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post #2896 of 20750
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
That sole looks like Cheney...

No, that's AS.
post #2897 of 20750
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
That sole looks like Cheney...

The stiching is too perfect to be Cheaney. Next you will tell me it is Alden. LOL
post #2898 of 20750
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post
No, that's AS.

So what do you think - are the made to regular AS specs or closer to handmade quality?. They cost USD545.

The sole confused me with the font ...I should have stuck with nail pattern as always..
post #2899 of 20750
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
So what do you think - are the made to regular AS specs or closer to handmade quality?. They cost USD545. The sole confused me with the font ...I should have stuck with nail pattern as always..
Regular stuff. You won't get anything close to handgrade without closed channel soles. Also, it says benchmade. If they were "handmade," they would definitely let you know.
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The last shoes I saw at Sid Mashburn were Edward Green made unless I am mistaken. It's been a while since I have been there.
post #2901 of 20750
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
So what do you think - are the made to regular AS specs or closer to handmade quality?. They cost USD545.

The sole confused me with the font ...I should have stuck with nail pattern as always..

You can tell they're AS both from the nail pattern on the heel, as well as those two arcs of dotted perforations--those have been on every AS I've seen/handled.

It's hard to tell the quality level without handling them, but those don't look quite as nice as what AS does for BB (channeled sole), and the latter retails for under $500 and can be had on sale easily. Not really a great value, by that measure. As rebel points out, they also say "bench made." I have a pair of the AS for Lands' End shoes (retail 295, went on sale for much less), and these look to be about comparable quality.
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Originally Posted by polar-lemon View Post
You can tell they're AS both from the nail pattern on the heel, as well as those two arcs of dotted perforations--those have been on every AS I've seen/handled.

It's hard to tell the quality level without handling them, but those don't look quite as nice as what AS does for BB (channeled sole), and the latter retails for under $500 and can be had on sale easily. Not really a great value, by that measure. As rebel points out, they also say "bench made." I have a pair of the AS for Lands' End shoes (retail 295, went on sale for much less), and these look to be about comparable quality.

I agree with much of what is here. I don't believe they are a "great value" but certainly a very good shoe--even for the money. I have not seen that style in any other AS shoes, so I would bet they are a collaboration of some kind. That's just a bet, but my hunch is they are SM style and AS make. To me that is probably worth paying for them if you like them. I saw the pics and thought they were pretty cool--to each his own.
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Check out AS model Ramsey, they have exactly the same straps.
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I changed the patina of my Loding shoes (french).

From this:



To:







Let me know if you guys like it!
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Originally Posted by Vortex View Post
I changed the patina of my Loding shoes (french).

From this:



To:







Let me know if you guys like it!

Those look great! Mind sharing how you did it?
post #2907 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Vortex View Post
I changed the patina of my Loding shoes (french). From this: To: Let me know if you guys like it!
A lot of aceton, paint and wax. It takes a lot of practice.
post #2908 of 20750
I did the same with some Lobb double monks...turned out great.
These look great.
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Can anyone help with Cheaney sizing? I am told that F is their standard width. How does the Cheaney sizing in F compares to other Uk brands ? Thanks a lot guys
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Originally Posted by foo roops View Post
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how low are you willing to go?
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