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post #4246 of 17678
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@CMT1 So I'll tell you - I was interested right after I first saw the ads. Ordered the Desoto not as a web gem but soon after its re-release. Well, no soon after its arrival was its return. Super disappointed - these DR styles can go either way, some are better than others. I give them an A for effort but this seemed like something designed by a tv contestant over a rushed 2 hour period, not up to AE quality. The material is super soft, but they attach a crazy thin leather sole instead of a rubber sole. But here's the kicker - it runs short (like the 114) and as I walked, I could feel the toe extend past the sole and rub against the ground. I know the toe would have at a minimum developed holes, if not ripped through altogether.

I paid a lot more than what they are going for now. I hope you didn't....and I hope they hold up better for you than I had envisioned - got my fingers crossed for you.

I read a lot of these stories with those two styles. Can anyone comment on if the fixed this with the Sea Island?
post #4247 of 17678
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You snagged those from under me by about an hour, maybe less.

 

Sitting at my computer all day does have its perks :-)

 

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Originally Posted by danwatts2005 View Post


I bought the same shoe from a friend on here a few months ago, and couldn't be happier. BTW--nothing wrong with your fashion choices, and I'm in my 40s.

 

It is a great boot.  Thank you!

 

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I'm glad they're working out for you! The nice thing about the Dalton is that you can dress it down with denim no problem. Oxblood appears to go well with your shirt.

I figured I could get by with the shirt until I get myself a matching belt.

post #4248 of 17678
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Originally Posted by joman8390 View Post

I was hoping to get some sizing advice, I'm a 9D on the 65 last with moderate v gap, I'm looking to get a Cornwallis and Leeds, should I stick to a 9D on the 1943 and 511 lasts? Also does the 1943 last tend to have less v gap for those with a high instep than the 65 last?

Thanks!


I'll toss in my $0.02.  I would say it depends on how those 9D's fit.  If don't have a lot of room in front of your toes in the 65, you may find the same size in the 511 short.  You should definitely have more width at the ball of your foot in the 511, so if the 65 is snug in this area, the 511 may feel roomy.  You won't have to worry about the V-Gap on the Leeds since its a blucher not a balmoral. 

 

I Brannock 8.5 D+.  Generally I fit best in an 8E on the 65 (though its possible an 8.5D is OK, but my V-Gap will suffer, I also prefer less space in front of my toes so going with the 8s is better for me), on the 511 I go with an 8D or 8E depending.  8D in the Dundee, 8D/E in the Dalton (the D's are fine, the E's allow me to wear thick boot socks better). I prefer the E's by a tiny bit in the Dalton.

 

Can't help with the 1943.

post #4249 of 17678
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

@CMT1 So I'll tell you - I was interested right after I first saw the ads. Ordered the Desoto not as a web gem but soon after its re-release. Well, no soon after its arrival was its return. Super disappointed - these DR styles can go either way, some are better than others. I give them an A for effort but this seemed like something designed by a tv contestant over a rushed 2 hour period, not up to AE quality. The material is super soft, but they attach a crazy thin leather sole instead of a rubber sole. But here's the kicker - it runs short (like the 114) and as I walked, I could feel the toe extend past the sole and rub against the ground. I know the toe would have at a minimum developed holes, if not ripped through altogether.

I paid a lot more than what they are going for now. I hope you didn't....and I hope they hold up better for you than I had envisioned - got my fingers crossed for you.

Thanks @Neo1, that's a really disheartening story but very good to know. The Concordia is snug on me but still very comfortable due to the super soft material, and my feet do not seem to budge much in them.

I just took a look at the soles and you weren't kidding - They are crazy thin in comparison to my other AE loafers!

With the Concord Ave:



I honestly did not notice how thin the soles are until you pointed it out.

These were only $67 (so I've got that going for me), and while I do hope to get good use out of them with casual summer outfits, I certainly won't be looking to cover any long distances in them. I also doubt it will take very long to wear them out.

