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I'm going to return the cavanaughs and get the grayson in oxblood instead.... sure it is a tassel instead of a penny, but i think they still look darn good and I know for a fact that the 97 last works extremely well with my foot since i tried the grayson before.

 

Do you guys think that the grayson loafers work with jeans and slim chinos?

 

 

good thing i only wore the cavanaughs on carpet...!

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I wear a 13B in the 65 last.
In the 333 last, I find a balmoral design to be comfortable, but a little roomier in 13B. A blucher in the 333 feels slightly too big, but a 12 is too short and a 12 1/2 doesn't exist
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Just wanted to start off by saying I am a new member to the forum and look forward to gaining knowledge/insight on AE shoes. I currently have a few as well as some lesser brands.

Today I am wearing MacNeil Brown Grain Wingtips w/ Dainite sole.

Hoping IMG codes are what this forum uses for images.

If anyone knows of any great sales or members selling pairs around a 12d please keep me in mind and I look forward to interacting with everyone.

Edit: IMG codes apparently don't work. Will work on attaching.

Welcome..
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Originally Posted by HealthActuary View Post
 

I'm going to return the cavanaughs and get the grayson in oxblood instead.... sure it is a tassel instead of a penny, but i think they still look darn good and I know for a fact that the 97 last works extremely well with my foot since i tried the grayson before.

 

Do you guys think that the grayson loafers work with jeans and slim chinos?

 

 

good thing i only wore the cavanaughs on carpet...!

 

I might be in the minority, but I love the shape of the Grayson and might possibly own one if I thought I could pull off a tassel loafer.  I personally think they would look great with jeans or chinos.  My wife banned me from getting them, haha.

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Welcome..
Thank you!
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I might be in the minority, but I love the shape of the Grayson and might possibly own one if I thought I could pull off a tassel loafer.  I personally think they would look great with jeans or chinos.  My wife banned me from getting them, haha.

 

yeah i have slim jeans and slim chinos so as long as i have ankle showing then i think i can make the loafers work for casual wear.  i really like how the grayson makes my foot look longer compared to the cavanaughs making them look short.  

 

if i recall correctly from last saturday, i think i fit comfortably in an 8D for the graysons even though im 8E for the PA, Strans, and McAllisters.... 7.5E for the dundee 2.0 suedes

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yeah i have slim jeans and slim chinos so as long as i have ankle showing then i think i can make the loafers work for casual wear.  i really like how the grayson makes my foot look longer compared to the cavanaughs making them look short.  

 

if i recall correctly from last saturday, i think i fit comfortably in an 8D for the graysons even though im 8E for the PA, Strans, and McAllisters.... 7.5E for the dundee 2.0 suedes

Ankle is the key.  There was a buy it now for $35 on a basically brand new pair in my size on ebay that I still have remorse over.

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Those are so unique and awesome.  

Thanks! I really enjoy them and get many compliments when I take them out to baseball games.
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@HealthActuary I think it's a wise move on the Cavanaugh. Personally I can't see the Grayson with denim - damn good shoes but I just don't see them like that....although you reminded me how stupid I was to pass on the Lake shore drive. If you can get your hands on them, you might try an ascher or Addison, but both would be must-try, very different than the 65.
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Thanks for the recommendations, gents.  I recently kopped a pair of bourbon McAllister 1sts during the bourbon clear-out.  Have them with the v-tap for wet weather.  Not having a rainy day shoe in burgundy (or some close variant), and sufficiently satisfied with the bourbons, I figured the current sale was a good time to add a merlot v-tap.  Will keep an eye out for Cambridge 2nds... maybe I'll get lucky.

Gotcha. Don't know if you'll be able to find any Cambridges with v-tread though. The standard sole is the Rendenbach double leather sole and combination heel.
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yeah i have slim jeans and slim chinos so as long as i have ankle showing then i think i can make the loafers work for casual wear.  i really like how the grayson makes my foot look longer compared to the cavanaughs making them look short.  

if i recall correctly from last saturday, i think i fit comfortably in an 8D for the graysons even though im 8E for the PA, Strans, and McAllisters.... 7.5E for the dundee 2.0 suedes
If the Cavanaughs make your feet look short, maybe I should try a pair!
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I assume FR is for factory reject? How is this different from the "no warranty" stamp that is often seen on a few ebay sellers?

FR usually means factory seconds. No warranty usually means previously worn, sold outside channels, etc. I think FR can be recrafted. Not sure if No Warranty will be recrafted.

Chris
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Gentlemen,

I received my AE Shell Strands yesterday and i wanted to get your input on whether or not i should send these back.  There are 3 issues i have with the shoes and wanted to see if i'm nitpicking over nothing or if i should be annoyed this happened on a pair of shoes that cost nearly $700.
  1. There is some fraying on the leather on the outer portion of each shoe. 
  2. The cap toe portion on the right shoe is not straight and is curved
  3. The broguing on the shoes is uneven.  One shoe has it starting just slightly higher than the other.  It probably would never be noticeable once the shoes are on my feet, so this one is just me nitpicking.

Thoughts/Feedback?



























Late to the party since you're already sending them back, and it's good they'll make another pair for you. I can make a few comments based on your pics and my pair of recently acquired seconds.

First, I don't think the cap is crooked so much as it is lasted differently than the other. See the point of the punched hole design at the tip of the shoe? One is closer to the tip of the shoe than the other. The one farther away causes the edge of the cap to ride up higher on the body of the shoe, probably causing the curved look. It is noticeable to me, though. Mine are not exactly even, but are less noticeable than yours.

Also on mine, my caps are "fraying" like yours, but what it really looks like to me is that the pinked edges are not laying completely flat. Looks like this is a function of the stitching. The farther away the stitching is from the pinked edge, the more it lifts. It must be a super small fraction of an inch for this to happen, because it's not really obvious to me what the difference is on my captoes vs. the other stitched parts.

Hope this helps.
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Anyone know what the Walters St. belt looks like? Because I just bought one from the Mebane outlet. Along with a pair of Mora 2s.

 

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My tribute to this thread:

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Gawd I'm so angry that I can't make my 11 Ds work.  If anyone has a lead on a 11.5 or 12 B pair (or want to buy a lightly used pair of 11Ds), hook a brother up.  Speaking of this... do most of you get your 333 lasts in the same size as your 65?

 

 

Like several others (apparently not all - freaks I say!) I find the 333 roomier than the 65.  333 is my best fitting last and is TTS.  I have to go up a width (or up a half size, though not ideal) in the 65.  If I could only wear 11D, my last order would be:

1. 333

2. 108

3. 201

4. 511 (though if any shorter I would have problems)

...

26. 65

.......

197. 1943

 

 

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Get thee behind me, Satan!
tl;dr - feets are weird, yo

 

This absolutely made my day.  Can we do reputation more than once on a single post?

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