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Originally Posted by Gavilan View Post
 
 

 

Sucks. I had my eye on a pair of shell Park Aves. Oh well. Living in Massachusetts (not too far from their factory), I'll likely spend my money on Alden instead.

 

And as long as you buy from a retailer out of state, you won't pay any MA sales tax on Alden shoes, either.

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Originally Posted by glam922 View Post

Hello everyone!

i'm the happy recent owner of a handfull of AE oxfords, and I really like them.
Recently I found a pair of Fifth Avenue in a thrift store ; my size & good conditions. For 10$ I can't say no to that!

I have one question tough: i am not sure which color it is. I tried googling and could not find a proper resource to help me figure it out.

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I know the 5795 number gives out the model number, color & last but could not find the exact reference for my shoes. It's some kind of medium brown. My best guess is maybe "Dark Brown Burnished" but I'm not sure :/
Eventually i'd like to match this color with some shapire cream to care for them. i don't want to wear them too much until I got them creamed...
https://www.hangerproject.com/blog/2013/11/27/allen-edmond-shoe-polish-guide/


Otherwise I have a pair of McAllister in bourbon and a pair of Park Avenue in dark brown that I like very much smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 I could not find #5795. Contact the online support at the AE website and they can look it up and tell you.

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Originally Posted by Moose22 View Post

You're missing the point -- though I appreciate the videos. I've seen them before, but for some reason shoemaking is one of the handcrafts I really like to watch!

The point is, a goodyear welt is a goodyear welt. It doesn't matter whether it's mechanized or not. Calling something "handwelted" and not saying what kind of welt is used is like calling a car "hand painted" and not bothering to describe what color.

To continue to play the devil's advocate here, the strength and quality of a goodyear welt is such that many hand makers still employ the welt even if they are hand stitching the shoe. At that point, you're really only worrying about cosmetic issues... like hiding the stitching way under the edge, or doing one of the many fancy stitching patterns that I've seen like the braids or... I don't know what to call them all. But I've seen several different styles in videos where they are still attaching a sole via -- you guessed it, a goodyear welt.

Also, if you're talking about bespoke shoes costing thousands of dollars on the AE Appreciation forum, you're comparing toyotas and ferraris.

Although I wish this part of the thread would die, this is so wrong that I have to say exactly that. A goodyear welt is NOT the same as a welt. A welt is the piece of leather that is used to sew the sole and the upper together. A goodyear welt is ONE form of doing the sewing and one that can be done with a machine. There are lots of ways to sew on a welt by hand, all of which can not be done with machines. Theres a Norwegian welt, German welt, classic English welt etc. If you're really interested in it there are some sites you might find interesting. For example carreducker.blogspot.com (although mostly just picture but very interesting nevertheless). Also Marcell Mrsan's blog is also very interesting and he's got some more videos up http://shoesandcraft.com/

And then there's George Koleff. Unfortunately we only have old VHS tapes that made it into youtube vids. Heres a way to sew the sole that definitely can't be done by a machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAH_-wzoA68

I am very glad that someone invented goodyear welting and sold it to Goodyear, so we can have "cheap", welted leather shoes from AE, as shoes made like that are very expensive indeed, because it takes "forever".
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So I've just bought my 1st pair of used AE's in a 10D. The bone in my foot lines up right but there's s lot of room at the toe. Is this normal for a Cronmok?
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Maybe old news but it is official, there will be no discount o shell this RDA. Bummer had a purchase in mind.

Really? What terrible news!
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Originally Posted by LanceM View Post

Really? What terrible news!

Yeah, I was considering a brown or burgundy cordovan Dundee, but at full price my justification for "urgency" to my beloved one goes out the window wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

I don't go to the dentist everyday. But when I do, I wear my Black Hills.

Stay appreciative my friend.



Seriously, I quit wearing coat and tie to the dentist ever since gosh knows what flew out of my mouth and ruined a nice RLPL tie I had. So, Casual Tuesday today.


Thought this was a great post :).  Wore my walnut black hills this weekend.  In honor of boot season, black Knightsbridge for me today.

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Maybe old news but it is official, there will be no discount o shell this RDA. Bummer had a purchase in mind.

 

This irks me greatly.

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

This irks me greatly.

I agree I was planning on picking up a pair. I just called the local store and confirmed. She said it was due to low inventory of cordovan.
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Yeah, I was considering a brown or burgundy cordovan Dundee, but at full price my justification for "urgency" to my beloved one goes out the window wink.gif

Yep. I also have a 50 dollar off coupon from a catalogue, but still not as good as the sale.
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Got my RDA catalogue today, addressed to "Artemis Ventouras." A Google search informs me that she is a marketing management consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers. I'm intrigued.
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Yep. I also have a 50 dollar off coupon from a catalogue, but still not as good as the sale.

 

Stack that $50 with the $50 AMEX deal and you have a slightly better deal than RDA. The coupon expires tomorrow I believe.

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So I've just bought my 1st pair of used AE's in a 10D. The bone in my foot lines up right but there's s lot of room at the toe. Is this normal for a Cronmok?

You can really stick your feet that far forward? My feet would kill me. I have more room than that in my Leeds 8 1/2 3E.

Can everyone here really stick their feet that far forward? I did go to a local shop to hold some D AEs next to my 3E and they looked so small in comparison lol.
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Originally Posted by zeon View Post

So I've just bought my 1st pair of used AE's in a 10D. The bone in my foot lines up right but there's s lot of room at the toe. Is this normal for a Cronmok?

 

I was told to fit the ball of your foot and not pay much attention to the toes and it worked out well for me. Based on where you placed your finger, I wouldn't say there is a lot of room in the toe area. How do they feel?

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Love this freakin thread.

 

I have gone a little AE-crazy lately. My recent pick-ups:

 

Black PA (S-Bank Flawless Edition)

Walnut Strands (S-Bank Flawless Edition)

Walnut 5th Avenue (Brooks Brothers edition via the S-Bank)

Black 5th Avenue (Dainite Sole)- I'm thinking this pair will be my workhorse

Black Arezzo Loafers (keepin it comfy)

Black Long Branch (NYC Winter Weather-ready)

 

How am I doin fellas? I know I'm lacking in the color department. I work at a bank so I can't go too casual but I think the Strands/5th Aves give me the right flair for my look.

 

Any suggestions from the SF crew on what my next pickup should be? I want to take advantage of the RDA sale while I can.

 

Also-- what is everyone's general feelings on the soles? I hate the way Dainite looks but I can't dispute that it is pretty comfy. I think my preference is V-Thread but I'm happy to hear other opinions on the matter.

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