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Originally Posted by Spex View Post
 

 

If you hadn't described the problem, I'm not sure I could have spotted it from those photos. These are 2nd, you have to remember so you cannot expect perfection. Also remember the commonly made point around here that your feet will generally be further away from everyone's eyes than in close-up photos and usually your feel will be moving. No one will notice. It may bug you indefinitely, though, so you need to make the call. 

 

I think it was the lighting. This is what it looks like in a different lighting/angle. You can't tell from the pic, but there is an extra 3mm of excess material there. I would forget about it but I've never owned cordovan shoes. I'm expecting it to look much worse than this in a couple months of wear and the tiny pointy edge of the cap to flare out even more.

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I think it was the lighting. This is what it looks like in a different lighting/angle. You can't tell from the pic, but there is an extra 3mm of excess material there. I would forget about it but I've never owned cordovan shoes. I'm expecting it to look much worse than this in a couple months of wear and the tiny pointy edge of the cap to flare out even more.

 

Just return it and get your peace of mind.  There is always a next time.

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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post
 

 

I think it was the lighting. This is what it looks like in a different lighting/angle. You can't tell from the pic, but there is an extra 3mm of excess material there. I would forget about it but I've never owned cordovan shoes. I'm expecting it to look much worse than this in a couple months of wear and the tiny pointy edge of the cap to flare out even more.

 

 

That does look pretty obnoxious.  I wouldn't blame you for returning them either.

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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post
 

 

I think it was the lighting. This is what it looks like in a different lighting/angle. You can't tell from the pic, but there is an extra 3mm of excess material there. I would forget about it but I've never owned cordovan shoes. I'm expecting it to look much worse than this in a couple months of wear and the tiny pointy edge of the cap to flare out even more.

 

I hear your point and I'd be pretty unhappy too. Take it to a local cobbler and see what he can do.  Also, check whether AE recrafting might be able to help. I presume this issue will keep bothering you down the road, and if neither your cobbler nor AE could help you further, I'd go ahead and return them. 

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I would argue the exact opposite. Most traditional chukkas (AE, Edward Green, Trickers, etc.) all utilize a 3 eyelet chukka. I think the 3 eyelet is much more traditional than the 2 eyelet. It provides better ankle support and also enables bar lacing which is also more traditional.

 

Fair enough and you are probably correct. What I should have typed is that I see many many more two eyelet chukkas in the wild. So, more common, at least that cross my path.

post #30801 of 43453

Anybody want a 9.5D amok suede chukka NIB? I've got dark brown and tan. They're discontinued but I've got one pair each as they were just a tad too small. Let me know before I return them.

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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post
 

to be fair...  He can expect perfection... and apparently he is...  He shouldn't expect perfection, but his perception of the shoe is what it is... and that can't be changed.  The supposed defect bothers him, it's obviously on his mind, and will be every time he puts them on, which means he will likely rarely ever wear them...  He should return them.  There is no point in keeping a pair of shoes you don't feel good about wearing.  I agree that the defect is no big deal...  but first impressions... even when it comes to first impressions of shoes STICK, and his first impression was that the defect bothers him... so he should not keep them.

 

Sounds like he needs a decision tree for this :lol: 

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Does anyone have a picture of all the AE shell cordovan colours next to one another?

About to buy a pair of Daltons in burgundy, but don't want to regret not having seen them in walnut or other colours first...
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Appreciate if someone can explain the number on the side of the shoes.  Does AE keep a serial number on the shoes?

post #30805 of 43453
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Does anyone have a picture of all the AE shell cordovan colours next to one another?

About to buy a pair of Daltons in burgundy, but don't want to regret not having seen them in walnut or other colours first...

If you go back over this thread, Cold Iron has a few fantastic photos of his shell collection, several of which display five distinct shades of the same shoe. It's invaluable.

Sadly, it's also moot. Allen Edmonds now only has burgundy, brown, and black shell cordovan... and it will be that way for the foreseeable future.
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post


If you go back over this thread, Cold Iron has a few fantastic photos of his shell collection, several of which display five distinct shades of the same shoe. It's invaluable.

Sadly, it's also moot. Allen Edmonds now only has burgundy, brown, and black shell cordovan... and it will be that way for the foreseeable future.

 

+1.  :censored: 

post #30807 of 43453
Officially placed my shell neumok order... and am promptly about to place an order, if possible, for the Banchory in #8 and shiny brass eyelets. Basically, I'm taking advantage of the cheap custom shells to get my dream shoes that I figured would never be readily accessible. I'm operating under the (possibly false) assumption that one day they will stop with the waived MTO fee and/or not honor sales prices anymore.
post #30808 of 43453
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$149 at the shoebank.

 

Thanks !

post #30809 of 43453
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post

Does anyone have a picture of all the AE shell cordovan colours next to one another?

About to buy a pair of Daltons in burgundy, but don't want to regret not having seen them in walnut or other colours first...

 

AppleMark

 

brown, cappuccino, walnut, new burgundy, old burgundy, black

post #30810 of 43453
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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post
 

 

I think it was the lighting. This is what it looks like in a different lighting/angle. You can't tell from the pic, but there is an extra 3mm of excess material there. I would forget about it but I've never owned cordovan shoes. I'm expecting it to look much worse than this in a couple months of wear and the tiny pointy edge of the cap to flare out even more.

Honestly, I wouldn't keep these because of WHERE on the shoe the error is located - right near the cap/focal point of the shoe.  I've purchased other items in the past because I got a 'deal' on them but ended up regretting it.  I don't buy shell shoes but would imagine that there will be other sales on seconds in the future and you could always try to purchase a different pair at that time.

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