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Regarding colors of the Maritime, I don't know their Pantone colors or anything, but sports colors can be useful.

 

I can only speak of the two sent to me and the ones I saw in the store but the navy is VERY dark.  Almost black indoors.  More of a NY Yankees cap navy than a Tigers cap navy.

 

Regarding the red, it is not a Texas Tech or Nebraska red but rather a slightly darker Arkansas or Alabama home jersey.

 

I ordered both fully expecting to keep the navy and return the red due to the former being more versatile.  Given the navy is so dark and the red looks so nice, I think I'm about to reverse my decision.

 

I think most would agree the overall most versatile color would be the golden brown but my old beater Gold Cups are that color and I can't bear the thought of either (i) tossing them or (ii) having two pair of boat shoes the same color.


I had a different experience - Just got back from the store - wound up with four more pairs.  Had ordered in the Kirkwood in both the dark and golden brown and ended up with.....neither.  Don't get me wrong - they're top notch, probably one of the best boat shoes I've ever tried - including the older AEs like the Westbrook and other stuff from Sperry Goldcup.  Went with my 65 last size (down 0.5 length) and the fit was fine, some minor bowing, drop of heel slip, but just enough room up front that they were very comfortable.  But I had to consider - I'm just not a boat shoe guy.  You could have given me the best boat shoes in the world, they just wouldn't be enough to "convert" me.  Absolutely fantastic for anyone who can get good use out of them, but I just couldn't see it for myself.  Agree - the navy is wickedly dark but they look really nice.  The dark brown and light brown were really similar, but the harsh contrast of the dark brown with the white sole made me think the golden was the better of the two.

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I had a different experience - Just got back from the store - wound up with four more pairs.  Had ordered in the Kirkwood in both the dark and golden brown and ended up with.....neither.  Don't get me wrong - they're top notch, probably one of the best boat shoes I've ever tried - including the older AEs like the Westbrook and other stuff from Sperry Goldcup.  Went with my 65 last size (down 0.5 length) and the fit was fine, some minor bowing, drop of heel slip, but just enough room up front that they were very comfortable.  But I had to consider - I'm just not a boat shoe guy.  You could have given me the best boat shoes in the world, they just wouldn't be enough to "convert" me.  Absolutely fantastic for anyone who can get good use out of them, but I just couldn't see it for myself.  Agree - the navy is wickedly dark but they look really nice.  The dark brown and light brown were really similar, but the harsh contrast of the dark brown with the white sole made me think the golden was the better of the two.

 

Golden brown and navy are the way to go for colors on the Maritime. I have the navy and a friend has both so far (his pics below), I will hopefully snag the golden brown soon. I love boat shoes and would even consider the green and red if the price drops much lower.

 

 

 

 

Golden Brown vs OSB brown CXL loafer

 

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So, here are my brown shell cordovan Park Avenues in 10D.  I just bought some new jeans and have included a photo of the two together.  Is this a ridiculous pairing?  The jeans, btw, I bought at a store here in Philadelphia called "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" and they are called "The Greaser" by Left Field.  They need to be hemmed, but I didn't show the cuff, as I understand cuffs on jeans are highly controversial.  Have people really been banned for showing photos of cuffed jeans here?

 

Regards,

Jon

 

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So, here are my brown shell cordovan Park Avenues in 10D.  I just bought some new jeans and have included a photo of the two together.  Is this a ridiculous pairing?  The jeans, btw, I bought at a store here in Philadelphia called "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" and they are called "The Greaser" by Left Field.  They need to be hemmed, but I didn't show the cuff, as I understand cuffs on jeans are highly controversial.  Have people really been banned for showing photos of cuffed jeans here?

Regards,
Jon



1. Personally I would never wear a balmoral with jeans. And although I've read that cordovan's "heavy-duty" roots should make it more of a casual shoe, I'll bet many people feel that the shine (and price) make them less casual, not more. That's how I feel FWIW. Also, the fairly loose fit on the jeans is a poor match for the silhouette of the Park Ave IMO.

