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True dat.

 

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@ZheNewYork I got this. More Cavanaugh...So this is what I would do. The Cavanaugh is more "standard" fitting - the Grayson, like you said, has an abnormally large heel and narrow toe, the patriot the opposite. The Cavanaugh has neither...but it runs shorter in length. So id try this -
1) I might start with half a size up, followed by same size. You want enough room up front but don't want heel slip. If you just can't dial in the length, id pass - the 114 isn't worth the trouble and the patriot looks better anyway. Plus expanded suede Achesons are coming.

2) assuming you get the length, I find the last really bad for high arches. If that is an issue, definitely go with the suede - won't get rid of the problem, but will help for sure. If that still isn't enough, the Kenwood can be a little easier in that respect.

Let me know if you need any more info. This area im familiar with...
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Omar plays the game in bluchers.

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By the way, if I'm not mistaken this pic demonstrates that a derby (left) and blucher (right) are not the same thing. The distinction relates to which piece of leather the eyelets are attached.

 

I didn't even think of that, and I'm glad to know it.  Another explanation for "Why Academy?" - it fills a different slot than Leeds

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Wait. What? You can put Bick 4 on suede? It's suede McGregors that are squeaking on me.

I have conquered squeak on my Bleecker Streets by applying leather lotion on the tongue where it rubbed against the bottom of the uppers/eyelets. I'm not entirely sure that's where the noise is coming from on my McGregors though...

 

Ok... this might sound nutty, just hear me out.

 

I had a strange squeak in some suede Dundee 2.0s.  Couldn't figure it out.  

 

So, I thought... well, maybe it's the lining.  That's pretty tough stuff... feels like a new baseball glove... maybe it needs help breaking in?

 

So, I Bick'd the inside of it.  Bick, air dry for some various amount of time (30 mins?  1 hour?  Really, it was between random toddler crises), insert tree.  Forget about it for a few hours, then repeat.

 

Probably did this 5 times over the course of a couple days.  No squeak, and the insides are like buttuh...

 

I now do this process for all my new lined shoes... I would not do it with unlined suede, however...

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Haters will say it's photoshopped, but SOCKS! smile.gif
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Those are some sexy shoes :-3

 

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Haters will say it's photoshopped, but SOCKS! smile.gif
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Did I mention how much I love natty CXL? Please help me, should I ever get my hands on natty shell.

 

These Clark Streets fit really well. Not sure if it's the soft, stretchable leather or if the 108 just works for me (also own the Carlyle, though I went D->E in that one), but after the dainite finally broke in, these thigns are butter! They cleaned up nicely with a coat of Bick 4 and then a little neatsfoot oil on the toe and heel. The latter didn't result in much/any darkening, so I'll probably add a little bit more next time I condition.

 

 

My daily @dapkicks pic: (Click to show)
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Did I mention how much I love natty CXL? Please help me, should I ever get my hands on natty shell.

 

These Clark Streets fit really well. Not sure if it's the soft, stretchable leather or if the 108 just works for me (also own the Carlyle, though I went D->E in that one), but after the dainite finally broke in, these thigns are butter! They cleaned up nicely with a coat of Bick 4 and then a little neatsfoot oil on the toe and heel. The latter didn't result in much/any darkening, so I'll probably add a little bit more next time I condition.

 

 

My daily @dapkicks pic: (Click to show)

 

Ah, now I understand why your Clarks are not big.  I wear 8 D in both Clark and Carlyle, but the Clark is definitely much larger and a little longer.  The difference in the heel is night and day.  

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Ah, now I understand why your Clarks are not big.  I wear 8 D in both Clark and Carlyle, but the Clark is definitely much larger and a little longer.  The difference in the heel is night and day. 

 

Interesting. Are you 8D in 5 last, too?

 

I had some decent heel slip in the Clark, despite going as short/wide as I could. (The SA suggested a 9.5D.) I almost gave up on them last spring, but starting wearing them more during the summer (no-show socks!) and things finally settled into place. Dainite break-in is no joke, especially when you have a large rotation and they only get worn once every few weeks.

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Interesting. Are you 8D in 5 last, too?

 

I had some decent heel slip in the Clark, despite going as short/wide as I could. (The SA suggested a 9.5D.) I almost gave up on them last spring, but starting wearing them more during the summer (no-show socks!) and things finally settled into place. Dainite break-in is no joke, especially when you have a large rotation and they only get worn once every few weeks.

 

The 65 fits me fine in 8 D, but the V is way too big.  So for balmorals, I wear 8.5 D or 7.5 E on the 65 (Strand, PA, etc.).   But for something like the Badlands, I wear 8 D.

 

And yes, Dainite takes a long time to break in.  

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New dark chili Brooks Brothers Warwicks today:
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The tiger striping on the left shoe is somewhat visible, but it's not bothering me- polishing them should help.

I was also unaware that it was supposed to rain today, so I'm currently very thankful for the combination tap sole.
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I blame it on my oxblood fetish, but I do love the strand in this shade for sure
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And yes, Dainite takes a long time to break in.  

So you're saying my Clark Streets will get even MORE comfortable?!

Add ditching the Clark Street to the list of Hall of Fame puzzlers from AE. About six weeks back I snagged the last natty CXL the Shoebank had in my size. No visible defect at all. None. Love the shoe.
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So you're saying my Clark Streets will get even MORE comfortable?!

Add ditching the Clark Street to the list of Hall of Fame puzzlers from AE. About six weeks back I snagged the last natty CXL the Shoebank had in my size. No visible defect at all. None. Love the shoe.

 

Oh yea, hit ~20+ wears and they just mold to your feet. Seriously, these are like butter on my feet.  I was never the biggest NST fan; bought the Clarks more for the natty cxl than anything else. Since then, I've added the Portland and have been eyeballing a rough leather NST boot by a few other makers.

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