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I just saw a pair of Jefferson's Brown Shell at the Shoebank for $475, what is your take on them?

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I just saw a pair of Jefferson's Brown Shell at the Shoebank for $475, what is your take on them?

 

Jeffersons are a great shoe, many love them because they aren't quite as busy as the McAllister. Plus of course all the great Independence line extra features.

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Here is were I am on the fence; This Jefferson brown shell cordovan are priced at $475 while Alden seconds on shell cordovan are priced at $425 so $50 less and I could get me some Alden's. Now what's interesting is the fact that they are from the Independence collection and are Brown Shell. Have any of the readers from this thread seen this set up even on a different model shoe I am curious about your opinion on them. 

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I'll admit I'm not a big AE fan as I find most of their styles and models a little boring. Not bashing the brand at all because they do make great products. Out of all the models they have there's just one that I have and it's the only one I found appealing. It's the Strand model which is one of the nicest wingtip brogues I've ever seen on any shoes. The vintage Florsheims are probably my favorite wing styles overall. I ordered a pair of beautiful Strands off ebay for a great deal of 65 bucks the other day. I can't wait to get them probably in 2 days.


Yes, that's how it starts :P  I just wanted a couple of nice work shoes that were comfortable and I could walk in.  That was 2 years ago and 12 pairs of AE shoes later....

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Here is were I am on the fence; This Jefferson brown shell cordovan are priced at $475 while Alden seconds on shell cordovan are priced at $425 so $50 less and I could get me some Alden's. Now what's interesting is the fact that they are from the Independence collection and are Brown Shell. Have any of the readers from this thread seen this set up even on a different model shoe I am curious about your opinion on them. 

 

I see where you're coming from, but the odds of a brown (cigar) shell Alden showing up as a second, in your size, is akin finding a needle in a haystack. If by some rare occurrence a pair does show up, you then have to be lucky enough to be sitting in front of your computer at the very second the email shows up. You then have to call instantly, and be lucky enough to beat the other 50 people that are simultaneously calling TSM. I wish I was exaggerating, but if you've purchased seconds from TSM before, you know I'm not. I would jump on these Jeffersons, and if by some stroke of luck you find the Aldens, sell the Jeffersons and play the lotto that night.

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I see where you're coming from, but the odds of a brown (cigar) shell Alden showing up as a second, in your size, is akin finding a needle in a haystack. If by some rare occurrence a pair does show up, you then have to be lucky enough to be sitting in front of your computer at the very second the email shows up. You then have to call instantly, and be lucky enough to beat the other 50 people that are simultaneously calling TSM. I wish I was exaggerating, but if you've purchased seconds from TSM before, you know I'm not. I would jump on these Jeffersons, and if by some stroke of luck you find the Aldens, sell the Jeffersons and play the lotto that night.

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I see where you're coming from, but the odds of a brown (cigar) shell Alden showing up as a second, in your size, is akin finding a needle in a haystack. If by some rare occurrence a pair does show up, you then have to be lucky enough to be sitting in front of your computer at the very second the email shows up. You then have to call instantly, and be lucky enough to beat the other 50 people that are simultaneously calling TSM. I wish I was exaggerating, but if you've purchased seconds from TSM before, you know I'm not. I would jump on these Jeffersons, and if by some stroke of luck you find the Aldens, sell the Jeffersons and play the lotto that night.


Thanks, for the advice I will go ahead and pull the trigger on those Jefferson's.

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Here's how I know I have a problem: I now own two different pairs of Shaker Heights. The Brooks Brothers tartan pattern, and the brown/olive tweed.

I'll try to take better pictures, please excuse the poor photography on the iPhone. I just snapped a few when I first opened them.

In the last photo, you can see on the right lateral aspect of the toe box that there seems to be a small gouge in the leather. Not a big deal to me, as I'll probably put some wear and tear on these boots anyway, but they are firsts and I just wanted to note that (although I got them for <$200 so I guess beggars can't be choosers).











