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I've been traveling for a while, and away from the forum. Is the MacGregor now a closeout model?  Is it being completely discontinued, or replaced with a 2.0 model?


It looks like they are closing out the original and only keeping the danite soled version around.  Pretty nice shoe if you like 65 bluchers.  I'd be all over them but the original Player shoe is like a perfect glove fit for me, no way to replicate that.

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When I was at the store during the RDA picking up few pairs, had a discussion with the SA. He thought that Randolph might work in B or C width. They didn't have any in stock at the time, and we decided that he was gonna order in fee sizes so that I can go try them out. Haven't been able to do this because of my work schedule. Also, I was able to find the Patriot in 9B. The fit is ok if I put a thin insole, but really need an 8.5 B/C, so probabely will send them back.


Good luck with the Randolph - hope you can get it to work, I think it's one of their best loafers.  Kind of trite, but the "can't fit a square peg into a round hole" applies to me here.  No matter what size I tried with the Randolph, no matter the length, width, different sock thicknesses, etc. they just didn't fit me correctly.  If these were in front of my face at a BCF for 44.99 I would still pass.

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Well, they are out of my best size in firsts but the folks at J-vile found me one in the system the CAC theoretically has.  I'd check there. 

 

A smart or prudent shopper wouldn't get a Sauk in Dublin if you already had a Long Branch in CXL.  I guess I'm neither smart nor prudent.


Totally feel your pain here :)

I had somewhat of an easier decision though.  I mentioned before that I had a Dalton with the vibram lug sole.  The thick black sole is highly noticeable - it's not like a danite sole or even a minilug that you can barely see unless you look carefully.  I would not wear them on a normal rotation, only for bad weather.  I also find that the full vibram doesn't really support me as well as the mini-lug, like it's too soft.  Plus the no speedhooks has been an incredible pain in the ass - the laces constantly become undone and I probably have to re-tie them like over ten times a day when I wear them, particularly when you walk up or down stairs.  Finally, if the weather was really bad (like significant snow), I wouldn't be caught dead in any of these - the vibram soled Dalton does ok in some rain, but I have worn my Redwing Beckmans in over a foot of snow and they came out looking almost brand new.  The AEs would have been completely destroyed.

 

The color of the Sauk Drive is killer though - if I didn't already have these Daltons the Sauk Dr would have been an instant purchase, but there was literally no way I wanted another boot like that.  The Freiburg on the other hand, that's a must try - couldn't say no to that one.

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Shake it up.
 

Ok those are pretty awesome - don't go giving me the violin guy again :worship:

 

Question - are all the BB shakers on the site the one with the red plaid or are some of them like yours?  Don't think I could do the red plaid...

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Shake it up.
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looking good! I need to move my Shakers to the top of the box pile.

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Ok those are pretty awesome - don't go giving me the violin guy again worship.gif

Question - are all the BB shakers on the site the one with the red plaid or are some of them like yours?  Don't think I could do the red plaid...

They are the ones with the plaid/tartan print. I'm wearing mine today, and love them.
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Just placed an order for the brown Freiburg. I am really hoping that AE photography was at its best again smile.gif

Here are my light brown Freiburgs - I really like them.
Freiburg1.jpg
Freiburg4.jpg

Chris
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Shake it up.


Great looking boot. I love my Shaker Heights - I almost wore them today. They are getting ready to see a lot of time in the winter rotation.

Chris
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Stopped by the BCF over the weekend, didn't see much in my size. However, that particular store got a load of what appears to be SMU orders in size 9. I'm guessing they are from the same order. I snapped a few pictures and will post when I find my phone.
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^ Interested.

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Thanks for the reminder - swungby the same ghetto BCF where I seemed to find stuff before. Lots of 9D, but stuff wasn't too good - older boat shoes and driving mocs. Few weybtidges. Then I couldn't believe it - Frye engineer boot in 7D, made in the USA. I always wanted to try it. Unfortunately it reminded me why I got to AE in the first place - too much damn width. I could have probably gotten by but they were really large. Couldn't believe the price (160). Hope they go to a good home.
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

Thanks for the reminder - swungby the same ghetto BCF where I seemed to find stuff before. Lots of 9D, but stuff wasn't too good - older boat shoes and driving mocs. Few weybtidges. Then I couldn't believe it - Frye engineer boot in 7D, made in the USA. I always wanted to try it. Unfortunately it reminded me why I got to AE in the first place - too much damn width. I could have probably gotten by but they were really large. Couldn't believe the price (160). Hope they go to a good home.
Funny you mentioned that, I bought the same boots in dark brown yesterday and wearing them today. They fit like a glove and super comfortable.
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Up close and personally with my new shell strands. Turn around time on these was right around 3 weeks. Compared to some older shell I have, these are a bit for rough and you can see more imperfections in the shell.

Overall great looking shoes.








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EEE Townley in light brown for $160 at my local Nordstronm Rack. Brand new and appear to be firsts. If anybody is interested let me know and I can grab them. 

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All my dark browns together,

First pair is calf skin Park Ave
Second pair shell Park Ave
And lastly the new shell Strands






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