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@Zzen that "divot" is perfectly normal and how they begin the welting process. It seems like every two days someone posts about this.
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@Zzen that "divot" is perfectly normal and how they begin the welting process. It seems like every two days someone posts about this.

Thank you sir, I am now smarter than before I read your post.

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Thank you sir, I am now smarter than before I read your post.

Haha, I just read back my post and didn't mean for it to be so snarky. I had the very same question when I first joined the forum a few years back.

That's where the machine starts and stops the welt stitch. It looks a tad sloppy on your pair, but still within spec I imagine. I have paors of firsts that look like that.
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Unfortunately, I had a similar experience with it in Chili. My vote goes to the execution.

Dang, I woke up today thinking I was gonna keep my third pair.  Now I'm not so sure...

 

I guess for free (it was a gift card so I have to use it) I'll give them a whirl.  Now if I was actually paying money there is no way in hell I'd keep any of this line especially with the others that have chimed in.

 

I almost wish I would have kept the first pair and driven all three to the factory and shown them what the hell is wrong with all three.  I dont live that far away...

 

Edit:  sorry, didnt copy the whole quote... these are the bleeker streets we are talking about

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Haha, I just read back my post and didn't mean for it to be so snarky. I had the very same question when I first joined the forum a few years back.

That's where the machine starts and stops the welt stitch. It looks a tad sloppy on your pair, but still within spec I imagine. I have paors of firsts that look like that.

 

My wife is always the first to point out bad welts on my shoes somehow lol. Split welts are in particular are tricky it seems when it comes to the start/stop point. I have more than a few that are very sloppy from various brands.

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Haha, I just read back my post and didn't mean for it to be so snarky. I had the very same question when I first joined the forum a few years back.

That's where the machine starts and stops the welt stitch. It looks a tad sloppy on your pair, but still within spec I imagine. I have paors of firsts that look like that.

No offense taken, that's all ego.  I do yoga to keep mine in check :)

 

Still curious if any of you shell aficionados have seen a shell offering from AE without the JR sole.  I don't see why someone would MTO the other sole since it would not make it cheaper as I understand the program.

 

Maybe I will take it by my AE store and see if they can make sense of the makeup.

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Exactly - I literally just paid $125.xx for walnut black hills firsts this afternoon.  What's with the price for the seconds?  Shouldn't it be lower?

 

Was that in-store? I checked AllenEdmonds.com and they have them listed at $197 for firsts. With 20% off, they're knocked down to around $157. How'd you get them at the $125 price point for firsts?

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Received a pair of Hale seconds. One of the main reasons these caught my eye was the elongated cap, relative to other AE caps. However, on the pair I recieved the cap seems short, closer to the PA/FA. Beyond the expected variability from pair to pair, could this be a defect on my seconds pair?
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Thanks. The San Marco is really close in color and style to my kenilworth so I don't need two of the same styles. I'm probably going to buy some nuemoks next. My casual game is lacking


I debated on the Kenilworth a while but decided against it.  Maybe sometime I'll pick that up.  I can't remember now but I think it was you who said you could pretty much get away with wearing whatever you wanted (?) I work in a super conservative environment so all that talk about the walnut strand made me a little envious - wayyy to showy for me, although really nice looking.

 

Anyway, I wanted to note that I own the neumok in red - the pictures are NOT at all representative, the color is much duller / more burnished than it looks on the shoebank page.  I tried all four - I would actually consider the brown to be the most flashy, more so than either the blue or green.  I don't like my shoes to be the centerpiece of what I'm wearing - with a casual outfit I find that the red neumok works.  The brown one, no way.  With the current prices I would pull the trigger on the red or green if you don't have it already.

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Received my Cambridge seconds and they have a standard AE heel/sole.  Is this part of their seconds charm or was there a time when shell didn't feature a JR sole with the Horween stamp and combination heel?

 

Also, no dust bags was kind of a bummer.  I was fancying a pair of those slick navy ones.


Did they start doing dust bags for seconds?  Must be a new thing.  Never did dust bags for seconds or DR (anything) that I knew of.

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Received a pair of Hale seconds. One of the main reasons these caught my eye was the elongated cap, relative to other AE caps. However, on the pair I recieved the cap seems short, closer to the PA/FA. Beyond the expected variability from pair to pair, could this be a defect on my seconds pair?


I could comment on this but there are other forum members that could probably make better jokes than me.

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Did they start doing dust bags for seconds?  Must be a new thing.  Never did dust bags for seconds or DR (anything) that I knew of.

 

I have been sent the regular cordovan black bags with one pair of cordovan seconds (though it was a display pair so not technically a seconds). I also got sent some lower quality grey shoe bags I had never seen before with my cordovan Strands and McAllisters. I think my SA was nice enough to throw in the grey ones when I got them.

 

The Clark Streets I got the other day did not come with bags though.

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I debated on the Kenilworth a while but decided against it.  Maybe sometime I'll pick that up.  I can't remember now but I think it was you who said you could pretty much get away with wearing whatever you wanted (?) I work in a super conservative environment so all that talk about the walnut strand made me a little envious - wayyy to showy for me, although really nice looking.

 

Anyway, I wanted to note that I own the neumok in red - the pictures are NOT at all representative, the color is much duller / more burnished than it looks on the shoebank page.  I tried all four - I would actually consider the brown to be the most flashy, more so than either the blue or green.  I don't like my shoes to be the centerpiece of what I'm wearing - with a casual outfit I find that the red neumok works.  The brown one, no way.  With the current prices I would pull the trigger on the red or green if you don't have it already.

 

I think if you hit the Neumoks with some conditioner that should bring out a more flashy color in them. I think someone posted pics of a Cronmok before and after in here showing that the leather was very dull and boring before conditioning.

 

I have also been considering the olive Neumoks in my size but I think I will have to pass, would have loved them in snuff though.

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@ZzenI think they look pretty good. I'd feel like getting a regular sole is a bit of a downer since part of the value for shell is the JR sole. What size are they?smile.gif
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Decision made.  Finally actually put them on.  Fit great.  Keepers.

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