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post #38626 of 48282
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

I just got some pics from the AE outlet. The Black Shell PA that I ordered have a small crease on the captoe and the shell is pitted all over the cap. I'm not sure if I want them or not. Could I fill in the pits with some wax polish? I'm leaning toward not getting them and instead ordering a MTO Black shell Harrison. I wear black shoes about twice a month.

Pastor, do a black shell Harrison. It is an a awesome shoe and the black shell is amazing on them.

I think we think too much alike, since we both also have Cap Jeffersons.





-Mike
post #38627 of 48282
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post

Oh I agree that the Rutledge is one of AE's most handsome shoes, no doubting that. After trying it on, I just didn't like the way it looked. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I think I liked how it looked better on others haha. BTW is adelaide the style of the Rutledge? I never saw that term before. As for what I like, I'm mostly into cap toes/pct (PA, strands, fifth ave, few alden ones I see posted). I'm impartial to PTBs and not a fan of NST and learning towards not a fan of wingtips/LWB/SWB. It's no biggie. I guess next one my list of AEs would be the walnut strands, bourbon/chili strands, and perhaps the rush streets.

Yes, I believe the Rutledge is an adelaide. I just picked up a pair, but the defect is a bump in the cap toe and an indent on the other. These are probably going back. Maybe I'll make a trip out to long Island to the actual store.
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Originally Posted by bobbyz View Post

So it might not be so much like the 8 last after all I guess? I hate the idea of going through the returns process and paying international shipping both ways to figure out sizing. I'd be interested in your experience when you get them. 

Just got my shell Norwich. I got my brannock size like my other 2 last shoes. The heel is a little loose but the toe box feels great. My calf ones are a little tight in the toe box, but she'll is a better fit. I'm a 9D on the brannock but a 8.5E on the 5 last. 9D on the 3 and 1 last. Hope that helps!
Edited by NWTeal - 2/12/14 at 9:11pm
post #38629 of 48282
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post

Oh I agree that the Rutledge is one of AE's most handsome shoes, no doubting that. After trying it on, I just didn't like the way it looked. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I think I liked how it looked better on others haha. BTW is adelaide the style of the Rutledge? I never saw that term before. As for what I like, I'm mostly into cap toes/pct (PA, strands, fifth ave, few alden ones I see posted). I'm impartial to PTBs and not a fan of NST and learning towards not a fan of wingtips/LWB/SWB. It's no biggie. I guess next one my list of AEs would be the walnut strands, bourbon/chili strands, and perhaps the rush streets.

I love the Rutledge as well, but fear that it will probably be one of those shoes I like the look of but are awkward on me.

-Mike
post #38630 of 48282
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Originally Posted by namgungh View Post

Can anyone share their thoughts on my photo ~ ? thankss

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Originally Posted by SkySaw View Post

I need a pair of burgundy cordovan longwings, but the $650+ price tag has been stopping me from adding it to my wardrobe. I got a lead on these cordovan Macneil 2nds; the price is right, but they have a noticeable flaw. What do you think? Would you?

A closer view of the broguing:


I would return both of those personally.
post #38631 of 48282
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Originally Posted by EEWithoutStyle View Post


Thanks for the input, I might order a pair seeing as they have been clearanced. Would you happen to know where they are made? Their website only says imported. I bet it's Asia but just wanted to know.

 

I just received mine, as mentioned before, they are made in the Philippines...

 

I was very disappointed in the quality of them actually. They're pretty much the same kind of gloves you find at Wilsons and the like; mine are going back. If you must have them, Amazon has the exact same gloves for $27.

 

http://www.amazon.com/UR-Leather-Cashmere-Glove-Black/dp/B008TMQ2MG

post #38632 of 48282
Question for you all: If I'm ordering an MTO shoe and I want to replicate the edge dressing color and welt color from these Walnut Strands, what would I tell Alllison I wanted? If I say "Walnut welt" will it be transparent like the pic below?

post #38633 of 48282
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

Question for you all: If I'm ordering an MTO shoe and I want to replicate the edge dressing color and welt color from these Walnut Strands, what would I tell Alllison I wanted? If I say "Walnut welt" will it be transparent like the pic below?

