Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Those look great!
Thanks Money! i'm amazed by the quality and comfort of these. My Kenilworth took a while to break in but these feel so much more comfortable out the box
I don't think you need to for storage. I tried one time, but the shoe trees do not fill out the shoe like my foot does so does not replicate the shape when fully tied. It is also is one more step when putting your shoes on, untie and spread throat apart to insert foot, whereas if you left
Yes agreed that the 3 last is more European. I think I am shying away from the chiseled look as I don't think it will stand the test of time as much, so I am only looking for shoes that are more rounded now.
Agreed. I scored two pair (Red and Brown) from the AE outlet for $30/pair a while back.
I have the kenilworth, in the same size as my 5th aves (both 5-last), but the kenilworth feels noticeably bigger/longer...I believe this is a pretty common observation with the kenilworth vs. the PA/5A/Strands (I wish I had known sooner).
I've already worn the kenilworth out a few times scratching the leather sole, so an exchange/return is probably out of the question. I was hoping/optimistic it would somehow fit me better eventually. You guys have any advice on what I can possibly do? My last resort would be to ebay them at a loss =/
I have the kenilworth as mentioned and I had to size down half a size from my normal dress shoes which is size 8. I'm 8 in the fifth avenue.
Maybe use insoles?
I was just trying to help you out!
Did you make the SWIMS purchase in December like the other member did? I really want these but am not interested in paying full price.
...and you certainly helped us all out. I love my Townley Cordovan shoes!
I wish I had properly did some research, as you've done. Maybe I'll look into insoles, never have before. Thanks.
Open to any other advice as well.
Thought I'd share my inaugural day-out for new pair of PRL Saunders by AE I picked up on the bay. Slight blemish on one tongue - otherwise pristine. Would never pay the $500+ they want, but I got a steal! Comfy...
I picked them up in 2011 Q4.
Same process for me but I use Renovateur. Like you, my AE shell blooms much more than my Alden shell. Not a real big deal but a bit more work.
Kristle and Kesley from J'Ville outlet were a big help. Just ordered tan pair of Amok for $85, brown pair of LaSalle for $129 and grey pair of Long Brancj for $159. I'd say I got a deal.
Next on the list: black Rutledge, walnut Franciscan, and black Westchester.
Add these to my bourbon Strands and Black Mctavish and my AE collection is well on its way
whoa...are those the memorial day sale prices? are they honoring those prices early?
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