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Originally Posted by 0ShinAkuma0 View Post


Strand for 199$... Done and done!

I'm with you on this one! The Strands will be my last pair of AEs for now...

 

Anyone know if the Thanksgiving sale is only for the Shoebank?

post #12332 of 53261
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Originally Posted by turdburglar View Post

The 20% coupon is DRESSHOL right? It doesn't work with the already discounted Strands. Tried it frown.gif

Unless there's another one which I am not aware of. frown.gif

No, the discount code wasn't DRESSHOL. I got the 20% code when I signed up for the Amazon shoes mailing list. If you haven't already, you should be able to sign up for it and they will send you the code.

Think this is the link http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=5637565011
post #12333 of 53261
Here's the shoe with gash:


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I just went and checked my green Neumoks that I received in September from AE.com, no gashes. But, I did wait a month for those things after ordering.
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A page ago I asked about the difference between the McAllister and the Cambridge, but I think I've decided that it would be better to get two pairs of AE's (as my shoe selection is somewhat limited now) than to get one pair of the Cambridge.


I would like two new pairs of brown shoes, one more casual for wearing with jeans/chinos and one that will work for business casual (there is some overlap here I realize).

I think I've decided that I want the McAllister's in Walnut Calf and for the second shoe I was trying to decide between the McTavish and the Neumok. I read that the McTavish is the better shoe when compared with the Neumok (in terms of leather durability/stitching), but I can't help but think the McTavish is not differentiated enough from the McAllister. In the purchase of these two shoes I'm basically looking for the combination that is more versatile. Would the better combo be the Neomok in brown or navy? I understand the brown/navy decision on the Neumok is personal preference, but I wouldn't want to not consider the prevailing opinion on SF on this model if a consensus exists.

Thanks for any help.
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Originally Posted by 0ShinAkuma0 View Post

I have a concern, I bought new Navy Neumoks on Zappos.com for full price and there were seams coming undone all over the rim of the right shoe. Returned and refunded.
I then bought a new Navy Neumok on Ebay from a reputable shoe saler, there was a huge gash in the welt (I think that's what it's called, what connects the sole to the upper). It wasn't negligible, it was pretty damn big. Returned and refunded.
I then go to Nordstrom's in person assuming they're gonna be perfect, no hassle of returns, contacting dealer, etc... Both sizes 12D and 13D were flawed in the welt (again!), I took the 13D which is my true size because the imperfection was truly negligible and I was tired of running around. However, I really didn't expect this from a place like Nordstrom.

The welt is a long strip of leather that runs around the length of the shoe. The "gash" you are seeing is the gap between the two ends of the strip. I don't know what you consider "negligible" but you should expect to see a small gap, perhaps of a few mm, because the welt is not a solid O-ring around the shoe. I agree the picture you posted shows a welt truly out of whack, but you need to learn to accept a single small gap in the welt on all your shoes.
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post

A page ago I asked about the difference between the McAllister and the Cambridge, but I think I've decided that it would be better to get two pairs of AE's (as my shoe selection is somewhat limited now) than to get one pair of the Cambridge.
I would like two new pairs of brown shoes, one more casual for wearing with jeans/chinos and one that will work for business casual (there is some overlap here I realize).
I think I've decided that I want the McAllister's in Walnut Calf and for the second shoe I was trying to decide between the McTavish and the Neumok. I read that the McTavish is the better shoe when compared with the Neumok (in terms of leather durability/stitching), but I can't help but think the McTavish is not differentiated enough from the McAllister. In the purchase of these two shoes I'm basically looking for the combination that is more versatile. Would the better combo be the Neomok in brown or navy? I understand the brown/navy decision on the Neumok is personal preference, but I wouldn't want to not consider the prevailing opinion on SF on this model if a consensus exists.
Thanks for any help.
You should consider the MacNeil in Walnut Grain, fantastic shoe. I've worn mine with sportcoat/slacks AND with jeans, and their double oak sole adds a nice heft to them. J
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post

A page ago I asked about the difference between the McAllister and the Cambridge, but I think I've decided that it would be better to get two pairs of AE's (as my shoe selection is somewhat limited now) than to get one pair of the Cambridge.
I would like two new pairs of brown shoes, one more casual for wearing with jeans/chinos and one that will work for business casual (there is some overlap here I realize).
I think I've decided that I want the McAllister's in Walnut Calf and for the second shoe I was trying to decide between the McTavish and the Neumok. I read that the McTavish is the better shoe when compared with the Neumok (in terms of leather durability/stitching), but I can't help but think the McTavish is not differentiated enough from the McAllister. In the purchase of these two shoes I'm basically looking for the combination that is more versatile. Would the better combo be the Neomok in brown or navy? I understand the brown/navy decision on the Neumok is personal preference, but I wouldn't want to not consider the prevailing opinion on SF on this model if a consensus exists.
Thanks for any help.

I'd spend a bit more time contemplating the McTavish in tan if I were you, it's my favorite shoe.  I have the Neumok in Green and it just isn't the shoe the McTavish is.  If I could own only two shoes they'd be the McTavish tan and the walnut Strand.

