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I have a pair of Allen Edmonds Broadstreet spectators however they are usually only limited release. The 73 last fits my feet better than the 65 and I quite enjoy the shoes however you may have to wait for whenever they release them again.
 

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that was a nice looking shoe.

Definitely!
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I have a pair of Allen Edmonds Broadstreet spectators however they are usually only limited release. The 73 last fits my feet better than the 65 and I quite enjoy the shoes however you may have to wait for whenever they release them again.

The Broadstreet is so nice that I have it in two colors, the walnut-bone 2016 webgem and the navy-white from last summer's random special project. @bigbrother690 you might be in luck and they'll decide to do it again? IIRC Ashley who posts here reported that the sales from last summer's event were very good, and might warrant a 2nd round.

Both special events built it on the very old 73 last that it was originally made on, which I really appreciate. It's wonderful smart-casual shape that I think fits more people than the notoriously wonky 65 last. Somehow looks quite sleek on the outside but is very roomy on the inside.

(The 73 last is great....so of course they don't use it anymore. The former paratrooper and very beautifully dressed writer John Tinseth of The Trad describes this phenomenon as, "The more I learn about retail, the more I'm convinced it's very much like the army.")

Cobbler Union also has a pair of spectators year-round. Very sexy design but perhaps a bit too aggressive for some tastes.

Alden sometimes has a two-tone longwing made in collaboration with Leffot. It's a gorgeous shoe straight out of the 1930s, but very expensive.

You can of course also use the MTO tool from Carmina, which is how I got a pair of longwing spectators last year. Skoaktiebolaget also seems to have an MTO option you can try but I've no experience with that.
 

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