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@shades93238.5 definitely, not sure about the B vs C. What on the 114 are you comparing? Soft suede Cavanaughs, Nashuas with a hamlet flex sole, etc could feel looser than a hard as a rock Stowe...
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Which models will be on sale when the Anniversary Sale kicks off in a couple of days?

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@shades93238.5 definitely, not sure about the B vs C. What on the 114 are you comparing? Soft suede Cavanaughs, Nashuas with a hamlet flex sole, etc could feel looser than a hard as a rock Stowe...


 HI Neo,

 

My 114 lasted shoe is the Maxfield.

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I thought to join walnut Wednesday, but then I read my Fenway wingtips are considered brown.

On another note, I am considering the burgundy cordovan Leeds. I love to hear any comments pro or con on this shoe from those who own it.

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On another note, I am considering the burgundy cordovan Leeds. I love to hear any comments pro or con on this shoe from those who own it.

Speaking generally, I think a burg shell PTB is a pretty versitile shoe, especially in fall/winter.

As to the Leeds specifically, I'm afaid I can't help; mine are vintage Hanovers.

In the spirit of the day ...

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Hi, gents. I have a pair Mcallister creases differently than all my other calfskin shoes. I've worn it about 10 times with regular conditioning and polishing, and the crease reveals some different shades of color:

Does it look like it's beginning to crack?


And this is what I consider a normal crease:
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Hi, gents. I have a pair Mcallister creases differently than all my other calfskin shoes. I've worn it about 10 times with regular conditioning and polishing, and the crease reveals some different shades of color:

Does it look like it's beginning to crack?


And this is what I consider a normal crease:

 

If you've only worn it 10 times and have conditioned/polished more than once or twice at the most, you're over-caring for the shoes.  That might be part of the issue, but it doesn't look like that is going to crack to me.  I've got generally similar wrinkles on my McTavishes (almost the same shoe with different leather), and I just rub some Saphir on the area once in a while, and make sure the shoe trees are deeply set when I put them away.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 

Regarding the location of the creasing, nothing unusual.

 

Regarding the severity, perhaps more than one would hope to have at this stage but not unusual for a shoe in this price range. 

 

Regarding the creases revealing different shades of color, my suspicion is you may have used too much product and/or applied it too frequently.  I think if asked what is the proper number of applications of "regular conditioning and polishing" over the initial ten wears, I believe the proper answer is "zero or one."  If you have treated it more than that over the short time you have had them, that might be your problem, ie the creases being of different color than the rest of the shoe.  Happily, that is easily fixed.

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I actually wore these Monday. I'm wearing Strands today, but since the count already posted them, I thought I would put up something different. 

 

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@shades9323 Not sure then - personally id go with the same width to start. I have a maxfield In a d width (I measure as a c) and it doesn't feel wide at all.
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Latest show-outs:

 

Then, I found THESE @ Burlington Coat Factory—the AE (Dominican Made, so not eligible for recrafting) “Fastball” Boat Shoe. Normally they come in the basic white with the red stitching, but you could also get them customized with team logos. Evidently, pairs were made and I guess sent back and could not be resold directly by AE, so they found their way down the secondary distribution channels  like BCF.

 

They only had size 12—my size—with a St. Louis Cardinals, a Detroit Tigers, aaaaannnnnnnnd a New York Yankees logo—the last being MY team, so I HAD to get 'em!

 

$39.00 and they were mine! Will wear once the weather warms up a tad (Too cold for boat shoes on Opening Day today—36º at game time. Brrrrrrrrrr!)

 


Play Ball!!!!

 

 

Would John Sterling now call you Mr. Rellington...  Mr. Relevancy!  I found a pair of NY too.  Unfortunately, too big.  Mostly I see lots of St. Louis and Boston (BARF!!!).  Also found a Yankees two tone Neumok, but a little too pricey for me.  Good score.


Edited by ace13x - 4/6/16 at 6:36pm
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Nice! $39 for AE anything is a steal. The SoCal BCF situation is a far cry from what you NYC folks enjoy but stories like this keep me checking in whenever I drive by one.


AE at BCF seems to have been drying up around here in NJ.  Though I did see a pair of Oxblood Strands.  In size 5.5 :-(

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My Oxblood Dalton finally arrived today from an outlet AE store in North Carolina. Naturally, I quickly took them out of the box, and took a close careful look to see what's wrong with them for a reason to be marked as the factory second.

The stitches are perfect as far as I'm concerned. The soles are perfect. There's no eyelet misaligned as well. The leather everywhere are perfect except for this tiny error on the right boot's middle back end by the brogue area. When I stretch inside with my hand as if my foot is inside.. It looks great. I suppose it will be all right as long as I keep the shoe tree in it, and etc. I attach the picture. I think it should be okay. However, I'd like to seek some advice if I should keep them or return them. This is my first leather shoes to own, so I'm no expert in this one. I'm not sure if there will be a problem arise in the future from that spot. Many thanks in advance.


As others have said, if the fit is good, wear 'em like you stole 'em.

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I made an arrow to point to that area where I think is the reason why it's passed as the factory second unless I'm wrong. There's a few minor creases in that area. I don't know how to explain it. On the left boot there's no creases in the same area.

Can you post a pic of both side by side?  Frankly, I think they look really good.  The SA at the NC store is a really good guy, too.

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Then, I found THESE @ Burlington Coat Factory—the AE (Dominican Made, so not eligible for recrafting) “Fastball” Boat Shoe. Normally they come in the basic white with the red stitching, but you could also get them customized with team logos. Evidently, pairs were made and I guess sent back and could not be resold directly by AE, so they found their way down the secondary distribution channels  like BCF.

 

They only had size 12—my size—with a St. Louis Cardinals, a Detroit Tigers, aaaaannnnnnnnd a New York Yankees logo—the last being MY team, so I HAD to get 'em!

 

$39.00 and they were mine! Will wear once the weather warms up a tad (Too cold for boat shoes on Opening Day today—36º at game time. Brrrrrrrrrr!)

 


Play Ball!!!!

I tried on a pair of these at BCF in brown and should have bought them.  The soles were super soft and the upper leather was soft as well. 2 things held me back: They were marked $89.99 and there was freshly laid snowpack outside.  Spring was a far away dream.

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