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post #916 of 19327
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Originally Posted by gjdgjdgjd View Post

I am looking to pick up my first pair of AE boots. I am set on the Dalton with dainite sole. I am torn between two colors - black and walnut. Any advice on this? Anyone have pics in black? There are millions of pics in walnut.

My current relatively small AE lineup is: black FA, walnut McGregors,brown Norwhich. My usual work dress is chinos/jeans and dress shirt.

What sayeth the forum?

Thank you.

Funny you should post this.  I just ordered my first pair of AE boots about 30 minutes ago when I saw that a pair of walnut dainite Daltons in my size on the bank.  $197 just seemed to good to pass up.  I probably would have still gone with the walnut even if I had a choice of black in my size.

 

I also have the same 3 color shoes in my lineup as you do and dress similarly for work.  Walnut seems to show off the Dalton a bit better than black to me and it just works so well with denim.  I've never seen them in person but based on pictures online they do both look good.

 

 

post #917 of 19327
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Originally Posted by tkebh979 View Post

Out of curiosity, how regularly do you wear these?  I was thinking of dipping my toe into the apron/split-toe world with these guys and use them in a smart casual setting (sport coat and slacks, chinos being too informal) but was concerned the CXL would break in too heavily for such use, lending itself more to the chinos/jeans milieu.

I have worn these about 5 times since I got them Thanksgiving. But I have a lot of shoes, so none of my AE's get worn a lot. I have the Odenwald in black chromexcel and I wear them most weekends and they still look almost new. I really like the chromexcel for its durability.

I wear the Clark Streets to work with wool slacks and twills coupled with a sport shirt and sport coat and I like the look. I also wore them once with jeans and I really liked that combination.

I think if you keep them conditioned with AE Leather Lotion they will stay looking nice enough for slacks and a sport coat - maybe not dark grey slacks and dark solid sport coat, but definitely any other slacks and a lighter colored or patterned sport coat.

Chris
post #918 of 19327
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post
 

Keeping those same references, for me personally - 1.) In the past I would have said the Lexington fit me ok, now I would say it's too sloppy.  Arch-wise is ok but up front I have too much volume.  Drop of heel slip.  2.) PA - really snug at the vamp, plenty of room up front, no heel slip; 3.) Rogue - started off like the Lexington but like 1.5X the amount of volume up front.  Since the heel ls so smooth, I could have imagined slipping up and down in the heel really badly after a day's wear.  This was 7D in all three.  I always wondered about going down to a 6.5D in the Rogue and what that would be like, but AE starts the standard sizes in 6.5E and I didn't want to custom make something, wait forever for it and have it not work.  I have others in the 201 - Overlord, Freiburg and Sauk Dr, and I wouldn't say they run longer, but definitely a lot more overall volume.

 

The Lexington for me does feel like there's a good amount of volume in the toe area, but the ball and instep fit very well for me. The heel is great too, no slip for me. I wish my Alden Barrie-last PTB's (7E) had a narrower heel like the 7EEE Lexingtons. 

 

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@FaRKle I agree with @Neo1 the 201 is not longer, but has much more volume. What is your size on the brannock? The fact that you fit well in 7EE 511 last, I think your size may be 6.5EEE in the 65-last. Length wise, 511 7EE, 65 6.5EEE, and 201 6.5 EEE are all the same, 201 6.5eee has more volume than the other two. 65 7EE is more narrow than 65 6.5EEE, but is slightly longer. 65 7EEE has about the same volume as 201 6.5 EEE, but the 201 6.5EEE is shorter.

 

I should rephrase my statement. The overall length of my Bartletts seems appropriate for a 7EEE, but the H-B portion seems much longer (less toe area).

 

The 7EE Dundees I happily got from you are a close (but good) fit for me with thin socks, but I wouldn't be able to wear a medium weight sock with them. On the 65 last I can't wear 7EEE bals due to the instep being too tight. 7.5EEE I can just get away with (and wear thin or medium weight socks). My 7.5EE 65 last bals limit the ways I can lace them, otherwise they get painful on my instep. I can't wear medium weight socks with these or I get pain on my instep and the ball area doesn't feel wide enough. 

post #919 of 19327
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I haven't noticed any scratching. But the chromexcel is great - any small blemish disappears with brushing or simply rubbing your finger on it.

