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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

bucksfan and dsmivtr- thank you for posting pictures of your burgendy shell Cambridge's. Mine came Friday evening and I have been brushing and breaking them in when I find time. What a great shoe, they already are making me believe that they will be one of, if not the favorite in my collection. Very similar to the first pair of shell shoes I admired in black cherry many years ago that cost a month's pay back then, and I vowed that some day I would own a pair. 

Hopefully the third time will be a charm for the Bradley's but I have my "horsey" fix for awhile now smile.gif

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VERY nice Cambridges, Cold Iron. It looks like you got some nice variance in color too. Glad if my pics helped you make your decision. Mine are far and away my favorites, and I am actually considering getting a black pair too. I hope they get the issue figured out on your bradleys.
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VERY nice Cambridges

+1, those Cambridges look great.
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Yeah, In my opinion, nothing in the Allen Edmonds line up is more impressive than a pair of Cambridges.  Even Strands have to bow in the presence of Cambridges.

 

This website has some of the best pics of the Cambridge (and cordovan Leeds) Ive seen: 

 

http://www.classicshoesformen.com/shoes/allen-edmonds-shell-cordovan-full-wing-tip-oxford-brogue-45e

 

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http://www.classicshoesformen.com/shoes/neuwertig-allen-edmonds-shell-cordovan-full-wing-tip-oxford-brogue-42-wide

 

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Ill get a pair eventually.


Edited by harlequin782 - 6/24/12 at 7:38pm
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Those Burgundy Cambridges look great!  I have the Cambridge in black and love them. 

 

I want a burgundy shell and have been thinking about the McNeil for a change of pace.  Does anyone know if the burgundy color of the McNeil and Cambridge is the same?

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Originally Posted by MrDrumngun View Post

I have a general inquiry regarding AE shoes. I want to get a pair but being that I'm a college student on a budget I want to try my luck on ebay. So regarding the fit. I measure a 9 D on a brannock device. Is that the size I should purchase. I tried a pair on and they seemed fine. Stiff and a tad of heel slippage. Is that normal? TIA

What was the arch measurement because that's your real size. If you measure 9 in length but a 9.5 arch then 9.5 is your size. You may be a 9.5  C and no, the hell won't slip just because the shoe is 1/6" longer because the width will be narrower. Going down in size and getting a wider shoe won't fit better as far as hells.

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Originally Posted by Snedley View Post

What was the arch measurement because that's your real size. If you measure 9 in length but a 9.5 arch then 9.5 is your size. You may be a 9.5  C and no, the hell won't slip just because the shoe is 1/6" longer because the width will be narrower. Going down in size and getting a wider shoe won't fit better as far as hells.

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Do the Strands, FAs, and PAs go on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale?

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i just received my chili basic wide belt to go w/ my chili byrons

 - anyone experience w/ the chili belt find that it doesn't even look similar in color?

 - the shoe has more red compared to the belt


Edited by itsmejson - 6/25/12 at 12:39am
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Originally Posted by dancingbear View Post

Those Burgundy Cambridges look great!  I have the Cambridge in black and love them. 

 

I want a burgundy shell and have been thinking about the McNeil for a change of pace.  Does anyone know if the burgundy color of the McNeil and Cambridge is the same?

 

Yes, the raw material is the same, and the same shade.  Keep in mind, there are coloration and pigment variations when you go to a shell cordovan color other than black.  That's part of its charm.  

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I don't think I got an arch measurement. Also I had to go from a C to a D because the shoe hurt too much as it was pinching my toes on my right foot.
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

i just received my chili basic wide belt to go w/ my chili byrons
 - anyone experience w/ the chili belt find that it doesn't even look similar in color?
 - the shoe has more red compared to the belt

I have 4 AE models in chili. While they are all close, they each have a slight difference from the other. I have an AE wide basic dress belt in chili and it is very close to all 4 of my chili shoes. I wouldn't say it is an exact match to all 4, but it is close enough for me. I also have the AE Parliament in what they call a saddle brown, but it is very close to the AE chili shoes I have - in fact, I wear my chili belt with the Parliaments.

I figure each shoe / belt has a different leather with different poroisity, grain, etc. Therefore, the dyes will absorb differently and the color will not be an exact match on all of the items.

Here are my chili and saddle brown shoes - all taken under identical lighting.

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Chris
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post


I have 4 AE models in chili. While they are all close, they each have a slight difference from the other. I have an AE wide basic dress belt in chili and it is very close to all 4 of my chili shoes. I wouldn't say it is an exact match to all 4, but it is close enough for me. I also have the AE Parliament in what they call a saddle brown, but it is very close to the AE chili shoes I have - in fact, I wear my chili belt with the Parliaments.
I figure each shoe / belt has a different leather with different poroisity, grain, etc. Therefore, the dyes will absorb differently and the color will not be an exact match on all of the items.
Here are my chili and saddle brown shoes - all taken under identical lighting.

Chris

Appreciate your input and pics Chris.

 

I looked at the belt and shoes today in natural light as opposed to my dull room light and they look very close also now.

 

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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

Appreciate your input and pics Chris.

I looked at the belt and shoes today in natural light as opposed to my dull room light and they look very close also now.

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Excellent point - I have noticed the colors do appear different in natural light compared to indoor lighting.

That belt looks to be a pretty close match. I figure there is enough gap between your shoes and belt, nobody will know if it isn't an exact match:)

Chris
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Do the Strands, FAs, and PAs go on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale?

 

Personally, I would give the shoe department a call and check with them.  I doubt it... if so, I will definitely grab another pair or so. Also, if you are in the market for a black shoe, the Magnanni 'Federico' caught my eye the second one of the salemen put them on my foot.  If I can get a pair of those close to $100, that would be a score and a half. 

 

 

As for AE... I can't get enough

 

Strands in walnut were my first purchase back in February

McAllisters in merlot in April, which are gorgeous

Neumoks in blue I just got on Friday

And lastly... got another pair of the Strands in brown shell cordovan.... hit them with the brush yesterday, I'll get them on at some point this week.  Can't wait.

 

So comfortable, quality is great, and I get nothing but compliments.  Best part it, I can wear any pair for 14 hours a day and my feet are completely fine.  Love it.

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Any opinions on the AE Shortstop for a casual boat shoe for wear with shorts +/- chinos or something?

 

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