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I like how the heel counter looks. Seems to be a feature of your Alt Wiens. Do you ask for it?
post #11087 of 20264
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I had the whooshing/squeaking issue in the same place with a pair of AEs after a couple months of wearing. I realize we are talking about two completely different levels of shoe quality, but AE's customer service told me that the shoe was defective. They exchanged it for a new pair. 

 



Did they say what the defect was?
post #11088 of 20264
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Spectator photo-bomb.  Safe arrival from Ascot:

 

 

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Roger, for me these are the most elegant you've ever seen at your feet. I'm a show ... congratulations. Then, as always, you have a sock and pants perfect for that shoe and its color. Compliments.

post #11089 of 20264
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I had the whooshing/squeaking issue in the same place with a pair of AEs after a couple months of wearing. I realize we are talking about two completely different levels of shoe quality, but AE's customer service told me that the shoe was defective. They exchanged it for a new pair. 

 



Did they say what the defect was?

 

No. They asked if the noise was coming from under the tongue because apparently that is fixable. When I told them it was from the ball of my foot, they said they couldn't repair it because the problem likely occurred during manufacturing. Before exchanging them, I discussed it with the the manager of my local AE retail store. He gave me the same response. I didn't ask for more details about the defect; wish I did. The noise didn't bother me too much, but people started noticing it when they walked next to me. Not a great first impression with clients. AE's offer to exchange worn shoes with brand new ones was truly above and beyond what I was expecting. I didn't call them with the intent of exchanging; I just wanted to know how to fix the problem.

 

BTW, as others have noted, your spectators are wonderful. Sorry for the delayed compliment. I must admit that until I saw yours, I was anti-spectator. I just couldn't imagine how someone could pull them off without being too showy. You proved me wrong, my friend. Congrats and wear them in good health--sans squeaking. 

post #11090 of 20264
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

I like how the heel counter looks. Seems to be a feature of your Alt Wiens. Do you ask for it?

Yes I do, I like it. This used to be the standard and still do for few models but otherwise you need to ask for it.
post #11091 of 20264
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Roger, for me these are the most elegant you've ever seen at your feet. I'm a show ... congratulations. Then, as always, you have a sock and pants perfect for that shoe and its color. Compliments.

 

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Couldn't agree more!

post #11092 of 20264
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Roger, for me these are the most elegant you've ever seen at your feet. I'm a show ... congratulations. Then, as always, you have a sock and pants perfect for that shoe and its color. Compliments.

 

Thank you Gianni - you are most kind.

 

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No. They asked if the noise was coming from under the tongue because apparently that is fixable. When I told them it was from the ball of my foot, they said they couldn't repair it because the problem likely occurred during manufacturing. Before exchanging them, I discussed it with the the manager of my local AE retail store. He gave me the same response. I didn't ask for more details about the defect; wish I did. The noise didn't bother me too much, but people started noticing it when they walked next to me. Not a great first impression with clients. AE's offer to exchange worn shoes with brand new ones was truly above and beyond what I was expecting. I didn't call them with the intent of exchanging; I just wanted to know how to fix the problem.

 

BTW, as others have noted, your spectators are wonderful. Sorry for the delayed compliment. I must admit that until I saw yours, I was anti-spectator. I just couldn't imagine how someone could pull them off without being too showy. You proved me wrong, my friend. Congrats and wear them in good health--sans squeaking. 

 

 

Much appreciated - and belated compliments are no less welcome. :)

 

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Couldn't agree more!

 

Cheers.

post #11093 of 20264

Roger, 

 

What are your thoughts with toe taps (I see that you have flushed toe taps installed). Is it more slippery and most importantly, do you hear noises as you walk on hard surfaces such as concrete. 

post #11094 of 20264
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

Roger, 

 

What are your thoughts with toe taps (I see that you have flushed toe taps installed). Is it more slippery and most importantly, do you hear noises as you walk on hard surfaces such as concrete. 

 

Slippery, noisy - those adjectives most definitely apply to metal heel taps - I'll never make that mistake again.

 

Toe taps - really not an issue at all in either respect.  You strike with your heel and roll off your toe.  Where flush toe taps are an OE option, I get them every time (with the exception of, say, a dedicated winter boot where I generally go for a full synthetic sole).

post #11095 of 20264

Latest Kop from Vass - U Last V-Cap Adelaide in Brown Museum Calf (Tannery: Bonaudo)

 

Got these ordered before I knew that Ilcea was back in business (would've waited otherwise.)  However, I'm quite pleased w/ the outcome.  Looks really mottled.  I've also included a comparison picture w/ Meermin's plum museum calf from Haas (which looks more misty & subtle than mottled.)  At one point, Vass was using Haas for their museum calf, but then decided to change to Bonaudo (I believe it's the right decision.)

 

Can't wait to wear them.  This one will find its maiden voyage first thing Monday morning!

 

 

 

 

post #11096 of 20264
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Latest Kop from Vass - U Last V-Cap Adelaide in Brown Museum Calf (Tannery: Bonaudo)

Got these ordered before I knew that Ilcea was back in business (would've waited otherwise.)  However, I'm quite pleased w/ the outcome.  Looks really mottled.  I've also included a comparison picture w/ Meermin's plum museum calf from Haas (which looks more misty & subtle than mottled.)  At one point, Vass was using Haas for their museum calf, but then decided to change to Bonaudo (I believe it's the right decision.)

Can't wait to wear them.  This one will find its maiden voyage first thing Monday morning!
Great pair. Truly stunning. Although, I find myself wondering how this pair would look like with a medallion. Did you ever give it a thought? Seems to me it would add some visual interest. But then again, these are classics. Congrats.
post #11097 of 20264
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Originally Posted by agedashidofu View Post

Latest Kop from Vass - U Last V-Cap Adelaide in Brown Museum Calf (Tannery: Bonaudo)
At one point, Vass was using Haas for their museum calf, but then decided to change to Bonaudo (I believe it's the right decision.)






Vass offer antique leather like Lobb now?
post #11098 of 20264
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post


Great pair. Truly stunning. Although, I find myself wondering how this pair would look like with a medallion. Did you ever give it a thought? Seems to me it would add some visual interest. But then again, these are classics. Congrats.


Thanks Don.

 

I did ponder about it, but then decided not to do the medallion - since I wanted to maximize the "mottledness" look.  Also pondered about doing this in the austerity brogue (but I already have that style from Vass - so it's redundant.)

post #11099 of 20264
Lovely, I have the same pair coming, but in F last.

Vass has been offering Museum calf like JLP for some time now.
post #11100 of 20264

@agedashidofu - those are sweet, man - congrats!

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