2. Cuffs are controversial? I didn't know that. I always cuff.

3. Beautiful shoes. I wish I had some cordovan.
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So I got a pair of Walnut Strands for that sale they have goin on . I believe the factory seconds. So some minor blemished I notcie in the leather like some obvious color variation and sight stripes. Not many or large but a couple small . I'm assuming no but is there any kind of polish that would help the color or those blemishes out? And if so,what color polish is best so I don't ruin the shoe? I don't mind if they become a little darker.
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Yea Grayson's have a very minimal amount of blemishes. Pretty pumped and I like the dual coloring. Can't wait for the Daltons to get here only to be stored away until November.
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Yeah I could have used these warnings about 29 pairs of shoes and 2 years ago... :rotflmao:

 

 

 

Not that I would have listened. I have been eyeing the 8D walnut shell (likely natural) Strands at the shoebank for days now hoping someone would just buy them already. I am this close to pulling the trigger and selling something off to justify it. I don't even wear my brown shell Strands all that much but the rarity and less formal color has me really considering it. Cordovan hunting is an addicting game.


You should buy them.  They are beautiful.

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You should buy them.  They are beautiful.

That Dundee is awesome. Looks better than mine. What kind of welt/edging is that? Looks Al out too good to be AE wink.gif
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Got both my shoes. Dark Chili Fifth Avenue and Neumok Brown. They sent me Neumok in wrong width, will return it.

 

Do my Fifth's look okay? There is a black crease, more on right leg. 

 

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This is ridiculous! Not sure if anyone has experienced this...

I called the NY Riverhead store this afternoon and provided my CC information.  The SA took my CC information and now I have 4 fraudulant transactions from the Long Island area.  Needless to say, the shoe order was not processed.

I am appalled that this happened and cannot believe something like this would happen when ordering AE.

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This is ridiculous! Not sure if anyone has experienced this...
I called the NY Riverhead store this afternoon and provided my CC information.  The SA took my CC information and now I have 4 fraudulant transactions from the Long Island area.  Needless to say, the shoe order was not processed.
I am appalled that this happened and cannot believe something like this would happen when ordering AE.
Did the SA read back the number to you, to confirm it?
Perhaps someone overheard that.
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Did the SA read back the number to you, to confirm it?
Perhaps someone overheard that.

 

No he didn't.  I just spoke to them and they have no idea how it happened...apparently coincidence, but I don't really buy it.

 

Overall, I see no reason why any of the SA's would do something....there was definnitely some foul play, but no idea by whom.

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Did the SA read back the number to you, to confirm it?

Perhaps someone overheard that.

No he didn't.  I just spoke to them and they have no idea how it happened...apparently coincidence, but I don't really buy it.

Overall, I see no reason why any of the SA's would do something....there was definnitely some foul play, but no idea by whom.

About 30 wineries in California just got hit and I am sure it is more...shit happens...sadly
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I received my Clark Streets (natural) today. They are as nice as I expected. The fit is pretty good - a little snug on the toes on the left shoe.
I also received my tan Gobis from the Shoebank. They fit larger than I expected. I ordered a 13B (normal size in 65 last), and there is too much volume in the shoe for me. I tried an insole, which helped, but the low toe box makes this unbearable. My AE Malverns in a 13D are noticeably more narrow (but similar volume). As great as the price on these is, I think I'm sending them back.
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I received my Clark Streets (natural) today. They are as nice as I expected. The fit is pretty good - a little snug on the toes on the left shoe.
I also received my tan Gobis from the Shoebank. They fit larger than I expected. I ordered a 13B (normal size in 65 last), and there is too much volume in the shoe for me. I tried an insole, which helped, but the low toe box makes this unbearable. My AE Malverns in a 13D are noticeably more narrow (but similar volume). As great as the price on these is, I think I'm sending them back.


This was actually a really informative post - appreciate it.  No longer considering the Gobi in my 65 last size, no way it would work.

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