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@styleaudit91 you'll probably see some Normandy love in the next month or two as it cools off. Mine have been on the shelf throughout the 110+ degree months. I can't wait to bringthem back out!
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Yup... I was the guy running the Warlow 2.0.  No white welt stitch though.. smile.gif

I misunderstood - I thought you ordered the pembroke twice - once as Warlow, the other as Marlow.

Ha, I didn't even look at user name when I responded to you. Of course you are!

I think you do understand at least close to what I meant. I am part of that Warlow 2.0 GMTO, but I also just recently ordered a pair of stock tan grain Pembrokes very recently as well. At first it was just going to be a quick impulse buy/possible return in order to double check my size before putting in my order, but it got delayed and the Warlow order came and went. However, I have wanted a more "rugged" shortwing for regular use, and the tan scotch grain and Dainite sole is the Pembroke ultimately fits that bill.

So I should have 3 pairs of C&J coming. Pembroke in a week or so, Warlow and Lindrick in the winter.

My wallet hurts just talking about it.
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Originally Posted by AndyMiddles View Post
 

I think I just like that the side of the vamp is uninterrupted all the way down to the welt. The spacing that the plain balmoral wingtip offers is aesthetically pleasing to me.

 

As much as I love the McAllister, it can feel a bit crowded due to the brogueing. I think this is part of the reason that I love the look of shortwing bluchers like the Alumnus or Madison Park, there's just something about the uniform spacing between the wingtip and the quarter that feels right.

 

Hear, hear!  The original Jefferson had a much better pattern; I dislike the overlapping broguing on the McAllister and Jefferson 2.0.

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A question for those who own shoes in black chromexcel -- how do they age? I would imagine less patina and pull-up color variations compared to brown/natty, but I'd like to know how they hold up and/or differ from regular calf? How might that affect the look of brogue vs plain toe over time? (trying to decide between Academy and Alumnus).

 

Thanks for any observations and advice!

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At least $300... you are young yet in your weasel purchases. You have not become a full barn weasel. Suggestion: go back to liking cemented soles and run away! This is the advice from my wallet which is now also going to be made of shell....

 

I bought a shell wallet.  I was very happy.  Then I realized I could have bought another pair of shoes.  Then I introduced myself to a concept known as "deficit spending."

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A question for those who own shoes in black chromexcel -- how do they age? I would imagine less patina and pull-up color variations compared to brown/natty, but I'd like to know how they hold up and/or differ from regular calf? How might that affect the look of brogue vs plain toe over time? (trying to decide between Academy and Alumnus).

Thanks for any observations and advice!

I have the black chromexcel Odenwalds. They still look like black calf without any color variation, etc. I apply AE Leather Lotion every few months and that's all I do on chromexcel.

Chris
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Ok, the Fairfax from NR arrived today bearing the 2nd's mark!  I didn't know they sold 2nd Quality shoes at NR?

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I like the new Higgins Mill, and the Cascade too.
What I really want though is a Bleecker St., a Shaker, or an Eagle County.
Speaking of Eagle County, how do those fit? I saw a 13D on Shoebank.
I wear a 13B in most lasts, although the 13B is a little roomy in the 201 or a 333 blucher.
If I wanted to wear medium weight socks with the Eagle County, would a 13D work, or would I need a 13B?
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At least $300... you are young yet in your weasel purchases. You have not become a full barn weasel. Suggestion: go back to liking cemented soles and run away! This is the advice from my wallet which is now also going to be made of shell....

 

I bought a shell wallet.  I was very happy.  Then I realized I could have bought another pair of shoes.  Then I introduced myself to a concept known as "deficit spending."

 

You will soon realize that you don't actually need a wallet if you buy enough shell.

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I bought a shell wallet.  I was very happy.  Then I realized I could have bought another pair of shoes.  Then I introduced myself to a concept known as "deficit spending."

LMAO. We're the equivalent of a bunch of William S. Burroughses on a "Heroin Appreciation" thread.
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Hear, hear!  The original Jefferson had a much better pattern; I dislike the overlapping broguing on the McAllister and Jefferson 2.0.

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Originally Posted by pbrandes View Post
 

A question for those who own shoes in black chromexcel -- how do they age? I would imagine less patina and pull-up color variations compared to brown/natty, but I'd like to know how they hold up and/or differ from regular calf? How might that affect the look of brogue vs plain toe over time? (trying to decide between Academy and Alumnus).

 

Thanks for any observations and advice!


I don't know but what I do know is IMHO the Higgins Mill is least desirable in black.  Shows too many scuffs.

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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

I like the new Higgins Mill, and the Cascade too.
What I really want though is a Bleecker St., a Shaker, or an Eagle County.
Speaking of Eagle County, how do those fit? I saw a 13D on Shoebank.
I wear a 13B in most lasts, although the 13B is a little roomy in the 201 or a 333 blucher.
If I wanted to wear medium weight socks with the Eagle County, would a 13D work, or would I need a 13B?


I must have missed the Eagle Country days.  I would have loved to seen a Oxblood or Navy in it!   There is someone here who has a Chili and Blue Suede that look A-MA-ZING

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I must have missed the Eagle Country days.  I would have loved to seen a Oxblood or Navy in it!   There is someone here who has a Chili and Blue Suede that look A-MA-ZING
I saw a picture of a navy calf version that someone had done. It looked great too.
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Just got my Higgins Mills and am pretty impressed - very solid feel out of the box - ala Alden. Very high quality all around - sole and welt, feel of the CXL, right down to the tongue and very sturdy/thick laces. As others did, mine have a few small scuffs on the toes but nothing noticeable really, and nothing that they wont acquire naturally after a few wears. A tiny bit of tiger striping (not sure why AE seems to be the only maker with this issue) but since they're dark brown you cant see it except for up close in light. Seems AE has their shit together with clicking, as no loose grain creasing on the vamp at all, whereas wolvering 1ks seem to have a 50-75% loose grain issue. 

 

Its a shame that AE doesnt do a 270 welt because that is my only gripe with these - they would be more or less perfect with one. 

 

That being said, at the price you can pick up a pair right now nothing even comes close, these will definitely be mainstay in my rotation if they break in well. Right now the leather is very stiff and the crease on the right boot is murdering the top of my foot when I flex/walk. Hopefully this will subside when they've had some more wear because it would be a shame to have to get rid of them for this reason. 

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