Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Bartlett Cap-Toe Oxford


Item# SF7643
$530.00 $249.97


  • Select Color 7644 Walnut

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  • Lace-up, cap-toe balmoral oxford dress shoe
  • Longer toe and tapered silhouette
  • Independence Collection
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Classic Fit, fits true to size


  • 360º Bench Welt construction for durability and stability
  • CustomCork™ insole forms a custom fit
  • Two-tone leather sole and combination heel
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the welted 201 Last
  • Supple high-end European calfskin leather upper with an aniline finish
  • Ultra-soft lambskin lining
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    STEP 1: Using a damp cloth or sponge, lather our Saddle Soap and apply onto leather to clean and restore its natural oils.

    STEP 2: Moisturize the shoes with our Cream Polish to make them supple and soft, following instructions on the product.

    STEP 3: Condition the shoes with our Speed Polish, protecting them from dirt, rain and snow.

    STEP 4: Take our Heel dressing applicator and apply to the edge of the heel and sole.

    STEP 5: Apply our Leather Lotion as needed for added protection and polish in between cleanings. Use our Horsehair Shine Brush to buff shoes to a desired shine.

    *For camo printed leather, simply rub our Leather Lotion onto print with our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth as needed and wipe smudges or dirt away with a damp cloth.

    Relaxed Fit

    The relaxed fit has added space in the toe box. This extra room allows for thicker socks and foot expansion that occurs at the end of the day or during a long flight.

    U.S. E.U. U.K.
    5 38 4
    5.5 38.5 4.5
    6 39 5.5
    6.5 39.5 6
    7 40 6.5
    7.5 41 7
    8 41.5 7.5
    8.5 42 8
    9 43 8.5
    9.5 43.5 9
    10 44 9.5
    10.5 44.5 10
    11 45 10.5
    11.5 45.5 11
    12 46 11.5
    12.5 47 12
    13 48 12.5
    14 49 13
    15 50 14
    16 50.5 15

    For help getting the perfect fit, we recommend you visit a retail store to get your feet fitted. If you do not have the option to visit one of our stores, you may contact customer service to help you choose the right size.

    Width Available Sizes
    AAAA 8.5-16 Narrow
    AAA 10-12, 13, 14
    AA 10-12, 13, 14
    A 9-12, 13, 14
    B 8-12, 13, 14, 15
    C 8-12, 13, 14, 15
    D 6-13, 14, 15, 16 Medium
    E 6-12, 13, 14
    EE 6-12, 13
    EEE 7-12, 13, 14 Wide
    Ask & Answer
    Bartlett Cap-Toe Oxford is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 68.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable shoes I own both a black and a walnut pair. I think the quality is excelent. These are some of the most comfortable AE shoes that I own, and I own several pair.
    Date published: 2020-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great purchase experience! Just received my pair of black Bartlett shoes. This is my 4th pair purchased in 3 months. My first purchases from AE. What a great product and fast shipping!...I also bought an AE belt to match one of my other pairs. I have to buy on sales but I am Hooked!...Love supporting US workers and a historical US company. Keep up the good work!
    Date published: 2020-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too Bad It Appears They Are Dropping the Independence Collection Although I have at least a dozen pairs of AE shoes, the Bartlett is only my second pair of AE shoes from the Independence Collection. I have the Jefferson 2.0 as well. Wow, these are nice shoes. Maybe not $550 nice, but I got both my pairs on sale for over 50% off. The leather is much softer than other AE lines and the lining is super soft and comfortable. They are also very good looking. This last seems to be great for my foot, which is wide in the front and narrow in the back. 12 D on these is a little bit snug, but not in a bad way. I have McNeil and Macallister models and I need a 12.5 D in those. And in Park Avenue, I needed to go to a 13, to get them to not pinch across the toes. My one complaint is that on the Bartlett, I got the walnut color, and the color was applied in a little bit of an irregular manner (not a problem on the black Jefferson). This isn't a huge problem--my experience is that with wear and polish, these types of problems kind of even out and they aren't really noticeable. One thing I probably won't be able to comment on is how they wear. With about 50 pairs of dress shoes, I don't get a chance to wear any one pair very often--especially right now in the middle of a pandemic.
    Date published: 2020-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good-weather version of what has always seemed a classic dismal-weather shoe style My pair arrived in fine shape. Construction looks fine to my non-shoemaker eyes. The leather (in Walnut) is butter-soft and the lining is super-fine. The shoe's design is slightly different to the Strandmok (most conspicuous, a seam running all the way up the back and the welt is different). The leather is utterly different to the pebble-grained, somewhat thick, stiffer leather on the waterproof Strandmok model. The Bartlett's "Walnut" color is similar to the Weatherproof Strandmok's "Tan Grain". The Bartlett is a sunny-day counterpart. In terms of shoe aesthetics, I wonder whether a sturdy-leather Strandmok looks better than a similar design in softer leather like the Bartlett. In the leather department, I've been impressed by the Bond Street (Mahogany) and a bit surprisingly, the Ace.
    Date published: 2020-07-02
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    Same as Clarkston fitment?

