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Originally Posted by Al Dente View Post


I think they just haven't reduced everything yet. I.e. Daltons have been reduced, but Long Branch shows the old price.

 

 

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I've noticed that on some models I've been following also.

 

Most likely because they are closeouts and not included. Some of the LB are, some aren't I believe. 

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Has anyone been able to achieve the high gloss/mirror shine with just the AE "premium polish"? Or did you have to use carnuba wax?

Wax polish + a couple of drops of water to get that mirror shine.
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Wax polish + a couple of drops of water to get that mirror shine.

On calf, but not on shell, in my experience.....
The water drops did nothing but spot the shell.
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Wax polish + a couple of drops of water to get that mirror shine.

AE "polish" isn't wax, right?
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Group shot of my Shell Cordovan
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Very nice! Enjoy them! Want to give us the color and style decoder ring?

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Green shell MacGregors in natural sunlight

Wow, looking great! Those are truly beautiful.

-Mike
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AE "polish" isn't wax, right?

No, AE Polish in the squeeze tubes is cream, not wax. Old fashion Kiwi in the tins is wax.
AE has carnauba wax included in their shoe care kits.
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Most likely because they are closeouts and not included. Some of the LB are, some aren't I believe. 

I've filtered by current styles. The black and CXL LB's are still showing $279, and the CXL Rush Street is still stuck at $259. And the Addison which is always at the top of the page, is still $234. Isevery current style not on sale? Or are we just a day early?
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I've filtered by current styles. The black and CXL LB's are still showing $279, and the CXL Rush Street is still stuck at $259. And the Addison which is always at the top of the page, is still $234. Isevery current style not on sale? Or are we just a day early?


I see what you mean - I thought every current style was on sale but it looks like some of them were unchanged.  The tan Rush Street price seems really high for a 2nd.  I noticed they listed the Kiowa at $234 which also doesn't sound right.  I am actually unfamiliar with the Addison - but it does look a lot like the Dornoch which had a god awful fit.  I bet they'll fix things by tomorrow.

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New Walnut Daltons, added just a little burnish to the toes.

 

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Very nice! Enjoy them! Want to give us the color and style decoder ring?
-Mike

Ha sure, clockwise from top

Brown Dundee
Brown Wolverine 744
Burgundy Grayson
Truffle McAllister
Brown Strand
Black Cambridge
Burgundy Dalton
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My football grain Promontory Point boots and Duke belt brought me and the Patriots good luck tonight! Amazing end to that game -really could have gone either way.

May pack them away now until next fall. They're my football viewing staples.
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Happy to help out -

1. If you want to stick to solely the 65, the Neumok in red or green would be a no-brainer.  I can't believe how low they are on shoebank.  Did you see those Rush Street pics that were posted earlier?  Those things rock the house - the Neumok is unlined and has a leather sole while the Rush Street has a more solid feel and has a Danite sole.  Don't get me wrong, the Neumok is super comfortable but I freeze by @$$ off wearing them in the winter.  If I was getting both, I would get the Neumok in red and the Rush Street in green.  Have you looked at the Strandmok?  Waste of money if you ask me - unlined but with a Danite sole, weird combination.  Seems like the Rush Street just surpasses it altogether.  I tried on the black version but it just looked so underwhelming.

If you don't already own them, I highly recommend the McTavish (or the Elgin).  You would never know it with the double oak sole, but I found them amazingly comfortable.  I forget I even have them on.  They fit pretty close to the black hills you already have.  Lots of colors on sale.

If you really like the black hills you could try the Badlands, but I preferred the black hills myself.

The McAdam is a really good boot if your size is available.

2. If you want to try the 511, I get the same size as the 65 - the toebox is bigger and the shoe is overall wider but they still work for me.  The obvious choice would be the Dalton here.  They are very nice, but they took me a damn long time to break in.  The Wilbert is also pretty good, but I think it pales in comparison to the Black Hills (or even the Badlands).

3. Believe it or not, my absolute favorite are the Italian collection.  These would probably be too fancy for you, but the Firenze are really nice.  You would have to experiment a lot with the sizes though - the Italian loafers fit-wise are all over the map.  Some run humungous and others are smaller.  For sale styles, the Taormina is a steal, but it runs large.

If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.

I have to differ on the 511 last. It is shorter than the 65. My Strands and Parks and University are all 11.5D, and I had to go to a 12 D in the Daltons and Long Branch.
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On calf, but not on shell, in my experience.....
The water drops did nothing but spot the shell.

I drench my shell with water all the time before giving applying elbow grease (brushing and buffing).
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Originally Posted by RitchieBro View Post

I have to differ on the 511 last. It is shorter than the 65. My Strands and Parks and University are all 11.5D, and I had to go to a 12 D in the Daltons and Long Branch.

I concur. I actually size my 511 last at 9D and my 65 last as 8E. Quite weird yes.
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So I have commented before on how some people I think go a little overboard with the returns for these cosmetic defects.....

 

But this is a whole different story - this has never happened before?  I would exchange them asap.  Sometime late last Fall I picked up a pair of McTavish seconds from the outlet store.  I noted that the left shoe seemed noteably tighter than the right, not uncomfortably so, but noticeable.  I dismissed it thinking I must be imagining it.  I wound up wearing them, a LOT, thinking they would eventually break in, and while the right shoe broke in, the left just..didn't.  It felt like a really tight version of the park ave, which for those familiar with the McTavish, is not how they fit at all.  I finally brought them in to the retail store for an exchange - they were not happy to do it, understandably so, but finally agreed.  My replacement pair had many more cosmetic problems - stitching, sloppy discolorations, etc. but they fit correctly.

 

So I'd say don't take a chance.

 

I've returned firsts with this problem, but haven't run into it with seconds (yet). Even as firsts, I had trouble returning, but to be fair to the SA, they already replaced the shoes for me once... the first pair had the heel fall off after only two wearings (that was a common and since resolved problem back around ~2011).

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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post
 

So I have commented before on how some people I think go a little overboard with the returns for these cosmetic defects.....

 

But this is a whole different story - this has never happened before?  I would exchange them asap.  Sometime late last Fall I picked up a pair of McTavish seconds from the outlet store.  I noted that the left shoe seemed noteably tighter than the right, not uncomfortably so, but noticeable.  I dismissed it thinking I must be imagining it.  I wound up wearing them, a LOT, thinking they would eventually break in, and while the right shoe broke in, the left just..didn't.  It felt like a really tight version of the park ave, which for those familiar with the McTavish, is not how they fit at all.  I finally brought them in to the retail store for an exchange - they were not happy to do it, understandably so, but finally agreed.  My replacement pair had many more cosmetic problems - stitching, sloppy discolorations, etc. but they fit correctly.

 

So I'd say don't take a chance.


Yes, this has never happened before. I have 4 pairs of AEs: 2 Parks, 1 Strand, and 1 Quinton(suede brogue on #8 last). The 2 PA's were even bought used on eBay. I bought 2 during the winter season sale(not official name) and both of them bow significantly in the toplining. The McAllisters in the left shoe and the 5th Aves in both shoes.

 

I can take pictures of all the shoes side by side - one will notice the bowing in the 2 new shoes(that I've only worn inside the house luckily) and none in the other 4.

 

Is the bowing a fit issue or a cosmetic issue? Because it certainly is unsightly. I am afraid to keep wearing them to find out if it will be a significant fit issue for fear of being unable to return them.

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