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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

That is a smart move IMO, it is much better to get exactly what you want than talk yourself into something that will sit on the shelf and you will never wear. The Elgin is my favorite rough collection shoe and I really like the waxy saddle leather finish more than any of the other rough collection leathers.

 

That picture confirms that I definitely made the right choice. I'm more excited for that shoe than any other one yet. Thanks for sharing it. 

 

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Originally Posted by rpearlberg View Post


I like those Elgin's!!  Are they still available from AE?

Here's the details from an earlier post of mine - keep in mind the shoe is a closeout so once it's gone, it's gone:

The Tan Elgin as a second is part of the 2 for $250 sale or I think $179 on its own. A first quality pair is $197.

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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

 

Thanks! And great point; I've wiped them down a number of times, but there does still seem to be some build up. And based on what Tifosi just shared (and how great those Cambridges look) I have much more to do. 

 

These are my first cordovans, so thanks for the tip

So you have worn calfskin before . . . and this is the first cordovans?

 

How did they feel to your feet after wearing them for 4 or more hours?

 

Reason I ask is that many have said cordovans have to be broken in before they are comfortable on feet that have been more accustomed to calfskin.  Others who always wear cordovans seem to have feet accustomed to the cordovan feel.

 

David

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

anyone out there try applying Walnut polish to their brown calf shoes?

 

After wearing walnut strands for the first time this week, I have decided that lighter colors pop much better. I am thinking about using walnut polish to lighten my brown shoes- thoughts?
 

It depends.

 

Do you wish to keep the color the same?  If so, then a Color Guide to match up what you actually have in hand would be best to have before laying out money to buy colors unseen.

 

David

post #26179 of 47031
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Originally Posted by jj360 View Post

What is the difference between buying from Nordstrom vs Allen Edmonds brick & mortar stores?? Reason I ask is because I am planning on buying the Walnut Strands and Allen Edmonds doesn’t have my size they have to order it. Nordstrom does have my size so I was just wondering if Im better off just waiting the 4 to 5 days it takes for Allen Edmonds to receive it? thanks

Go with Nordstroms. 

 

As mentioned, they also will price match on the same shoe being sold for less from other stores, such as www.6pm.com .

 

David

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Originally Posted by MrWN View Post

Only difference is that Nordstrom's customer service will probably be better in the long run -- in case you want to do an exchange 6 months down the line.

How true, especially since they offer a professional fit in their store to back up any misfits 6 months later.

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Go with Nordstroms. 

 

As mentioned, they also will price match on the same shoe being sold for less from other stores, such as www.6pm.com .

 

David


Thanks David one more question on the first day of the sale I bought the Park Ave and they didn't "professionaly" fit me. I just told him Im a size 8 and that was it. Now this is my first pair of expensive dress shoes usually wear cheap $40 dress shoes. He asked me how they felt I said good walked around in them blah blah. Do they measure my foot length and width?

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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

Kristle treats us so well but kinda bummed I spent $420 on black and brown neumora last month when I could have gotten them for $250

A 30 day price match is a general rule.  Contact them and them for the price match, and the difference to be refunded to your credit card.  I have had success with 30 day price matches and refunds for many years.

 

All my best,

 

David

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wearing my new Strand's today...

I still can't tell if they are too tight....

 

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Anyone out there have the Broadstreet in Black/Burgundy?

 

A pic would be amazing to see.
 

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Originally Posted by rpearlberg View Post

wearing my new Strand's today...

I still can't tell if they are too tight....

 

mmmm, it certainly looks as though you are filling them out. Although there does seem to be a decent gap, that's your instep and not always an indication that you should change sizes. 

 

The basic question is, why do you feel they may be too tight? Are you feeling pressure? Where? How many times have you worn them?

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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

mmmm, it certainly looks as though you are filling them out. Although there does seem to be a decent gap, that's your instep and not always an indication that you should change sizes. 

 

The basic question is, why do you feel they may be too tight? Are you feeling pressure? Where? How many times have you worn them?


if i make them any tighter i feel the pressure around the top of my foot where the laces are.  the only other place i feel pressure is against my right pinky toe.  this is only my 2nd time wearing them.  give it more time?  do the laces look ok, too loose?

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

So you have worn calfskin before . . . and this is the first cordovans?

 

How did they feel to your feet after wearing them for 4 or more hours?

 

Reason I ask is that many have said cordovans have to be broken in before they are comfortable on feet that have been more accustomed to calfskin.  Others who always wear cordovans seem to have feet accustomed to the cordovan feel.

 

David

 

Hey David, 

These are indeed my first cordovans. I just got these a day or so ago, so I haven't been able to put much time into them yet. I'm using the Mac Method, so I've only worn them once so far for about 2 hours on carpet.

They are comfortable but at the same time the leather is definitely more stiff than calf or cowhide. Sorry I can't provide more info, but it's early still. 

 

That said, I can see why people have warned that cordovan is addictive. Dangerous stuff, why brushing them up I couldn't help but think what I'll pick up next, cordovan Leeds or the Alden PTB . . . 

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Originally Posted by rpearlberg View Post


if i make them any tighter i feel the pressure around the top of my foot where the laces are.  the only other place i feel pressure is against my right pinky toe.  this is only my 2nd time wearing them.  give it more time?  do the laces look ok, too loose?

Hopefully more knowledgeable members will chime in, but I wouldn't worry too much about the lacing. Some people have higher insteps and will have a relatively significant gap even when wearing the proper size. 

 

In my experience, with the pinky toe issue . . . it varies. If that's the only place, you could wear them a few more times and see how they feel when they break in. If you're close to an AE store, trying one width up (D -> E) isn't a bad idea. 

 

Are you wearing them out or just around the house to break them in? Depending on where you bought them you'll have a difficult time returning them if you've worn them outdoors.

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

 

anyone out there try applying Walnut polish to their brown calf shoes?

 

After wearing walnut strands for the first time this week, I have decided that lighter colors pop much better. I am thinking about using walnut polish to lighten my brown shoes- thoughts?

 

 

Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

 

It depends.

 

Do you wish to keep the color the same?  If so, then a Color Guide to match up what you actually have in hand would be best to have before laying out money to buy colors unseen.

 

David

 

He's asking about ligtening a pair of brown shoes by using a lighter polish.  I have lightened a pair of dark brown AE's a smidge by using the saddle brown polish and was very happy with the results.  I would caution, however, that I do not think you can lighten medium or dark brown with walnut polish.  I suspect it is too much of a change and that you will get dark and light streaks on your shoes.  Better off buying another pair of walnut shoes if you really like hte color.

post #26190 of 47031
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Originally Posted by jj360 View Post

What is the difference between buying from Nordstrom vs Allen Edmonds brick & mortar stores?? Reason I ask is because I am planning on buying the Walnut Strands and Allen Edmonds doesn’t have my size they have to order it. Nordstrom does have my size so I was just wondering if Im better off just waiting the 4 to 5 days it takes for Allen Edmonds to receive it? thanks

 

I'd try to get it from Nordstrom, I was able to get a price match for the walnut strands with the Amazon 20% off coupon and Amazon price.  The package came last night and it was shipped directly from AE.  I would imagine the SA from Nordstrom would be able to price match at the store. I would print out the Amazon check out screen with the discounted price and show it to the SA

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