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Custom Shell Saddle Shoe update: 

 

I heard back from my contact(s) at AE and they agreed to do the custom shell saddle shoe for no additional charge over the regular shell shoe price, plus they'll throw in a pair of free shoe trees and free shipping.  This was assuming we could do 10 of these custom shell shoes.  It was unclear to me whether we all need to order the same exact shoe, or just reference some "deal code" to get the aforementioned pricing.  I will find that out.  

 

My initial thought is a traditional shell saddle shoe, with burgundy vamp and quarters, black shell "saddle" and "foxing," regular welt (not split/reverse), double-leather sole, and probably black sole edge.  J.R. soles (same as all other shell shoes).  

Like this: 

 

400

 

 

 

#2: a walnut shell vamp and quarters, burgundy shell (or maybe brown shell?) "saddle" and "foxing," regular welt, double-leather JR sole, and "natural" sole edge.  (this is all assuming availability of the walnut or some other lighter-color brown shell).  

Like this: 

 

400 400 400

 

 

 

 

 

#3: dark brown shell vamp and quarters, walnut "saddle" and "foxing", regular welt, natural sole edge, double-leather JR sole.  (again, assuming availability of walnut or some other lighter color shell)

 

400  400

 

 

 

Thoughts?  Also, I'd like to know who's in, so we can let them know a minimum of X will be ordered... 

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Custom Shell Saddle Shoe update: 

I heard back from my contact(s) at AE and they agreed to do the custom shell saddle shoe for no additional charge over the regular shell shoe price, plus they'll throw in a pair of free shoe trees and free shipping.  This was assuming we could do 10 of these custom shell shoes.  It was unclear to me whether we all need to order the same exact shoe, or just reference some "deal code" to get the aforementioned pricing.  I will find that out.  

My initial thought is a traditional shell saddle shoe, with burgundy vamp and quarters, black shell "saddle" and "foxing," regular welt (not split/reverse), double-leather sole, and probably black sole edge.  J.R. soles (same as all other shell shoes).  
Like this: 

400




#2: a walnut shell vamp and quarters, burgundy shell (or maybe brown shell?) "saddle" and "foxing," regular welt, double-leather JR sole, and "natural" sole edge.  (this is all assuming availability of the walnut or some other lighter-color brown shell).  
Like this: 

400
 400
 400


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#3: dark brown shell vamp and quarters, walnut "saddle" and "foxing", regular welt, natural sole edge, double-leather JR sole.  (again, assuming availability of walnut or some other lighter color shell)

400
  400




Thoughts?  Also, I'd like to know who's in, so we can let them know a minimum of X will be ordered... 

I like to option 2 if possible
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Rocking the tan Dalton's today

 

700

post #13654 of 50926
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Custom Shell Saddle Shoe update: 

 

I heard back from my contact(s) at AE and they agreed to do the custom shell saddle shoe for no additional charge over the regular shell shoe price, plus they'll throw in a pair of free shoe trees and free shipping.  This was assuming we could do 10 of these custom shell shoes.  It was unclear to me whether we all need to order the same exact shoe, or just reference some "deal code" to get the aforementioned pricing.  I will find that out.  

 

My initial thought is a traditional shell saddle shoe, with burgundy vamp and quarters, black shell "saddle" and "foxing," regular welt (not split/reverse), double-leather sole, and probably black sole edge.  J.R. soles (same as all other shell shoes).  

Like this: 

 

400

 

#2: a walnut shell vamp and quarters, burgundy shell (or maybe brown shell?) "saddle" and "foxing," regular welt, double-leather JR sole, and "natural" sole edge.  (this is all assuming availability of the walnut or some other lighter-color brown shell).  

Like this: 

 

400 400 400

 

#3: dark brown shell vamp and quarters, walnut "saddle" and "foxing", regular welt, natural sole edge, double-leather JR sole.  (again, assuming availability of walnut or some other lighter color shell)

 

400  400

 

Thoughts?  Also, I'd like to know who's in, so we can let them know a minimum of X will be ordered... 

 

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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

I like to option 2 if possible

 

Thanks for doing this bucksfan! Because I already have #1 (but not in shell), I also prefer #2 the best. But would still get #1 if that was the only option and we could get 10 people together. Count me in either way.

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I highly recommend the saddle in burgundy/black. Here's a pair of AE Polos in shell cordovan that I picked up several years ago.



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Originally Posted by sportin_life View Post

Just got my walnut cordovan strands. Pretty nice looking shoes, although have to admit they look more similar in color to my brown cordovans than I expected.
Can't complain though, b/c my brown cordovan strands are my most worn shoes. Also, for some reason my walnut cordovans don't have a "seconds" stamp even though I thought they were seconds, and there is no appreciable defect I can find. biggrin.gif

What's the stamp for seconds? Is it the little brown mark on the soles?
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What's the stamp for seconds? Is it the little brown mark on the soles?


Yes

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Rapid City sz 13 D.  Came in the mail yesterday.  

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must. . .resist. . . .group buy. . . .my new(old) Polos. . .are. . ..enough. . .ahhhhhhh!

Got those Polos yesterday but haven't had a chance to take some pics. I was expecting to have to send them right to recrafting, but they're pretty wearable as-is. Other than needing new heel lifts (that's what the rubber on the heel is called, right?) the soles are in pretty decent shape. I'll try to get pics tomorrow!

-James
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Hmmm...what's the price quote on that group buy?  

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595
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Originally Posted by 0ShinAkuma0 View Post

Gotta strongly disagree with you on this particular case, while you're right as a rule of thumb, it is definitely not the case for all shoes and all situations. 
It is especially not true regarding the Neumok, if there was ever a balmoral that was meant for jeans, it is the Neumok. In fact, I'd go so far as to say they'd look a bit weird in slacks. This being especially true with the Blue/Red/Olive Neumoks.
By the way, Michael Haines, those are some very nice Neumoks you have there. 

On a side note, I bought those shoe trees on sale from Jos.A.Bank for 7.50$, they sadly stretched out my Neumoks, they're unusable right now. But as luck has it, I found some Alden XL shoe trees for 15$ at a consignment shop. Fits like a charm, slides snugly in while not stretching the leather. I really lucked out.

Please forgive the iPhone pic quality, it really doesn't do the rich navy blue justice, sadly.

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Here are my Navy Neumoks today with (extremely) dark brown Levi's, my favorite combination with these shoes.

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If you had a bad experience with JAB shoe trees, then you need to stay away from AE full toe trees. They are the same. Incidentally, most of my trees are either Alden (split toe, size L) or AE/JAB (full toe, size M).
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post 
If you had a bad experience with JAB shoe trees, then you need to stay away from AE full toe trees. They are the same. Incidentally, most of my trees are either Alden (split toe, size L) or AE/JAB (full toe, size M).

 

Thanks for the heads up on that. I'll for sure stay away from Jos.A.B and AE trees, then. 

My main problem with the Jos.A.B trees were not only that they were too wide, but the edge was too pointed on inside toe part, which left that crease (it's getting a bit better). The Alden trees however had smoother edges, so even if they were too wide, they wouldn't dig in the side of the shoe with a sharp horizontal edge.

 

Also, both are size XL - M, both say that they're made for 13 D.

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

Custom Shell Saddle Shoe update: 

Number two is a good look, but it may be hard to get that kind of contrasting with the relatively dark shade of the walnut shell.
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Until you stand in line for over an hour for the hobbit so you realize the sad state of affair with men's fashion especial footwear
Sporting Blue nuemok myself

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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

do i need to mention the sad state of your jeans?

nod[1].gif I was going to note that you need to get some darker jeans which aren't too long on the inseam
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