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post #14026 of 46460
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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post

Chris Hill posted this picture of some olive ones (when he was trying to sell them, I believe).


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Thanks Sizzz!!!! Who is Chris Hill? (I want to see more pix). Now we just need pics of the Mocha
post #14027 of 46460
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Originally Posted by StarterStyle View Post

I just picked up some AE plain toe bluchers in chili calf leather. What goes with chili?

I wear my chili AE's with anything but black.

Chris
post #14028 of 46460
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Originally Posted by allaboutshoes View Post

Thanks Sizzz!!!! Who is Chris Hill? (I want to see more pix). Now we just need pics of the Mocha

I don't actually know, but I wanted to credit him since it was a picture that username uploaded (found through google). This eBay listing has a few pics of them too: http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=110841069668 (sorry for the mobile link)

I've seen a pair of the olives in person, and the first image I mentioned seems to have captured the color accurately.

I've never actually seen mocha in person, but it sounds like it could be a good shade.
post #14029 of 46460
The outlet sale looks good
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Originally Posted by lostron View Post

The outlet sale looks good
Which way to the outlet? peepwall[1].gif (where)
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I finally got my Daltons from the Amazon sale a while back and whilst the luck of the draw was good for me with the strands the daltons would barely pass as acceptable factory seconds, fortunately most all the defects are on the ankle sides so no where visible that people would see - fortunately in the sense that its just about too much hassle to send them back from Aus.

 

So I have some questions..

* Is there a way to lace these things so they don't squeak when moving or any tips to make this disappear?

* Do the daltons have much give in terms of stretching?  I have the 8.5D and 9.5D...truthfully a 9 or 8.5E may have been perfect, but live and learn, the 9.5's are fine and comfortable but I prefer a v.snug fit so the 8.5's would be preferrable if theres some stretch in them over time as some boots seem prone to?

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

I finally got my Daltons from the Amazon sale a while back and whilst the luck of the draw was good for me with the strands the daltons would barely pass as acceptable factory seconds, fortunately most all the defects are on the ankle sides so no where visible that people would see - fortunately in the sense that its just about too much hassle to send them back from Aus.

 

So I have some questions..

* Is there a way to lace these things so they don't squeak when moving or any tips to make this disappear?

* Do the daltons have much give in terms of stretching?  I have the 8.5D and 9.5D...truthfully a 9 or 8.5E may have been perfect, but live and learn, the 9.5's are fine and comfortable but I prefer a v.snug fit so the 8.5's would be preferrable if theres some stretch in them over time as some boots seem prone to?

 

Thanks

 

No squeaking from mine when laced this way. I have only had these a few weeks so I can't tell you about any stretching issues, but have no squeaking. 

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post #14033 of 46460
If the squeaking is from the sole or heel, no. It may work itself out in time.

Shoes and boots will give and break in as much as they need to, in mostly all areas except for what's directly stitched to the sole. Those ankle bone "bubbles" will stretch out but the toebox won't get any wider.
post #14034 of 46460

Im very torn between the Cordovan Leeds vs. the Cordovan Dundee.  They look to essentially be the same PTB type shoe, with the only real exception being boot vs. regular blutcher (3 eyelet vs. 5 eyelet).  And the Leeds appears to have some pinking around the welt, whereas the Dundee doesnt.  But for the same price, which one seems better?

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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

Im very torn between the Cordovan Leeds vs. the Cordovan Dundee.  They look to essentially be the same PTB type shoe, with the only exception being boot vs. regular blutcher.  And the Leeds appears to have some pinking around the welt, whereas the Dundee doesnt.  But for the same price, which one seems better?

It depends on your current collection and intended uses. All things being equal, I would choose the Leeds, as they are a touch more versatile (easy to dress down, and dress up). The Dundee is easy to dress down, but not quite as easy as the Leeds to dress up (e.g., suits).
post #14036 of 46460
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


It depends on your current collection and intended uses. All things being equal, I would choose the Leeds, as they are a touch more versatile (easy to dress down, and dress up). The Dundee is easy to dress down, but not quite as easy as the Leeds to dress up (e.g., suits).

 

Thank you.  I think you're right.  And Im sure the Leeds will fit the bill for my first all purpose dress shoe/blutcher + my first foray into cordovan.  I currently own the Merlot McAllister and the Walnut Fifth Ave. 
 

post #14037 of 46460
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Originally Posted by StarterStyle View Post

If the squeaking is from the sole or heel, no. It may work itself out in time.
Shoes and boots will give and break in as much as they need to, in mostly all areas except for what's directly stitched to the sole. Those ankle bone "bubbles" will stretch out but the toebox won't get any wider.

 

Thanks, yes it does feel like an extremely solid toebox so best keep the 9.5's then.

 

I want to get the Shell Cordovan ones now, I have heard the shell leather tends to be more flexible, is that just in general or should I anticpate some stretch in the toebox on those?  

 

Thanks

post #14038 of 46460
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

 

No squeaking from mine when laced this way. I have only had these a few weeks so I can't tell you about any stretching issues, but have no squeaking. 

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Thanks for responding, interesting I am not familar with how you have done that but I shall research it tonight and give it a go, thanks again.

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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Oh Man I want a pair bad now!

post #14040 of 46460
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Originally Posted by ezboy1000 View Post

I do not know if this deserves its own thread. I wanted to let the community know that there is a good sale on at the moment for factory seconds. I pulled the trigger on 4 shoes already and have thoughts of picking up another two. At least in my size the selection is wonderful, including a number of cordovan models, including strands.
I bought the following: Walnut Dalton, Blue Neumok, Snuff Amok, and Merlot Mcallister.
If you use the link below, you will note the sale is essentially $50 off the 1st pair and $100 off the second pair (discount applied after the already low price for the seconds).
As posted many times in this thread, call the outlet at (262) 284-7158 to get them to email you a spreadsheet of availability in your size.
http://echo2.bluehornet.com/hostedemail/email.htm?CID=9450651356&ch=4A2376F2CC089C0B439DCF1C215774A0&h=3c94c249451b60d37d4867a07997626f&ei=QB0MPIT1N

is this in an outlet store only? no online?
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