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All if my AE shell does this. I would recommend some cordovan creme and then brushing

 

+1.  When my shell starts showing those minor scratches/rough spots from brushing is when I know they need some moisturizing.  Saphir neutral cordovan creme is what I use to preserve the original color and beauty of the shell.

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Should be cool. I would probably opt for natural welt and tan stitching but either will look great

 

I agree with you on the tan stitching. I have a call in to see if I can make the switch. I'm also thinking about doing the natural welt and sole with the antique finish. I was afraid of the natural looking too bright, but I love the way Michael's Mac Neil's turned out. 

 

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I put my order in for something similar a few weeks back. Golden Brown CXL with the blue lining. Was tempted by the natural as well. Looking forward to seeing it!

 

 

 

The Golden Brown CXL is going to be amazing. I can't wait to see these. 

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Well luckily the person that I talked to at FedEx yesterday didn't know what they were talking about.  Checked this morning and my shoes are out for delivery.  

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I am trying to consolidate my shoes a bit (blasphemy I know...) If anyone is interested in a pair of MTO cappuccino shell Bayfields with the mini-lug sole in an 8.5D please shoot em a PM.

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Hey guys, I need to get rid of a couple of pairs of shoes.  I'm going to throw these Delrays on e-bay, but I'm not sure how to describe the color. I was thinking "brown distressed calf" or something like that.  Anybody know what this is?

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Very nice, every time I see them I think they should be my next pair.

I think you're in Canada too? Did you get dinged with extra fees? In three orders in the past six months I've never paid a penny more than Ae charged me up front.

Yep. I got charged 40 bucks. I guess you are a lucky man
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Item the first: man, those Strands look great. Wear them in good health!

Item the second: No you aren't. biggrin.gif

I've told myself that so many times -- "I'm all set for now," "I don't need another pair of boots," "finally! burgundy shell gunboats, now I'm all set," etc.

Yeah, right. I just took delivery of a MTO Bayfield last week and I've got shell tassel loafers on the back of the FedEx truck right now to be delivered in a few hours... after which my collection will stand at only four cow and four shell from Allen Edmonds. Decent enough rotation given my salary and biz-casual workplace.

Yet I still see a need for a go-to-hell black-tie-appropriate black shell Carlyle and a Dundee in suede (both with dainite soles), maybe a navy derby to go with seersucker and linen... and that's not counting any of their upcoming unknown releases. I'd pounce SO HARD on a true balmoral boot or an AA-width wholecut.

This thread, man. You guys are enablers par excellence.

Oh I'm not done. But for now I'm set for dress shoes, I need more casual.. Think the mctavish would be ideal. I 99% of the time wear dress shoes only at work and my weekends are casual so I wear my clarks. I haven't had to go to much formal events so I haven't had to wear dress shoes outside of work. And I for sure won't be wearing my strands to a bar.
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My first AE: Mora 2.0 :D

 

I like them so much! but i'm just a bit disappointed because of the creases on the toe caps!

Is that normal in this kind of shoes?

Before that i owned just oxfords, and the creases were always before the cap...

 

Do you think i made a size mistake? 

 

 

 

 

Could be a sizing mistake.  A slight creasing maybe acceptable but that is a lot of creasing on the toe caps.

 

Wearing my Neumora today.  You can see that there are a small crease on the right toe cap since my right foot is slightly smaller.

 

 

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I am trying to consolidate my shoes a bit (blasphemy I know...) If anyone is interested in a pair of MTO cappuccino shell Bayfields with the mini-lug sole in an 8.5D please shoot em a PM.
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Hey guys, I need to get rid of a couple of pairs of shoes.  I'm going to throw these Delrays on e-bay

I've been trying to decide myself if I should offer up three pair of 11.5EEE Dalton boots (2 pair shell) that are just too big (long) for for me.
They were the first three pairs of AEs I ever ordered and they were all three webgems in fall 2012. I had been measured in a NYC store where they insisted I was a size 12.5D or 12 (at the shortest) E (at the widest) … the store didn't have any wide or extra-wide width sizes in my usual size to try on and I think they biased the measurement/fitting results some due to the lack of inventory to try (I long previously wore 10.5 in New Balance, 10.5 in Footjoy & Adidas golf, and 11 in Nike golf). Because they were all limited-time webgems with no time for any more trying ons, I went with a rush guess compromise 11.5EEE; they are still simply too big as I've since confirmed I wear an 11EEE in some long/narrow lasts like the # 5 Strandmoks I have, and 10.5EEE in fuller forefoot lasts. The best application I can think of for keeping them is the thought that if I move back to the NorthEast after school, then they could be a cold/winter boot with extra thick socks. Still, not much of a justification for keeping them; plus would seem a real shame to keep two pair of shells solely for use in the harsh NorthEast winters with snow & salt.

The three pair are:
  • Black shell - worn two times, less than 3 hours each occasion, for on campus 1L moot-court competition. They have been out of their bags and on the bottom of a cedar shoe rack in my closet and I just took them out and thought they could use a dusting. Still have the box and bags with the other boot boxes on a top closet shelf.
  • Burgundy shell - never worn, in box with bags.
  • Bourbon calf - never worn, in box with bags.


