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post #10936 of 53462
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post

So, I received my first pair of AE today. I was looking for some casual shoes that I could beat up and look better with some patina. I ordered the Lubbock as it seemed like a nice casual shoe for $200
It is what it is. The finishing was just passable. I understand that it is supposed to be a rough-finished type shoe but glue drips and stains on the leather from where the patina was added are a little rougher than what I am used to. The last is nothing special--a little blobby but better than some AE and Alden I have seen. However, the fit is not quite right. The heel is a bit too big and even with the buckle clamped all the way down there is some slippage with my foot wanting to come out. It may have to do with the elastic behind the buckle (why would they do that?).
Anyway, it seems like my first foray down market is going to be a return.

If a person is in the game long enough, QC issues can come from just about anywhere - and I have had my share with AE. As of late I experienced it with C&J burgundy shell cordovan captoe boots from BB (Peal & Co.) - retail $998. They arrived at my door with numerous nicks, scratches, etc. And worse yet was that the finish on the upper near the top of the boots was literally rubbing off. Yes - they were promptly returned. That was my first bad experience with a C&J product.
post #10937 of 53462
At the park today with my kids and took a pic of what have become my favorite AEs.

Dundee in Cappuccino Cordovan

shoes1w.jpg
post #10938 of 53462
Sorry for the stupid question buty local store ordered me a pair of nuemora and agreed to honor the sales price but for the life of me I can't remember what it was
post #10939 of 53462
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Sorry for the stupid question buty local store ordered me a pair of nuemora and agreed to honor the sales price but for the life of me I can't remember what it was
thats awesome!  I called the shoe bank a few mins ago after reading your post to see if they received any more walnut dalton 2nds since mon/tues since they ran out.  Low and behold they did an I they were kind enough to honor the sale price as well :)

 

If you guys had a choice between a pair of chili weybridges or chili byrons

what would you choose and why?

post #10940 of 53462
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

If you guys had a choice between a pair of chili weybridges or chili byrons

what would you choose and why?

Byron, I like the look better

post #10941 of 53462
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Sorry for the stupid question buty local store ordered me a pair of nuemora and agreed to honor the sales price but for the life of me I can't remember what it was

 

I think it was aprox $290

post #10942 of 53462
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Originally Posted by gooter View Post

Byron, I like the look better

Thats what I was thinking.  Thx for your input

post #10943 of 53462
Something going on here:



Maybe try a different width?
post #10944 of 53462
Does anyone here have the Rutledge, particularly in the walnut? Would you say the leather is a bit cracky?
post #10945 of 53462
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Something going on here:

Maybe try a different width?

Can't, or my feet won't fit width-wise across the ball (I wear a 14 EEE).  I suspect it's the last; these are the only shoes I own on the 8 last.

post #10946 of 53462
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

At the park today with my kids and took a pic of what have become my favorite AEs.
Dundee in Cappuccino Cordovan
shoes1w.jpg

 

Stunning!

post #10947 of 53462
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

Does anyone here have the Rutledge, particularly in the walnut? Would you say the leather is a bit cracky?

I have them in the burnished brown. What do you mean by "cracky"?

post #10948 of 53462

Burgundy shell MacNeils arrived today from the shoebank. Look nearly perfect but are too small! I tried on the same size in leather at a local store and they fit perfectly, but not so with the pair that arrived. Too bad, so sad. 

post #10949 of 53462
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post

So, I received my first pair of AE today. I was looking for some casual shoes that I could beat up and look better with some patina. I ordered the Lubbock as it seemed like a nice casual shoe for $200
It is what it is. The finishing was just passable. I understand that it is supposed to be a rough-finished type shoe but glue drips and stains on the leather from where the patina was added are a little rougher than what I am used to. The last is nothing special--a little blobby but better than some AE and Alden I have seen. However, the fit is not quite right. The heel is a bit too big and even with the buckle clamped all the way down there is some slippage with my foot wanting to come out. It may have to do with the elastic behind the buckle (why would they do that?).
Anyway, it seems like my first foray down market is going to be a return.

You ordered the Lubbock?  To put it in Brooks Brothers terms, that's like buying the 346 brand and then telling everyone how bad the quality of Brooks Brothers is.  There are much better options for your rainy day shoe.

post #10950 of 53462
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

Does anyone here have the Rutledge, particularly in the walnut? Would you say the leather is a bit cracky?

 

I do and I have to agree. As much as I love the shoe and how it looks (I'm actually wearing it right now) the left toe cap has developed a spiderweb like pattern that seems to be a crack in the finish. On top of that, the leather is ridiculously fragile to the point where it dented when I dropped an empty file folder (thin cardboard). My shoe shiner also accidentally nipped it with his nail while brushing it and left a deep gouge in the leather. 

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