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Guys, this summer, I bought these Leeds 2.0s from dabondo1. I assumed that the reason they were stamped "no warranty" was because one of the shoes was far more wrinkled that the other. I've worn them probably 12 times. Tonight, I took them off and the piping completely tore off of one of the shoes. I've never seen anything like it before.

Can any of you suggest what I should do with them? Could a cobbler repair them? Could I remove the piping entirely? Anything I'm not thinking of?

 

Send him a message with the pictures.  He's pretty good about taking care of things.  Can't hurt to start there.

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Which last are the Shannon Drives on?
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Originally Posted by Mat Waites View Post
 

 

Even with the issues that you show, your pics have motivated me to buy today - The picture on ebay is not nearly as appealing as your pictures -

 

The natural edge looks nice and the texture of the leather looks much better in your pics that the AE picture.

Buy today they won't last just look at how many sold already.

 

Wore them today all day great shoes and will only get better with time.

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Which last are the Shannon Drives on?

201 and it has the Butyl leather sole so there is some weather resistance.

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What other shoes would you order for a business casual wardrobe (trousers and sport jacket) to compliment the Bloor Street in Brown Country Grain? I'm shooting for maximum versatility and want 2 more pairs and am having trouble deciding amongst the following. Only rule is that one of the other 2 pairs must be Merlot.

McAllister in Merlot
5th Avenue in Merlot

Lexington in Walnut
Rogue in Walnut
Rush Street in Golden Brown Chromexcel
Mctavish in Khaki
Mctavish Dark Brown
Lexington in Bourbon
5th Avenue in Bourbon

Merlot McAllister and chili Rogue (if they have it). If not available, then bourbon Lexington. I am a huge fan of the McT, but I am not sure if storm welt with double sole will look all that great with your outfits.
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Cordovan is only made from the horse's buttocks.

The rest of the horse can be processed as leather, but it's not commonly used in shoes.

 


There has been increasing use of horsehide (non-shell) from Viberg, Truman and others. The shell wallet I just bought from Ashland has a horsehide interior, and talking to Phil there he said he uses it because it is very strong, resistant to stretching, etc.

I've seen lots of jackets over the years (Aero, etc.) too.

How much of the rest is used I can't say, but they don't just cut out the shells and toss the rest. There is only enough shell in a hide to make a single pair of shoes.
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The rest of that leather from the horses will be used by someone for something. Hell, I bought a cheap messenger bag that was made out of goat leather so I'm sure there are manufacturers out there using horsehide. Animals cost money to raise, they're not going to let parts go to waste if they can get even a tiny bit of money for them.

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Sounds like you and I have pretty much the exact same size feet. I've got a 12 McTavish, but really should have got 11.5 D. I'm a 12 in Strands, but 11.5 everywhere else. Good to know 11.5 will work for me in these. Thanks, fellow barnweasel!


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I dunno - I can't seem to get Strands to fit right - I'm a little wide.  The McAllister in 11.5 E feels great, but not the Strands I've tried at 2 different stores.  I guess I'll try again at some point.

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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post


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Guys, this summer, I bought these Leeds 2.0s from dabondo1. I assumed that the reason they were stamped "no warranty" was because one of the shoes was far more wrinkled that the other. I've worn them probably 12 times. Tonight, I took them off and the piping completely tore off of one of the shoes. I've never seen anything like it before.

Can any of you suggest what I should do with them? Could a cobbler repair them? Could I remove the piping entirely? Anything I'm not thinking of?

 

Remove the piping entirely and mail it to Lobster. He loves piping.

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Remove the piping entirely and mail it to Lobster. He loves piping.

 

lol, I was just about to say, "remove all that profila binding." 

 

Seriously, that sucks.  And that's the risk of buying anything from Dabondo.  I have 1 shoe I bought from him with this same binding, so it's possible it could happen to me.  

 

As others have said, contact him and see if he'll be willing to work with you.  I'm assuming AE won't do anything.  If all else fails, there's got to be a shoe repair person who can help.

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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post


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Guys, this summer, I bought these Leeds 2.0s from dabondo1. I assumed that the reason they were stamped "no warranty" was because one of the shoes was far more wrinkled that the other. I've worn them probably 12 times. Tonight, I took them off and the piping completely tore off of one of the shoes. I've never seen anything like it before.

Can any of you suggest what I should do with them? Could a cobbler repair them? Could I remove the piping entirely? Anything I'm not thinking of?

 

A good cobbler can fix those.  Installing new piping is more work/cost than just closing them up and sewing the top, I think.  That is, if dabondo  won't take care of it.  

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I'm thinking Thursday night. Got a date with the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra's season opener and am thinking they might look good with my charcoal suit.

Bernie


I did end up wearing the Liverpools tonight with my charcoal suit--unfortunately, I wasn't in a position to snap any pics without appearing to be a bit too odd for my fellow patrons.  I must say, these boots are sleek and sexy, are very comfy, and looked fantastic with the suit.  I think AE hit a homer with these.  But they do fit very snugly, so some may find them a bit difficult to pull off at the end of the day (not mentioning who had to ask for assistance from his wife!).

 

If you're at all considering a Chelsea, I'd highly recommend the Liverpool (in black, of course).

 

Bernie

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I have and love a pair of those exact shoes.  I just wish I'd paid $119 for them.  

- The leather is a variable thing - I don't think there is lots of consistency there, and while I noticed it a little bit initially, I don't really any more.
- Sole is a zero-issue.  
- The welt stuff is too for me at the price. The "bent" welt is something you can wedge back in place I think - I've "trained" a couple pairs by using the pointy end of my welt brush against the stitching and sorta of levering it back toward the shoe.  Eventually it seems to figure it out.  Can't do much about the welt join, but it is OK enough IMHO.
- I'd gently trim the frayed stitching or more likely make a shield with some aluminum foil and VERY VERY GENTLY AND CAREFULLY hit it with some flame.

Net:  Yeah they got a few things, but on-foot they look & feel great, and get better. I'd keep 'em.

Echo this. The Shannon Drive is a great casual shoe. I paid more than $119 as well and really like them.

Haven't figured out how they should be polished yet though....any input?
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Echo this. The Shannon Drive is a great casual shoe. I paid more than $119 as well and really like them.

Haven't figured out how they should be polished yet though....any input?

 

Can any Shannon Drive owners comment on the color shade compared to the "typical" AE olive models like the olive versions of the 1st Neumok, Rush St., and current Strandmok? The Shannon photos all look like they have a more brownish tint. Thanks for any real-world observations!

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Chili Bentons against ugly LAX carpet. Heading to the rainy east coast and I wanted rubber soles.

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