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Originally Posted by cc808314 View Post

Does anyone here own AE Niles? This is a style that has been discontinued for some time. There is a pair on EBay in cognac/chestnut color that I am thinking of buying and changing the color to black. I need to replace my ill-fitting Blk PAs and would like to do this on a cheap, since I won't be wearing them very often. One think that bogs me a little about the Niles is the pinking on the cap and the heel. I am wondering if this stands out in real life.

 

lol, I'm the one selling them.  PM me if you have any questions.  

post #11297 of 17617

Hello, 

I'm new to this forum, but I was curious if you gentleman can help me out. I just purchased the Higgins Mill boot in Natty CXL in 10.5D online. My brannock size in 11D for my left foot and a 11D/E for my right. My other source of GYW footwear are Red Wing Iron Rangers that are 10.5D. They fit well width wise but may be slightly long due to being a work-style boot. Did I size close to right? Or is this going to be a insta-exchange? Thanks so much!

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@FaRKle How bout some pix of those Dainite soles.

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I wanted to get some feedback back as to why my shoe shine guys told me that he could not get the high shine that I always have on my other Allen Edmonds on my Navy Cornwallis. I even gave him the saphir polish and the wax and still they did not come out with the mirrored shine. The photos below was the look I was after.



Or even the look from the as for the shoes.



I used the navy polish that I was told would work and the wax as well. Anyway I can get the high shine on these shoe?

Plenty of YouTube vids that can do more justice than me but just start with a thickish coat of neutral wax. Let dry a bit (20 minutes to hour) then buff in drops of water with dabs of wax till it's slick then just do a bit more water.. Should be good. Takes time, not difficult. Although brouge toes are tougher and I honestly haven't done great with them. The problem is managing the caking in the holes, but toothpicks work ok. I would say an an episode of your favorite mindless tv show each shoe.
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Originally Posted by Incainwetrust View Post
 

Hello, 

I'm new to this forum, but I was curious if you gentleman can help me out. I just purchased the Higgins Mill boot in Natty CXL in 10.5D online. My brannock size in 11D for my left foot and a 11D/E for my right. My other source of GYW footwear are Red Wing Iron Rangers that are 10.5D. They fit well width wise but may be slightly long due to being a work-style boot. Did I size close to right? Or is this going to be a insta-exchange? Thanks so much!


Seems most people here feel the Higgins Mill is a bit ample (limited reviews), so you may be OK.  You'll know soon enough.  Please post how they work out when you get them.

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I just saw the 2016 AE Catalog and sadly I didn't see the Bayfield, but I still found something interesting. Looks like they're bringing back the Kenilworth. It will most likely cost $395. I saw a cheaper pair at Nordstrom Rack and first quality for $209. My question is would it be a steal if I'm able buy it at Nordstrom Rack for $209?
Edited by Newberry - 8/23/16 at 11:08pm
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Exchange Place in suede?  Interesting.

post #11303 of 17617
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Originally Posted by FaRKle View Post
 

Came home today and found my burgundy shell Daltons on dainite remakes on my doorstep. This pair fits excellently, and looks fantastic! There was nothing wrong with my original pair, but I needed to size down a width.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, I have to say, out of the various pairs of shell that I've ordered this year from AE and Alden, the AE pairs have blown the Alden's out of the water quality and craftsmanship wise. Alden gets away with a lot of stuff/defects on their shoes that AE doesn't. I've had pairs with things like huge dry spots, very uneven coloring (on color 8, no less), and improperly stitched portions such that pieces of leather weren't stitched down. Another SF member's had worse across even more pairs, like really sloppily cut patterns, shoes that had the pattern rotated on one shoe, and has really had to fight Alden and its retailers to get them to admit that those aren't acceptable as firsts (they look worse than AE thirds).

 

I think Paul's been listening to us and making sure that their premium products really show quality work. Props!

Your soles appear to be thicker than my two pairs of Daltons w/ Dainite.  Do they have a leather mid-sole?

