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Thank you!
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You might want to wait for the Player 2.0, but it could be months or even a year before it's released. I don't know the timing...

AE has no direct replacement for the Player at this time, as it's a short-wing blutcher. AE has no other SWB shoe, but they do have a boot via the Dalton / Long Branch. Anything else will sacrifice the short-wing design for a long-wing, or the blutcher for being a bal... and I presume if you think the McGregor is too formal and stuffy, that you'll probably thing the same of bals. However, some of the short-wing balmorials AE carries are quite casual despite being close-laced... the Neumok and McTavish, in particular. The McAllister being the more formal version of that pattern.

The McGregor is a long-wing, and while I think it's sufficiently casual, especially in suede, to each their own.  You might have overlooked the Larchmont, another long-wing blutcher, which is on the 333 last and has a chisel toe.

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"comfort" line = deal-breaker

Looks to me like it would be part of the orthortic collection. The tallish toe, black rubber sole, and blue insole make me think that. Looks kinda like a short wing winter park.
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Looks to me like it would be part of the orthortic collection. The tallish toe, black rubber sole, and blue insole make me think that. Looks kinda like a short wing winter park.

 

I forgot about the comfort-line SWB. I doubt that's the Player 2.0... but I suppose it's technically an option.

 

@catlettsl unless you plan to pickup something on clearance or an on-sale second, you might at least wait until February 17th or so, to see what the new styles are going to be. (It seems the new styles will come out "soon" after the current sale ending on the 16th) 

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I'm curious, can someone give me the pros and cons of shell cordovan?  What is the big draw?  I do see that they look different, and I like the look.  In the shoe care thread, there seems to be dissenting opinions about shell and it's durability (I think more about aesthetic than toughness, ie water spots, polish/shinability).

 

I'm just curious why the rush/desire to pay more.  I think I have some idea, but I may be missing a lot of info as well.

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All this talk about Stores and SA's, Soleil and her team at store #59 in Atlanta are the best.  She gives me honest advice and doesn't push anything on me.  She knows my tastes now.

 

Shoot, I can't remember the manager's name despite just being there today, but the manager at City Centre who is the only person that I've ever seen there is great.  She's super helpful, patient and sweet.  If you're in Houston, I'd definitely recommend bypassing any other local stores to go to that one.  (I haven't been to the store in the Woodlands, they might be great there as well).

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Wore the black MTO (rubber sole) Rutledges today.......

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I'm curious, can someone give me the pros and cons of shell cordovan?  What is the big draw?  I do see that they look different, and I like the look.  In the shoe care thread, there seems to be dissenting opinions about shell and it's durability (I think more about aesthetic than toughness, ie water spots, polish/shinability).

 

I'm just curious why the rush/desire to pay more.  I think I have some idea, but I may be missing a lot of info as well.

Shell is a denser, warmer leather than calf. I believe its origins are for the us in work boots or for tougher wear. It's less permeable than calf so it's water resistant in that sense. However, it does tend to spot with water drops so it'll keep your feet dry, but probably look like crap if it gets wet. It's because the dirt and water just sit on top of the shoe rather than being absorbed by it. 

 

The appeal of shell is the glow and ability to bring to a shine/glow with just brush and buff. Over time it maintains its glow better with simple brushing, while in the beginning I've experienced the need for brushing after each wear. Shell will supposedly last longer as well due to the thickness of the material. Shell also doesn't get micro creases and instead rolls which some may or may not prefer. Shell also smells wonderful :)

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Fine reply!

(And I'm glad it is not just me obsessed with the smell)
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Haha I knew it! I'm not the only one who thinks shell smells terrific!
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Haha I knew it! I'm not the only one who thinks shell smells terrific!

That is why I have a shell wallet....easier to smell....
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You are so making me want to call the Shoebank for a pair of Dundees.

 



I admit, I was a bit hesitant with the Chukka style when these popped up and my SA said he'd do $299 on them. I'm glad I did as I've really come to like the style. That and I don't think I've seen a pair in my size for a long time.

I'd say go for it.
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That new shell smell.......mmm........If only there was an air freshener.
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That new shell smell.......mmm........If only there was an air freshener.
There is, it's called a brand new pair of Allen Edmonds shell cordovan shoes haha.
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That new shell smell.......mmm........If only there was an air freshener.

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There is, it's called a brand new pair of Allen Edmonds shell cordovan shoes haha.

You guys don't just hang a pair of brand new size 15 shell daltons on your rear view mirror?
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Chocolate Daltons today


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