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post #9601 of 49684
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

I had been trying to get a pair of Bradley’s in #8 shell since December of last year. However I really have wanted chukka’s in shell since I can recall. To me a PTB chukka shows off shell better than anything. And can go from a suit to jeans with ease. So when they released the Dundee as a webgem I called AE and canceled the Bradley and replaced it with the Dundee in burgundy. The next day I ordered the black shell Dundee. I posted on here that I regretted not getting the cappuccino Dundee when it was offered. Bucksfan sent me a PM and suggested it may worth my time to email Paul the CEO of AE and explain the situation concerning the Bradley’s and ask if it would be possible to have a pair made in cappuccino. I am extremely grateful that bucksfan took the time to contact me, was he ever correct.
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Talk about customer service! I emailed Paul on Thursday. Friday I received a call from a lady that has worked at AE for 30 years and she talked to me for 28 min. and 16 seconds, what an educational experience. She apologized for Paul not being able to call me as he was on the road and said Paul had authorized her to make it happen. She had my complete order history and asked a lot of questions. When I told her that the reason I did not get the Dundee was that the Malvern did not fit me and was too tight she immediately replied that was because they used memory foam in the Malvern. Also that there is a shortage of shell and has been for a year now which is why they only do made to order in shell. Horween can not keep up with the demand. She was concerned that I had not seen the cappuccino shell in person and said it was apparent from my order history that I would not be going barefoot any time soon (LOL) so sent samples of the other 3 shell colors to me. And said I had the option of ordering any color, all 3 or none. They showed up the next day, on Saturday. Cappuccino also goes by the name of truffle and it changes based on the lighting dramatically.
 



 
On Monday I called her back and told her I would like to order all 3, as painful as the cost was it is still a bargain and a once in a lifetime chance to get what I really wanted. They waived all custom charges and she told me I could have them made any way I wanted to. It didn’t take long to decide on Redenbach soles for all 5 pairs, black for #8 and black shell, brown for truffle and dark brown, and natural for the walnut. It will take 2-3 months to get them all I was shocked to get the #8 so fast. Not sure if maybe they were the ones made up for the pictures on the site?
 
Over the next couple of days will try to get some decent pictures and post them. Rainy and dark out so dodging rain drops out of dozen of pictures this is the best I could do. So the newest addition to the fleet is a squadron of DD class (Dundee) USS (United States Shoe).
 
USS Burgundy, DD-1 arriving...
 





With flash the red shows up much more pronounced. The black highlights do not show up without it so much. The toes are done with more black than red, which I find is a nice touch.


The one I wanted the most but couldn't seem to get. The Leeds on the left are very brownish in comparison. The Cambridge on the right is a mix of colors but still a little opaque, but less brown. The new Dundees are very glossy and solid colored, yet still have a little depth due to the way they finished them. And you can see it has more of the older wider welt than the Cambridge, which is fine by me. Should be able to click on the pictures to get a better view. I really think that AE nailed it solid with the new shell finish. 



You have - and are going to have - and amazing collection. I hope you can take some pictures of all your shell Dundees together, as well as all of your shell shoes. Congratulations!

I'm sure they were just as happy to take your order as you were to hear back from them. You must be listed as VIP in their database!
post #9602 of 49684
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Originally Posted by mikeman View Post

What dont you guys like about the shoe? The color?

It's the color in the picture they sent to you. It just looks artificial and the tone is off somehow. Could just be bad pics, though.
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Interesting comments today while wearing my new Stafford wingtip boots to work for the first time today. My office staff (women from their 20s-50s) complimented me on them early on until my ophthalmic technician noticed they were 'ankle boots' and not regular dress shoes. She seemed shocked and the ladies in the office commented that they thought they looked odd and didn't like 'ankle boots' on men, that they seemed like ladies shoes. One even said she'd make her boyfriend throw those out if he had a pair. Has anyone else experienced this or do I just work with very sheltered, uncultured women?
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Originally Posted by horsey shoes View Post

My Fairfax are actually chestnut not cognac and are darker then I remember...

Left to Right: Strand (cappuccino shell), Fairfax (chili calf), Fairfax (chestnut calf), and Strand (walnut calf).

