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Originally Posted by YouArePOWER View Post
 

Hi all. Just bought my first new pair of AE (previously my 'nicest' pair of shoes were Cole Haans). 

 

Question: how much variance is acceptable on the uppers? 

 

 

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I bought a pair of Carlyle in Walnut, in 9.5D, but they were too narrow (and slightly long). Just got a pair of 9E, shipped directly from AE (via Nordstrom, whom I purchased original pair from) and this pair is not as nice looking as my 9.5. 

 

Left shoe has long streaks in the leather (right does not) and a bubble on outside edge where toe box meets vamp, and right shoe has some texturing near the right-side eyelets. Are these things too minor to make these seconds?

 

 

 

New shoe (9E) above old shoe

 

These are brand new firsts. I know every pair will look slightly different but is this totally fine? They are 25% off at Nordstrom but I don't think that should affect which stock AE chooses to send me, right?  

 

 

I might accept them as seconds, but not with that level of striping on firsts.  You are correct that a discounted pair of firsts should still be firsts. :)

post #57872 of 70737
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Originally Posted by YouArePOWER View Post
 

Hi all. Just bought my first new pair of AE (previously my 'nicest' pair of shoes were Cole Haans). 

 

Question: how much variance is acceptable on the uppers? 

 

I bought a pair of Carlyle in Walnut, in 9.5D, but they were too narrow (and slightly long). Just got a pair of 9E, shipped directly from AE (via Nordstrom, whom I purchased original pair from) and this pair is not as nice looking as my 9.5. 

 

Left shoe has long streaks in the leather (right does not) and a bubble on outside edge where toe box meets vamp, and right shoe has some texturing near the right-side eyelets. Are these things too minor to make these seconds?

 

 

 

New shoe (9E) above old shoe

 

These are brand new firsts. I know every pair will look slightly different but is this totally fine? They are 25% off at Nordstrom but I don't think that should affect which stock AE chooses to send me, right?  


I would personally see if they could send them back for another exchange.  The striping, is that the "zebra striping" that is often a problem with some Bourbon finishes?  I would expect this quality to show up in the 2nds but not firsts

post #57873 of 70737
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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post
 

Chris -- I am considering ordering a pair of the Black Hills from the Shoe Bank.  What do you think of the color?  To my eye, it appears a bit darker than the typical walnut color they use for dressier shoes.  If I buy a pair, it would be to wear on days when it was damp, but not so much so that I needed to wear boots or rubber overshoes, and I may wear them to outdoor events like football games and rowing races.  Do they look too dressy for that sort of wear?

 

I know you were asking @hohneokc but I thought I would chime in... I don't think they are too dressy at all. I've worn them with khakis and they look fine, but they look best as super casual with jeans. Think they would be perfect for what you described above. And the color, at least on my pair, seems slightly darker and less orange-y than other walnuts. 

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Daughter's (partial) haul + shell strands. 

Happy Easter!

 

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I recently bought a pair of whiskey Burke loafers from the Shoebank. The left loafer is now flaking, with what appears to be the whiskey sheen. Has anyone else had this happen? I'm not sure that I can save these. Will post pics when I get home.
post #57876 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Soupy View Post
 


Looks like it's the "Hillsboro" in "Oak Aniline Calf," not shell. Sorry. I could be mistaken. Found it in the AE catalogs from 1992-1995.

 

 

Usually if a shoe is ordered as an MTO, the numbers are not updated. The numbers on my Oxblood Eagle County boots read as if they were Tan.

post #57877 of 70737
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Originally Posted by danwatts2005 View Post

Someone listed all the models in the upcoming sale recectly. It listed McCallisters with Dainite and combination soles. Does this mean that regular soles won't be on sale? Also, would I be better off getting a Jefferson for $389 instead of a sale priced McCallister?

 

Just my opinion, but I prefer the Jefferson and I have both.

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"would personally see if they could send them back for another exchange. The striping, is that the "zebra striping" that is often a problem with some Bourbon finishes? I would expect this quality to show up in the 2nds but not firsts"

what are those striping? Are these from the leather it self or dye?
post #57879 of 70737
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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

Chris -- I am considering ordering a pair of the Black Hills from the Shoe Bank.  What do you think of the color?  To my eye, it appears a bit darker than the typical walnut color they use for dressier shoes.  If I buy a pair, it would be to wear on days when it was damp, but not so much so that I needed to wear boots or rubber overshoes, and I may wear them to outdoor events like football games and rowing races.  Do they look too dressy for that sort of wear?

Not at all too dressy. They are darker than the walnut calf they use on dress AE's. What you are planning to do is what I do with my Black Hills. I wear them with chinos / twills when it's raining / snowing, but not downpours or blizzards. And I wear them with jeans on the weekends to all kinds of events. I think they would fit perfectly in the uses you mention. And the mini lug sole will give you a little more grip if you are in grass, etc. on the weekends.

Chris
post #57880 of 70737
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post
 

 

Nice! I'm getting a pair if they are on sale next week.

 

Sizing question: I'm a 10.5 C on the Brannock device, but I have semi-high instep. So, I ordered a pair of Harrison oxfords, which are also on the 333 last, in size 10 3E and they fit perfectly. Should I go with the same size with the Franciscan, given that they are bluchers?


Just FYI, the Franciscans in the photo are same size as my 5 and 8 last shoes......don't know about that 10.5 C to 10 3E thing!

post #57881 of 70737
I see the jefferson is at the shoe bank, I don't really see a difference with it and the mcallister?
post #57882 of 70737
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

I see the jefferson is at the shoe bank, I don't really see a difference with it and the mcallister?

With the jefferson, the throat and quarters are all one piece. On the McAllister, there are additional pinked strips sewn on.

Beyond that, the jefferson is made with much better upper leather, lining, and soles. It's a nicer shoe all around.
post #57883 of 70737
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

I see the jefferson is at the shoe bank, I don't really see a difference with it and the mcallister?

 



They are actually pretty different:
-different wing
-different topline
-different punches/ pinking on the lace stays
-different soles
-different lining
-different leather

Also, they fit differently despite being on the same last. The topline on the McAllister comes up higher and hits my ankle bone, making them unwearable for me. Just my experience.
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Great minds, eh Pepper? smile.gif
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I recently ordered some snuff suede mcgregors from Nordstrom and I received them yesterday but it looks like a much darker brown than the medium shade I was expecting.

I'm at work now but I can post photos when I get home. I feel like I may have been sent some bitter chocolates

Does anyone have photos comparing the two colors? I searched without much luck. Thanks in advance!
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