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post #12796 of 17706
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Bad news, fellow easels. I took a new job a month ago. I'm a physician, and my specialty often involves doing minor to moderate Lee size procedures in the office. In my former job/residency, I had specific days set aside for these procedures, but at my new job I will be having them sprinkled throughout most days. Because of this, I may end up having to switch to wearing scrubs all day every day. Unfortunately, none of my many dress shoes go with scrubs. I would hate to have to give up wearing all the wonderful and expensive AE (and non-AE) shoes I own!

Mulling over my options currently.

 

Solution: change constantly all day long giving you an opportunity to potentially wear even more pairs on a given day. 

post #12797 of 17706
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Bad news, fellow easels. I took a new job a month ago. I'm a physician, and my specialty often involves doing minor to moderate Lee size procedures in the office. In my former job/residency, I had specific days set aside for these procedures, but at my new job I will be having them sprinkled throughout most days. Because of this, I may end up having to switch to wearing scrubs all day every day. Unfortunately, none of my many dress shoes go with scrubs. I would hate to have to give up wearing all the wonderful and expensive AE (and non-AE) shoes I own!

Mulling over my options currently.

 

Cheetah time?

 

@ace13x, It appears they have no desire to slow down the proflila binding.  More and more designs are using it.  My walnut Carlyles are tight at the arch, but I know I will never find another pair with the old piping, so I've been stretching them a lot to make them work.  Funny that in the recent email I received this week for AE's Fall shoes, the old-piping walnut Carlyle is shown.  Several websites still have the old piping pics as well, further confusing customers when they receive the shoes.  But anyway, my Loake 1880's have profila binding, but it looks nice because the edges are very clean.  If AE would find a way to clean up the edges (especially on the walnut), I think people wouldn't mind too much.  Again, I don't think it looks less bad on the darker shoes.


Edited by Lobster33 - 9/14/16 at 3:38pm
post #12798 of 17706
Wanted to get your thoughts on this issue I've had with my pair of Parkways. It appears that the welt and outsole have totally separated on a large portion on the outside of the right shoe.



The left shoe looks fine and neither shoe shows excessive wear on the soles or needs to be recrafted other than because of this. Do you think this would be an issue to bring up to AE customer service? Or have I just worn through the stitching on that side and it needs to be recrafted?
post #12799 of 17706
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Originally Posted by rc121 View Post

Wanted to get your thoughts on this issue I've had with my pair of Parkways. It appears that the welt and outsole have totally separated on a large portion on the outside of the right shoe.



The left shoe looks fine and neither shoe shows excessive wear on the soles or needs to be recrafted other than because of this. Do you think this would be an issue to bring up to AE customer service? Or have I just worn through the stitching on that side and it needs to be recrafted?

 

I'd say thats a defect at least from that photo. Send pictures to customer service.

post #12800 of 17706
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Maybe I missed something, but what's the "plus 90 dollars off"?


Sorry got excited and forgot to mention American express. But yeah, by using your American express card you'll get 90 of when you spend more than 300.

I was going to buy some shells this week but with the shells going 15 percent of during RDA i'll have to wait till then. So instead I got a gift card for 553 since the american express offer ends this moth and RDA happens couple days after this month.

post #12801 of 17706
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Originally Posted by cnation View Post
 


Sorry got excited and forgot to mention American express. But yeah, by using your American express card you'll get 90 of when you spend more than 300.

I was going to buy some shells this week but with the shells going 15 percent of during RDA i'll have to wait till then. So instead I got a gift card for 553 since the american express offer ends this moth and RDA happens couple days after this month.

 

I'm not getting that offer on my Amex... I wonder why...

post #12802 of 17706
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 


Stitching through the dainite circle is not a big deal at all.  But if you're not happy, then by all means return.


When I buy firsts and pay retail price I expect a shoe which has been built correctly.  Stitching through the danite circle means the shoe or the sole aren't made correctly.  In this case it looked like they used a larger size sole and then trimmed it down but only on one shoe.  My opinion at this point is this line of shoe is lower quality than other designs and shouldn't be referred to as casual, but as lower quality.  The way these two pair were presented would be what I would expect to receive at an outlet as seconds.

post #12803 of 17706
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Originally Posted by M2511 View Post
 

 

I'm not getting that offer on my Amex... I wonder why...


