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Here are some pics of my humble AE collection. Sorry for the weird angles. Clifton, Park Avenue, Rutledge, Montecito.

 

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Originally Posted by thecooldude33 View Post

Here are some pics of my humble AE collection. Sorry for the weird angles. Clifton, Park Avenue, Rutledge, Montecito.

 

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They all look great. Love the Walnut Rutledges. Question- is there a reason you use the Mens Warehouse trees in your loafers?

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Never seen a thread with so many questions about brands of shoe trees...
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I received my first two ever "seconds" today from the Shoe Bank. I think I'm quite pleased but just had a few questions and would appreciate your opinions.

 

The Elgins look great and considering AE no longer sells them and I don't see them on BB's site anymore, I'm happy at $179. I can see why they are seconds but none of the flaws bother me or can't be cured with a few minutes of care. I got the same size as I take in the McAllister - 7.5E. Some have said that the "rough" collection of leather run a bit large and these seem to hold true to that. However, my problem has always been that my left is 1/2 larger than my right. So, in the McAllister my left is a little snug and the right is perfect. In the Elgin my left is perfect and my right may be slightly loose. My question is this... in looking at the picture below, you can see that the laces are very close together on the right shoe. Once this shoe breaks in should I worry that I won't be able to tighten them enough. What's others' experience with shoes in general when they fit like this out of the box?

 

 

The Sheltons I also received today seem to clearly be a case of someone buying them, wearing them around the house for a few hours and then returning them. There are creases across both vamps and the bottoms are slightly roughed up. I guess the upside is that they appear to be "firsts" that only became "seconds" because they were returned. I can't see anything at all wrong with them. The downside is I'm wondering since they are already creased if now they won't crease on my lines and either be uncomfortable or have weird extra creases. Should I worry about that? Is it normal for "seconds" to be pre-owned or are they typically just flawed in some other way?

 

Thanks!

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Never seen a thread with so many questions about brands of shoe trees...

Shoe trees are said to be the number one shoe care accessory to purchase. It's ok to ask questions, want to make sure you get it right.

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

 

They all look great. Love the Walnut Rutledges. Question- is there a reason you use the Mens Warehouse trees in your loafers?

Not really, I had them previously and didn't feel like getting more AE trees. Maybe I'll switch them out to some AE trees at some point in the future, but there really isn't any reason. They get the job done. And yeah, the Walnut Rutledges are pretty awesome. Probably my favorite AE shoe. 

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Speaking of eBay a couple of the fall release boots are out there now in 9D. Including the Gwinnett which is going to be part of the Independence Collection

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-UNRELEASED-STYLE-Allen-Edmonds-Independence-Gwinnett-9D-/290920880305?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item43bc3c58b1

 

 

Thanks for finding this and posting, CI.  Very interesting, as I just received my Webgem Daltons today and the color isn't too dissimilar.  I'm very happy with my Webgem Daltons and am Mac Method breaking them in already.  The above (Gwinnett) appear to be just like a Dalton except it's a medallion PCT rather than a WT.  And I might hazard a guess that's it's on the 5-last rather than the 1-last.

 

Here are the new Daltons.  I love the color.

 

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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Speaking of eBay a couple of the fall release boots are out there now in 9D. Including the Gwinnett which is going to be part of the Independence Collection

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, R1.1.1.||B2||T0JKX0lEPTRmNjc4MmQ3YTU1YTAzMWIwNGY2Y2MyNjY3MDYxYzA1MTc4OTA0OTRmNzRlfHxTRUxMRVJfTkFNRT1jZG9nb25lfHxPUklHSU5BTF9FQkFZX1FVQUxJVFlfU0NPUkU9NHx8Q1JFQVRJT05fREFURT01LzE5LzEzIDU6MjAgUE0=

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-UNRELEASED-STYLE-Allen-Edmonds-Independence-Gwinnett-9D-/290920880305?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item43bc3c58b1

 

 

Thanks for finding this and posting, CI.  Very interesting, as I just received my Webgem Daltons today and the color isn't too dissimilar.  I'm very happy with my Webgem Daltons and am Mac Method breaking them in already.  The above (Gwinnett) appear to be just like a Dalton except it's a medallion PCT rather than a WT.  And I might hazard a guess that's it's on the 5-last rather than the 1-last.

 

Here are the new Daltons.  I love the color.

 


Pic shoes your pants cuffed? Is that how you always wear your pants with Dalton's? I have 2 pairs of Long Branch and am considering a pair of Dalton's but curious if I would need to cuff my pant legs to show 'em off
post #22254 of 53210
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

 

 

Thanks for finding this and posting, CI.  Very interesting, as I just received my Webgem Daltons today and the color isn't too dissimilar.  I'm very happy with my Webgem Daltons and am Mac Method breaking them in already.  The above (Gwinnett) appear to be just like a Dalton except it's a medallion PCT rather than a WT.  And I might hazard a guess that's it's on the 5-last rather than the 1-last.

 

Here are the new Daltons.  I love the color.

