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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Good Looking boots.

Given the amount of money you saved and having a local cobbler, I suggest having him take a look.  Beats shipping and returning at this point.


David

I agree with David. Walnut shell is apparently a rare, nigh-unattainable beast from here on out; if the boots fit well, I bet that cobbler's services would be well worth it.
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I'm not a boot guy but those look very nice , and you got lucky with the Horween Logo.
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^^  I agree with the others.  Keep them and see if they can be repaired.  Not even sure it would cause a problem if you didn't repair them unless your instep puts a lot of pressure at that point.

 

They are gorgeous!  Congratulations and enjoy.

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

Thanks for the responses. 30% off would put it right around $500, which would be dangerously close to something I'd spend. Now I'm gonna have to try ever J.Crew coupon code I find... ;)

 

Thanks for the warning. I'm actually intrigued by a slightly higher toe. I don't usually like super knobby, which is why I liked this boot, but also thought the toe looked a tad too flat.

 

Bringing it back to AE (sorta): How did this boot fit compared to your AE's? I wear an 8.5D on the 5-65 last, but 9D on the 1-511 last.

 

I wear an 8D in the Daltons (1-511) and a 7.5D for the J.Crew x Alden #8 PCT boots (Barrie).  It would be hard for me to say which boots are more comfortable.  Both are very comfortable.  The Aldens are a little heavier than the Daltons but still very comfortable. 

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Just ordered the Navy Suede Spiaggia and Brown Long Branch from the Shoe Bank, 2/$250...Oh Happy Day! Hope the defects are minimal. 

 

The Spiaggia looks to be a suede version of the McAllister, which fits a bit looser than my Strands (both of which I have in 8E). Therefore, I ordered an 8D. That will at least tell me if I should return my McAllisters for an 8D or the Spiaggia for an 8E.

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

Not to rub it in, but I was able to get price match for Manistee belts in Bourbon and Merlot by emailing around. I just BCC'ed an email to a bunch of stores in my area. Most replied that they couldn't, but one was happy to do it.

 

I'll look into it. Thank you, Columbo...I mean, kentyman.fing02[1].gif

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Just ordered the brown burnished McGraws and I also went for brown Long Branches, at 2/$250! Yay!

(I had my eye on the brown Chromexcel Bayfields, but someone snagged them. Was it one of you!?)
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Originally Posted by basiameda View Post

 

 

French-Pressed coffee, Organic Chemistry & Wingtip Boots. What a combination icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Septimus View Post

(I had my eye on the brown Chromexcel Bayfields, but someone snagged them. Was it one of you!?)

 

It wasn't me, but if I ever find an 8.5D Chromexcel Bayfield second, I'll be one happy man.

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FYI- anyone looking for a pair of Strawfut, they are on sale through Amazon for ~$180. Link below...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Edmonds-Strawfut-Oxford-Brown/dp/B004996PP2/ref=sr_1_68?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1375316159&sr=1-68&keywords=allen+edmonds

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Originally Posted by Roycru View Post

My Ridgeways are also the Horween Cognac Dublin Leather. After the Allen-Edmonds Leather Lotion, I use the Allen-Edmonds Neutral Carnuba Shoe Polish most of the time, but sometimes I use Kiwi Neutral Shoe Polish.  I hope that I don't traumatize anyone out there in Cyberspace, but sometimes it seems like Kiwi polishes shine better than any of the various Allen-Edmonds products, but I didn't just say that.  I am certainly not going to tell anyone that I sometimes use Kiwi Tan Shoe Polish on my Walnut Allen-Edmonds shoes or that I once used Allen-Edmonds Light Brown Shoe Cream on a pair of Walnut shoes (the Lombards) that got a little messed up and now look perfect.

Thanks for the tips.  I'm not going to look down my nose at you for using Kiwi, your results speak for themselves.  I use Kiwi polish sometimes too.  I like to use the quick-shine sponges from Kiwi--I'm going to use one right now on my Ridgeways.

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any belt recommendations to go with tan suede amok?

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Just ordered the Navy Suede Spiaggia and Brown Long Branch from the Shoe Bank, 2/$250...Oh Happy Day! Hope the defects are minimal. 

 

The Spiaggia looks to be a suede version of the McAllister, which fits a bit looser than my Strands (both of which I have in 8E). Therefore, I ordered an 8D. That will at least tell me if I should return my McAllisters for an 8D or the Spiaggia for an 8E.

 

Good score.  I have had the waxy brown Long Branches for almost a year now and they are really growing on me.  I initially got them since I really like my Daltons and the price was really good.  Wasn't quite sure about them but they are now getting that "worn in" look and I am really liking them.  Best to wear the heck out of them.  Enjoy.

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

you can also open a J Crew credit card and get 30% off of your first purchase...
Not on Alden products
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shameless repost - any belt recommendations to go with tan suede amok?

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