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That is a bummer. Figured you might be a D width if you fit in the BBs. The warwicks are why I bought the fifth, justifying it as a "need" to get another Dainite sole, it worked on my wife. I have the bourbon strand in Dainite, strandmok, now the fifth. That way I will have an easy rotation for the winter. The BB soles are great, but rock salt tears up the leather on the split heel and we have a long enough cold season that I would rather not walk on my tippy toes or wear overshoes to protect them. It would be $150 to get another pair resoled to Dainite, so 245 isn't that bad for new.

 

Well the warwick is on a different last that lets me go with 9.5D rather than E. For the 65 last I can't wear 9.5D it's too tight. I like your justification as that was going to be mine haha.

 

 

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See if your CC has a price protection/match program. A couple of mine do, so when someone other than AE has a sale I'll usually order from AE and then have my CC refund me the difference. This is how you get in on sales from places that don't carry your size :).

 

Not a bad idea I'll have to check that out. I didn't think they would apply to it sales.

post #4112 of 17773
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Originally Posted by middlepP View Post
 

 

I have 3 pairs of the Kirkwood, including the navy color. Great shoe (and way more versatile than say the Maritime) with shorts or pants!

 

I'm wanting a blue sea island to wear on casual Friday or dressier weekend wear - as I feel the white sole of the Kirks are a little too casual sometimes. And that suede is oh so soft!

 

If it helps with fit:

I own the Kirkwood in both 9B (in attempt to control the volume) and 9D (my 5-last size). Tried on the Sea Island in store; 9D was definitely too short and 9.5D had too much volume. I needed a 9.5 or even 10 in a narrower width, which they don't make. Keep in mind, I have flat feet, so controlling for volume is my biggest issue with regards to fit. The manager did mentioned the possibility of the shoe coming out in full run at the end of the summer or fall (which makes zero business sense, but oh well). 

 

Totally agree with you -- if they put the shoe out in a full run AFTER it has been out for months that would make no sense. AE does questionable things sometimes, but I would hope they wouldn't wait to satisfy their customers who buy narrow width shoes (like me). 

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I would appear the 65 last has done me wrong.  I got these Merlot McAllister's off ebay in my normal 10.5D size, but these are not going to work....   I swear I remember being sized 10.5d in the store on a 65 last.   I need to look at my other shoes for size.   

 


Wow - your instep must be really high.  I do have a V-gap I'm not thrilled with in my 65-last Rush Street pair (same pattern as Strand) that I don't see in my other 5-last shoes, including my 3 pairs of McTavishes (same pattern as the McAllister you have on).  BTW - moving to an E or going up a size (D or E) didn't help get the closure I was looking for on my Rush Streets...

 

That said, if you have a AE or ShoeBank location hand, I'd check the fit again...

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Wow - your instep must be really high.  I do have a V-gap I'm not thrilled with in my 65-last Rush Street pair (same pattern as Strand) that I don't see in my other 5-last shoes, including my 3 pairs of McTavishes (same pattern as the McAllister you have on).  BTW - moving to an E or going up a size (D or E) didn't help get the closure I was looking for on my Rush Streets...

 

That said, if you have a AE or ShoeBank location hand, I'd check the fit again...


I've definitely read that most people find the McT's run a bit wide compared to other 65 last shoes, and I'm pretty sure I read that some people find the McA tends to run a bit more narrow than a typical 65 (the Strand and PA I suppose).  Then again, the OP might have stumbled on an aberrant pair.  

 

I'm with you, I'd check the fit again;  not only with a brannock, but if possible, trying on multiple pairs of 65's in both D and E widths.

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Wore my khaki (grain) McTavishes today.  In support of some of the theories about the fit of McTavishes, my McTavishes are a little looser than my other 65 last shoes, so I put an Allen-Edmonds Orthotic insert in them and now I am (as Hubert  Humphrey used to say), "Pleased as punch" with the fit of my McTavishes.......

post #4116 of 17773
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I've definitely read that most people find the McT's run a bit wide compared to other 65 last shoes, and I'm pretty sure I read that some people find the McA tends to run a bit more narrow than a typical 65 (the Strand and PA I suppose).

 

Hmmm... I thought the McTavish and the McAllister we the same pattern, with the McT getting a storm welt, rough leathers, etc.  I was assumng they'd run the same...

post #4117 of 17773
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Hmmm... I thought the McTavish and the McAllister we the same pattern, with the McT getting a storm welt, rough leathers, etc.  I was assumng they'd run the same...


They are the same pattern, but I believe the roomier fit on the McT is due to the leather.  Maybe it doesn't conform as tightly to the last during the lasting process.  My McT's are a touch less snug than my other 65's, though, I still had to go with an E width on mine to accommodate my instep, i.e. I did't size down.

 

Edit: Ultimately, the best advice always boils down to try them on and see what happens.

post #4118 of 17773
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Originally Posted by _C350_ View Post

Flat laces looks interesting! I might want to try that out.

 

Check em out! Grats on your boots, such a steal for $250!

 

http://www.guardedgoods.com/products/flat-waxed-laces

post #4119 of 17773
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 

They are the same pattern, but I believe the roomier fit on the McT is due to the leather.  Maybe it doesn't conform as tightly to the last during the lasting process.  My McT's are a touch less snug than my other 65's, though, I still had to go with an E width on mine to accommodate my instep, i.e. I did't size down.

 

Very interesting, and noted...

 

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Edit: Ultimately, the best advice always boils down to try them on and see what happens.

 

Totally agree 

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Just in case anyone wanted a (slightly) better look at the Larchmonts before I returned them.
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Yup that's what I'm talking about! Laces AND the shine look great.

Thanks!  I actually was inspired to take the picture outside this morning because of the great photos that you provide.  The natural lighting makes all the difference.

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Originally Posted by FaRKle View Post
 

 

See if your CC has a price protection/match program. A couple of mine do, so when someone other than AE has a sale I'll usually order from AE and then have my CC refund me the difference. This is how you get in on sales from places that don't carry your size :).

Clever idea.  Could one just order full price shoes from another retailer using a price-matching CC, then use Bloomingdale's as a lower price even though it's out of stock? My thought process is that they don't know when a particular size went out of stock.

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Clever idea.  Could one just order full price shoes from another retailer using a price-matching CC, then use Bloomingdale's as a lower price even though it's out of stock? My thought process is that they don't know when a particular size went out of stock.

 

Depends on the CC company. Some require the the size, color, and in-stock status to be the same and others don't (Discover is pretty liberal IME). Then again, it's not too difficult to hide some of those facts if they are different. I've done that in the past when I've found a better price, but after getting the claim started with my CC company the item went OOS.

post #4124 of 17773

What do you guys think is the most versatile color for the Sea Island? 

 

The blue looks fantastic in the pictures, but I'm not sure how well they would really go with denim. So I guess I'm choosing between the two tan variations. 

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How does the 0 last compare to the 65 last?
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