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I've got a high instep too, and, contrary to the usual formula, I've found that I get pretty good closure on a 65 bal by going down 1/2 in length and up two in width (e.g., I'm a Brannock 9.5 E, and I take a 9 EEE on 65). YMMV of course. :)
Thank you, @woofmang.. very kind of you to share. I have a Fifth Avenue in dark chili which I think looks fabulous except for the wide spaced lacing, which however, may improve with more wears. In fact, I think it even has already after only about three and even they were very brief!
As for sizing up or down, a very good thought, only as for going wider, I am already a 3E. I get less than stellar closure in any lace-up model really, at least that I've tried, including bluchers. Funny though, my Cavanaughs, now totaling two, fit great @ TSS and look good too (imho!) as I thought loafers were a high instepper's bane. True for me at least, 'til now.
I did ask here once if any 3E's actually get the really nice picture perfect closure we all see displayed but near as I could tell, no one stepped (sorry 😶) forward.
So, barring it's because all 3E's habiting here also have high insteps, I am prone to think it could be in the design of the shoe...Or not. ☺
 

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Thank you, @woofmang.. very kind of you to share. I have a Fifth Avenue in dark chili which I think looks fabulous except for the wide spaced lacing, which however, may improve with more wears. In fact, I think it even has already after only about three and even they were very brief!
As for sizing up or down, a very good thought, only as for going wider, I am already a 3E. I get less than stellar closure in any lace-up model really, at least that I've tried, including bluchers. Funny though, my Cavanaughs, now totaling two, fit great @ TSS and look good too (imho!) as I thought loafers were a high instepper's bane. True for me at least, 'til now.
I did ask here once if any 3E's actually get the really nice picture perfect closure we all see displayed but near as I could tell, no one stepped (sorry 😶) forward.
So, barring it's because all 3E's habiting here also have high insteps, I am prone to think it could be in the design of the shoe...Or not. ☺
10 eee here.

I find that it varies from pair to pair. I don’t have 2 pair of AEs (even in the same model) that “feel” the same in terms of volume.
 

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Thank you, @woofmang.. very kind of you to share. I have a Fifth Avenue in dark chili which I think looks fabulous except for the wide spaced lacing, which however, may improve with more wears. In fact, I think it even has already after only about three and even they were very brief!
As for sizing up or down, a very good thought, only as for going wider, I am already a 3E. I get less than stellar closure in any lace-up model really, at least that I've tried, including bluchers. Funny though, my Cavanaughs, now totaling two, fit great @ TSS and look good too (imho!) as I thought loafers were a high instepper's bane. True for me at least, 'til now.
I did ask here once if any 3E's actually get the really nice picture perfect closure we all see displayed but near as I could tell, no one stepped (sorry 😶) forward.
So, barring it's because all 3E's habiting here also have high insteps, I am prone to think it could be in the design of the shoe...Or not. ☺
I remember now you asking about that, and that I didn't respond because I'm not a "true" EEE; only in the 65. And of course, if I'd remembered your earlier question before I posted, I would have checked to see if AE even makes any EEEEEs (I now know they don't :() before offering that feedback...
 

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It is a boot TS for me. One black Aligator belt got me a second pair on this TS. My wife does not have spending limits as much as a shoe limit. No drama at one pair each TS. I did get the Landon and the Hamilton. Landon with marbled and Hamilton in Chili. The rest of the details were agreed upon but I can’t remember what exactly they were. So technically AE cannot make a mistake as long as the above is correct. Hell even if the colors get mixed up, I probably won’t notice.
 

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I remember now you asking about that, and that I didn't respond because I'm not a "true" EEE; only in the 65. And of course, if I'd remembered your earlier question before I posted, I would have checked to see if AE even makes any EEEEEs (I now know they don't :() before offering that feedback...
Ah, no problem! On another note, there is a lace-up shoe you favor, in burgundy, that I particularly like to see...but forget which model now! Will try to figure it out.
 

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This raises a question that I have wondered about.

Should people put shoe trees in unworn shoes they are storing indefinitely?

seems to me it would be better to store unworn shoes without trees
Late to this discussion, but definitely with trees! Just sitting around unworn is exactly when it will develop creases and other issues.

