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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Also just noticed that the leather is a different color around the stitching near the laces. Am I being picky here, or is this really unacceptable for a pair of shoes that are supposed to be 1st quality replacements for a pair that was defective?


Bourbon is a color with various shades on purpose. It will age to a nice patina. As far as different widths, I have not experienced this with any AE shoes I've owned. Are you sure about this? it's also possible that your feet are different widths.

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I thought the navy suede Strands looked pretty normal. The other three Web Gems are kind of out there, mainly due to the pink stitching on the brown and purple ones, and the shade of green used on the green one. Since I love the color purple, I am kind of intrigued by the purple suede Strand, but I have no idea how I'd wear purple shoes.

 

Since I have blue Neumoks, I would get the purple before the blue.  Honestly, you would be surprised how awesome they would look at night.  Jeans with a button down/sports coat, I feel would be the best way to pull those off.  Other than that, I would wear them on a casual day in the office with the appropriate outfit, but I would also wear them with a few different pairs of casual pants that I have... gray/slate colored pants. 

 

I almost purchased a pair of Cole Haans in that color just because the color is so bad ass and they looks awesome with raw denim.

 

http://www.colehaan.com/colehaan/catalog/product.jsp?catId=100&productId=681097&productGroup=426291

 

The strands are a much better choice IMO

 

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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Also just noticed that the leather is a different color around the stitching near the laces. Am I being picky here, or is this really unacceptable for a pair of shoes that are supposed to be 1st quality replacements for a pair that was defective?

 

Thats nothing a little brown polish can't fix, I wouldn't worry about it.

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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Also just noticed that the leather is a different color around the stitching near the laces. Am I being picky here, or is this really unacceptable for a pair of shoes that are supposed to be 1st quality replacements for a pair that was defective?

 

 

It seems to me that you are unhappy with the shoes so why not just return them be done with it. You have already said "I've come to the conclusion that I'd rather enjoy the far superior product you can get for the additional $250 or so."

 

Simply put if you are not happy with the shoes return them to Allen Edmonds and find a company that you do like. Life is too short to worry about a company or product you don't like. :twocents"

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Dalton corduroy kind of day
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nice boots!

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Too narrow?? Where...which pic? They felt great on. I was referring to the stiching on the toe of thw shoe.

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There's no stitching on the toe.  That's kind of the point of wholecuts.

 

If you're talking about the brogueing, I like it.  But then again, I own the Fairfax in Chili and love them.  Wouldn't ever wear them with jeans, though.

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There's no stitching on the toe.  That's kind of the point of wholecuts.

If you're talking about the brogueing, I like it.  But then again, I own the Fairfax in Chili and love them.  Wouldn't ever wear them with jeans, though.

broguing looks like genitalia if you ask me.
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Saw the new Franciscan today in the flesh at the Philadelphia store. Definitely NOT my bag.

On a different note, I was there to pick up my walnut Players which I had sent in to get re-soled. I continue to be nothing but impressed with AE's re-crafting process, and it's a large part of why I buy AE shoes.
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Today, I decided to very subtly give a little burnish to my walnut Sheltons. I think it came out pretty well, without looking like I stood too close to the fire.

 

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Today, I decided to very subtly give a little burnish to my walnut Sheltons. I think it came out pretty well, without looking like I stood too close to the fire.

 

 

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Looks great. How'd you do it?

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Looks great. How'd you do it?

 

I just applied thin coats of a slightly darker polish to the toe and blended it in.

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yes looks good

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Originally Posted by wilbromarshall View Post

I do not recall seeing this already so here goes. A pic from that same Reddit thread that was mentioned earlier:

 

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The OP said it from a friend that was taken at a "MRket expo in NYC"

 

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Originally Posted by jjr4884 View Post

Ya that pic was from a while ago.  Honestly, I know they are "Cole Haan" like but there are a few I would wear all day long.  The blue/purple suede strands are a great casual shoe.  I don't understand what everyone has an issue with, last year someone posted a pic of (almost) the same shoe, a blue Alden suede wingtip with a very light natural sole.  Perfect casual shoe for spring/summer and I think they could be dressed up a little more than you would expect as well.

 

In the back, I see what it looks like (from left to right) a cappucinno chukka, a few to the right is a rust colored one, and then the off white ones that I will definitely get for summer.  Are those the Amoks or the Dundees?  Whichever they are, I've tried them both on, super light, super comfortable. 

 

Good eye and I think you are correct. The Dundee is a 3 eye chukka and the Amok has only 2 eyes so looks like several Dundee's in suede. And the cappucinno shell Dundee.

 

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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

where are you all finding the shell daltons? I thought it was a one time thing?

It was. But I do know where a pair of walnut shell Dalton's are at an AE store (or were a few weeks ago) that never sold in 10D if your interested and they fit. Pretty sure they want full list price for them.

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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post

Saw the new Franciscan today in the flesh at the Philadelphia store. Definitely NOT my bag.

On a different note, I was there to pick up my walnut Players which I had sent in to get re-soled. I continue to be nothing but impressed with AE's re-crafting process, and it's a large part of why I buy AE shoes.

 

 

This might be a silly question, but is there still a way to buy a pair of new walnut Players?  I love the look of the walnut wingtip blucher.  I actually really really wanted a pair of the RL Sandersons but missed the boat on that sale and even at the seconds price of $260, they don't have any in my size.  The Players shoe would definitely fill that void for me, but I guess it's discontinued?

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

 

 

This might be a silly question, but is there still a way to buy a pair of new walnut Players?  I love the look of the walnut wingtip blucher.  I actually really really wanted a pair of the RL Sandersons but missed the boat on that sale and even at the seconds price of $260, they don't have any in my size.  The Players shoe would definitely fill that void for me, but I guess it's discontinued?

 

I'd call the Shoebank first.  They may have some 2nds still available.  The next option would be Nordstrom Rack or eBay.

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