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post #19636 of 47025
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

What's are the ones in the middle?! drool.gif
 Looks like the 0-last, maybe? It's great, whatever it is.




Thanks for posting a "real life" pic; I've been wating to see one. Those look great. Would love to see how they look under pants.

No problem, crazy comfortable out of the box, I should be able to get some additional pics with pants this weekend.
post #19637 of 47025
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Leather or rubber sole?  The Players were dumped on the Rack last Fall and there have been a significant number of Big Sur's there recently in a few different make-ups, including one like you have pictured.

They are leather-soled. I checked out Players and Big Sur, but both are wingtips while these are longwings. Any other ideas are welcome! Thanks for your help.

EDIT: I don't know how I missed this, but the box has the model name: Schautal. I've never even heard of those. Anyone else?
post #19638 of 47025
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Thanks for the encouragement, Doc.  I am due for my exam next month and can't wait.  I have been blessed with great doctors in Montana.  If you ever get here around July, I'll leave the light on for you after the sunset at 10:30 pm :) 

 

That would certainly be pleasant, David. I haven't been to Montana since the summer of 2003, when I worked at St. Mary's Lodge & Resort as a Pizza Chef/Hamburger Griller/Fry Cook/Ice Cream Scooper. Glacier National Park is the most beautiful place I've ever been. I look forward to taking a drive down Going to the Sun Road again one day.

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Always read a lot from here, today really need a post to ask for opinion.

 

Just receive a walnut Strand from AE online for a replace of other defective shoes, it is a first, but the quality of it make me have question.

 

  The left shoe meet my expectation, while the right shoes have some problems.


   The "pattern" on the upper of it seem not match with the left shoe, the cap seem smaller, vamp space seem larger, look like a different size shoe when compare with the left one. Second, the pattern itself also seem a little "rotate", I don't know how to describe it, as you can see it from the photos. The two "lines pattern" on the shoe side should align just above the heel edge under it near equally (near is OK, not asking for perfect), as the left shoe and photo from your website, but the right shoe's heel edge tend to align to different "lines" at inside and outside, in large amount, I think the photo can expand it.

  The other problem concern me is the stitching above the heel area of the right shoe, it look like a mess, and I don't know what happen to it and will it affect the construction. I know it may be the line end point which should have some overlapping of the line, but you can compare it with the left one and other shoes and it seem quite abnormal.

 

 What is your comment?

 

 

cap , vamp unmatch

 

 

 

 

right shoe stitch mess, left shoe seem fine

 

 

 

 

 

 

right shoe heel edge alignment with those 2 "lines pattern" seem quite different

 

 

 

 

 

left shoe heel edge alignment with those 2 "lines pattern" seem uniform

post #19640 of 47025
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Originally Posted by spluto View Post

Always read a lot from here, today really need a post to ask for opinion.

 

Just receive a walnut Strand from AE online for a replace of other defective shoes, it is a first, but the quality of it make me have question.

 

  The left shoe meet my expectation, while the right shoes have some problems.


   The "pattern" on the upper of it seem not match with the left shoe, the cap seem smaller, vamp space seem larger, look like a different size shoe when compare with the left one. Second, the pattern itself also seem a little "rotate", I don't know how to describe it, as you can see it from the photos. The two "lines pattern" on the shoe side should align just above the heel edge under it near equally (near is OK, not asking for perfect), as the left shoe and photo from your website, but the right shoe's heel edge tend to align to different "lines" at inside and outside, in large amount, I think the photo can expand it.

  The other problem concern me is the stitching above the heel area of the right shoe, it look like a mess, and I don't know what happen to it and will it affect the construction. I know it may be the line end point which should have some overlapping of the line, but you can compare it with the left one and other shoes and it seem quite abnormal.

 

 What is your comment?

