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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Winston- Did you try to contact AE about the patriots, see what they would do? They are certainly known for their customer service.
Honestly, even though my Marlow pennies are full strap loafers, I don't think the Patriots have a place in my closet anymore. If they were shell it would be a different story.

I did not check with AE to see what they could do.
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Not sure what possessed me, but I wore my Park Avenues today for the first time since August of 2012.  I've been wearing a sleeker pair of C&J black cap toes with an elongated toe (337 last) for the past year, but lately I've been thinking that an elongated toe looks excessive on my size 12 feet and that the proportions of a rounded last work better on larger feet.  Now, if I could just trim the welt a little bit and gently slide that cap line back a smidge. . . .  Anyways, so continues my SF evolution.

 

 

 

I would tend to agree with you. Due in a large part to this thread I recently picked up two pairs of seconds and am wearing the first pair (Lasalle chili calf) today. I keep looking down to get a feel for if this shape is right or if it looks slightly silly with the size of my feet (15D) but I think they are starting to warp the way I look at other shoes. My cheapy captoes looked almost cartoonish last night after I finished polishing these. I'm still on the fence about what I think about these... but perhaps the narrower profile towards the toes helps minimize the impact of the length of my feet.

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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

Some shell shoes:

 

AppleMark

Black, new Burgundy, old Burgundy, Brown, Brown, Cappuccino, Walnut

 

I've actually got two more on the way, a cappuccino/walnut Shelton and a walnut MacNeil.  They're addicting!

 

I have yet to make the transition from the instant soft Calfskin leather to the Shell . . . so I ask, how long did it take you (number of hours?) to break in your shoes and boots to where the comfort level of shell was equal to calfskin?

 

(Open question to anyone here)

 

David

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I have yet to make the transition from the instant soft Calfskin leather to the Shell . . . so I ask, how long did it take you (number of hours?) to break in your shoes and boots to where the comfort level of shell was equal to calfskin?

 

(Open question to anyone here)

 

David

 

David:  53.25 hours on average for shell shoes with a double sole.  2.20 hours for loafers.

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How do you like them?
I think they are a unique and intriguing model.
That medallion is really original.
I have emailed AE to see if they could do a special MTO in cordovan, but I might have to use the CEO special offer.
I don't even know if it's still valid!
I will keep the SFs posted.


I have 19 different pair of shoes form AE and those are hands down my favorite pair. The Walnut is also the most commented on pair by a wide margin. I like them so much that I bought a black pair as well.

 

I would entertain parting with some of my collection but no chance on those.

 

If you do somehow get them to make a special run please post in this thread because I need a dark brown shoe for my collection and I will get in line behind you.

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So I've been seeing others collections, so I thought I'd post a very dated picture.  It's amazing how fast these collections get out of hand.  I'm up to 40 pairs, with 4 more on the way.  Maybe when those get here, I'll take another picture.  Does anyone else rotate out what they don't wear?  It seems like I get rid of a lot of shoes.  I've gotten rid of six and traded in three for the correct size: 12E to 12EEE for the shell MacNeils, 12D to 12E for the Delrays and 12EEE to 11.5EEE for the McTavishes.  Hm... That means since this picture I've added 21 pairs.  I've got a problem.  Especially because I don't think this photo is particularly old.

 

 

1000

 

"Did you lose a leg in the war?"

 

Just finished last night watching the biographical film WE WERE SOLDIERS.  

 

One of the real-life characters portrayed in 1965 was from a family of 3 generations of war time veterans - and he mentioned his great, great grandfathers each lost a leg in the same war, but a different leg (one right and one left) . . . and they wore the same size shoe.

 

To save money, they decided to buy one pair of shoes together instead of going it alone and spending more money on just one shoe.  They continued this for a few years, and then their children likened each other and married . . . thus starting a very unique family history of veterans.

 

So . . . when I noticed your great collection of AE shoes all being lefties (I know, some rightie is going the verify this) . . .my first thought went to the great, great grandfathers during a time of our country where the choice of one-legged shoes was limited (or at least the choice of getting a leg replacement was limited).

 

All my best,


David

(With deep respect to all veterans)

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They're all AE.  So are the rest of the 44.  

Forgive me if I am repeating myself . . . but I suggest you check with your homeowner's policy to make sure you have "guaranteed replacement value" on your forty-four in case of fire, theft, flood, earthquake, act-of-God . . . that would amount to over $22,000 if such a loss occurred.

