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post #40021 of 48542

I do the same thing - and I live in the states and several pairs had I tried on in the store and seemed great would have turned out otherwise. So the bay for last education has been great and picked up some beautiful pairs lightly used or seconds for dirt cheap including a walnut Macneil MTO that I am sure I bought from someone on this forum but do not know who.

 

Wearing my Olive Neumok's(seconds though I still can not figure out why) today for their first extended run...oddly after thirty minutes there was a weird pressing under my right heel that felt like a bump in the footbed - by time I got out of the car not there at all.

post #40022 of 48542
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Originally Posted by FreedBird View Post

You have a pretty nice collection going there and some solid choices for adding to the collection. I do think you have enough black shoes with the Park Avenues and Sanfords. Have you thought about taking the plunge into shell cordovan in burgundy with the Leeds, Dalton or MacNeil? I think the Strand is good idea, you already do have shoes in walnut and bourbon, so that may be a nice one to do in chili, burgundy or dark brown. A pair of loafers mixed in there or some suede shoes wouldn't be a bad idea either.

Once you start it is hard to stop.....

The bolded sentences are where the money starts to really flow out of your bank account. I started when my godfather bought me some black bit loafers (Verona), which I wore pretty much every day at an internship my senior year of college, then when I started my job, I jumped into some walnut strands and black PAs right away. I've added some brown suede wingtips (an old model), some brown Veronas, and some brown PAs from a combo of Ebay, SF, and Shoe Bank all for $130 or less. Then the trouble (fun?) began....

Next was a pair of Meermin monkstraps (the Neumora 2.0 wasn't out at the time) for around $250. Next was a pair of Alden boots from a local store in my hometown for $500. Then brown shell Jeffersons for the big bucks. Then a pair of burgundy shell longwings from Alden.....

I'm thinking I can't possibly need any more shoes at this point, my closet is already stuffed as it is. What a fun few years! I need to pull out everything and do a group shot pretty soon.
post #40023 of 48542
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I've begun having an issue on a year old pair of strands. Its hard to describe but it feels as though there is air in the left toe box that is squishing in and out when I walk. It kind of reminds me of the old Nike air max she the air pouch in the heel would get a hole and make a squishing sound. anyone ever experience something like this? I'm afraid to think that air is getting in and out through some sort of hole (which I have not found).

 

Post a picture.  I wonder if you have significant bowing of the sides.

post #40024 of 48542
Went with some Randolph's today. Willing Spring to get here. Especially since it was 70 here on Sunday. However I do have on an AE sweater I got from the clearance sale. Think I like it.

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post #40025 of 48542
Does anyone here own the Mojave in unlined cordovan? If so, would you be able to comment on the fit? I'm normally a 13D and am wondering if I could squeeze (comfortably) into a 12E... At the moment I'm thinking this is unlikely.
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

Does anyone here own the Mojave in unlined cordovan? If so, would you be able to comment on the fit? I'm normally a 13D and am wondering if I could squeeze (comfortably) into a 12E... At the moment I'm thinking this is unlikely.

Was not aware Mojave came in shell?
post #40027 of 48542
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Was not aware Mojave came in shell?

Might have been a MTO.
post #40028 of 48542
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Originally Posted by Olifter View Post


I go up in width for the five last, 10D in Sheltons, 10E in Strands. Many go down a 1/2 size in length in the five last.


+1 my strands in 11D are a little tight but I have other shoes from them in 11D that were fine.

post #40029 of 48542
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Post a picture.  I wonder if you have significant bowing of the sides.
won't be able to post one now, as I was wearing the shoes yesterday. But none of my AE's have any bowing issues.
post #40030 of 48542
My new Portlands - kopped the floor model during the sale (last pair and in perfect condition = sign to buy) for $220.
post #40031 of 48542
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

Wearing my Olive Neumok's(seconds though I still can not figure out why) today for their first extended run...oddly after thirty minutes there was a weird pressing under my right heel that felt like a bump in the footbed - by time I got out of the car not there at all.

I have that same issue with the right shoe of my brooks Brothers AE MacNeils.
Was advised by many that it would go away, but I don't think that will happen. Needs to have the heel rebuilt perhaps.
post #40032 of 48542
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My new Portlands - kopped the floor model during the sale (last pair and in perfect condition = sign to buy) for $220.