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Move over Red Wing Heritage and Wolverine 1000 Mile!
I haven't even worn my Higgins Mill Boots out yet and I think they're already my favorite boots lol. I can't wait until the weather cools down so I can wear them. I think I'll buy one more pair of shoes during the RDA Sale and take a break from shoe shopping because I already bought a lot of shoes this year 😅
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Move over Red Wing Heritage and Wolverine 1000 Mile!
I haven't even worn my Higgins Mill Boots out yet and I think they're already my favorite boots lol. I can't wait until the weather cools down so I can wear them. I think I'll buy one more pair of shoes during the RDA Sale and take a break from shoe shopping because I already bought a lot of shoes this year 😅

 

So what does everyone think the over/under on how many days after that next pair @Newberry lasts before he breaks?  

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post #11307 of 17617
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Originally Posted by FaRKle View Post
 

Came home today and found my burgundy shell Daltons on dainite remakes on my doorstep. This pair fits excellently, and looks fantastic! There was nothing wrong with my original pair, but I needed to size down a width.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, I have to say, out of the various pairs of shell that I've ordered this year from AE and Alden, the AE pairs have blown the Alden's out of the water quality and craftsmanship wise. Alden gets away with a lot of stuff/defects on their shoes that AE doesn't. I've had pairs with things like huge dry spots, very uneven coloring (on color 8, no less), and improperly stitched portions such that pieces of leather weren't stitched down. Another SF member's had worse across even more pairs, like really sloppily cut patterns, shoes that had the pattern rotated on one shoe, and has really had to fight Alden and its retailers to get them to admit that those aren't acceptable as firsts (they look worse than AE thirds).

 

I think Paul's been listening to us and making sure that their premium products really show quality work. Props!

pwtboots

I know what you mean about alden. I went to leathersoul to check out this pair and the quality just wasn't up to par. It just look rush. Its like alden just not trying. your daltons you posted looks a piece of art. I might have to grab a pair. Did you grab the same size from your 65 last shoes?

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@Newberry Do yourself a favor with the Kenilworth. Put them on and walk around the store for a little bit. The Kenilworth was a very good (albeit plain) shoe that received a ton of complaints by morons who didn't understand something about the fit. It uses 3 eyes only, so there just isn't a lot to hold you in there. If you have particularly narrow heels, this will create some weird bowing effects. Good shoes - if they work. I'd wouldn't be too concerned about getting a deal (210 sounds kind of high, unless if they're 1sts).
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

The relatively new policy of having brick and mortar stores with little to no non-D inventory to try on, coupled with reluctance or flat out refusal to order in something for you to try on, is about the dumbest thing AE has done. This seems especially true of their Indy shoes.

If I have to guess what size works, wait until it is built, then have it drop shipped to me, I'm not going to pay $495 for the Indy. I'll pay $55 more and get a hand welted version from Bonafe via Skoak.

It's just crazy that they're doing. Why wven have a B&M store.

Actually, most BM shoe stores I've frequented, like Leffot, Skoaktiebolaget, etc carry zero inventory in narrow and wide. AE used to be an exception.

@middlepP's exoerience is literally the opposite of what I've encountered every time I've walked into an AE store. Sales associates and managers at the Manhattan stores have always bent over backwards to provide outstanding service. Ditto for the Jeffersonville staff (Kristle especially).

But it's been a few years since I've been in one, and I'm hearing more and more stories like this. I know Mr. Graangard is extremely customer-focused, but it's possible that some of the lower cogs in the company (or even higher?? Paul has been adamant that the new ownership is not driving policy, but it's not hard to draw parallels between cutting of costs, services and price increases that have happened since the company's purchase) are responsible for a culture change.
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pwtboots

I know what you mean about alden. I went to leathersoul to check out this pair and the quality just wasn't up to par. It just look rush. Its like alden just not trying. your daltons you posted looks a piece of art. I might have to grab a pair. Did you grab the same size from your 65 last shoes?


It seems, to me at least, Alden has been doing a lot of collaborations.  They maybe swamped with requests they feel they can't pass up, hence rushed work.  That sort of thing has happened to other companies before.

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