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post #19246 of 53407
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Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post

Quick question on fit for balmorals. 

Are the uppers supposed to be laced completely shut so the edges are together?  My insteps are way too prominent for this to happen with any semblance of comfort. 

I have seen photos of both, for example:






versus




Clearly the first photo's fit looks a lot clearner, just wondering if the second photo's fit is a big no-no.

I have a high instep and none of my shoes tough edges. If the edges touched, my foot would be swimming in the shoes.

I don't have a problem with it - I figure that's what the tongue is for.

Chris
post #19247 of 53407
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

those chilli daltons look tempting.  does chilli, vary enough from walnut to warrant owning both?

I'm surprised no one has answered this. I too am interested in the chili Dalton since the special color is only available during this sale. I already missed the bourbon and walnut shell versions last year.
post #19248 of 53407
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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

Does anyone have pictures of broken-in shell cordovan Bradleys?  I'm thinking of picking up a pair and curious how they look with wear.  Also, it seems like some pairs of Bradleys have a flat-stitched split toe, whereas others have a raised-stitched split toe.  Is there any consistency to this?

These are Bradley's that i've had for almost 2 years.
Mine have the raised stitching. I would assume that all the shell versions would have this.

http://imageshack.us/a/img155/4418/******g.jpg

I've tried several times to get this pic to work but the link keeps getting broken. Sorry about that.
post #19249 of 53407
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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

Does anyone have pictures of broken-in shell cordovan Bradleys?  I'm thinking of picking up a pair and curious how they look with wear.  Also, it seems like some pairs of Bradleys have a flat-stitched split toe, whereas others have a raised-stitched split toe.  Is there any consistency to this?

Here's a picture of my 2 years old burgundy shell Bradleys:



The Bradley is a Norwegian Split Toe, and I thought these type of shoes should have raised stitching for the apron and split tow. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a pair that has flat stitching.
post #19250 of 53407
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

These are Bradley's that i've had for almost 2 years.
Mine have the raised stitching. I would assume that all the shell versions would have this.

http://imageshack.us/a/img155/4418/******g.jpg

I've tried several times to get this pic to work but the link keeps getting broken. Sorry about that.

What is the name of the file? It looks to be censored...
post #19251 of 53407
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

$375, actually. Not trying to be "that guy", but I believe the seller was likely dishonest when he said they were firsts. Does anyone know if AE marks the soles in any other conditions than seconds as he claimed?

Regarding the blotches, does anyone know what causes this? Were they improperly dyed in the first place, or did something get on them? Regardless of the origin, do you think there's any chance of removing them?

You absolutely have the right to return if the pictures did not reveal the spots. And you should get your shipping refunded as well. What you should not do, though, is threaten negative feedback regarding lack of accurate pictures as part of a negotiation to get a lower price. That's why I said keep them or return them.
post #19252 of 53407
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

You absolutely have the right to return if the pictures did not reveal the spots. And you should get your shipping refunded as well. What you should not do, though, is threaten negative feedback regarding lack of accurate pictures as part of a negotiation to get a lower price. That's why I said keep them or return them.

 

I certainly didn't mean to imply I would threaten anyone...

post #19253 of 53407
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Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post

Quick question on fit for balmorals. 

Are the uppers supposed to be laced completely shut so the edges are together?  My insteps are way too prominent for this to happen with any semblance of comfort. 

I have seen photos of both, for example:
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versus
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Clearly the first photo's fit looks a lot clearner, just wondering if the second photo's fit is a big no-no.

I have a high instep, too, and I can't get a good fit with any shoes that close completely. Mine are similar to yours in the second picture. I agree with Chris, above.

I know the general consensus is to have the laces completely closed, but none of my shoes do. But I actually think the slight V look looks good. Also, my dress oxfords have the tongue sewn to one side, to make sure it stays in place. I think this is exactly because it sometimes shows and should be properly aligned. All in all, yours look fine to me, and I wouldn't sweat. My opinion...
post #19254 of 53407
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

those chilli daltons look tempting.  does chilli, vary enough from walnut to warrant owning both?

Yes. They vary quite a lot.
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post #19256 of 53407
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Originally Posted by calidist View Post

Does anyone have pictures of broken-in shell cordovan Bradleys?  I'm thinking of picking up a pair and curious how they look with wear.  Also, it seems like some pairs of Bradleys have a flat-stitched split toe, whereas others have a raised-stitched split toe.  Is there any consistency to this?

 

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post #19257 of 53407
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

 

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Very nice.

post #19258 of 53407
Those are nice. I wasn't even really aware they existed. I guess that's another one for the list.
post #19259 of 53407
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post


Here's a picture of my 2 years old burgundy shell Bradleys:



The Bradley is a Norwegian Split Toe, and I thought these type of shoes should have raised stitching for the apron and split tow. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a pair that has flat stitching.

 

Thanks!  Perhaps my terminology is inaccurate.  The stichting looks different to me between the shell and calf versions.  The shell version (http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF2291_1_40000000001_-1) seems to have a ridge on the top of the stitching, whereas the calf version (http://www.allenedmonds.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producti_SF2201_1_40000000001_-1) seems to be more flat.  

post #19260 of 53407
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Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post

Quick question on fit for balmorals. 

 

Are the uppers supposed to be laced completely shut so the edges are together?  My insteps are way too prominent for this to happen with any semblance of comfort. 

 

I have seen photos of both, for example:

 

 

 

 

versus

 

 

Clearly the first photo's fit looks a lot clearner, just wondering if the second photo's fit is a big no-no.

The top pair are too wide, lace is too closed.  Bottom pair is too narrow.    If you have a steep instep, try bluchers.

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