 

 

cap , vamp unmatch

 

 

 

 

right shoe stitch mess, left shoe seem fine

 

 

 

 

 

 

right shoe heel edge alignment with those 2 "lines pattern" seem quite different

 

 

 

 

 

left shoe heel edge alignment with those 2 "lines pattern" seem uniform

 

I'm not really seeing a problem here, except for that heel thing.  If you can live with that, I say keep em and enjoy.  I think they look pretty good.

post #19641 of 47025
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

Interesting thought. The #1 last seems as if it was designed for my foot. It fits me so damn well that my burgundy shell Leeds get a lot of use in my rotation, much more than the shell MacNeil. The shoe that I keep going back to is the Leeds in that dark brown shell, the same color as the recent Townley's.

Would that makeup simply be a standard custom shoe order?

Yes it would be. And I understand exactly what you are saying although I don't know how the MacNeil fits the 1 last fits me pretty darn well too which is why I did what your thinking about. Outdoors:

Inside:

 

 

And when you do a custom shoe you also get your choice of soles. I went with the natural thinking if I didn't like it easy enough to darken it. And I likely will with chili.

 

Cambridge (old burgundy shell) today:

post #19642 of 47025
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

I called the Jefferson, Ohio store tonight and they only had a 6 and 6.5 left in the Shell Townley's frown.gif

I'd really like to get a pair if I can. Anyone know of any other sources and/or stores that might have an 11.5D in the brown shell Townley's? Or am I SOL?

They were a special make up so I think you're SOL. You can probably get them made up at the regular price though.
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Thank you to everybody who replied to my shoe conundrum! Now I've narrowed it down to the Rapid City, the Kenilworth, and... dare I say it... the Webgem saddle shoe that was posted earlier. I kinda dig the blue saddle contrasting with the brown last. Can I get some more opinions on this shoe?

 

 

I wasn't planning on buying until mid-May (end-of-semester gift to myself), and at that point the sale on the other shoes will be over whereas these Webgems are listed at $199 through the end of May. That's another selling point for me. Does AE have sales frequently?

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Originally Posted by AZsundevil View Post

Thank you to everybody who replied to my shoe conundrum! Now I've narrowed it down to the Rapid City, the Kenilworth, and... dare I say it... the Webgem saddle shoe that was posted earlier. I kinda dig the blue saddle contrasting with the brown last. Can I get some more opinions on this shoe?



I wasn't planning on buying until mid-May (end-of-semester gift to myself), and at that point the sale on the other shoes will be over whereas these Webgems are listed at $199 through the end of May. That's another selling point for me. Does AE have sales frequently?

^ don't get that webgem. the less money you have and the fewer shoes you have, the more crucial it is that whatever you get is as versatile as possible. that saddle shoe might be a nice shoe to have as your fifth, tenth, or twentieth pair of shoes, but i would absolutely not recommend getting it as your first pair.

kenilworth: it's kind of a dressy shoe. i personally wouldn't wear it with jeans. i know you said you wanted sleek, but some shoes are too sleek to look good with casual clothes. this is a personal decision.

rapid city: it's pretty casual and would go great with jeans and khakis, but as you said, it's not very sleek.

other good, first timer versatile shoes:

- leeds in anything but black
- dalton in anything but black
- blucher wingtips such as the macneil.
- chukkas (not sure if AE makes them in anything but suede, which you said would be too casual)
- Rawlins in dark brown (it's similar to the Kenilworth but is on the #8 last); only seen it once at Nord Rack, but it's a great looking shoe

things not to get:
- anything black
- anything in a balmoral (aka oxford) style. too dressy. when you need a dress shoe, you'll know it. (possible exception: AE strand in walnut)
- anything that looks fun or eye catching. you want something that you can wear all the time and will just blend in.
Edited by mexicutioner - 4/24/13 at 11:41am
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So I just got my first per of AE's. I got McTavish seconds in 7E. Unfortunately, they a too long and a bit roomy width-wise. I'm thinking of switching to a 6.5E, how much tighter in width would they be?
A side note, CS told me I have to pay for return shipping on second , but I've seen mention here that some have gotten free returns on shipping. Anyone know anything about that?
Edited by jd13jd13 - 4/24/13 at 11:51am
post #19646 of 47025
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Originally Posted by AZsundevil View Post

Thank you to everybody who replied to my shoe conundrum! Now I've narrowed it down to the Rapid City, the Kenilworth, and... dare I say it... the Webgem saddle shoe that was posted earlier. I kinda dig the blue saddle contrasting with the brown last. Can I get some more opinions on this shoe?



