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Is that just gum? Ice water and a rag?


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A moment of silence for a fallen brother.



But seriously, any tips here?

 



Put them in the freezer for an hour or so. The gum should pop rightoff...

Thanks guys. Water did the trick..
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Quick question:

 

I know it's probably discussed many times over here (but I can't seem to find the discussion), but I'm lookiing forward to picking up my first paiir of shells.

I'm hoping to pick up a Cambridge or Strand but I can't find my size.  If I do move up 1 wiidth (from D to E) or size up or down, I can find the shoes I'm looking for.

Any thoughts on how Shell fit compared to Calf?  Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Quick question:

I know it's probably discussed many times over here (but I can't seem to find the discussion), but I'm lookiing forward to picking up my first paiir of shells.
I'm hoping to pick up a Cambridge or Strand but I can't find my size.  If I do move up 1 wiidth (from D to E) or size up or down, I can find the shoes I'm looking for.
Any thoughts on how Shell fit compared to Calf?  Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

If anything, shell is going to fit looser than calf. It can't be wrapped around the last as tightly because shell has inferior tensile strength compared to calf. But I'm not sure it's realistic to think that looser fit could justify going down a width in size. But YMMV.
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If anything, shell is going to fit looser than calf. It can't be wrapped around the last as tightly because shell has inferior tensile strength compared to calf. But I'm not sure it's realistic to think that looser fit could justify going down a width in size. But YMMV.
Agreed. I have Sanfords in calf and shell in the same size and color....The shell ones are not different enough that I think could wear another size. The calf ones do fit better though.
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Has anyone polished their AE belts? I have the wide basic dress in Chili and Oxblood. Both colors are showing wear that shows the lighter color underneath. Eventually they are going to look worn and cheap. If you've polished your belts, I'd like to know how it turned out.
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If anything, shell is going to fit looser than calf. It can't be wrapped around the last as tightly because shell has inferior tensile strength compared to calf. But I'm not sure it's realistic to think that looser fit could justify going down a width in size. But YMMV.

 

 

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Agreed. I have Sanfords in calf and shell in the same size and color....The shell ones are not different enough that I think could wear another size. The calf ones do fit better though.

 

 

Appreciate the feedback....I think I might size down to try and get a pair and hope for the best.

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Has anyone polished their AE belts? I have the wide basic dress in Chili and Oxblood. Both colors are showing wear that shows the lighter color underneath. Eventually they are going to look worn and cheap. If you've polished your belts, I'd like to know how it turned out.
Probably a good idea. I know some of my belts are suffering from the same. I'd probably stick to the cream polish or something like HDLP for bridle leather belts like Equus though.
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I picked up some Park Avenue oxblood seconds this week and was wondering if this is pretty normal for seconds or if they're worth returning.  The finish is pretty streaked and there's a nice cut in the side of the right shoe.

 

 

 

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That's worse than most seconds I've seen. I just bought a pair of Oxblood Park Avenue seconds for a family member and they were basically perfect. Couldn't really find the flaws on my pair.

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Streaky finishing, mis-aligned caps or medallions, eyelets being slightly off are all par for the course on seconds, the cut isn't. They should IMO accept a return on those without paying a restocking fee because those shouldn't be considered seconds. That's just me though.

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Walnut seems to be a theme today.

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I picked up some Park Avenue oxblood seconds this week and was wondering if this is pretty normal for seconds or if they're worth returning.  The finish is pretty streaked and there's a nice cut in the side of the right shoe.









Any cut on the leather (smaller ones are quite frequent near the welt on seconds) are an automatic return for me. Don't even consider.
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Your exact work environment could play a part here - ie is there any room for "fashion" styles or is it strictly dark suit/striped tie sort of thing...

Nevertheless...IMO:

1. Oxblood Strands
2. Black Franciscans
3. Chili University

the last 2 get you the rubber sole you're looking for.

As to your past purchases lacking a "strategy"?  When it comes to clothing....

...buy quality pieces and you'll FIND a way to wear them...
Thanks for the suggestion. I really like how the Strand looks, but if I get them in oxblood, I have to kiss good bye to burgundy McAlister/Cambridge at this time.
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Darn, AE corrected the pricing error on the Dundee 2.0 from $295 to $385 just when I was ready to place an order. ffffuuuu.gif
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B. You were like a B-width most of the time, correct?  For a loafer, give the Presidio a try - it might actually work for you.
C. I love the commando rubber sole shoes AE makes, I'm trying to get all the ones they still have.  My guess is you'll like the San Marco but the Black Hills will be way too large & wide for you.  But go for them both, they're both great.  I'm wearing my Jermyns right now, and with the trouble they and the Grayson have given me, I won't touch the MacNeil with a ten foot pole, so I can't comment on that. 

The balmoral wing tip thing just doesn't work for me - they're incredible looking if you can pull that off.  Ask JSO for more pics of his Cambridge - he'll be happy to share smile.gif
Thanks. Do you have the Randolph loafer. Do they fit similar to Presidio?
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