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post #30736 of 47332
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

So it appears that they are out of the most desired colors of shell cordovan, leaving only the standard brown, burgundy and black. So here is my question to the SF readers. I am interested in getting a monk strap, I am thinking I want burgundy shell. Do I get the Franciscan or the Mora. I saw a while back a guy had the franciscan made up as an independence with wheeling and everything. Looks pretty hot to me. What say you guys??? Brown or Burgundy shell, and Franciscan or Mora?



This was my MTO; I am a huge fan and happy they're getting some love! I think the Franciscans are great (obviously!) I would definitely recommend getting them in #8 Cordovan. I was actually planning on switching these to shell but they were already in production. Happy either way, I thunk the Independence Line is underrated here on SF

Good luck with the decision, either way they'll look great!
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As did I.  Definitely wasn't trying to be rude there. I really thought I was in some sort of parallel dimension. 

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PSA: I requested a list of seconds in a few sizes today and if you wear 7.5E there is a pair of Dalton in walnut shell and another walnut calf. There was as of this morning anyway...
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GOP Shoe Guy: Personally, I would go for the Mora in brown shell. The Franciscan looks as if it has too much going on with a cap and broguing. 

post #30740 of 47332
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Originally Posted by schweezly View Post

Been wearing my suede sands and liking them overall. However, they squeak very audibly under my big toe when I walk. Is there anything I can do about this?

Since they're a web gem I doubt they'd do much, and since it happens on both I feel its probably not a single error.

Update to this...I went to my local AE store today and they agree the squeaking is bad. They're being sent in to get either repaired/fixed or to get a new pair. Hopefully they come back soon!

I also tried on the brown suede strands. Really liked them but wasn't sure I wanted to spend the $300. Guess I'll have to think about it
post #30741 of 47332

Cappuccino strands MTO in the mail....will get them Friday. Can't wait.

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I thought I could live with it, but my OCD is getting to me. Would you return these seconds brown shell strands? I got them during the $299 sale. As you can see there is excess material at the stitching of the cap. It is not as noticeable when looking down from normal viewing distance. The right shoe is fine. It is just this left shoe with too much material that isn't glued down.

 

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^^

 

dont think I'd return personally

post #30744 of 47332
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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post
 

I thought I could live with it, but my OCD is getting to me. Would you return these seconds brown shell strands? I got them during the $299 sale. As you can see there is excess material at the stitching of the cap. It is not as noticeable when looking down from normal viewing distance. The right shoe is fine. It is just this left shoe with too much material that isn't glued down.

 

 

They look pretty good otherwise. I would keep them if that's the only issue.

post #30745 of 47332
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

 

Given the historical evidence that we have I think this is certainly coming. They are notorious for having discontinued their best looking models in the past.

 

I am personally a big fan of the Evanston but it had been discontinued before I even learned of the AE. I don't know who in the right mind would discontinue a shoe this beautiful?

Image: courtesy of SF.

 

Newbie to AE.  You're right, these are beautiful. I would jump on these in a heart beat

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Thanks guys. I just needed a 2nd/3rd opinion. 

 

My 2nd pair of seconds from the shoebank came in today via fedex. Those DEFINITELY need to go back. Words can't express how disappointed I was with that experience. I was looking forward to the mcallisters all week. I would have accepted scuffs, blemishes, or whatever for that cappuccino/truffle color.   But guess what? The two sides were made on different lasts! When I checked the soles, the right side was clearly narrower throughout the shoe with a pointier toe and the left side was a little wider/fuller in the toe area. When I measured the length of the two soles, the right side longer by about half an inch. They are both marked 8.5EEE so I am assuming that the right shoe was made on the 5 last like it was supposed to and the left shoe was made on some unknown/unidentified last.

 

I am officially 1/2 right now with seconds. I was told that there would be aesthetic imperfections, but sending me a left and right shoe in two different lasts is unacceptable even as a second.

post #30747 of 47332
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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post
 

Thanks guys. I just needed a 2nd/3rd opinion. 

 

My 2nd pair of seconds from the shoebank came in today via fedex. Those DEFINITELY need to go back. Words can't express how disappointed I was with that experience. I was looking forward to the mcallisters all week. I would have accepted scuffs, blemishes, or whatever for that cappuccino/truffle color.   But guess what? The two sides were made on different lasts! When I checked the soles, the right side was clearly narrower throughout the shoe with a pointier toe and the left side was a little wider/fuller in the toe area. When I measured the length of the two soles, the right side longer by about half an inch. They are both marked 8.5EEE so I am assuming that the right shoe was made on the 5 last like it was supposed to and the left shoe was made on some unknown/unidentified last.

 

I am officially 1/2 right now with seconds. I was told that there would be aesthetic imperfections, but sending me a left and right shoe in two different lasts is unacceptable even as a second.

They likely aren't on two different lasts. Instead, it's more plausible the size has been mismarked on one shoe. I'd contact the Shoebank and ship them back first thing in the morning. 

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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post


What color are the MacNeil that you posted/received a few weeks ago?

 

Those were Walnut Shell Cordovan. I have a pair with a natural reverse welt, and a brown reverse welt.  

post #30749 of 47332
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post


This was my MTO; I am a huge fan and happy they're getting some love! I think the Franciscans are great (obviously!) I would definitely recommend getting them in #8 Cordovan. I was actually planning on switching these to shell but they were already in production. Happy either way, I thunk the Independence Line is underrated here on SF

Good luck with the decision, either way they'll look great!

 

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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post
 

GOP Shoe Guy: Personally, I would go for the Mora in brown shell. The Franciscan looks as if it has too much going on with a cap and broguing. 

 

Actually, I am a big fan of the detail in the cap. I think I am leaning towards the Franciscan. I appreciate everyones input. I think it will be burgundy shell with the Independence sole and wheeling for the classic look, like Subutai's. I have the Rutledge and Parkway, both on the 333 last, and they fit me just fine. I don't think I will have any issue with the fit. I will be emailing Allison in the a.m. to begin the order. 

 

Also, I agree with Subutai, I think the Independence Line is underrated here. I have the Jefferson, Williams and Rutledge, and love them all. I also have the Jefferson coming in Brown Shell. I have 25 pairs of AEs and next to my Shells, the Independence shoes are my favorites.  


Edited by GOP Shoe Guy - 10/3/13 at 3:41am
post #30750 of 47332
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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post
 

...didn't we have this conversation regarding the Alden thread and its frequenters just a few weeks ago?  

Yes we did...  Sorry, a guy brought it up and I had to say something...  I probably need therapy or something, but I'll settle for talking about it on this thread.

 

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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

Indeed we had.

multiple times on my accord in the last couple of months in fact.

 

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post
 

 

 

:rotflmao: That title made me literally laugh out loud! :bounce2:

It may be funny... but it's also accurate.  That thread is legitimately over the top creepy!

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