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I just received my Aberdeens. The left shoe is squeaking when I walk. Is this something that could go away over time or is it permanent?
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I just received my Aberdeens. The left shoe is squeaking when I walk. Is this something that could go away over time or is it permanent?

It depends. If the squeaking is coming from the quarters rubbing against the tongue, that can be remedied with a liquid conditioner. If the squeaking is coming from the welt line, that MAY eventually go away, but isn't as easy to immediately fix. See if you can pinpoint it.

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Brass or copper eyelets on chili calf?

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Brass or copper eyelets on chili calf?

 

I think brass will generate a greater visual pop, which is nice if you're trying to draw attention to your eyelets. If you want the eyelets to blend into, or draw less attention than, the upper, I'd go for copper, or perhaps a shade even closer to chili. It's personal preference.

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I think brass will generate a greater visual pop, which is nice if you're trying to draw attention to your eyelets. If you want the eyelets to blend into, or draw less attention than, the upper, I'd go for copper, or perhaps a shade even closer to chili. It's personal preference.

 

Yeah, you'r right. I'm going with a black welt, so I think the greyish brass 'pop' complements that contrast better.

 

Now just torn over edge dressing color on the midsole. Thinking brown transparent - light brown might be overdoing it.

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Hello,

I just wanted to thank everyone and your appreciation of Allen Edmond products. After lurking for a few weeks, I decided to join. It was the information and opinions that I read on this thread that led me to purchase my first pair of AE Daltons in Walnut.

I've been coveting these boots since I first laid eyes on them. I contacted Kelsey at Jeffersonville and ordered them during the Black Friday deal. Being from Canada I had them shipped to a parcel service in the US and picked them up on the weekend on my way to Minneapolis.

While I was there I took them to Skyway Shoe Repair in downtown Minneapolis to have a rubber topper put on the soles (brutal winters in Canada). They did a fantastic job and the boots look like they came from the factory that way. If you click on my avatar, you we see pictures.

Anyways, I am looking forward to learning more about AEs and can't wait for the next deal. I am now considering Stands or McAllisters in Bourbon as my next purchase. When will it stop?

Nick
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Anyways, I am looking forward to learning more about AEs and can't wait for the next deal. I am now considering Stands or McAllisters in Bourbon as my next purchase. When will it stop?

 

It's an addiction, man. I needed to put together a respectable shoe wardrobe after starting my first job; in the last two-three months or so, I've bought black PAs, walnut Strands, brown 5As, and burgundy Sanfords.

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It's an addiction, man. I needed to put together a respectable shoe wardrobe after starting my first job; in the last two-three months or so, I've bought black PAs, walnut Strands, brown 5As, and burgundy Sanfords.

So, I wonder if the addiction is worse for Aldens or AEs. 

I have both.... and well you all know the story...

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 Thanks.  Yes, that pricing is a bit ambitious.  But then they will also likely be reduced in the inevitable sales.  Heck, I can't remember the last time I paid full price for a pair of AE even direct from the company.

Rosen's selection of AE has really diminished over time (more room for Prada:facepalm:  ) so it's nice to have another option to at least try on some different styles and lasts.

As I'm in the PATH on a daily basis I often check out the Queen St Bay location. I'm in there probably a couple of times a week (or at least walking through it to the Eaton Centre). I haven't checked out the shoes in over a week, since the selection is "meh", and the last time I checked the only AEs they had were the Park Ave and either the LaSalle or Delray.

So far the outlets for AE in Toronto seem to be Harry Rosen, Rego in the Exchange Tower (often with OK sales), Robert Jones (near the Brooks Bros.), Brooks Bros. (for their house brand AEs) and Pace in the Brookfield place. Oh, and a few models near a place by me on Front St called Harry Young shoes. Not a great selection there, though.
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So, I wonder if the addiction is worse for Aldens or AEs. 

I have both.... and well you all know the story...

 

I think they are different addictions. AE seems to be a short binge. I've seen people pop on here, talk about the 12 shoes they've purchased in the past 4 months then disappear.

 

Alden seems like a lifelong, and much more expensive, addiction. 

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How long do "made to order" Strands usually take to be made and shipped? I ordered a pair on Nov. 22nd, and its status still says "Order Received".

Thanks

I think it took about 5, maybe 6, weeks before my burnished merlot Strands webgem arrived. Though not MTO, they were not in stock and were considered a special order. My credit card was charged quickly after placing the order.
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I just received my Aberdeens. The left shoe is squeaking when I walk. Is this something that could go away over time or is it permanent?

It should go away. My Aberdeens squeaked terribly in the first couple of weeks, but they've been perfect after they broke in. 

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IMO Alden addiction is much worse due to the limited run of make ups. This leads to one justifying a nearly $800 purchase. although the addition of the AE MTO program doesn't help my bottom line either.
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IMO Alden addiction is much worse due to the limited run of make ups. This leads to one justifying a nearly $800 purchase. although the addition of the AE MTO program doesn't help my bottom line either.


I think they are equally as bad. I have 5 pairs of Aldens. I have a hard time picking out Aldens to buy as I don't like a lot of their styles or cannot find a last to try-on prior to purchase.
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IMO Alden addiction is much worse due to the limited run of make ups. This leads to one justifying a nearly $800 purchase. although the addition of the AE MTO program doesn't help my bottom line either.

I suffer from exactly this. AEs are more accessible and essentially infinitely accessible via MTO. Not to mention, as you did Alden's shoes are quite a bit more and much harder to come by, thus forcing me to "buy first and think later". Of course, I did splurge when I figured out that AE was running out of Cappuccino.

-Mike
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