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My first pair of AEs, the Hamptons. Still love the wing-cap, although it gets no love on this forum. Also my wife's favorite of my shoes.
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Why does the wing cap get no love? Those look great to me.
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Originally Posted by Captain Insano View Post

Why does the wing cap get no love? Those look great to me.

I've never seen one. I like it.
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Originally Posted by naspratt View Post

My first pair of AEs, the Hamptons. Still love the wing-cap, although it gets no love on this forum. Also my wife's favorite of my shoes.

I agree, these look great.
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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

Alright, so I dont really like to ask these sort of questions but I heard back (finally) from the recraft department about my shell loafers that were in.  They messed up my order and didnt do the sole change (which cost an extra $10)  So now I just have a leather sole.  They told me that I could send them back and they would apply a rubber half sole to my order.

I really wanted the vtread because I have them on a few shoes and much prefer it to leather or dainite.  I have had shoes with vibram half soles and hated them.  I also rather dislike leather soles because the floors can get too slippery where I work.

Advice?  I dont know quite what to tell them.  The fact that this was just plain missed and now they want to shortcut it makes me a little upset.  Thanks guys!

Just curious. What exactly did you not like about the rubber half soles? I'm pretty happy with my Topy. I can't imagine Vibrams would be worse?!

Isn't the vtread basically like a rubber half sole, just "built-in"?
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Originally Posted by barto78 View Post
 

I couldn't locate the post, but didn't someone post the AE Spring Sale offerings and prices a couple weeks back?  Looking to get a pair of Chili Carlyle's and i could have sworn someone posted they were going to be $100 off.

 

 

Also, anyone who has recently ordered Shell Cordovan Strands, how long did it take for them to be made?  I placed my order about 2 weeks ago and am obviously hopeful they arrive in less than the 6-8 week quoted time frame. 


Yes..post # 1964....25% off on the Carlyles.

 

Also, my #8 Shell Park Ave's were originally quoted at 7-8 weeks, came in at 4 1/2, with a double JR sole MTO.

 

They came out great! ( as did my refinishings  on a 30 yr old pair of Black Strands and Brown Fifths.). Quite pleased.

 

Once I eventually figure out how to post a picture with this outdated android, I will take the obligatory photo(s) with timepiece!

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Beautiful shoes! A great choice, as shell chukka is classic and AE's Dundee pattern is an outstanding one. I have 2 myself. smile.gif

Congrats, my friend!

Thanks for the kind words. It was actually some of your earlier posts that helped steer me in the direction of this shoe. 

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Originally Posted by tharkun View Post

Just curious. What exactly did you not like about the rubber half soles? I'm pretty happy with my Topy. I can't imagine Vibrams would be worse?!

Isn't the vtread basically like a rubber half sole, just "built-in"?
IMO V-tread is grippier (and softer) than a Topy. I feel like the v-tread will wear faster as a result of that though.
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Originally Posted by Captain Insano View Post

Why does the wing cap get no love? Those look great to me.
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Originally Posted by danwatts2005 View Post

I've never seen one. I like it.

I meant more that they're not commonly seen, than that they are actively disliked. Not surprising, since they were discontinued a couple years ago and the closest model since is a golf shoe (and the MTO that would have brought it to prominence was rejected).
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I'm not a very confrontational person so I understand this frustration but I think your best answer is just to tell them exactly what you said here. As an outsider to this situation this seems like a perfectly reasonable complaint and their first solution is not good enough, particularly considering you are working with an expensive pair of shell loafers here. If it's over email I'd send them almost your second and third paragraphs verbatim. Considering AE's customer service is mostly excellent, I suspect they'll find a better solution for you.

I'm planning on sending in an older pair for recrafting soon and having a dainite sole added so I'm certainly concerned that they missed your sole change request.

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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post


I think your two choices are (i) have them re-do it the way you had told them to, at no charge to you, or (ii) grin and bear it, but with your request/the suggestion that because you don't like, and didn't want, the leather sole, and hate the suggested half-sole, you ought to get some portion of the work you paid for refunded.  E.g., go half's with them (50% refund).  

The problem with option #1 is that even a welted shoe doesn't have an infinite number of re-soling's in it. 

If it's any solace to you, a classic shell loafer with a nice leather sole really looks nice.  So even if you slip, people will still note your nice looking shoes as they offer you assitance.

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Originally Posted by tharkun View Post

Just curious. What exactly did you not like about the rubber half soles? I'm pretty happy with my Topy. I can't imagine Vibrams would be worse?!

Isn't the vtread basically like a rubber half sole, just "built-in"?

Thanks all for the responses.

Well I am hoping that the topy or rubber half sole would be flush installed. I guess I would be ok with this. If they cannot flush mount I am seeing what they would think about redoing the sole. Otherwise I would expect a deep discount on this. It bothers me that there was no mention of a discount yet. I'll sleep on it tonight and email in the am.
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Originally Posted by Canadianguy View Post

Big day for me today: maiden voyage for brown shell dundees - these are my first AEs and my first shells. This was a big decision, but I feel good about my choice. I'm really looking forward to seeing how these develop over time. In the meantime I need to work on improving my shoe photography.

Looking good, congrats

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Originally Posted by Gabru View Post

Looking good, congrats

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by barto78 View Post

I couldn't locate the post, but didn't someone post the AE Spring Sale offerings and prices a couple weeks back?  Looking to get a pair of Chili Carlyle's and i could have sworn someone posted they were going to be $100 off.

Also, anyone who has recently ordered Shell Cordovan Strands, how long did it take for them to be made?  I placed my order about 2 weeks ago and am obviously hopeful they arrive in less than the 6-8 week quoted time frame. 

Not strands but the shell Dundees I just got came in after three weeks (was told to expect 8). Maybe this will give you hope.
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Originally Posted by Canadianguy View Post

Thanks for the kind words. It was actually some of your earlier posts that helped steer me in the direction of this shoe. 

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My turn to volunteer for "door duty" at my son's Catholic school. Thought I'd "shake things up" a bit with my favorite AE's (hands down).

post #2310 of 17649
Today I'm wearing my oldest AE's. Burgundy McAllisters that were a Christmas gift from my wife in 1990. They have been recrafted once.
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