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Hi guys, I hope Friday is treating everyone well. I'm thinking of snagging a burgundy shell loafer, either the Patriot or the Randolph. Any thoughts about one or the other?
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Thanks - I liked the longer AE one they had for using with boots and better than using a wooden spoon when my son gets out of line...damn wooden spoons break easier now than when I was a kid....I only know that as my wife wacked me with one recently it snapped like a toothpick...Yes in the kitchen not the bedroom....perverts :)

 

I have to place an order for some polish, laces, and edge dressing so figured what the heck - thanks I will add one to my cart.

 

A wooden spoon?  Yikes . . . would never have thought to use that as a shoe horn . . . don't even really see how that would work.  Re: the long-handled horns, I could never understand them.  Between pull tabs, speed hooks, and just unlacing them far enough, I've never had a problem getting boots on my feet properly without using a horn.  I guess a long-handled horn would be useful for people who have trouble bending over, but then don't you have to be able to bend over to tie your shoes?  Maybe if you wear loafers and have a hard time bending over, the long-handled horn would make sense.

 

Anyhow, it's also not a bad idea to have more than one - desk drawer at work, suitcase, girlfriend's place, etc. - wherever you're likely to take your shoes off and then need to put them back on.  Another good use of the plastics!

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Originally Posted by johngee View Post

Hi guys, I hope Friday is treating everyone well. I'm thinking of snagging a burgundy shell loafer, either the Patriot or the Randolph. Any thoughts about one or the other?


I have the Randolph in cordovan burgundy and have only worn it in the house for several hours a few times but very happy with it. Mine are a touch big but I am a boat shoe wearer all summer and used to loose fitting so I am sure it will not bother me at all-

 

Are you planning on wearing with or without socks?

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Shoe Horn question - Is the leather wrapped ones from AE practical or are they too thick to use properly...I do not currently use a shoe horn at all so was curious...


I'll throw my 2bits in.  I have a couple freebie leather wrapped shoe horns, and find them far too thick to use.  I use a thin plastic or metal one I have handy.  I find two layers of leather with a stiffener in the center makes it so I may as well use my finger.  Maybe my shoes fit tighter, but I like a nice thin plastic or metal shoehorn.  If your shoes fit bigger, maybe you're good to go with one of the leather ones...

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A wooden spoon?  Yikes . . . would never have thought to use that as a shoe horn . . . don't even really see how that would work.  Re: the long-handled horns, I could never understand them.  Between pull tabs, speed hooks, and just unlacing them far enough, I've never had a problem getting boots on my feet properly without using a horn.  I guess a long-handled horn would be useful for people who have trouble bending over, but then don't you have to be able to bend over to tie your shoes?  Maybe if you wear loafers and have a hard time bending over, the long-handled horn would make sense.

 

Anyhow, it's also not a bad idea to have more than one - desk drawer at work, suitcase, girlfriend's place, etc. - wherever you're likely to take your shoes off and then need to put them back on.  Another good use of the plastics!

 

Thanks - LOL the wooden spoon is just for giving the boy a little whack with...he thinks it is funny that my mother used to slap us with the spoon when we were kids so everytime the spoon is out he says smack my like Nona used to smack you.....That wooden spoon is deadly in the hands of an Italian mother.

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I'll throw my 2bits in.  I have a couple freebie leather wrapped shoe horns, and find them far too thick to use.  I use a thin plastic or metal one I have handy.  I find two layers of leather with a stiffener in the center makes it so I may as well use my finger.  Maybe my shoes fit tighter, but I like a nice thin plastic or metal shoehorn.  If your shoes fit bigger, maybe you're good to go with one of the leather ones...

I agree. I find leather a bit thick. The metal shoehorned work best for me. AE has a nice gold colored one for those interested in that kind of thing (like me!)
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I may end up ordering one from Amazon as I am getting to thinking do I really need a $35 shoe horn...besides it is hard to pass up a shoe horn on Amazon that has this for the review...I literally sprayed my coffee out of mouth after reading

 

 

 

"My husband has difficulty with is balance and mobility. This shoehorn is both durable and perfect to assist him. He has used it daily for several months and loves it. It holds up fine in spite of his awkwardness and sometime forcefulness. A worthwhile investment The shoehorn has outlasted my husband and now I'm using it. It is comfortable and durable. Good investment."

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Shoe Horn question - Is the leather wrapped ones from AE practical or are they too thick to use properly...I do not currently use a shoe horn at all so was curious...

 

I bought the brass one and love it. Great quality for the price. 

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I bought the brass one and love it. Great quality for the price. 

Yup....I definitely meant "brass"
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We should start some sort of AE MTO gallery (along with the makeup specs) maybe on a separate thread. There have been so many great pairs made up, it might be a good way to give people some ideas.

 

 

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i'm guessing that was some of the motivation to start up the SF MTO program on AE's part. there might be a board in AE headquarters filling up with photos of these results :D 

 

 

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Those look too good to ruin by actually wearing them. What a stunning makeup!
That is a great idea. (broken record alert here): If I were the AE CEO, I'd but trolling that thread and putting many of the makeups into production.

 

If anyone was interested in starting a project/site dedicated to mto shoes (pics, specs, etc.), I own the domain name MTOShoes.com. Could be a fun project. 

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I may end up ordering one from Amazon as I am getting to thinking do I really need a $35 shoe horn...besides it is hard to pass up a shoe horn on Amazon that has this for the review...I literally sprayed my coffee out of mouth after reading



"My husband has difficulty with is balance and mobility. This shoehorn is both durable and perfect to assist him. He has used it daily for several months and loves it. It holds up fine in spite of his awkwardness and sometime forcefulness. A worthwhile investment The shoehorn has outlasted my husband and now I'm using it. It is comfortable and durable. Good investment."

anyone else wondering exactly what this couple was using the shoe horn for?
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If anyone was interested in starting a project/site dedicated to mto shoes (pics, specs, etc.), I own the domain name MTOShoes.com. Could be a fun project. 

 

We might have to do that... we can pick a platform like Tumblr or something that is already popular with SF, use your custom domain, and configure it where users can submit posts .. I'm sure I can come up with some other ideas, too... just trying to think about how to make it easy to maintain and populate with content/specs without one single person having to do it all.

 

Edit: disclaimer, I'm an Information Technology Manager and a complete addict of electronics/technology/etc.

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I believe there is a Forum plug in for Wordpress so I would assume that also is the case for Tumblr - You can then set up categories/Threads for each topic and even have it broken down specific to shoe type, shoe care, inappropriate use of a shoe horn, etc- all of which can be user generated.


Edited by Kahuna75 - 2/28/14 at 11:43am
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Those look too good to ruin by actually wearing them. What a stunning makeup!
That is a great idea. (broken record alert here): If I were the AE CEO, I'd but trolling that thread and putting many of the makeups into production.

I old Allison on the phone that they made a big mistake making the Eagle County I'm the rough grey and black with that sole. The make ups I have seen have been fabulous. She agreed they've been great and would make a good addition to thei line.
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Wordpress is always the CMS platform recommendation -- just trying to brain storm other ideas for easier maintenance/community sign up/multi user blog management (we would want everyone to submit their MTO specs/pics/etc without all having to be posted by one or two individuals).

 

So quick question while we are on topic -- how many SF users are Tumblr (or other blog platform) users?  I know we have a lot of SF presence on Tumblr which is why that was thought of first (plus the multi-user blog management).

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