 

 

Beautiful!

post #22255 of 53210
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Originally Posted by thecooldude33 View Post

Here are some pics of my humble AE collection. Sorry for the weird angles. Clifton, Park Avenue, Rutledge, Montecito.

 

.AppleMark

 

 

 

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Your Rutledges are fantastic looking!

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Pic shoes your pants cuffed? Is that how you always wear your pants with Dalton's? I have 2 pairs of Long Branch and am considering a pair of Dalton's but curious if I would need to cuff my pant legs to show 'em off

 

Nah, lol!! I'm not that fashion-forward.  They're cuffed because they're too long and I don't want to hem them (if I do) till I wash/soak them.  Standing up, the cuffed hem covers the ankle quarters to where they pretty much look like shoes.  But if you wear pretty skinny jeans and want to be "out there", by all means cuff them higher.  I just can't do that.  Just not me.

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Beautiful!

 

Thanks, MWS.

post #22257 of 53210
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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

I received my first two ever "seconds" today from the Shoe Bank. I think I'm quite pleased but just had a few questions and would appreciate your opinions.

 

The Elgins look great and considering AE no longer sells them and I don't see them on BB's site anymore, I'm happy at $179. I can see why they are seconds but none of the flaws bother me or can't be cured with a few minutes of care. I got the same size as I take in the McAllister - 7.5E. Some have said that the "rough" collection of leather run a bit large and these seem to hold true to that. However, my problem has always been that my left is 1/2 larger than my right. So, in the McAllister my left is a little snug and the right is perfect. In the Elgin my left is perfect and my right may be slightly loose. My question is this... in looking at the picture below, you can see that the laces are very close together on the right shoe. Once this shoe breaks in should I worry that I won't be able to tighten them enough. What's others' experience with shoes in general when they fit like this out of the box?

 

 

The Sheltons I also received today seem to clearly be a case of someone buying them, wearing them around the house for a few hours and then returning them. There are creases across both vamps and the bottoms are slightly roughed up. I guess the upside is that they appear to be "firsts" that only became "seconds" because they were returned. I can't see anything at all wrong with them. The downside is I'm wondering since they are already creased if now they won't crease on my lines and either be uncomfortable or have weird extra creases. Should I worry about that? Is it normal for "seconds" to be pre-owned or are they typically just flawed in some other way? 

 

Thanks!

 

I have the same problem, with my left foot about a half size larger than the right. In the case where I have a pair of shoes that fit the left foot well, I have put a tongue pad in the right shoe and that has improved the fit quite a bit and makes the gap in the laces match the left foot. If you don't think you could go any smaller (7.5D?) due to your left foot, the tongue pad may help. I have a pair of McTavish's that started out with a small gap in the laces (about a half inch at the top) and after many wears that has closed. So at least in my experience there was some closing of the gap, but I don't think any more than a tongue pad would add. So you may just want to try a pad and see what it does.  

post #22258 of 53210

Here is my humble collection:

 

 

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Amoks in Snuff Suede (most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned.  They literally feel like slippers.  Firsts for $99 - fantastic deal!)

 

 

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Nuemoks in Snuff Suede (second most comfortable pair of shoes!)

 

 

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Same pair of Nuemoks with pumpkin laces for Fall...

 

 

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McTavish in natural tan

 

 

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Bourbon McAllisters

 

 

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Walnut Strands (had to sell these because they were just too big.  Plan to buy another pair of more appropriately sized Strands soon.)

 

I'm anxious to see what is offered during the upcoming tent sale :)  

post #22259 of 53210

Say hello to my friends Bayfield (chromexcel), Bagley (chili), Parliament (black), Hale (black), Hamptons (brown/brown grain), Park Avenue (walnut grain), and Essex (merlot?). I've got a few oddballs in there like the Bagley and the Hamptons, but they're some of my favorites because they're relatively rare. The Park Aves in walnut grain just arrived tonight!

 

 

Sorry for the crappy picture...

post #22260 of 53210
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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

I received my first two ever "seconds" today from the Shoe Bank. I think I'm quite pleased but just had a few questions and would appreciate your opinions.

The Elgins look great and considering AE no longer sells them and I don't see them on BB's site anymore, I'm happy at $179. I can see why they are seconds but none of the flaws bother me or can't be cured with a few minutes of care. I got the same size as I take in the McAllister - 7.5E. Some have said that the "rough" collection of leather run a bit large and these seem to hold true to that. However, my problem has always been that my left is 1/2 larger than my right. So, in the McAllister my left is a little snug and the right is perfect. In the Elgin my left is perfect and my right may be slightly loose. My question is this... in looking at the picture below, you can see that the laces are very close together on the right shoe. Once this shoe breaks in should I worry that I won't be able to tighten them enough. What's others' experience with shoes in general when they fit like this out of the box?



You could probably close the gap a little more if you use the "Straght Bar Lacing" or "Over Under Lacing" methods from this website. Both of these lacing methods would allow the gap to close completely.
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