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post #22186 of 46492
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

So, being one state over from AE headquarters means my "Paul Grangaard" MTO arrived today. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif I went for a pair of Kenilworths in walnut shell and I think it came out pretty good. I specified some poron insoles and was a bit worried that it might affect the fit, but thankfully the shoe fits fine and not all that different from the try-on sample the ladies at AE sent me to verify my Kenilworth size.

The walnut shell color looks great, and ever slightly lighter than another pair of shell PTB's I recently received that came out much lighter than it was supposed to. So I now have two pairs of tan/dark tan colored shell PTB's at my disposal. The Kenilworths will serve as the blobby pair (check the pictures below wink.gif).

Overall, I'm very happy with the MTO experience with AE and I'd like to thank Mr. Grangaard for the nice offer to the SF community.

Onto some quick pics:







Compared with the aforementioned other pair of shell PTB's, which is Carmina. The 5-last doesn't look so sleek anymore, which is OK here. It would be kind of difficult to justify two pairs of sleek PTBs in almost the same color.





I hope you guys enjoy the pics. Now let's see some more MTO's as they get shipped!

Those Kenilworth's look great.  What last is the Carmina PTB and is that saddle shell?  If os how does it compare in person to the Walnut?

Thanks very much!!

post #22187 of 46492
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

I would like to think that I am not a compulsive shoe buyer, I have a very well laid out plan at least for shell. But even with that the "want" list it is still fairly long. I sure hope that there is no support group outside of SF! It might interfere with my goals.

I store mine in the closet on shoe racks that I custom built without bags on them. Well 2 closets actually. I am a visual person and need to see them to decide what to wear and admit that I like the smell of cordovan filling the room too. Yes dust does build up on them and I used to keep a brush to brush them off before wearing until I noticed how much dust filled the air sometimes. Now I use a dust mitt. Light will darken light shell and lighten dark shell so putting them in bags would actually be a good idea. However I figure in time it would happen anyways.

 

Come on, admit it.  Did this sentence cause anyone else to imagine a Robert Duvall/Apocalypse Now version of Cold Iron saying, "I love the smell of cordovan in the morning" while flying in on a chopper?

post #22188 of 46492
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Originally Posted by Calikid View Post

Those Kenilworth's look great.  What last is the Carmina PTB and is that saddle shell?  If os how does it compare in person to the Walnut?

Thanks very much!!

 

Curious about this as well.  My guess is Robert last as the toe box looks a little narrower than my Forest last shoes.  By the way, I think that picture reinforces what a great shoe the Kenilworth is. 

post #22189 of 46492
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

Come on, admit it.  Did this sentence cause anyone else to imagine a Robert Duvall/Apocalypse Now version of Cold Iron saying, "I love the smell of cordovan in the morning" while flying in on a chopper?

"Smell that? You smell that?
 

"What?
 

"Cordovan, son. Nothing in the world smells like that.

"I love the smell of cordovan in the morning.

 

"You know, one time we laid our Remington sights on a buck herd, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up.  We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' carcass. But the smell from our boots, you know that cordovan smell, permeated the whole hill.   Smelled like... victory."


Edited by David Copeland - 5/29/13 at 11:07am
post #22190 of 46492
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

"Smell that? You smell that?
 

"What?
 

"Cordovan, son. Nothing in the world smells like that.

"I love the smell of cordovan in the morning.

 

"You know, one time we had a laid Remington sights on a buck herd, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up.  We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' carcass. But the smell from our boots, you know that cordovan smell, permeated the whole hill.   Smelled like... victory."

 

LOL

post #22191 of 46492
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

Not sure if anyone else notices this...

Over the last few months, I purchased a pair of Ridgeway, McTavish, and McAllister each.

What I noticed is that while all 3 are built on the same last, the Ridgeway actually have a pointier toe profile.

I try to show that in the below pic, but it does not represent what I see IRL.

 

 

I notice what you are referencing, but have a strong feeling that the Ridgeway stands out more because the welt is much longer than the other two shoes.

