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Originally Posted by Maxy View Post
 

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. 

 


Anyone?

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Speaking of shell Park Aves:

These got buried under all the tent sale posts. But these deserve a reply.

Awesome color. Almost looks #4.
post #60723 of 70737
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Anyone?
They look fine to me.
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What are the thoughts on Dark Brown Oak Streets @ 220.00? Buy or pass?

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So I got my future father in law a pair of Maritimes from the sale (along with a pair of Kirkwoods for me to take advantage of the AmEx promo) for Father's Day which we celebrated last night. He's a pretty successful business man of over 30 years, but never really paid much attention to his shoes, so I got him the Maritimes since he's on his way to a fishing trip.

 

He said thank you and he would definitely use them and then decided to "give them some love" (his words) by folding them in half in his hands. I'm assuming to "help" break them in. I know they're not the most expensive shoes that AE makes, but I couldn't help but want to cry when I saw him do that lol.

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I probably would have tried a 12 1/2 B if there was such a thing. I think that a 12 B would be too small.

Same rationale I went through. Is there a 12 D available?

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I received my tan saddle Gobis today and they have some of the worst tiger striping I have ever seen.  I am extremely tolerant of seconds and have never returned a pair after about a dozen purchases but these have to go back.  I'd even consider keeping if both had the pattern but just one does - the other is fine.

 

What gives? I thought tiger striping was only an issue with Bourbon or other burnished colors.  My understanding is that it's a result of substandard work on the burnishing wheel - is this not correct?  The striations are so deep and pronounced that you can feel them, not just see them.

 

Anyone else have issues with the tan saddle Gobis?  Not sure if I should exchange or abandon ship.

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Originally Posted by esk8mw View Post

I received my tan saddle Gobis today and they have some of the worst tiger striping I have ever seen.  I am extremely tolerant of seconds and have never returned a pair after about a dozen purchases but these have to go back.  I'd even consider keeping if both had the pattern but just one does - the other is fine.

What gives? I thought tiger striping was only an issue with Bourbon or other burnished colors.  My understanding is that it's a result of substandard work on the burnishing wheel - is this not correct?  The striations are so deep and pronounced that you can feel them, not just see them.

Anyone else have issues with the tan saddle Gobis?  Not sure if I should exchange or abandon ship.

I had the same issue with a pair of Black Hills. It actually looked like stretch marks in the leather itself.
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Just opened my golden brown Maritimes and I have to say I am VERY impressed.  The CXL leather is beautiful, and these shoes are truly a steal at $125.  I ordered a pair in navy but they have yet to ship.

My only concern is maybe with the fit, but I don't know how real it is.  The fit is about as close to 100% perfect as I can get, as far as length/width . . . but I have heard that CXL tends to stretch/relax with time.  Should they feel a bit more snug the first couple of times you try them on/wear them?  I worry that, although the fit is spot on now, they will end up too loose down the line.

Thoughts?

I got the golden brown Kirkwood, and am waiting for the brown Maritime to arrive tommorow. In my experience, the Kirkwood is fitting exactly like a boat shoe should; a bit tight at first, then loosening with wear. But not too loose.
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Do you guys prefer the Park Ave's or Strands in Oxblood?  I really like the color...now just trying to decide which one to get.  Would be to wear with navy and grey suits to work.

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I'm really not sure as bag sales don't seem to be advertised and stock isn't posted online.  I remember a while back some posters reporting getting Neumok bags for some crazy low price (like $39 or something).  Those were gone when I called.  It seems like they are more of a one-off thing; if they happen to have one laying around a while they just deeply discount it to clear stock.  Your best bet would be to call a trusted associate at an outlet and just ask what is typically done for bags/sales.  That, or just call every outlet every few months to see what they have (to my knowledge they can't reliably look up the entire country's inventory at a single location as with shoes, etc.).

With the Park Avenue Slim, I was told by Jville that only Shoebank had the great deal...I'll be calling them for stuff beyond belts and shoes.
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Do you guys prefer the Park Ave's or Strands in Oxblood?  I really like the color...now just trying to decide which one to get.  Would be to wear with navy and grey suits to work.

Either would be killer. Love Oxblood.
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Yea oxblood is my jam. Need some shoes in that color for sure. Park aves are the better of he two in that color.
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They look fine to me.


Thanks.. this chili burnished color, I hope it matches with Navy.. am just not sure. Will polishing helps the look, the shoe doesn't look 'new' or stand out to wear at a wedding with Navy suit.

post #60735 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Brown Dynamite View Post

So I got my future father in law a pair of Maritimes from the sale (along with a pair of Kirkwoods for me to take advantage of the AmEx promo) for Father's Day which we celebrated last night. He's a pretty successful business man of over 30 years, but never really paid much attention to his shoes, so I got him the Maritimes since he's on his way to a fishing trip.

He said thank you and he would definitely use them and then decided to "give them some love" (his words) by folding them in half in his hands. I'm assuming to "help" break them in. I know they're not the most expensive shoes that AE makes, but I couldn't help but want to cry when I saw him do that lol.

Some people do that with leather sole shoes to help the sole flex and minimize heel slip. I don't imagine it necessary with rubber soled shoes...

I've seen AE SAs do it numerous times. An SA at CitiShoes even did it with a pair of Alden Shell Indy boots! Gave me a fright.
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