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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

From my understanding, the correct answer is none. My flat footed feet do not allow for a bowing ankle free AE fit. I experience this in most brands, to varying degrees. Maybe you have this problem as well? If you try on various combinations of sizes and widths, you might find a size that allows for minimized ankle bowing, which is what i did. Still not ideal, but it's a fact of life until bespoke becomes an option.
Try the 333 last, grasshopper.
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I'll get the quality of these. But I just have a natural instinctual crnge when I see these, as well as any split that goes up much further than an couple inches in the toes. I just can't help it, but not for me.

I agree. Way off, IMO.
post #7473 of 17523

Been hoping someone would post pics of the st johns.

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Newest addition- St. John's chili


nvm spoke to soon

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@peppercorn78 Is it just me, or do all these 1943 styles look very much squared off in the toe, even more so than the 333? I never tried the 1943 but I've seen the Cornwallis up close and didn't notice that before.
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I'm curious why AE doesn't just offer all of their mainline shoes in all of their colors.  Especially now that they've discontinued Merlot (and Bourbon previously).

 

For example, while you can get the Park Ave in Oxblood, you cannot get the Fifth Ave or McAllister in Oxblood or any other shade of burgundy.  Likewise, the Leeds, Macneil, and Warwick are not available in Brown (well, the Macneil and Leeds are but only in country grain).

 

At a minimum, it would seem that all of their workhorse shoes should have a brown and a burgundy (Oxblood or Merlot) option.  I know you can special order, but I'd think demand would be such to render that unnecessary.

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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

@peppercorn78 Is it just me, or do all these 1943 styles look very much squared off in the toe, even more so than the 333? I never tried the 1943 but I've seen the Cornwallis up close and didn't notice that before.

I think Paul G stated that this last was to replace the 333 as the company's chisel last option, so it makes sense. I haven't seen any 1943 shoes in person, but from photos it doesn't look any more extreme than English or Italian chisel lasts like GG, CJ, or Bonafe.
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


I think Paul G stated that this last was to replace the 333 as the company's chisel last option, so it makes sense. I haven't seen any 1943 shoes in person, but from photos it doesn't look any more extreme than English or Italian chisel lasts like GG, CJ, or Bonafe.

I haven't seen any side by side comparisons, but I'm going to say that the AE one looks blobbier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry, couldn't help myself.  :rotflmao:

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Originally Posted by RTD1 View Post

I haven't seen any side by side comparisons, but I'm going to say that the AE one looks blobbier.







Sorry, couldn't help myself.  rotflmao.gif

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post #7480 of 17523
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I'm not a fan of chisel toe shoes in general, but in this comparison I'd take the AEs.  The others look like something you'd use to kill a cornered cockroach.

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Following one trend today, wing tip Wednesday. #dyewtwb (do you even wing tip Wednesday bro)
post #7482 of 17523
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Originally Posted by RTD1 View Post

I'm not a fan of chisel toe shoes in general, but in this comparison I'd take the AEs.  The others look like something you'd use to kill a cornered cockroach.

The Deco last is not for everyone (including myself), the others are lovely though. smile.gif
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The walnut color can be so bland when you first get them, but it develops the best patina IMO.
post #7484 of 17523

Thanks to the fellas who helped out with my inquiry about brown gunboats.  Very helpful starting points - we'll see what I end up doing, will probably hold off on buying anything quite yet.

 

Another general question to the forum:  what's the consensus on black shortwing/longwing bluchers.  I've been indoctrinated to feel/believe that they are a bit of an oxymoron, as black should be reserved for the most formal of occasions (and thus most formal shoes).  I wear a lot of browns/tans and have two pairs of shoes - black J&M Meltons to wear with a charcoal suit, and a pair of To Boot New York wholecuts to wear with black tie.  I do not wear black tie or a charcoal suit terribly often, so they get little play.

 

On occasion I've considered black longwing (and/or shortwing) bluchers, but I feel like the "correct" answer is that there really aren't many occasions where they are a great choice.

 

What say you, gentlemen?

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What to wear when the forecast is for 110 degrees? Boat shoes? Something sockless? Black shell baby. In your FACE Mother nature!



Those are Aldens, aren't they?
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