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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

Beautiful. Is the Stratford made by AE also?

 

The Stratford, the Sanderson, the Singleton, the Saunders, the Slaton, and the Gatsby are all made by AE.

 

I know the Sanderson in Tan Calf is popular, but I favor the Tan Calf and Khaki.

 

CH

 

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In the 3 last I size down and go up a width. I usually wear 9.5d. But in the three last I wear a 9e
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The shell Bradley seconds I picked up a few months ago continue to come to life after a lot of brushing and conditioning...

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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

Beautiful. Is the Stratford made by AE also?

Yes as CH mentioned. Here is my version of AE for RL tan and khaki (Illford) along with tan Saunders, brown Sandersons. mwink[1].gif

Checking the closet I see I have to start enforcing the one in one out policy. Also if AE ever makes the Dalton in suede I'm sunk...
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

Just wanted to confirm with everyone -I called the shoe bank today to get a return label. They said they now charge $10 for the return label or I will just have to pay to ship it back?

What happens if you drop it off at a retail store?
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weird. I had a shipping label from j'ville sent over earlier this week. no mention of a $10 charge.. guess I'll wait to see what my CC shows in a week or so

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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

The shell Bradley seconds I picked up a few months ago continue to come to life after a lot of brushing and conditioning...


Holy crap. Nice work.
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

The shell Bradley seconds I picked up a few months ago continue to come to life after a lot of brushing and conditioning...

Gorgeous. Your post coincided with me coming to terms that I have short/ wide feet with a high instep and probably am not a good fit for the 5 and 3 lasts. I might just have to try out the 1 lasted Leeds and Bradleys soon!

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Originally Posted by BCer View Post


Gorgeous shoes. Why would you be parting with them though?? I've got a 'watch' going on them...

They are gorgeous and I'm a bit sick to part with them.  However I need to thin the herd - I've got more shoes than I need and some expenses coming up that I have to deal with.  I work in academia so these shoes don't get enough sunlight (I have a pair of brown and burgundy wingtips, non AE, that pair better with most of what I wear to the office, and some black cap toes, Clifton, for more formal occasions, and that's not mentioning my spectators, Strawfut, and boot collection, some of which I'm selling off as well).  Good luck BCer!

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There were to many excellent replies for me to multi-quote them all so I'll just say it to all of you.  I appreciate all of your input on my questions about shell cordovan.  After reading what you have to say, as well as the links you posted, I have learned a great deal about shell, and why people like it.  While it does have unique characteristics about it, I have concluded (perhaps unjustly) that much of the appeal of shell cordovan comes from it's exclusivity, after all that's part of the joy of owning a great pair of shoes anyways isn't it?  Not saying there is anything wrong with that, but at this point in my life (I'm 24 and still a student) I feel I just can't justify the purchase of a shell cordovan shoe, but there is a small chance I will indulge in the distant future.

 

Regardless I am still amazed at and grateful for the lengths you gents go to in order to lend a helping hand to some random guy on the internet.  THANKS!

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

How does the rutledge fit compared to other shoes, preferably compared to the 5 last?

I don't know that I'm necessarily qualified to answer that, I own a pair of Cliftons and Strawfuts, both in 11.5 D, but I don't know which last they're made on.  They both fit me well.  The Rutledge has an elongated toe box, though not exaggeratedly so, so at first it feels like it's a little bit too long in the toe.  But it seems that for such a toe box, you're not necessarily supposed to fill it out.  I find that they fit very well and are very comfortable.  They feel great when I walk in them and don't slip.  I hope this helps in answering your question.  

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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post


yes indeed...  they are COMPLETE GARBAGE, and must be sent to the clearance line ASAP!  I just might be willing to spend 99$ on a pair... maybe.

What the hell's the matter with you? Why so angry? Just because they're not your cup of tea, doesn't make them CG and also it's kind of insulting to anyone who might like them and also to AE. There's different shoes for different folks, who wants to live in a world with all shoes the same? And if they really are CG, why would you even want them for $99? It's alright to criticize or state your opinion, but that was just rude. Play nice.
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yes indeed...  they are COMPLETE GARBAGE, and must be sent to the clearance line ASAP!  I just might be willing to spend 99$ on a pair... maybe.

What the hell's the matter with you? Why so angry? Just because they're not your cup of tea, doesn't make them CG and also it's kind of insulting to anyone who might like them and also to AE. There's different shoes for different folks, who wants to live in a world with all shoes the same? And if they really are CG, why would you even want them for $99? It's alright to criticize or state your opinion, but that was just rude. Play nice.

 

I think you missed the sarcasm... in addition to the previous conversation details concerning the Portland Boot. To summarize: AE increased the price of the Portland Boot. Some SF members believe this was in response to the community's eagerness. Subsequently, I would guess chinngiskhaan was feeding off of New Shoes1's genuine dislike for the suede strands and is likely playing devil's advocate by attempting to use reverse psychology to get AE into decreasing the price for the suede strands.

 

Assuming AE monitors this thread to the extent that the SF community believes and my train of thought is correct, I might have blown open this attempt at cheaper suede strands in order to clear this misunderstanding. 

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

How does the rutledge fit compared to other shoes, preferably compared to the 5 last?

Many folks (including me) have had success sizing down by .5 to get good fits on shoes made from the 333 last: rutledge, neumora, Franciscan, flatiron, larchmont, etc

But as always YMMV
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

I have both the Dundee and Park Ave. in black shell and neither of them have the rust tint in bright light. If it is something that bothers you and you would like solid black then I would think Saphir Cordovan Black cream would work. I have only used the Saphir Cordovan Cordovan cream on an older pair of burgundy Leeds that had turned fairly brown and it worked well. Although many desire the brown patina that burgundy and #8 shell are known for I figured that I own enough brown shell variants that I wanted to keep them burgundy. I really think that the Saphir cordovan black cream would do the same for you. Although I also think there is nothing wrong with how yours look as the are, to me they look great!

LOL thanks for that Doc! 

 

Thanks for the perspective, Cold Iron. I think I will embrace them as a pleasant subtlety that makes them mine. After all, they're still perfectly black in all other light. Now if only I could get them to shine like yours... off to brush some more.

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