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The amount I saved was $85 so I am not sure it is worth it.
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Totally worth it. Perfect shoes would look like that after you wore them for a month anyway. Wear them and enjoy them.
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It seems sketchy because of the ridiculous prices and the fact that the items seem to have all been added to their catalogue on the same day in November. On the other hand, I bought my first pair of AE's online for 89.99 brand new with bags from a company who's other dress shoes were all under $60 and only had them listed for less than two months and no longer cary AE (I presume because someone bought them to sell on eBay). We see this kind of stuff in Burlington for these kinds of prices, don't we (even the rare cordovan)? What seems to be the give aways to me are the unit numbers being so randomly high with no sizes missing, not having a contact or about me page, and many of the descriptions containing a size in a,b, and c without seeming to have a width choice in the purchase options (this is the really odd one to me). 

The only reason the site looks sketchy is because all the shoes they offer are so cheap and their collection is ridiculously vast - it may be just me, but I've never come across a store with shoes from AE, one pair of slippers from Church's, a bizarrely large collection of Gucci shoes and a few pairs from Valentino... That's just another strange thing about it 😉
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MTO lakeshore dr
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Received my Kenwood 2nds in shell. Something about the toe seems off, and the beef roll sticks out a lot more than I want as well. Also the color is really light.
I can tell they where returned by somebody else, not sure if they left them out in the sun.








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Would someone please explain the COMB in old AE lasts? My understanding is that the heel is from a different last, more narrow. Is that right? Thanks in advance.

All lasts used these days are combination lasts. The heel is narrower than the forepart. They just don't mark them all as combination anymore because nobody uses non-combination lasts.

Alden still writes out the combination sizing on their shoes, for example 8.5 B/D for an 8.5D. The heel is a B heel. AE just doesn't mark them all as COMB. anymore.
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MTO lakeshore dr
Love the chili braided tassel.
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What's worse is reaching for the zipper when you really have to take a leak, and find you have to unbutton five buttons! butbut.gif

And what's even worse is reaching for a zipper and realizing you're wearing a pair of 13 button U.S. Navy crackerjack uniform pants.

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Lol....I struggle with 5 in time
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MTO lakeshore dr
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May just be the ultimate sockless shoe. Very cool.
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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post

Would someone please explain the COMB in old AE lasts? My understanding is that the heel is from a different last, more narrow. Is that right? Thanks in advance.

All lasts used these days are combination lasts. The heel is narrower than the forepart. They just don't mark them all as combination anymore because nobody uses non-combination lasts.

Alden still writes out the combination sizing on their shoes, for example 8.5 B/D for an 8.5D. The heel is a B heel. AE just doesn't mark them all as COMB. anymore.

Thanks for that explanation. I had seen COMB and the weird B/D before and had no idea what it meant.

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I just received these MacNeil 2.0's from Shoe Bank.  I have never owned a pair of Allen Edmonds shoes before so I am not sure if the following pictures would be considered flaws.  The amount I saved was $85 so I am not sure it is worth it.


The points on the wingtips are not fastened down all the way.  Again, not sure if this is normal or not.



Certainly this is a flaw as it is a scrap on the leather.  I am assuming I will be able to polish this up and make look better.  Just want to know if you think this is acceptable in your opinions.



This looks like a damaged welt.  Not sure what happened here but the other shoe does not have this but have seen this before on Aldens.  Acceptable?



This welt looks pretty inconsistent.  Not sure what this is all about.


Other's have answered the rest but the welt is not damaged if that's on the insides. Thats just where the welt ends meet and they do it on the inside so that it's less visible too. You'll get even worse looking welt end meetings on 1sts. I'd say that scraped off leather on the side made them seconds, that's all.
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Pulled the trigger on the oxblood McGregor from the shoebank for $157 plus shipping to Toronto. Will expect FedEx charges, but can't do much about that. Excited to get them, as he said there wasn't anything unusual looking about them; they even had shoe bags. Do seconds not normally come with shoebags?
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May just be the ultimate sockless shoe. Very cool.

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Love the chili braided tassel.

Thank you sira! Oh the glory days of MTO...
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I bought a pair of Cordovan Dundee "Truffle" ('previous webgem) a while back.  Does anyone know what color cordovan shoe cream I should get for the 'truffle'?  Thanks!

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I bought a pair of Cordovan Dundee "Truffle" ('previous webgem) a while back.  Does anyone know what color cordovan shoe cream I should get for the 'truffle'?  Thanks!

 

I don't use a coloured cream on Truffle, Ravello, Whiskey etc. I have just been using the Saphir neutral cordovan cream or VSC when needed.

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I bought a pair of Cordovan Dundee "Truffle" ('previous webgem) a while back.  Does anyone know what color cordovan shoe cream I should get for the 'truffle'?  Thanks!

 

Don't use cordovan shoe cream. Buy a bottle of Bick 4 and some Venetian Shoe Cream (VSC).

 

My shell shoe care routine is as follows:

 

- Wipe down shoes with damp cloth

- Brush vigorously with horsehair brush

- Apply Bick 4 liberally all over shoes with cloth

- Brush vigorously with horsehair brush

- Apply VSC sparingly all over shoes with fingertips (wear a gloves)

- Buff vigorously with clean buffing cloth

 

If you get scuffs in the shoes, just brushing vigorously and using some Bick 4 will take care of most of them. If you get a deeper scuff, you could get some Alden brown paste tax (https://aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=81&ParentID=2) and use a teeny bit of that to fill in the scuff.

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