I have treated the Fairfax chestnut with Reno and chestnut polish from AE. These were my first pair of AEs and they are staring to darken nicely with wear... picking up darker orange/red tones with age. The Fairfax in chili is probably my favorite at this moment. I have treated them with oxblood Kiwi to deepen the luster and bring out the red.

 

I may be in the minority, but looking forward to my Gramercys landing here. Agreed they are "rough" like the Ridgeway and the new McT, but a good casual Friday sport coat to date night red/brown hued beauty... call me Mr. Duckie McBrown <making duck face>

 

 

 

Far left is a weird looking Strand ;)

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Far left is a weird looking Strand wink.gif

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post #9606 of 49684
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Far left is a weird looking Strand ;)

 

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Yes, it is the limited version of the Strand called the McAllister... my bad, it was a long day! tounge.gif

post #9607 of 49684
You work with idiots. Boots are great.
post #9608 of 49684
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Interesting comments today while wearing my new Stafford wingtip boots to work for the first time today. My office staff (women from their 20s-50s) complimented me on them early on until my ophthalmic technician noticed they were 'ankle boots' and not regular dress shoes. She seemed shocked and the ladies in the office commented that they thought they looked odd and didn't like 'ankle boots' on men, that they seemed like ladies shoes. One even said she'd make her boyfriend throw those out if he had a pair. Has anyone else experienced this or do I just work with very sheltered, uncultured women?

 

They all have smelly woo-hoo-dillies, therefore their opinion is invalid. 

post #9609 of 49684
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Interesting comments today while wearing my new Stafford wingtip boots to work for the first time today. My office staff (women from their 20s-50s) complimented me on them early on until my ophthalmic technician noticed they were 'ankle boots' and not regular dress shoes. She seemed shocked and the ladies in the office commented that they thought they looked odd and didn't like 'ankle boots' on men, that they seemed like ladies shoes. One even said she'd make her boyfriend throw those out if he had a pair. Has anyone else experienced this or do I just work with very sheltered, uncultured women?

Here's what I would do in regards to your uncultured staff:
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post #9610 of 49684
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Here's what I would do in regards to your uncultured staff: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Agreed... uncultured folk.

post #9611 of 49684
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Interesting comments today while wearing my new Stafford wingtip boots to work for the first time today. My office staff (women from their 20s-50s) complimented me on them early on until my ophthalmic technician noticed they were 'ankle boots' and not regular dress shoes. She seemed shocked and the ladies in the office commented that they thought they looked odd and didn't like 'ankle boots' on men, that they seemed like ladies shoes. One even said she'd make her boyfriend throw those out if he had a pair. Has anyone else experienced this or do I just work with very sheltered, uncultured women?

 

Well you do live kind of close to LA, (Lower Alabama).... Sorry, that opening was huge and I just had to hit it.

 

While I am not fond of the term uncultured there is some truth to the fact that they likely are not exposed to men dressing a bit finer and are sheltered as you said. Where I work and live now dress boots are a bit more common than where you are, I have received nothing but complements on them including the term sexy by one lady. Even across the river over in Wisconsin LOL. I have a sister that works for an optometrist in the "Valley" in Northern Appalachia on the NY/Pa border. I could see if her Doc came to work wearing dress boots she would comment to me that he had "lost it" and bought half a pair of boots. But I certainly wouldn't think less of her for saying so.

post #9612 of 49684
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

Has anyone else experienced this or do I just work with very sheltered, uncultured women?

I have a lovely pair of MTM paddock boots from a small local outfit. Last weekend I happened to be wearing them into a Lucky Brand store. The saleswoman was mesmerized by them, in a good way.

I agree with the above that location may have something to do with it -- my experience was in Tysons Corner, VA, where houses start at the seven-figure mark -- but regardless, be glad you aren't the one lady's boyfriend and don't sweat their opinions.
post #9613 of 49684
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

I had been trying to get a pair of Bradley’s in #8 shell since December of last year...


What a fantastic experience. It's nice to see there are still companies that are happy to make this sort of thing possible.

Oh, nice shoes too! biggrin.gif
post #9614 of 49684
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Here's what I would do in regards to your uncultured staff: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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post #9615 of 49684
Wearing my dark brown Jeffersons today. Wonderful leather.

Just might be my favorite AE wingtip bal (although that could change pending AE's new shell finishes).
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