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post #10171 of 51077
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Originally Posted by gandhi View Post

AE has their socks on sale for $5-$8. Can anyone comment on their quality?
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_Accessories_1_40000000001_-1_1_image_0_N_198_198_126752_subcategory

I'm use to thin gauge socks, so I did not care for the thickness of the socks. They felt a bit coarse to me also, but felt extremely durable. This is a good deal on these dress socks though, especially since they are over the calf length. If you don't have many dress socks already, you should get them.
post #10172 of 51077
Picked up the Parkway in grey, I'm pretty pleased with them:



I like them for casual wear, and the 333 last fits my wide 10.5 EEE size great. No bowing, and the heals are level on this pair, shoe lays completely flat. Looking forward to breaking them in tomorrow biggrin.gif
post #10173 of 51077
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

I just purchased the walnut Hale balmoral on clearance for $249. I've been debating about it for weeks and finally broke down after wearing my burgundy Cliftons (8 last as well) today. I'd still like to get a pair of black shoes during this sale as I currently don't own a single pair. I'm not a fan of the PA. I really wish there was a black Hale on clearance as well...

 

I am a big fan of the Hale... have them in black, chili, and walnut. I think the brogueing gives them a little more heft an their PA counter parts.

If you have a Nordstrom Rack store nearby, see if they have them... that is where I picked mine up and they were around ~$200 per pair.

post #10174 of 51077
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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post


Dear Lord, give me self control over the suede moras. Not very practical for the weekdays at the office though

 

Saying a prayer myself... just bought Neumoras about two months ago in black calf, but these Moras in black calf with the orange stitching are really making me think I need a less squared toe double monk to add to the fleet.

 

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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post


I have a feeling that horsey shoes' running sneaks are made of cordovan...and he has 3 of the same model in different shades of brown. nest.gif

 

If Nike only made cordovan running shoes in three shades of brown... alas I have to suffer with only two shades of brown cordovan Nike Air 360s!

post #10175 of 51077
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Originally Posted by gandhi View Post

AE has their socks on sale for $5-$8. Can anyone comment on their quality?
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati2_Accessories_1_40000000001_-1_1_image_0_N_198_198_126752_subcategory

I have some of their rib casual and wool dress socks and both are very nice. I wear the rib casual socks with jeans all fall / winter - they are great with my Cascades, Black Hills, Wilberts, etc.

Chris
post #10176 of 51077

Guys, are AE seconds eligible for recrafting? I assume the answer is yes?

post #10177 of 51077
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Originally Posted by SloopyNoob View Post

Guys, are AE seconds eligible for recrafting? I assume the answer is yes?

If you purchase from AE, they are.

Chris
post #10178 of 51077

Yes, mos def!

post #10179 of 51077
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Originally Posted by SloopyNoob View Post

Guys, are AE seconds eligible for recrafting? I assume the answer is yes?

I have had several pairs of vintage ebay purchases recrafted too. I don't guess any were seconds, so I can't speak to whether they will recraft seconds that you acquire from someone other than an AE store. I can't figure why they wouldn't recraft seconds from any other source, since you are paying them a lot of money for recrafting.

post #10180 of 51077

Thanks guys.

post #10181 of 51077

I need help with my first world problems, people!  puzzled.gif

 

 

When AE states that a shoe is burnished (like burnished brown 5th Ave that I own), or when my new walnut strands have heavy burnishing on them, is it actually someone heating and burning the leather, as it appears on my new strands?  I guess I always thought that it just meant using a darker polish to create patina, etc.  However, my walnut 5th Ave from Brooks Brothers also appear to have some light burning/burnishing.

 

I raise the issue, because if I am correct that heating elements are used to create burnishing on calfskin, I have never considered anyone doing the same to shell.


My new 1st quality burgundy shell PA's were just delivered from Sherman Bros. straight from the AE factory.


They came laden with eggplant polish and sticky lint everywhere, which would not brush off. 

 

I used a wet paper towel to remove the purple polish from one shoe, while brushing to remove the original lint, which left the shoe with a matte finish. Brushing did not assist to return any shine, though I only brushed for a brief time on the toe.

 

I then noticed that the shoe had heavy burnishing, which again appeared to me to be actual burning of the shoe.  I removed the excess polish from that area (which had a nice patina effect before I removed the polish) and the resulting burnished area looked like it was in fact burned/burnished, and you could see mottling where there appears to be no polish, or even damage to the shell.  Pics below.

