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Yup. The most classic shell shoe there is, really. Ordered them the day Paul G. implemented the no-MTO-fee program a few years ago. Love 'em.

Welcome to your next footwear obsession. Shell is dangerous stuff.


Awesome pics...thanks for the replies. I hope mine lighten up a bit

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My grayson are shell cordovan.


AE has finished their burgundy shell differently over the last couple of years thus the difference. Also every batch of shell appears to be quite different especially obvious after the finishing has been removed.
Went to work on stripping mine down. Took ages, and I'm maybe half way there. Decided it was time for a break and maybe a revisit tomorrow sometime.
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Went to work on stripping mine down. Took ages, and I'm maybe half way there. Decided it was time for a break and maybe a revisit tomorrow sometime.
They will be worth it :-)
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They will be worth it :-)


Why do they need to be stripped down? 

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Why do they need to be stripped down? 
They have all the crap AE puts in their shell.
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Why do they need to be stripped down? 
Only because of preference. I kept the finishing on my AE shell strands.
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Regarding the post about the AE retail locations re-selling returns, and QC around the striping...

 

I was at my local AE a few weeks ago, and was chatting with what I believe is a long time SA. Good guy. He was quite proud of how each AE is individual, in that the color will vary from one to the next, and some will even have stripes in them.

 

Had I not been reading this forum, I would be sort of happy to walk out with a pair of shoes with stripes on it, considering it individualized, and "my own."

 

I'm not saying it's "right", but another reason that from the point of view of the consumer, I would gather it may not be the issue that it might seem to be.

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Regarding the post about the AE retail locations re-selling returns, and QC around the striping...

I was at my local AE a few weeks ago, and was chatting with what I believe is a long time SA. Good guy. He was quite proud of how each AE is individual, in that the color will vary from one to the next, and some will even have stripes in them.

Had I not been reading this forum, I would be sort of happy to walk out with a pair of shoes with stripes on it, considering it individualized, and "my own."

I'm not saying it's "right", but another reason that from the point of view of the consumer, I would gather it may not be the issue that it might seem to be.

I have a spot on my Oxblood where it looks like somebody's thumb was holding the shoe and blocked the burnish. I kind of like it. Color variation could be fun, as long as you have a choice, but I'm not hot on the striping. The thing is, we're probably freaks. Most every forum is heavily populated with fans who obsess, whether it is shoes, cars, etc.

I was looking for a good rewards credit card and found a forum where people had pictures of all their credit cards in their signature, like it was something to be proud of. Most people here are aware of it, but in forum and out-of-forum are two different worlds.
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I have a spot on my Oxblood where it looks like somebody's thumb was holding the shoe and blocked the burnish. I kind of like it. Color variation could be fun, as long as you have a choice, but I'm not hot on the striping. The thing is, we're probably freaks. Most every forum is heavily populated with fans who obsess, whether it is shoes, cars, etc.

I was looking for a good rewards credit card and found a forum where people had pictures of all their credit cards in their signature, like it was something to be proud of. Most people here are aware of it, but in forum and out-of-forum are two different worlds.

+1 My alterations tailor was trying to sell me on a MTM program during a recent visit. I wasn't really interested but thought it couldn't hurt to learn more and asked questions about canvasing, arm hole height, and other things discussed around here. The answers weren't very satisfying and I got an earful about being able to choose my own fabric, number of buttons, etc. It was an interesting reminder of just how small a market segment forum members represent.
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Mr. Size 7 - if you wouldn't mind saying, what size did you go with for both the Sperrys and the Kirkwood?  I had the gold cup standard boat shoe in a 7 for a long time and put up with my big toe being smashed against the end since the 7.5 was just way too long - finally ended up getting rid of them when I couldn't take it anymore.  Regular (non-gold cup) I needed a 6.5 and it didn't fit too well.  Never tried the Kirkwood though.  Thanks.

I went with size 7. My toe also had some problems with the Sperry but I lived with it. Wouldn't be surprised if all Sperry's were like that. My couple pairs did. The Kirkwood seems short like my Sperry's were but they seemed of far better quality so I have no complaints.
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You will love them.

I wear the same size as my Strands and Park Avenues, but they feel awesome because of the woven sides. 

I have both black and walnut.

Thank you my man. Next time I'm at Somerset I'll have to check them out a final time and place my order. I'm pretty anal about shoe buying a particular way. Because of that I'll miss out on the sale, however frown.gif
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I went with size 7. My toe also had some problems with the Sperry but I lived with it. Wouldn't be surprised if all Sperry's were like that. My couple pairs did. The Kirkwood seems short like my Sperry's were but they seemed of far better quality so I have no complaints.

 

 

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Thank you my man. Next time I'm at Somerset I'll have to check them out a final time and place my order. I'm pretty anal about shoe buying a particular way. Because of that I'll miss out on the sale, however frown.gif

 

Thanks for the response on the boat shoes - I sort of lived with that issue for as much as I could take and finally gave up.  I find it really interesting that you had that too.  If the Kirkwood seems short in length it probably won't work out for me so I'll probably look elsewhere.

 

Do NOT think you'll miss out on any sale.  If you're buying them in store, tell them well, I would have ordered them for the sale price but now I guess i'll have to wait or something like that - watch how fast they'll honor the sale price.  Even the rudest SAs I have ever dealt with offered to give me the sale prices on anything long after sales had ended.

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I wore mine for the first time today. Pictures are in this thread a page or two back. Great shoes and an underutilized last in my opinion.

Couldn't agree more
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Have anyone had AE recrafted their shoes with double sole even though the pair came with single sole originally?

How do you like the result? Pics would be appreciated.
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I am in need of an additional pair of black shoes.  Currently I have a pair of Gordon Rush shoes that look very similar to the PAs, but would like to throw something else into the mix.  I am thinking about either the Kenilworth (how can you beat $147!?) or the Strands.   I rarely if ever wear suits, and usually just wear slacks and a dress shirt to work.

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