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post #30886 of 43013
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I wanted to report my experience with AE customer service.

I posted a few pics recently of my mto Daltons where one boot had misaligned eyelets. Allison contacted me and reported they never should have left the factory. As such she could credit my card 396$ or use it as credit in combination with RA sale thus a new pair or Cordovan shoes would run me about $110.00. Seriously who does it better than AE. The Mora? Clifton? Decisions Decisions.

 

Wow! that is incredible service.

 

I vote for brown shell Mora

post #30887 of 43013
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

There's a reason they're seconds. They're structurally sound, but there's a little bit off aesthetically. Maybe polish/aging will cover it up. I honestly don't see much of an issue there. The toe just looks lighter, is that the issue?

 

In the second image, viewing the lateral left shoe, you can see the large bit of sun reflection. But below that, along the welt, is not sunshine. It's a band of tan. This, along with the lighter toes leaves me wondering if they will darken with age or if they can be darkened...or is this part of the reason they are seconds, some sort of poor penetration in the processing of the material or shoe. There are other reasons for these to be seconds (dimpling, scrapes, scuffs). The images don't really show how different these parts are. The toes and this band appear quite a bit lighter in comparison to the rest of the shoe than is really depicted in these images.

post #30888 of 43013
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Originally Posted by SBear View Post
 

Some help with shell, please. Received my first ever pair of shell cordovan shoes, brown Norwich from the seconds sale. I'm surprised at the lack of richness in the color because I see such deep rich tones on all of the images posted here for shell. The right toe area has some ripple/dimple as you can see in the third image below. The left lateral has a band running along the welt that is substantially less bran (closer to tan; shown in the second and last images) and both toes have this, albeit to a lesser extent. Please let me know what you think. Will I be able to get these light regions darker (?) and is does the rich depth of color just come from brushing/shining?

 

 

 

I think those look great, especially for the price paid.

post #30889 of 43013
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I wanted to report my experience with AE customer service.

I posted a few pics recently of my mto Daltons where one boot had misaligned eyelets. Allison contacted me and reported they never should have left the factory. As such she could credit my card 396$ or use it as credit in combination with RA sale thus a new pair or Cordovan shoes would run me about $110.00. Seriously who does it better than AE. The Mora? Clifton? Decisions Decisions.

:slayer:

 

Mora in shell would be sexy

post #30890 of 43013
Agreed and yup I keep the daltons at the 299$ price.
post #30891 of 43013
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post
 

 

I think those look great, especially for the price paid.

 

Thanks. Agreed about the price. What I'm asking, because I've never had shell before, is whether the light regions (which really are much lighter than the pictures seem to indicate) are a defect and/or whether they can be darkened? I look back at all the other recent shell pics in this thread and see much more uniform coloration.

post #30892 of 43013
Maybe the brantley boot....I believe I will take the weekend to make a decision. Suggestions welcomed.
post #30893 of 43013

Appreciate the responses/help guys.

 

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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post


I need to know too.
8.5D in Fifth Aves (5 last), 8D in Larchmonts. They're slightly wider and have a little more volume too.

Even in a size down they're wider and have more volume, or comparing to the 8.5D Larchmont on that comment?

 

Thanks again!

post #30894 of 43013
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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post
 

I mentioned it, but was originally reluctant to. AE doesn't have a lot of selection in a black boot, and I personally don't think the fifth street can be dressed down much. But, yeah, if it's black pants in a formal setting I would agree. If it's black pants in a business casual environment, I don't think anyone would care or even notice.

yeah you are probably right...  but who wears black pants in a business casual environment?  The fifth street in brown can be dressed down a lot more than the one in black...  but brown shoes w/ black pants in not ok...

 

I have personally never worn a pair of black dress pants in my life...

post #30895 of 43013
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Originally Posted by fiestaplatypus View Post


I may have mentioned this a while back (3-4 months ago), but my first SF MTO was a Cappuccino Leeds w/ brass eyelets. These came in about a month ago, but due to taxes for shipping to me in VA, I had them shipped to my parents' hoiuse in MD. Finally got them yesterday.

Cappuccion Shell Cordovan
Brass Eyelets
Chilli Split Reverse Welt
Transparent Brown Edge Trim
Wheeling and Fudging
JR Double Leather Sole

 

Those are some very nice looking shoes... Look strikingly similar to these: http://www.fransboonestore.com/store/alden/alden-x-frans-boone-cigar-cordovan-plain-toe

 

-Mike

post #30896 of 43013
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Originally Posted by SBear View Post
 

 

Thanks. Agreed about the price. What I'm asking, because I've never had shell before, is whether the light regions (which really are much lighter than the pictures seem to indicate) are a defect and/or whether they can be darkened? I look back at all the other recent shell pics in this thread and see much more uniform coloration.

 

 

As you said it is hard to see in your pictures.  Color certainly can be adjusted to some degree, but I wouldn't expect the flexibility that you find with calfskin.  The color may well be the reason that they are seconds, but that doesn't necessarily make it "defective."  Variegated color in extreme cases in some shells can turn people off, but it's quite natural at some level, and is part of owning shell.  If the color is that off to you, I wouldn't keep them based on a hope that you can darken them to your liking.  The color will continue to change as they age as well. 

post #30897 of 43013
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post
 

 

I think those look great, especially for the price paid.

 

+1.  Those are gorgeous.  The discoloration is not severe--if anything, it's wabi-sabi chic.  

post #30898 of 43013
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Originally Posted by fiestaplatypus View Post

I may have mentioned this a while back (3-4 months ago), but my first SF MTO was a Cappuccino Leeds w/ brass eyelets. These came in about a month ago, but due to taxes for shipping to me in VA, I had them shipped to my parents' hoiuse in MD. Finally got them yesterday.

Cappuccion Shell Cordovan
Brass Eyelets
Chilli Split Reverse Welt
Transparent Brown Edge Trim
Wheeling and Fudging
JR Double Leather Sole
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Wow. I have the same exact make up besides the eyelets coming. I can't wait, now!
post #30899 of 43013
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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post
 

yeah you are probably right...  but who wears black pants in a business casual environment?  The fifth street in brown can be dressed down a lot more than the one in black...  but brown shoes w/ black pants in not ok...

 

I have personally never worn a pair of black dress pants in my life...

 

I see black pants as well as black corrected grain square toes too often in the business my office and on the streets in Manhattan. Don't get me started on the number of people wearing black suits in the day time.

post #30900 of 43013

Looking for some recommendations about which shells to get. The following is what's available in my size at $299:

 

Randolph (burgundy, black)

Patriot (burgundy)

Park Ave (black)

Grayson (burgundy)

McGraw (burgundy)

Macneil (burgundy, black)

Leeds (black)

Dundee (only says "truffle" where as the rest give the color and clearly state cordovan. It's priced at $299 though, so should I assume this is shell?)

 

My current collection:

 

Black calf Strand

Walnut calf Strand

Grey Aberdeen

Walnut Shell Dalton

 

What do you guys think is the best way to go here? Thanks! 

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