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post #34831 of 49578
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Originally Posted by BCer View Post

What are you choosing to do for care on them? I already picked up and treated my Eagle County with LP to be my "winter" boot so I think I may stick to Reno and brushing for this piar. Have yet to fully make a decision though.
 

 

Would you mind posting a few more pics of your Eagle County boots after the LP treatment?  And by that, I mean new pics (I recall you saying initially when you first applied it it looked darker, but they lightened up some later . . . I'd like to see the "later").  The tan is a bit too orange for my liking and I'm looking to darken mine just ever so slightly.

 

Thanks!

post #34832 of 49578
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

Very nice.  I'm beginning to think it's impossible to make an ugly Strand - they just look great in every color and leather.

Proof in point, Strand golf shoes....


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post #34833 of 49578

How in the world do you keep white shoes like that clean? Especially on grass/dirt? I can only imagine how much harder it gets with suede...

post #34834 of 49578
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Originally Posted by FreedBird View Post
 
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

Very nice.  I'm beginning to think it's impossible to make an ugly Strand - they just look great in every color and leather.

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Wow.  I would wear the hell out of those.  Confining them to the golf course is a shame!

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How different would you say they are?  Would you say that the difference is between the McA and the Strands or between BB and AE?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Hey guys, I present you the picture to use when your significant others tell you that all your shoes look the same. Haha

Merlot BB McAllister and Merlot Strands. Significant difference in how they fit and weigh.

post #34836 of 49578
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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post


I have strange fit issues with my McAllisters. The BB versions are tight due to the poron insole while my AE version are actually loose and I had to install a tongue pad, these are both the same size. Now with my strands, this is my second pair and they seem to fit the same as my others, although I haven't really worn them.

Between AE and BB, the BB are noticeably heavier which felt strange when I was walking in both of them. I believe the BB shoes have a double sole, although I may be wrong.
post #34837 of 49578

Bored and I had my shoe care stuff at work so decided to polish my Daltons.

 

 

post #34838 of 49578
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post

I have the same experience.  Ordered a cappuccino Lexington on Aug 30.  Failed inspection and was told they will be ready Nov 15.  My emails are also not being answered now.  I'm not sure what to make of it.

I ordered my cappuccino MacNeils in June. I returned the first pair for defects and the last two pairs AE made didn't pass final inspection. I'm not sure if it's a problem with the stock of cappuccino cordovan or a problem with craftsmen making the shoes. The positive about the whole ordeal is Allison has been great through the whole process and it's unfortunate she has to deal with all these problems. Overall this MTO experience has been a headache that I don't think I will be doing again.
post #34839 of 49578
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

What are you wearing those Larchmonts with? Suit? Slacks?

...glad you asked, clarksdb. 

 

:cool: "ahem..."

 

Suits...

 

 

(I'll change laces here)

 

...and slacks

 

 

These shoes seem to EASILY dress up or down.  An informal survey gives it an easy majority thumbs up. Time to pick up belt.

post #34840 of 49578
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

Bored and I had my shoe care stuff at work so decided to polish my Daltons.

 

 

 

Very niiiiice. Bravo...Bourbon is sick. 

post #34841 of 49578
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

"1st quality" Jeffersons in brown cordovan. These were a 2nd attempt, the first ones manufactured last month failed inspection:

Excess material on both wing tips, partially punched brogue still embedded, warped material on instep:









An update:

I did send these webgems back immediately this week. The more I looked at the flaws the less I could justify them on a $500 pair of shoes. I must commend the staff of the AE Philadelphia store in particular and AE corporate in Wisconsin. I was concerned that maybe I was being too picky, however the AE staff seemed even more upset and perturbed than I was by the fact that these left the factory as firsts considering that these were the second attempt to craft the shoes after the first ones failed inspection. They did more than I or anyone on this forum would reasonably expect to correct the situation, so much so that I was somewhat embarrassed by the gestures made. This organization's focus on customer service really is astonishing compared to anything else I've ever seen before....by anyone. They went above and beyond to to make sure there was no sour taste left in my mouth following the obvious disappointment. AE Philadelphia gets an A+ for service above and beyond the call of duty.
Edited by Buddy0329 - 12/10/13 at 3:26pm
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Did anyone else notice the Eagle County is exactly the RL Illford boot in more casual leather and a canvas panel w/ a different sole? I ended up on a MTO configuration very similar to the Illford independently, and then ran across these pics.  

 

 

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I ended up settling on:

Burnished Walnut Calf upper

3 Speed hooks at the top of the lacing, brass eyelets
Dark brown contrast stitching similar to above (put this request in late so I hope she got it in, the picture above changed my mind)
Independence leather insole
Black split reverse welt 
Vibram mini lug outsole
Brown transparent edge dressing
 
 
Looking to seeing the bourbon configuration from everyone as well

Edited by d4nimal - 12/8/13 at 3:15am
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Merlot strands seconds after a rub down of conditioner cleaner and laces up with candy canes. Gonna wear them for the first time at my company's year end dinner. Let's see how the conservative higher-ups react! Hahaha
post #34844 of 49578
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

An update:

I did send these webgems back immediately this week. The more I looked at the flaws the less I could justify them on a $500 pair of shoes. I must commend the staff of the AE Philadelphia store in particular and AE corporate in Wisconsin. I was concerned that maybe I was being too picky, however the AE staff seemed even more upset and perturbed than I was by the fact that these left the factory as firsts considering that these were the second attempt to craft the shoes after the first ones failed inspection. They did more than I or anyone on this forum would reasonably expect to correct the situation, so much so that I was somewhat embarrassed by the gestures made. This organization's focus on customer service really is astonishing compared to anything else I've ever seen before....by anyone. They went above and beyond to to make sure there was no sour taste left in my mouth following the obvious disappointment. If anyone is looking for a reference to an A+ master fitter that knows the catalog and fit profiles of all the shoes inside and out, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via Private Message.. Out of privacy concerns, I'd rather not name names on the internet.[/quo

so, what exactly they do?
post #34845 of 49578
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Originally Posted by d4nimal View Post
 

Did anyone else notice the Eagle County is exactly the RL Illford boot in more casual leather and a canvas panel w/ a different sole? I ended up on a MTO configuration very similar to the Illford independently, and then ran across these pics.  

 

Wow, I'm still waiting on samples, but thanks for posting that. I also independently had a configuration pretty similar to that. Which leather did you go with?

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