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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post


Thanks, I should have specified, I meant the calf version. Trying to decide between a 10 and 10.5. I don't mind the extra toe space, but I don't want any more heel space since my inserts contribute to heel slippage already.
On another note, has anybody noticed that first quality AE shoes are not all that great? I just purchased some Macneils, and I'm fairly disappointed with the quality of them. The eyelets on the right shoe are extremely misaligned, to the point where they annoy me. Also, the just below the broquing on the eyelet area, the triangle shaped trim (don't know how else to refer to it) that joins to the quarters seems to be fuzzy (on both shoes). I don't think its supposed to be like that since most of the other parts of the shoe are smooth.

I also wear inserts and understand. My normal size in AE is 10D and my Dalton's are 10D with plenty of room. I had to very slightly stretch the left toe area of my shell Leeds in 10D. Calf Leeds were fine in 10D.

 

Yes I also agree about AE quality control lately. Yesterday I went to an AE store for the first time to look at the 5th St. and Malvern that I ordered in on clearance so I could see them in person before purchasing, which I did. Waiting on a pair of Mcallister in walnut to come in that I ordered a few days ago but that will be it for me for awhile. Wanted to order the shell Dundee but given the lack of QC lately and many variations feel it is too risky now. Ended up giving a pair of AE Yuma boots away because they were so poorly done and purchased a better bison leather moc boot from BB at half the price (on clearance). I will give AE some breathing room and see if they can turn things around. It will also depend on what happens with the shell Bradley's that I had to send back yesterday.
 

 

post #3152 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post


If you're going to dress them up, I would definitely go for dark laces.
How are these sized compared to your other AE shoes. I noticed that there was mention that these shoes from the Rough Collection might be tighter. I was able to locate a pair at my local outlet and will ask them to ship to me.


These actually seem to fit the best so far-- I'd say fairly TTS. But it's my first time with the 7 last.  I've done the 5, 3 and 2, with the 5 and 2 not giving me the best fit.

 

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

I also wear inserts and understand. My normal size in AE is 10D and my Dalton's are 10D with plenty of room. I had to very slightly stretch the left toe area of my shell Leeds in 10D. Calf Leeds were fine in 10D.

Yes I also agree about AE quality control lately. Yesterday I went to an AE store for the first time to look at the 5th St. and Malvern that I ordered in on clearance so I could see them in person before purchasing, which I did. Waiting on a pair of Mcallister in walnut to come in that I ordered a few days ago but that will be it for me for awhile. Wanted to order the shell Dundee but given the lack of QC lately and many variations feel it is too risky now. Ended up giving a pair of AE Yuma boots away because they were so poorly done and purchased a better bison leather moc boot from BB at half the price (on clearance). I will give AE some breathing room and see if they can turn things around. It will also depend on what happens with the shell Bradley's that I had to send back yesterday.

 

I actually don't mind the defects if I had bought seconds, but the fact that they are firsts makes them harder to accept.

Also, anybody know when I can get Dalton's for $150 again?
post #3154 of 70737
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

AE quality assurance is a joke. About every 3rd pair I have to send back for one reason or another. I guess that's what happens when you grow quickly.
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post


Fortunately, their customer service after the fact is no joke.  Just wish they would realize the cost savings in getting it right the first time.

+1 on both of these. I agree it would be better for all involved if they diverted some customer service resources to quality control.

Seriously, the only thing that lets them overcome this is that Alden apparently is no much better and keeps raising their prices, and J&M gave up the market years ago.
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A few pages back, someone asked me about my "collection."   I had a day off today, and thought I would take advantage of the sunshine and take a few pics. 

 

First: entire collection (note I only used the left shoe of each pair...

 

collection 2.jpg

Row 1: (L to R) brown scotch grain AE Macneil, Brown cordovan RL Marlow PTB, Burgundy shell AE Leeds Black shell AE leeds, black calf AE Park Avenue

Row 2: brown shell AE strand, burgundy shell AE Macneil, burgundy shell AE Bradley, burgundy shell AE Randolph, burgundy shell AE Grayson, black calf AE Grayson

Row 3: AE Dalton in walnut calf, Alden for J. Crew cap toe boot in #8 shell. 

 

More of the Burgundy shell AE's:

burgundy AE 2.jpg

 

More of the Black AEs:

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More of the Brown shell shoes:

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More of the Boots:

boots.jpg

 

post #3156 of 70737
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

A few pages back, someone asked me about my "collection."   I had a day off today, and thought I would take advantage of the sunshine and take a few pics. 

