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post #8236 of 17678
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Originally Posted by orange fury View Post

Yeah, the more I see this, the more I want a pair. My only concern would be creasing on the cap, with how long the cap is.

I know what you mean. I honestly find it unattractive when a shoe creases on the cap or past the cap. I use to want the Mora 2.0 but I read a lot that creasing past the cap is common. Also my first pair of Park Avenues did that but luckily I was able to echange them for a new pair.
post #8237 of 17678
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The linen ones are fully lined, sadly.

That's okay, I can deal with the lining.

I was infatuated, so they are on their way....

post #8238 of 17678
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Originally Posted by St Hubbins View Post

Where do your Strands crease? While giving my new 9D Strands another test drive last night, I noticed they were creasing just where the cap starts. I don't have pictures available at the moment. Is this common and indicative of a good fit or uncommon and indicative of an improper fit? Or, possibly, neither?

I have a pair of 8.5D FAs I mentioned in previous posts that are causing pain for my right pinky toe and this is why the change to 9D. The creasing on the FAs is what my inexperienced eye would consider optimal. I believe I have also tried on the BB edition of the Strand in 8.5D and noticed similar creasing to mine in 9D.

If you feel like posting pictures of the creasing on your Strands, I'll happily review them. I a bit concerned that the creasing could leave the shoes looking shabby after a while and lead to decreased longevity. 

Yea mine crease a touch before the cap ending, and then right in middle of vamp. Don't love it but they absolutely fit so it is what it is.
post #8239 of 17678

Since I haven't seen a pair of Hopkinson's posted for Indy week, here we go:

post #8240 of 17678
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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post

Anyone have any experience with the Larchmont Wingtips? I see that they're on sale for $157 in bourbon as part of the seconds sale and they caught my attention mostly because I don't own any shoes in that color. I'm usually an 8D in Allen Edmonds shoes and I have no experience with this last (333 last). Should I order my normal size? Thanks!


I have a pair of Larchmont - absolutely great.  I think I mentioned this a long time ago, but one of the few that required virtually no break-in.  Same size as the majority of stuff I own, the fit is hard to describe - MattRiv kind of hit the nail on the head in his post earlier about the 333.  It's roomy, very roomy, but whereas the Black Hills (which also feels quite large to me) slips around a little and isn't quite right, the Larchmont doesn't bother me at all, provided I use medium weight socks.  A+, can't go wrong.

 

Now when you say should I order my usual size, I don't have any comparison points so I can't say for sure.  Good chance 8D would work, some chance 7.5D would work, some chance the last would be really bad.  If you said an 8D on that Burke you got was perfect, I'd go 7.5D here.

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Praise be to Grangaard! Finally a no-frills, sleek-looking captoe from AE on the 1943 last! 

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-shoes/featured-shoe-styles/exchange-place-cap-toe-dress-shoe/SF5015.html?dwvar_SF5015_color=5015

So now that I know he sometimes reads this forum, I wanted to throw this out there, just in case.

 

With the new lasts that have been introduced coupled with the fact that the in-store inventories are getting slimmer and slimmer (I watched a guy in the store today ask for a pair of Walton in 8D and it had to be shipped), it is getting very hard to figure out size; this is especially true for someone new to the brand.

 

Why not at least attempt to carry a larger selection of sizes in Park Aves, Exchange Place, Hopkinsons and Carlyles?  I think that would go a long way...

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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

So now that I know he sometimes reads this forum, I wanted to throw this out there, just in case.

With the new lasts that have been introduced coupled with the fact that the in-store inventories are getting slimmer and slimmer (I watched a guy in the store today ask for a pair of Walton in 8D and it had to be shipped), it is getting very hard to figure out size; this is especially true for someone new to the brand.

Why not at least attempt to carry a larger selection of sizes in Park Aves, Exchange Place, Hopkinsons and Carlyles?  I think that would go a long way...
I think it's a good idea to have more variety of sizes available in the stores for the top-selling shoes, and in several different lasts.
I wouldn't stop there though.
I'd suggest that it's also a good idea for shoes on new lasts. Just like you mentioned it would be helpful for someone new to the brand to be able to try out a few sizes, it would also be good for people new to a "last".
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I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait until I have enough nerve damage in my feet so that every pair of shoes is pain-free.

