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Can anyone chime in here?  Thanks!

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Anyone ever own the Brookwood and know if it is TTS or what last it is on?

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I have mixed feelings about my new blue suede Boones that I bought on clearance from the AE site. http://www.allenedmonds.com/clearance/mens-clearance/shoes/boone-plain-toe-casual-shoes/SF3108.html

These are firsts, so I would have expected them to arrive in pristine condition.

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Even if these were some that had been returns, I would have expected AE to at least clean up the soles. I do realize that a single wearing myself might result in the same debris .... I just didn't expect to find beach sand on shoes straight out the box.

Having said all that, they fit great and there are no scuffs or marks that I noticed on the suede itself. I'm keeping them.

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I've been skeptical and curious about this...
Have you attempted to resolve it?
Sorry if I missed posts that acknowledged said.

I contacted AE and sent them these pictures. They apologized and are letting me do an exchange. I'm still waiting on the replacement pair.

I think it simply was an oversight on the person who handles returns at AE. I ended up with someone elses worn shoes.

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My Daltons have a similar tongue issue. It's clearly noticeable when they're on my shoe rack, but impossible notice while I'm wearing them, so I don't care.
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I've noticed both of those on multiple pairs of shoes/boots from AE, Alden, and Red Wing.  Seems to be at least moderately common.
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I contacted AE and sent them these pictures. They apologized and are letting me do an exchange. I'm still waiting on the replacement pair.

I think it simply was an oversight on the person who handles returns at AE. I ended up with someone elses worn shoes.

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Thanks.......That's a really weird one. I guess, as they say, shit happens!
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Hey, nicely done! Are those Macneils? Or another maker, perhaps?

Thanks! They're Crockett & Jones for Brooks Brothers Black Fleece longwings. Retailed for $800 but I got them on sale for ~$250.

I've worn them out twice so far, and already they are by far my most complimented shoe.

In the pic above I'm wearing Polo Ralph Lauren blue/white pincord pants. The other time I wore the shoes was with a pair of navy chinos (talk about contrast).
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And now that I finally have enough to make a decent circle, here's a family shot.
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Black Vernon (11 EEE, 'bay, firsts)
Bourbon PA (11 EEE, seconds)
Chili McGregor (11 EE, seconds, my favorite/best fitting)
Brown CXL Alumnus (11.5, firsts)
Walnut Lexington (12 E, dabondo, 2nds?, picked these up in attempt to determine 65 last size, RIP 12 D BBxAE black Strands)
Golden brown CXL Maritime (11.5 E, dabondo, 1sts?, 12 D might actually work here)
Natty CXL Higgins Mill (11.5 E, firsts)

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Nice!! Those Bourbon PAs and Walnut Lexingtons really caught my eye. Great collection sir
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Hmm, the V looks fine.  That is a bit wide in the heel, but I wouldn't worry too much unless you're getting lots of heel slip.  Is the back of your heel slipping a lot?  My Wilberts are kind of like that, which makes them not ideal, but wearable.  You could also purchase tongue pads, which would apply more pressure at the arch  and push your foot back.  No one would even know you had them on.  

The 7.5 D you had might have been a better fit, but its' tough to say -- your size looks like it's in between 7.5 D and E.    In the future, I might recommend the D width and use European lacing to help close the gap.  Or, you could try going back to Nordstrom and just explain what happened and see if they will let you exchange for the D.  I remember your earlier pics of the D width, and they looked very similar to my bourbon Carlyles when I first got them.  The V will close some with wear and if you use the Euro lacing.

Even better than purchasing tongue pads, go to your local AE store. The Dallas location has a box full of tongue pads and gave me some for free.
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Hey guys, thanks for all the responses on the HM's last night. This is going to sound super OCD, but it is what it is.