First: entire collection (note I only used the left shoe of each pair...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Row 1: (L to R) brown scotch grain AE Macneil, Brown cordovan RL Marlow PTB, Burgundy shell AE Leeds Black shell AE leeds, black calf AE Park Avenue
Row 2: brown shell AE strand, burgundy shell AE Macneil, burgundy shell AE Bradley, burgundy shell AE Randolph, burgundy shell AE Grayson, black calf AE Grayson
Row 3: AE Dalton in walnut calf, Alden for J. Crew cap toe boot in #8 shell. 

More of the Burgundy shell AE's:
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More of the Black AEs:
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More of the Brown shell shoes:
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
More of the Boots:
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I love the brown shell shoes in particular - the AE Strand and the RL PTB. Those two really stand out, even in this fantastic collection.
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Originally Posted by ejomby View Post


These actually seem to fit the best so far-- I'd say fairly TTS. But it's my first time with the 7 last.  I've done the 5, 3 and 2, with the 5 and 2 not giving me the best fit.

 


Glad to hear that. I ordered them about an hour ago and was lucky enough to get the same price as you. I'm wearing the Fifth Street boots I picked up last Friday and I agree that the 5 last isn't t as perfect as I want them either. The 8 last seems to be a really good fit for me. Hopefully the 7 last will work for me also.
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

This is a perfect demonstration of an ignorant individual who buys a size 12 when he needs a size 9.
You sneaker size is NOT your dress shoe size.
Congratulations on winning the Horses Ass Award.

Man of Lint - I have always been impressed with your educated comments and warm welcomes you routinely provide to this forum. I'm disappointed that you personally attacked me and resorted to name calling, when you know nothing of my situation or my knowledge of AE products.

To set the record straight, I own several pairs of older AE's and they do not have the large gap which is depicted in my picture of my new Park Avenue's. My older AE's are 8D's and the one pictured is a 7.5E and all shoes are fairly close when I measure them length and width wise.

Before receiving three consecutive pairs a defective AE's, I wouldn't even think about purchasing another brand, but now I must reconsider my position.

Before responding in the future, I hope you take a moment to gather more facts and find a better way to express yourself than above
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

A few pages back, someone asked me about my "collection."   I had a day off today, and thought I would take advantage of the sunshine and take a few pics. 

More of the Brown shell shoes:
350x301px-LL-1ea285b6_browns2.jpeg

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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

I love the brown shell shoes in particular - the AE Strand and the RL PTB. Those two really stand out, even in this fantastic collection.

I was thinking the exact same thing. The C&J/RL Marlow PTB has a gorgeous profile. IMO, it's outstanding compared to Alden's Barrie PTB and the AE Leeds. The color is so damn rich as well.

Same holds true for the dark brown Strand.
post #3160 of 70737
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

I was thinking the exact same thing. The C&J/RL Marlow PTB has a gorgeous profile. IMO, it's outstanding compared to Alden's Barrie PTB and the AE Leeds. The color is so damn rich as well.
Same holds true for the dark brown Strand.

Yep.. I own that C&J/RL PTB and am now thinking about the Strand. It's gorgeous.
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Do you guys know/think if boots help with overpronation? I'm also assuming it's not possible for the boots to bulge out like the other AE shoes
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Originally Posted by csc67 View Post

Man of Lint - I have always been impressed with your educated comments and warm welcomes you routinely provide to this forum. I'm disappointed that you personally attacked me and resorted to name calling, when you know nothing of my situation or my knowledge of AE products.
To set the record straight, I own several pairs of older AE's and they do not have the large gap which is depicted in my picture of my new Park Avenue's. My older AE's are 8D's and the one pictured is a 7.5E and all shoes are fairly close when I measure them length and width wise.
Before receiving three consecutive pairs a defective AE's, I wouldn't even think about purchasing another brand, but now I must reconsider my position.
Before responding in the future, I hope you take a moment to gather more facts and find a better way to express yourself than above

+1

Uncharacteristic of Man of Lint confused.gif
post #3163 of 70737
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Originally Posted by csc67 View Post

Man of Lint - I have always been impressed with your educated comments and warm welcomes you routinely provide to this forum. I'm disappointed that you personally attacked me and resorted to name calling, when you know nothing of my situation or my knowledge of AE products.

I agree. Man of Lint's comment was out of line and not necessary.
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Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but what is the email of Allen Edmonds Shoebank? I can't find it through searching here.

post #3165 of 70737
Going by the comment that hit a raw nerve, that shoe did look like it could fit Goliath.

I see by responses some people are overly sensitive. It is good to be a sensitive lover, maybe some sensitive folks cry when they cum, but mix in some rough stuff occasionally.

Take it on the chin, respond in kind with equal amount of snarky jest, but reading the responses like "you not my friend anymore", "I used to love you, now I dont", "its not like you, you have changed" lol8[1].gif makes me wonder if I have stumbled into a situation where wounds inflicted from a previous loving relationship must be continually healed with warmly worded gestures.

ps, just exaggerating for my own amusement.
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