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A few more for fun.

 

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the last one has a similar light blue to the shirt, not exact though.

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Last thoughts... Must get to bed. Of the last batch maybe the top if it's green. Reds in rosettes less bright (not a fan of red ties versus muted reds like burgundies).

Oddly enough i still like the light olive you were sorry you had bought. Purple dots? Purple and brown works too. I think that looks good though not in a classic way. But a purple dotted tie isn't exactly classic.

I'm going to wager that the women at work will love it. Will the waywrn crowd? Who knows. But it looks interesting. Tie it and snap a shot. My vote but don't blame me! smile.gif

If I could gift you a tie for this, olive challis with burgundy small paisleys.
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Thanks for the advice.  I'll sleep on it and see what I wake up to.  :cheers:

post #25699 of 33197
Last thought. Large dots seem to me a dandyish tie. Fun and has its place. One of
The posters in WAYWRN posted a funeral fit with large dotted
Square. That seemed to me out of place for the context.

So last thing to think about: how do you want to feel when wearing it tomorrow in real life as opposed to posting it in WATWRN. Cheers.
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Last thought. Large dots seem to me a dandyish tie. Fun and has its place. One of
The posters in WAYWRN posted a funeral fit with large dotted
Square. That seemed to me out of place for the context.

So last thing to think about: how do you want to feel when wearing it tomorrow in real life as opposed to posting it in WATWRN. Cheers.

 

That was me! It was OK though. It was subtle enough, the dots. Wearing a PS over here is "dandy" anyway so it didn't really make much difference. It wasn't inappropriate as I wasn't a "mourner", just in the congregation. My friend was happy I was there one way or the other.

 

I made sure I was happy with it in real life, as always; it wasn't just a fit for WAYWRN.

post #25701 of 33197
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That was me! It was OK though. It was subtle enough, the dots. Wearing a PS over here is "dandy" anyway so it didn't really make much difference. It wasn't inappropriate as I wasn't a "mourner", just in the congregation. My friend was happy I was there one way or the other.

 

I made sure I was happy with it in real life, as always; it wasn't just a fit for WAYWRN.


Got it. Good to be there for a friend. Not been to a funeral in a while, knock on wood. I wonder if one might just do without the PS if one were a mourner as opposed to attendee.

post #25702 of 33197

Alden shoes marked b/d are narrow in the toebox right?

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Originally Posted by eviltimeban View Post
 

 

That was me! It was OK though. It was subtle enough, the dots. Wearing a PS over here is "dandy" anyway so it didn't really make much difference. It wasn't inappropriate as I wasn't a "mourner", just in the congregation. My friend was happy I was there one way or the other.

 

I made sure I was happy with it in real life, as always; it wasn't just a fit for WAYWRN.


Got it. Good to be there for a friend. Not been to a funeral in a while, knock on wood. I wonder if one might just do without the PS if one were a mourner as opposed to attendee.

 

I would say so, unless it was a simple white TV fold with a white shirt and black tie. That would be acceptable I'm sure.

post #25704 of 33197
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Very common issue with that last and a lot of people, myself included, have "bowing" issues with those.  After multiple replacements by AE I've just accepted my foot/instep or whatever its called is not made for that last.  A last is the form the shoe is "sculpted" on in case you don't know.  Different models sometimes share a "last" such as AE Fifth Ave. with their Park Ave.  

Thanks jungleroller. This was my first pair of nice dress shoes and I was really looking forward to them, but I don't feel quite as bad now. I think my issue is that the front half of my foot is wide while the back half must be relatively narrow. Any last recommendations for AE (or others) that may suite this foot shape better? Is there a thread that you can point me to that discusses this topic?

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Thanks jungleroller. This was my first pair of nice dress shoes and I was really looking forward to them, but I don't feel quite as bad now. I think my issue is that the front half of my foot is wide while the back half must be relatively narrow. Any last recommendations for AE (or others) that may suite this foot shape better? Is there a thread that you can point me to that discusses this topic?

