Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
I got them for $380, which seemed like a pretty good price. Overall I'm happy with the shoe bank.
My experience with the shoe bank consists of one purchase which I am happy with.
I gotta start using them more in the future.
I have probably bought 15 pairs of shoes from the Shoe Bank. If you guys start using them more, I might not get what I want from them... Well, use away. They have some amazing deals throughout the year.
744s were a limited run of 1000 firsts, and some seconds. The seconds were, for some time, sold through AE, but wolverine made them pull the entire stock because they were so greatly undercutting the price (I got 744s and 721s for $350 each ) and the stores who had collab'd on it were pissed (Leffot et. al). I got mine in my standard Wolverine size (9D, when I wear 9.5EEE in the 5-last for AE). The length was perfect, it's a bit snug sideways. Wolverine's CXL stretches a bit more, but I find that the unlined shell molds to my foot enough that my foot is very comfortably snug in them.
Also, mine look nothing like Cold Irons. I have my 744s sno-sealed (at the price, I decided they were my foul weather boots!), so they are dark like an espresso shell, rather than the original cigar/mohagoney color. Gorgeous, not shiny, but gorgeous and completely water-tight.
I read that you should go TTS on the 744. I'm a 8.5D TTS and wear a 8D on the AE 5 last. I have a slight issue with the 5 last because I have a higher instep. The shoe width is perfect I just get a bit larger gap at the laces. Where should I start with the 744?
Renomat on shells? Isn't that a bit harsh? If you're really going to do this, please post a before and after picture. I'd like to see what it does. Personally, I'd just be patient and proceed with the Mac method.
I'm on an Alden kick lately, but it will be difficult to pass up the brown shell Jefferson.
What do people think of the heel detail? Too light for this shade of brown?
While we're at this subject. I'm an 11.5 3E in AE 5 and 1 lasts and I own a pair of Wolverine 1ks in 11 3E. Would 11.5D work in the 744s?
I'm really sorry I mentioned the 744s at this point - I'm not going to be able to find a pair and I'll be jealous of everyone who does.
It doesn't bother me at all. In fact, I like having some variety and something different than the chili edge dressing or regular brown. If it comes and it is light, it will be easy to darken up.
Good point. It's an easier DIY task to make it darker than lighter.
I would say it's a very good bet that'll work out just fine for you. Unlined shell is very lenient sizing wise.
After owning more than a dozen pair of AE's, I gotta say my favorites in terms of fit and finish are my bourbon strands and merlot Mcallisters. Absolutely love them
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