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Seven total years. Works for a year in commercial real estate. My third week of work in 2008 was when BofA bought Merrill lynch. Put my applications in right after that. Thank you for all the good wishes, gents.

 

I know of some who took forever to pass their bar after graduation - and even one year is becoming the norm . . . So much so, that some were in their 40's before they finally achieve it (California Bar).

 

You were on the ball from 2008.  Good for you!

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Seven total years. Works for a year in commercial real estate. My third week of work in 2008 was when BofA bought Merrill lynch. Put my applications in right after that. Thank you for all the good wishes, gents.

 

Congrats on passing. Great choice of shoes, too. I'll be writing my LSAT in the next month or so and will be on my way towards a career in law.

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Seven total years. Works for a year in commercial real estate. My third week of work in 2008 was when BofA bought Merrill lynch. Put my applications in right after that. Thank you for all the good wishes, gents.

Congrats and good luck! I graduated with my JD 10 years ago this month, then the real work began.
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Thoughts on cronmoks? Ebay has them cheap and I do need a boot/brown shoe. Navy looks nice as well...

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Thoughts on cronmoks? Ebay has them cheap and I do need a boot/brown shoe. Navy looks nice as well...

 

If you like them why do you care what anyone else thinks?

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If you like them why do you care what anyone else thinks?

 

More like hows the quality, fit, comfort, are there better choices for $220? etc...

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Allen Edmonds will NOT do a "re-crafting" on shoes with a "W" branded into them. As for the "double-drill", I have bought quite a few, and if they are "seconds" I can't find them, and I own over 50 pairs. I do own some of the used "double drills" that I bought on ebay. I don't quite buy into the sellers' "to keep them from being exchanged at retailers". Something smells, and it's why I found this forum. Aside from buying direct, you can get fantastic buys from some of the smaller retailers, often a 90% off, barely used, and definitely eligible for re-crafting. As far as American shoes, there's A/E, and everyone else. Some of the shoes, however, are greatly dependent on how your foot fits with the different "lasts". The terminology, shoe care, and everything you need to know about shoes is on allenedmonds.com. PS, I strongly advise buying, and this is VERY IMPORTANT, the proper, high quality cedar shoe trees, and flannel bags to store your shoes in. I buy all my trees and bags from A/E, the cost add up, but it's a false economy to skimp on this issue. If you can't afford it, don't buy it, or save up. I can tell you I learned a very bitter lesson years back, not to be repeated. Another thing thing I highly recommend is reading EVERYTHING that the A/E website has to say about shoe care, they have videos, Q&A's, and a GREAT spreadsheet that you can download that tells you exactly how to care for the majority of their shoes. And most/all of their info is applicable to other brand shoes as well. 

 

One final, important message. It behooves, strongly to really read the section on Cordovans, they are literally a "horse of a different color" as they are made of horse hair. DO NOT treat them as you would regular calf leather! You can ruin them, and they are, as many as you know, VERY EXPENSIVE! Also, regarding "distressed leathers" and suede leathers are also treated differently. Read what they say, and reread and re-watch all their videos before you start shining away! 

 

I said "final" on my last paragraph, but I lied. Something that I had never heard of, but by using the same brushes, rags, etc, will in time change the color of your shoes. I recommend buying the different brushes, marking the colors, and stick to them. The cost will pay for itself, over time. With quality shoes, you need to take a long-term view, because a shoe such as A/E could last you a lifetime. No, I DO NOT work for them in any way, but after being burned by some of the thing listed above, and paying large amounts of money for imported shoes, I've learned the hard way. And as long as the dollar remains weak, I'd stay away from imported good as much as possible. And avoid buying any brand from any "merchant" from Asia. A lot of crap, and a lot of fraud. I'm not talking about large Japanese companies, but of the re-sellers, and owners of companies who do "great knock-offs" until it rains, or time passes..... Hope this helped some. Good luck!

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The Neumok is an awesome shoe.  It's light, comfortable, and breathes well for a leather shoe. The suede option even more so. I have never worn socks with them. 

 

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Anybody have any experience with the Neumok as a summer shoe??

I know it is unlined, but I am curious as to how the shoe "breaths" during warmer months.

I am looking for something that could be worn sockless with khakis/chinos/linen pants.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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Congrats and good luck! I graduated with my JD 10 years ago this month, then the real work began.

 

16 years ago here.

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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

 

Again:  Save it.. where have I at all implied that I am frustrated with any part of my exchange process?  I clearly noted that I have accepted the outcome.  The more important question is why such passive aggressive vitriol has been projected upon my recount of the situation, here?

 

I actually decided to email Paul.  Impressively, I received a response in less than an hour from the man himself; a very busy man to say the least.  As I informed everyone INITIALLY, the exchange simply ISNT POSSIBLE due to the logistics of an already scarce shell resource making reproduction of multiple MTO shell shoes in a very unique size cost prohibitive.  These are the words (essentially) from the horses mouth.  There isnt anything left to be done.  He was very attentive to my inquiry and I feel that he gave me the most honest answer to an already delicate exchange that one could realistically expect.  I thank him for his time, and for expressing interest in delivering resolution to my dilemma.  Things didnt turn out quite as I had hoped, but as always, I leave from my most recent experience with AE's customer service, with nothing but the utmost respect for them, appreciation for their effort, and moreover, an eager anticipation of the arrival of my Shell Cordovan Shoes.

 

Not sure why you edited your response to now accuse myself and the others of "passive aggressive vitriol."  All we've done is respond to your several posts complaining about your difficulties and suggest that you expedite the matter by e-mailing Paul, rather than continue to pursue the questionable methods you have been describing.  Glad to see you finally e-mailed Paul and finally have resolution, even if it is not the ultimate result you wanted.

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Opinions? Got my Vernon seconds last night, wondering if people think this is a serious problem? It's not as noticeable as it seems in the photo, but will something like that be an issue in the longer term?
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Opinions? Got my Vernon seconds last night, wondering if people
think this is a serious problem? It's not as noticeable as it seems in the photo, but will something like that be an issue in the longer term?


Have tried do anything to the leather yet brush Reno etc?
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Have not tried anything yet. I have reno and brushes, but I'm still fairly new at the shoe care game, so I didnt want to do something that would make it look worse. I figured I would get some opinions before i either tired to clean them up a bit, or sent them back for a different pair.
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Originally Posted by rogejo321 View Post



Opinions? Got my Vernon seconds last night, wondering if people think this is a serious problem? It's not as noticeable as it seems in the photo, but will something like that be an issue in the longer term?

 

Tough call, could be why it's seconds. It appears more of a sanded down section than a scuff. Can you tell? It's nice that it's not on the top of the toe, it's not so nice that it's on the outside edge. If it's actual missing leather, I wouldn't keep it.

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Originally Posted by rogejo321 View Post

Have not tried anything yet. I have reno and brushes, but I'm still fairly new at the shoe care game, so I didnt want to do something that would make it look worse. I figured I would get some opinions before i either tired to clean them up a bit, or sent them back for a different pair.

 

It appears they nicked the upper when they were finishing the sole.  It's tough to see how much material was removed, so I'm not sure I or anyone can really speak to any problems this would cause with longevity.  However, from the picture it looks mostly superficial.  For care, I'd start with a wax polish in the same color as the shoe, followed by brushing and a polishing cloth.  

 

I would definitely wear them for a bit on carpet, to see how much stress that area gets when worn - then make the decision whether to return and exchange.  

 

On another note: Inaugural wearing of my burgundy shell Patriots today:

 

 

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