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Independence Week!

I'm also sporting Hopkinsons today, these in Merlot, which looks excellent with medium grey. Another eBay find.


#indyweek
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Are Bitter Chocolate Dalton's for $245 in the flash sale as good as it gets? They were $295 in the tent sale. Also does anyone own a pair in that color and have pictures?

I am not sold on the popular walnut Daltons or even Strands in walnut for that matter.
post #8246 of 17678
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Originally Posted by hoser133 View Post

Hey guys, If I'm a 9.5d in the 65 last what do you guys recommend for the 108 last?


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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

@orange fury Not trying to call you out, but the 108 couldn't be further apart from the 65. I have a barrel of trouble with the 65, but practically none with the 108, other than that they just feel overly roomy. The 222 is very similar to the 108, but much more narrow.

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Originally Posted by orange fury View Post

No offense taken, I'm just speaking from my experience- I guess I have weird feet, but both lasts feel very similar to me.

For my feet, the 108 and 65 are similar from the mid-foot to heel; both are on the slim side and are on the lower volume side, though the 108 is probably a bit higher volume. The difference for me is in the toe box; the 65 is too short and narrow for my smallest two toes but has extra volume over the toes I don't need. The 108 looks longer and slimmer but is substantially roomier in the toe box.

If your 65 size is also your Brannock size, that's probably a good place to start.
post #8247 of 17678
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Are Bitter Chocolate Dalton's for $245 in the flash sale as good as it gets? They were $295 in the tent sale. Also does anyone own a pair in that color and have pictures?

I am not sold on the popular walnut Daltons or even Strands in walnut for that matter.


I have both.  Here is a picture of the my chocolate browns from way back in the old thread post #68764.  And the walnuts here: post #2944.  Not the best pictures, but I'll take some side by sides tomorrow.

 

I find it very unlikely, you'll see them for less than $245 unless they ever go to clearance/closeout.  If you like them, I don't think its worth the risk.

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Originally Posted by St Hubbins View Post

I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait until I have enough nerve damage in my feet so that every pair of shoes is pain-free.

I was initially of a similar disposition. Chase the styles. Run through every last. Try to adjust the size and width up and down. I soon had a closet full of shoes that "almost fit" well. I finally purged them after finding some well fitting shoes. Some of this led me to vintage Florsheims and over to Alden.These, along with my AE batch, now work well. I am no longer swayed by flash sales, new models, great deals or different shoe leathers. My first deal breaker criteria is fit. Every shoe now has to be a great fit, first and foremost. Poor fit means right back in the box without a regret. I know myself well enough to know that I will pull a pair of great fitting shoes out for the day and leave the "almost fitting" shoes in the closet.
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Originally Posted by LeeMerrill View Post

Are Bitter Chocolate Dalton's for $245 in the flash sale as good as it gets? They were $295 in the tent sale. Also does anyone own a pair in that color and have pictures?

I am not sold on the popular walnut Daltons or even Strands in walnut for that matter.
I tried on a pair of chocolate brown Daltons last summer and ordered them in oxblood. I kind of kicked myself for doing that though. Before I could change my order, somebody else snagged the chocolate ones.
I like both, and in the end I'm pretty happy with my oxblood pair. (I think I'd be just as happy with the chocolate ones too.)
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I've found the loafer sizing is all over the place.  I tried the Sea Island and I'd need a 9 (normally I'm an 8). Same with the Duke, 9 but probably 8.5 without socks.  Tried an unknown pair (that I LOVED, suede/tweed looked like the Kenwood) in a 9 and if I took a step in them the shoes would just fall off my foot.


I am so confused. Got in the Acheson today.  I normally wear a 12 and the 12 is like socks on a rooster and the 11.5 slips up and down.  Totally lost!  Is that normal?

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