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Maiden voyage with my brown Lasalles.
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Does anybody knife if the eyelets on Neumoks are supposed to be perfectly aligned? I'm looking at the reds and blues, and I notice on the red ones they're almost perfect but on the blue ones they're off by about a millimeter, so they slope slightly towards the outside. It's on both shoes though and they're perfectly symmetrical, so I can't tell whether it's intentional. Maybe I'm just really anal but it strikes me as odd if it's intentional given that they're bar-laced in the official photos.

It's most obvious when they're tight/close together:

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A little less obvious when spaced:

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Does anybody knife if the eyelets on Neumoks are supposed to be perfectly aligned? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm looking at the reds and blues, and I notice on the red ones they're almost perfect but on the blue ones they're off by about a millimeter, so they slope slightly towards the outside. It's on both shoes though and they're perfectly symmetrical, so I can't tell whether it's intentional. Maybe I'm just really anal but it strikes me as odd if it's intentional given that they're bar-laced in the official photos.

It's most obvious when they're tight/close together:

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A little less obvious when spaced:

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I would guess that they're supposed to line up and any difference is unintentional (e.g., sometime the heel stacks are not cleanly parallel); however, I honestly would not have even noticed this if on my shoes since they are so subtle.
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biggrin.gif Sadly if AE did not stop making shoes on the 0 last I might not have needed to look for another brand for smart shoes.

I remember trying them on some time ago and was comfortable TTS (albeit expecting more of a roomier fit since they are bluchers).

On another note, anyone know if an AE company sale at the end of the month? My fiance's father is flying in and I wanted to pick him up a pair of shoes.

 

I was in an AE Full-Retail store this past weekend and they told me there wasn't a Memorial Day sale going on. Not sure if they were just saying that to make me buy something then, or if thats the truth.

 

I told them I knew the Shoebanks were having a sale, but the SA continued to say they were not having one.

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Thanks. In most cases I'd agree but I think because of the red it jumps out at me a bit. Fortunately the symmetry makes it work for me. Maybe it's unintentional and they just do a good job of matching them in pairs.
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I was in an AE Full-Retail store this past weekend and they told me there wasn't a Memorial Day sale going on. Not sure if they were just saying that to make me buy something then, or if thats the truth.

 

I told them I knew the Shoebanks were having a sale, but the SA continued to say they were not having one.

The outlet stores and the AE retail stores are not the same and have different sales.  The SA was telling you the truth for AE retail stores and likely had no clue the outlets have a sale on seconds.

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The Elgin and the McTavish are known to be about half a size bigger than other 5-lasted shoes. I'm a 9D on most AE models, but bought a 8.5D Elgin when I tried it in the AE store. I believe sizing down by half on the Elgin and McTavish is more or less the consensus on this thread.

If it's the BB Elgin with the poron insole, it might be a different story though. I'm not sure about that one.

 

Same here. 10D in both 1 and 5 last but my Elgin and McTavish are 9.5D which fit me best for those shoes. Not sure about the BB ones either I have not figured that one out.

 

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I second masernaut - I use AE cleaner / conditioner and then polish before wearing. Probably not necessary, but it gives me a chance to look the shoes over before wearing.

Chris

 

I'll third that. And like MWS said the other day AE shoe care products are a great value for the money. There is nothing wrong with AE cleaner\conditioner for calf.

 

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Maiden voyage with my brown Lasalles.

Nice! And have a safe journey :-)

 

Maiden voyage with my Townley's today. Early morning start so no bright sun to highlight them. But haze gray brown and underway anyhow:

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Nice! And have a safe journey :-)

 

Maiden voyage with my Townley's today. Early morning start so no bright sun to highlight them. But haze gray brown and underway anyhow:

 

Beautiful shoes!

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Can anyone comment on the brown grain Malvern? Id like a chukka and got really excited when I looked up the model, but then I realized the seconds sale is only for the brown grain model, whereas the standard brown is the decidedly better looking one :( why do manufacturers even bother with grain? Isnt it just an embossed pattern?

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Can anyone comment on the brown grain Malvern? Id like a chukka and got really excited when I looked up the model, but then I realized the seconds sale is only for the brown grain model, whereas the standard brown is the decidedly better looking one frown.gif why do manufacturers even bother with grain? Isnt it just an embossed pattern?

I personally like the look for more casual boots and shoes.
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^

You can check to see if the Shoe Bank has the Ralph Lauren Saunders in your size. It's a two (or three?) eye chukka that comes in tan, brown, black and suede.

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Checked in for stuff in my size at the shoe bank--seems there's an additional 15% off right now.

 

Snagged seconds in Macneil, Kenilworth (not optimistic about these), Rapid City, and Black Hills, just to mix it up in business casual. Fingers crossed. Shirley answered and was extremely helpful.

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Like these! RL Saunders w/2 eyes. Off the bay with tiny flaw...love them!
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Like these! RL Saunders w/2 eyes. Off the bay with tiny flaw...love them!

Curious how these fit? Are they narrow or roomy? Any need to size up compare to other AE shoes?
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As I mentioned a few posts ago, I'm looking to pick up a pair of Sheltons. I've bought two other pair of AE in the past month so I need to try and save a little money on this one. I'm disappointed because I think they were a webgem not too long ago but that's gone, so...

 

The outlet has one in my size and based on the list they sent they are going for $228. I believe that's 15% off the normal $269 price. Does that sound about right for these shoes? I can pick them up on Amazon for (which are firsts) for $276 because I have a 20% coupon for signing up for their mailing list. I assume the outlet will charge me tax so I'm only looking at about $34 to get firsts over seconds.

 

Am I missing an opportunity to get these (or any AE shoe) cheaper somewhere that I don't know about? I checked the B&S area of these forums.

 

Thanks.

 

I, too, have some Shelton seconds on the way. Firsts are $345 and seconds are usually $269. This is the standard ~22% off for seconds. With 15% off for the Memorial Day Sale, they'd be $228.65 pretax.

 

However, seconds for the Brooks Brothers versions of the Shelton (or any other BB shoe) are currently only $159 pretax, so that's what I got. It looks like BB Sheltons are usually $199 unless they're the Tan Saddle version (same leather as the "Tan Saddle Waxy Leather" Elgin) which go for $179.

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