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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

For what it's worth, I wouldn't call that a pronounced V.  They look perfectly fine to me.  Are they more comfortable if you don' t lace them as tightly?  They look like they are cinched down as tight as you can tie them base on the bunching of the leather.  If you are doing that to minimize the gap, I'd try not worrying about it as much.  Then again, it's hard to tell these things from photos, so I may be wrong. 

You could well be right there. I did have them laced pretty tightly yesterday and it aaas a warm day with a lot of walking, so I'm sure my feet swelled a bit.

Normally a snug, but comfortable fit.

Guess that V is normal for Allen Edmonds. None of my British shoes look like that and the eye stays come together when laced up.
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Originally Posted by Odradek View Post


You could well be right there. I did have them laced pretty tightly yesterday and it aaas a warm day with a lot of walking, so I'm sure my feet swelled a bit.

Normally a snug, but comfortable fit.

Guess that V is normal for Allen Edmonds. None of my British shoes look like that and the eye stays come together when laced up.

 

You will see a perfect closure on some people, but it's the exception to the rule in RTW shoes, particularly American made ones.  English shoes tend to accommodate a higher instep, stereotypically speaking.  Really, in a RTW shoe, the chances really should be relatively slim of achieving a perfect fit.  Bespoke is a different story.  In RTW shoes, experts generally allow for up to a quarter inch gap for an "ideal" appearance and fit.  However, there is generally some room for leeway.  If your gap were more eye catching, I'd say trying a wider shoe may be worth it, but I'd venture to say that nobody would have said yours looked bad if you hadn't asked.     

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As money said, gaps are quite normal and common in oxfords, and reasons as Money stated, actually, he couldn't have explained better. smile.gif
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Does anyone remember what last the Fairhaven was made on?

Thanks
post #44420 of 51087
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

You will see a perfect closure on some people, but it's the exception to the rule in RTW shoes, particularly American made ones.  English shoes tend to accommodate a higher instep, stereotypically speaking.  Really, in a RTW shoe, the chances really should be relatively slim of achieving a perfect fit.  Bespoke is a different story.  In RTW shoes, experts generally allow for up to a quarter inch gap for an "ideal" appearance and fit.  However, there is generally some room for leeway.  If your gap were more eye catching, I'd say trying a wider shoe may be worth it, but I'd venture to say that nobody would have said yours looked bad if you hadn't asked.     

Agreed. Go wider if you want a tighter closure, but no point in punishing your feet.
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I know I have posted my Rush Streets before, but I wanted to post them in my "Go OKC Thunder" guise. Apologies to any Spurs fans out there.


Chris
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Boot day.

MTO shell Daltons

 

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Cordovan Kenilworths on a lovely spring morning

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Well, ack.

As I was walking around enjoying the shoes posted above, I tripped and stubbed my toe in concrete. While the leather doesn't appear to be ripped or torn, it's definitely quite scuffed. How do y'all treat this sort of "injury" to your shell shoes?

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Well, ack.

As I was walking around enjoying the shoes posted above, I tripped and stubbed my toe in concrete. While the leather doesn't appear to be ripped or torn, it's definitely quite scuffed. How do y'all treat this sort of "injury" to your shell shoes?

 

Deer bone, brushing and Saphir cordovan creme.  I've gotten worse than that out before.

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Deer bone, brushing and Saphir cordovan creme.  I've gotten worse than that out before.

Great, thanks!
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A lot of shell today :fonz: Here' s my contribution.  Bwn shell strands:

 

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More shell!

Walnut Shell Daltons - These have 50+ wears and still show very little creasing.
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Originally Posted by RevisIsland View Post

Can anyone answer how often shell cordovan seconds go on sale? It looks like prices have been down to $299 somewhat recently. When can we expect this sale again? Thanks!

It's happened twice that I know of. I've purchased a total of 5 pair from the $299 sales. I'm not sure when it may happen again as I recall the sale was to reduce shell inventory.
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Does anyone remember what last the Fairhaven was made on?

Thanks

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