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OK Guys - who's ordering MTOs in my size, 12EEE?  I ordered brown shell Norwiches from the sale, and they seem to be MTOs.  They seem to be seconds for two reasons:

  1. They're black, not brown.
  2. They have the normal heel and sole, not the JR heel and sole. 

 

They're definitely shell.  Since we have a theme of shoes in the wrong color, here they are:

 

 

 

 

What do you think - should I keep them?  I really wanted brown.

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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post
 

OK Guys - who's ordering MTOs in my size, 12EEE?  I ordered brown shell Norwiches from the sale, and they seem to be MTOs.  They seem to be seconds for two reasons:

  1. They're black, not brown.
  2. They have the normal heel and sole, not the JR heel and sole. 

 

They're definitely shell.  Since we have a theme of shoes in the wrong color, here they are:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

What do you think - should I keep them?  I really wanted brown.

 

If they have a brown still I'd swap them out. However, those look pretty sexy as is. 

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So I got my Navy Neumok's and Burgundy Shell MacNeil's in today -- will post pictures tomorrow.  What lacing method is recommended for the MacNeil (more casual wear)?

 

Edit -- no worries on the lacing methods, it appears my flaw must be the misaligned lace eyelets so had to play around with a few ways to get something that worked right.


Edited by chris45 - 2/7/14 at 10:44pm
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Pair of Snuff Amoks arrived today from a B/S purchase. Surprised I needed a 12E (I'm not an E in anything)



Had been eying the Alden Snuff Suede Chukka on Leydon for almost a year, but a B/S snag is so much more cost effective. And they look great to boot.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Pair of Snuff Amoks arrived today from a B/S purchase. Surprised I needed a 12E (I'm not an E in anything)

Had been eying the Alden Snuff Suede Chukka on Leydon for almost a year, but a B/S snag is so much more cost effective. And they look great to boot.

Looking very good. I did the EXACT same thing. I really wanted the Leydon Chukkas in Snuff, but an AE at a discounted price is impossible to pass on.

-Mike
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Spiaggia

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

Both the Spiaggia and the double monk would look good.  The kennies wouldn't be bad, but there's not enough contrast between the colors of the pant and shoe IMO.

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Originally Posted by watchidiot View Post

That's the advantage of wearing burgundy. You can pick any of the three and they'd still look good.

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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post

the could work depending on what you wear with it... the walnut color works... not sure if the kenilworths are a bit on the formal side though... spiaggia would look great... try on the pants with the different shoes and the tops you plan to wear with those jeans and see which ones look good. Ultimately, if you feel they look good, then they will.

Thank you all for your advice. You are gentlemen and scholars.
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

Brooks brothers shoes use the poron insole, which makes them fit somewhat tighter. For some people, it isn' a big deal, but for others (myself included) the size is different. I actually just returned my brooks brothers ones and order the same shoe from AE.

I decided to do the same. The Brooks Bros. version just fit too tightly. 'Tis a shame.
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post
 

OK Guys - who's ordering MTOs in my size, 12EEE?  I ordered brown shell Norwiches from the sale, and they seem to be MTOs.  They seem to be seconds for two reasons:

  1. They're black, not brown.
  2. They have the normal heel and sole, not the JR heel and sole. 

 

They're definitely shell.  Since we have a theme of shoes in the wrong color, here they are:


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

What do you think - should I keep them?  I really wanted brown.

 

They look like a nice pair to me, but this whole wrong color thing is really weird. Keeping them would depend on the color balance in your wardrobe and the possibilities of what you could wear the black single monk with... Got some potential uses for the shoe?

 

-Mike

 

-Mike

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Any suggestions on the best suede color to match/pair with bourbon leather in a MTO?

I'm planning to order two pairs of business-casual, school-social loafers with leather lowers and suede uppers for comfort/flexibility. One pair black, so matching black leather with black suede is easy. For the other pair I was planning bourbon leather, and I was leaning toward pairing with snuff suede (based entirely on copying & pasting pictures from AE's website to place the different choices side by side; under this method snuff looks the closest shade to match).

Would anyone have shoes in both colors in person that could share a comparison? (I have bourbon, but no suede other than sand which is way too light, and I'm too far from any brick 'n' mortar store to try to compare for myself)
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Does anybody here own a pair of snuff suede Nemoks? 

 

I want to see the shoes in its natural state without shoe trees. 

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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Does anybody here own a pair of snuff suede Nemoks? 

I want to see the shoes in its natural state without shoe trees. 

anyone who is kind enough to post a picture of a snuff suede Neumok, if you happen to also own a bourbon shoe, and if it should happen to find its way into the same picture ... biggrin.gif
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Anybody use an instep raiser to decrease the V between the quarters on a pair of calf oxfords? I've got PAs, McAllisters, and Strands that are all in a EEE width and quite comfortable, but still look a bit off due to my high instep. I've broken them all in, but I think I need a little bit more help than the typically stretching and footbed settling provides.

I've used a similar tool to stretch bluchers before to address tightness across the vamp, but I'm wondering if stretching in this fashion will affect my oxfords the way I want. Any tips are appreciated.
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AIK: do a Google search for Carmina suede/calf (or shell) boot combinations for ideas. They do a ton of these and may inspire some combinations for your AE MTO that you might not have otherwise thought of.
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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post

Sounds like you had some really bad experience with AE as of late.  I would be upset if I were in your shoes. I'm still very new to AE but have always heard stories of great customer service from the company.  For my short experience, it has been very pleasant so in my (biased at this point) opinion, I think they would try to do everything they can to rectify if you escalate the issue(s).  

If you haven't already, I would try calling the CS at the headquarters or the recrafting dept if they store is unable to satisfy your needs.  Please keep us posted with your experience, if you choose to go up the chain

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Originally Posted by Nine Miler View Post

I have probably 7 or 8 pair of AEs. Some have come back from recraft with edge dressing swiped across the uppers, and even at that, the recrafted soles lasted 1/2 the time as the originals, and they are now sitting to be trashed, or recrafted again. I am buying AEs much less frequently now, as the issues I mentioned previously, and the one noted here make it easier and easier for me to space out purchases in justification of the higher price tag of some of the competitor's offerings. In addition, I have found the staff in my particular store neither here nor there. I suppose it comes with the territory of being interested in clothing and shoes, but I am always frustrated when I know more about the current offerings than the people trying to sell them to me.

So, since I got the hales for $197, I figured I would try the McAdam for the same price at even swap. I wear an 8E in the 5 last (snugly) so I tried the 8EEE in the boot. Not a bad fit, buuuuut- what an abortion of a bal boot.

This thing makes no sense. The wingtip is too short by a mile. The toe medallion dips under the freaking storm welt. I know it was on the site, and I figured it may not be too bad, but the storm welt is retarded on this boot. I feel like all these details would be tolerable in a brown boot. On a black boot this stuff is terrible.

Also, there is no pull strap on the back so I have to unlace (no speed hooks) half the boot to get it on. JFC.
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Originally Posted by AIK1891 View Post


anyone who is kind enough to post a picture of a snuff suede Neumok, if you happen to also own a bourbon shoe, and if it should happen to find its way into the same picture ... biggrin.gif

Without flash:

 

 

With flash:

 

Left to right: AE snuff neumok, AE bourbon mcallister, RL slaton bitter chocolate, AE kenilworth bourbon, RL sanderson bitter chocolate.

 

Neumok and McAllister (flash):

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