    I wear 8.5 D Clarkston, should I get the same size for this? Also what polish should i use for Bartlett Walnut? Thanks
    Asked by: RS3
    I would order your normally size. I use Cognac color polish.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-08-15

    How does the 65 last compare to the 201 last ?

    My husband only wears Allen Edmonds. He has at least ten pairs and they all seem to be the 65 last.
    Asked by: Dee
    I have shoes from both the 65 and 201 Lasts. The 201 is a slightly longer toe box and a little wider in width but has a more chiseled look compared to shoes on the 65 Last (eg Park Ave., 5th Ave., Strand). I have the Bartlett’s built on the 201 Last and they fit me well. I have a slightly high arch. Hope this helps.
    Answered by: Long Beach Brian
    Date published: 2020-01-25

    How do these shoes hold up against the rain? I know these are not waterproof.

    Which shoes from the independence collection hold up pretty good against rain and the elements?
    Asked by: Ramiro
    I used mink oil to break them in before the first polishing and while not waterproof, they are holding up well so far. Just fyi, i used the mink oil first then a cream wax and then then 2 coats of a paste wax to protect the shoe
    Answered by: mick
    Date published: 2019-12-10

    Differences between Bartlett and Strand?

    Please help me understand the differences between the Bartlett and the Strand. I’m specifically interested in any variation in color between the brown versions of each shoe. Also, is the Bartlett a noticeably longer and more narrow shoe? Thank you.
    Asked by: SDA4
    To me, Bartlett’s are an upgrade to the Strands in the leather quality upper with the soft lamb skin lining. I haven’t put the same color Bartlett’s next to their Strand cousin. However different leathers do accept dyes differently. So there may be variations in colors. Importantly, there’s two shoes are built on different lasts and fit my feet differently. The Strands are built on the 65 Last and the Bartlett’s on the 201 Last. As you pointed out the toe box on the Bartlett’s are a little longer than the Strands. The Bartlett’s seem to feel great on my first wearing. The 5th Avenues take 4 or 5 wearing to settle in to my feet. I have a slightly high instep. Also the 65 last shoes seem to run a little narrower than the 201 last shoes. Hope this helps.
    Answered by: Long Beach Brin
    Date published: 2019-12-08

    What dressing should be used on the sole sides? I have the walnut color

    Asked by: Anonymous
    We recommend the Brown Heel and Sole Edge Dressing. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-08-09

    Will the Bartlett age more gracefully with its higher quality calfskin compared to the Strand?

    I prefer the brown tone of the Strand, which is more espresso, than the Bartlett, which is more dark chocolate. However, I know that the leather in the Bartlett is much higher quality. So if the Bartlett will look much better in 2 or 3 years, that will impact my buying decision.
    Asked by: Tim88
    Styles may age differently even if using the same type of leather and it is dependent on many different factors, including but not limited to amount of wear, light exposure, level of care and types of care products used, climate and weather, storage conditions, moisture, the area of the hide where each component was cut, tanning batches, etc. Also, leather may lighten or darken overtime due to the nature of the material. We cannot predict how any style will age for each individual as each pair will be unique and acquire its own character overtime. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-10-30

    Does this style fit true to size?

    Asked by: Fgs
    Yes, the Bartlett is true to size. Order with confidence.
    Answered by: RobZ
    Date published: 2017-12-15

    Are the soles of the independence collection still "another iron" thicker than soles of AE's main collection (i.e. regular calfskin strands)

    The 2011 introduction youtube video for the Independence collection mentions a number of nice details such as: thicker soles, wheeling, softest leather. Are these same upgrades still in place or have they changed a bit over the years? Thank you for being such a wonderful team & company ---proud to wear your excellent American made products.
    Asked by: AEAA350
    Thank you for your inquiry. To complement our newest sleeker styles, we've updated the Independence Collection to have a single oak two-tone sole with the wheeling details for a more refined look. The rest is still the same, we still use our premium calfskin and ultra soft lambskin linings. They styles have changed slightly but retain the same quality materials and craftsmanship. We sincerely appreciate your feedback, loyalty, and support. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2016-10-27

    The 201 last fits me better than the 65. Does AE plan to make this shoe in oxblood? If not, can I order a pair?

    Asked by: Grant
    There are currently no plans to expand the color offering of the Bartlett style. We do not offer custom leather special orders at this time. We suggest taking a look at the Hopkinson or the Jefferson 2.0. These styles are both constructed on the 201 last and they are offered in Merlot which is similar to Oxblood. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-10-30

    Please help me with color matching the Burnished Brown Bartlett.

    1. What color polish should I use to preserve/attend the handsome finish of this shoe? 2. Which belts do you offer that will most easily match this shoe? Thank you in advance for your assistance! I own: Hopkinson, Merlot Jefferson 2.0, Merlot Bartlett, Burnished Brown Dalton, Mahogany(hand finished)
    Asked by: JK
    We recommend using the Dark Brown Premium Shoe Polish when polishing this style. The Manistee belt or the Dupont belt in Brown will coordinate with this style nicely. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2016-01-11
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