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Guys, I got these from the Allen Edmonds Shoe Bank.  There is a gouge or imperfection on the shoes.  What do you think?  Is this a return or a keeper?  Can this be fixed?

 

 

IME, this will usually not get worse, nor will it never be fixed.

 

The cobbler will fill it in with an amalgam sort of filler that is like bondo for shoes.

 

How much did you pay?

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IME, this will usually not get worse, nor will it never be fixed.

 

The cobbler will fill it in with an amalgam sort of filler that is like bondo for shoes.

 

How much did you pay?


$399, worth it?

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IDK...if it were me...No.

 

But, you must decide.

 

It seems black is readily available.  So, maybe you could just wait for a better pair???

 

The thing is not so much the blemish...but where it is on the shoe, very visible.

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IDK...if it were me...No.

 

But, you must decide.

 

It seems black is readily available.  So, maybe you could just wait for a better pair???

 

The thing is not so much the blemish...but where it is on the shoe, very visible.


Yes that is true.  I have ordered a second pair to check out.  Maybe between the two I can come up with a good pair! 

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Yes that is true.  I have ordered a second pair to check out.  Maybe between the two I can come up with a good pair! 

Right now with sale pricing you can get firsts for 550$ approx. I would go that way personally!
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Guys, I got these from the Allen Edmonds Shoe Bank.  There is a gouge or imperfection on the shoes.  What do you think?  Is this a return or a keeper?  Can this be fixed?

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Depends on what you'd use them for.  In my case, some Dundees that I have are ones from the Bank: my idea being they would be knock-around weekenders that would end up with a scratch or gouge like that anyway.  I got lucky and they had less visible flaws, and presently, the state of their edge dressing alone would horrify some of the vacuum-sealed, shoe-storage-as-shrine set on SF.  Afternoons chasing toddlers around the park will do that to shoes.  :butbut:

 

Now, if I were looking for them to be used for anything better than that, and I was taking a gamble that I refused to lose, then I'd send them back.  I've done that with shells that I've used as office attire (looking at you, awkward capped, misshapen strands).

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Rancourt caramel shell pinch penny loafers today on a beautiful autumn day.

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Whiskey Shell Cordovan Harlech's

 

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Originally Posted by TexasTexter View Post
 

Guys, I got these from the Allen Edmonds Shoe Bank.  There is a gouge or imperfection on the shoes.  What do you think?  Is this a return or a keeper?  Can this be fixed?

Many of the flaws that makes shoes seconds can impart "character" to a shoe, a gouge in the leather though would make me pass.

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I made a little adjustment to some Rider Boot Company Italian Shell Cordovan Dundalks. I decided I had enough shell boots with a dark brown edge sole color so I decided to modify these to a lighter color. With a little dremel work and a bit of Allen Edmonds neutral edge finish, these are ready to keep on rocking!

 

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The Warlow aka Whiskey Shell Cordovan Marlow

 

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I made a little adjustment to some Rider Boot Company Italian Shell Cordovan Dundalks. I decided I had enough shell boots with a dark brown edge sole color so I decided to modify these to a lighter color. With a little dremel work and a bit of Allen Edmonds neutral edge finish, these are ready to keep on rocking!

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Sweet. I'm a lazy man without skill but I'd like to have some of my edges recolored. My understanding is this is much easier as part of a resole
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Sweet. I'm a lazy man without skill but I'd like to have some of my edges recolored. My understanding is this is much easier as part of a resole

 

It'd look cleaner with a resole but I don't know if it is easier. It probably took me 20 minutes to do the entire process and didn't cost me anything (as I already use a dremel for leatherwork and had the edge dressing from before).

 

If you sanded it by hand, it'd be significantly more laborious but it is also safer. Since I use a dremel so much, I figured I would go the quick route.

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Florsheim Imperial black shell PTB. Signature green thread.
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Carmina cognac LWBs:

 

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