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Thanks, for the advice I will go ahead and pull the trigger on those Jefferson's.

I just purchased a pair of Jeffersons in brown shell. They are definitely beautiful shoes. I'm anxious to see the shell version in person.
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My apologies - I didn't want to come off so harsh.  Your 108 vs 65 fit thing kind of messed with my head :)

 

Good thing I'm not 8.5D or I'd go broke.  Check out the following and reply if/when you want to know more - for dress: Harrison, Hanover, Hyde St, Kenilworth, Taormina, Sapienza.  For casual: Badlands, Black Hills, Darmstadt, Gridiron, Grand Canal, suede player...so many choices.  Williams in 8.5E also.


No apologies necessary - you're response was an HONEST one, so I tried to do likewise, no harm/no foul...and honesty is what I was seeking from the start...

 

Coincidentally, there are 2 333 last shoes on my radar - Harrison and Franciscan.  As mentioned, I'm in the clothing biz, so I have a fair latitude what constitutes a "suitable" black cap toe :).  And black PA's are so boring they would prolly put me to sleep.

 

So, if I am say between  8.5 D/E in 65-last/108 last, comfy 8.5 D in 511, what would you advise for 333 last?

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No apologies necessary - you're response was an HONEST one, so I tried to do likewise, no harm/no foul...and honesty is what I was seeking from the start...

Coincidentally, there are 2 333 last shoes on my radar - Harrison and Franciscan.  As mentioned, I'm in the clothing biz, so I have a fair latitude what constitutes a "suitable" black cap toe smile.gif .  And black PA's are so boring they would prolly put me to sleep.

So, if I am say between  8.5 D/E in 65-last/108 last, comfy 8.5 D in 511, what would you advise for 333 last?
8.5D it's a little roomier toebox than thr 5 last. I wear the same size in both, but the D is still wider than a 5-last D
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No apologies necessary - you're response was an HONEST one, so I tried to do likewise, no harm/no foul...and honesty is what I was seeking from the start...

 

Coincidentally, there are 2 333 last shoes on my radar - Harrison and Franciscan.  As mentioned, I'm in the clothing biz, so I have a fair latitude what constitutes a "suitable" black cap toe :).  And black PA's are so boring they would prolly put me to sleep.

 

So, if I am say between  8.5 D/E in 65-last/108 last, comfy 8.5 D in 511, what would you advise for 333 last?


Funny that you reply the minute I log in...

So for me personally, I "measure" as a 7.5C/D, and I wear: 7D on the 97, 7D on the 222 (laceups), 7E on the 222 (loafers), 7D on the 114 (soft leather), 7E on the 114 (stiff leather), 7D on the 2592 (soft leather), 7E on the 2592 (stiff leather), 7D on Italian loafers that actually work, 7D on ALL 65s, 7D on the 333, 7D on the 511, and 7D on the 145.  I tried others but from that you can see the consistency.  I just can't wear the 108 - my "size" would be 7D (both loafers and laceups), but I just don't like the way it feels.  Same thing with the 79.

 

Would recommend 8.5D for you - they are not narrow in my opinion.  Now snap up those Harrisons. 

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8.5D it's a little roomier toebox than thr 5 last. I wear the same size in both, but the D is still wider than a 5-last D

Sorry - 7.5D on the softer leather 114 last - damn long week at work and it's only Tuesday.

 

BTW - wore my black PAs today.  Took forever to break those things in, jesus.  Now they're ultra comfortable, almost as much as the Neumok & Rush Street.  Realize they're not as sleek as the Carlyle but I love em just the same. 

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I just found a pair of SMU black shell Carlyle seconds on the shelf in my size at an AE outlet. $149. They are perfect except for a tiny little fold at the heel seam on the left shoe. Pics later, they are beautiful!

Dear Ritchie with a "t",

You suck!

Love,
SF




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Ha! Nice post Richie with no T.
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