Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.
Made a stop into the St Louis store this afternoon intending to try on the Cornwallis and a Cavanaugh but being a EEE, I obviously struck out. Only things available in EEE were Park Avenues, a Grayson, and something casual that wasn't specified. SA was sympathetic and did offer to have sizes available for try on the next time I'm in town, but that doesn't really happen often or with a lot of advance planning. I guess I'll just have to a shoe bank and online customer only. Seems a shame when one of the best reasons to be an AE customer is the sheer breadth of size and width options
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No, it's the sheepskin lining. There is a cushion but not poron.
1. Is the $125 in addition to any SMU changes? That is, if I ask for non-standard shell with a lug sole, Indy lining, and natural welt is the upcharge $235?
2. If so, what welt/insole/sole options are they using for shell as a standard? I assume brown welt for brown, black for black and burgundy, leather lining/insoles, and JR soles.
So if I want the shell Cornwallis with independence insole it would be $658 with the 15% off
Thanks. I am going to contact the store and ask them about the sole. I'm not in a hurry to buy anything right now, but I will consider these. I've worn Timberland's and other shoes but they caused me a lot of foot pain, but I'm honestly not sure why.
Off topic, I saw this yesterday and thought some might be interested in the Park Aves on NR. Only $199.
A picture that I posted a while back in the old A-E thread.......
Crossing a stream while hiking wearing Ridgeways, which have Vibram lug soles and orange reverse split welts, stitching, and laces to help hunters tell the difference between my feet and a moose's feet.
Those are beautiful Roycru!
1) Yes, the $125 doesn't include SMU changes such as sole/welt/insole/size. Linings aren't an SMU option from what I've been told.
2) JR soles and leather insoles are standard for shell, and I assume the edge color and welt are the same as on the non-shell version of the shoe (assuming the shell is the same color as a non-shell offering). If the shell color is different from what's offered on the non-shell version, they probably use what's standard on other shoes in that shell color.
$692.75 by my math (0.85 * ($650 shoe + $125 MTO shell fee + $40 insole change fee)).
And dang it! Why'd you remind me that I've been wanting a pair of shell Cornwallises! Now I feel like I forgot something in my order today... I wonder if I can find a 1943 last size that fits me... OTOH, I can always wait for the Stanford/Palo Alto AE store to open up in July and place my MTO order for that then... lol
That's a beautiful picture, but I have to warn you. Most hunters don't check out their game's laces before pulling the trigger.
Thanks! And the good news is, a MTO First Avenue will come in right around the cost for a shell Dalton. I wonder if they'd throw a double sole on it or if I'd be better off giving it a lug for more badassery.
Now to choose between that, a Cornwallis, a Yorktown, or a Fifth Street. Paging @polojock615 to remind me how nice the burgundy shell Cornwallis is
Ordered some Neumoks in blue today. Had a $50 credit coming my way from the lowered clearance price on the Sturgis right after i bought mine....so why not?
Chili 5ths from the anniversary sale should arrive monday. Pics in daylight provided they arrive before dark, Inshallah.
A lug sole and storm welt would make it pretty rugged.
Now the simple answer to the second question is to get all three! If need be, you can get one now with the First Ave, and the other two when the next AE store opens in July!
Some Tassel Loafer assistance please:
1) Are tassel loafers considered appropriate to wear with a suit in a setting that does not require the strictest formal attire?
2) If so, whih shoe is more appropriate, the Grayson, or something more like Alden's tassel loafer?
3) Do most size down from their Park Ave size to the Grayson?
Thanks in advance!
Quote: In the US moreso than elsewhere. However, even many in the US will advise against it. Personally, I'll wear loafers with an odd jacket and trousers all day, but not a suit.
Quote: Tossup, as to formality IMO.
Quote: In general, yes. Try them on in the store. I need to go wide with anything on the 5 last, but loafers can be tricky as ones that are comfy in the toebox will often have significant heel slip for me (which obviously can't be corrected by lacing tighter) and require sizing down or installing tongue pads and heel grips.
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