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I just called AE and talked to 3 people there but bottom line is no, they can not have custom soles on the order. She also said the Limited Edition is only available through the Web and not wholesale like the Military Exchange but I'm going to submit a request through anyhow and see if it flies.

The $199 specials like the Malvern, both Bayfields and Fifth Street all have limited sizes available on the web site. Of course my size is not available for any of them go figure.

An AE store can order them for you at the $199 price until they're back in stock. The downside is the ETA is a complete unknown.
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An AE store can order them for you at the $199 price until they're back in stock. The downside is the ETA is a complete unknown.

An interesting note on web specials, my SA was unable to locate and allocate any of the Seven Collection shoe from the ones online. How sad, I can't figure out fit now...
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I was just told the limited edition shells are only in the D and wider widths specified so i am out since I need a B or C. That Mcgraw with the wheeling is calling my name. Once the promo is over there is the possibility they keep them in the rotation with more widths.
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An AE store can order them for you at the $199 price until they're back in stock. The downside is the ETA is a complete unknown.


Thanks that is good to know! I'm trying to hold out for the Shell Dundee, I've been waiting for a shell chuckka from AE for a long time. You would think AE would make it a standard year around and with rubber soles. I have the feeling it would be a heck of a seller.

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I just called AE and talked to 3 people there but bottom line is no, they can not have custom soles on the order. She also said the Limited Edition is only available through the Web and not wholesale like the Military Exchange but I'm going to submit a request through anyhow and see if it flies.

 



I also called this morning.  I asked if I could have the LE Cappuccino Chukka made with thir Mini Lug Rubber Soles.  The person that answered first said no, so I pressed her.  She put me on hold and about 3 minutes later came back and happily said I could have it done for a $75 upcharge and the shoes would not be returnable.  I am still hesitant to order.  I want to see real pictures of the actual shoe, not the photo shopped shoe on the web page.

 

 

 

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I was just told the limited edition shells are only in the D and wider widths specified so i am out since I need a B or C. That Mcgraw with the wheeling is calling my name. Once the promo is over there is the possibility they keep them in the rotation with more widths.

That's really too bad. If the shoes are actually "MTO" I don't see what's the difference in swapping a C width last when the pattern already exists. It's not like the pattern changes based on the color of the leather.
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These look really nice on you.  It looks like you wear them for dress purposes only.  I wear my walnut Strands for more casual purposes and they are pretty beat up and scuffed up.  You're look pristine and perfect.
 

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Thanks - they are about 9 months old, worn 2x per month, brushed after each wear. About a month ago I used some saphir renovateur for the first time on them, and am happy with the results.
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After a couple of walnut shoe polishes on my strands, they are darkening in color (in a good way imo), to the point where I think they might start to take on the AE "chili" color. Anyone else feel this way?
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These look really nice on you.  It looks like you wear them for dress purposes only.  I wear my walnut Strands for more casual purposes and they are pretty beat up and scuffed up.  You're look pristine and perfect.

 

Agreed. I think it's generally accepted than the lighter browns like walnut can more easily lean to the casual end of the spectrum while the dark brown is seen as a bit more formal. In both cases it would clearly depend on with what they are paired. I think both colors are fantastic and the strand is one of those shoes that one should own both colors smile.gif.

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After a couple of walnut shoe polishes on my strands, they are darkening in color (in a good way imo), to the point where I think they might start to take on the AE "chili" color. Anyone else feel this way?

AE's walnut is one of those great colors that can develop a gorgeous patina with time and a little dark polish on the toe. A little dark brown cream polish on the toe followed by dark brown wax (just on the toe) can facilitate the process. I've also heard of people using black or even navy polish to help darken the toe. Note, the closest I've come is using dark brown kiwi on walnut westchesters. I eventually removed the wax because I used too much and it started flaking on the creases in the vamp. But if you use the dark polish sparingly and can look quite good.
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These look really nice on you.  It looks like you wear them for dress purposes only.  I wear my walnut Strands for more casual purposes and they are pretty beat up and scuffed up.  You're look pristine and perfect.

 



Are these Strands in brown calf or brown cordovan?
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Are these Strands in brown calf or brown cordovan?


Mine are brown shell cordovan. 

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Thanks - they are about 9 months old, worn 2x per month, brushed after each wear. About a month ago I used some saphir renovateur for the first time on them, and am happy with the results.

I don't mean to come across as rude, but how many pairs of shoes do you own? And do you think it's a worthwhile investment to spend I guess about $500 on shoes you wear twice a month? I guess it has to do with how much disposable income you have.
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That's a loaded question.  Let me chime in by saying that many people have built up a large collection of shoes over several years (sped up from time to time by attractive sale prices).  A large shoe rotation puts less wear and tear on any given shoe on a per annum basis.  Hence, the shoes can last a ridiculously long time with proper care.

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I don't mean to come across as rude, but how many pairs of shoes do you own? And do you think it's a worthwhile investment to spend I guess about $500 on shoes you wear twice a month? I guess it has to do with how much disposable income you have.

Just wait until you have multiple pair of $1000 shoes sitting in your closet waiting to be worn for the first time!
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