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I need help reading the Branick device. I’m getting my brother some vintage Florsheims for his 50th birthday. I asked him to go get measured, and the sales person at Nordstrom told him that he wears a 9D. I don’t think that’s possible. He tried on several pairs of my 9Ds and he’s swimming in them. I think he wears 8E. Thoughts? View attachment 1461812View attachment 1461813
It looks like a 9D on the left and a little longer than an 8D on the right. It seems that the length of his arch is even longer though, so a 9D seems like a reasonable place to start.
 

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They are being made in the DR. The Wilbert is so popular that it strains the PW plant. It could come back to PW depending on how other styles perform. Then again, I would keep the Wilbert in the DR based on Margins. The AE buyer will pay more for dress shoes and boots. But styles like the Wilbert and hand sewn shoes do not command as high of retail price. At least for AE customers.
Thanks for the info. I'm not sure I want to drop $220 on a made in DR shoe. Not a questions of quality per se, I just personally prefer MiUSA.
 

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Wearing (made by Dominicans) Flagstaffs today. Tried to make them exotic looking by putting Canadian pennies in them.

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Saw Jaime (that's what it said on the name tag) at Gelson's Market this afternoon.

If Jaime had feet he would wear only Allen-Edmonds shoes.

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Roycru, it's wonderful that you think my country's one-cent coin is "exotic"! I have, almost literally, a million of them hanging around my home, quite un-exotically, collected in jars and tins. Up here, we gave up using the things a while ago, and now we round-up (or round-down if one is really lucky) to the nearest dime in cash transactions. For what it's worth, the last time I wore slotted loafers, many , many years ago, I inserted Canadian nickels, which sport our country's proud symbol, the Beaver. I suppose I have a few of those hanging around, too. At this writing, they're worth about 4 American pennies. It sure makes it harder to buy and receive AE at that exchange rate, I'll tell ya!

Finally, I bet if Jaime had his druthers, what with his plaid slacks and all, he'd be wanting to wear MacNeils.
 

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Sorry for poor quality; friend did a quick scan of his mailer.
@ae_ashley I wish marketing was more consistent. I've come to terms with the Loden/Grey being the same color, but to call it olive on paper and grey on site is confusing. He went looking for it and didn't see it because it's grey on site.
 

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Sorry for poor quality; friend did a quick scan of his mailer.
@ae_ashley I wish marketing was more consistent. I've come to terms with the Loden/Grey being the same color, but to call it olive on paper and grey on site is confusing. He went looking for it and didn't see it because it's grey on site.
One of the many advantages of olive/ loden /grey/dark taupe suede is that a random slice of avocado dropped on the foot does not leave a mark (unless you look closely). BF9111AA-CFB7-43F8-BC6E-370561283733.jpeg
Guess that’s why they are called Drop Chukkas.:rimshot:

Some cold air blew in this weekend.It may be time to put up the unlined chukkas in favor of the Dundees.
 

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One of the many advantages of olive/ loden /grey/dark taupe suede is that a random slice of avocado dropped on the foot does not leave a mark (unless you look closely). View attachment 1462148
Guess that’s why they are called Drop Chukkas.:rimshot:

Some cold air blew in this weekend.It may be time to put up the unlined chukkas in favor of the Dundees.
Though, MD chukkas are sold as olive (or moss) not Loden! And there's definitely a difference.
Can anyone really tell the difference between grey and loden anyway? :hide:
Not really. Taupe too. I believe it's just batch variances.

Issue isn't that they're the same color visually, or even what color they choose to name them, it's that they are inconsistent in naming. My friend specifically wondered if OLIVE would be offered later in the year, because GREY is listed on the site. That's right! He wouldn't have bought a pair simply because they can't decide what to call them.
 

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Though, MD chukkas are sold as olive (or moss) not Loden! And there's definitely a difference.

Not really. Taupe too. I believe it's just batch variances.

Issue isn't that they're the same color visually, or even what color they choose to name them, it's that they are inconsistent in naming. My friend specifically wondered if OLIVE would be offered later in the year, because GREY is listed on the site. That's right! He wouldn't have bought a pair simply because they can't decide what to call them.
It is Olivegate all over again.
 

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I feel confident in getting a Landon for the upcoming TS. I was able to try on the Cyrus in my size. But I don’t have the same confidence in the new sneaker. Can’t get even a PA or Strand sneaker in my hands let alone my size just to look at how it is constructed and what the insole would look like. The sneaker is just too risky for me to plop down $525 to hope it fits in a size that I pick. I suppose if I were actually a D or wider, I would feel better about getting one. Guess I will just have to wait until some of these are available in calf or suede to make that decision.
 

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I feel confident in getting a Landon for the upcoming TS. I was able to try on the Cyrus in my size. But I don’t have the same confidence in the new sneaker. Can’t get even a PA or Strand sneaker in my hands let alone my size just to look at how it is constructed and what the insole would look like. The sneaker is just too risky for me to plop down $525 to hope it fits in a size that I pick. I suppose if I were actually a D or wider, I would feel better about getting one. Guess I will just have to wait until some of these are available in calf or suede to make that decision.
Interested in a Landon as well. I’m a b width. How did the Cyrus fit? Bit concerned in the cone height. Hm in b is ok for me in calf but shell is lasted bigger
 

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Interested in a Landon as well. I’m a b width. How did the Cyrus fit? Bit concerned in the cone height. Hm in b is ok for me in calf but shell is lasted bigger
The Cyrus fit me snug enough that I feel the Shell will be just right.
 

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