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I wanted to make a detailed post on the Grant Stone Fairfield Oxford but the short of it is: they are my favorite full-brogue style by far!

Besides the "sickly" yellow hue of AE's Walnut color, the pattern of the Fairfield (center) is much more attractive to me than the Strand to its left. For reference, the sizes below are 10.5EEE, 10E, and 11E. Excuse the poor photo quality but color representation is as accurate as I could achieve on my new Galaxy S21.

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This photo also illustrates the closeness of the tan Fairfields to AE's Dark Chili color on the right instead of the Walnut to the left (factory finished, that is). I do not have a pair of AE's in regular chili though I think they would be quite close. I would call the color of the Fairfield "London Tan" according to my old jar of Meltonian shoe cream. Note that I have darkened the Fairfields slightly from their original brick finish.

As for last shape comparison, below is a better representation of the differences between the 65 and Oliver lasts as all three shoes are in an E-width. The 65 last is quite elongated beyond the toes which leads to questions on safe walking mechanics especially while navigating stairs or difficult terrain.

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The Grant Stones fit and build quality is just superior in almost every way to this venerable American giant. Among the four new pairs of Allen Edmonds I have in hand (for the purpose fitting a friend) all have noticeable defects, being factory firsts, while the Grant Stone seconds in the center are practically flawless. (The sole stitching of the Fairfields is perhaps too close to the edge along the shoe's waist.)

Based on the other brands of full-brogues I have studied, the Grant Stone version seems to exceed most of them in build quality and finishing, and in my opinion also seems to be the most well-balanced and relevant style. The Alden style looks comparable yet I believe GS actually improved upon the aesthetics in several ways. The Fairfields remind me more of Trickers with their larger more pronounced perforations and medallions. A quick price check will show you that there's no better value in a modern dress shoe than the Grant Stone Fairfield Oxford!

Now, if we could just have them in a mid-brown calf or Maduro shell....
 
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Really strongly thinking about the Grant Stone penny loafers but I have heard different things about sizing. I am a 8.5UK on a Brannock
Their site says to go down half a size but I've read they run narrow and to go up a width
Anyone have any insight?
 

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Hey Wyatt and co., could we get a waxed tobacco or lighter brown suede Chukka in the future? I am looking for a waxed or sueded finish in lighter brown than than the earth as a counterpart to my crimson chukka. These are my favorite footwear by far but I don’t want to f them up too much running muddy trails to catch surf. Would rather sip bourbon by the fire with these brown beasts. That tobacco looks less formal and super hardworking plus that crepe sole is the absolute best. Look forward to the future, KK
 

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Grant stone in dune. Thanks to @manowar for the boots.

These were for sizing purposes. Starting from the speed hooks, the laces are very pulled together but that's okay as this pair was stretched out. Very comfortable boots! I will he purchasing more in the future

Edit - In case anyone cares about sizing. I'm a 10.5 on the brannock device. 10.5 in all sneakers.

Took a 10D on the boots and they fit
nice pictures. thanks!

10.5 on a brannock device means that your foot is 27.5 cm.
10.5 on all sneakers means you prefer a snug fit.
right?
 

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nice pictures. thanks!

10.5 on a brannock device means that your foot is 27.5 cm.
10.5 on all sneakers means you prefer a snug fit.
right?
Thanks. No, all my sneakers fit comfortably with about 1 inch of room in the front. My toes can easily move around with no rubbing. Of course everyone's feet are different
 

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What will the differences in makeup be for the Diesel vs the Edward in color 8 CXL?

Personally, things I really want to see are a perforated cap toe boot and a wingtip boot. I recall you saying that wingtip boots are in the works but a long way off.
The edward will have flat black welts with a black edge stain which really transforms this make-up. The diesel will have natural welts and stain.

We are working on both a wingtip and perf cap toe boot now. I feel like both of them could make an appearance late next year.

This is wonderful news. Edward on flat welt is such a beautiful make-up, cleanest lines I have seen. Leather or rubber sole for the upcoming model?
Thank you! The color 8 chromexcel will be on a rubber sole.

when can we expect Ottawa-Boots (chromexel; pebble) on the Cavity-Wedge-Sole?
Sorry, no plans for this!

Really strongly thinking about the Grant Stone penny loafers but I have heard different things about sizing. I am a 8.5UK on a Brannock
Their site says to go down half a size but I've read they run narrow and to go up a width
Anyone have any insight?
If you are an 8.5UK and routinely wear 8.5UK dress shoes (or 9D US in American shoes or sneakers), most customers would wear 8.5D in the loafer. That being said, it would be probably good to know what shoes you are currently wearing and those sizes as the conversion between UK & US is not consistent. Please feel free to send a DM.
Just for your reference, this loafer does not run narrow, but is actually quite full in the toe box compared to most loafers.

Hey Wyatt and co., could we get a waxed tobacco or lighter brown suede Chukka in the future? I am looking for a waxed or sueded finish in lighter brown than than the earth as a counterpart to my crimson chukka. These are my favorite footwear by far but I don’t want to f them up too much running muddy trails to catch surf. Would rather sip bourbon by the fire with these brown beasts. That tobacco looks less formal and super hardworking plus that crepe sole is the absolute best. Look forward to the future, KK
We are working on another brown suede colorway for this chukka but we don't have a timeline just yet! By the end of next year, there should be a couple more chukka options including non-crepe soles.
 

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The edward will have flat black welts with a black edge stain which really transforms this make-up. The diesel will have natural welts and stain.

We are working on both a wingtip and perf cap toe boot now. I feel like both of them could make an appearance late next year.

perf cap toe boot on any shell cordovan color, or any cap toe boot = i'm going to make script and spam buy

and good bye savings~
 

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Wingtip and perf cap toe boots are exciting news!
Agreed too bad it's a year away, although my wallet is probably ok with that.

@GrantStone Anything EEE to look forward to before the end of the year (beyond what has been added to the EEE page on the site)?
 
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The edward will have flat black welts with a black edge stain which really transforms this make-up. The diesel will have natural welts and stain.

We are working on both a wingtip and perf cap toe boot now. I feel like both of them could make an appearance late next year.



Thank you! The color 8 chromexcel will be on a rubber sole.



Sorry, no plans for this!



If you are an 8.5UK and routinely wear 8.5UK dress shoes (or 9D US in American shoes or sneakers), most customers would wear 8.5D in the loafer. That being said, it would be probably good to know what shoes you are currently wearing and those sizes as the conversion between UK & US is not consistent. Please feel free to send a DM.
Just for your reference, this loafer does not run narrow, but is actually quite full in the toe box compared to most loafers.



We are working on another brown suede colorway for this chukka but we don't have a timeline just yet! By the end of next year, there should be a couple more chukka options including non-crepe soles.
Thank you for giving me a makeup to look forward to in 2022. You guys are outstanding and wish you all the best.
 

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I don't do Instagram but #JC Cole's are fantastic!

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Check them out at Shoemart and you'll thank me later if you are a 10.5D (a few 8-10's and 13's still around too). I am thinking these have a little lower instep than the Leo but feel just like it everywhere else.

p.s. This is not off-topic
 

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I don't do Instagram but #JC Cole's are fantastic!

Check them out at Shoemart and you'll thank me later if you are a 10.5D (a few 8-10's and 13's still around too). I am thinking these have a little lower instep than the Leo but feel just like it everywhere else.

p.s. This is not off-topic
Same as Leo lengthwise?
 
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Same as Leo lengthwise?
Yes, the fit is comparable in length and width. I have a pair of longwings on the way also. They are discontinuing this line of shoes apparently, and the value is outstanding.
 

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