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So I've decided I'm just not in love with my brown shell Jeffersons (9EEE). They are just a little too clunky in my opinion.

 

I can swap them for a brown shell Strand in either 9EE or 9.5E. 

 

My questions is, if I'm normally a 9EEE in the Strand, am I better off getting the 9EE (given that shell is a little roomier than calf), or going up to the 9.5E?

 

 

Thanks!

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currently kicking myself for not thinking of a navy calf eagle county when price was $200. black eyelets, black flat wheeled welt, danite soles...

 

:brick:

Well Allison just told me that the Promontory Point makeup I had selected cannot be made with a lining. I might have to see if I can swap it for an Eagle Country makeup...with pretty much those exact specs. 

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Hi all,

 

First time posting. I have a pair of Wolverines 744 seconds on hold at the shoe bank for $399. Should I pull the trigger or does anyone have any insight on them coming back down to 299? Looks like I just missed it.

 

Thanks!

 

Welcome to the forum!

 

Pull the trigger. Don't count on $299 shell again. Getting the 744s would be quite a kop and I'd love to see pics if you do buy them.

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CXL huh? What color? I was just looking at the AE calf offerings last night and I'm not really sure what I'd pick. Unfortunately the burgundy that was previously done is amazing, but I already have burgundy straight tip boots. Maybe chocolate like in the Dalton?
Or the brown burnished like the PA?

Allison told me the other day that they have some navy calf available biggrin.gif

 

Holy crap!  It's not the polished stuff like they used in the Morgans, is it?  I am dying for some AE navy CXL (which AFAIK doesn't exist) but if I can get an MTO Leeds or Stewart in nice navy calf I'd have to seriously consider it.

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same here, but I'd really need to see swatches to see how blue it is.

The swatch I've seen is really dark. I think you'd only see the blue in the sunlight. I was inspired by a post many years back:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/660#post_4903412

 

I remember seeing a pair of navy mcallisters in the marketplace as well and they were pretty dark. I wish they were lighter, or as I mentioned weeks ago, in shell!

 

Apologies if I've mentioned this before, but if you're looking for a pair of shortwings in navy shell, Rancourt can provide:

 

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/custom-made-shoes

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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post
 

Well Allison just told me that the Promontory Point makeup I had selected cannot be made with a lining. I might have to see if I can swap it for an Eagle Country makeup...with pretty much those exact specs. 

please do, i'd love to see one made because i'm sure it'll look gorgeous. or you can ask her to give me the good price on your behalf. either or lol

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

Welcome to the forum!

 

Pull the trigger. Don't count on $299 shell again. Getting the 744s would be quite a kop and I'd love to see pics if you do buy them.

i bought them and they arrived just last week:

 

some pitting on the toe caps is the issue:

 

here's an idea of their color in strong sunlight, from l - r the "color 449" mahogany 744's, alden #8 wt boot, ae burgandy cordovan dundee

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i guess there's a lot of us with non-buyers remorse 

yeah, with most of the "deals" posted on here I am usually glad I didn't bite, but this eagle county MTO thing was a huge opportunity for a really nice looking shoe for a really cheap price. It was essentially a can't miss deal, i dont know it the deal is still on the table or not, but either way, I already spent my money on a pair of fifth streets which I do like very much.

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

Welcome to the forum!

 

Pull the trigger. Don't count on $299 shell again. Getting the 744s would be quite a kop and I'd love to see pics if you do buy them.

i bought them and they arrived just last week:

 

some pitting on the toe caps is the issue:

 

here's an idea of their color in strong sunlight, from l - r the "color 449" mahogany 744's, alden #8 wt boot, ae burgandy cordovan dundee

 

Those are gorgeous.  If it were me, I'd keep them and not look back.  If you really don't want them . . . what size are they?

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I need to pickup a few AE belts -- if anyone has suggestions on sales/price discounts/recraft gift card balance/etc, I'm open for comments :D 

 

- Dearborn Dress belt (bourbon)

- Manistee Dress belt (merlot)

- Cottonwood Casual (navy)

 

 

Does anyone have suggestions on a belt/color match for the Smokey Grey (6061) Long Branch's?

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Thank you! The manager at the outlet sent me the below pictures of the boots. I am not really an expert here, but I am having trouble finding any major issues. Hard to tell if the light is causing coloring issues in the picture.

 

 

 

 

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Those are gorgeous.  If it were me, I'd keep them and not look back.  If you really don't want them . . . what size are they?

i'm keeping them. even though my rotation is already boot heavy, $299 for shell is just a deal that i cannot ignore ;)

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Originally Posted by newguy123 View Post
 

Thank you! The manager at the outlet sent me the below pictures of the boots. I am not really an expert here, but I am having trouble finding any major issues. Hard to tell if the light is causing coloring issues in the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy those ASAP, they are fantastic looking!

 

 

 

Looks like the flaw is some stitching that is coming undone in the second pic up by the "1000 Mile". I think a cobbler should be able stitch it back quite easily.

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Thank you! The manager at the outlet sent me the below pictures of the boots. I am not really an expert here, but I am having trouble finding any major issues. Hard to tell if the light is causing coloring issues in the picture.

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Buy those ASAP, they are fantastic looking!

Looks like the flaw is some stitching that is coming undone in the second pic up by the "1000 Mile". I think a cobbler should be able stitch it back quite easily.

^^ What he said. Those are gorgeous. $299 is unlikely to be seen ever again; even for $399 they're a steal.

Not sure what you mean by "coloring issues," but if you're talking about the variation in shading, that's one of my favorite things about shell cordovan. On our way to dinner on Saturday my wife pointed it out on my burgundy Daltons and mentioned that she wished her boots did that sort of thing.
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The Rush Street has landed. They just came in at my local menswear / shoe store. The shoe fits great (at least for me). It fits just like my Strands, but the chromexcel is softer and the Dainite sole is more flexible than the leather. I think this shoe will get a lot of wear as it will go with just about everything I wear except suits.

They also got the Carlyle in. Beatiful shoe in Walnut. But it was too tight across the top of my foot - I have a relatively high instep and a lot of plaintoes bite me across the top of my foot. I didn't try going up a half size, that might have helped. But the Carlyle is a beautiful shoe in Walnut.

Chris

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It was a one of those "right place at the right time" days. I was at my local menswear / shoe store and the AE rep was there with the new Spring 2014 shoes and the preliminary Fall 2014 shoes. There are some great shoes coming in the Fall - suede, boots, loafers, etc. Lots of good stuff. He stated it's guaranteed they will all make actual production, but I bet most of them make it.

And I think I found my next purchase - the Rush Street. They look good on the website and they look better in person. He had a pair and I am going to have my local store order some in my size.

Here are the Rush Streets.



Chris
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