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post #36736 of 52277
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post


 He probably did you a favor - the fact that it's a second shouldn't matter at all - if he doesn't need the business that bad, he certainly wouldn't treat your shoes with love.
Maybe the thought that seconds = stolen or something...haha
post #36737 of 52277
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post

Last year I bought some BB MacNeil seconds from the Jeffersonville store, and have had a bit of a problem with the heel on one shoe.
Today I brought them to a well know shoe repair shop in London to ask if the heel could be looked at, but to my surprise, the man behind the counter refused to do so, once I had mentioned that the shoes were Allen Edmonds seconds.
"They're rejects. I can't do anything with them. Nobody can help you", was his opinion.

Bit of a shock really.
Anyone else ever encounter an attitude like that with seconds?

Sounds like a load of bollucks to me...
post #36738 of 52277
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post
 

 

My walnut Strands are my least creased shoe as well. You can barely tell they are there.

 

Most creased for me are my black Vernons. I got them from Amazon and forgot to condition them or break them in before wearing them all day :brick:

what do you mean by conditioning? My second pair of allen edmonds are set to arrive tomorrow, and I was wondering if there is anything I need to apply to them in order to get them broken in or "conditioned" correctly. When you say "condition" are you referring to conditioning lotion or cream of some sort? Or just referring to breaking them in?

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I read that Saphir Reno should be used if a shoe has gone unworn for a "while." What period of time constitutes a while for shoes that have been stored in shoe bags and box? The shoes I'm inquiring about have been stored away for 2-3 months.

post #36740 of 52277
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Apologies for this pop-in-pop-out sizing question, but looking at a pair of 11.5D Shell Daltons. I wear a 12D in Leydon, Plaza, Tremont from Alden, and 11.5D w/ room in Barrie, Trubalance. Also have a 12D on Inca in Carmina. Will the 11.5D Dalton fit, even decently, or should I be looking elsewhere? Only other experience is w/ a 12D "Chester" shortwing-bal through AE which fits rather large (particularly a bit wide, but comfortable) on my foot, but I realize I don't know the AE lasts well enough to make a call solely on that.

Any input is appreciated, and again, apologies for the quick question.

I wear 8C in Barrie and Trubalance, 8.5D in Leydon and 8.5C in Aberdeen.  My Brannock measurement is 8.5C.  8C Barrie fits really well and the 8.5 Aberdeen and Leydon are looser.  I wear 8.5 C in the AE 1 last (Leeds, Lexington).  The width of the 8D 1 last is good for me.  But the top of my left small toes hit the leather so it I have an issue with the length.  

 

Since you have room with Barrie, which is the reverse for me, the 11.5D Dalton may work for you.

 

Good luck.   

post #36741 of 52277
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Originally Posted by evolved View Post
 

Anyone with cappuccino shell, or any recent shell for that matter, having problems with what I would call dry creases?  It's nothing massive, but in the creases formed from walking I notice a slight dry look in that crease.  I'm following the Mac Method and am nearing the point where I am going to apply some reno....should that fix it?  Or is this a deer bone solution?

I did notice that my recent AE cappuccino shell is drier (as compared to my Alden 990).  But the creases don't look bad.  The leather just doesn't have a bright shine yet.  I think part of it is that there is a lot of product that I'm trying to remove via the Mac Method (wet cloth, brush).  When I start seeing less residue, I will start conditioning and hopefully that will give it luster.  I am being patient doing the Mac Method vs. stripping with Renomat.  I also plan to use Renovateur to condition.  Have to be careful though.  I've seen somebody saturate his shoes with Reno and had adverse effects.

post #36742 of 52277

Is there an outlet MLK sale?  

post #36743 of 52277
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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post
 

Burgundy shell Park Avenues today. These are growing on me quite a bit.

 

 

Sweet with a capital S.  Great lighting in that shot too!

post #36744 of 52277
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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post
 

Burgundy shell Daltons today w/dress slacks (indoor flash shot):

 

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Those things look awesome. 

post #36745 of 52277
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Originally Posted by dapperdoctor View Post
 

Try cuffing them on the inside - a backwards cuff

 

This - especially if they're not selvage.

 

(signed, a denim snob ;-) )

post #36746 of 52277

Fifth Street boots are marked down to $247, and I couldn't help but pull the trigger on a pair in Brown. I had been looking for seconds in my size for a while but never found any, and now that they're on clearance, I have this doomsday concern that they fail to bring them back next year.

 

They were hard to justify considering I still have Brogue Suede Strands and Brown Chromexcel Eagle County MTOs in the works, but what the hell.

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I'm going to be picking up a pair of brown or black PA's on the next sale .. but also need to grab another casual shoe (to be worn in rotation with jeans/etc)... come on casual shoe recommendations..

 

Already have walnut Strand and Bourbon Kenilworth.

 

Also, does anyone know a good/affordable belt to match the bourbon color?  I have one that matches my walnut shoes..

 

Thanks! I have so much jealousy for all you guys with big collections! =]

post #36748 of 52277
To all the responses above, thank you. Sounds like I'll try the 11.5D and see what happens.
post #36749 of 52277
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Originally Posted by chris45 View Post
 

I'm going to be picking up a pair of brown or black PA's on the next sale .. but also need to grab another casual shoe (to be worn in rotation with jeans/etc)... come on casual shoe recommendations..

 

Already have walnut Strand and Bourbon Kenilworth.

 

Also, does anyone know a good/affordable belt to match the bourbon color?  I have one that matches my walnut shoes..

 

Thanks! I have so much jealousy for all you guys with big collections! =]

 

I like monks and I don't hesitate to wear them with nice denim.  You don't yet have a merlot, and the Franciscan in that color is choice IMO.  Or, you could go with a Neumok or McTavish if you wanted to be more casual than that.

 

And, both the Manistee and the Dearborn belts come in bourbon.

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Quick question for everyone on the board: is there a major difference in color/shading between calf merlot/burgundy and the burgundy shell? For instance, would a pair of Leeds in burgundy calf look much different than a pair in shell? 

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