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Hello all,

I've been a silent observer of this fine forum for over 9 months but haven't made any literary contributions yet. Additionally, I wish to introduce you to my humble collection of AE's (thanks to this forum of coarse).

 

Stands – Walnut & Black
Dalton – Walnut
Mctavish – Brown & Grey

Amok - Tan

Mojave - Olive

 

My non-AE collection boasts some TBNY and Magnanni.

 

I recently bought 2 pairs from the 2 for 250 sale – Player’s (Walnut) & RL Singleton (brown).  Unfortunately, I bought both in a size too small (9), and I am offering to sell it to anyone for my purchase price and shipping.  I would like to add that I inspected both pairs and did not see any noticeable flaws that would characterize them as seconds.  I would like to give this forum the opportunity to get a crack at them before I return them.

 

Feel free to PM is you have any questions and I look forward to being a part of this forum.


Edited by froggy41 - 3/25/14 at 3:02pm
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Burgundy shell leeds for the first time today. I'm liking this shell stuff.

 

Just spent a few minutes brushing them before I head out for the day and now they seem kind of dull.

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An existential question Walnut Strands (currently, 25% off at BB) or Tan Elgins ($125)? 

Really can't figure out which one is going to be more versatile but leaning towards the Strand. 

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You guys have probably heard stuff like this a million times, but I just got my first pair of dress shoes.  Player's in Walnut.  I'm just wearing them around the house.  The right foot pinky toe seems a little tight, especially when I am standing and put my weight on my right foot.  Will this go away, or should I return them?  Can a shoe cobbler really stretch them out?  For the record, they are factory seconds.  

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Does anyone have pictures of their used AE suede shoes?

I'm trying to get a feel for how the creases make the suede look after a bunch of wear.


Thanks in advance!

Tan Suede Strandmoks and Brogue Suede Strands.  Suede usually doesn't crease much, but the white Gumite soles on the Strandmoks wear down much quicker than the Danite soles on the Strands..... 

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You guys have probably heard stuff like this a million times, but I just got my first pair of dress shoes.  Player's in Walnut.  I'm just wearing them around the house.  The right foot pinky toe seems a little tight, especially when I am standing and put my weight on my right foot.  Will this go away, or should I return them?  Can a shoe cobbler really stretch them out?  For the record, they are factory seconds.  

Even if they will get stretched, you will likely end up having some bulging around the pinky area. I suggest go up in width.  

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You guys have probably heard stuff like this a million times, but I just got my first pair of dress shoes.  Player's in Walnut.  I'm just wearing them around the house.  The right foot pinky toe seems a little tight, especially when I am standing and put my weight on my right foot.  Will this go away, or should I return them?  Can a shoe cobbler really stretch them out?  For the record, they are factory seconds.  

Even if they will get stretched, you will likely end up having some bulging around the pinky area. I suggest go up in width.  


I'm assuming I shouldn't have a mark like this on my toe? I just wore them around the house for an hour, with socks.
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I'm assuming I shouldn't have a mark like this on my toe? I just wore them around the house for an hour, with socks.
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I had the same issue with my Players.  The narrower toe was problematic for me.  Luckily I bought them at Nordstrom so was able to return them after a couple wears.

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Did you end up getting something else?  I'm not opposed to getting something different.

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Did you end up getting something else?  I'm not opposed to getting something different.

 

I actually bought a pair of bourbon Daltons instead.  A similar style to the Players you might want to consider is the Macneil or Larhmont.

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I had the same problem.  Went away on its own (either my foot broke in the shoe or the shoe broke in my foot).

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Yes they are; I just conditioned them and put a bit of neutral wax on the toe & heel ( I know - shine on the casual shoe..."ugh"; I just wanted a lil' pop on the toe. One coat. I think the conditioner and single coat of wax made for a nice 'shine transition' from toe to vamp)

 

Loved by many around my office, on the train to and from work, and random passersby... Morning sunlight shows more Brown of the 'Brown Distressed.'  Classy casual. Have worn the last two days (which I NEVER do; shoe treed and brushed at night) because they're that comfy.  Hello, poron insole!

 

 

Just got my Pine Rivers as well. the fit is good, went with the same as the 5 last.

 

Question for you, does it feel like there is a lump on both heels? When I put them on it feels like I am standing on something round.

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Burgundy shell leeds for the first time today. I'm liking this shell stuff.

Just spent a few minutes brushing them before I head out for the day and now they seem kind of dull.
You need to buff them with a cloth after you brush. Brushing alone will not bring up a shine.
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Not really. They actually re-tweeted someone else who posted the pic I believe
Who originally found it on a menswear blog.
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I'm assuming I shouldn't have a mark like this on my toe? I just wore them around the house for an hour, with socks.


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Wow ... that was in the face

 

I had the same issue with new shoes as my feet are wider at the toes.  I wear them around the house to break them in a few nights before wearing them outside the first time.  To break in the shoes, I first put them on while watching TV to warm up the leather and the insole before walking around.  I would do that for 1-2 hours, about 3 times for calf and 5 times for shell.  My shell did not stretch at all and I took them to the cobbler and he was able to stretch them out.  They feel much better now.

 

It's going to be hard to answer your question. If they are calf they will stretch to form around to your foot.  In addition, once the footbed settles, between 10-15 wears, they will feel much better.  If the shoes fit well all around and you feel like you can tolerate the pain for a few wears, keep them and try to break them in slowly.  You can ask a cobbler to see if they can help. 


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