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post #30151 of 42982
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

Is AE all out of walnut shell or is it some left?

Also, how much would an MTO shell Bayfield cost for those who did them? I already ordered a pair for $167 so it's kinda hard to beat the value of those, but they look so sexy in shell.

Mine were around $600-$650 I think. I cannot remember exactly
post #30152 of 42982
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post
 

I can't decided which size is more appropriate for me on the 5-65 last (McAllister)

 

8.5E fits more snugly and securely but the lacing gap is wider than i'd like, whereas 8.5EE feels slightly too roomy in the toebox but has a more pleasant lacing gap.

Both shoes are brand new.

 

What do you think?

 

8.5E

 

 

8.5EE

 

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Since they're calf leather, I would expect them to stretch a bit more. My Strand's lacing gap was like your E pair too when I got them, but they were very comfortable so I decided to get them anyway. This is probably the 7th time I've worn them, and this is how the gap looks now:

 

post #30153 of 42982
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

Repost as thread was moving too fast and my enquiry did not get picked up:

Hi Guys,

Should I go for a Brown or Bourbon Strand? Need your advice!

Here's my current AE rotation:

Park Ave in Black
McAllister in Merlot
Rutledge in Burnished Walnut
Townleys in Brown Cordovan
New Orleans in Walnut
Neumora in Black
Neumora in Brown
Elgin in Tan
Neumok in Olive Green
RL Saunders in Tan
Daltons in Grey

Non AE:

Edetal Wholecut Medallion in Walnut
Tod's loafer in Walnut

I really like the Strand in Brown as I feel it's a very subtle, underrated style that exudes quality.
I also like how the toe box polishes up in some of the photos here.

On the other hand, the Strand is the only style in Bourbon which I like and that's the only shade not yet included in my rotation.
However, I also can't stand how the burnishing rubs off so easily with just a little renovateur or clear saphir cream polish, this makes them rather difficult to condition.

What do you think?

I have the brown Strand. Very nice shoe and I really like that color.
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

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Yes. I am considering that exact same makeup and would do it in dark brown. I am back and forth between it exactly like that or a bit more traditional like this plain toe



Are the strands here brown shell (same as the current webgem)?
post #30155 of 42982
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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post


Are the strands here brown shell (same as the current webgem)?

 

They look like brown shells to me.

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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post

Are the strands here brown shell (same as the current webgem)?

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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post

They look like brown shells to me.

Just catching up on my threads. Yes, those are my brown shell strands and brown shell C&J for RL marlow ptbs.
post #30157 of 42982
Crappy pic of my Fifth Aves. worn today:

post #30158 of 42982
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Originally Posted by pomofo View Post

Figured I might as well show off my collection. Bought my first pair after Christmas last year, up to 22 pairs right now. Not really any room in the house to position them all for a photo, so I had to make do. Trying to tell myself that I don't need any more shoes.

From left to right, back row: Brown Patriot; Brogue Suede Quinton; Brown Waxy Leather Long Branch; Burgundy Shell Dalton; Black Fifth Street.

5th row: Burgundy (or Merlot?) McAllister; Brown Strand; Brown Byron; Brown Park Avenue.

4th row: Bourbon McAllister; Walnut Strand; Chili Byron; Walnut Aniline Park Avenue.

3rd row: Brown/Linen Strawfut; Brown/Linen Carlsbad; Brown/Navy Mesh Strawfut.

2nd row: Sand Suede Player's Shoe; Charles Tyrwhitt Spectator; Black Patent Ritz.

1st row: Black McClain; Black Park Avenue; Black Park Avenue; Black Player's Shoe.



I count 23, which means you've already lost count, and officially need therapy. Lol
post #30159 of 42982
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Originally Posted by pomofo View Post

Figured I might as well show off my collection.


Great spread! Well done and welcome to Styleforum. smile.gif
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I just received a pair of shell PA 2nds (burgundy) from AE and was mildly disappointed that there was no Horween stamp on the sole. They're straight from AE, are clearly shell, and have a J. Rendenbach and "shell cordovan" stamp on the sole, so I am curious more than concerned. Do these simply predate the Horween stamp?
Edited by WICaniac - 9/26/13 at 10:44pm
post #30161 of 42982
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

I was browsing the old AE catalogues and stumbled upon "The Imperial" in the 1959-1960 edition

 

http://issuu.com/allenedmonds/docs/1959-1960-catalog

 

It looks really cool. It's made on the Kent last, which, of course, tells me nothing. However, by looking at it, the shape looks more rounded than that of the current AE models, and appears somewhat similar to Alden's Barrie last.

 

Ironically, the only actual picture of this shoe I found was on the very first page of the AE thread. 

 

These are awesome looking. They have a little clunkiness to them that is really appeaing to me for a casual shoe. Love the eyelets also. I wonder if this can still be made? I may have to email Allison today and ask. I am thinking a burgundy shell would be nice, as shown...

post #30162 of 42982
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Originally Posted by Mr.K View Post


I got my second MTO today and wish I had Allison watch over the order, instead of making it through a store. They failed QC once and the pair I got in the post today should have failed also. I am hoping to get them redone properly. I just hope my shell MacNeils are made much better and in a more timely manner. 4 months to get a shoes that is inferior quality is not good.

 

My Walnut Shell Macneils took almost 4 months to get after a failed inspection the first go around. After the fact, and now that I have them, the time doesn't matter because they are amazingly beautiful shoes.

post #30163 of 42982
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

 

These are awesome looking. They have a little clunkiness to them that is really appeaing to me for a casual shoe. Love the eyelets also. I wonder if this can still be made? I may have to email Allison today and ask. I am thinking a burgundy shell would be nice, as shown...

 



I agree! I might as well call Allison and check whether they could still make it.
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Navy suede Stewarts on Friday. 

post #30165 of 42982
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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post

I just received a pair of shell PA 2nds (burgundy) from AE and was mildly disappointed that there was no Horween stamp on the sole. They're straight from AE, are clearly shell, and have a J. Rendenbach and "shell cordovan" stamp on the sole, so I am curious more than concerned. Do these simply predate the Horween stamp?

The "J Rendenbach" stamp is what's stamped on the soles of all AE shell cordovan shoes (unless it's an MTO where you specified something other than Rendenbach soles). The Horween stamp you are thinking of is probably the one found on the back of the shell cordovan leather itself. You would not see this in a shoe unless it's unlined on the inside.
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