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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

This was the Cleveland store or the shoebank, or where?

You are a bad influence. baldy%5B1%5D.gif

At the Jeffersonville Store in Ohio.

Allen Edmonds Jeffersonville
8665 Factory Shops Blvd.
Jeffersonville OH 43128
t (740) 948 9033

They sent me a lit of everything in my size. Sorry to be a bad influence...
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Also, that's not the typical AE captoe brogue pattern, as a quick glance at my toes confirms.
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

I don't think that is an AE shoe.  The shoe in the picture is 270 degree welted.  While AE did 270 welts for a while on their Executive line a couple of years ago, the shoe in the picture isn't one of those.  Also, the stitching in the welt is much finer than AE's stitching (more sitches per inch).  I think the pictured shoe is most likely of English origin.   
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

They were $299 and fairly limited from the Cleveland AE store. Stay on this forum and you'll discover more and more deals! SF has cost me about $1000 and I'm sure it will continue to do so.
One grand in three months of forum membership -- sounds about par for the course. biggrin.gif

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As a side note, I am disappointed to hear that the shell cordovan "shortage" is real... as I must now change the expected timing of some upcoming purchases.
Me too. I'd sworn off buying any more shoes until November -- but between that and Mr. G's very generous offer, I may have to have some 14AA MacNeils done up as soon as funds untie themselves...
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Also, that's not the typical AE captoe brogue pattern, as a quick glance at my toes confirms.

 

You are correct.  But to be fair, they have more than one captoe brogue pattern, and they have changed through the years.

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Looking great as always GOP! You do have a knack for getting a great shine on all of your shoes. And yes I would bet there is more shell in your future ;-)

I took advantage of Mr. Grangaard's post a couple weeks back and have been in communication with him/AE on getting a special color of Shell Cordovan in a pair of McNeils or William Williams, a longwing. Not sure which I am going to get yet. They are sending me swatches of what colors they have available... $$$

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

I took advantage of Mr. Grangaard's post a couple weeks back and have been in communication with him/AE on getting a special color of Shell Cordovan in a pair of McNeils or William Williams, a longwing. Not sure which I am going to get yet. They are sending me swatches of what colors they have available... $$$

The $$$ mean it's over $500?

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The $$$ mean it's over $500?

They told me that for a custom color/one off Shell Cordovan pair for SF members, the price is $595, and we will not be charged the custom fees that would normally occur. Which I believe is $125-$150. So, I am paying retail for the shoe, but saving the custom cost. I suppose not a bad deal for a custom pair of Shell Cordovan.

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

They told me that for a custom color/one off Shell Cordovan pair for SF members, the price is $595, and we will not be charged the custom fees that would normally occur. Which I believe is $125-$150. So, I am paying retail for the shoe, but saving the custom cost. I suppose not a bad deal for a custom pair of Shell Cordovan.

No, it is not bad at all and a great deal just to even have our desires available as a custom order. Not something that you easily find done anywhere. Be careful of those swatches of shell colors. Last time they did that for me I decided all of the above!

 

And no regrets whatsoever.

 

 

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I'm not sure what those welts are called, but the MacNeils are classic "gunboat" longwing bluchers, so big welts and thick soles are usually part of the aesthetic.

I own 3 pairs of LWBs and they are all pretty "gunboaty"

L-to-R: AE MacNeil, RL Sanderson (by AE), Alden LWB

 

How did you size on the Sandersons?

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

They told me that for a custom color/one off Shell Cordovan pair for SF members, the price is $595, and we will not be charged the custom fees that would normally occur. Which I believe is $125-$150. So, I am paying retail for the shoe, but saving the custom cost. I suppose not a bad deal for a custom pair of Shell Cordovan.

 

Did you inquire what shades of cordovan are available?

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To All:

Anyone know what Color and Style this great looking shoe is?



The above looks to be crockett and jones if I had to guess, Westfields. The chiseled toe makes me lean towards it being English.
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I'm not sure what those welts are called, but the MacNeils are classic "gunboat" longwing bluchers, so big welts and thick soles are usually part of the aesthetic.


I own 3 pairs of LWBs and they are all pretty "gunboaty"


L-to-R: AE MacNeil, RL Sanderson (by AE), Alden LWB


How did you size on the Sandersons?

I went TTS on the Sandersons. They are a little bit narrower than other AE lasts of the same size, but after a few wears they feel fine.
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And Jefferson which is a great shoe also. They each have their place in rotation.

 

The Strand is a very unique design which I like, a lot. If you lean toward the classic wingtip design the Cambridge is the McAllister\Jefferson in shell. It is available in burgundy and black but you could ask for a custom order in brown. I would still do the Strand in brown shell however. And get the Cambridge in Burgundy:

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The Cambridge is my favorite wingtip. If I had to pick one that is...

 

It's worth pointing out that the Cambridge has the McAllister-like throat broguing around the ankle unlike the Jefferson.

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I went TTS on the Sandersons. They are a little bit narrower than other AE lasts of the same size, but after a few wears they feel fine.

 

Thanks!  Any idea if it is on a custom last?  Sounds like it is maybe on or close to the 5 last?

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Supply and demand of course. There is an increased demand for shell from existing and new markets such as Italy and Japan. Horween supplies much of the shell produced and it takes 6 months to make. Nick Horween posted somewhere a few months ago (just did a quick search and couldn't find it) that the price of horse hides has increased dramatically and IIRC he slowed down production because of that. He purchases his hides from Canada and Europe where they are a source of food.

 

The US had a ban for almost 5 years on the slaughter of horses put in place by the Federal Government due in large part by the American love affair with horses. They lifted the ban about a year ago however there are no slaughter houses yet in the US that are processing horses. They are still being transported to Canada and Mexico. If we could get one or better yet several to open in the US it would certainly help with the supply side and end cost. 

 

Here's a quote from Skip Horween (the horse's mouth, if you will) from about 5 years ago:

 

 

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Good Afternoon
The shortage is real, although it has been worse recently than it has been for 15-20 years. In the most condensed version, years ago pre- car and tractor there was a plentiful supply of horse hides, primarily draft animals. That supply has diminished over time. For our business, and the cordovan production, we prefer only the largest hides available, as it takes just as long to produce a small cordovan shell that is not ideal size-wise for shoes as it does to produce a large one. The issue in a nutshell is not enough suitable hides—we have capacity available (not unlimited but more than we are currently making). The hide we use comes primarily from France where horsemeat is still consumed though I am told less than before, and so to add insult to injury the weakening dollar will also drive the shell price up substantially at least in the short run. Hope this helps and feel free to ask any further questions. Thanks and all the best---Skip Horween
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