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post #91 of 152
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Originally Posted by rphotoboy View Post

I don't have them in my hands just yet, so I don't know. All I have to go on is the images in the Ebay posting. I was just wondering if I might be able to determine anything by the lack of marks on the sole of the shoe, and really hoping I don't get very poor quality seconds, with something like a hole in the leather (Happened to me with a pair of seconded CXL 1K's from STP).

Cheers,

got a pair on the way as well. will post pics once they arrive icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #92 of 152
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

the 744 toe cap pinching looks like its flaring up. Is that common? or am i just seeing things?

When mine where new yes the back edge of the pinking did flare up a little bit. With enough brushing I beat them into submission soon enough though :)

 

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got a pair on the way as well. will post pics once they arrive icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Congrats, they are great boots NAMOR, I'm sure you will like them. 

post #93 of 152
thanks cold iron. any updated pics of your boots?
post #94 of 152

OK,

 

So the boots arrived yesterday. They are flawless, except for the slightly darker vamp and lighter toe cap of the right boot. Just out of the box, with some brushing:

 

 

 

Close-up of color differential:

 

This is what confused me. The boots are labeled, #61 out of 1000, suggesting that they are firsts, but there's a tiny hole punched into the back heel of the right boot, the one with the color variations. Maybe the boots passed early QC, but then were rejected later? I'd really be interested to hear if anyone else happened to have boot #61. Numbering and hole punch shown here:

 

 

This is what they look like with a coat of VSC and some brushing. They've been sitting for a bit, and they just drank up the cream, so I'll probably follow up with another coat. All in all, I'm extremely happy; beautiful new shell boots for $325. If the lighter toe cap is bothering me, I can always just darken it a bit.

 

post #95 of 152
To possibly answer your question regarding the hole in the heel, I have a pair that I suspect are seconds (lacks the numbering) but are not marked in any way to indicate it was not to be sold as regular retail firsts.

Also, if it's any consolation, the scalloping/ruffle trims on yours seems to be much cleaner with a much slimmer edging than many of the 744LTD I've seen posted online - including mine. For me at least, it is a bit unsightly as they flare up unevenly with wear.
Edited by nemo - 2/11/14 at 8:54am
post #96 of 152
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Originally Posted by nemo View Post

To possibly answer your question regarding the hole in the heel, I have a pair that I suspect are seconds (lacks the numbering) but are not marked in any way to indicate it was not to be sold as regular retail firsts.

No numbering means not first quality. The boots rphoto has were most likely firsts that were either rejected by W, the dealer or a customer and ended being marked and then sold as seconds.
post #97 of 152
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

No numbering means not first quality. The boots rphoto has were most likely firsts that were either rejected by W, the dealer or a customer and ended being marked and then sold as seconds.

No doubt you are right, as I was a bit baffled myself. The retailer (Leffot) that I purchased my 744LTD from is also a Wolverine stockist, has a good reputation over all and well regarded here on SF, when asked specifically about the lack of numbering brushed aside the issue and said they and Wolverine stand behind the product as a first. No where to go from there with such an adamant stance, so either I'm being hoodwinked and Leffot is not what they claim to be, or there are exception to the rule, not really sure at this point.
post #98 of 152

I have a pair on the way. $299 yeah! I hope there's nothing egregiously wrong with them. Now, should I sell my 1 ~2 month old 1000 miles in favor of the 744's? Seems redundant to have 2 pairs of brown work boots. 

post #99 of 152
Bitch don't brag about the price and not tell us where you got them. Don't be that guy
post #100 of 152
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Originally Posted by meowmix1891 View Post

I have a pair on the way. $299 yeah! I hope there's nothing egregiously wrong with them. Now, should I sell my 1 ~2 month old 1000 miles in favor of the 744's? Seems redundant to have 2 pairs of brown work boots. 
Negative, not redundant to have both. The 744s are much less of a "work" boot. And where did you get them
post #101 of 152
The $299 price was from the AE Shoebank with the recent sale they have until the 17th.. However, when I called this afternoon only 3 pairs were left in sizes 8 and 8.5 if I heard correctly..

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post #102 of 152
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Bitch don't brag about the price and not tell us where you got them. Don't be that guy

Haha I thought it was plastered all over the internet! Don't worry they're seconds. Can't afford first lol.

post #103 of 152
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Originally Posted by Rosenberg View Post


Negative, not redundant to have both. The 744s are much less of a "work" boot. And where did you get them

The shoebank my good sir. I have not had much luck with the shoebank in the past, but I'm crossing my fingers that it will be different this time around. Do you think these are dressy enough to wear to work with some chinos?

post #104 of 152
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Originally Posted by meowmix1891 View Post

The shoebank my good sir. I have not had much luck with the shoebank in the past, but I'm crossing my fingers that it will be different this time around. Do you think these are dressy enough to wear to work with some chinos?
More than enough to accompany chinos.
post #105 of 152
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Haha I thought it was plastered all over the internet! Don't worry they're seconds. Can't afford first lol.
wow! im not familiar with AE so this is news. congrats on the kop. looking forward to your boots
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