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Same thing happened to me with a recent order. I'm sure they arrive tomorrow. FedEx (and all other shipping carriers) are backed up due to the volume of packages being shipped over the holidays. I bet tomorrow they're "on vehicle for delivery!"

Now it says back at fedex facility with estimated delivery date December 27.

It's not a big deal, but I wonder why $125 closeout shoes from the outlet qualify for free 2-day delivery, but a $550 MTO gets "super saver"

Of course, it's still a great bargain for custom shells, so I'm not really complaining.
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Outstanding job Doc!

 

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The LBs are stunning!

 

Thanks, guys. This Obenauf makes some magical stuff. I just realized I didn't put the stock red laces back on the Long Branches. Not sure if I want to now...

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Now it says back at fedex facility with estimated delivery date December 27.

It's not a big deal, but I wonder why $125 closeout shoes from the outlet qualify for free 2-day delivery, but a $550 MTO gets "super saver"

Of course, it's still a great bargain for custom shells, so I'm not really complaining.

Yikes. Sorry man, hold on . . . lemme see if I can get my foot out of my mouth

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Now it says back at fedex facility with estimated delivery date December 27.

It's not a big deal, but I wonder why $125 closeout shoes from the outlet qualify for free 2-day delivery, but a $550 MTO gets "super saver"

Of course, it's still a great bargain for custom shells, so I'm not really complaining.

 

Hey, they gotta save on cost some how. Great price for a MTO= super saver shipping!

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Ok, well, those tracking results must have been an error, because I DID just receive my shoes after all, and hot DAMN are they killin!

I'll look forward to cleaning them up a bit over the next few days, but here's a first look:









Kenilworth 10.5 3E in burgundy cordovan, toasted edge, chili welt, brass eyelets, Indy lining and single JR sole.

Looking forward to breaking in these babies!
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

hot DAMN are they killin!

Yes. Yes, they are. Man... nothing shows off shell like a PTB. Gorgeous!!

So anxious for the Bayfield makeups I ordered on October 2. Just got a tan Horween Dublin belt from GSD to match and the belt is beautiful; if the shoes look half as nice they'll be well worth the wait. Last I heard was "as long as everything checks out it will either ship by the end of next week or the beginning of the following week" on December 4...
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Ok, well, those tracking results must have been an error, because I DID just receive my shoes after all, and hot DAMN are they killin!

I'll look forward to cleaning them up a bit over the next few days, but here's a first look:
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Kenilworth 10.5 3E in burgundy cordovan, toasted edge, chili welt, brass eyelets, Indy lining and single JR sole.

Looking forward to breaking in these babies!

Those are awesome! Good choices. Enjoy and happy holidays!

-Mike
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  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Ok, well, those tracking results must have been an error, because I DID just receive my shoes after all, and hot DAMN are they killin!

I'll look forward to cleaning them up a bit over the next few days, but here's a first look:








Kenilworth 10.5 3E in burgundy cordovan, toasted edge, chili welt, brass eyelets, Indy lining and single JR sole.

Looking forward to breaking in these babies!

Those are absolutely stunning, you did a heck of a job on that make up! Congrats on your new shoes and Merry Christmas to you:) 

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peppercorn - total awesomeness - congrats!

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Originally Posted by Roycru View Post

This is my sixth pair of AE Seconds, have I still haven't been able to find anything structurally wrong with any of them.  Some have had very minor cosmetic problems, which I can't see when I use the shoes as directed (putting them on my feet and walking around with them on).  I am not a curator of a shoe museum.

Ok bro, we get it, you love seconds and don't mind imperfections. I feel the same.

But you can stop with the hyperbole, because many people don't mind paying full price for a perfect product, and not risk getting something they'll have to return, or something that reminds them it's a flawed product every time they wear it.

Everybody's different.
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One of the things I like about AEs . . . call me crazy . . . they're imperfect.  Kinda rough-hewn, even in their pristine state.  Not long ago I ordered a pair of Church's monks from Mr. Porter, just for comparison's sake.  They weren't even from one of their higher-end lines, but I was shocked at how "perfect" they were.  Seemed . . . un-American, somehow.  America is a rough-and-ready kind of place and AEs reflect that.  The Churches OTOH seemed fussy, like they weren't capable of rolling up their sleeves.  If these run-of-the-mill Churches seemed that perfect to me, I can't imagine what a truly high-end pair would be like . . . I'd probably be afraid to wear them.

 

Like I said, call me crazy.

 

 

That does strike me as kinda crazy.  Accepting a certain degree of imperfections in shoes at a given price point I can understand.  Elevating sloppy workmanship to a virtue - that I can't really understand.  But I don't need to.  You are more than entitled to spend your money on shoes you enjoy for whatever reasons float your particular boat.  As for me, I look to near-perfection in a pair of shoes as reflection of the skill, dedication and pride of the people who made them, whether they be American, British, Spanish, Hungarian or Romanian.  Those are qualities I can universally embrace as virtues regardless of nationality.

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The Hale Dress Oxford is on sale right now is there any reason I shouldn't get a pair of these? Will they fill the slot of a black cap toe dress shoe or should I wait for the PAs at the Anniversary sale?
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One of the things I like about AEs . . . call me crazy . . . they're imperfect.  Kinda rough-hewn, even in their pristine state.  Not long ago I ordered a pair of Church's monks from Mr. Porter, just for comparison's sake.  They weren't even from one of their higher-end lines, but I was shocked at how "perfect" they were.  Seemed . . . un-American, somehow.  America is a rough-and-ready kind of place and AEs reflect that.  The Churches OTOH seemed fussy, like they weren't capable of rolling up their sleeves.  If these run-of-the-mill Churches seemed that perfect to me, I can't imagine what a truly high-end pair would be like . . . I'd probably be afraid to wear them.

 

Like I said, call me crazy.

 

 

That does strike me as kinda crazy.  Accepting a certain degree of imperfections in shoes at a given price point I can understand.  Elevating sloppy workmanship to a virtue - that I can't really understand.  But I don't need to.  You are more than entitled to spend your money on shoes you enjoy for whatever reasons float your particular boat.  As for me, I look to near-perfection in a pair of shoes as reflection of the skill, dedication and pride of the people who made them, whether they be American, British, Spanish, Hungarian or Romanian.  Those are qualities I can universally embrace as virtues regardless of nationality.

 

Honest and no-trolling-intended question:  Is the existence of a second always or usually due to "sloppy workmanship" on the part of people who don't have enough "skill, dedication and pride", or are there other reasons?

 

If the latter, what are some typical ways where the manufacturing process at a place like AE breaks down to the point where a second is the result?  Maybe a machine malfunctions?  A good sewer has a bad day?  A batch of cement is faulty?  Are there some reasons that are more common than others?

post #35444 of 53298
I would call a visibly off-center point on a wingtip sloppy workmanship.
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Let's take a break from closed lacing gap widths and leather vs. V-Tread soles for some holiday hi-jinks...

 

I found my significant other's "riding boots" - an abomination, really - by the front door this morning. She always gives me crap about all my shoe care stuff (and shoes), so I had a little fun with her...

 

 

I'm curious to see how long they sit there before she takes em to get shined... or begs for me to do the other boot. :worship: 

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