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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Thanks for the pics but uhoh.gif what is AE's doing?
They remind me of work boots, clunky.

 

Ya i'm not crazy about them at all in the least bit... it know its a crappy pic, but these are the boots i am looking at, for the exact purpose of an outfit like this... casual but still awesome looking

 

http://cdn.styleforum.net/1/12/12cbdffe_4f132e7f.jpeg

 

alden's will cover that look... ravello cordovan and call it a day

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Does anyone know the status of the Bayfield in brown?  I noticed it isn't in the spring catalog.  The website lists it as closeout, but it is still at full price.

 

Even with all these new boots, I think that the Bayfield might still suit my needs the best.

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It that the Malvern in cordovan options on the bottom left of those pics?!
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I'm not 100% sure, but I think it is.

Chris
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Hmmm I was getting close to finally pulling the trigger on a pair of brown leather Neumoks but I might have to wait and see these Cronmoks in person.. I kinda like them as a casual weekend boot

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Can someone help me identify these AE's? They're basically a Strand without the medallion on the toe cap but I don't see them in the current catalog:


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A stock list from a while back. I emailed AE and haven't heard back yet.


Got my response. the Moore look like this
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The Cronmok certainly looks like a boot version of the Neumok (which we have discussed previously).  This is certainly a sign of things yet to come.

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Sorry for the really bad cell phone pics - but I did the best I could with my "unsmart" phone. You can get the idea anyway.
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Chris

 

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Originally Posted by seer View Post

Thanks so much Chris - I'm really down for the Cronmok in brown leather! Can't wait!

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Originally Posted by zchen View Post


Got my response. the Moore look like this
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Those are AE Rush on the 7 last

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Originally Posted by FifthAve View Post

Hi everyone, I have a question on my newly bought Strands and I was hoping I could get some advice:

 

I bought a pair of Strands from the Nordstrom anniversary sale a couple weeks ago and they were extremely immaculate, except for some reason the left shoe was just a little bit looser than the other. I've pretty much chalked this up to just human error since,as we know, there is a lot of handcrafting that goes in to making these shoes. The thing is, the left shoe actually kinda bows out just a bit. The right shoe is a perfect snug fit.

 

I'm really picky, so I bought an extra pair from Nordstrom to see if the next pair would be better. They arrived today and unfortunately they are definitely not as immaculate.

 

a) There are some black marks (ranging from small blots to a 1cm streak) in various areas on both shoes that I was not able to wash/rub off with a cursory effort (perhaps they may eventually come off, but it's not guaranteed). I am just guessing these marks are from during the manufacturing process and the shoemaker just simply wasnt as careful

b) The leather undoubtedly feels less sturdy and just visually doesnt look as stunning as the first pair. In this second pair, you can kinda already see some wrinkling/creasing in the leather. 

c) HOWEVER, this second pair fits really nice and snug

 

So my question is: 

 

Which pair would you pick to keep?

Pair 1: completely immaculate looking shoes, very sturdy leather, but the left shoe is noticeably looser than the right shoe, and the left shoe also bows out just a bit (not major, like what ive seen from some pictures in this thread)

 

vs

 

Pair 2: practically perfect fitting shoes (both left and right), but the leather looks and feels noticeably less premium, and there are some minor blemishes.

 

 

Personally, I don't think i would let the blemishes in Pair 2 bother me too much, because let's face it, these shoes will receive their fair share of scuffs through their life. But I am wondering if I should be concerned about the leather quality and general construction quality of Pair 2 (because even certain areas of the construction just don't feel as solid to me as Pair 1)

 

I'm also wondering if a minor "bowing" out is bad and should be enough reason for me to return this pair. Personally I don't think the minor bowing out bothers me that much, because i know my pant leg is just going to cover it all the time anyways.

 

But what do you guys think?

 

My major apologies for this huge post! But any advice is very much appreciated!

 

Hey everyone, I'm sorry it took me so long to provide pictures for my little conundrum here. But anyways here they are:

 

 

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Pair 1: 

  • Really immaculate quality shoes.No blemishes anywhere
  • Leather feels really sturdy
  • But there is bowing in the left shoe. The left shoe feels noticeably looser than the right shoe

 

 

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Pair 2:

  • Very suspect construction/craftsmanship.
  • But the shoes fit quite well. Neither shoe is noticeably looser than the other
  • There are a lot of random black mark blemishes throughout. They didn't come off when I tried a simple wipe with a damp paper towel.
  • If you look closely at the bottom right picture, the leather quality is kinda weird to me. It's hard to explain, but you can kinda see the web-like marks of the leather itself...as if the leather is kinda dry or weak or something.
  • The leather DOES feel noticeably weaker and cheaper than Pair 1. I can't show it from pictures, but when I simply pressed the toe box of Pair 1 and Pair 2 with my thumbs, Pair 2 "gives in" a lot more. Pair 1 was nice and sturdy/firm

 

 

 

So in conclusion, I'm hoping I can get some of your guys' expert advice. Do you think I should keep Pair 1 or Pair 2? Pair 1 looks and feels like really good quality craftsmanship, but has some bowing in the left shoe. Pair 2 fits well on both feet, but the craftsmanship is extremely suspect. Which would you choose?

 

Most importantly, I'm just wondering if "bowing" is a major flaw that I should be wary of? It personally doesn't really bother me too much, especially since my pant leg would usually cover it. But is there something else I am missing?

 

 

Thanks everyone!

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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

I need a bad-weather business casual shoe and would buy those tan Aberdeens in a heartbeat if they existed in an AA width.

Aberdeen is on the 2 last - might be pretty close to what you need, because it runs so narrow. Unless you know you need AA on the 2 last, too!
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Originally Posted by CalTex View Post

Thanks for the pics but uhoh.gif what is AE's doing?
They remind me of work boots, clunky.

+ 1. Underwhelmed.

Unless you are a true AE devotee, there are much better options elsewhere from brands like Wolverine and Red Wing.

But thanks for taking the pics, Chris!
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I just noticed in the photo of the Eagle County that the shoe above it is listed as having a Dainite sole. As far as I know, Allen Edmonds only used to offer their own similiar version - if they switched to real Dainite, this is great news.
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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post

BTW - So whats the protip on shoe care when it comes to new shoes?  You guys do anything before 1st time wearing your AEs (or any shoes for that matter)?

You may consider conditioning them--saphir, lexol, your preference--with shoe trees inserted, and then allowing them to dry. my brief experience suggests that, just as they say, conditioning prior to first wear may well diminish creasing.

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

The Cronmok certainly looks like a boot version of the Neumok (which we have discussed previously).  This is certainly a sign of things yet to come.

 


That is the one that looked interesting to me as well.

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