Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Please see above for links of different edge dressings.
My understanding is it's a free option on MTOs.
850csi, I'm surprised Allison said calfskin would feel looser than cowhide. This is opposite from how the Rough Collection shoes behave.
To be clear, here is what Allison said to me regarding Independence fit. For comparison, I wear 8.5D in the 5-65 last:
FWIW Allison said there's no such thing as chili edge dressing - I suspect the McTavishes you posted as an example of that might have the toasted natural. There's definitely some variation from shoe to shoe even for theoretically identical finishes.
I don't know man. Perhaps she was referring to the specific cowhide that comes on the default EC - maybe the Dublin leather on the rough collection shoes is thinner. But it would certainly make sense - the leather on the ECs I tried on is significantly thicker than any of of my calfskin shoes.
Thanks for this follow-up. I guessed on that chili link, but the rest were direct examples Allison gave me. Well, except for the black on, but I'm petty confident in that.
I'll remove the chili reference. Still, it's interesting that AE sells "chili" edge dressing and it works perfectly on my Cognac McTavishes.
Yeah, I noticed that as well. That's probably what I'll use on the midsole on my MTOs.
Does anyone have a female significant other who wears AE and if so, what models? My wife has a difficult time finding women's shoes that are wide enough. Given the size and width options, AEs may be a solution.
On a related note, does anyone know of a women's shoe company with options similar to AE?
Someone a while back posted pics of a female SA wearing the 5th Street boots; looked pretty good
These are AE Park Aves in 8.5 3E. The lacing is obviously too wide at the top. Is it worth seeing if a half size up will make enough of a difference, or do I need to find a different shoe/last?
How does the rest of the shoe feel, the gap is due to the height of your instep, not the width of your toes and joints. Change to straight European lacing, it will lose up the gap a bit.
-2003 MERLOT BURNISHED CALF
-TONE ON TONE UPPER STITCH
-INDEPENDENCE LEATHER LINING AND INSOLE
-BLACK FLAT WELT
-DOUBLE BUTYL OUTSOLE
-DARK BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING
-BLACK EYELETS AND SPEEDHOOKS (3)
Anyone know what 2003 merlot is? Also, anyone know the difference between merlot and burgundy is?
Do you do most of your AEs as straight lacing or do you reserve it more for formal styles?
I'm sure it's just the style code, not a year. Merlot is the name they use for their calf and burgundy is the name they use for their shell cordovan.
Generally more formal, but the rule is not hard and fast.
When I was in Madrid, I stopped in the Carmina store. They had a section of women's shoes that were great- both high heels and flats. The problem is that they are very hard to find in the US and you would likely have to import them. You're much better off buying the expensive stuff for yourself and sending the wife out to DSW or something.
+1. I have the same problem. I only have one bal for that reason, really. The rest of the shoe fits great, I just end up with a huge unsightly gap. They just don't work with my instep so I stick to bluchers.
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