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@fiddlestyx

Send them back...if they were seconds I would keep them

I figured as much, but was in denial since I didn't want to wait for another pair to be made. I don't think I could get over the eyelets not lining up, especially on the right boot even if they were seconds. 

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These are firsts, bought from AE during the "Rediscovering America" sale... 

 

Agreed about stitching, it is more the level of 'flushness' that I was seeing as a potential issue. I didn't get any waxes or conditioners! Guess I need to get that stuff too. Atleast I saved money on the sale.

 


I spent kind of a stupid amount of money on products (and shoe bags - I got five pairs of AE's during he sale, plus three pairs of Aldens. Since three were seconds that don't come with bags, and the Alden bags suck, I bought several more pairs, including for older pairs that didn't have bags).

General consensus was Bick 4 as a cleaner/conditioner. I got that and like it, but feel like it leans slightly more cleaner, so I also got Saphir Renovateur, which leans more conditioner. Also got some cream wax - don't really want shiny finish, so that is it for me.

Except brushes.


And some other stuff.


The shoe thing has a tail...

I feel the opposite way from you...however results are results.

I don't know all the reasons why,but the more knowledgeable members in the shoe care thread recommend Bic 4 for conditioning.

As you may have notice, when you apply Bic 4, it leaves very little shine, meaning deeper absorbtion. When you apply Renovateur it leaves a higher shine, which means it is "more" topical.

Visit the thread for a more detailed explanation.

Also moisturize only as needed (sparingly.)
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I feel the opposite way from you...however results are results.

I don't know all the reasons why,but the more knowledgeable members in the shoe care thread recommend Bic 4 for conditioning.

As you may have notice, when you apply Bic 4, it leaves very little shine, meaning deeper absorbtion. When you apply Renovateur it leaves a higher shine, which means it is "more" topical.

Visit the thread for a more detailed explanation.

Also moisturize only as needed (sparingly.)

I love the Bick 4 - it us mainly what I'm using on my AE's, especially the two pairs of McTavishes and the Brooks Aberdeens. My Alden wingtip boots and longwing shoes got Saphir to start, but Bick 4 will likely be the go-to. The Indy boots are Natty CXL, so they're getting the Alden boot cream and maybe some Venetian at some point - they don't need much.

Anyway, I didn't mean to sound down on Bick 4 - I'm going to use it on my vintage BMW, which is something I value a lot more than shoes!
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I just received the golden brown long branches that I ordered during the RDA. I put them on and am thinking I have to take them back. I don't have experience purchasing boots, but it definitely looks like the first eyelets don't line up, especially the right boot. (please excuse the wool socks and bare leg)

 

If you received these as firsts, would you keep them?

 

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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

@fiddlestyx

Send them back...if they were seconds I would keep them

 

Traditional lacing where the lowest cross bar is under can help a little.  Definitely seconds and should go back unless they make a major adjustment that you can live with.  RDA seconds = $219

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Originally Posted by fiddlestyx View Post

I just received the golden brown long branches that I ordered during the RDA. I put them on and am thinking I have to take them back. I don't have experience purchasing boots, but it definitely looks like the first eyelets don't line up, especially the right boot. (please excuse the wool socks and bare leg)

If you received these as firsts, would you keep them?








Unacceptable. Send them back without giving it a second thought.
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AE is struggling with misaligned eyestays these days. Strugglin' hard.

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Originally Posted by fiddlestyx View Post

If you received these as firsts, would you keep them?

Yes, I'd keep them. A blind man on a galloping horse...

EDIT: I'd keep them, but demand a reduction.
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Originally Posted by JSO1 View Post

AE is struggling with misaligned eyestays these days. Strugglin' hard.

I wonder. Is it a stitching or lasting error?
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I wonder. Is it a stitching or lasting error?

 

No clue, but a good 50% of my AE bluchers have at least one shoe with noticeably misaligned eyestays.

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Hi guys, I saw "Thomastown" appear on the shoebank site, any one have any idea what model this it? 

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I wonder. Is it a stitching or lasting error?

 

No clue, but a good 50% of my AE bluchers have at least one shoe with noticeably misaligned eyestays.

It is a pumping out 2000 shoes a day error.

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It is a pumping out 2000 shoes a day error.

That is a crazy amount of product that they move! I think Vass makes 2000 in a whole year.
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

It is a pumping out 2000 shoes a day error.

That is a crazy amount of product that they move! I think Vass makes 2000 in a whole year.

The number of no warranty shoes that hit the Bay daily is probably more than Vass, Carmina, Viberg and Alden combined make in a month. It is amazing how agitated I find myself with AE now that the MTO program is gone...lol

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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post


Unacceptable. Send them back without giving it a second thought.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


Yes, I'd keep them. A blind man on a galloping horse...

EDIT: I'd keep them, but demand a reduction.

 

 

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Traditional lacing where the lowest cross bar is under can help a little.  Definitely seconds and should go back unless they make a major adjustment that you can live with.  RDA seconds = $219

I appreciate the input. I tried wearing them around the house last night but couldn't stop noticing the misaligned eyelet so I don't think I could keep them, even as seconds. If the misaligned eyelet was higher up the boot, it'd probably be another story.

 

This is my 5th AE shoe but the first one with any sort of issue, so I guess that's not terrible. I'll have to swing by the store today or tomorrow.

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couple more pics of old black cherry shell. the comparison pic 2nd is a vintage Florsheim burgundy shell. this fit me perfect, and the color is all but extinct, but a tiny tear has started to develop in them frown.gif




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