Yep, that 360 welt is gonna get you every time.
Dont know if anyone answered this for you but honestly that doesnt look too bad for a second. Especially if you got them for really cheap. I would say that it is just cosmetic but if things start coming undone you can always contact customer service about it.
You probably wont notice it while wearing, correct?
Definitely will not notice while wearing. It's on the inside of the shoe, and the brown is dark enough for it to not be noticeable from a distance anyway. I was more worried about the stitching coming undone, or the area being susceptible to much quicker wear than the rest of the shoe.
The shoes fit like a glove though, and the brown color is gorgeous. I'm not a huge fan of the walnut strands that everyone seems to love because I'm not quite sure I can pull them off, but those wingtips in darker brown are awesome.
These look so good! I'm extremely jealous. Bummed they can't be had anymore.
@garland Thank you my friend! Yeah, I totally wish that I could get another pair, plus a Park Avenue, plus a Grayson, plus a ...
Mike, just out of curiosity, is AE walnut your favorite shade or cordovan?
They look phenomenal by the way. Can't wait to get some more patina on my walnut shell daltons.
I would say that this is my favorite color on all of my shoes. It also happens to be the very first pair of Shell Cordovan shoes that I ever bought and they have seen quite a bit of wear. They still look superb too and fit perfectly...
Well in a new level of idiotic overbuying too many boots and shoes stupor....I completely forgot I had the Wolverines 1K Krause boots..went to go grab another pair to shoot and spotted the box......really can not believe my wife is right...I am a moron.... thought I sold these a while ago...funny thing is they look more color 8 which I want then russit brown.. Guess I do not need to source a #8 beater boot after all...
AE Wolverine Krause 1K Compared to the OdenwaldWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Wow, I didn't realize the Krause and the Odenwald were so similar . . . no wonder AE got in trouble with Wolverine for horning in on their turf. I love my Krauses. Unlined Dublin is tits. Getting them for half price didn't hurt either.
@mdubs those look amazing! Are they much darker than the natty?
I went to local AE store to look around. I looked at the new offerings. I tried on the Rogue in my normal 65 last size and they felt big. I think I'd have to size down for the 201 last. I also tried on the new Concordia and Desoto loafers. They are both unlined. I really liked the Concordia, but they aren't retractable and are leather soles that don't have a vtread option. My SA ordered them in my size and preferred color and will hold them for the sale.
I decided to pick up a brass shoe horn and my favorite SA gave me a Shell Cordovan key chain and Coaster. Then said she wanted me to the AE man of the month in a few months. I think they just take a picture of you in AE gear and put it in their store.
I asked when the next trunk shoe would be, the said they are trying to get one at the store. They said they would let me know if it goes through.
Anyway, here is a pic of the shell coaster and key chain. Love my AE store.