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Is AE sale now and a new cordovan is aroud 550, down from 650. A shoebank cordovan is down from 529 to 450
Is it worth buying the second? Seems like the discount is not that much to get from shoebank. Any opinion? Thanks
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Originally Posted by terras14 View Post

Is AE sale now and a new cordovan is aroud 550, down from 650. A shoebank cordovan is down from 529 to 450
Is it worth buying the second? Seems like the discount is not that much to get from shoebank. Any opinion? Thanks

The cost of the first, not on sale, is $650. The second, on sale, is $450, for a $200 savings. The issue with the second shoe will be superficial and not affect the structure. Order the second on sale and check it out. See if the defect is worth the $200 savings. This will vary between different shoes and with your own personal tolerance for imperfections. Order the second now and you will have your answer in a week. If it's not acceptable, return the second and order the first while its still on sale. at the very worst, you will get a first quality shoe and save about $100. If the second quality is acceptable, you will save $200 off regular price.
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Getting compliments at the airport on these AE bad boys. Apologies for the nasty floor. Good thing these have topys.

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Originally Posted by amphillips79 View Post

Thanks guys. I bought the Delray in the old chili as well and am debating the dark chili in another style (or maybe the same since I love the Delray fit so much).

 

I looked into the Delray, and in this case, it appears they just renamed the color.  It has the same style number as the chili.   It makes sense to call it dark chili because it is darker than most chili.  So in other words, it's the same as before.

 

The Lasalle on the other hand, does have a chili and dark chili.

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Finally cool enough for some proper autumn clothes.
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Just noticed that on my 1st Ave boots the leather covering the insoles are only halfway glued to the insoles. I have only worn them twice, and think that they were just not properly attached. Is contact cement the way to go (I think that's what cobblers use based on the smell)?

Thanks

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Saturday morning cleaning and polishing

Shell Brown Strands, Chili LaSalle, and Walnut Daltons.



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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post

I looked into the Delray, and in this case, it appears they just renamed the color.  It has the same style number as the chili.   It makes sense to call it dark chili because it is darker than most chili.  So in other words, it's the same as before.

The Lasalle on the other hand, does have a chili and dark chili.

Thanks for the Intel gathering. That saves me from a second pair of Delray's. Definitely steers me more towards a pair of Daltons I think.
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Originally Posted by cc808314 View Post

Just noticed that on my 1st Ave boots the leather covering the insoles are only halfway glued to the insoles. I have only worn them twice, and think that they were just not properly attached. Is contact cement the way to go (I think that's what cobblers use based on the smell)?

Thanks

 

I've read Barge cement is most typically used to bind leather.  The older formulation contained VOC's which might be what you're smelling.  There is a newer formulation that is water based.  Some say it doesn't work as well as the old formula, but I have no first hand experience with either.

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AE deserves thumbs up for the Higgins Mills... not only a nice looking boot but CXL is not easy to work with shown by loose grain creasing on 1000 miles, aldens, etc. They clearly made a serious effort with the HM to construct the upper from better parts of the hide and use the shaft for the lower end pieces. None of the 3 I went through had any issues with the creasing on the vamp.

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Strandmok Saturday? Strandmok Saturday.
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Starting off my lazy Saturday with these gems.

 

Looking good I was thinking of getting one of the colors like blue maybe green also like the red.

 

I have a question how do you find the cleaning and polishing. What I mean is they don't make blue shoe polish so how do you find this color holing up. What if it gets scuffed up does it polish out with just cleaner. I am just asking so that I have an idea if I get a pair.

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Originally Posted by mdubya View Post

AE deserves thumbs up for the Higgins Mills... not only a nice looking boot but CXL is not easy to work with shown by loose grain creasing on 1000 miles, aldens, etc. They clearly made a serious effort with the HM to construct the upper from better parts of the hide and use the shaft for the lower end pieces. None of the 3 I went through had any issues with the creasing on the vamp.

Agree- I'm very impressed with the quality of these, I'd argue they're probably some of the nicest work boots AE has done. I had thought for a while about getting some Wolverine 1K's, but I really wanted Dainite instead of a leather sole. HM's were best of all worlds for me. Now if it would just cool off enough for me to wear mine...
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Originally Posted by 007Bond View Post

Looking good I was thinking of getting one of the colors like blue maybe green also like the red.

I have a question how do you find the cleaning and polishing. What I mean is they don't make blue shoe polish so how do you find this color holing up. What if it gets scuffed up does it polish out with just cleaner. I am just asking so that I have an idea if I get a pair.

My only experience with the Strandmok is the Jingle Bell Mok, which I was told to only use conditioner/cleaner on
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My only experience with the Strandmok is the Jingle Bell Mok, which I was told to only use conditioner/cleaner on


I've got six neumoks, some with leather like yours.  I haven't cleaned any of them ever.

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