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post #45031 of 48282
Those are seconds now.
As an aside, I also had to return my first pair of "1st quality Leeds" for a couple of defects (mis-matched heel blocks and heel counters).
post #45032 of 48282
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Originally Posted by Trader George View Post

So I promised some pictures of my shell Cambridges and Leeds, but unfortunately the Cambridges won't be here until early next week. I do have the Leeds, however, and below is a picture of them. As you can see on the left shoe (right in the picture), there seem to be scratch marks, or something of that sort. Now the majority (95%) of my AE collection is calf, so I have next to zero experience with shell cordovan, but from the little experience I do have, I don't think this is normal. I contacted my semi-local store, and as always (like all AE employees), they were very eager to help me find a solution. My go-to SA, Luis, put in an order for a new pair to be crafted, and told me to bring these in when they arrive. He said the choice will be mine whether to exchange these for the new pair when the time comes. However, are these marks normal? Thanks guys.



Did you try buffing? My shell park aves had splotches like that when I first got them, and they came off with some Reno. It was polish.

Not saying that that's what's on your pair, tho..,
post #45033 of 48282
^^ This is very true, but they are willing to make him another pair. I'd be afriad to touch them them deem them unreturnable. If the OP isn't in a hurry, I'd just wait it out.
post #45034 of 48282
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

^^ This is very true, but they are willing to make him another pair. I'd be afriad to touch them them deem them unreturnable. If the OP isn't in a hurry, I'd just wait it out.

True enough!
post #45035 of 48282
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Would anyone be able to help me out with a good, close up picture of the AE Brown Grain Calf leather?

Considering an MTO in this but can't find that much on it.

I believe their "Grain" leather is available in Black, Brown, Chili and Walnut, correct?

The "Football" grain leather appears to be the Chili but with a larger grain pattern?

They don't have walnut grain as of early this year. 

 

The word I think of when I saw football grain was stubley.  When you run your fingers, you can actually feel them bump against the grain. I have a chili grain and it is more like the grain pattern is a lot smaller. 

post #45036 of 48282

the football grain leather is uniformly-sized-grain, while the other ("tumbled") grain leathers are supposed to haev some randomness in the grain (but tend to be rather uniform as well). The big difference if you can feel the grain pretty clearly in the football grain, while the other grain leathers feel less grainy and smooth out at the toe and other areas where the leather is stretched (such as the strip with the toe perfing in a wingtip)

post #45037 of 48282
Cheers - anyone have some good photos around of the brown grain? Really can't find any!
post #45038 of 48282
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Originally Posted by Mr Clemson View Post

Happy Friday gents. Beautiful day in the south, so I pulled out the spectators. Love this time of the year!

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I love this color

post #45039 of 48282
Got some new MTO Leeds in:



More pics and full info over on the MTO thread:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/381983/the-allen-edmonds-mto-thread/1125#post_7181493
post #45040 of 48282
Hi guys,

I found my Mcallister at 7EEE is about one sixth inch longer than my Park Avenue at the same size, comparing the length of the sole. Is this normal? Or Is there something wrong with this very pair? Or should I just size down?

Thank you.
post #45041 of 48282
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Originally Posted by zhanghagn0529 View Post

Hi guys,

I found my Mcallister at 7EEE is about one sixth inch longer than my Park Avenue at the same size, comparing the length of the sole. Is this normal? Or Is there something wrong with this very pair? Or should I just size down?

Thank you.

Comparing the length of the outsole is not an accurate way to measure the shoe for fit.

The outsole can easily vary by much more than you mentioned.

post #45042 of 48282
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Cheers - anyone have some good photos around of the brown grain? Really can't find any!

The AE San Marco was made in brown grain.  Googled images.  

 

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post #45043 of 48282
Finally received my webgem cordovan Jeffersons. I ordered these before allenedmonds.com accepted international deliveries so I had it shipped to my in-laws in the US and they only managed to send me these last week. Took about 7months!

They look great! The only problem is I ordered these in my brannock size 8.5D and I recently realized that for 5-lasted balmoral 8E fits me better as it reduces the vgap between the eyestays. Oh well Im just hoping that my feet will sink in nicely into the cork foot bed and that this will help reduce the v-gap.



Edited by watchidiot - 6/7/14 at 10:45am
post #45044 of 48282
Congrats on getting them. That is a pleasant surprise. Bummer about the sizing. You going to keep them or sell them then?

-Mike
post #45045 of 48282
Just wanted to update on an issue I mentioned a few weeks back where it felt like I was squishing air out of the toe whenever I would take a step in my strands. I went in to my local AE and explained the issue while also demonstrating it. They offered to send them back to Port Washington amd have them looked at. Keep in mind these were seconds that I wore for just over a year.

About 2 weeks passed and I followed up with the store to see what the status was. Turns out they were deemed to need a full recraft and they had actually been finished that day. So all-in-all, AE took care of the structural issue with the shoe pretty quickly and at no cost to me, even on a pair of seconds.
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