Me either.  I have about 50 others, but not for Allen Edmonds.  I had the earlier in the year and it was $50 off.  I checked both of my Amex cards.  Hopefully I get that offer soon though.

post #12804 of 17706

Has anyone stretched their shell cordovan shoes?  I am considering stretching a pair that are a bit tight near the toes.  I've read mixed things.  Just a tiny bit would be adequate I think.

post #12805 of 17706
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Originally Posted by Skelnik View Post
 


Me either.  I have about 50 others, but not for Allen Edmonds.  I had the earlier in the year and it was $50 off.  I checked both of my Amex cards.  Hopefully I get that offer soon though.


First off, I really like your quote. finding the next shells are a addiction. you buy one then you want another then so fort. Painful for the wallet. As for the offer, I would try give american express a call and see if they can activate the offer for you.

post #12806 of 17706
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Has anyone stretched their shell cordovan shoes?  I am considering stretching a pair that are a bit tight near the toes.  I've read mixed things.  Just a tiny bit would be adequate I think.

I have stretched many calf shoes, but I have been really careful when trying to stretch cordovan. The grain is really tight in shell and they do not like to stretch. Shoe makers have to be careful when stretching shell over the lasts during construction lest they actually cause it to split. I do not know that you could generate that much pull with a shoe stretcher, but I would proceed with caution. I posted this video about a week ago, but it is applicable concerning the tearing while lasting up a shoe. Ignore it if you have seen it before.

 

 

post #12807 of 17706
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Originally Posted by Skelnik View Post
 


Me either.  I have about 50 others, but not for Allen Edmonds.  I had the earlier in the year and it was $50 off.  I checked both of my Amex cards.  Hopefully I get that offer soon though.

 

Same here, no offer.  I too used the $50 offer earlier this year, wonder if that's the reason.

post #12808 of 17706
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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

Its so crazy ...if you hang around here long enough, styleforum will have you believing that allen edmonds shoes are the lowliest, cheapest dress shoes on the market. But when you go into the real world, AE is leagues above most other mens' shoes. And I dont just mean they are above the oft maligned "black, square toe, bicycle toe monstrocity" either.

Thanks to this damn thread, I now gaze at men's dress shoes in public to compare them to mine. But I noticed a gentleman sitting in the coffee shop next to me, and at first I just thought "hmmm, nice shoes"...but the longer I stared the more I began to think they looked familiar. I began googling the AE shoes I thought looked most similar to his, and sure enough, it turned out he was wearing a brown mcgregor. I was able to confirm a positive ID match by matching the toe medallion on his to the online pics of the mcgregors. His mcgregors looked excellent, and certainly stood up well next to the other tanned cap toes and tan plain toes which were abound in the coffee shop.
Haha I judge every guy in public now. Clothing fits, shoes, you name it. Thanks Internet.
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Originally Posted by M2511 View Post

Solution: change constantly all day long giving you an opportunity to potentially wear even more pairs on a given day. 
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post #12809 of 17706
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Originally Posted by donkeyhoatie View Post

I like your DIY thinking here, as I'm pretty much the same way. Just wondering, do you have a grommet/eyelet plan in place for once the holes are punched? I don't have my Gobis on hand, but I'm pretty sure there's a grommet on the underside to prevent the leather from tearing. 
I was going to say the same thing. Well, actually I wanted to yell S - T - O - P in slow motion, like on a TV show.
Please don't do this unless you've got the grommets to go with it. Honestly, this should be a very cheap and easy job for a professional.
post #12810 of 17706
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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post

I have stretched many calf shoes, but I have been really careful when trying to stretch cordovan. The grain is really tight in shell and they do not like to stretch. Shoe makers have to be careful when stretching shell over the lasts during construction lest they actually cause it to split. I do not know that you could generate that much pull with a shoe stretcher, but I would proceed with caution. I posted this video about a week ago, but it is applicable concerning the tearing while lasting up a shoe. Ignore it if you have seen it before.


 
That's what I was afraid of. I have a brand new pair of shoes I love and cannot be purchased anymore but I really want to keep them. This would have been the only way. You said you had been careful when stretching cordovan. Does that mean that you were successfully able to do it a little?
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