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@makewayhomer Keep in mind width has a lot to do with it also. He's a wide width, I'm like C/D. The Patriot was the first loafer from AE where the vamp wasn't low enough to kill me. Love em - and that's in the same size I use 99% of the time.

interesting. have you tried the Kenwood? I have no problems in that
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@redmusic1 yes, absolutely -but that's kind of the point after all isn't it? =)

Honestly, not a huge deal... just something I'd expect from 2nds, not 1sts.

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Hey guys,

 

I've got an older "orlean" shoe that I am trying to revitalize and experiment with, and I have a question for those of you who are experts when it comes to shoe construction. 

 

Does anyone know if it is possible to have a cobbler change a flat welt to a reverse-split welt?

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@redmusic1 yes, absolutely -but that's kind of the point after all isn't it? =)

Honestly, not a huge deal... just something I'd expect from 2nds, not 1sts.


Agreed. The more I thought about it, it would definitely bother me more in oxblood than it would in brown or black, but I would still have to see it in person with trousers to decide. 

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Bourbon Fifth Ave.  Freshly polished.  These are about 3 years old.


I look at these absolutely beautiful shoes and ask myself, "why in the world would they discontinue Bourbon?" Oxblood and Chili seem at least a bit redundant and like another poster said, there is no mid-brown (without red) option any more. Although I don't have the shoe, the marketing photos of the Bourbon Park Ave. look stunning as well.

But the Bourbon must not have been selling, or else they wouldn't dump the color.
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Thank you everyone for your advice and taking the time to reply.

 

Allen Edmonds again proves their excellent customer service by offering me 2nds pricing on these shoes if I keep them or offering to replace them free of charge. I have decided to keep them as they will be fixed when they need resoling, and the issue is only cosmetic.

 

Thanks again, this forum is a great service.

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I look at these absolutely beautiful shoes and ask myself, "why in the world would they discontinue Bourbon?" Oxblood and Chili seem at least a bit redundant and like another poster said, there is no mid-brown (without red) option any more. Although I don't have the shoe, the marketing photos of the Bourbon Park Ave. look stunning as well.

But the Bourbon must not have been selling, or else they wouldn't dump the color.

Maybe because bourbon is not the original color of the calf skin and the way they have to achieve the bourbon color is to burnish it on walnut?
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Just received a pair of Freiburgs and Clark Streets.  I would like opinions on their condition.  I realize that "acceptable" is a personal decision, but since I'm still on my first few pairs of AEs, I'd like to rely on those with more experience than me to gauge my expectations.  The Clark Streets seem more problematic to me, with color and blemish issue.  The Freiburgs may be perfect, I've just never bought boots of this quality before.

 

Thanks!

 

Clark Streets (marks, uneven dark, near black, coloring in various spots, wrinkles):

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Freiburgs (wrinkling... I also included some where they look great):

 

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Keeping the fifth aves, frayed stitching unnoticeable.

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Just received a pair of Freiburgs and Clark Streets.  I would like opinions on their condition.  I realize that "acceptable" is a personal decision, but since I'm still on my first few pairs of AEs, I'd like to rely on those with more experience than me to gauge my expectations.  The Clark Streets seem more problematic to me, with color and blemish issue.  The Freiburgs may be perfect, I've just never bought boots of this quality before.

Thanks!

Clark Streets (marks, uneven dark, near black, coloring in various spots, wrinkles): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




















Freiburgs (wrinkling... I also included some where they look great):
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Both of these are casual styles, and are made with more casual leathers. They both look acceptable to me, given the original intent of the design. I have two pairs of Clark Streets, including one in the natural CXL. It looks just like yours.
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Maybe because bourbon is not the original color of the calf skin and the way they have to achieve the bourbon color is to burnish it on walnut?

 

That's my theory.  Because it isn't a "real" color and it is an "effect," I think it must have led to a lot of tiger stripeing and therefore returns and/or classification as seconds.

 

Now, before someone says, "but oxblood is that way and they're keeping that," I would say:

 

* Having one less affected color and its related problems is still seen as an improvement, and

 

* There is the possibility I'm totally wrong. :)

 

I wish they could just order calf that color (bourbon brown) to begin with.  It is a great color.

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That's my theory.  Because it isn't a "real" color and it is an "effect," I think it must have led to a lot of tiger stripeing and therefore returns and/or classification as seconds.

Now, before someone says, "but oxblood is that way and they're keeping that," I would say:

* Having one less affected color and its related problems is still seen as an improvement, and

* There is the possibility I'm totally wrong. smile.gif

I wish they could just order calf that color (bourbon brown) to begin with.  It is a great color.

I wouldn't be surprised if this were the case. I bought a pair of bourbon Fifth Avenues this year. I absolutely love them but I had to return two pairs due to drastic tiger striping before I got the pair I kept.
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Now I feel guilty for having contributed to the downfall of Bourbon. I've had to return more than one pair due to discoloration. But I really did like the color.

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Not directed at anyone in particular, nor meant to be critical of anybody's posts, but...

Damn, this thread has become the "are these shoes acceptable" thread. Let's see some more shoes being worn! And the fits (and coffee) to go with them!
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Not directed at anyone in particular, nor meant to be critical of anybody's posts, but...

Damn, this thread has become the "are these shoes acceptable" thread. Let's see some more shoes being worn! And the fits (and coffee) to go with them!

 

Yep, it's one of the major reasons why I find myself checking on this thread less and less.

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