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post #35956 of 52280
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

Actually, all of the shoes are mine.  I've been on a shoe spree for the past couple of years.  I picked up the gators from an estate sale on ebay.  They had each been worn once, and there was maybe one scratch on each of the soles.  I actually got the order number for them and asked AE about them.  They confirmed not only that they are real gator, but also that it would cost me $3,200 per pair to have them made now.  

The Cliftons in black shark were made a couple of years ago with the help of Sherman Brothers, before the current MTO program.  My grandfather had a pair of the old Nassau and I liked the look of black shark.  The brown/chili Sheltons were ordered a while back, but I used all of their remaining stock of chili and brown.  I also have a pair of black shark Eagle Countrys coming up that is using the last of the black shark stock.

The loafer you have there looks amazing - it would just be uber expensive.  I know AE has some croc-print leather.  Maybe a cheaper alternative?


Fantastic information, thank you. I'm curious, which of your exotics do you find get the most wear? I work in a conservative law firm, and though park ave's are certainly appropriate, I doubt I could get away with gator park aves. Of all your shoes, I think the brown/chili shark saddles are the most stunning--although I don't have the style chops to figure out how to wear them. With a loafer, I feel like I could always wear it for a cocktail party, evening out, or special occasion. A wardrobe staple exotic, if there is such a thing.

As for the gator patriots, the price doesn't surprise me. For real croc, it's really expensive, no matter the manufacturer. My biggest concern was finding a loafer with a last that works for me, and then building out the wardrobe from there. I don't mind saving up for a wardrobe statement piece, especially one that will last a long time and come backed with AE's recrafting program. Perhaps I will give AE a call at some point and explore the possibility of a gator patriot.

Out of curiosity, does anybody have any ostrich AE shoes? I'm curious to see what they look like in real life. Thanks!
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My latest MTO came in on Friday, too. This time for my wife! A pair of Walnut Bayfields with V tap soles. These are size 6D and look so adorable, haha. Check them out.





and a couple pics next to my new size 8D Alden Tankers for scale...


 

What is her size in women's shoes?

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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

What is her size in women's shoes?
She is a 7.5M in women's.
post #35959 of 52280
Hi Guys,

Just want to confirm that the lowest for a pair of calf dalton boots is $199 during the great second sale and it's $299 for a pair of shell dalton seconds? Any chances of this sale happening again in the next 2-3 months?

I assume that dalton boots are never offered as part of the 2 for $250 sale?

Thanks! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #35960 of 52280
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

My latest MTO came in on Friday, too. This time for my wife! A pair of Walnut Bayfields with V tap soles. These are size 6D and look so adorable, haha. Check them out.
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and a couple pics next to my new size 8D Alden Tankers for scale...


 

 

Both of these are beautiful.

post #35961 of 52280
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


She is a 7.5M in women's.

geez...even our wives have the same size feet :rotflmao:

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

geez...even our wives have the same size feet rotflmao.gif
rotflmao.gif I can't say I'm a bit surprised, Ryden!
post #35963 of 52280
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Fantastic information, thank you. I'm curious, which of your exotics do you find get the most wear? I work in a conservative law firm, and though park ave's are certainly appropriate, I doubt I could get away with gator park aves. Of all your shoes, I think the brown/chili shark saddles are the most stunning--although I don't have the style chops to figure out how to wear them. With a loafer, I feel like I could always wear it for a cocktail party, evening out, or special occasion. A wardrobe staple exotic, if there is such a thing.

As for the gator patriots, the price doesn't surprise me. For real croc, it's really expensive, no matter the manufacturer. My biggest concern was finding a loafer with a last that works for me, and then building out the wardrobe from there. I don't mind saving up for a wardrobe statement piece, especially one that will last a long time and come backed with AE's recrafting program. Perhaps I will give AE a call at some point and explore the possibility of a gator patriot.

Out of curiosity, does anybody have any ostrich AE shoes? I'm curious to see what they look like in real life. Thanks!

My shark Cliftons get the most wear.

post #35964 of 52280
Arrived this morning, just in time for the big blizzard. Can't believe I got firsts for $215 (thanks again to bbob2013 for the $35 off coupon):


Only problem is my HDLP doesn't arrive til Saturday, so I guess I'll be sporting my leaky, crappy rock port Indy boots until then...
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

OK, these vintage Andover boots have arrived.  I'm blown away by them.  Here are pics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They don't appear to have ever been worn.  Only the faintest of creases - I'll have to break them in fresh.  Original insoles and outsoles.  Minuscule nicks on the polished cobbler.  They smell a tiny bit musty but it's barely noticeable.

 

I called AE and was told these boots were crafted on a defunct last known as the 796.  Anybody know anything about this last who would care to share?  I was also told that the last time a pair of these came in for recrafting was in 2008.

 

At 10.5 D, they are an excellent fit (I'm normally 9.5 E on the 5 last).

 

Judgment:  quite possibly the find of a lifetime.  Happy New Year to me!

 

You're welcome!

 

They look really, really great. I asked Allison about a MTO pair and she said they were last made in the early 2000s and all the lasts were destroyed.

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post
 

 

You're welcome!

 

They look really, really great. I asked Allison about a MTO pair and she said they were last made in the early 2000s and all the lasts were destroyed.

Sometimes I wonder how they would properly recraft without the proper lasts.

When I asked about a different shoe, she told me that they were retired.

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

OK, these vintage Andover boots have arrived.  I'm blown away by them.  Here are pics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They don't appear to have ever been worn.  Only the faintest of creases - I'll have to break them in fresh.  Original insoles and outsoles.  Minuscule nicks on the polished cobbler.  They smell a tiny bit musty but it's barely noticeable.

 

I called AE and was told these boots were crafted on a defunct last known as the 796.  Anybody know anything about this last who would care to share?  I was also told that the last time a pair of these came in for recrafting was in 2008.

 

At 10.5 D, they are an excellent fit (I'm normally 9.5 E on the 5 last).

 

Judgment:  quite possibly the find of a lifetime.  Happy New Year to me!

 

You're welcome!

 

They look really, really great. I asked Allison about a MTO pair and she said they were last made in the early 2000s and all the lasts were destroyed.

 

Lol, OD.  Sorry for not giving you the hat-tip when it was due!

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post
 

 

You're welcome!

 

They look really, really great. I asked Allison about a MTO pair and she said they were last made in the early 2000s and all the lasts were destroyed.

Sometimes I wonder how they would properly recraft without the proper lasts.

When I asked about a different shoe, she told me that they were retired.

 

Good question.  The person I talked to in Recrafting told me that they generally do hold on to the old lasts, so I wonder why they destroyed these.

post #35969 of 52280

No need to apologize, I'm just glad these were able to go to another SF member...and a fellow Louisiana AE fan to boot.

 

I may have confused what she said. It is possible that they still have the lasts but not the patterns to cut the leather.

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Strand: merlot, or chili?  I love merlot but I have a ton of shoes in that color whereas I have only one in chili (Shaker Heights boot).  Anyone have the chili and, if so, how are they working out for you?

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