Having been following this thread now, I'm even more inclined to see if I could move them to add something else; maybe help finance shell Rutledges, or even MTO calf Daltons in my actual size and with mini-lug soles if I decide for dress boots in northeast winters. [Sadly, bourbon calf and burgundy shell are now both regularly offered and I could have bought them now in the correct size]
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I've been trying to decide myself if I should offer up three pair of 11.5EEE Dalton boots (2 pair shell) that are just too big (long) for for me.
They were the first three pairs of AEs I ever ordered and they were all three webgems in fall 2012. I had been measured in a NYC store where they insisted I was a size 12.5D or 12 (at the shortest) E (at the widest) … the store didn't have any wide or extra-wide width sizes in my usual size to try on and I think they biased the measurement/fitting results some due to the lack of inventory to try (I long previously wore 10.5 in New Balance, 10.5 in Footjoy & Adidas golf, and 11 in Nike golf). Because they were all limited-time webgems with no time for any more trying ons, I went with a rush guess compromise 11.5EEE; they are still simply too big as I've since confirmed I wear an 11EEE in some long/narrow lasts like the # 5 Strandmoks I have, and 10.5EEE in fuller forefoot lasts. The best application I can think of for keeping them is the thought that if I move back to the NorthEast after school, then they could be a cold/winter boot with extra thick socks. Still, not much of a justification for keeping them; plus would seem a real shame to keep two pair of shells solely for use in the harsh NorthEast winters with snow & salt.

The three pair are:
  • Black shell - worn two times, less than 3 hours each occasion, for on campus 1L moot-court competition. They have been out of their bags and on the bottom of a cedar shoe rack in my closet and I just took them out and thought they could use a dusting. Still have the box and bags with the other boot boxes on a top closet shelf.
  • Burgundy shell - never worn, in box with bags.
  • Bourbon calf - never worn, in box with bags.


Having been following this thread now, I'm even more inclined to see if I could move them to add something else; maybe help finance shell Rutledges, or even MTO calf Daltons in my actual size and with mini-lug soles if I decide for dress boots in northeast winters. [Sadly, bourbon calf and burgundy shell are now both regularly offered and I could have bought them now in the correct size]

 

Have you thought about taking the Bourbon and Burgundy models back to an AE location for a store credit? I mean, if they have never been worn and you're going to continue to buy from them- I dont see why they wouldnt do it.

 

You could be honest and say you bought them a while back, they didnt fit and you want to exchange. Or you can tell a white lie and say they were gifts and you dont have a reciept. I think either way you will find that AE will be more than occomodating. HECK!! You should even try taking back the black shell, if they aren't too roughed up.

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Black calf Vernon seconds arrived today!  Here's the defect:

 

 

Almost looks like someone took a razor to it.  I'm inclined to keep them anyway, but does anyone have any suggestions as to how the slash could be made a little less noticeable?  TIA!

 

P.S. The white areas around the welt are strictly tricks of the light.

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

Black calf Vernon seconds arrived today!  Here's the defect:




Almost looks like someone took a razor to it.  I'm inclined to keep them anyway, but does anyone have any suggestions as to how the slash could be made a little less noticeable?  TIA!

P.S. The white areas around the welt are strictly tricks of the light.

use wax polish. But I don't think I would keep those, as that is more like a deep cut then a scratch that can be polished over. I'd be worried that it would become a crack in the leather making a hole.
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use wax polish. But I don't think I would keep those, as that is more like a deep cut then a scratch that can be polished over. I'd be worried that it would become a crack in the leather making a hole.
I'm afraid I agree. If you have a trusted cobbler there might be something on the professional level to be done, but that looks like a stress point that could turn into a structural problem. I'm sorry to see they weren't as flawless as many seconds seem to be.
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I am trying to consolidate my shoes a bit (blasphemy I know...) If anyone is interested in a pair of MTO cappuccino shell Bayfields with the mini-lug sole in an 8.5D please shoot em a PM.

 

Wondering whether a chainsaw would be the right tool to cut off my toes so I could fit into these.  Thoughts?

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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

Item the first: man, those Strands look great. Wear them in good health!

Item the second: No you aren't. biggrin.gif

I've told myself that so many times -- "I'm all set for now," "I don't need another pair of boots," "finally! burgundy shell gunboats, now I'm all set," etc.

Yeah, right. I just took delivery of a MTO Bayfield last week and I've got shell tassel loafers on the back of the FedEx truck right now to be delivered in a few hours... after which my collection will stand at only four cow and four shell from Allen Edmonds. Decent enough rotation given my salary and biz-casual workplace.

Yet I still see a need for a go-to-hell black-tie-appropriate black shell Carlyle and a Dundee in suede (both with dainite soles), maybe a navy derby to go with seersucker and linen... and that's not counting any of their upcoming unknown releases. I'd pounce SO HARD on a true balmoral boot or an AA-width wholecut.

This thread, man. You guys are enablers par excellence.

Oh I'm not done. But for now I'm set for dress shoes, I need more casual.. Think the mctavish would be ideal. I 99% of the time wear dress shoes only at work and my weekends are casual so I wear my clarks. I haven't had to go to much formal events so I haven't had to wear dress shoes outside of work. And I for sure won't be wearing my strands to a bar.

 

Thumbs-up on the McTavish.  Sturdy yet very comfortable, and versatile.

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