 

When I began to collect films in the early days of Video - and then continued into collecting DVDs from the 1990's - my wife suggested that the replacement cost may be cheaper once the internet started.  (She was right).  

 

But for each film I purchased, I also had to allocate an additional cost of wood shelving for the storage of films.  I suspect you will have to factor in shelving costs per square foot - should you ever decide to invest in a glass door cabinet to showcase your treasure:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

"Did you lose a leg in the war?"

Just finished last night watching the biographical film WE WERE SOLDIERS.  

One of the real-life characters portrayed in 1965 was from a family of 3 generations of war time veterans - and he mentioned his great, great grandfathers each lost a leg in the same war, but a different leg (one right and one left) . . . and they wore the same size shoe.

To save money, they decided to buy one pair of shoes together instead of going it alone and spending more money on just one shoe.  They continued this for a few years, and then their children likened each other and married . . . thus starting a very unique family history of veterans.

So . . . when I noticed your great collection of AE shoes all being lefties (I know, some rightie is going the verify this) . . .my first thought went to the great, great grandfathers during a time of our country where the choice of one-legged shoes was limited (or at least the choice of getting a leg replacement was limited).

All my best,


David
(With deep respect to all veterans)

This was just anecdotal right? You weren't seriously asking if he lost a leg?
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I would tend to agree with you. Due in a large part to this thread I recently picked up two pairs of seconds and am wearing the first pair (Lasalle chili calf) today. I keep looking down to get a feel for if this shape is right or if it looks slightly silly with the size of my feet (15D) but I think they are starting to warp the way I look at other shoes. My cheapy captoes looked almost cartoonish last night after I finished polishing these. I'm still on the fence about what I think about these... but perhaps the narrower profile towards the toes helps minimize the impact of the length of my feet.

This has been a problem that has developed for me since I started lurking in this thread. I now evaluate the shoes that everyone is wearing from the advice I have learned here. Today I saw a gentleman in a suit with ridiculously, overly long dress shoes that had something like 4 extra inches on the end past his toes. I could tell by the way they curled and where the creases were. It look really, really awful and I was wondering how he could wear them. This was never something I would have cared about before, but having been down the rabbit hole and learned all about the importance of the appearance of your shoes and proper care of them, these things bother me now.

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Come on now- you know deep down that Pittsburgh is gonna do horrible things to your Bruins. Horrible, horrible things.

Looking forward to this round- gonna be some good hockey!

6-1 B's. Bruins lead series 2-0 headed to Boston. I'm enjoying this while I can. ;-) Does AE make ice skates? No, David, I'm not really asking if they make skates and I don't need a Photoshop of blades on a pair of wingtips.
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Anyone else notice more creasing on their right shoe from driving? I drive a stick shift. I think the creasing on the right is because of the tendency to use the tip of the ball of my foot, coupled with the fact that my kenilworths are in fact a half size too long, ends up putting too much flex on the tip and prematurely creasing the shoe. I am trying to retrain myself to accelerate using more of my foot instead of my toes.

 

Will a moisturizer and shoe trees/stuffing help straighten out the creases?

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So I got my first pair of AE's, black McTav's. AE's website says to use the conditioner and saddle soap. How often should I be using them, and/or is there any signs are should be looking for that I need to use them? Also, what is the best way to use them (should I just follow the instructions on the products or is there a better way)?
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Does the tent sale include shell patriots?
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So I got my first pair of AE's, black McTav's. AE's website says to use the conditioner and saddle soap. How often should I be using them, and/or is there any signs are should be looking for that I need to use them? Also, what is the best way to use them (should I just follow the instructions on the products or is there a better way)?


Huge thread on shoe care here. You will spends days learning about caring for your shoes.

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So I got my first pair of AE's, black McTav's. AE's website says to use the conditioner and saddle soap. How often should I be using them, and/or is there any signs are should be looking for that I need to use them? Also, what is the best way to use them (should I just follow the instructions on the products or is there a better way)?

interesting you ask. I too have two pair of McTavish, and was confused by Saddle Soap. So if you look in the "Ask and Answer" in the Saddle Soap page, you'll see my question on how to use it. "Soap" means water and soap sudsed up, to me. I was confused on how to use it. They clarified it in their answer. Although I still haven't used it on my Natural Tan or Grey McTavishes. Nervous...
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