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Patriot is an atrocity to fit. Do not buy unless you can size in-store. 

This. 1000 times this.
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This. 1000 times this.
+ 1. it is the Only pair I ever returned for fit. Tight!
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So advice.  What about the Patriot?  How does it fit?  

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Originally Posted by mdubya View Post

Patriot is an atrocity to fit. Do not buy unless you can size in-store. 

When Paul did the AMA a few days ago, he mentioned the possibility of bringing back the football leather Patriots around the Super Bowl- I'll give them a shot, since I've heard that the football leather stretches a lot, but I would prefer a Cavanaugh in football leather
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LOL! I find the Patriot to be immensely comfortable and I've worn mine on long vacation days in San Juan, PR without problem!

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Haha, the red dot. Maybe I'll find one on discount??
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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
Therein lies your issue. They sent me this with a "we haven't seen you in awhile, come spend money please" note. So if you DON'T buy, you might get a discount card haha
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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!
My FIRST thought was EG. Of course there's a 0.0000000001% chance they'll be included in this. Second was a LHS #8 from Alden. Great minds smile.gif
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Happy Saturday forum pals. Filling the car with gas and running errands in my recrafted mini-lug soled Bentons.
 

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My RDA order.

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When Paul did the AMA a few days ago, he mentioned the possibility of bringing back the football leather Patriots around the Super Bowl- I'll give them a shot, since I've heard that the football leather stretches a lot, but I would prefer a Cavanaugh in football leather


I almost bought the Football leather Odenwald last year and before I knew it it vanished. 

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Had a great AE-related day on Wednesday and finally have time to post about it.

Paul Grangaard was visiting the newly-opened Palo Alto store so I headed up after work. Since it was Walnut Wednesday, I wore my Strands.





My Strands are approaching three years of wear and have a great patina and character. While the color looks uniform in the shade, each panel seems to be evolving its own hue in the sun.














I tried on a Cornwallis to get my size down for the 1943 Last. My foot has a somewhat wide ball and very high instep and the Cornwallis felt great - I am very interested in the Washington Square austerity brogue on the 1943 Last but they did not have any at the store. The SA ordered in a pair to inspect when I return from next week's travel.





The hour I spent at the store shopping and talking to Paul was awesome. He initially approached me to mention that he wore the same walnut Strand to his daughter's wedding this past summer, and we had a few conversations about shoe styles and materials including the "shortage" of Horween Shell Cordovan and its potential for loosening up as global demand scales back a bit. He alluded to a February 2017 event that's in the works that smelled like another trunk show, but it was clear that the details were not yet fit for public consumption.

It was a great experience overall and one more reason why I love this company.

On another note, I am in a black tie wedding next Saturday in Newport, R.I., in one of the mansions. Friday's rehearsal dinner and afterparty is cocktail attire in Marble House so I'm polishing up my pair of Cambridge for the event.




I hope everyone has a great weekend!
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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... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

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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,
 

 

Here, I've even found the link for you... :fonz:

 

That or you could simply order direct from the manufacturer at a similar, 40% off price.

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So after a quick trip to BB, (no cashmere on stock yet sadly) this coupon is pretty amazing. Stock shoes only, so their AE for $428 all qualify. The cordovan excluded (they did have tassel cordovan loafers staring me in the face.) It's good through the 24th so I'm hoping they get some cashmere in for me to try. Otherwise, I'll be the proud owner of this
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The Mcallisters in dark chili I was sent had a slight tear/cut near the toebox so I ordered a replacement pair at my local store. The SA had recommmended using the regular chili polish on the dark chili if I wanted to lighten them up a bit. He also mentioned that I can try leaving them in direct sunlight for a few hours and that could lighten them. Would any of you recommend that or should I just wear them and expect them to lighten up a bit over time naturally? Thanks for the input
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Self serving PSA. If you happen to want some vintage to add to the collection, I have two pairs of Florsheim Imperials in 10.5 C that need a new home. One is a longwing blucher, brown, style 93602 and the other is a plain toe blucher in #8 shell cordovan. PM me if you have an interest and can wear a 10.5 C width.

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