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In other words, we need to start eating more horse meat.  Steak du cheval anyone?

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

They told me that for a custom color/one off Shell Cordovan pair for SF members, the price is $595, and we will not be charged the custom fees that would normally occur. Which I believe is $125-$150. So, I am paying retail for the shoe, but saving the custom cost. I suppose not a bad deal for a custom pair of Shell Cordovan.

Not a bad deal?!?!  That's an amazing deal.  Are you leaning any direction for what you may want to have made?

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 What do you think about a Flatiron (http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF1103_1_40000000001_-1)in Color 8?  The shell Kenilworth pictures posted a week or so ago looked great.  I might hop on the custom offer.

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I went TTS on the Sandersons. They are a little bit narrower than other AE lasts of the same size, but after a few wears they feel fine.

Thanks!  Any idea if it is on a custom last?  Sounds like it is maybe on or close to the 5 last?

People speculated that the RL last is similar to the 2 last. I don't own any 2 lasted shoes so I can't say for sure, but I don't think it's all that similar to the 5 last, at least not my 5 lasted shoes (Elgin & Neumok).
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People speculated that the RL last is similar to the 2 last. I don't own any 2 lasted shoes so I can't say for sure, but I don't think it's all that similar to the 5 last, at least not my 5 lasted shoes (Elgin & Neumok).

 

That makes sense given your description.  Sadly, the 2 last is the worst fitting last for my feet.

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The shell Kenilworth pictures posted a week or so ago looked great.  I might hop on the custom offer.

 

Yeah, I'm contemplating returning the ones I got with the blotches for $379 and paying the $200 more for firsts through a custom offer. It's also possible I should size down from 8.5D to 8E, but I'm unsure without trying on both. Wish Nordstrom had E widths I could try on.

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

I took advantage of Mr. Grangaard's post a couple weeks back and have been in communication with him/AE on getting a special color of Shell Cordovan in a pair of McNeils or William Williams, a longwing. Not sure which I am going to get yet. They are sending me swatches of what colors they have available... $$$

 

Your thoughts were similar to mine.  I would like the AE version of the Alden Longwing Blucher in cigar.

 

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Trying to picture the MacNeil didn't quite get me there.  Maybe a shell version of the Larchmont with a reverse welt double sole?  The 333 last fits me great.  Does anyone else have an idea?

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Yeah, I'm contemplating returning the ones I got with the blotches for $379 and paying the $200 more for firsts through a custom offer. It's also possible I should size down from 8.5D to 8E, but I'm unsure without trying on both. Wish Nordstrom had E widths I could try on.

 

As you probably know, many people go a half size down in size and a letter size up in width with the 5 last.  I go a full size down and two letters up in width (7.5EEE compared to 8.5E on other more TTS-fitting AE lasts).

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Did you inquire what shades of cordovan are available?

I'd imagine anything Horween offers as long as you're willing to wait if need be. 

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A few days back I was asking if the Aberdeens that I bought off of eBay might fit. They are a 10B and fit pretty well. I am wearing a 10C in my Strands and AE 5ths. I think the soft leather allows for a little more comfort. I could possible go a little longer but I think wider would have been a problem. I really like the look for a casual shoe with jeans and khakis. Here's a picture before I added some conditioner which took care of a any discoloration. I think I got a fabulous deal for $79 including shipping as they look brand new. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

My eyes.

 

My friend, it sounds like it's time for a visit to your local optometrist wink.gif

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

In other words, we need to start eating more horse meat.  Steak du cheval anyone?

 

Eat up!  Filet de Chevaline.  We need a new name to get more market uptake.  Perhaps 'fragrant lean meat' to paraphrase Chinese...for dog.

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Is this really just Color 8 or actually some custom dyed color: http://shop.freemanssportingclub.com/products/ae-x-fsc-kenilworth?  They call it "cherry" cordovan.

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Thanks for finding and posting that kentyman!

 

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

I took advantage of Mr. Grangaard's post a couple weeks back and have been in communication with him/AE on getting a special color of Shell Cordovan in a pair of McNeils or William Williams, a longwing. Not sure which I am going to get yet. They are sending me swatches of what colors they have available... $$$

My first thought was the same as yours and dancingbear. I still do not own a LWB shog[1].gif But not sure how the 7 last fits me. The 8 last just does not fit me at all despite several people saying it is their best fitting last. So I was afraid to take a chance. If I thought it did then I would have the MacNeil made in Dark Brown shell which from what someone said the other day is almost identical to Alden Cigar. But I want to get the MacNeil in burgundy shell first.

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Did you inquire what shades of cordovan are available?

Yes and they have some walnut and cappuccino but very limited and no more available at this time. And of course the standard burgundy, brown, and black are available. When she said that she would send me a swatch of walnut and cappuccino I told her there was no need to as I still had the one she sent from last July. But they want each of us to know exactly what the color will look like because of the variations that exist in these more exotic colors. They will cut a piece out of a hide to send us and mark the hide to match so that when you get your shoes it will be an identical match. One of the things I like about AE is the attention to detail which helps in customer satisfaction IMO.

All 3 boots and shoes from Left to Right are walnut shell. But you can see the difference in color between them. Time plays a roll in color too as the lighter shell ages it tends to darken IME.

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In other words, we need to start eating more horse meat.  Steak du cheval anyone?

nod[1].gif Yes please!

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Can some people help me decide what to get? I own a black PA, dark brown Meermin balmoral semi-brogue, and brown Meermin double monk. I like all 3. I am looking to get a blucher (probably wingtip) and later on in the year a boot (most likely the Dalton). After that, I may get 1 pair of burgundy shoes. And that's it. I don't plan on buying more shoes for years. I started lurking SF in 2011 and I've only purchased those 3 shoes so far so trust me when I say I am patient and not trigger-happy with my wallet. I just want to have my bases covered at an affordable cost.

I work in a business casual environment and would like, in order of importance, for my shoes to pair with: 1. slacks/wool pants 2. jeans 3. suits 4. chinos. For my next shoe I was thinking of getting the Walnut Player (Shoebank has 1 left in my size as of today). I only want 1 walnut shoe. So considering that I plan on getting the Dalton in the future, would that be a better choice for my walnut shoe? I just don't see walnut as being very versatile but it would help to have a tan shoe in my wardrobe. I know the walnut Strand is considered one of the best AE shoes but I don't want to get another balmoral.

KTown, great strategy.

I would also vote for the Players in walnut - to me, it is the best looking walnut calf shoe. However, be aware that it runs very narrow, as it on the 2 last. Plan on possibly having to return them if they don't fit.
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