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Love that sole - I actually wimped out and picked up a boot off the bay that is shearling, suede on the quarters and Half lug sole...everything I like for cheap to see how I like the shearling..should be here in a few days and if I like the feel of the shearling I may jump in and get a similar makeup to yours.

 

I bought this last year in a tan/brown version.  It is the most comfortable winter headwater I have owned and the reason I have been so sure that I want the FA-shearling version.  

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Oh, I didn't realize that - thanks for clarifying.

 

The shoe I'm coveting is the burgundy shell Bradley, but with modifications (shiny brass eyelets, natural edge, etc.).  If cherry was somehow different than burgundy, I was prepared to pull the trigger now to take advantage of the unusual color, and just have a third party do the modifications I want.  As things stand now, however, this MTO doesn't benefit me at all - I would just end up getting the stock model for the same price I can pay anytime.  So, I guess I'll continue to wait for a "real" MTO program so I can get exactly what I want.


Talk to Byron at the Costa Mesa, CA South Coast Plaza store.  He may be able to help you.

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I bought this last year in a tan/brown version.  It is the most comfortable winter headwater I have owned and the reason I have been so sure that I want the FA-shearling version.  

That hat is seriously badass.
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

The shoe I'm coveting is the burgundy shell Bradley, but with modifications

 

Seems to me that a Shoebank second and a cobbler could give you everything you want.  I have a burgundy Bradley from SB - a second because there was some colour variation and scratching.  But any shell will evolve and change (and scratch easily).  With a brush and just a touch of product now and then, they look great to me.  Shell is easy to blemish, but fundamentally tough as hell so it will always respond to maintenance.  Don't be afraid to take a flyer on a less than perfect pair, and play with them. 

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Seems to me that a Shoebank second and a cobbler could give you everything you want.  I have a burgundy Bradley from SB - a second because there was some colour variation and scratching.  But any shell will evolve and change (and scratch easily).  With a brush and just a touch of product now and then, they look great to me.  Shell is easy to blemish, but fundamentally tough as hell so it will always respond to maintenance.  Don't be afraid to take a flyer on a less than perfect pair, and play with them. 

Agree. I got my Bradley seconds for $299. The only flaw I could find was a very dry piece of shell on the right flank. A few rounds of lexol/VSC and they are perfect now.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Seems to me that a Shoebank second and a cobbler could give you everything you want.  I have a burgundy Bradley from SB - a second because there was some colour variation and scratching.  But any shell will evolve and change (and scratch easily).  With a brush and just a touch of product now and then, they look great to me.  Shell is easy to blemish, but fundamentally tough as hell so it will always respond to maintenance.  Don't be afraid to take a flyer on a less than perfect pair, and play with them. 

Agree. I got my Bradley seconds for $299. The only flaw I could find was a very dry piece of shell on the right flank. A few rounds of lexol/VSC and they are perfect now.

 

I would take a second in a New York minute if I could find one, but I've been checking the Shoebank for many months with no luck.  I also have an eBay alert set up to ping me every time a Bradley is posted there.  They just don't seem to come around very often in my size.

 

My plan now is to wait for the next AmEx $50 off deal, then bite the bullet and send them off to B. Nelson or whoever for the modifications.  Perhaps a better MTO program will come along in the meantime.

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I would take a second in a New York minute if I could find one, but I've been checking the Shoebank for many months with no luck.  I also have an eBay alert set up to ping me every time a Bradley is posted there.  They just don't seem to come around very often in my size.

 

My plan now is to wait for the next AmEx $50 off deal, then bite the bullet and send them off to B. Nelson or whoever for the modifications.  Perhaps a better MTO program will come along in the meantime.

 

Out of curiosity, what kind of modifications are you looking at? There's been a pair in my size (also 10.5 3e) on SB for a _long_ time now but I've always been on the fence for that style.

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I'd love to see more pix of these...
Thanks. A few pages back I posted about 6 photos of this shoe :-)
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

I would take a second in a New York minute if I could find one, but I've been checking the Shoebank for many months with no luck.  I also have an eBay alert set up to ping me every time a Bradley is posted there.  They just don't seem to come around very often in my size.

 

My plan now is to wait for the next AmEx $50 off deal, then bite the bullet and send them off to B. Nelson or whoever for the modifications.  Perhaps a better MTO program will come along in the meantime.

 

Out of curiosity, what kind of modifications are you looking at? There's been a pair in my size (also 10.5 3e) on SB for a _long_ time now but I've always been on the fence for that style.

 

These are the specs I sent to my SA:

 

Bradley

9.5E

Cherry cordovan

Shiny brass eyelets

Tone-on-tone upper stitching

Independence lining and outsole

Natural flat welt with wheeling and fudging

Khaki (natural) welt stitching

Natural edge

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

These are the specs I sent to my SA:

 

Bradley

9.5E

Cherry cordovan

Shiny brass eyelets

Tone-on-tone upper stitching

Independence lining and outsole

Natural flat welt with wheeling and fudging

Khaki (natural) welt stitching

Natural edge

 

That does sound a lot better actually - especially love the brass on #8.

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

These are the specs I sent to my SA:

Bradley
9.5E
Cherry cordovan
Shiny brass eyelets
Tone-on-tone upper stitching
Independence lining and outsole
Natural flat welt with wheeling and fudging
Khaki (natural) welt stitching
Natural edge

Were they able to put take that order with the customization?
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

These are the specs I sent to my SA:

Bradley
9.5E
Cherry cordovan
Shiny brass eyelets
Tone-on-tone upper stitching
Independence lining and outsole
Natural flat welt with wheeling and fudging
Khaki (natural) welt stitching
Natural edge

Were they able to put take that order with the customization?

 

Nope.

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

These are the specs I sent to my SA:

 

Bradley

9.5E

Cherry cordovan

Shiny brass eyelets

Tone-on-tone upper stitching

Independence lining and outsole

Natural flat welt with wheeling and fudging

Khaki (natural) welt stitching

Natural edge


Buddy,

I just put in an order for a Bradley in Brown shell.  Couldn't do any customizations due to the sale only a butyl sole.  Big fan of the Bradley in #8 but I have too many #8 shoes. Brown shell will look good, me thinks. Getting these before Dec. 25th will make it a very merry xmas :nodding:

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ordered an overloard in 12 and 13 from my outlet and a Normandy in 12 and 13....Going to see how pointy the overloard is...if it is not crazy and I get a good fit  will be sending it out for a Dainite logger soles and the endging redone on them...One thing I am a bit pissed about is that I had ordered and worn a pair of Viberg Shells in Mahogony....for $400 bones less I would have gotten the Normandy in Brown shell....I get the Bergs are in league of their own but with my rotation the extra cash in my pocket would have been more welcome...

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They're letting you get the Normandy in unlined cordovan?
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