I definitely feel you. I like being immersed in the chaos of the usual show, but this is the first trunk show during a pandemic with no mixer and everything in basically unlimited quantities. We knew it would be a bit different, and I have to say that today was still a really fun day at work. I love trunk show day and we just get so excited to keep adding to the tally as the day goes by.

So truly...thank you. To everyone who participated, plans to participate, and to everyone who has to sit it out but is rooting it on from afar. Your purchases are obviously quantifiable, but your support is invaluable.
Don't the TS's normally start on a Friday? I would expect Thursday to be fairly slow no matter what.

And speaking of the TS, went directly to the SF store and put my order in today with Jay and Mario - great folks at that store! Picked up three pairs: The navy Landon, green Hamilton, and then after nearly half an hour of hemming and hawing, ordered a marbled Park Ave with Antique/Whiskey edge. No regrets, but you may see me eating ramen noodles for a few weeks.

While updating the spreadsheet with those buys, it was nice being "Biggest Weasel" for a while, but Lionel and Dpga seem to have rightfully stolen the show! Noticed that over half the orders on that sheet went for Antique/Whiskey edge. We must really love our contrast here. Is it just because everyone's focusing on casual options?
 

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Late to this discussion, but definitely with trees! Just sitting around unworn is exactly when it will develop creases and other issues.



Don't the TS's normally start on a Friday? I would expect Thursday to be fairly slow no matter what.

And speaking of the TS, went directly to the SF store and put my order in today with Jay and Mario - great folks at that store! Picked up three pairs: The navy Landon, green Hamilton, and then after nearly half an hour of hemming and hawing, ordered a marbled Park Ave with Antique/Whiskey edge. No regrets, but you may see me eating ramen noodles for a few weeks.

While updating the spreadsheet with those buys, it was nice being "Biggest Weasel" for a while, but Lionel and Dpga seem to have rightfully stolen the show! Noticed that over half the orders on that sheet went for Antique/Whiskey edge. We must really love our contrast here. Is it just because everyone's focusing on casual options?
I think we've done both?? I'd need to check. We've definitely done Thursday before though.
 

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Thank you, @woofmang.. very kind of you to share. I have a Fifth Avenue in dark chili which I think looks fabulous except for the wide spaced lacing, which however, may improve with more wears. In fact, I think it even has already after only about three and even they were very brief!
As for sizing up or down, a very good thought, only as for going wider, I am already a 3E. I get less than stellar closure in any lace-up model really, at least that I've tried, including bluchers. Funny though, my Cavanaughs, now totaling two, fit great @ TSS and look good too (imho!) as I thought loafers were a high instepper's bane. True for me at least, 'til now.
I did ask here once if any 3E's actually get the really nice picture perfect closure we all see displayed but near as I could tell, no one stepped (sorry 😶) forward.
So, barring it's because all 3E's habiting here also have high insteps, I am prone to think it could be in the design of the shoe...Or not. ☺
You and I are in the same boat - 10.5EEE with a high instep. The 65 is not great with closed lacing, and ok with open lacing, while the 201 with its higher cone works in closed lacing if I size down to 10EEE.
I have four pairs of MacNeils, two pairs of Graysons (97 last) and five pairs of Leeds, a Dalton, a Long Branch and a Sullivan Street (all 511), because those lasts work really well for me.
I will say the Alden Hampton last works surprisingly well in closed lacing. Highly recommended.
 

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Anyone wear the Arlington loafer? Maybe its dated with kiltie, tassel, AND long wing but I like it. I keep an eye out for it and may have found one, in black. Just wanted to know how you like it if you wear or wore it? Thanks.
 

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You and I are in the same boat - 10.5EEE with a high instep. The 65 is not great with closed lacing, and ok with open lacing, while the 201 with its higher cone works in closed lacing if I size down to 10EEE.
I have four pairs of MacNeils, two pairs of Graysons (97 last) and five pairs of Leeds, a Dalton, a Long Branch and a Sullivan Street (all 511), because those lasts work really well for me.
I will say the Alden Hampton last works surprisingly well in closed lacing. Highly recommended.
2nded.
Alden Hampton has considerably more volume and 3/16in more in width than the 65 last in the same size.
 

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