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Most people aren't aware until I tell them. Then they think it's cool. Then they think I'm nuts paying that much for a custom pair of shoes. Then they think I'm fancy.


LOL, fancy! I never make it that far in the conversation because I'm tight-lipped about how much these babies cost. happy.gif

You can really tell the colors in the nice sunlight. While I'm over kicking myself for not getting any natural shell from the trunk show, it's clear to me the navy was the real sleeper of that deal. Some amazing shoes made with that!
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LOL, fancy! I never make it that far in the conversation because I'm tight-lipped about how much these babies cost. happy.gif

You can really tell the colors in the nice sunlight. While I'm over kicking myself for not getting any natural shell from the trunk show, it's clear to me the navy was the real sleeper of that deal. Some amazing shoes made with that!


While I love the natural brown, the navy is my favorite mainly because of its versatility. In door, it looks almost black, and then under sunlight, it's a nice surprise for many people. The chili welt and medium transparent brown edge dressing complement it very well!

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I'm coming over to AE after a couple failed attempts of finding the right last fit with Meermin (I have my final experiment for sale below). I found Meermin's standard Hiro last to bit a tight in the toe box, but loose in the heels. Suggestion on AE lasts to try?
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Yeah I think I'm going to have to send them back. Shame coz they're pretty damn nice otherwise :-(

I didn't even know they made these. They are pretty sweet. I'd try to go for another pair. My experience with seconds has been pretty good.

 

Also, if you're in NYC, the 44th street location by Brooks Brothers has been pretty good about taking returns from the Shoebank for me without hassle. I think you avoid the $10 restocking, or maybe an exchange wouldn't incur the $10 if you call the store you ordered from. 

 

Lastly, 11 days seems like a long time, usually they get them out to me in a week and you can ask for a tracking number. 

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I just got my second pair of Allen Edmonds. Not sure what I'm doing considering I never wear slacks but whatever, they sure do make me. Lol. I got the Dalton's as seconds during the tent sale for $217 shipped. Just got a pair of Jefferson seconds for $206 shipped. The boots have one slightly uneven stitch. I have no clue what's "wrong" with the Jefferson's. I went through them with a fine tooth comb before I'd wear them outside and found nothing except a lil dent in the toe like what would happen within the first couple wears anyhow. Anyways. Here they are. 97a9ec58c31b7a3e57ef64ac832191ed.jpgf1059e7478b69c380717b0b37c6c5621.jpg50a6b7fdfcb216554cc7a5386b0eb44c.jpga478e130f22a345978b8e72386da8e02.jpg9458b4d85300bc366c330097818217bc.jpg

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Sure do make me happy*

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@misterellington, thought I would share -
Wearing my black suede luccas today and had a woman reach down to touch them. Awesome - now I see how you'd like those sannibels. What was not so good was when her friend said she hasn't seen me at work with the same pair is shoes for a month at least - do they actually keep track of that?! 😌


It's apparently “a thing” with some folks. I'm a chronic “noticer”, but I would never be so rude as to say “Hey, you never seem to repeat your shoes over 'x' amount of time.” That smacks of negative noticing—as if the person commenting wants you to limit yourself. Some folks—some women put a LOT of weight on how a guy presents shoe-wise. All kinds of old wives tales about “You can judge a man by his shoes.” or “Look at his shoes, that'll tell you what you need to know about him.” For example, the classic two-toned “Spectator” shoe is often deemed the footwear of a rake or playboy. Why? Well, in Europe (England primarily), they were dubbed “Co-respondent Shoes” (and still are in some circles). Co-respondent—not as in correspondent, i.e. reporter, but “Co-Respondent” as in the co-respondent in an unseemly court case...usually a divorce preceding where the wearer was “The Other Man” who did not have classically gainful employment. They see a slick Italian loafer and think “Gigolo”, a chunky longwing blucher and they go “Ivy League”. There's no real rhyme or reason to it. I have all three of those shoe types amongst others—does that make me a cuckolding, Hah-vahd-schooled gigolo? Nope. (But maybe that's a bad thing...) The Sanibels though, are real attention getters. It's not a radical-looking shoe, but it's that bone-colored, soft suede that snags 'em. The Lucca is such a sleek, old money (aka not nouveau riche)-looking style that it connotes a certain easy, moneyed comfort. Wish I could find an inexpensive pair some whereabouts... :)


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^^ LOL, you write the BEST posts...
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^^ LOL, you write the BEST posts...


Yeah he does

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I'm coming over to AE after a couple failed attempts of finding the right last fit with Meermin (I have my final experiment for sale below). I found Meermin's standard Hiro last to bit a tight in the toe box, but loose in the heels. Suggestion on AE lasts to try?

How about the 97?  You should feel right at home :rotflmao:

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Gotcha, I have the Maritime and didn't notice it was the same last. I went down to an 8D in them. Thanks!

 

Might need the Camp Moc now too, looks great.


I'm sorry, I really am, but are you guys like high or something?  I guess if you're really into boat shoes then I could at least partially understand the craze with the maritimes, but this thing too?  Have you seen it in store?  It looks like it came out of LL Bean :nodding:

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Gotcha, I have the Maritime and didn't notice it was the same last. I went down to an 8D in them. Thanks!

 

Might need the Camp Moc now too, looks great.


I'm sorry, I really am, but are you guys like high or something?  I guess if you're really into boat shoes then I could at least partially understand the craze with the maritimes, but this thing too?  Have you seen it in store?  It looks like it came out of LL Bean :nodding:

  • Uhm yeah that is the idea...and it should look like it came out of LL Bean- what are we supposed to wear with shorts all summer? Daltons? Jeffersons? I wear shorts essentially 4 months straight so boat shoes and camp mocs are pretty important....I have 5 pairs of boat shoes or some incarnation of them and just ordered a shell custom made boat shoe from Rancourt. By the way the Lucca's look like slippers Hugh Hefner would wear...so there:happy: just teasing of course.
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I didn't even know they made these. They are pretty sweet. I'd try to go for another pair. My experience with seconds has been pretty good.

Also, if you're in NYC, the 44th street location by Brooks Brothers has been pretty good about taking returns from the Shoebank for me without hassle. I think you avoid the $10 restocking, or maybe an exchange wouldn't incur the $10 if you call the store you ordered from. 

Lastly, 11 days seems like a long time, usually they get them out to me in a week and you can ask for a tracking number. 

Boxed them up and sent them off this morning unfortunately. I know that I would always notice the wonkiness - it was quite severe on this pair. The person I was email at AE suggested they were either a prototype for BB, or a BB model soon to be released. I would imagine the latter. Really a very nice shoe, and I would be tempted to pick up at full price. There isn't another pair available in 13D unfortunately.

From AE Port Wash: "Yes, it is a new style. I am not sure if will continue to be in production for them! If it does, the image will become available at Brooks Brothers website".
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LOL, fancy! I never make it that far in the conversation because I'm tight-lipped about how much these babies cost. happy.gif
 

 

I was wearing my GMTO Eagle County boots one day, that had been marked as seconds, and I mentioned to my friend that they only ended up costing about $125.  He's stunned and goes, "You spend over $100 on shoes??"  So yeah, I don't mention how much some of my shoes cost around my friends.  I don't think I could adequately explain the appeal of shoes made out of horse ass.

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