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I decided I needed an "in the wild" shot of my Rush Streets. I think this is one of the better ideas AE has had recently.
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Chris

I do love this leather, and I have to agree with you. It is a fresh design.

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I'm curious. The brown shell jeffersons that were offered as webgems in the fall of 2013. Were those actually brown or were they truffle? Can't remember when the truffle actually ran out. Just wondering if anyone got a pair that was the standard webgem offering.
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Must be old webgem day...I just spotted a Macneil Webgem from 2013 in Walnut/Bone.... I was not sure the Macneil could look good in a two tone make up but I was wrong...of course I am the two -tone fanboy so take that for what it is worth.

 

Also the Rush St is beautiful....love that shoe and starting to think the wide V lacegap I have in mine may not show it the door after all....as I see that @hohneokc has a decent size V and I think it looks fine in this shoe...Also the creasing in the toe cap which I thought was a problem in mine as they were a no warranty pair is also there on his. Will see if the Cognac MacNeil's change my mind when they arrive.

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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

I decided I needed an "in the wild" shot of my Rush Streets. I think this is one of the better ideas AE has had recently.


Chris

I like the Rush Street but it is perhaps one of the few recent models that turned out quite decent (you can't really go wrong taking Strand as a base). Unfortunately, IMO AE's design team has had way less hits than misses in the past year or so. The Rough Collection was a great success--I think I like virtually every single shoe from the original release. After that, they apparently ran out of steam. I was hoping they would keep reinventing their all-time classics, such as Leeds and MacNeil, by adding new leathers, new options for the sole, etc. Instead, the stuff that came out was downright boring. In the last six months or so I did not buy any AE offering whilst I think I got five or six pairs of Alden make ups.

 

I think AE should really get some fresh air by collaborating with other vendors, like Alden does. All the make-ups AE has done for the stockists turned out great.

 

Navy suede Stewart for Canvas Land's End nailed it. 

 

 

The MacNeils for the Freeman's Sporting Club (waxy teak, navy suede and tan Dublin) were phenomenal:

 

 

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The Keinlworth in cherry cordovan for FSC was way to go (albeit it was overpriced by a fair bit):

 

 

 

The MacNeil (Gramercy) and McAllister (Amsterdam) for the Urban Daddy turned out fantastic 

Make no mistake, I love AE but I don't think I will keep buying their stock models until they release something that would make me say WOW and reach out to my wallet--something that Alden has been routinely doing for me recently.

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Originally Posted by csmitty View Post

I'm curious. The brown shell jeffersons that were offered as webgems in the fall of 2013. Were those actually brown or were they truffle? Can't remember when the truffle actually ran out. Just wondering if anyone got a pair that was the standard webgem offering.

IIRC, they offered them in cappuccino over a year ago and then in brown last fall. At the same time, they also pulled the brown shell Strand off the website which caused a panic on the thread.

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Breaking in my MTO walnut strands in the office!

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Breaking in my MTO walnut strands in the office!
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They seem to fit much better than those sizes you had before. Vgap is appropriate and no bowing.  Also, great socks. 

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Rain's gone and out comes the shell! Bwn Strands:

 

KRYKRHA.jpg I know, slouchy sox:embar:

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They were 8.5D and they seem to fit TTS. I have no idea what last they were on. They also had an 8D and they were too snug.

 

They're my size!!! Good thing I'm half away around the globe. My wallet thanks me for that.

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They seem to fit much better than those sizes you had before. Vgap is appropriate and no bowing.  Also, great socks. 

Yeah man thanks! EEE sure helps compared to E and EE with no more discomfort across vamp and upper.
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Rain's gone and out comes the shell! Bwn Strands:

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Man I gotta get a pair of brown shell strands...
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Query:  All other things being equal, which is more versatile - a longwing blucher or a shortwing blucher?

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I have the Jefferson in Cappuccino also. :-)

I want to buy your Strands so badly, but just cannot possibly justify it to myself. Essentially the same shoe as my brown shell Jefferson, just with a different brogue pattern. I think I'll be putting my money into some color 8 chukkas next.
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Query:  All other things being equal, which is more versatile - a longwing blucher or a shortwing blucher?
I think they are pretty equal. Kinda hard to even tell the difference looking down on them when wearing. haha
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Query:  All other things being equal, which is more versatile - a longwing blucher or a shortwing blucher?

I would give the slight edge to the shortwing.  The LWB has extra brouging that wraps around, whereas the shortwing ends quicker.

 

Last also makes a big difference.  I have a pair of 333 last lwbs that look like skinny cousins to the Alden 975s.

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