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That would be halfofhalfofhalf. lol.
LOL. I was thinking halfinhalfinhalf.
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That would be halfofhalfofhalf. lol.
LOL. I was thinking halfinhalfinhalf.

 

:rotflmao:

 

Here's the official origin story:  If half and half is half milk and half cream, then half milk and half half and half would be half and half and half.  Hence, "halfnhalfnhalf."

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Here's the official origin story:  If half and half is half milk and half cream, then half milk and half half and half would be half and half and half.  Hence, "halfnhalfnhalf."
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:rotflmao:

 

Here's the official origin story:  If half and half is half milk and half cream, then half milk and half half and half would be half and half and half.  Hence, "halfnhalfnhalf."

:wow: come again? 

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My MTO Macneils should be here tomorrow :slayer:

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The $179.00 Brogue Suede Strand Seconds from the most recent sale arrived today.  I can't find anything wrong with them (although I am sure that if, like some people, I spent eight hours studying the shoes using a bigger magnifying glass than Sherlock Holmes used, and a micrometer I could probably find a stitch that's .000005 inch different than the other stitches or something else like that)......

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The $179.00 Brogue Suede Strand Seconds from the most recent sale arrived today.  I can't find anything wrong with them (although I am sure that if, like some people, I spent eight hours studying the shoes using a bigger magnifying glass than Sherlock Holmes used, and a micrometer I could probably find a stitch that's .000005 inch different than the other stitches or something else like that)......

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Just placed my order for the same today. Hopefully mine are as clean as yours! :slayer: 

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The $179.00 Brogue Suede Strand Seconds from the most recent sale arrived today.  I can't find anything wrong with them (although I am sure that if, like some people, I spent eight hours studying the shoes using a bigger magnifying glass than Sherlock Holmes used, and a micrometer I could probably find a stitch that's .000005 inch different than the other stitches or something else like that)......

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Just placed my order for the same today. Hopefully mine are as clean as yours! :slayer: 

 

That's a very nice color - lighter than I remember brogue suede being.  Or did you take the photo with a flash?

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Burgundy shell Dalton seconds arrived today.  As far as I can tell, the only significant defect is that the "wing" on the left one is a little misshapen:

 

 

I hope it comes through in the photo.  Anyway, I'm trying to decide if that's a deal-breaker.  I doubt anyone would ever notice besides me, but I will see it every time I look down.  Has anyone else successfully put up with this?  Thanks in advance for any perspectives!

I would prolly keep them. But that's just me.

 

If you return them, you should put a PSA here saying: these size X Daltons are going back to the Shoebank. Someone may jump on them.

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New Shoes,

Here is the picture you requested.

Long Branches after some HDLP (alongside a pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile Austen boots I did the same to.)

My method:

Clean with saddle soap
Apply one coat HDLP with fingers
Place in black garbage bag to cook in the sun all day
Brush
Another coat HDLP/Garbage Bag Sauna
Brush
Wipe away excess HDLP
Apply one coat AE Chili Cream Polish to heel & toe of LBs
Brush




I really like the depth and richness of the color now.
Note: Mine are the brown waxy leather.
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That's a very nice color - lighter than I remember brogue suede being.  Or did you take the photo with a flash?

Yes, I used a flash.  It's not very bright or sunny in the living room (or outside) this time of year.  After I took the picture, I relaced them (European Straight) and then walked four blocks to a Chinese restaurant and back.  I still can't figure out how some people can see minor cosmetic imperfections in their Seconds when they are wearing their shoes.  My shoes are on my feet and about as far from my eyes as possible and still be on me, and when I walk, my feet are moving, and I don't look down, I look where I am going, so I can't even see my shoes.

All my AE shoes have various sorts of rubber soles.  These shoes have Danite soles, which were very stable when I was walking.  I still think that if rubber soles had been invented before leather soles, the only shoes that would have leather soles would be dancing pumps.

This is my sixth pair of AE Seconds, have I still haven't been able to find anything structurally wrong with any of them.  Some have had very minor cosmetic problems, which I can't see when I use the shoes as directed (putting them on my feet and walking around with them on).  I am not a curator of a shoe museum.

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Is there anyone that could use an AE recraft card for $35 off a set of full priced shoes? I got it about 2 months ago and I doubt I'll use it in the coming weeks. Let me know.

I'm not looking for anything for it, unless you've got an Amazon coupon (which in my search, there aren't any shoe coupons right now)
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New Shoes,

Here is the picture you requested.

Long Branches after some HDLP (alongside a pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile Austen boots I did the same to.)

My method:

Clean with saddle soap
Apply one coat HDLP with fingers
Place in black garbage bag to cook in the sun all day
Brush
Another coat HDLP/Garbage Bag Sauna
Brush
Wipe away excess HDLP
Apply one coat AE Chili Cream Polish to heel & toe of LBs
Brush




I really like the depth and richness of the color now.
Note: Mine are the brown waxy leather.

 

The LBs are stunning!

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If you return them, you should put a PSA here saying: these size X Daltons are going back to the Shoebank. Someone may jump on them.

 

Good idea - will do.

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I am not a curator of a shoe museum.

 

One of the things I like about AEs . . . call me crazy . . . they're imperfect.  Kinda rough-hewn, even in their pristine state.  Not long ago I ordered a pair of Church's monks from Mr. Porter, just for comparison's sake.  They weren't even from one of their higher-end lines, but I was shocked at how "perfect" they were.  Seemed . . . un-American, somehow.  America is a rough-and-ready kind of place and AEs reflect that.  The Churches OTOH seemed fussy, like they weren't capable of rolling up their sleeves.  If these run-of-the-mill Churches seemed that perfect to me, I can't imagine what a truly high-end pair would be like . . . I'd probably be afraid to wear them.

 

Like I said, call me crazy.


Edited by halfnhalfnhalf - 12/20/13 at 6:13pm
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