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For you size 10 folks, Lands' End is clearing out these models -

MacNeil Black Leather - 219.97 http://www.landsend.com/products/mens-allen-edmonds-wing-tip-shoes/id_250201
McTavish Brown/Cognac Leather - 169.97 http://www.landsend.com/products/mens-allen-edmonds-mctavish-wingtip-shoes/id_258011
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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

This thread is more fun when people post pictures of their new shoes, shells after a few years of wearing in, and post-shine/care! I love AE shoes and have paid a variety of prices for all of them (ebay, seconds, Nordstrom, full price shells) and enjoy wearing them and receiving compliments for having "nice shoes, dude!"

 

Olive Neumoks today:

 

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Olive Neumoks today:

 

 

Lookin' good!  What brand of socks and where do you usually grab them around here (BR/NOLA)?  Need to know a good spot or two to grab a bit..

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As far the lining - for me, the cowhide EC fit perfectly. Allison was of the opinion that a calfskin shoe would actually feel a little looser, and that going with the Independence lining would tighten it back up a bit. So I went with the Independence insole/lining.

 

I got some clarification from Allison regarding the Independence lining/insole and why it would make for a snugger fit:

 

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The comfort of the independence lining is amazing, and you should be fine since you stated you needed to wear a heavy sock. It’s not so much the lining that causes the issue, it’s the  insole. On the independence collection we have our standard brown leather insole and at the end of production before it goes into finishing we remove the last and then add the heel and arch pad with the sock liner, so it does take up more volume.

 

With that, I have put in my first MTO order:

 

 
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Model: Eagle County
Size: 8.5E
Upper: Brown Chromexcel
Stitching: Contrast, Khaki (to match "Brown with Reverse Smokey Stitch" welt)
Lining: Independence
Insole: Independence
Welt type: Split Reverse
Welt color: "Brown with Reverse Smokey Stitch" of the Wilbert
Edge dressing: Light Brown Transparent
Eyelets: Copper Agatine
Speed hooks: 5-holes/4-hooks instead of 6-holes/2-hooks/1-hole as it comes.
Sole: V-Tread Combination Tap Sole
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Olive Neumoks today:

 

 

Lookin' good!  What brand of socks and where do you usually grab them around here (BR/NOLA)?  Need to know a good spot or two to grab a bit..

 

Thanks!  J. Crew Factory Store, at the Gonzales outlets.  Unfortunately they were picked clean as of last week - I really could use some more.

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There's always room for civil and respectful discussions in this thread.

 

Agreed, and posters throwing their two cents into a civil debate is welcomed. However, it does seem that there is a certain poster who at times likes to not only chime in on any disagreement, but who continuously stokes the embers in order to keep the fire going, long after both sides have said their peace. This practice makes the reading of this thread less than enjoyable at times and I for one wish it would cease.

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Don't forget folks, the little blue box with the white flag inside at the bottom of every post, will alert the Mods.

Flaming happens on nearly every internet forum from time to time.

:cheers:

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post


(1) AE makes a high volume of shoes that it then sells for around $350 list.
(2) Patient, careful, and/or tolerant shoppers can often find them at significant discounts.

Is this accurate?  Have I left anything out?

Yeah ... when I said "retails for $350+" I thought that using the word retails was a pretty dead giveaway that I was not referring to AE seconds or sale/clearing prices since then the word retail would not make sense.

Oh well.

Whole lot of back and forth on something that seemed kinda straightforward to me. At least this thread stays pretty civil compared to some others. Props for that.
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How are AE's clothes? esp. their sportcoats?

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post
 

 

Agreed, and posters throwing their two cents into a civil debate is welcomed. However, it does seem that there is a certain poster who at times likes to not only chime in on any disagreement, but who continuously stokes the embers in order to keep the fire going, long after both sides have said their peace. This practice makes the reading of this thread less than enjoyable at times and I for one wish it would cease.

hmmmmm... I wonder who that could be?

 

:uhoh: 

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Olive Neumoks today:

 


That color is great, I saw those, but I wasn't brave enough to get them so instead I got the brown ones with red laces. Hopefully soon I will get the blue ones. Those are great shoes, my only problem with them is that after 6 hours or so of wearing they are not as comfortable as you would expect, it feels more like a piece of plywood than anything else. I wear my brown Neumoks with jeans always, the only thing is when I'm in South America they do catch a lot of attention.

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Please tell us more when you learn more . . . 

Here's what the ad looks like:

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I'm currently using AE fransiscan, I want to change the insole but I realized that the current insole is not removable (i guess it's glued or sth), is it a wise idea if i just remove it forcefully? or can i just put the new insole on top of the current one?

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I am constitutionally unable to wade through the kind of back-and-forth that has been going on here for the past couple of hours.  Perhaps I could summarize what I think may be the gist of it:

 

(1) AE makes a high volume of shoes that it then sells for around $350 list.

(2) Patient, careful, and/or tolerant shoppers can often find them at significant discounts.

(3) Some people don’t find the fit, finish, etc. of AE’s shoes to be acceptable at the $350 price point.  Others do.

(4) More people are willing to accept the level of fit, finish, etc. of the shoes when they are purchased at significant discounts.

(5) AE is not trying to compete with Carmina, C&J, Church, (fill in your preferred European shoemaker here).

(6) No matter what their price and level of fit, finish, etc. is, AEs are much better than typical Chinese- and/or Indian-made J&M, Cole-Haan, etc., and patient, careful, and/or tolerant shoppers can often find AEs for prices that are very competitive with said Chinese- and/or Indian-made crap.

(7) At the end of the day, there will need to be some “agreeing to disagree.”

 

Is this accurate?  Have I left anything out?

Very lively discussion in the thread today...

The only other thing I'd venture to highlight is AE's amazing customer service.  If at anytime one does feel the bowing is unacceptable, I am sure they will gladly exchange or refund.  They take care of the customer.  Because of this, I never feel uncertain I will get my money's worth.


Edited by green garden - 1/10/14 at 5:19pm
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post


This happened with one of the boots on my mto daltons. The whole boot was skewed pull tabs, toungue, upper(resulted in misalligned eyelets) etc. I contacted Allison and she refunded me $400. The defects do not bother me to the point that I wanted a refund. Did I exepect more care from a mto, absolutely. At the end of the day I received walnut cordovan boots for $300, I am good with that.

 

A local cobbler once stitched a stray tongue to the inner leather lining on a boot of mine for a few bucks.  Some different shoemakers practice this technique as well. It may or may not help in every case.

 

Cheers

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