:confused:

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It's Mardi Gras here in New Orleans . . . and we are having what is officially the sh!ttiest Mardi Gras weather in recorded history.  Why not take the opportunity to do the long-delayed family portrait?  It's a good moment also because I don't anticipate making too many changes to the family in the near future - (a) I've pretty much got everything I want that AE makes, and (b) I'm running out of room on my various racks.

 

First, shell:

 

 

Top row, left to right:

 

Dalton, walnut

Dundee, black

MacNeil, black

Leeds, black

Dundee, burgundy

MacNeil, burgundy

 

Bottom row, left to right:

 

Leeds, burgundy

Dundee, cappuccino

Norwich, brown

Cambridge, burgundy

Strand, brown

Strand, walnut

 

Not pictured:

 

MacNeil, brown (in production)

 

Second, dress calf:

 

 

Top row, left to right:

 

Park Avenue, merlot

Shelton, merlot/black

Hanover, bourbon

Shelton, walnut/brown

 

Bottom row, left to right:

 

Mora 2.0, bourbon

Park Avenue, black

McAllister, black

Norwich, black

 

Third, casual:

 

 

Top row, left to right:

 

MacNeil, BB, chili grain

Neumok, navy

Neumok, olive

 

Middle row, left to right:

 

McTavish, brown

McTavish, grey

Fastball, white (with Cincinnati Reds logo)

 

Bottom row, left to right:

 

San Marco, BB, brown

Black Hills, black

Stewart, tan

 

Last, non-shell boots:

 

 

 

Top row, left to right:

 

Andover, burgundy

Shaker Heights, chili

Long Branch, grey

Dalton, walnut

 

Bottom row, left to right:

 

Haight, brown

Fifth Street, black

Chukkamok, navy

Chukkamok, tan suede


Edited by halfnhalfnhalf - 3/4/14 at 2:14pm
post #40034 of 48542
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

It's Mardi Gras here in New Orleans . . . and we are having what is officially the sh!ttiest Mardi Gras weather in recorded history.  Why not take the opportunity to do the long-delayed family portrait?  It's a good moment also because I don't anticipate making too many changes to the family in the near future - (a) I've pretty much got everything I want that AE makes, and (b) I'm running out of room on my various racks.

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First, shell:

 

 

Top row, left to right:

 

Dalton, walnut

Dundee, black

MacNeil, black

Leeds, black

Dundee, burgundy

MacNeil, burgundy

 

Bottom row, left to right:

 

Leeds, burgundy

Dundee, cappuccino

Norwich, brown

Cambridge, burgundy

Strand, brown

Strand, walnut

 

Not pictured:

 

MacNeil, brown (in production)

 

Second, dress calf:

 

 

Top row, left to right:

 

Park Avenue, merlot

Shelton, merlot/black

Hanover, bourbon

Shelton, walnut/brown

 

Bottom row, left to right:

 

Mora 2.0, bourbon

Park Avenue, black

McAllister, black

Norwich, black

 

Third, casual calf:

 

 

Top row, left to right:

 

MacNeil, BB, chili grain

Neumok, navy

Neumok, olive

 

Middle row, left to right:

 

McTavish, brown

McTavish, grey

Fastball, white (with Cincinnati Reds logo)

 

Bottom row, left to right:

 

San Marco, BB, brown

Black Hills, black

Stewart, tan

 

Last, non-shell boots:

 

 

 

Top row, left to right:

 

Andover, burgundy

Shaker Heights, chili

Long Branch, grey

Dalton, walnut

 

Bottom row, left to right:

 

Haight, brown

Fifth Street, black

Chukkamok, navy

Chukkamok, tan suede

 

Very nice

post #40035 of 48542
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

It's Mardi Gras here in New Orleans . . . and we are having what is officially the sh!ttiest Mardi Gras weather in recorded history.  Why not take the opportunity to do the long-delayed family portrait?  It's a good moment also because I don't anticipate making too many changes to the family in the near future - (a) I've pretty much got everything I want that AE makes, and (b) I'm running out of room on my various racks.

 

 

 

 

Amazing collection!

 

 

What do you find to be the biggest difference between the brown and cappuccino cordovan? They look very similar in your pics

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