, so that's where I'm looking. I'm eyeing something in cashmere or a coat/jacket for colder weather. I've heard some horror stories about cashmere but never owned something 100% cashmere. Thoughts? And of course my first question will be what shoes will this discount apply to so the sweater/coat thing could be tossed out the window very quickly...

Oh, you've got to get yourself some cashmere. So soft and so warm. Shoes are super, but you owe it to yourself to have at least one cashmere sweater. I recently fondled, err inspected, a BB cashmere sweater and it seemed very nice. I say go cashmere.
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Does anyone have any pictures of the black Liverpools? Would like to see what they look like besides the professional photos on the website.

Also what's the general consensus of the seconds quality? I know some places you can hardly tell what the defect is but others it's considerably noticeable.
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Question for you FBWs. Brooks Brothers sent me a 40% off a single item (I also have a $50 gift card to use.) Their Red Fleece line is excluded along with certain watches and shoes. With my combo above, a $500 item will be about 50% off, so that's where I'm looking. I'm eyeing something in cashmere or a coat/jacket for colder weather. I've heard some horror stories about cashmere but never owned something 100% cashmere. Thoughts? And of course my first question will be what shoes will this discount apply to so the sweater/coat thing could be tossed out the window very quickly...

My only 100% cashmere garment is a cable knit Ralph Lauren Purple Label sweater I bought a few years ago (90% off, still paid over $100- easily the nicest single item I own). In terms of sweaters, cashmere is wonderful, but very delicate (as compared to a Shetland or cotton sweater). It's also a magnet for moths, if you have that problem.

If it were me, I would be spending that coupon on a navy blazer, but I need a new one anyways, so that's just me.

Also- I want on this magical 40% off mailing list lol. Lord knows I've bought enough stuff from BB in the past to have earned one at this point
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See, for me, I think the existing welt is a great look on the Higgins Mill. I would have left it as is with the shell.

I'll say it again, the Higgins Mill is awesome. Glad I wore mine today. They look great even under crappy fluorescent light on top of ugly, corporate carpet.

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Love this- its supposed to be cool enough next Friday that I might be able to wear mine for the first time.
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So advice.  What about the Patriot?  How does it fit?  

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How have you guys found the fit on the Cavanaugh? Most of my AEs are on the 65 and 201 lasts, and I have zero experience with AE loafers.

For both of these, try them on before buying. The Patriot was an absolutely abysmal fit for me in all combinations of length and width (the strap was way too tight across the top of my foot), but the Cavanaugh fits me like a glove. Conversely, many here hate the fit of the Cavanaugh. As I said a couple days ago, loafers are difficult because the lack of laces doesn't give you any room for variance- you can't tighten or loosen them (obviously), so the fit has to be precise. Try them in a store if you can before buying.
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Patriot is an atrocity to fit. Do not buy unless you can size in-store. 

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