 

Maybe its just an optical illusion.

post #22192 of 46492
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post


Lucky for most of us...we'll get that "all your shoes look alike"! That makes it easier to slip one past the goalie bigstar%5B1%5D.gif

I do this with fly rods... at some point there are so many my wife can't tell when a new one comes home smile.gif
post #22193 of 46492
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Originally Posted by david 112358 View Post

I do this with fly rods... at some point there are so many my wife can't tell when a new one comes home smile.gif
LOL this would be an intriguing sub-thread: ways we all get shoes bought/shipped without alerting the spouse! Freakin' hilarious.... J
post #22194 of 46492
tried on a pair of hinsdales at Nordstrom rack today. they fit well but the leather is really stiff. I'm assuming that's because of the "cobbler" leather.


I didn't really care for the shoe, and they were $100 more than the AE outlet.


I believe it's the same last as the Clifton, so I'm pretty sure that will fit now once I get around to ordering a pair of those
post #22195 of 46492

Wanted to share the link below with everyone.

 

Ebay has the Walnut Carlsbad Loafer on sale for $176! A great deal that regrettably I must pass up… hopefully they will be around after my wedding in June.

 

Sizes available- 7, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, and 12. All in D width

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Mens-Carlsbad-Walnut-Brown-Slip-On-Casual-Loafers-Dress-Shoes-/360592855082?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&var=&hash=item53f502502a

 

Hope someone jumps on these! Would love to see some pics.

post #22196 of 46492
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

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Originally Posted by Calikid View Post

Those Kenilworth's look great.  What last is the Carmina PTB and is that saddle shell?  If os how does it compare in person to the Walnut?
Thanks very much!!

Curious about this as well.  My guess is Robert last as the toe box looks a little narrower than my Forest last shoes.  By the way, I think that picture reinforces what a great shoe the Kenilworth is. 

The Carmina PTBs are on the Rain last. The color is actually cognac (supposed to be similar to Alden's cigar) that came out quite a bit lighter than I thought when I placed the order. However, I think the color looks pretty great and I quickly got over the initial slight disappointment that it was similar to the walnut shell color. Compared to the walnut shell, it is a little bit darker and have more red/orange. The walnut shell has a bit more yellow in it. They look pretty similar but different enough when placed side by side. I really am very happy with both.
post #22197 of 46492
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Wanted to share the link below with everyone.

 

Ebay has the Walnut Carlsbad Loafer on sale for $176! A great deal that regrettably I must pass up… hopefully they will be around after my wedding in June.

 

Sizes available- 7, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, and 12. All in D width

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Mens-Carlsbad-Walnut-Brown-Slip-On-Casual-Loafers-Dress-Shoes-/360592855082?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&var=&hash=item53f502502a

 

Hope someone jumps on these! Would love to see some pics.

im not a big fan of woven leather, but good looking out for all the AE fans. Buy all your shoes and toys now before you get married, so you don't have to hear it from your future wife.

post #22198 of 46492
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Originally Posted by rickrone View Post

im not a big fan of woven leather, but good looking out for all the AE fans. Buy all your shoes and toys now before you get married, so you don't have to hear it from your future wife.

 

Really? I thought the woven leather looked pretty good, although I haven't seen it in person.

 

Yeah, I know what you mean. But at the same time I feel bad buying some new shoes when we have a wedding to take care of.

post #22199 of 46492
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Originally Posted by pudman43 View Post


LOL this would be an intriguing sub-thread: ways we all get shoes bought/shipped without alerting the spouse! Freakin' hilarious.... J

 

I was at Nordstrom Rack recently and a man who was alone looking at a shelf near me picked up a pair of shoes and expressed, "Oooooh" to himself in that I-can't-believe-I-just-found-a-shoe-I-like-in-my-size-at-such-an-amazing-price sound. I turned and said, "Found something, eh?" He said, "Yea, now I just need to leave it in the bag in my car overnight and take it in the house when my wife isn't home". I guess we all read the same playbook.

post #22200 of 46492
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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

I was at Nordstrom Rack recently and a man who was alone looking at a shelf near me picked up a pair of shoes and expressed, "Oooooh" to himself in that I-can't-believe-I-just-found-a-shoe-I-like-in-my-size-at-such-an-amazing-price sound. I turned and said, "Found something, eh?" He said, "Yea, now I just need to leave it in the bag in my car overnight and take it in the house when my wife isn't home". I guess we all read the same playbook.
haha that's funny, guilty as sin here
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