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I just picked up 3 pairs of Kenwoods (Black, Brown, and Tan) from the Tent Sale in 6.5E, which is my Brannock size.  I tried them on this evening and, to my surprise, they feel a little too snug.  Does anyone have experience with handsewns in this last?  Can I expect them to loosen up considerably with moderate wear?  Or are they likely to remain too snug?  If so, I'll (reluctantly) return them.

 

Too bad that AE doesn't make them in 6.5 2E, because that would be a no-brainer!

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Originally Posted by oowtfmate View Post

I have some PA Cordovan shells like that other fellow who took the scratches out of his shoe. There is also some discoloration. Any idea of this could be fixed?

https://imgur.com/a/snmyV#Bck42oZ

Looks like some finishing sauce or polish from the factory. Likely an uneven finishing job. You could probably remove it with a few Reno applications and a lot of brushing / buffing.
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Looks like some finishing sauce or polish from the factory. Likely an uneven finishing job. You could probably remove it with a few Reno applications and a lot of brushing / buffing.
 

 

What would I do after I remove it with Saphir Renovator? Could I use lexol instead? 


Edited by oowtfmate - 7/2/15 at 9:05pm
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Jefferson is being replaced by Jefferson 2.0, which is the McAllister pattern but with the independence line upgrades.
 

 

That is one of the worst ways to go with the Jefferson. The Jefferson pattern is 100 times better than the McAllister. They should have done it the other way. 

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I was inspired by an earlier post and headed to Burlington in Brooklyn (near Atlantic). Just Cole Haan etc for 'normal sizes', but if you are a pro basketballer, theyve got some great deals. mostly black manchesters in 14 aa etc. The best shoe there was a pair of tan suede longwings in 13d for $70. sorry no pics, was in a rush. go git em.


Yeah...they have Manchesters, a couple of pairs of Adams' and the Schautals (Snuff Suede Macneils) there too. (The latter for $70.00).

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Opinions on this AE purchase from ebay? I'm paying 130 USD all in. How is the condition of the shoe and was it worth it? 


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Shipping cost can add up. Have you look at what's on the shoebank? Mcallisters are still 199 with free shipping. If you have the Amex deal, it's a no brainer over ebay. Plus shoebank shoes have warranty and are eligible for recrafting service.
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Shipping cost can add up. Have you look at what's on the shoebank? Mcallisters are still 199 with free shipping. If you have the Amex deal, it's a no brainer over ebay. Plus shoebank shoes have warranty and are eligible for recrafting service.
They look good me me, and I'm pretty sure they're also eligible for recraft. I've done it myself, with an ebay-bought pair, J
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Yes, but how many Carmina have you bought since then????

Bro, you've moved from a little wine to hard drugs!!
Uhmmmm 5 I think with 3 more on the way :-)

The finishing of Carmina is definitely a step up from AE firsts and at the current pricing it's hard for me to buy more AE dress shoes as my feet are relatively normal size (except for my very very high instep).

AE seconds would still be my go to for work boots though.

Now of course if the shell trunk show comes then I'll definitely be in again.
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Has anyone seen pictures of the Normandy boot?  These just turned up on eBay. (From DaBondo)




As expected, these look really awful. Look at that droopy faux patina'd leather and the sole is a laugh. They're taking all the worst aspects of Frye boots and what makes them so ridiculous and using that formula. It's a shame because the actual pattern is pretty good (though I think they need an extra eyelet.

I was hoping for something similar to the Wolverine Krause Boots (made by AE) but in some new leathers. But we got... this. I like AE shoes but they make some seriously ugly boots.
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As expected, these look really awful. Look at that droopy faux patina'd leather and the sole is a laugh. They're taking all the worst aspects of Frye boots and what makes them so ridiculous and using that formula. It's a shame because the actual pattern is pretty good (though I think they need an extra eyelet.

I was hoping for something similar to the Wolverine Krause Boots (made by AE) but in some new leathers. But we got... this. I like AE shoes but they make some seriously ugly boots.

Wait until you see the non-black version in personc which I did. They look better than you might think, but it might not be your aesthetic.
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Uhmmmm 5 I think with 3 more on the way :-)

The finishing of Carmina is definitely a step up from AE firsts and at the current pricing it's hard for me to buy more AE dress shoes as my feet are relatively normal size (except for my very very high instep).

AE seconds would still be my go to for work boots though.

Now of course if the shell trunk show comes then I'll definitely be in again.

How did you like your Enzo bonafes?

Oh, to keep this on topic, here's a McAllister pic:

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I agree...that boot looks terrible.
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Looks like some finishing sauce or polish from the factory. Likely an uneven finishing job. You could probably remove it with a few Reno applications and a lot of brushing / buffing.
 

 

I am getting some conflicting answers about what's going on with the shoes. Some say it's the finish that's the issue. Others are commenting about the blotchy colors on the cap/unevenness of the patina. Here are some more pictures.

 

What are your thoughts?

 

https://imgur.com/a/kXamr

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I am getting some conflicting answers about what's going on with the shoes. Some say it's the finish that's the issue. Others are commenting about the blotchy colors on the cap/unevenness of the patina. Here are some more pictures.

What are your thoughts?

https://imgur.com/a/kXamr

My thoughts are you need to relax those are fine
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How did you like your Enzo bonafes?

Oh, to keep this on topic, here's a McAllister pic: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
the EBs are great. The only thing is since I got a monk and EB does not use any garter, putting it on the first hole makes it too tight on the instep and putting it on the second hole makes it too loose. I need strap to stretch. Otherwise fit is fantastic.

Also to keep it to the thread, here is

The Carson City boots worn with shorts Lara Croft style through the temples of Angkor Wat. Lol.
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