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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post


Someone posted a pair of MTO burgundy shell Kenilworths several pages ago.

I did a pair in walnut shell and liked the results a lot. I do wish I had requested wheeled sole edges for mine though.


 

Mack, 
Those are sweet.  While I have my share of wheeled edged shoes, I would go with your edges b/c I like to be able to tell if shoes are welted and wheeled edges cover this up to an extent.  Also, cole haans have faux wheeled edges (on mostly glued soles).  
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Is it possible that I have my posts set to "hidden" or something similar?  It isn't a big deal, but I always wonder why in this thread, my questions, comments, and pictures rarely receive any replies.  For example, I posted all of the Rediscover America sales, but only one person responded.  Is this sale just not a big deal?

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Is it possible that I have my posts set to "hidden" or something similar?  It isn't a big deal, but I always wonder why in this thread, my questions, comments, and pictures rarely receive any replies.  For example, I posted all of the Rediscover America sales, but only one person responded.  Is this sale just not a big deal?

It's a big deal, and I wanted to thank you for it! Just didn't want to clutter up the thread with a big quote and a thank you smile.gif

Here it is! Thanks! I appreciate your posting the details of the sale!

But darn it! You're making me spend money. satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post

Is it possible that I have my posts set to "hidden" or something similar?  It isn't a big deal, but I always wonder why in this thread, my questions, comments, and pictures rarely receive any replies.  For example, I posted all of the Rediscover America sales, but only one person responded.  Is this sale just not a big deal?
I wouldn't take it personally. This thread can sometimes move so quickly and change subject even faster that posts just get buried.
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Originally Posted by PlaceboFX View Post

In addition to the V-tread sole, the BB version has a poron insole that's a little thicker than the normal AE leather insole. This changes the fit slightly (less room for your instep on a balmoral). Also, while some find the poron insole more comfortable, it will not usually last as long as the usual leather insole, negatively affecting shoe longevity.

Some people have also posted in this thread that the calfskin used is of lesser quality on the BB shoes as well, which could be a concern.

That said, I still picked up a pair of BB seconds for $149.00 in one of the sales these last few months. Great price for a Park Avenue on rainy days, even if it isn't as good as the original.

Edit: People have also posted replies from AE customer service saying that AE will recraft AE for BB shoes, replacing them with the original V-tread BB sole. Some have also reported being told AE won't recraft them, but their responses weren't usually as detailed (no email chain, etc.). If I had to bet, I'd wager on AE recrafting them. Even if not, I'm sure you can send them off to B. Nelson in NYC to have it done since they are Goodyear welted.

Thanks for the responses. I wonder if the calfskin is significantly inferior. Guess I'll have to see.
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You guys are certainly welcome.  I'm definitely not taking anything personally- I just wanted to be sure that everybody was aware of some pretty good sales beginning in a few days!

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


I wouldn't take it personally. This thread can sometimes move so quickly and change subject even faster that posts just get buried.

+1

 

I didn't check this thread for a couple days, and I came back to 417 unread posts :eek:

 

Posting sales is always, always appreciated! :thumbs-up:

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Originally Posted by 850csi View Post


Thanks for the responses. I wonder if the calfskin is significantly inferior. Guess I'll have to see.

 

I think it's an urban legend that AE and Alden use inferior calf/shell on BB models as they use on the shoes under their own brand (and I believe there was an extensive discussion--and possible not just one--about this in AE and Alden threads). I personally can't think of any compelling reason for AE/Alden to do so.

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I previously owned some BB strands. The leather seemed identical to their AE branded counterparts.
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Originally Posted by 850csi View Post


Thanks for the responses. I wonder if the calfskin is significantly inferior. Guess I'll have to see.

I checked with AE and they stated that really the only difference is going to be your outsole, all the other components are exactly the same as Allen Edmonds shoes.

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Thank You!

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Looking for some opinions. Got my (second pair) Bayfields in today from Lands End and one side of the upper is a lot more wrinkly then I would have expected, much more so than the rest of either boot.The wrinkles kind of grow or shrink depending on the direction the leather is folded, kind of like its loose or hollow under them.
Sucks because I already had to return one pair that was much worse off than these with drastic creasing and wrinkles. Makes me wonder if they're selling seconds or something.





Is this cause for concern, or am I being anal? Seems like it might be from seeing this thread:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/354137/leather-quality-and-properties
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I believe that is how CXL normally looks. It's not your typical calfskin that's found on dress shoes.

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Originally Posted by SBear View Post

Bayfield from Lands' End arrived today. Really disappointed. Crack on lateral right wall that seems to go all the way through (there is a corresponding crack on the inside). And, they've been worn so much they have creases, including in the cap on the left. Ridiculous they don't clearly state the shoes are not of new status.

Replacements arrived today. These are new shoes, all is well. Bad QC but quick response and happy outcome.
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I believe that is how CXL normally looks. It's not your typical calfskin that's found on dress shoes.
Thanks for the response.
If that was the case though why wouldn't some other portion (big or small) of it or the other one look similar? It's just that one panel. I have some chromexcel chukkas that are not like that at all either.
Looks like I'm not the only person having issues. Lands end was very helpful last time around.
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