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^^ Very nice make-ups there, dubs! The Jeffersons look outstanding. Love that sole. If all my MTOs weren't casual I def. would have gone with that sole.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

^^ Very nice make-ups there, dubs! The Jeffersons look outstanding. Love that sole. If all my MTOs weren't casual I def. would have gone with that sole.

 

Thanks, yeah, there is definitely something kind of fun about that sole. It looks great now, but I expect that it will look crappy pretty quickly. Oh well, I guess that I will enjoy it for now (and whenever I get them re-crafted... :) ).

 

Have a good Friday tifosi, you have gotten yourself some awesome MTOs also! Those Leeds still haven't sold yet? I am amazed. They aren't my size, plus I JUST ordered the Whiskey PTBs, otherwise I would probably be on them.

 

-Mike

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Thanks, yeah, there is definitely something kind of fun about that sole. It looks great now, but I expect that it will look crappy pretty quickly. Oh well, I guess that I will enjoy it for now (and whenever I get them re-crafted... smile.gif ).

Have a good Friday tifosi, you have gotten yourself some awesome MTOs also! Those Leeds still haven't sold yet? I am amazed. They aren't my size, plus I JUST ordered the Whiskey PTBs, otherwise I would probably be on them.

-Mike
It's OK...they are just soles. Don't worry about how they look once you start walking on them.

Nope...still got em. No biggie. I'm working on a couple Aldens today...I'll be ordering something. Got a couple irons in the fire.
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mdubs: Those Jeffersons are gorgeous. Congrats and wear in excellent health.
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Originally Posted by JohnnyGalt View Post

Can anyone explain the difference in quality (if any) between the indepence soles and the JR soles?

 

 

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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

 

I have asked this myself, and gotten little answers in terms of quality differences. I am of the understanding that the JR soles and the Independence Soles are of roughly equivalent quality and that you should anticipate a similar wear life between the two.

 

-Mike

 

My understanding is that the Independence leather soles are of similar quality as their regular leather soles.  However, the Independence soles are an extra Iron thicker (an Iron is a unit of measurement for leather).  Thus, they should last a bit longer due to the added thickness.  The Independence soles are obviously finished with a different colored coating as well.

 

However, the JR soles are much hardier leather.  They are tanned using an old-world technique using Oak bark, amongst other ingredients, and their tannage takes many months.  JR soles are not the best money can buy, but they are about the best you can get that are also readily accessible.  

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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post
 

Have any of you had a problem with creasing in Allen Edmonds shoes?  I recently bought a new pair of Clifton oxfords on eBay, and, after two wears, they have pretty distinct creases just to the toe side of the top cap seam.  I realize that eventually all shoes get creased, but I had creases develop in the exact same location on a very cheap pair of Bostonians I bought years ago, when I was just out of school, and I was hoping that AEs would wear harder than that.  I'm sure I'll still get years of use out of them, but I've had some dress shoes for years before they developed those sort of creases.

 

 

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These creases are likely due to how shoes fit your feet and your gait. The fact that the creases are all very similar suggests that they all fit you similarly and that your gait is consistent. It is not hugely surprising. I often develop creases in my shoes in very similar locations.

 

Agree with Gauss17.

 

Read through this article, and enjoy your shoes!

 

http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/10/mythbuster-part-1-leather-creasing-means-something-is-wrong.html

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Where would one acquire such slippers for $60?

 

Fabian43 alerted us to this sale a few weeks back via AE's website.

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post
 

Opto, Are you like 10 feet tall. Wow, that is far away. :)

 

I was channeling my inner elbastardocalvo with that perspective.

 

If I were 10 feet tall, I'd be quite unbalanced with these 8.5D feet.

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post
 

 

I was channeling my inner elbastardocalvo with that perspective.

 

If I were 10 feet tall, I'd be quite unbalanced with these 8.5D feet.

 

HaHa! Yes, you would need more surface area on the ground to hold up that frame...

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I need your opinion fellas!

 

I'm sending in my AE Polo (saddle shoes) in #8 shell eventually....

 

Should I go with the Double Rededbach sole? ($10 extra) or just keep the regular single Rededbach look that the shoe came with.

 

I'm leaning towards Double, but I'm afraid that could take away from the "normal" look of them.

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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post
 

I need your opinion fellas!

 

I'm sending in my AE Polo (saddle shoes) in #8 shell eventually....

 

Should I go with the Double Rededbach sole? ($10 extra) or just keep the regular single Rededbach look that the shoe came with.

 

I'm leaning towards Double, but I'm afraid that could take away from the "normal" look of them.

 

I would stick with the single oak.

 

-Mike

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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post
 

I need your opinion fellas!

 

I'm sending in my AE Polo (saddle shoes) in #8 shell eventually....

 

Should I go with the Double Rededbach sole? ($10 extra) or just keep the regular single Rededbach look that the shoe came with.

 

I'm leaning towards Double, but I'm afraid that could take away from the "normal" look of them.

Single!!

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Double.

 

Shell cordovan and double soles are synonymous with each other imo.

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This pair of navy blue suede MacNeils that has been on eBay since at least August, is apparently cursed. I think it was bought at least three times in the past couple of months, but apparently each new owner just keeps sending it back. They are really great shoes so I am not sure what's the reason.

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The seller's probably not getting a high enough bid, so he's not honoring the sale and reposting them.

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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post
 

The seller's probably not getting a high enough bid, so he's not honoring the sale and reposting them.

He actually did sell them several times. I must admit I purchased them as well a few months ago but then returned them back as they didn't match the description (the seller listed them as black and I couldn't tell from the pictures whether they were black or navy blue). They were purchased again about a week ago and the buyer posted pics in the AE thread. Apparently, he sent them back as well. 

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