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Originally Posted by Russell Lee View Post

I'd spend a bit more time contemplating the McTavish in tan if I were you, it's my favorite shoe.  I have the Neumok in Green and it just isn't the shoe the McTavish is.  If I could own only two shoes they'd be the McTavish tan and the walnut Strand.

There is no McTavish tan?

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4035_1_40000000001_-1
post #12339 of 53261
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Originally Posted by turdburglar View Post

I'm with you on this one! The Strands will be my last pair of AEs for now...

 

Anyone know if the Thanksgiving sale is only for the Shoebank?

 

Yeah, I thought the same thing. After I get the Strand (Walnut), I'm done for a good while, gotta give my wallet a break. I already have the Strawfut in Brown and Linen and the Neumok in Navy.

 

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Originally Posted by tgt465 View Post

The welt is a long strip of leather that runs around the length of the shoe. The "gash" you are seeing is the gap between the two ends of the strip. I don't know what you consider "negligible" but you should expect to see a small gap, perhaps of a few mm, because the welt is not a solid O-ring around the shoe. I agree the picture you posted shows a welt truly out of whack, but you need to learn to accept a single small gap in the welt on all your shoes.

 

Yes, thank you for the reply! I just went to my local AE store and they assured me as well that the all the welts have a minimal gap or where you can see where they were melded together. I just wanted some peace of mind is all. I'm new to AE shoes and nice shoes in general, so please forgive me on that.

So I'm keeping the Nordstrom pair. :)

 

I do feel justified however in returning the one from Zappos because of all those seams that were coming undone and the one from Ebay because of the abnormally large gap, which you said, is truly out of whack.

 

On a side note, for anyone interested in the Neumok and would like to see it with the tan laces instead of the red laces, here's a picture. I really thought I'd like the red laces more, but these tan ones are growing on me:

 

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Do the navy Neumok's go with grey or brown wool trousers as well? They look very nice.
post #12341 of 53261
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Do the navy Neumok's go with grey or brown wool trousers as well? They look very nice.

 

They certainly go with grey and I personally think they go with brown but it's a little iffy, depends on the shad of brown I guess, I think they go better with a lighter shade of brown. I tried them on with a couple of different pants, hope it helps. 

 

Grey jeans:

 

700

 

Light Brown trousers, wool:

 

700

 

Dark brown trousers, wool:

 

700

post #12342 of 53261
Do you think the McTavish essentially fills the role of the McAllister or are they different enough where you'd consider both (if you were limited to a small-ish shoe collection)?

And to the poster above me: Great shots!
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post

Do you think the McTavish essentially fills the role of the McAllister or are they different enough where you'd consider both (if you were limited to a small-ish shoe collection)?

 

If you were limited to a small-ish shoe collection, then I'd say they don't differ enough to warrant both. The McTavish is slightly more bulky while the McAllister is sleeker. The McTavish is also more casual and maybe a bit more versatile, while the McAllister is slightly more formal but could still be used for some casual occasions. That's just my opinion though, someone else might want to chime in.

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Originally Posted by 0ShinAkuma0 View Post

They certainly go with grey and I personally think they go with brown but it's a little iffy, depends on the shad of brown I guess, I think they go better with a lighter shade of brown. I tried them on with a couple of different pants, hope it helps. 

Grey jeans:



Light Brown trousers, wool:



Dark brown trousers, wool:


OOF those are tuff.

ae REALLY needs to figure out a better way to showcase their shoes on the website. when i saw the neumoks online, i thought they looked stupid. after seeing them in person, i now own and love the brown neumoks, and your photos of the navy neumoks are calling my name.

speaking of which:
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Originally Posted by arkane View Post

Kenilworth - Brown and Bourbon (the shade of brown & bourbon on the right are the most accurate)


the AE website does NOT do the kenilworth justice. inlove.gif
post #12345 of 53261
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Originally Posted by Badandy View Post

A page ago I asked about the difference between the McAllister and the Cambridge, but I think I've decided that it would be better to get two pairs of AE's (as my shoe selection is somewhat limited now) than to get one pair of the Cambridge.
I would like two new pairs of brown shoes, one more casual for wearing with jeans/chinos and one that will work for business casual (there is some overlap here I realize).
I think I've decided that I want the McAllister's in Walnut Calf and for the second shoe I was trying to decide between the McTavish and the Neumok. I read that the McTavish is the better shoe when compared with the Neumok (in terms of leather durability/stitching), but I can't help but think the McTavish is not differentiated enough from the McAllister. In the purchase of these two shoes I'm basically looking for the combination that is more versatile. Would the better combo be the Neomok in brown or navy? I understand the brown/navy decision on the Neumok is personal preference, but I wouldn't want to not consider the prevailing opinion on SF on this model if a consensus exists.
Thanks for any help.

I agree that there is little difference between the McTavish and the Neumok. I am not sure I would get a brown or tan in either as that would be close to the walnut McAllister, though not as dressy. I suppose it depends on your specific needs and what you have already.
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