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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

So I also got those shell Kenilworths (technically my first shell purchase). The listing said "First Quality - Stamped on Sole Because They Are a Cancelled Special Order", but I'm thinking they were probably seconds. Note the 3 dark blotches on the inside. Also, part of the label on the box was cut out:

















I'm thinking someone custom ordered them, didn't like the blotches, and they became seconds. What are y'all's thoughts? Is there any way to remove these? Do you think I can convince the seller to discount them? Looking for some advice.

You bought them on EBay for pennies. Keep them or return them. Don't be that guy that tries to negotiate a lower price. Trying to remember, didn't you get them for only $300?
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Will I mess up suede if I apply water protectant? I really like how I can run my hand across the grain. You know, the raised strands of fibers.
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I just purchased a pair of Townley's in Brown Shell from the Jefferson store. Total price shipped was $258. Looking forward to getting them here next week. Im also thinking og getting the patriot loafers in Brown Shell. I've been wanting the Alden LHS version forever but you can't find it in Cigar or Ravello and even I could they would be $700+ while the patriots in shell are around $360. Anyone know how these fit?
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Will I mess up suede if I apply water protectant? I really like how I can run my hand across the grain. You know, the raised strands of fibers.

I've used suede protectant on my bright green suede Rancourt boat shoes and on my light denim blue Quoddy camp mods and it doesn't change the "hand" of the suede or the color. It's still feels buttery rich, just protected.

I would have no problem recommending it for your AE suede shoes.
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Will I mess up suede if I apply water protectant? I really like how I can run my hand across the grain. You know, the raised strands of fibers.

It will not mess them up if you use the right spray. I use Bickmore Gard-More which is silicon free. You want to protect your suede and after the fact it is too late IME.

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I just purchased a pair of Townley's in Brown Shell from the Jefferson store. Total price shipped was $258. Looking forward to getting them here next week. Im also thinking og getting the patriot loafers in Brown Shell. I've been wanting the Alden LHS version forever but you can't find it in Cigar or Ravello and even I could they would be $700+ while the patriots in shell are around $360. Anyone know how these fit?

Congrats on the Townley's, and that is one heck of a price! I have the Patriot in brown shell and it is the first loafer that has ever fit me. They have fairly low reviews on the AE website because they are too tight for many people. However that "weakness" is their strength for me. I really like them, a lot. I have a very low volume foot with narrow heel and almost no arches and the Patriot's are perfect for me. I walk out of most all other loafers my heel lifts well above the back of the shoe except for the Patriot. If you have a larger volume foot I could see why they they could be a problem in being too tight.

post #19221 of 46542
I would return those Kenilworth's. They should be taken back pretty easily, given that there was no mention of the problem in the ebay listing.
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

It will not mess them up if you use the right spray. I use Bickmore Gard-More which is silicon free. You want to protect your suede and after the fact it is too late IME.

I just purchased snuff suede players and was looking for a spray to use. Thx for suggesting the above product. I was almost going to order a saphir repelant spray. How often do you apply it?
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Friends, I tried on a pair of Park Avenues today (the only AE shoe in the store I was visiting). I'm thinking of taking advantage of the current sale and picking up a pair of walnut McAllister's... how does the sizing compare? Do they use the same last?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #19224 of 46542
Same last. Sizing should be comparable provided the shoes are the same material (calf or cordovan).
post #19225 of 46542
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Same last. Sizing should be comparable provided the shoes are the same material (calf or cordovan).

Many thanks!

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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Will I mess up suede if I apply water protectant? I really like how I can run my hand across the grain. You know, the raised strands of fibers.

You should use waterproof spray on suede shoes. I don't own any AE suede shoes but I use waterproof spray on my Alden and Carmina suede shoes regularly. The spray doesn't change the feel of the suede at all in my experience.
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

I just purchased a pair of Townley's in Brown Shell from the Jefferson store. Total price shipped was $258. Looking forward to getting them here next week. Im also thinking og getting the patriot loafers in Brown Shell. I've been wanting the Alden LHS version forever but you can't find it in Cigar or Ravello and even I could they would be $700+ while the patriots in shell are around $360. Anyone know how these fit?

I found my 9D shell Patriots to fit about the same as my 8.5D pair of Brooks Brothers/Alden shell LHS. The Patriots started out a bit tighter across the instep, but after a few wears it now feels pretty close to the LHS.
post #19227 of 46542
My current AE shoes and RL by AE -
AE
L-R
Strands, Players, Fift St
Mora, Fift Ave, Grayson

RL
L-R
Singleton , Saunders
Slaton Black, Slaton Burnished tan, Sanderson


Edited by md2010 - 4/21/13 at 4:17am
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^^^. Great collection! Would you mind providing the names for each? tremendous styles.
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My current AE shoes and RL by AE - Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Originally Posted by The_International View Post

^^^. Great collection! Would you mind providing the names for each? tremendous styles.

AE
L-R
Strands, Players, Fift St
Mora, Fift Ave, Grayson

RL
L-R
Singleton , Saunders
Slaton Black, Slaton Burnished tan, Sanderson
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Thanks
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