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I ordered a pair of tan Fribergs to now discover that I am about to receive pair in "Russet Brown." I have previously seen some comments on the forum about them being too red in appearance as opposed to a brown. I am sure others like them. I am looking for the opinions of those who already receive a pair in Russet brown. Yea or Nay? Are people liking the color or are you hearing lots of comments about "those red boots."?

 

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I ordered a pair of tan Fribergs to now discover that I am about to receive pair in "Russet Brown." I have previously seen some comments on the forum about them being too red in appearance as opposed to a brown. I am sure others like them. I am looking for the opinions of those who already receive a pair in Russet brown. Yea or Nay? Are people liking the color or are you hearing lots of comments about "those red boots."?

 

I hope you have better luck than I had.  I ordered a Russet Brown pair immediately when they became available.  Upon receipt of the shoes, I never even put them on my feet to try on.  The color was very red and blotchy, even pinkish on some parts - the color varied wildly on different parts of the shoe.  I put them back in the box and returned them right away.  No regrets.

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I ordered a pair of tan Fribergs to now discover that I am about to receive pair in "Russet Brown." I have previously seen some comments on the forum about them being too red in appearance as opposed to a brown. I am sure others like them. I am looking for the opinions of those who already receive a pair in Russet brown. Yea or Nay? Are people liking the color or are you hearing lots of comments about "those red boots."?

I initially ordered the russet brown also and they screwed up and I got the tan.  Nothing wrong with them, but just didn't do it for me, plus they fit kind of large and I wasn't going to take the chance, so returned them.  Hesitated a little while but got worried about missing out on the russet completely so went back and ordered that again.  AE was nice enough to start the russet brown 1sts in a 7.5D, which meant I was stuck with 2nds on this one.  Minute I saw them I was floored at how awesome the color was...they felt a little large but I was absolutely hell bent on making them work.  Finally bit the bullet and did my standard 3+ mi walking routine - tore up my heels, etc. the whole deal.  They are fully broken in now, absolutely outstanding.  Someone who makes fun of my 38 pair AE shoe collection constantly saw them and was like, "now those are really nice." As much as I know I'll regret it, I just couldn't let the Sauk Drive in that same color disappear...had to order a pair of 1sts in that one too - should arrive by next week.

 

No regrets - awesome boots.  Not one comment about them being red.  They're definitely not brown, but they're definitely not red - think oxblood spectrum, like merlot/burgundy but more red than brown.

 

Oh, I didn't even realize I was responding to smf...how'd the Malone work out?  The Wilbert seems to be this timeless comfort shoe that everyone likes when they want something that fits and feels good, yet when they come out with a shoe that looks better and costs less it goes completely unmentioned. 

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I have Sauk Drive in Russet Brown and love them. My cobbler matched it to a Terrago Bordeaux cream polish and I'd say it's pretty accurate. They are definitely more red than Oxblood.

Speaking of which, these just came in and I had to try them on riiiight away. No time for other socks even wink.gif Oxblood Leeds 2.0 9 3E:

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I ordered a pair of tan Fribergs to now discover that I am about to receive pair in "Russet Brown." I have previously seen some comments on the forum about them being too red in appearance as opposed to a brown. I am sure others like them. I am looking for the opinions of those who already receive a pair in Russet brown. Yea or Nay? Are people liking the color or are you hearing lots of comments about "those red boots."?

 

Oh, I didn't even realize I was responding to smf...how'd the Malone work out?  The Wilbert seems to be this timeless comfort shoe that everyone likes when they want something that fits and feels good, yet when they come out with a shoe that looks better and costs less it goes completely unmentioned. 

 

Still waiting on the Malone, Freiberg and McGregor that were purchased right at Christmas. I tried the Wilbert and like the look a lot, but it was tight across the vamp. This pushed me to the Ashton, Benton, Mapleton and Passenger. I am a sucker, so I ordered the Malone to try even though it is built on the same last as the Wilbert. I think they will likely have to go back, but one must try and they were at a great price.

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With my "russet brown" Sauk Drives I just pretend the listing said "merlot" or something similar and I'm fine.😎

Actually, they are sort of cross between chili and burg, though they can get close to "red" in bright light. I like it.

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Maybe just the light - your Sauks look more red than mine. Nice match with the lined jeans. I need to get a pair of those. 

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Thanks to all for the feedback on the color. I think this is a case of proper expectations based on the name of the color. The boots sound more " new potato red" than russet brown. Either way, I think will just think of them as something in the merlot/ burgundy line, open the box and see how they fit. Altered expectations will likely lead to better satisfaction.
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Suede Macneils today..

Have a Happy New Year everyone..

 

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Just picked these up from Brooks Brothers. They are supposedly made by AE. My heel slips a little in them and I'm worried they may be too big, unfortunately they don't have a smaller size in stock. I think they're beautiful shoes.

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Mayfairs tonight. Wearing a tuxedo and fun socks.
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Just picked these up from Brooks Brothers. They are supposedly made by AE. My heel slips a little in them and I'm worried they may be too big, unfortunately they don't have a smaller size in stock. I think they're beautiful shoes.

 

 

I own those - they're the AE Kenwood rebranded for BB and with a different midsole/edge dressing.  I own them in probably a half size too short or too narrow (so opposite problem from yours) but still wear them regularly because they're beautiful looking.

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Going with the Strands in Brown Burnished Calf. Thanks for all of the help!

I actually have two more question:
  1. I'm planning on buying the Strands this month and having them sit in my closet til I start working this June. Should I do anything with regards to leather care in those 6 months before I start working? I read that you don't want the leather to dry though it being my first pair of leather shoes, I'm not entirely certain.
  2. I also want to get a second pair of shoes so that I can rotate shoes and not have to wear the same ones two days in a row. What would you guys recommend if I'm planning on wearing mostly navy and charcoal pants and in relaxed business casual environment? I don't want to spend more than $500, but also don't mind doing so if the quality:price ratio is much better.

Thanks again.
1. It won't be a problem. Those shoes can or probably have been sitting at AEs or the stores stock room as long as that. That said a little conditioner probably won't hurt and maybe a toe shine before wearing them. Id do that after I break them in. It would suck to have painful feet during your first day at work.

2. Based on your intended use I would actually get a blucher. My suggestion would be something in burgundy like the Dundee or the MacNeil. Id also consider the BB by AE macNeil chili grain. These 3 options will allow you to easily swing to jeans and chinos in a snap whereas the strand will limit you to dressier attires.
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Just picked these up from Brooks Brothers. They are supposedly made by AE. My heel slips a little in them and I'm worried they may be too big, unfortunately they don't have a smaller size in stock. I think they're beautiful shoes.


get tongue pads if the slippage is minor.

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These arrived from Freeport today. I had been putting it off since it has been so nice in Manhattan this winter. Unfortunately, my MacNeil Shells got rained on during my walk home from work the other day. I decided it was time. Fortunately, Santa (my wife) put in Allen Edmonds gift card in my stocking.
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