Sounds great. I think I'm going to love them then. Thanks.
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A question for Rutledge owners. I have never tried the Rutledge or any other shoe on that last and I have poor fit with balmoral laces. Is the shoe similar to the 65 last or more roomy like the 97? Any insight would be helpful as I am not near any stores to try on similar shoes.
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Originally Posted by FaRKle View Post
 

The 7EE Dundees I happily got from you are a close (but good) fit for me with thin socks, but I wouldn't be able to wear a medium weight sock with them. On the 65 last I can't wear 7EEE bals due to the instep being too tight. 7.5EEE I can just get away with (and wear thin or medium weight socks). My 7.5EE 65 last bals limit the ways I can lace them, otherwise they get painful on my instep. I can't wear medium weight socks with these or I get pain on my instep and the ball area doesn't feel wide enough. 

 

I don't see EE as a width option for Dundees, was the 7EE a special order or was it an option at one time?

post #922 of 19327
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Originally Posted by AndyMiddles View Post
 

 

I don't see EE as a width option for Dundees, was the 7EE a special order or was it an option at one time?

 

I got lucky and cashed in on gatszu's spare shell SMU Dundees :). You can get SMUs in non-standard sizes. 

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Yeah, that's the stuff. Those look real sharp in burgundy.
post #924 of 19327
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Nice! Those look great. Do they scratch easily like people say they do?
I like the Clark Street. My pair in natural CXL gets some scratches on the sides. My brown pair doesn't seem to do that. It's not a big deal to me.
post #925 of 19327
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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post

A question for Rutledge owners. I have never tried the Rutledge or any other shoe on that last and I have poor fit with balmoral laces. Is the shoe similar to the 65 last or more roomy like the 97? Any insight would be helpful as I am not near any stores to try on similar shoes.

It's a little longer/roomier than the 65.  I'm a 12B on the 65, but bought my Rutledges before I figured that out.  They are an 11D and I have some cramping of my pinky toe, a sign that my toes have reached the end of the toe box.  I think that an 11.5B would be my correct fit.

post #926 of 19327
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post


I bought the Clark Street at Thanksgiving. The shoe never did much for me on the AE website, but I was in an AE store and I really liked them. I got the brown version. Great business casual / casual shoe and the Dainite sole is great for rainy days. I have worn them with everything from jeans to flannels and they look great. Very comfortable for me right out of the box. And the chromexcel is very durable and easy to care for.

Here are my Clark Streets


Chris

I'll echo what Chris is saying and add that what I love about this shoe is that the stitching really pops IMO. I also got the brown and my shoes are actually a tad darker than what it looks like in Chris' pic here. Because I like the stitching and dont want it to get tainted with brown wax polish, im treating them with Saphir Renovateur and their clear wax polish. Ive given them several coats and the stitching still looks great. Really sharp looking shoe, very comfortable and versatile. At $157 its a steal. Enjoy

 

EDIT: looks like theyre $137 now on Shoebank. Even better!


Edited by PbgGuy - 2/25/16 at 8:12am
post #927 of 19327
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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post

A question for Rutledge owners. I have never tried the Rutledge or any other shoe on that last and I have poor fit with balmoral laces. Is the shoe similar to the 65 last or more roomy like the 97? Any insight would be helpful as I am not near any stores to try on similar shoes.

 

The 333 last Rutledge is much better for high insteps than the 65 last IMO. The toe area is a bit longer and I find the ball of the foot to be a slight bit wider too.

post #928 of 19327
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Originally Posted by jrs311 View Post

On the upside, I feel like I made out pretty well in the recent sale. $177 Walnut Rogue firsts and $137 Oxblood McGregors seconds. The oxblood in particular I was pleasantly surprised with the color. Prior to this I was 0/3 for seconds, all due to egregious tiger striping. I was expecting to get a marbled purple monstrosity to send back, but it's actually close to the old Merlot color.

Pics




Broguing looks uneven on the back





Strip of brouging is peeling (more apparent when you compare to other areas)

Which store did you get the McGregors from? I have pair from Florida outlet on way - good success rate with them so far. 

post #929 of 19327
They were from Port Washington customer service
post #930 of 19327
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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post

Does anyone have any experience with the AE Clarks Street Casual Shoes? Anything positive or negative about them? Couple days ago I ordered a pair on the AE website for $157 and I just couldn't say no to that deal.


I love mine. I think they're a fantastic shoe for casual wear like jeans and chinos.

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