I wasn't planning on buying until mid-May (end-of-semester gift to myself), and at that point the sale on the other shoes will be over whereas these Webgems are listed at $199 through the end of May. That's another selling point for me. Does AE have sales frequently?

it seems like they have sales on a semi-regular basis. You can also look into purchasing factory seconds as well, which are always discounted compared to the regular prices on the website for first quality. Keep in mind though that the availability of your choice of shoe in your correct size could be hit or miss (ie they may not have any Rapid City/Kenilworth in your shoe size/color at the time you want to purchase).
post #19647 of 47025
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

I think the understanding is that if they can do it, they would. So if you have some custom idea you'd like to pursue, you can email Paul, and his people will get back to you regarding its feasibility.

 

Interesting. Appreciate the reply.

 

 

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No problem, crazy comfortable out of the box, I should be able to get some additional pics with pants this weekend.

 

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post #19648 of 47025
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post


^ don't get that webgem. the less money you have and the fewer shoes you have, the more crucial it is that whatever you get is as versatile as possible. that saddle shoe might be a nice shoe to have as your fifth, tenth, or twentieth pair of shoes, but i would absolutely not recommend getting it as your first pair.

kenilworth: it's kind of a dressy shoe. i personally wouldn't wear it with jeans. i know you said you wanted sleek, but some shoes are too sleek to look good with casual clothes. this is a personal decision.

rapid city: it's pretty casual and would go great with jeans and khakis, but as you said, it's not very sleek.

other good, first timer versatile shoes:

- leeds in anything but black
- dalton in anything but black
- blucher wingtips such as the macneil.

things not to get:
- anything black
- anything in a balmoral (aka oxford) style. too dressy. when you need a dress shoe, you'll know it. (possible exception: AE strand in walnut)
- anything that looks fun or eye catching. you want something that you can wear all the time and will just blend in.

 

While I don't agree with everything here, I think there is alot of wisdom to what mexicutioner has said.  Initially, you said that the McAllister may be a bit too flashy, but it isn't nearly as flashy as the blue Webgem you are looking at.  Starting off in a career, you probably don't want your first impression the simply be "the guy with the bright blue shoes."  Something more conservative and utilitarian is much safer and more versatile.  The only thing that I disagree with is the sweeping exclusion of anything balmoral.  There are several balmorals that are perfectly fine for what you are aiming at.  Heck, even the blue Webgem is a balmoral, and it surely isn't dressy.  In fact, balmoral construction can take an otherwise very casual shoe and dress it up just enough to make it work with business casual.  Allen Edmonds runs sales very frequently, and since you live near a factory seconds store, you will have access to shoes on sale regularly.  I wouldn't get a pair of shoes that isn't really what you need simply because it is a little bit cheaper in the moment.  These shoes will last you a long long time, and you will forget about the extra $25 or $50 you spent to make sure you have what you really need in no time. 

post #19649 of 47025
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Originally Posted by jd13jd13 View Post

So I just got my first per of AE's. I got McTavish seconds in 7E. Unfortunately, they a too long and a bit roomy width-wise. I'm thinking of switching to a 6E, how much tighter in width would they be?
A side note, CS told me I have to pay for return shipping on second , but I've seen mention here that some have gotten free returns on shipping. Anyone know anything about that?

Why not 6.5E?

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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

Why not 6.5E?
That's what I meant, edited.
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