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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


They have the walnut strand and walnut PA incorrectly identified. biggrin.gif

 

Yeah, watch out for that. Just scored a pair of walnut strands for $207.00 shipped!
 

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My question was a joke people. read the four posts above it. rimshot.gif

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Whats the thought on the SWIMS galoshes? I know they sell them at AE but are currently on sale at Brooks Brothers.

 

I love my AEs and hate that I have to wear ugly knock around shoes when it rains. Has anyone purchased these before? Tell me about them!

 

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/SWIMS-Brand-Galoshes/634H________BLCK_LG_______,default,pd.html

SWIMS are great.  I have two pairs, one I got from BB for $60 and another pair from AE for $30.  Don't pay full pricel; buy them on sale.

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

I was asked for a Strand family picture. As you can tell, I love this model.

From L to R : Dark brown Shell Strand, Walnut Calf Strand, Walnut Shell Strand. (The shell models need some brushing. The Walnut Shell has some water marks from its last wearing)

These are all indoor shots. In natural light the difference between the two shell models is more noticeable.
The only improvement I could see making to this model would be adding a double leather sole, akin to the Cambridge model.


Nicely Done! (Click to show)


 

What a great set of pictures of a great shoe. Thank you for doing that.

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

First day to actually wear my burgundy shell Kenilworths from eBay. Really like the look and smell of them. This picture better shows off the creases (but not the blotches) I was talking about:

 

I agree that they turned out well, and look great. You know someone makes a candle that smells like cordovan leather. And no I will not post a link for it because if I find it again I'm afraid I'd buy one! 

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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

Cold Iron,

I wanted to ask you for some advice on my incoming black shell Leeds.

As you are retired from the U.S. Navy I know you understand what I expect from my shoes.  I wonder if you could lay out the best course for prepping my Leeds for use as my new uniform shoe.  I've been wearing my original boot camp issued Wolverines for 15 years and 11 days now and I think it might be time to transfer them to the Fleet Reserve. 

I went with shell because I want that deep 3D shine that you can't get from calf. 

Thank you!

When you get a chance please send me a PM with your address. I received several care packages over the years while overseas from strangers and just realized I have never done the same, It is time. I will send you everything that you need.

 

So just for the heck of it here is a picture I posted awhile back of brown shell Dundee next to my Jefferson's:

 

And samples from a year ago comparing some of the AE brown colors:

1000

 

Although I like polojock615 picture MUCH better! biggrin.gif

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A thread from several years ago contemplated the question of whether AEs are too "blobby."  While the consensus opinion was (I think) "no,"  my wife is concerned that the Franciscans I just bought during the 91st anniversary sale aren't blobby enough.  That is to say she finds the 3-333 last on which the shoe is built to be too long, and from certain angles she thinks these look like "clown shoes."

 

That's not what AE was going for: "Slightly elongated profile with a square toe shape for a more euro look."

My wardrobe is neither fashion forward nor conservative--more retro-edgy (think BB's new Gatsby line).  So while I expect that most AE aficionados will disagree with my wife, I wonder whether this ought to be my mainstay (3 days a week) shoe for the foreseeable future.  Thoughts?

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Cordovan candle - holy crap it's $45!  That's 7.56% of the cost of a pair of cordovan shoes!  I also think of things in terms of a new pair of shoes....

 

http://epauletnewyork.com/products/epaulet-cordovan-candle

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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

Cordovan candle - holy crap it's $45!  That's 7.56% of the cost of a pair of cordovan shoes!  I also think of things in terms of a new pair of shoes....

http://epauletnewyork.com/products/epaulet-cordovan-candle

So we can't acquire new cordovan shoes so that someone can have a cordovan candle? Seems to be misappropriation of resources.
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A thread from several years ago contemplated the question of whether AEs are too "blobby."  While the consensus opinion was (I think) "no,"  my wife is concerned that the Franciscans I just bought during the 91st anniversary sale aren't
blobby enough.  That is to say she finds the 3-333 last on which the shoe is built to be too long, and from certain angles she thinks these look like "clown shoes."



That's not what AE was going for: "Slightly elongated profile with a square toe shape for a more euro
look."

My wardrobe is neither fashion forward nor conservative--more retro-edgy (think BB's new Gatsby line).  So while I expect that most AE aficionados will disagree with my wife, I wonder whether this ought to be my mainstay (3 days a week) shoe for the
foreseeable future.  Thoughts?


I like the design, dislike the last. I was considering it until I saw it in person. Too fashion forward for my tastes but that is just a personal preference. If it were on the five last I'd love it.
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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post

A thread from several years ago contemplated the question of whether AEs are too "blobby."  While the consensus opinion was (I think) "no,"  my wife is concerned that the Franciscans I just bought during the 91st anniversary sale aren't blobby enough.  That is to say she finds the 3-333 last on which the shoe is built to be too long, and from certain angles she thinks these look like "clown shoes."



That's not what AE was going for: "Slightly elongated profile with a square toe shape for a more euro look."
My wardrobe is neither fashion forward nor conservative--more retro-edgy (think BB's new Gatsby line).  So while I expect that most AE aficionados will disagree with my wife, I wonder whether this ought to be my mainstay (3 days a week) shoe for the foreseeable future.  Thoughts?

I like monkstraps and I like perf captoes, but all together it's unsettling. Not as bad as that kiltie-tassel-captoe abomination.
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I like monkstraps and I like perf captoes, but all together it's unsettling. Not as bad as that kiltie-tassel-captoe abomination.

This one?
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lol

 

So, the Lord & Taylor deal is pretty good, it seems to me.  And may get better on Friday when a new code ("Ultimate") kicks in for 25% off, if your size is still available.

 

So, with all of that in mind, I have a sizing question.  They have sizes like 10, and 10W.  Is the "W" equivalent to "e."  Anyone know?

 

EDIT: looks like the strands, and park avenues are all sold out...

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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

Cordovan candle - holy crap it's $45!  That's 7.56% of the cost of a pair of cordovan shoes!  I also think of things in terms of a new pair of shoes....

http://epauletnewyork.com/products/epaulet-cordovan-candle

So we can't acquire new cordovan shoes so that someone can have a cordovan candle? Seems to be misappropriation of resources.

it's just the scent of cordovan, no cordovan is actually used
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I see ^ I use my cordovan samples as car fresheners and hang them from my mirror.
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

SWIMS are great.  I have two pairs, one I got from BB for $60 and another pair from AE for $30.  Don't pay full pricel; buy them on sale.

Thanks for the advice. How the heck did you get them for #30?!

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One last picture of the Burgundy shell Leeds before I send them back.  7D in Leeds just wasn't working. Thanks to AE's customer service I well be able to exchange for Black Shell Leeds in 7E instead (decided I was ok on Burgundy shell front with Cambridge and Macneil......)

 

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