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Finally got a chance to wear the $97 tan Gobi's from shoebank. Really comfy. Only issue are some tiger stripes which I'm thinking of applying some navy polish to burnish the toe box.

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Need some help on starter AEs!

Do you guys think this is worth it?:

https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/1327857/allen-edmonds-townley-cap-toe-oxford-wide-width-available?color=BURGUNDY#results
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Originally Posted by alexdell View Post

Finally got a chance to wear the $97 tan Gobi's from shoebank. Really comfy. Only issue are some tiger stripes which I'm thinking of applying some navy polish to burnish the toe box. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

$97 is a great deal! One trick I learned is that if you incorrectly applied navy cream to an area you don't like is quickly apply some brown or other lighter colored cream then rub. It will remove the navy immediately.
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Originally Posted by Danny Nguyen View Post

Need some help on starter AEs!

Do you guys think this is worth it?:

https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/1327857/allen-edmonds-townley-cap-toe-oxford-wide-width-available?color=BURGUNDY#results

 

Danny,

 

I ordered some of the same in what appeared the lighter brown color. Turns out that it was certainly dark brown. But that aside, it is what I considered to be an entry level AE shoe. There are likely members who can comment on the leather and why it listed for around $250 as opposed to the current prices for AE shoe. I could feel the difference between it and other AE shoes, but I am not able to articulate the difference other than to say that they felt like a lower quality leather. However, breaking them in and some leather lotion could make a great difference in that "new shoe feel."

 

The bottom line is that they are AE shoes that many people will think are a good looking and they are recraftable. Order the shoe and check it out. The Nordstrom people are really good about taking them back as long as they were not worn outside so you have nothing to lose to see if they are what you want.

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From the pictures it looks to me like a standard Townley which is a great versatile shoe to have. Can we worn with chinos, trousers + odd jacket, dressier denim and in a pinch, can be used for suits too (if there are no other available options).
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Originally Posted by Danny Nguyen View Post

Need some help on starter AEs!

Do you guys think this is worth it?:

https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/1327857/allen-edmonds-townley-cap-toe-oxford-wide-width-available?color=BURGUNDY#results

The Townley is an older, and much beloved shoe. And that is a fantastic price. I'm sure they're full first quality, and have just been sitting in a warehouse.

I would instakop, if I weren't all set for burgundy.
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Thanks for the help guys!

 

I needed shoes and I'll definitely get these. Going from a start-up environment wearing flip flops to a fully professional firm next week. 

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smfdoc,

 

Right, I was really wondering why the orig price point was not a $300+ shoe....or is it because they were seconds

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smfdoc,

 

Right, I was really wondering why the orig price point was not a $300+ shoe....or is it because they were seconds


I do not believe they are seconds. I have ordered numerous shoes from the Rack and I do not recall any of them having a mark to show they are seconds. I think these are first quality shoes that just got moved from the stores into the Rack to close out the inventory.

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its on the new 1943 last. I went up a half size from what I've taken in the 5 last, and I have to say it may be the best fitting shoe that I own.


OK, I missed something in the last couple of weeks, and this piques my interest. Especially since they're nice looking shoes.

 

What's up with the 1943 last? It's not listed on the AE site, so I'm interested. Obviously it has a squarer toe, but is it flat like most AE lasts, or higher in the cone for a higher instep?

 

I was in Freeport a couple of weeks ago and the guy in the outlet store there told me a few models were coming in fall on the 201 last -- that's the Rogue last -- and possibly another that might fit my high instep. He advised me to keep my eyes open this fall before I bought my next pair. Alas, we tried all the different lasts he had in stock and I have to play games to fit into a 5 or a 7 last, though my Rogues fit very nicely. I'm just never going to get a great fit on a balmoral in the "normal" AE lasts.

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Does anyone here own/have pics of the Schautal? It seems to be similar to the MacNeil from what I can tell? I'm trying to figure out the exact color - it's described as tan, and I'd really appreciate an accurate photo to see how light/dark the suede is.

The images on Google are pretty accurate. In the light it's a darker tan than Alden and otherwise can look a little reddish.

I've also heard it called "nutmeg" which I think is accurate.
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Personally, I'd like to own sonething ultra casual in black shell, like a LHS or a heavy brogue boot with big honking norvegese or goyser welt. Wear it in a SWD context

I've been lusting after these Carmina shell jumpers recently.
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The Cornwallis is surprisingly elegant. Definitely a winner here.

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The Cornwallis is surprisingly elegant. Definitely a winner here.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

What size are these? I like the style and it generally looks good, but the medallion is disproportionately large, no?

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$97 is a great deal! One trick I learned is that if you incorrectly applied navy cream to an area you don't like is quickly apply some brown or other lighter colored cream then rub. It will remove the navy immediately.

 

Thanks for the tip Dale.  I remember seeing your post about the navy polish to burnish your walnut macgregor's.  Can the navy polish completely removed later on if I use renomat or something similar?  BTW. love your new MTO Eagle County.

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