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I posted a question earlier about whether to keep my factory second chocolate daltons.  I ended up keeping them, and the daltons are seriously the most comfortable pair of boots I have ever worn.  So glad for the decision.

 

Too bad with the leather sole, I can't wear them everywhere.

 

Luke

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Chocolate Chamois Holbrooks from the long gone AE Corporate Casual collection. I got these in the late 1990's


Chris
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For the doubters. They are new to me.

Awesome awesome. Got any more pix? How come this is the first I've heard of this MTO? You've been holding out on us!!! wink.gif
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I wear my brogue strands with jeans, cords, chinos... everything, really. Wore them to the office yesterday, actually.

Thanks Rostov, some thing about the combination of close lacing on the brogue strands with jeans/chinos bothers me..but it may be just me!

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How do you guys put on lace up ankle boots? I received my MacAdam and they look SO sharp! But putting them on is a total hassle. If they are laced up all the way, there is no way to get my foot in without putting a lot of strain on the shaft and tongue area and really jamming it in. But if I undo the laces, then I have to do them back up.

So far my solution has been to lace them standard up a few eyelets, and then thread the lace laterally up each side instead of crossing over as normal, and then tie them at the top, so I get the secure knot at the top and a snug fit from bottom to mid (the upper half/quarter is loose, but then secured at the top) and then when I untie them, they automatically loosen all the way back down to the lower quarter/half without me having to unlace them all the way down to be able to get my foot out/in.

Is there a better way to be doing this? 

Could you post some pictures of the McAdam on the feet? I'm considering a pair and I've only found one cutoff picture. Looks to be a rarity?
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How do you guys put on lace up ankle boots? I received my MacAdam and they look SO sharp! But putting them on is a total hassle. If they are laced up all the way, there is no way to get my foot in without putting a lot of strain on the shaft and tongue area and really jamming it in. But if I undo the laces, then I have to do them back up.

So far my solution has been to lace them standard up a few eyelets, and then thread the lace laterally up each side instead of crossing over as normal, and then tie them at the top, so I get the secure knot at the top and a snug fit from bottom to mid (the upper half/quarter is loose, but then secured at the top) and then when I untie them, they automatically loosen all the way back down to the lower quarter/half without me having to unlace them all the way down to be able to get my foot out/in.

Is there a better way to be doing this? 
Could you post some pictures of the McAdam on the feet? I'm considering a pair and I've only found one cutoff picture. Looks to be a rarity?

 

The McAdam appeared briefly last winter.  I know at least a few members of this thread kopped pairs then and posted pics.  If you can figure out how to search this thread for them (not an easy task), you might find them.

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Awesome awesome. Got any more pix? How come this is the first I've heard of this MTO? You've been holding out on us!!! wink.gif


I actually got them off eBay for a very good price.

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Thanks Rostov, some thing about the combination of close lacing on the brogue strands with jeans/chinos bothers me..but it may be just me!

 

I wear blue laces in mine, which greatly increases their casualness. Bals might not be the most trad pairing for jeans, but for better or worse, if you look at the AE catalog for the past few years, you'll see plenty of balmorals that seem intended for wearing with jeans.

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Hey everyone,

Question.

I received a pair of these AE wingtips in 8.5 EE as a gift few months back but have only started to wear them. I was measured at an AE store before and was given this size, which I provided to my wife, but I'm wondering if its because of the width that the sides are belling out? (red circle location) if so, anyway to fix this or lost cause? I've received 2 more pairs, with a similar effect...my other brands in just 8.5 do not have this effect.

Thanks in advance,

Amir

same issue for myself - is it common?

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Hey everyone,

Question.

I received a pair of these AE wingtips in 8.5 EE as a gift few months back but have only started to wear them. I was measured at an AE store before and was given this size, which I provided to my wife, but I'm wondering if its because of the width that the sides are belling out? (red circle location) if so, anyway to fix this or lost cause? I've received 2 more pairs, with a similar effect...my other brands in just 8.5 do not have this effect.

Thanks in advance,

Amir
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same issue for myself - is it common?

 

Common for shoes that do not fit your foot correctly usually...sometimes it can be a production mishap...This happens on my Clark St as it is just a shoe that for some reason does not work great with my foot. Have tried a few sizes and it persists... this also happened on a few 65 last shoes that I miss sized early on in my AE buying days.

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I am considering purchasing some Brown Bleecker Street boots from the shoebank (seconds). One of the boots has vertical stretch marks over the middle of the foot where horizontal creasing will occur. These are calf. Does anyone think that such stretched leather will cause substantial problems or, on the other hand, whether natural horizontal creasing will diminish the effect?  In general, I can say that I am not super picky about second-quality shoes. I understand they are seconds. I just don't want to spend the money on a pair where the problem will get worse over time. Thanks for any advice.

 

 

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I am considering purchasing some Brown Bleecker Street boots from the shoebank (seconds). One of the boots has vertical stretch marks over the middle of the foot where horizontal creasing will occur. These are calf. Does anyone think that such stretched leather will cause substantial problems or, on the other hand, whether natural horizontal creasing will diminish the effect?  In general, I can say that I am not super picky about second-quality shoes. I understand they are seconds. I just don't want to spend the money on a pair where the problem will get worse over time. Thanks for any advice.

 

 


That is a strange flaw. I can't say what will happen to the leather there (although my guess is that it will be okay), but at the current price of seconds, given that these are now out of production (and likely will never return), I'd say to go for it if they fit well and aren't too flawed elsewhere.

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I thought the Bleeker street was a hit? Strange that they would discontinue it
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Some AE stock on Haute Look today, including Park Avenues, Boardwalks, and McTavishes.

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I am considering purchasing some Brown Bleecker Street boots from the shoebank (seconds). One of the boots has vertical stretch marks over the middle of the foot where horizontal creasing will occur. These are calf. Does anyone think that such stretched leather will cause substantial problems or, on the other hand, whether natural horizontal creasing will diminish the effect?  In general, I can say that I am not super picky about second-quality shoes. I understand they are seconds. I just don't want to spend the money on a pair where the problem will get worse over time. Thanks for any advice.


 

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That looks like the leather was maybe not pulled tight enough when being lasted or they used a less than ideal piece of leather such as from the belly.  Could also be some sort of scarring/vein/stretch marks from the leather itself.  I would think not a major issue but couldn't say for sure.

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