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Yes.  But the fibrous interior of the shell is exposed, albeit in just this tiny spot.  A little cream would, I suspect, render it almost undetectable, but I wonder whether this compromises the integrity of the shell in any way (i.e. will the leather dry out and will the tear expand, etc.).

haha...This made me think of the Family Guy segment where the guys were singing about the vasectomy procedure.

 

"...Then, you snip the fibrous tissue. (deep voice guy) Then-you-snip-the-fi-brous-tissue."

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I have been looking at a shortwing blucher myself and have found it quite surprising that AE doesn't have more of these designs.  The closest thing I have seen to the Marlow is the AE Auburn.  I think it would be close because it is build on the 1 last and has the full toe.  Anyone looked into this? 

Others can chime in but here are some models that are shortwing bluchers that AE no longer offers. In particular, I wish they would offer any of these shoes in brown. Also, I prefer singled soled versions with sleek lasts rather than blobby old mannish ones.

Players: never was a fan of the walnut color. It never came in burgundy or bwn
Hinsdale: I actually own this shoe and think it looks great but the last doesn't work for me
Bel air: discontinued
Concord: discontinued
Lombard: discontinued and it only came with comfort vibram soles, I think.

Thanks for the mention of the Auburn. I had not heard of this model, but a quick google image search shows only black colored models.

Yes, AE could stand to introduce, or reintroduce, a sleek shortwing blucher. Paul?
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Must avoid the progression... Must avoid the progression...

 

I have been subscribing to this thread since August. I recently stopped my subscription and vowed to stop buying shoes. However, I got the Rediscover America list of seconds and avoided a purchase, but then a few days later requested an updated list--it had the BB walnut Strands and I couldn't resist! Now I started my subscription to this thread again. Seeing all of the shell and made to order shoes makes me wonder how long until I start all of that!

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PSA: Bayfields are currently $207.99 at Lands' End.
Careful...many of the ones they are clearing out have sub par leather...finally got a good pair and they have developed a squeaky heel after ~8 wears...trying to decide on returning them
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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post
 

Nope.

So your vote is to return them?

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PSA: Shoe trees on sale at Jos A Bank for $8.50 with free shipping. cheers.gif

Thanks tifosi for the heads up. I ordered 5 pair. I think I'm going to try to cutomize my shoe trees.....

You can take off the metal piece and flip it over. I'm going to do it one better though ....I'm going to have the metal piece engraved. A couple of my buddies at work are just gettin started on shoes...a pair of shoe trees with their name on it would be a nice Christmas gift I think.
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Picked up a pair of Amoks today. I got two on clearance but the 4 last ran a half size smaller than my 5 lasts so I had to exchange them and there were only this color left in the country. Not my pic but I'm loving the mossy suede

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These Amoks, where can you get them?
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Originally Posted by movoblast View Post
 

So your vote is to return them?

 

Yes.

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Originally Posted by clew View Post

Careful...many of the ones they are clearing out have sub par leather...finally got a good pair and they have developed a squeaky heel after ~8 wears...trying to decide on returning them

Good to know. Lucky for me they were out of my size.
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It's always nice to get a pair that at least has some practical use.

CH

 

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Does the Dundee fit similar to Dalton?

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Originally Posted by fiestaplatypus View Post


I always believed that this was the reason that the lighter colors were in shorter supply from Horoween and why AE has ample supply of #8, black and dark brown. The paste that AE applies would be in addition to the dye that Horoween uses...ie the color should already account for the visibility of these flaws. Perhaps there are still visible flaws that AE is attempting to cover up, but I bet it is more than likely due to the tendency of shell cordovan to scratch easy and them wanting to protect the surface of the shoe for the customer. Most of the customer base wouldn't know the intricacies of maintaining cordovan to the extent of many of the members here, so it's much easier for AE to simply apply a base layer to keep the shoe from getting too dinged up before it makes it to the foot of the wearer.

On the same note, it's very possible that they apply the paste/creme/polish early on to protect the shell during manufacturing. I would assume that most buyers wouldn't want a slightly scratched or scarred shoe when they are spending nearly double the price of the perfectly finished calf models.

I wasnt sure if AE got the shells with much base color or not. I thought I read that Carmina and Rancourt both buy a more undyed shell and dye it themselves. This is how they can get create some of the more unique colors. 

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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post
 

Does the Dundee fit similar to Dalton?

Yes

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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post


Others can chime in but here are some models that are shortwing bluchers that AE no longer offers. In particular, I wish they would offer any of these shoes in brown. Also, I prefer singled soled versions with sleek lasts rather than blobby old mannish ones.

Players: never was a fan of the walnut color. It never came in burgundy or bwn
Hinsdale: I actually own this shoe and think it looks great but the last doesn't work for me
Bel air: discontinued
Concord: discontinued
Lombard: discontinued and it only came with comfort vibram soles, I think.

Thanks for the mention of the Auburn. I had not heard of this model, but a quick google image search shows only black colored models.

Yes, AE could stand to introduce, or reintroduce, a sleek shortwing blucher. Paul?

 

I was on the same quest (an AE version of the RL Marlow) for a long time.  The problem is that AE manufactured the shoe (Player's shoe) that would best fit the bill on its worst fitting last (the 2 last).  I've always said that if AE could introduce a shoe version of its Dalton boot, it would be the perfect AE version of the RL Marlow and a huge seller.  I ended up giving up on AE for this shoe and went to Carmina.  I think you'll agree they are not old-mannish, despite the double leather sole and round toe:

 

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