The bigger question/concern I had was the quarter and rulers on the right shoe. I measured the difference from the bottom of the quarter this morning- this is the outside of the left shoe:
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This is the outside of the right shoe:
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Is a quarter inch difference within the margin of error for QC (after all, they are a handmade product), or is it a big enough difference that anyone of you would return it? This is what it looks like from overhead, note the angle of the quarter/eyelets on the right boot compared to the left:
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Like I said, I know it's probably ridiculously OCD of me, but this is my first time owning boots like this, so I don't know what is and isn't acceptable.
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Olive?  Got mine a couple of weeks ago.  Absolutely love the color with the lighter stitching.
Dark brown. Love them.
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8 D actually fits me great, except in the 65 last balmorals.  

So I called AE customer service and told them about my issue, they mentioned that if I had no heel slip with 7.5 D then there shouldn't be for the 7.5 E as it only increase the width in the toe box. They mentioned to try a 7 E, does that even make sense at all? They also said their leather doesn't stretch so it should fit perfect the first time you try it on. I definitely think 7.5 E will not work for me as the heel is too wide causing the side to flare out a bit which makes the ankle bone rub against the side when I step.
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So I called AE customer service and told them about my issue, they mentioned that if I had no heel slip with 7.5 D then there shouldn't be for the 7.5 E as it only increase the width in the toe box. They mentioned to try a 7 E, does that even make sense at all? 

 

Perhaps they were thinking of the back of the heel.  If the shoe is wide at the sides of the heel, it can definitely slip.  I have some of that on my Wilberts (The Wilbert is just not a good shoe for people with narrow heels).

 

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They also said their leather doesn't stretch so it should fit perfect the first time you try it on. 
 

I disagree with the statement.  Shoes can definitely stretch, depending on the leather.  However, I think they were probably implying that you should try to find a shoe that fits perfect right out of the box.  I generally agree with this philosophy.

 

You bought these at Nordstroms, right?  If I were you, I would tell them what happened and ask them if you can exchange.  7 E might work, but you won't know until you try.  If the 7.5 D felt okay, you might be better off with that size and then use european lacing.  Your V didn't look awful, but you should be more concerned about how the shoes feel.  If they are causing you big pressure at the V, you should not wear them.

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@orange fury. While you (or I) may have some academic curiosity whether that quarter inch is within AE's specs or isn't within spec but was simply missed, I think the only relevant question is how much will it bug you. Unless it throws off the tongue or causes it to lace up funny, I don't think anyone other than you will notice.

Unless perhaps you will be tucking your trousers into your boots.😎
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Wearing my A-E saddle shoes today and showing how long sidewalks last around here.  

They look similar to Sheltons, but since they have no name in them and the saddle parts are sharkskin, I call them "Surfer Eaters".

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Hey guys, thanks for all the responses on the HM's last night. This is going to sound super OCD, but it is what it is.

The bigger question/concern I had was the quarter and rulers on the right shoe. I measured the difference from the bottom of the quarter this morning- this is the outside of the left shoe: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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This is the outside of the right shoe:
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Is a quarter inch difference within the margin of error for QC (after all, they are a handmade product), or is it a big enough difference that anyone of you would return it? This is what it looks like from overhead, note the angle of the quarter/eyelets on the right boot compared to the left:
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Like I said, I know it's probably ridiculously OCD of me, but this is my first time owning boots like this, so I don't know what is and isn't acceptable.


 

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@orange fury. While you (or I) may have some academic curiosity whether that quarter inch is within AE's specs or isn't within spec but was simply missed, I think the only relevant question is how much will it bug you. Unless it throws off the tongue or causes it to lace up funny, I don't think anyone other than you will notice.

Unless perhaps you will be tucking your trousers into your boots.😎

 

Agree.  I would keep those as long as comfort and fitment were good.  If it bothers you at all, AE tends to accommodate. 

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Did I successfully weasel you?

 

Ha! As healthy as my AE rotation is these days, I'm either super vulnerable or super immune to the weaseling.

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