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That's really interesting. I am so curious about the new finish, if it makes them more Alden like I am all for it. 


It's very close to Alden #8 in color, but more of a matt than glossy finish.

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The primary difference is the construction and fundamental design. The Strand is a Balmoral, meaning it has a closed lace box and forms a very tight V from the front. The Sandord is a Blucher and has a more open lace area. The other differences essentially revolve are that difference in design/construction.

-Mike


Thanks Mike.  Great info.

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Maiden voyage of my Merlot Mcallister vtread
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Maiden voyage of my Merlot Mcallister vtread

Very nice! I just spent the long holiday weekend in NOLA. I should have paid more attention to people's shoes - I mighta spotted you or Half or other SF brethren there. By the way, I was the one in brown shell AE Cole loafers.
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Very nice! I just spent the long holiday weekend in NOLA. I should have paid more attention to people's shoes - I mighta spotted you or Half or other SF brethren there. By the way, I was the one in brown shell AE Cole loafers.

Hope you had a good weekend! I was at the allen edmonds in canal place on Fridays looking at shoes. Didn't see any one wearing shells though.
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Bwn shell strands on public transit:

 

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Shoes look great - gents...sporting the Bayfield GMTO...great boot amazing comfort..

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...sporting the Bayfield GMTO...great boot amazing comfort..

Me too!

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Thanks for rubbing it in...










However mine have shipped smile.gif Can't wait.
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Thanks for rubbing it in...

However mine have shipped smile.gif Can't wait.

 

Wow!  I assumed you had received yours by now.  Glad to hear they are on the way to you.  They are exquisite!

 

You did receive your Townleys, right?  Mine came in last week.

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Wow!  I assumed you had received yours by now.  Glad to hear they are on the way to you.  They are exquisite!

 

You did receive your Townleys, right?  Mine came in last week.

 



Yea, its been a brutal wait. I was more excited about the Bayfields than Townleys. However if I had known about the trunk show I would have passed on the Townleys. I did get those about two weeks ago though and they ended up being 2nds which was a bummer. I tried to see if I could do a remake in natural but no dice. So kept them as 2nds. On the fence whether to keep them or not though and see what the market is like for them.
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Wow!  I assumed you had received yours by now.  Glad to hear they are on the way to you.  They are exquisite!

 

You did receive your Townleys, right?  Mine came in last week.

 



Yea, its been a brutal wait. I was more excited about the Bayfields than Townleys. However if I had known about the trunk show I would have passed on the Townleys. I did get those about two weeks ago though and they ended up being 2nds which was a bummer. I tried to see if I could do a remake in natural but no dice. So kept them as 2nds. On the fence whether to keep them or not though and see what the market is like for them.
bummer! What was the issue on the Townleys?
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Yea, its been a brutal wait. I was more excited about the Bayfields than Townleys. However if I had known about the trunk show I would have passed on the Townleys. I did get those about two weeks ago though and they ended up being 2nds which was a bummer. I tried to see if I could do a remake in natural but no dice. So kept them as 2nds. On the fence whether to keep them or not though and see what the market is like for them.

 Agreed about the Townleys and the Trunk Show.  Although, it didn't stop me from overspending!  They are beautiful shoes and I'll love them like they were my own (unless I can sell them).

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bummer! What was the issue on the Townleys?

 



There were a few minor things that just added up. One was a somewhat misaligned eye stay which seems to be somewhat common now for AE on bluchers. I was thinking maybe it will fix itself with some wear and different lacing. The others were not fixable. Some errant stitching on the counter that went through some of the brogue holes. The a bulge, I guess you could call it, where the counter meet the quarter on the inside of one the shoes

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Stitching on the right.

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Same shoe, lower down.

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Eyelets

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The cap toe also had some non parallel stitching but it wasn't to bad so I didn't point that out.
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 Agreed about the Townleys and the Trunk Show.  Although, it didn't stop me from overspending!  They are beautiful shoes and I'll love them like they were my own (unless I can sell them).

 



Ha, well the wedding kinda wiped me out. I would have loved to have over spent during the trunk show. Once the accounts recover I'll be good. I had to get creative for one in natural.

I wouldn't be to sad if the Townleys left. However I think they'll work well in my biz casual workplace.
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