Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
These are quite handsome. Are these the brown leather?
The Neumoks are certainly my favorite AEs. Still contemplating a Cronmok with a mini-lug sole. Maybe next month.
I kind of have a difficult situation that I hope the AE vets here can help me figure out.
- I used AE's online self sizing measurement and measured myself as a size 8.5D. I then went and placed an order on the Vernons 8-108 last in 8.5D
- Before the Vernons were delivered to me, I decided to make a trip to the closest AE store (30 miles away) and tried on the Rutledge 3-333 last and the staff sized me for a size 8D which fit me fine so I made the purchase. While in the store, I asked the SA that if I'm a size 8D for the Rutledge, does that make me an 8D for the Vernon as well? She told me yes, I'll be an 8D for the Vernon also. By now, I'm worried because I know that I have a pair of Vernon is 8.5D being delivered to me sometime next week.
- My Vernons have now arrived and after lacing them up, they feel like they fit my feet, the front and width of my feet feel snug except for some heel slippage in the back.
Now my question is if I should return these 8.5D Vernon and wait another 3-4 weeks for a size 8D Vernon? Is the SA correct regarding the sizing? I'm also worried of wasting time and the 8D Vernon may be too small for me since everything already feels snug except for the heel slippage. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I can take photos of the Vernons as well if needed.
**Also, what is the usual normal length from where your toe ends, to the tip of the shoe? Is 1" to 1.5" normal?
Wow bucksfan, your collection of burgundy shell AE's is stunning!
Unless you have a different offer/promotion, the Bayfield was not eligible for that promotion. Hope you had better luck.
OldManMachine, my opinion: who cares what the size says if they feel good. The SA might know what the brannock says but she doesnt know how your feet feel. My suggestion: wear them around on carpet for a bit to make sure the arch fits where it needs to and go with your gut. Personally, I have shoes from size 7.5 to 9.5. They all feel great and I have no foot issues. Go with what feels good.
yup, the brown leather. looks a lot like natural CXL, i wonder if it will darken over time like CXL.
starting to look like the alden thread here...
if you are keen on keeping the creasing behind the cap, what may help is if you make sure the sole is broken in at the location of the desired crease BEFORE any heavy wearing. you can do this controlled creasing by kneeling carefully and switching sides. my best creasing results from six or so pairs of shoes over the past 3 months have happened when i've tried to pay attention to this. if you wear them right off the bat and wait for the creases to form, it's dealer's choice--the upper creases will fall preferentially where the shoe is most likely to bend (and the sole is a much more important factor than the upper with regard to this), and this may be too far forward for your liking.
this does not completely remove the possibility that the crease may sadly fall right in the middle of the cap, but it sure helps.
yea..these are nice. what "color" are they?
See quote above.
image searched neumok brown leather:
what am i missing here
Agreed with mikeharo, go with the shoe that feels right... despite what the sizing is.
In my experience, it has always been best to try on the shoe to ensure fit, even on the same lasted shoe styles.
For me, heal slippage is a big red flag and something I would size down for. But, depending on the shoe, you may be able to minimize the slippage if the lacing pushes your foot back enough... boots seem to solve this better than shoes thought. Just be sure to keep width in mind too if you do size down.
My avatar pic shows the Jeffersons in burnish brown and confirmed, they are exquisite shoes.
The leather on Independence collection feels much more supple than the standard shoes (strand, etc.). And, they use a softer lining that gives a much more well broken in glove feel to your feet in my opinion.
My SF response would be to get both the Amsterdam and Jefferson if you could swing it.
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