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post #3286 of 5158
Yup, emailed for no box. Got the leather sole, brown edgetrim:

post #3287 of 5158
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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

Yup, emailed for no box. Got the leather sole, brown edgetrim:

 

Nicely done!  Sometimes simple is better.

 

 

I got a visit from the shoe fairy as well.

 

 

 

 

Better pics coming soon.

 

I think I am going to change out the laces.

post #3288 of 5158
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Just arrived... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






Beautiful! Is the green shell as mismatched in real life as it is in photos though?
post #3289 of 5158
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Beautiful! Is the green shell as mismatched in real life as it is in photos though?
post #3290 of 5158

Bakes, those are great.  What did you select?  They go from snuff to chocolate in those pictures.  Also, is that the Aspen sole?  Did you order direct?

 

I am thinking of a suede in a boot/chukka and/or boat shoe.

post #3291 of 5158

Thanks.

 

They are snuff.  Here is a "Natural light" pic, although it is cloudy today.

 

4 Eye Ranger Moc - Snuff Repello, Black Deerskin Lining, White HS Thread, Blind Eyelets, Gold/Brown Taslan Laces, Aspen Smoke Sole w/Brown Edge Stain

post #3292 of 5158

Some action shots.

Warning: Redundant Shoe Pics (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I plan to wear these with socks, just threw them on for the photo-session.

 

 

I think they'll look better with some wear.  They look to "new" out of the box, the same way my boats did.

 

Also, the Repello/Dearskin/Aspen combo is inexpressibly comfortable.

post #3293 of 5158
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Some action shots. Warning: Redundant Shoe Pics (Click to show)


















I plan to wear these with socks, just threw them on for the photo-session.


I think they'll look better with some wear.  They look to "new" out of the box, the same way my boats did.

Also, the Repello/Dearskin/Aspen combo is inexpressibly comfortable.

These look great. I can believe that they are very comfortable. I'll be interested to see photos when you've worn then for a bit. Suede should look good then, and I'm interested to see how the lined toe holds up. Unlined it collapses, which is fine. But I'm wondering if it will stay up better with the lining.
post #3294 of 5158
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These look great. I can believe that they are very comfortable. I'll be interested to see photos when you've worn then for a bit. Suede should look good then, and I'm interested to see how the lined toe holds up. Unlined it collapses, which is fine. But I'm wondering if it will stay up better with the lining.

Thanks, Frank!

 

Even though it is lined, it is still rather flimsy.  Will definitely post more pics in a few weeks.  Just ordered a variety of laces from TZ Laces, so I can experiment with what looks best.

post #3295 of 5158
Shoe fairy here as well. My Natural shell loafers, take 2. Not quite "perfect" but a hell of a lot better than last time. Odd penny slots on the shoes, they both look a little bit... unsymmetrical? And one of the beefroll holes is really big, obviously from getting stretched out when it was hand-tied. But, much better than my original pair in every way. Also she had them put on a plain heel, instead of the pinched kicker, so that the thread wasn't mismatched.

It's fall, so I don't know how much I'll wear them, but they are definitely going to look great with exposure to the sun.
post #3296 of 5158

I love the color, thats a great look for a beefroll.  Odd on the penny slots...maybe one stretched out before stitching?  Hardly noticeable, though.  

 

However, I am not digging the stitching on that left shoe at all.  Maybe the picture accentuates it, but it looks like it flairs way too wide.  

 

But its a big step forward from the last pair!

post #3297 of 5158
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I love the color, thats a great look for a beefroll.  Odd on the penny slots...maybe one stretched out before stitching?  Hardly noticeable, though.  

However, I am not digging the stitching on that left shoe at all.  Maybe the picture accentuates it, but it looks like it flairs way too wide.  

But its a big step forward from the last pair!

The size in a 9.5 EE. So, if you're just talking about how the saddle is narrower than the more forward part of the shoe, that's my foot's fault. I have an oddly sized foot, I wear EEE sizes in many brands, and loafers are especially tough, since I have a narrow heel. I guess I could fault them for not having a wider saddle piece, but I think that's one of those things I'll just have to live with.

Both feet have the same odd penny hole, so stretching isn't it... I have no idea what could have caused it, but it doesn't bother me.

The weirdly large stitch hole is the only thing that bothers me, because I know it's going to catch my eye for years. I'll keep an eye out for it going forward, if it causes a problem, I have it documented that it was an issue and I'm sure they would just replace the saddle right away.
post #3298 of 5158
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

Shoe fairy here as well. My Natural shell loafers, take 2. Not quite "perfect" but a hell of a lot better than last time. Odd penny slots on the shoes, they both look a little bit... unsymmetrical? And one of the beefroll holes is really big, obviously from getting stretched out when it was hand-tied. But, much better than my original pair in every way. Also she had them put on a plain heel, instead of the pinched kicker, so that the thread wasn't mismatched.

It's fall, so I don't know how much I'll wear them, but they are definitely going to look great with exposure to the sun.

That is such a beautiful material.  The hole on the beefroll may just have to be chalked up to the inconsistencies inherent in hand-made shoes.  Sometimes they get it perfect, sometimes it's less than perfect.  If they started rejecting every pair that had a minor flaw, the price of all their shoes would have to increase to make-up for the loss that they would be taking on shoes that don't pass QC.  That is odd about the asymmetrical penny slot.  Since they are both identically asymmetrical, it makes me wonder if their die for that pattern got bent or something.

 

Would love to see more pics from other angles, and more pics after they age some.

post #3299 of 5158
Yeah, I agree that minor inconsistencies are natural, but I seem to get the ones that are tough to look past. smile.gif For example, I can see down to the next layer of shell through the hole, it's so large. And the hole also goes through the machine stitching, so I have a feeling that's going to start coming out.

I'm still waiting for word about the tear in my Ranger Mocs, which has gotten worse, so I sent her an email about both of these things.
post #3300 of 5158
Hahaha, agree that you have received more than your fair share of flawed shoes.

Must be bad shoe karma from asking for that discount. Jk.
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