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@CMT1 those are beauties...congrats

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Shell Leeds 2nds. Left shoe is pretty prefect. Right shoe has some dry/rough texture on the toe, nothing major.
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Those are gorgeous, congrats on an awesome seconds pickup!

First time out with the Dundees today.








I hope everyone's week is going well.
The Dundees look "nooiiccee!" Got plenty of toe glow (picture 2); pulled the trigger on a burgundy pair a little while ago. Congrats to whomever beat me to the Dark Brown ones! Did you treat them in any way before taking them out? Wet and dry towel? Saphir? Brushed your arm off?
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Yes - I got to demo one and I loved it ..I used to work half the day seated and the other half at a stand up desk and the last 2 years have been seated the whole time...8-12 hours a day and it has been brutal... Most of my business is done via email and phone so I figure for at least 3 hours to 4 hours a day I plan to use it. If I was doing photoshop work etc no way would it be useful.


Interesting and cool.  I have seen them but always thought they would collect dust..  Good luck with it.

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Today was warm enough that I decided to break out my Banchorys, for what is probably the 4th wearing or so. I bought them as seconds, and figured the flaw was the deep tear in the leather that needed mending on both sides... or maybe the twisted, askew broguing... but, today, I noticed the stitching holding the tongue on has come out... and back they go to the cobbler.

 

Getting these for $107 is suddenly looking like less and less of a steal :censored: 

 

 

EDIT: The tongue is still attached, but over 50% of the stitches have popped

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@CMT1
 those are beauties...congrats

Thanks - it's good to finally be wearing them. They sat for a while due to uncooperative weather but it did allow me to obsessively brush them in anticipation of the first wear.

That's a pretty sweet new desk you've got on order there my man. Very cool!

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The Dundees look "nooiiccee!" Got plenty of toe glow (picture 2); pulled the trigger on a burgundy pair a little while ago. Congrats to whomever beat me to the Dark Brown ones! Did you treat them in any way before taking them out? Wet and dry towel? Saphir? Brushed your arm off?

Thanks! I'm really digging these and want a pair in brown as well.

I've had these for a month but have not had a chance to wear them until now. I did scrub the factory polish off, but afterwards they did not seem to need any product. They are still blooming, so I've just been sporadically brushing them these past few weeks to try and bring out the shell glow.

I'm very satisfied with these. smile.gif

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Thanks - it's good to finally be wearing them. They sat for a while due to uncooperative weather but it did allow me to obsessively brush them in anticipation of the first wear.

That's a pretty sweet new desk you've got on order there my man. Very cool!
Thanks! I'm really digging these and want a pair in brown as well.

I've had these for a month but have not had a chance to wear them until now. I did scrub the factory polish off, but afterwards they did not seem to need any product. They are still blooming, so I've just been sporadically brushing them these past few weeks to try and bring out the shell glow.

I'm very satisfied with these. smile.gif


Look great!
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Shell Grayson today
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What would you guys say is the most versatile AE's. Suits, slacks, chinos, jeans.....Walnut Strands????
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Today was warm enough that I decided to break out my Banchorys, for what is probably the 4th wearing or so. I bought them as seconds, and figured the flaw was the deep tear in the leather that needed mending on both sides... or maybe the twisted, askew broguing... but, today, I noticed the stitching holding the tongue on has come out... and back they go to the cobbler.

 

Getting these for $107 is suddenly looking like less and less of a steal :censored: 

 

 

EDIT: The tongue is still attached, but over 50% of the stitches have popped

 

This concerns me for my pair that I admittedly haven't worn that much.

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What would you guys say is the most versatile AE's. Suits, slacks, chinos, jeans.....Walnut Strands????

I love my walnut Strands but I'd say they are the LEAST versitile AE's I have.

Fair warning, I'm helplessly traditional. But, I don't like - when wearing coat and tie - to wear shoes lighter than my pants. Thus, the only suit I'd consider wearing them with is something light and seasonal, eg seersucker. Never with a "business" medium to dark gray or navy suit.

With odd jacket and trousers, I've wron then with lighter pants but I also have lots of bluchers and wear them with odd jackets, too. Being walnut, they aren't out of the closet much in fall and winter.

As far as wearing them without coat and tie, I don't do that with bals. Not much anyway. And never with jeans. So, as much as I love the looks of mine, they don't see much use, especially this time of year.

I'd say my most versitile are, in no particular order:

* Truffle (medium brown) shell McGraws (loafers)

* dark brown Sanderson (RL x AE LWB with single sole)

* snuff suede Neumoks (wing tipped bal)
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What would you guys say is the most versatile AE's. Suits, slacks, chinos, jeans.....Walnut Strands????

 

I'd argue a burgundy or brown Leeds is the most versatile AE shoe. Oxblood is also pretty versatile, especially compared to walnut.

 

That said, I've found while Walnut Strands can be worn with all of the above, only a subset of each, to varying levels of comfort. I wear my with chinos and jeans of the right color and cut. They don't work with any of the suits I own, even my navy suit, which is unfortunate, but I wear them with navy chinos. I particularly love matching AE's Walnut Calf with burgundy chinos.

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Got my oxblood dalton seconds today..I've had the worst luck with seconds! I'm starting to think it's worth the price for firsts in order to avoid the hassle..

 

Ordered a 9E and the shoe is marked 9.5E and I can't even lace the boot up because the eyelets are so far apart/bending the wrong way. Anybody else have this problem before? I try to close them by tying as tight as I can but they won't budge. Wrong size anyway but just wondering...

 

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Got my oxblood dalton seconds today..I've had the worst luck with seconds! I'm starting to think it's worth the price for firsts in order to avoid the hassle..

 

Ordered a 9E and the shoe is marked 9.5E and I can't even lace the boot up because the eyelets are so far apart/bending the wrong way. Anybody else have this problem before? I try to close them by tying as tight as I can but they won't budge. Wrong size anyway but just wondering...

 

 

From the photo, I'd say the flaw is the bad and highly visible burnishing on the vamp. Never had that problem with eyelets before, but if they sent you the wrong size, you can probably get the restocking fee waived.

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What would you guys say is the most versatile AE's. Suits, slacks, chinos, jeans.....Walnut Strands????

I love my walnut Strands but I'd say they are the LEAST versitile AE's I have.

Fair warning, I'm helplessly traditional. But, I don't like - when wearing coat and tie - to wear shoes lighter than my pants. Thus, the only suit I'd consider wearing them with is something light and seasonal, eg seersucker. Never with a "business" medium to dark gray or navy suit.

With odd jacket and trousers, I've wron then with lighter pants but I also have lots of bluchers and wear them with odd jackets, too. Being walnut, they aren't out of the closet much in fall and winter.

As far as wearing them without coat and tie, I don't do that with bals. Not much anyway. And never with jeans. So, as much as I love the looks of mine, they don't see much use, especially this time of year.

I'd say my most versitile are, in no particular order:

* Truffle (medium brown) shell McGraws (loafers)

* dark brown Sanderson (RL x AE LWB with single sole)

* sniff suade Neumoks (wing tipped bal)

Funny you mention the Neumoks. I just got my brown leather Neumoks in from the bank. Tried them on with jeans, chinos and slacks and I liked the look. Just need something like the infamous "Players" that kinda worked with everything.
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I seriously need to stop reading this thread. I want a pair of caryle, dalton and more. I'm going to go broke
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