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post #38416 of 70737
I thought rainy London would be a good test for my new Brogue Suede Strands, and they didn't disappoint. I love the Dainite sole. Unfortunately, I didn't get the uppers wet to test out real bad weather performance.

When I first got them, I took Cold Iron's advice and gave them a treatment with Bickmore's. Only later did I notice this:





You can see the marks where they lined up the pieces of leather when assembling the uppers. See the sliver pencil mark under the brogueing. I found a couple examples on these shoes.

I'm not complaining - for me, these are bad weather casual shoes. And I think the marks would easily come off (as they are designed to), if I hadn't sealed them in with Bickmore's. I think once the waterproofing wears off a bit, they will brush right out.

Just thought it was interesting to see a remnant of the production process.
post #38417 of 70737
The Shoebank has walnut Franciscan in 9.5 3E for $144, but I'm not really a fan of the 3 last's square toe...
post #38418 of 70737
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Originally Posted by AIK1891 View Post

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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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

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.

I did speak to someone at Customer Service this morning and they are sending a UPS label to return the Burgudny shell and Bourbon calf Daltons … will be a nice little credit against my MTO plans, so maybe now I'll go ahead with 4 pairs instead of the 2 pairs I was planning.

Since the Black shell Daltons were worn (even though only twice for less than 200 yards and 2 hours total) AND they were a webgem that is not, nor has ever been, a current offering, they can't take a return on that pair. So, I might be listing them on eBay if anyone is a size 11.5EEE and interested let me know and maybe I'll even tailor the eBay listing for the right person (with an agreed upon starting price or buy-it-now). I have two weeks until my school's spring break so I won't gather pictures and make a listing until then.
post #38419 of 70737
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

I thought rainy London would be a good test for my new Brogue Suede Strands, and they didn't disappoint. I love the Dainite sole. Unfortunately, I didn't get the uppers wet to test out real bad weather performance.

When I first got them, I took Cold Iron's advice and gave them a treatment with Bickmore's. Only later did I notice this:

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You can see the marks where they lined up the pieces of leather when assembling the uppers. See the sliver pencil mark under the brogueing. I found a couple examples on these shoes.

I'm not complaining - for me, these are bad weather casual shoes. And I think the marks would easily come off (as they are designed to), if I hadn't sealed them in with Bickmore's. I think once the waterproofing wears off a bit, they will brush right out.

Just thought it was interesting to see a remnant of the production process.

 

 

You don't post much any more.  Good to hear from you!

post #38420 of 70737
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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post


Looking good.

Do you have other 5-last shoes? Did you go with the same size? These are on my list, but I am trying to nail down sizing on AE cordovan vs calf.

Mike,

You should take a burn down to Philly to the AE shop on Chestnut.

post #38421 of 70737
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Originally Posted by esk8mw View Post
 


Somehow these came in today already, fit perfect and I'm pretty sure they are firsts. $167. Definite keepers.

 

I'll take mine toasted, multigrain bread, sharp cheddar and some grey poupon.

 

Awesome. I'll throw in a bag of Zapp's Cajun Crawtators for free.

post #38422 of 70737
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

The Shoebank has walnut Franciscan in 9.5 3E for $144, but I'm not really a fan of the 3 last's square toe...

I can definitely agree with this. IMO, the 3 last doesn't work as well on the captoe or the wholecut. I have the larchmont and dont think it looks bad with a wingtip or longwing, but it would be nice if they softened the squareness of the toe a little bit.

I like the fact that they were trying to create a sleeker chisel last like you see most Euro makers have, but don't think it worked quite as well as hoped.
post #38423 of 70737

Hi Fellas - I'm new to the forum and didn't know about the ShoeBank prior to hearing about it here.  So first of all, thanks for enabling me to spend more money on shoes.  I'm already 3 pairs deep from the ShoeBank and am considering a pair of shell.  Does the ShoeBank offer the $299/pair on shell very often, or is the current sale a special situation?  Any help would be appreciated.

post #38424 of 70737
a couple of quick questions/confirmations if anyone can help out:

  • Does anyone have an opinion on the McAdam boot?
Since I'm returning two pairs of wrong-sized Daltons for a decent credit, I was considering adding to my next order with McAdams to cheaply replace their colors.

I lurked here for a while before beginning to post, but just to make sure I've understood the thread correctly,
  • for Style Forum members who call Allison for MTO, if a make up can be done, there's no custom fee and the price is at the current listed price? so, e.g. on the McAdam I could get merlot and bourbon pairs for the current sale price $199 each MTO?
{I'm thinking of them as a northeast foul-weather winter boot so they need not be the best/perfect boot ever, though I would also want them made with mini lug rubber soles.}

I have previously talked with Allison on the phone, maybe being lucky to get right through on the first tries, but haven't been able to reach her the past two weeks. During that time I sent e-mail of MTO considerations (replying to a special order e-mail receipt), and the phone call would be to confirm the order specifics of the e-mail once I ever reach her again (so I never expected a reply).
  • Does anyone have experience if she's good at replying to e-mails since I haven't been able to reach her on the phone, or is she usually too swamped or possibly extra busy right now because of sales?
post #38425 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Snobol323 View Post
 

Hi Fellas - I'm new to the forum and didn't know about the ShoeBank prior to hearing about it here.  So first of all, thanks for enabling me to spend more money on shoes.  I'm already 3 pairs deep from the ShoeBank and am considering a pair of shell.  Does the ShoeBank offer the $299/pair on shell very often, or is the current sale a special situation?  Any help would be appreciated.

The current Shoe Bank sale appears to be twice a year -- with the second run around August?  They have a 2 for $250 at the end of Feb but think that is closeouts only.

post #38426 of 70737

I'm sure this has been asked a hundred times, but what is the fit like on the Long Branches? Or should I say, how should I size them?

post #38427 of 70737


Navy and grey neumok from the mlb Webgems promo. The navy is not distressed like the everyday neumok, and the grey is shinny.

Thinking about all white neumoks, my wife has been bugging me to get a pair... Wish the MacNeil was a 199 Webgems
post #38428 of 70737
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post



Navy and grey neumok from the mlb Webgems promo. The navy is not distressed like the everyday neumok, and the grey is shinny.

Thinking about all white neumoks, my wife has been bugging me to get a pair... Wish the MacNeil was a 199 Webgems

 

 

Here is an all-white Neumok:AppleMark

post #38429 of 70737
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post



Navy and grey neumok from the mlb Webgems promo. The navy is not distressed like the everyday neumok, and the grey is shinny.

Thinking about all white neumoks, my wife has been bugging me to get a pair... Wish the MacNeil was a 199 Webgems

 

 

Here is an all-white Neumok:AppleMark


 As usual, Polo ftw!

post #38430 of 70737

First post on Styleforum (long time lurker on this thread), but finally registered because I've had this same problem.

 

Here is my experience with sizing up two sizes.

 

I'm a 14.5B/14B (right/left -- as sized on a Brannock by AE), and bought a pair of Fifth Street boots in 14B on the sales associate's recommendation.  They did not have the shoes available for me to try on, so I waited 4 weeks for the shoes to be made and shipped to me.  When they arrived, the left foot fit great, but the right foot was unbearably tight on the toes.  Since 14C is a special makeup (which I was told was non-returnable -- not sure if true), I opted to exchange for a 14D.  The right foot now fits great, but left foot is slightly too roomy.  However, for both pairs, there is too much room at the top of the laces and around the ankles.  I don't have any heel slip (believe it or not), but the boot seems slightly too big around the ankles.  I compensate by wearing slightly thicker socks.

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