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On the other hand, heel slippage would be eliminated.

oxblood polish would essentially be free too

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Discontinued Thursday? (Guess that's not really a thing....). AE Byron in merlot

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Discontinued Thursday? (Guess that's not really a thing....). AE Byron in merlot


Wow....those look fantastic! Does Merlot normally pop that much, or have you done some high quality shining on those bad boys? I've always hesitated to buy Merlot online as the pictures do not look like those.
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Would shoes on Dainite sole be slightly bigger than leather soles for the same size? 

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No, but when I was on the Paramus Outlet this Monday I was told its not quite like the shine sponges.  Something about it being very concentrated, and that its what AE uses in their finishing shop.  There was more to it, but I was Shell high at the time, and I don't quite remember.

I would avoid at all costs. I don't care for the current AE calf finish. It seems plastic and unnatural. I much preferred when they hand polished the shoes with cream and wax.
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Would shoes on Dainite sole be slightly bigger than leather soles for the same size? 

Definitely not. smile.gif
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Hi all, 

 

I'm new here, but been a lurker for a few months. I purchased an original AE Leeds shoe in 8D from shoebank about 6 weeks ago and it fits my foot perfectly.  I'm not even sure why they were seconds because I could not find any flaws other than a small scratch on the heel.  This is the same size I wear in the Malone and Ashton as well, and they all fit well.  

 

Anyway, I am very satisfied with the fit of the original Leeds, but it is my first shoe with a leather insole.  I much prefer the Poron insole (or something similar) as it's much more comfortable on my feet.  I also ordered a Wilbert in 8D (which is supposed to fit the same as the Leeds), but had to return them and go up a 1/2 size because it was too tight.  I am wondering if I need to do that for the Leeds 2.0 because of the added poron insole.

 

1.  Has anyone on here owned both the Leeds 2.0 and the original Leeds and did you have to go up 1/2 size for the 2.0?

 

2.  Does anyone know what last the Malone is built on?  The site claims it was made on the 511, but an AE salesman told me that it was definitely not the same last and that he didn't know which last it was built around.  I am curious because the Malone fits my foot the best of all the shoes I own.  

 

 

I would like to look into ordering a Leeds 2.0 when there is a seconds sale, but I'd like to know if I need to order 1/2 size up.

 

Thanks!

 

Hi, I am going to move your post to our AE thread where you'll get the answer you're looking for quick.

 

Cheers,

 

Murl

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Dark chili. Honestly, just a few posts ago someone blew me away with a pair of dark chili Carlyles.

Yeah...those dark chili Carlyles were sick...
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I've read that getting an ornate shoe (e.g. McAllister) in a dark color is a fashion faux pas, so what about a simple shoe in a light color?

I would disagree with whomever wrote that. A wingtip Oxford (eg, the McAllister) in black, dark brown, or burg is actually a time honored staple, albeit not quite as formal as the stitch cap or punch caps you own. Though it is true the brouging on a wingtip is ONE informal element, the other common characteristics - dark color, closed lacing, flat felt, single sole, leather sole, smooth calf - are all formal characteristics. So I find nothing incongruent at all about a dark wingtip.
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I would disagree with whomever wrote that. A wingtip Oxford (eg, the McAllister) in black, dark brown, or burg is actually a time honored staple, albeit not quite as formal as the stitch cap or punch caps you own. Though it is true the brouging on a wingtip is ONE informal element, the other common characteristics - dark color, closed lacing, flat felt, single sole, leather sole, smooth calf - are all formal characteristics. So I find nothing incongruent at all about a dark wingtip.
Damn straight! Black Jeffersons are perfect for a little flash while keeping it professional. For what it's worth, black wingtips (and semi-brogues) are ubiquitous in central London.
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Would shoes on Dainite sole be slightly bigger than leather soles for the same size? 

Apples to apples, same exact shoe on danite vs. single oak or butyl - positively not.  But a lot of the danite soled shoes in the past used to be things that weren't dressier calf / shell styles.  Some of these might have been CXL or other materials, some of them may have been unlined - those would fit differently.  But something like a 5th Ave with a different sole, shouldn't fit differently.

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I would disagree with whomever wrote that. A wingtip Oxford (eg, the McAllister) in black, dark brown, or burg is actually a time honored staple, albeit not quite as formal as the stitch cap or punch caps you own. Though it is true the brouging on a wingtip is ONE informal element, the other common characteristics - dark color, closed lacing, flat felt, single sole, leather sole, smooth calf - are all formal characteristics. So I find nothing incongruent at all about a dark wingtip.

Full brogue oxfords are idiomatic in American business wear. in most places, there is no problem wearing them in all but the most conservative or formal environments.
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Rush Street Thursday

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Rush Street Thursday


Nice with the darker laces.
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I would avoid at all costs. I don't care for the current AE calf finish. It seems plastic and unnatural. I much preferred when they hand polished the shoes with cream and wax.
Definitely not. smile.gif

 

I'm glad I'm not the only one.  The finish on black calf looks especially unnatural.  I just got some calf shoes back from recraft yesterday, and the hand polish w/ the prestige package looks fantastic.  100% ready for wear.

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MacNeil 2.0. I'm really appreciating the pebble grain on these.
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