There's a large AE thread in this forum but it's mostly praise.  Google "bowing" and you'll see plenty of pictures similar to what you're experiencing I imagine.  AE is pretty good about their customer service so see if you can work with them to resolve your issue.  I have a couple Rutledges from their Independence line that don't bow but they're more expensive.  For me the only last that bows with them is that Fifth Ave./Park Ave.  Do you have an AE close by to visit and speak to someone/get fitted in person?  

 

There are plenty of Shoe Companys making nice Goodyear welted shoes.  Alden is another American Company, they're a notch up from AE in price.  Allen Edmonds is on the less expensive end of the spectrum.  You can find deals on them, either through their "seconds" program (basically shoes that don't pass QC) or their pretty regular direct sales.  There's plenty of English Shoemakers that are very good but expect to pay +$600 for a pair.  Personally I've found a liking to Carmina Shoes out of Spain.  Take some time around this website to look through some of the pages and get a feel for what you need/like and then read about those makers.  Everyones gotta start somewhere.  :cheers: 

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I also have a wider forefoot and find the AE5 a bit slack around the middle.  Wide fits from Church's and Cheaney are good in that regard - still nice and snug around the heel and waist.  Try www.herringshoes.co.uk  Some of their own shoes are made by Cheaney, and the ones I have on the 2003 last are probably my best fitting.  I'm a 9.5G in those, a 10E in AE.

 

Edit: I've just re-read your original post and I suspect that you might not have needed to go to the "E" width at all.  The problem for you was the low instep on AE lasts (and they all are a bit, in my experience).  Again, try some European makers, they are more roomy over the instep even in narrower fittings.  For AE prices or cheaper, you might get on with Barker or Loake, and Cheaney as mentioned above.  Alfred Sargeant are great, but a bit more expensive and also I don't find mine quite so snug in the heel, even in standard fitting.

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What are the advantages/disadvantages or purpose of Tie Construction like this?

 

 

I have a Conrad Wu Tie that is like this towards the end of the wide end and it seems to roll up when I sit and since it has no structure to it, it kind of stays that way.  Curled up a little.  

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Dear Wise Ones of the Forum:

 

Is there a post, tutorial, or other Forum document available that tells members how to post photographs in threads (yes, I tried the search but found no joy)?

 

Thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Dear Wise Ones of the Forum:

 

Is there a post, tutorial, or other Forum document available that tells members how to post photographs in threads (yes, I tried the search but found no joy)?

 

Thanks.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

Not sure, but I'll try and help.

 

Easiest way is to click on the button that looks like mountains with a dot (sun) when youre typing or replying in a post.  Its above the text box.  this brings you to a point where you can upload a photo or provide a link for the picture if it's already hosted on a website.  If you're uploading, click the blue box "upload photo" and direct it to where the photo is on your computer.

 

If you're adding an image URL (which is a web address for where it exists/ is hosted on the internet) than you'll basically find the picture you want, if you're using a windows machine, right click, copy image url then "paste" that link into the open box provided (keyboard CTRL then V) If you're using a MAC, it's been a while and I'm not the best person to ask.  I hope this helps?

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Not sure, but I'll try and help.

 

Easiest way is to click on the button that looks like mountains with a dot (sun) when youre typing or replying in a post.  Its above the text box.  this brings you to a point where you can upload a photo or provide a link for the picture if it's already hosted on a website.  If you're uploading, click the blue box "upload photo" and direct it to where the photo is on your computer.

 

If you're adding an image URL (which is a web address for where it exists/ is hosted on the internet) than you'll basically find the picture you want, if you're using a windows machine, right click, copy image url then "paste" that link into the open box provided (keyboard CTRL then V) If you're using a MAC, it's been a while and I'm not the best person to ask.  I hope this helps?

 

A thousand thanks.

 

This is the sort of information the forum owners really should include in the welcoming PM they send to new registrants but they don't.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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