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Originally Posted by J-Short View Post

So I custom ordered these from the store and just receive them online. The leather is already scuffed. No more so then if I would have worn them to two three times. But I am wondering should I take them back. What do you guys think?


These are supposed to have a distressed look.
If you don't like that, take them back and get a different style.
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post

Any confirmation on what kind of leather the "russett Brown" is on the Sauk Drive boots?

The Russet Brown leather is full-grain Dublin leather from Horween.
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Both the Sauk Drive and the Freiburg are made of leather that AE describes as "durable leather"...I had always wondered about what exactly that meant, as well, quality wise.
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Just noticed stitching seems off as well

Assume that's the normandy and what did you custamize? The scuff on the side if it is a rip would bother me...but AE distresses the leather for the look.

The stitching wouldn't bother me much on the welt
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

Assume that's the normandy and what did you custamize? The scuff on the side if it is a rip would bother me...but AE distresses the leather for the look.

The stitching wouldn't bother me much on the welt

Customize probably is not the correct word. They had to make them for me because they ran out of my size. I understand the distressed look, but I bought the brown ones from the store and they were flawless
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

Assume that's the normandy and what did you custamize? The scuff on the side if it is a rip would bother me...but AE distresses the leather for the look.

The stitching wouldn't bother me much on the welt

Customize probably is not the correct word. They had to make them for me because they ran out of my size. I understand the distressed look, but I bought the brown ones from the store in they were flawless

So that happened after wearing....sorry I misunderstood. If it is just that top layer and is not a cut I wouldn't worry...the leather almost has a crust on the pair I have...so that I would expect to get beat up.

When I get on my computer i will take a closer look at the pictures. On my phone it doesn't look bad
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So that happened after wearing....sorry I misunderstood. If it is just that top layer and is not a cut I wouldn't worry...the leather almost has a crust on the pair I have...so that I would expect to get beat up.

When I get on my computer i will take a closer look at the pictures. On my phone it doesn't look bad

Thanks for responding. Sorry I am kind of new to this whole shoe thing. They looked like this coming straight out of the box. And these are not seconds
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I agree. Generally, shell shoes tend to mold very closely to one's foot, especially the creasing. I have only ever bought a few pairs of shell shoes that were heavily worn, and they have never fit me quite right, even when the size is correct.

 

Thanks for the help! I saw a pair for $135 and thought it seemed a decent deal on shell, but that makes sense.

 

Does calfskin have the same issue at all used?

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Thanks for responding. Sorry I am kind of new to this whole shoe thing. They looked like this coming straight out of the box. And these are not seconds

They are supposed to look like that out of the box. If you got a pair of brown ones that weren't pre-distressed, then they were actually incorrect. It sounds bass-ackwards, but that's the design intent of the shoe.

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Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post

201 is slightly roomier than 511 in the toe, plus the Freiburg leather is softer and more forgiving than regular calf.

Welp, the tan 13B firsts sold out, so I either keep my seconds and live with the loose grain or send 'em back and get something different.
Thanks. How is the length compared with 511? I have the Dalton in 9B and they are fine with thicker socks. Would probably be better in 8.5 B or C, but it's a custom size. From what I have read about the 201 last, 9B might not work, so I may need to try out medium widths by going down in length.
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@cc808314 My 7D Freiburg is supposed to arrive at Freeport this Monday (russet) so I'm trying it to. Did you notice the 1st quality on the main page starts at 7.5? Someone messed up in production....

Anyway, Ben said the 201 would feel larger than the 511 and 65, but even though I found the Dundee 2.0 too large in a 7, the increased # of eyelets may help. Didn't sound too promising. You're narrower than me - if I were you id go for the 1sts.

Thanks. Keep us posted. If they are the same length as 65 or 511, I probably can pull off 8 D.
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Bummer that the Strand Double Flap Briefcase is sold out; however, Kristle at the Jeffersonville outlet was able to hunt down a second quality one for me so that I could purchase it for my brother for Christmas.

 

Although after having it in my hands, I might end up wanting to keep it for myself!

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Thanks. How is the length compared with 511? I have the Dalton in 9B and they are fine with thicker socks. Would probably be better in 8.5 B or C, but it's a custom size. From what I have read about the 201 last, 9B might not work, so I may need to try out medium widths by going down in length.


The Freiburg's toe is slightly longer than my Dundee 2's, but it's also slightly more tapered in width and height. I'm actually wondering if a lot of the greater feeling of roominess is just due to the leather being way less stiff than my Dundee's calf.

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Bummer that the Strand Double Flap Briefcase is sold out; however, Kristle at the Jeffersonville outlet was able to hunt down a second quality one for me so that I could purchase it for my brother for Christmas.

Although after having it in my hands, I might end up wanting to keep it for myself!

I picked up the Strand double strap briefcase and I love it more each time I use it. The quality of it is great; so much so that I considered getting the matching duffle bag. But I held out because I don't take too many road trips, and it is far too nice to check in at the airport. Nice items, both of them.
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The Russet Brown leather is full-grain Dublin leather from Horween.

 

Thanks.

 

That's an insane price for what amounts to a Long Branch in Horween Dublin with the old style full lug sole.  Shoe Bank is getting a few for $40 less. For anyone wanting a F/W boot, it is hard to imagine a better value.

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