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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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Awesome collection!
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So all you enablers made me want a Sauk Drive real bad all weekend long. They are no longer available as firsts in my size, but luckily shoebank listed them as available.

 

Called into the CAC this morning as soon as I could to order me some Sauk Drive seconds. I stopped on the side of the road when they opened and then: Bummer, not available in my size any more! So I kept on driving and thinking. Pulled over, whipped out the phone and checked shoebank again. Not that they update their inventory too often, but I decided to call in again anyway. Got someone different on the line and voila: Sauk Drives on the waaay!

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So I am still on the fence about the slightly mismatched Cambridge pair from Shoe Bank.  Aside from the color difference, I noticed something else about the right shoe that is of some concern.  It seems on the right shoe, the upper was sewn on very close to the edge of the sole in one area of the shoe - on the inside of the shoe, where it gets wide at the ball of the foot.  Also, on that shoe, the shell seems to have not gotten the full color treatment, as its much lighter in that area.  Here are pics of both shoes for comparison purposes.

 

Left shoe (inside by ball of foot):

 

 

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Right shoe (inside by ball of foot):

 

 

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Close up of leather near sole at ball of foot:

 

 

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So my question is, since the leather is sewn on so close to the edge of the sole, will this affect my ability to have these re-soled?  Will it limit it?  Also, what should I make of the discoloration near the sole?

 

All guidance is appreciated.  Thanks in advance!!

 

I may stand open to correction, but it should not affect a resole that is done at AE. They will remove the sole AND welt. Then add a new welt and a new sole and heel. The removal of the old welt should make the current stitching irrelevant. I have no opinion on the discoloration and will leave that to others.

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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

So I am still on the fence about the slightly mismatched Cambridge pair from Shoe Bank.  Aside from the color difference, I noticed something else about the right shoe that is of some concern.  It seems on the right shoe, the upper was sewn on very close to the edge of the sole in one area of the shoe - on the inside of the shoe, where it gets wide at the ball of the foot.  Also, on that shoe, the shell seems to have not gotten the full color treatment, as its much lighter in that area.  Here are pics of both shoes for comparison purposes.

Left shoe (inside by ball of foot):




So my question is, since the leather is sewn on so close to the edge of the sole, will this affect my ability to have these re-soled?  Will it limit it?  Also, what should I make of the discoloration near the sole?

All guidance is appreciated.  Thanks in advance!!

Follow your gut, man. At this point, I would say that they clearly bother you enough that you are trying to find reasons not to keep them. Crup can be fickle, and I've never seen an absolutely perfect pair from any maker (though have yet to see EG or StC shell in the flesh, admittedly).

If the discount isn't worth the nagging doubts you have, then you know what to do, Johnny. YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO.

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would you consider this firsts quality on a pair of suede Dundees?  they have not been worn, yet.  appreciate any feedback.

 

 

corners of sole look 'chewed'

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welt stitching close to edge


Edited by jigsawrecords - 11/24/15 at 11:04am
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Here are my light brown Freiburgs - I really like them.
Freiburg1.jpg
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Chris
I hope the russet brown looks just as nice. Really want a pair of boots in burgundy/oxblood to go with bus. casual, and these might just be red enough. EC/1st Ave in oxblood/burgundy would be perfect.
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Hmmm, very comfortable - but I have to wear wool socks and cinch them until the leather is almost touching for a proper snug fit. Would you keep?

 

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would you consider this firsts quality on a pair of suede Dundees?  they have not been worn, yet.  appreciate any feedback.


corners of sole look 'chewed'









welt stitching close to edge


Yes, absolutely. None of those are defects. Wear and enjoy with confidence.

1) that's the welt. AE never finishes welts particularly elegantly.

2) that's where the welt begins and ends. It's called a "split reverse welt." It's split on purpose.

3) that won't have any bearing on function in the slightest. My shell dundees have the toe sole edge sanded all the way to the threading. Doesn't make a difference other than not being pretty.
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Does anyone else think that the brown (russet) Freiburg would look even better with brass eyelets?
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They've had quite a few of the made in USA (At Addison Boot Factory in Arkansas) Fryes, (that I think are part of a 150th Anniversary line they have out) and I too found just too much width in more a few of them. But I can't front—the tooling on them is pretty epic and they look as hardy as plowhorses at sunup.

 

I only have three Fryes—square-toed walnut-colored western boots thats about eight years old that I'll have for another ten years or so, the linen & leather rough “Harvey” Spectator Shoe (made in Mexico and pretty nicely at that) and the granite-colored tumbled leather 'Dakota" Tall Crepe Soled Boot. Sons of bitches are durable as hell, I'll tell you that!

 

And at the BCFs they have quite a few of their AE Leeds knockoff plain-toe derbies in a variety of colors and some unfortunate finishes (overly distressed/crackle/polishedcalf). The simple ones are pretty nice looking. The over-the-top ones? Wheeeeeewwwwww!

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Does anyone else think that the brown (russet) Freiburg would look even better with brass eyelets?

I had the same thought. I considered the russet version but the black eyelets and black sole didn't do it for me. I went with the light brown mainly due to the eyelets and sole.

Chris
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So all you enablers made me want a Sauk Drive real bad all weekend long. They are no longer available as firsts in my size, but luckily shoebank listed them as available.

Called into the CAC this morning as soon as I could to order me some Sauk Drive seconds. I stopped on the side of the road when they opened and then: Bummer, not available in my size any more! So I kept on driving and thinking. Pulled over, whipped out the phone and checked shoebank again. Not that they update their inventory too often, but I decided to call in again anyway. Got someone different on the line and voila: Sauk Drives on the waaay!
Awesome. Pics when they arrive or it didn't happen!
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I received the sauk drives today.  i love the color, which is pretty close to burgundy, and feel that these can be worn with chinos. comparison pic to alden #8 at the bottom.  i also love the 201 last, as it reminds me of Alden's plaza. they do have some scratches in the leather and wrinkling but those are non issues for me given the purpose of these boots.  your eyes aren't deceiving you, the left boot is definitely taller. quality of construction isn't top notch, but overall they seem like a decent value at $200 for an american made beater boot. 

 

 

 

 

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Does anyone else think that the brown (russet) Freiburg would look even better with brass eyelets?

Definitely. I have a pair on the way from the Shoe Bank. If they're keepers I plan on sanding off the black edge dressing, replacing the black laces with natural, and, possibly, distressing the eyelets to reveal the underlying metal. I wish they would have used the contrast welt stitching as they did on the tan version.
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@mrfixit

Sweet pics. Previous pictures looked really redish from other posters. You would do a service by posting fit pics as well.

I was a little put off when I seen how "red" they were but your pics restored my faith
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