Again, thank you for the heads-up and please have a great night.
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@CMT1 Little story. I figured I would pick up a few things before the sale, then the rest during, just so I could at least give myself a chance in case I wanted any of the featured styles. So first one I got was the concord Ave. I thought this one totally flew under the radar and couldn't believe it was so low. So my thought was, go usual size and even though it might be really small, its unlined and navy suede. I wasn't prepared for such a contrast between the natural sole and dark suede. It was like your eye would go right to it. I'm a really conservative dresser, and I was hoping these could due double duty (khakis & denim). Decided to go with the saddle leather. Whoa, big mistake, what a difference leather vs suede can have. I'm fighting them, I want them to work badly, but I'm "losing." They're right on the cusp of what id call too short (yet I know an extra half size would be way too much) and they bother me a lot at the instep. Damn nice shoes though.
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@FaRKle Thanks for the boots my friend.  I'm sorry that they ran big on you, they fit me great and I'm glad to finally have something in Oxblood.  

 

I'm sure some of you will cringe at my style choice here but hey, I'm still in my (late) 20's and the work day is over.  Time to go grab some food and drinks, have a good evening everyone!

 

 

 



No cringing here...I used to be in my (late) 20's once. A long, long, time ago...
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How similarly do the 201 independence line shoes fit in comparison to say the Rogue or First Ave boots?

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Originally Posted by Raibeart Bruis View Post

I got these walnut McAllister's recently. I'm curious if these two issues are "character" or if I should exchange them for a different pair.

 

#1 - I like the streaked look of the walnut calf finish, but this looks more like a blotch.

 

#2 - The stain wasn't evenly applied to this area, or it dripped off.

 

What do you guys think? I haven't worn these outside yet so I assume exchanging them would be no big deal.



They are beauties. Keep em, wear em, and enjoy em in good health.
post #4254 of 17678
Embracing my inner "old" man today. Cardigan, color I believe is labeled as oatmeal, and loafers. Wear one of the above alone and you get the old man stigma. Wear them both together? Worlds might collide today, we'll see. 33 years old for the record and I'd wear both loafers and cardigans every day of the year
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How similarly do the 201 independence line shoes fit in comparison to say the Rogue or First Ave boots?

I have a pair of Hopkinsons and recently tried on a pair of Rogues in the same size.  IMO, the Rogues felt like they had a fuller toe box, too much volume across the top of my forefoot and the lacing was damn near closed (I have a shallow arch).  I was really surprised they were even made on the same last to be honest, they felt totally different.

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Warning: Non-AE content:

 

For anyone size 8.5, a trove of what look light very lightly used Lobbs (and some others) just went up at http://www.savvyrow.co.uk/collections/latest 

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Originally Posted by AndyMiddles View Post
 

How similarly do the 201 independence line shoes fit in comparison to say the Rogue or First Ave boots?

I have a pair of Hopkinsons and recently tried on a pair of Rogues in the same size.  IMO, the Rogues felt like they had a fuller toe box, too much volume across the top of my forefoot and the lacing was damn near closed (I have a shallow arch).  I was really surprised they were even made on the same last to be honest, they felt totally different.

@AndyMiddles experience and mine are about the same. My Rogues fit me very nicely so I ordered the Hopkinson expecting to really have a great shoe. It was far too tight and was immediately sent back. There was no hope of wearing it even though they were both the same size and same last.

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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post
 

@AndyMiddles experience and mine are about the same. My Rogues fit me very nicely so I ordered the Hopkinson expecting to really have a great shoe. It was far too tight and was immediately sent back. There was no hope of wearing it even though they were both the same size and same last.

Did you try a different size? I think if you went up a width you would fit the Hopkinson... and I can tell you first hand, that shoe is sooooooo nice.

post #4259 of 17678

Long wings, dark denim, and some digital camo socks today.

I'd say these Fenways are getting close to oxblood. Pretty crazy to think they started out as walnut (or tan?).

My daily @dapkicks pic: (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by middlepP View Post

 

I'd say these Fenways are getting close to oxblood. Pretty crazy to think they started out as walnut (or tan?).

 

Speaking of things that are close to oxblood, here are some nominally "russet brown" Sauk Drives. Potatoblood?

 

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