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post #24991 of 46471
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post

 

Thanks guys. I wear a 10D in the Strand and McAllister and they are just the slightest bit too big. It does not cause any improper creasing or wear, just a bit of moving around in one foot for the first hour of the day. Living in Canada I can't try on any E widths without a major hassle, so I'm happy with what I have.

 

With what you both have said about it being a bit larger, plus the bit of extra room I already have, I think that going down to a 9.5 D would probably work out well. When I get them down the road I'll report back. 

 

I wear 7.5E in the McAllister and they are just slightly on the snug side so when I got my Elgins (same last and leather as McTavish, I believe) I stayed with the same size. They certainly run larger and almost feel a little loose but I went with it because like I said my current McAllisters are slightly snug in that size. They feel almost like another width wider (EE). I got them from the outlets shipped to me so didn't try on a smaller size.

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I was looking for a pair of casual shoes and since I already had a few wingtips I decided to go with a captoe and thus was drawn to the Elgin. Seeing as AE was no longer offering it and BB was seeming to phase them out (only a few sizes left at the time although now I see more on their website) I went the route of the outlets (seconds). During the last sale they found a pair in my size for $179.

 

When I received them the only noticeable issue was the stitching on the toe of the right shoe. In the list they sent me the quantity was listed as "1" so I figured there were no more to be had anywhere and for the price decided to keep them. I've worn them 2 or 3 times since and the aesthetics of that stitching is bothering me. There's probably not much I can do about it now and the shoes overall still look good.

 

So, my question is this:

 

a) Would this bother anyone else? Yes, I know it only matters if it bothers me but I'm wondering if this is something normal to accept with seconds.

 

b) Should I worry that something structural could happen let's say if I happen to stub my toe on a cement stair? Can the stitching be compromised? If so, would AE replace the shoe if they are seconds?

 

 

 

Thanks!

post #24993 of 46471
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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

I was looking for a pair of casual shoes and since I already had a few wingtips I decided to go with a captoe and thus was drawn to the Elgin. Seeing as AE was no longer offering it and BB was seeming to phase them out (only a few sizes left at the time although now I see more on their website) I went the route of the outlets (seconds). During the last sale they found a pair in my size for $179.

 

When I received them the only noticeable issue was the stitching on the toe of the right shoe. In the list they sent me the quantity was listed as "1" so I figured there were no more to be had anywhere and for the price decided to keep them. I've worn them 2 or 3 times since and the aesthetics of that stitching is bothering me. There's probably not much I can do about it now and the shoes overall still look good.

 

So, my question is this:

 

a) Would this bother anyone else? Yes, I know it only matters if it bothers me but I'm wondering if this is something normal to accept with seconds.

 

b) Should I worry that something structural could happen let's say if I happen to stub my toe on a cement stair? Can the stitching be compromised? If so, would AE replace the shoe if they are seconds?

 

 

 

Thanks!

 

Don't worry about it from a structural standpoint.  Stubbing your toe on a cement stair won't cause the sole to rip off.  Additionally, the stitching that you are being bothered by will be redone when they are sent in for re-crafting, and you have a great pair of shoes that will last through several re-craftings.  By the time these shoes are completely worn out years from now, you will have forgotten all about the original sole that had some displeasing stitches at the toe.     

post #24994 of 46471
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Don't worry about it from a structural standpoint.  Stubbing your toe on a cement stair won't cause the sole to rip off.  Additionally, the stitching that you are being bothered by will be redone when they are sent in for re-crafting, and you have a great pair of shoes that will last through several re-craftings.  By the time these shoes are completely worn out years from now, you will have forgotten all about the original sole that had some displeasing stitches at the toe.     

 

I have a pair of McTavishes (in natural tan) which I wear around three times per week.  While I try my best to care for them properly, I can say that the shoes are very well made.  All I've needed to do is use saddle soap and/or cleaner/conditioners once in a while and hit them with edge dressing.  They are quite comfortable and I don't anticipate recrafting for at least a few years.  Enjoy!

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Any place I can get some shell patriots on sale???
post #24996 of 46471
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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

Any place I can get some shell patriots on sale???

 

I would just wait around for the next 20% off coupon/sale the Jeffersonville outlet has and pick up a pair of seconds for $350. 

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Love AE, but anybody have an issue with the soles wearing down quickly? I've got four pairs of Graysons and the rubber heel goes really quickly, followed by a hole in the sole or the glue coming apart on the front of the toe between the bottom part of the sole, and the top part (thin layer). Maybe it's just the way I walk or the fact that I wear them eight to ten hours a day and walk everywhere, but I do wish the heel lasted longer than four-five months. Is that unusual?

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Thanks for the info on the JAB shoe tree sale! 

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I have now reached the 10 week mark on one of my MTO's and still no clue when they will be ready. Anyone else waited this long?

post #25000 of 46471
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Originally Posted by TennesseeWill View Post

Love AE, but anybody have an issue with the soles wearing down quickly? I've got four pairs of Graysons and the rubber heel goes really quickly, followed by a hole in the sole or the glue coming apart on the front of the toe between the bottom part of the sole, and the top part (thin layer). Maybe it's just the way I walk or the fact that I wear them eight to ten hours a day and walk everywhere, but I do wish the heel lasted longer than four-five months. Is that unusual?
I use heel taps on all of my shoes AE or non-AE, so can't really speak to the heel wear, but the soles are wearing fast if you are rotating through four pairs and they all have that issue. I have sole from my first pair of AE leather soled shoes from Q4 2011 that I have not worn a hole through yet, but they are JR soles. I also have a shoe rotation of daily wears that is closer to 10 to 15 though.
post #25001 of 46471
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

Any place I can get some shell patriots on sale???

I would just wait around for the next 20% off coupon/sale the Jeffersonville outlet has and pick up a pair of seconds for $350. 

Any idea where/ when I get one?
post #25002 of 46471
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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post


Any idea where/ when I get one?

 

I don't think its as much of a coupon as it is a 20% off sale. If you don't live near the store you can just call and mention the 20% promo.

post #25003 of 46471
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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

 

I don't think its as much of a coupon as it is a 20% off sale. If you don't live near the store you can just call and mention the 20% promo.

 

It's a sale that the outlet had in April.  Would anticipate they might have it again sometime.

post #25004 of 46471

What (if anything) are you all using to polish/treat your Neumoks?  I want to make sure I'm not misapplying anything to the new pair of Olives i picked up.  Is polish even necessary?

post #25005 of 46471
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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post

What (if anything) are you all using to polish/treat your Neumoks?  I want to make sure I'm not misapplying anything to the new pair of Olives i picked up.  Is polish even necessary?

 

Saddle soap as needed.  That's it.

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