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I get the same dull shine on any leather that I use lexol on, so I always hit them with a quick coat of VSC and brushing after lexol.  Brings back the shine right away.

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How about my 20 year old chocolate chamois AE Holbrooks today.


Chris
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I wore my new pair of McGregors in the office this week. While the left shoe is very comfortable, the right one is a tad tighter and its back side is slightly curved inward, which scrapes the back of my right foot when I walk -- it hurt so bad that I almost couldn't walk back home from the office with it on. Can I still return or exchange them, even though I've worn them twice already?

 

Same issue with mine.  I wore them for a week straight and came to the following conclusion:

 

1.  I was actually tying them too tight.  Usually with my bals, i can lace them until the eyelits are essentially flush and touching, with these, I had to back off a little.

2.  My right foot did the same thing, and its my left foot that is slightly larger.  After a good week of wearing, it wore off.

 

They are my new favorite pair of shoes to wear in a lineup of a dozen AE's.  They truly are fantastic shoes.  Give them some love, they'll love you right back

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+2

 

As much as I love the Golden CXL version that I own, I would have been just as happy with that color. The shots of it on the AE site just didn't look great and I passed on it. Now, I'm debating nabbing a pair if they show up absurdly cheap on the Shoebank.

 

It's such a great boot, but such a touch one to size. Kind of wish I'd gone down a half size, as there's just a touch too much volume in the toe box unless I'm wearing thicker socks. Regardless, I've been enjoying the heck out of it this winter in the ice and snow. If anyone has ever been on the fence about it, grab it before winter is over so you can really take advantage of it during its intended season.


Do you have any pictures of what your golden CXL looks like now?

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Just an FYI that there's a pair of AE 10D Strands for sale on the forum:
 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/287214/the-un-official-thrift-buy-sell-trade-want-thread/2340#post_7607210

 

(Not my sale)

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Hello All,

I was told Allen Edmonds are really nice shoes to own. I have never had a pair of shoes that were this expensive. They're the Neumok wingtip $275. Well I feel they have some quality issues and am disappointed with them. Can I post some pics and get some opinions to see if I'm being too picky?

Thanks JJ

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Regarding Daltons / Long Branch..



 



I spent a bit of time getting my LB size for a custom MTO and decided that I was an 11 in the Long Branch when a 10.5 E might have been best in the Dalton. In retrospect I think 11 was right for both beacuse of where the ball of my feet is. 



 



I think also the Dalton doesn't have the Poron liner that the Long Branch does, which could affect fit a bit.


 



The LB is pretty tricky. Its the same last as the Dalton but it has quite a bit more volume for some reason. Going up in size from a Dalton I've never heard of. I could see down a 1/2 size maybe. But the ball of the foot measurement is what I go by as well and its in the same place for both. I just have to wear boot socks with the LB, which may have been the design intent.

When you guys mention ball of the foot measurement, what is it you are looking for? When I first got fit, we measured brannock size, but then tried shoes till I found some I liked. Turned out 1/2 size larger than brannock was great. Can't say we paid particular attention to any ball issues...
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Should this quality be accepted from an Allen Edmonds shoe? Notice the brogue holes connecting, and the miss cut in the bottom pic?

 

 

 

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Should this quality be accepted from an Allen Edmonds shoe? Notice the brogue holes connecting, and the miss cut in the bottom pic?

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My friend, I agree that the broguing is sloppy and that would likely cause me to consider returning a pair of shoes if they were sold to me as first quality..

The second, is actually a fact as to how they are made. That model has something known as a split reverse welt. The strip that is standing up slightly is one piece of leather, and that is where it starts / ends. Typically they can do a better job masking that, but it is always there particularly noticeable on split reverse welts.

-Mike
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Mike, Thanks for the reply. Yes, they're first quality, they were shipped direct from AE and cost $275 before tax. The split reverse welt on the other shoe lines up perfect, which made me notice it on the one shown. The broguing holes connecting was the first thing in noticed when I took them out, and I just feel underwhelmed with them because of the lack of attention to detail. They do have a very nice soft leather and I love the style. Not sure if I should send them back or accept them. Thanks again, JJ

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Mike, Thanks for the reply. Yes, they're first quality, they were shipped direct from AE and cost $275 before tax. The split reverse welt on the other shoe lines up perfect, which made me notice it on the one shown. The broguing holes connecting was the first thing in noticed when I took them out, and I just feel underwhelmed with them because of the lack of attention to detail. They do have a very nice soft leather and I love the style. Not sure if I should send them back or accept them. Thanks again, JJ
Send em back. They can do better and you will always be disappointed otherwise.
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Mike, Thanks for the reply. Yes, they're first quality, they were shipped direct from AE and cost $275 before tax. The split reverse welt on the other shoe lines up perfect, which made me notice it on the one shown. The broguing holes connecting was the first thing in noticed when I took them out, and I just feel underwhelmed with them because of the lack of attention to detail. They do have a very nice soft leather and I love the style. Not sure if I should send them back or accept them. Thanks again, JJ

Send them back
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Heard from my SA that some shoes are being discontinued. neumoks in green and red. I think she also mentioned the rush street as well. Not many left of them. Hope my rush streets I just ordered don't have any issues as they said it's the last factory fresh new one she could get. I think she mentioned the Mctavish as well. I'll have more info when my shoes come in.

Wonder what new styles we will see.
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Heard from my SA that some shoes are being discontinued. neumoks in green and red. I think she also mentioned the rush street as well. Not many left of them. Hope my rush streets I just ordered don't have any issues as they said it's the last factory fresh new one she could get. I think she mentioned the Mctavish as well. I'll have more info when my shoes come in.

Wonder what new styles we will see.

My SA said the next new releases are going to be those lightweight shoes that Paul mentioned he was excited about.....should be hitting soon. I am not getting my hopes up for anything too exciting.
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My SA said the next new releases are going to be those lightweight shoes that Paul mentioned he was excited about.....should be hitting soon. I am not getting my hopes up for anything too exciting.


AE shoes are definitely the sweet spot in the market for me. I really enjoy the style and fit, and the prices don't make me feel like I am stealing from my children's future. However, I can't help but think that the constant proliferation of new styles and the enormous variety they offer hurts their ability to produce higher quality products. There are other ways to drive sales, and there are a limited number of people who are willing to have shoe closets of more than a dozen or so pairs (myself included).

 

As many people point out here, 95% of men seem to have have no idea that their shoes are hideous, and hard on their feet and bodies.  I wish AE would focus on getting new sales by focusing on that 95%; helping this huge group of potential customers to understand what they need to buy to build a nice collection, and how a pair of good shoes makes their entire outfit look better, makes them feel better, are more comfortable, and will last 5 times longer than the shoes they are currently wearing. Some more information around what is a good first shoe, and a good half-dozen pairs of shoes, and why. I don't think many of us on this forum would benefit much from this kind of intro help, but when I hear that Ae's most popular shoe is the walnut strand, it's fairly clear that most newcomers are not sure how to go about buying AE shoes to match their wardrobe. 

 

A management commitment to doubling down on quality would certainly drive more purchasing from me than a new line of shoes at this point.

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