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Hi I'm new here and looking for some feedback on keeping a pair of factory first vs factory second McAllisters; in the pics below the firsts is on the right; the second is on the left; got the firsts for $299 on sale and the seconds at $199 via the recent tent sale; I was planning to return the firsts and keeping the seconds until I noticed that the stamping on the front of the shoe is significantly different on the factory firsts compared to the factory seconds. I've scoured the web trying to find comparable pics to justify keeping the seconds and saving $100 but that stamping compared to the firsts just looks bad to me. I'm leaning towards keeping the firsts, returning the seconds and paying the $10 restock fee but wanted to run it by the experts before making a final decision. Is the stamping on the seconds bad enough to justify returning? Pics of a similar shoe on the web has not given a concrete answer on how bad it looks though again, my lean is that it's bad enough to keep the firsts (and not capturing $100 but that'd be ok). Also the stamping on the firsts appears to be larger than on the seconds but that could just be the location of the stamping (or I'm crazy who knows).

Any feedback is appreciated!

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These is my favorite trunk show trunk show order. Pure awesomeness!

 

 

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garland those Daltons look great.

 

 

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Thanks, Kyle! These are excellent! As was stated above, these are my favorite of all the trunk show makeups. 

 

 

Thanks guys!

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Thanks Garland.  The wet cloth and Bick 4 worked wonders.  I didn't even need to use the burgundy cream.  These PAs are definitely a keeper.

 

Good! We probably need some pictures to prove it :)

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Originally Posted by KA0699 View Post

Hi I'm new here and looking for some feedback on keeping a pair of factory first vs factory second McAllisters; in the pics below the firsts is on the right; the second is on the left; got the firsts for $299 on sale and the seconds at $199 via the recent tent sale; I was planning to return the firsts and keeping the seconds until I noticed that the stamping on the front of the shoe is significantly different on the factory firsts compared to the factory seconds. I've scoured the web trying to find comparable pics to justify keeping the seconds and saving $100 but that stamping compared to the firsts just looks bad to me. I'm leaning towards keeping the firsts, returning the seconds and paying the $10 restock fee but wanted to run it by the experts before making a final decision. Is the stamping on the seconds bad enough to justify returning? Pics of a similar shoe on the web has not given a concrete answer on how bad it looks though again, my lean is that it's bad enough to keep the firsts (and not capturing $100 but that'd be ok). Also the stamping on the firsts appears to be larger than on the seconds but that could just be the location of the stamping (or I'm crazy who knows).

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Looks like the toe medallion was stamped further towards the toe on the 2nds.  If that's the only noticeable flaw (to the extent it's even is a flaw), I'd keep the 2nds.  That said, at the end of the day it's up to you whether the difference in medallion placement is worth the $100 price difference.

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Navy cordovan Daltons for me today with sage green cotton trousers. Worn especially for @AndyC
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Absolutely beautiful
May have just made my grail list
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Similar to a previous poster, I purchased a pair of chukkas from the recent factory seconds sale and I wanted your opinions on what appears to be the defect. The right shoe has "scratches" in the coloring of the shoe, going lengthwise from the toes up the vamp. I was wondering what you guys thought of this. Is it normal/acceptable or too much for a factory second? Would it buff out or even out with more time and wear, or get worse?

thanks

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the thing about buying factory seconds is, you're buying defective shoes. some defects are worse than others. only you can answer the question of whether it's an acceptable purchase or not.

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the thing about buying factory seconds is, you're buying defective shoes. some defects are worse than others. only you can answer the question of whether it's an acceptable purchase or not.

This X100

My Daltons have a small scratch on the tongue because the metal around the lace hole was bent and scratching. That's the only defect, I bent it back and filed it down and they are good to go. The scratches will go away once I polish.
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Tan RL Sandersons today.

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Hmmm...clean my desk off or stare at my Bob's Chili Daltons all afternoon? Seems an easy choice.

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the thing about buying factory seconds is, you're buying defective shoes. some defects are worse than others. only you can answer the question of whether it's an acceptable purchase or not.

 

Yes, you are buying defective shoes but hoping there are no defects.. contradictory expectations from everyone(including me)! :rolleyes: 

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Looks like the toe medallion was stamped further towards the toe on the 2nds.  If that's the only noticeable flaw (to the extent it's even is a flaw), I'd keep the 2nds.  That said, at the end of the day it's up to you whether the difference in medallion placement is worth the $100 price difference.

Thanks for the feedback. The $100 would go towards a pair of Interstate 90's so you've helped my decision immensely.
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the thing about buying factory seconds is, you're buying defective shoes. some defects are worse than others. only you can answer the question of whether it's an acceptable purchase or not.

fair enough; I've gotten several pair of seconds with no noticeable flaws; this is the first time I've even noticed a big difference between the shoes and it's more of a conscious thing than anything else (ie: will someone notice this medallion is placed different compared to a pair of firsts?).
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fair enough; I've gotten several pair of seconds with no noticeable flaws; this is the first time I've even noticed a big difference between the shoes and it's more of a conscious thing than anything else (ie: will someone notice this medallion is placed different compared to a pair of firsts?).
Probably just you and folks from this forum.
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Unusual question --- did anyone wear this gobi with a suit? Can it be pulled off?


If you spend some time scrolling through the posts in the "What Are Your Wearing" thread in "Classic Menswear" you will see people all over the world wearing chukkas with suits or with ties and jackets.  It's safe.  None of them have been arrested by the Fashion Police.

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