 

 

 

 

 

Now, I can understand why one might do this to calfskin, as I like the effect on my calf shoes, but to do it to shell (if I am right that burnishing means burning) seems kinda ridiculous.  It's like you're intentionally damaging the damage resistant quality of shell that makes it shell. 

 

I have read on this forum about the new finishing of shell models, and the posts about AE putting their best "burnisher" on shell from now on, but I have never heard of burnishing shell before.  I guess when I read the comments about the experienced burnisher, I thought it just meant the person in charge of applying the improved final polishing to AE shell, perhaps to make it closer to Alden shell in finish.

 

Where am I misinformed in this matter?  

I haven't applied AE burgundy shell polish to the wiped down shoe yet.  I will be interested to see if the burnished areas take the polish. 

While I haven't photographed it, the rear quarter of one shoe was also in rough shape. I'm not sure if it burnishing gone awry.

 

Help! Please.

post #10182 of 51077
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Picked up the Parkway in grey, I'm pretty pleased with them:

I like them for casual wear, and the 333 last fits my wide 10.5 EEE size great. No bowing, and the heals are level on this pair, shoe lays completely flat. Looking forward to breaking them in tomorrow biggrin.gif

 

 

Last night, I saw these on the AE site. I like them in walnut.

post #10183 of 51077

Looking for suggestions on my first pair of non-seconded AE's.

 

I am specifically looking for a pair of casual loafers that can be paired w/ chinos or wool trousers + a dress shirt. I'm hoping to buy something that is on sale 

during this rediscovering america sale.

 

I was thinking about one of the following =

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4906_1_40000000001_-1

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF42470_1_40000000001_-1

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF44000_1_40000000001_-1

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF44233_1_40000000001_-1

post #10184 of 51077
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Originally Posted by amathew View Post

Looking for suggestions on my first pair of non-seconded AE's.

I am specifically looking for a pair of casual loafers that can be paired w/ chinos or wool trousers + a dress shirt. I'm hoping to buy something that is on sale 
during this rediscovering america sale.

I was thinking about one of the following =
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4906_1_40000000001_-1
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF42470_1_40000000001_-1
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF44000_1_40000000001_-1
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF44233_1_40000000001_-1

Kenwood burgundy. One day gonna get that shoe too.
post #10185 of 51077
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Originally Posted by PK35216 View Post

I need help with my first world problems, people!  puzzled.gif


When AE states that a shoe is burnished (like burnished brown 5th Ave that I own), or when my new walnut strands have heavy burnishing on them, is it actually someone heating and burning the leather, as it appears on my new strands?  I guess I always thought that it just meant using a darker polish to create patina, etc.  However, my walnut 5th Ave from Brooks Brothers also appear to have some light burning/burnishing.

I raise the issue, because if I am correct that heating elements are used to create burnishing on calfskin, I have never considered anyone doing the same to shell.


My new 1st quality burgundy shell PA's were just delivered from Sherman Bros. straight from the AE factory.


They came laden with eggplant polish and sticky lint everywhere, which would not brush off. 

I used a wet paper towel to remove the purple polish from one shoe, while brushing to remove the original lint, which left the shoe with a matte finish. Brushing did not assist to return any shine, though I only brushed for a brief time on the toe.

I then noticed that the shoe had heavy burnishing, which again appeared to me to be actual burning of the shoe.  I removed the excess polish from that area (which had a nice patina effect before I removed the polish) and the resulting burnished area looked like it was in fact burned/burnished, and you could see mottling where there appears to be no polish, or even damage to the shell.  Pics below.







Now, I can understand why one might do this to calfskin, as I like the effect on my calf shoes, but to do it to shell (if I am right that burnishing means burning) seems kinda ridiculous.  It's like you're intentionally damaging the damage resistant quality of shell that makes it shell. 

I have read on this forum about the new finishing of shell models, and the posts about AE putting their best "burnisher" on shell from now on, but I have never heard of burnishing shell before.  I guess when I read the comments about the experienced burnisher, I thought it just meant the person in charge of applying the improved final polishing to AE shell, perhaps to make it closer to Alden shell in finish.

Where am I misinformed in this matter?  


I haven't applied AE burgundy shell polish to the wiped down shoe yet.  I will be interested to see if the burnished areas take the polish. 


While I haven't photographed it, the rear quarter of one shoe was also in rough shape. I'm not sure if it burnishing gone awry.

Help! Please.

I would give serious consideration to returning them. Burnishing problem or not, these appear to have some issues.
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