 

Try saying "I want to replicate the edge dressing color and welt color from the Walnut Strands."

post #38634 of 48282
HDLP came in; jumped right on my Long Branches, in prep for snow today. Shoes are darker, still take some shine, and hopefully will continue to lighten. Thank you styleforum for the knowledge.
post #38635 of 48282
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post
 

 

BTW is adelaide the style of the Rutledge? I never saw that term before.

 

 

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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post


Yes, I believe the Rutledge is an adelaide. I just picked up a pair, but the defect is a bump in the cap toe and an indent on the other. These are probably going back. Maybe I'll make a trip out to long Island to the actual store.

 

Yes, the Rutledge is an Adelaide Brogue.  An Adelaide is distinctive in the way the facings are a separate piece of leather that is distinct from the vamp and the quarters.  On a "traditional" (if you want to call it that) Oxford, the facings are made from the same piece of leather as the quarters, as seen in the Park Avenue. 

 

See the difference between the Rutledge and the Park Avenue:

 

post #38636 of 48282
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post
 

 

Oh I agree that the Rutledge is one of AE's most handsome shoes, no doubting that. After trying it on, I just didn't like the way it looked. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I think I liked how it looked better on others haha. BTW is adelaide the style of the Rutledge? I never saw that term before. As for what I like, I'm mostly into cap toes/pct (PA, strands, fifth ave, few alden ones I see posted). I'm impartial to PTBs and not a fan of NST and learning towards not a fan of wingtips/LWB/SWB. It's no biggie. I guess next one my list of AEs would be the walnut strands, bourbon/chili strands, and perhaps the rush streets.

 

 

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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post


Yes, I believe the Rutledge is an adelaide. I just picked up a pair, but the defect is a bump in the cap toe and an indent on the other. These are probably going back. Maybe I'll make a trip out to long Island to the actual store.

 

For some reason, I generaly think of the Rutledge as more of a captoe than an adelaide.  When I think adelaide, I think a pair of Strands without the medallion on the toe, like Levi May's MTO.  Or something like below from another maker.  You may be right, though, that a Rutledge can be considered an adelaide as well.

 

 

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There's currently a pre owned 8.5d brown macneil shell available at that online auction website. Appears to me that the soles already need replacement and the right shoe eyelets are misaligned. Other than that the upper looks ok. With a little Reno and elbow grease could probably still give it a good shine. Looks like a bargain at the current bid. But I've never bought seconds, more so used shoes just wanted to ask the forum members what you think.

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post #38638 of 48282
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Originally Posted by namgungh View Post
 

hey all,

 

today I received my factory second, fifth avenue walnut,

 

as seen, there is a lining on the top captoe part, is this something expected from *factory second* shoes?

 

in person, the lining is much more visible and I just can't stand it... 

 

is this considered defect? 

 

 

 

That is a defect in the sense that it is in an undesirable location, and it is made from a piece of leather that isn't preferable.  However, I don't think that is a "man made" defect, such as stretched leather from lasting.  It looks like striations or wrinkles due to fatty deposits from before the hide was turned into leather. I'm not a leather expert, but that is what it looks like to me.  I wouldn't want to keep them either.  Ideally those would have been discovered before the leather was selected and cut, but it most likely got far more pronounced after it was lasted. 

post #38639 of 48282
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

 

 

 

For some reason, I generaly think of the Rutledge as more of a captoe than an adelaide.  When I think adelaide, I think a pair of Strands without the medallion on the toe, like Levi May's MTO.  Or something like below from another maker.  You may be right, though, that a Rutledge can be considered an adelaide as well.

 

 

Adelaide is more of an "anatomical" term for how the leather pieces are assembled, to create a traditional style that is independent of other ornamentation.  The Strand simply has an additional piece of brogued leather stitched on top of the quarters to create a heavier appearance.  Adelaides have to have a separate piece of leather to be used for the facings, independent of the vamp and quarters, and it is stitched underneath the vamp:

 

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^^ @MoneyWellSpent I would love to have just half of your shoe knowledge someday...
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