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Anyone with Oxblood Mcgregor's?
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@peppercorn78 thanks for the advice on only buying shoes you really want. My hunch is that the bourbon isnt my preferred color and im trying to make it work simply because its at such a steep discount. At the end of the day, though, its not such a bargain if its sitting in my closet all the time. Thinking im going to sit on the sidelines for the time being in the hope that the oxbloods or walnuts go on sale. 

 

Won't be easy though with you guys posting all these great pics in here lol! 

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Maybe you should try reading for comprehension first...

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Thanks!
C'mon man. No need to get snippy. He said the $529 price is close to Alden money to him and at around $688 for Alden firsts, is $150 really that much of a stretch once one is spending that much on shoes?

It's all relative. I think the sad point here is that the wondrous days of $325 shell seconds sales are long gone. frown.gif

My apologies. A reduction of greater than 20% seemed greater than "close enough" to me. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding.
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These just in from the ShoeBank (I love this color - chili burnished). Two related questions: the flaw in these is the back dot on left part of the right shoe; so, how to minimize that? Also, my general approach to shining new shoes is to wait till after several wearings (no rain or other weather) then condition with AE premium conditioner (or Ren) then premium polish (if color is needed) then wax neutral for two or three layers. In this case, I'm not sure what to do with the dot. Maybe just let it be for now as a reminder that it saved me $160. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

 

I've got some chili McGregors on their way to me from the ShoeBank - if a blemish like that is all that's wrong with them I'll be thrilled.

 

I wouldn't treat it any differently.  Maybe spend a little more time with it when using the conditioner / cleaner part of my shoe care routine, but nothing more.

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Hi all,

I own a pair of dark chili McAllisters. These were firsts but I have a couple of concerns. The vamp seems to be stitched to one side and isn't straight.

Do I have the right size? It's a 65 last so I am using the same size for my Strands and those are perfect.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks



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My McGregors, also from the Bank. No idea what the flaw is here.
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If those are firsts, I'd send the pics to AE and explain the issue.  They still look nice.  My strands fit similarly, though the laces are not as wide as yours.  Funny how the Strands and my Fifths are on the 65, but lace up differently.

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If those are firsts, I'd send the pics to AE and explain the issue.  They still look nice.  My strands fit similarly, though the laces are not as wide as yours.  Funny how the Strands and my Fifths are on the 65, but lace up differently.

 

All of my shoes are the same width, and all pull to where the two sides are almost touching.  I think I read somewhere that the two sides being straight and close together indicates a proper fit, but I'm not sure.

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Hi all,

I own a pair of dark chili McAllisters. These were firsts but I have a couple of concerns. The vamp seems to be stitched to one side and isn't straight.

Do I have the right size? It's a 65 last so I am using the same size for my Strands and those are perfect.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks



 

Do your strands have that much of a "V-gap" too? Loos to me like you need to go up in width. When I get a gap that large the laces put painful pressure on the top of my foot too.

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@7_rocket I've got a pair.  Posted a picture of them yesterday.  I'm in love with the color

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Hi all,

I own a pair of dark chili McAllisters. These were firsts but I have a couple of concerns. The vamp seems to be stitched to one side and isn't straight.

Do I have the right size? It's a 65 last so I am using the same size for my Strands and those are perfect.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks



 

Most (if not all) of my AEs have the tongue stitched to one side.  For me, those are at least a size too narrow.  Did you get them from a store or online purchase?  Post a pic of the v-gap on your strands if you could.  My strands have about a 1/4 to 1/2" gap and the shoe fits me like a glove.

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My Cornwallis are here!

 

They're absolutely tiny. Like all-around small. The heel is tight -- though I can fit in it, it takes my thinnest socks and shoehorn work to do so -- and the toebox is smaller than any other AE shoe I've every tried on in the same size. I can't lace it up.

 

Honestly, it almost feels like the whole shoe is an 8, not an 8.5. The heel is possibly correct and I'm pulling it tight with my forefoot. I really am at the limit of what I can jam my foot into without acting like on of Cinderella's step-sisters. 

 

So, the "Based on the 1943" is absolute poppycock. Considering others here who told me it would be narrower than the 5 last, I guess this is just confirming and restating their findings.

 

On the plus side, it's an lovely shoe. Tiny, but quite handsome. The Tom Cruise of shoes, minus the jumping up and down on a couch.

 

And, a total aside, the last one I got and this one both have a very different finish than one I got last spring and summer. Someone here said they are spraying the finishes now, is that correct? It's a lot more even, but definitely a less organic looking treatment of the leather.

 

Oh, well. Off to talk to Melissa. She's going to hate me even more than she already does.

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Perhaps my most comfortable shoes by Allen Edmonds: some suede Ralph Lauren Sandersons.
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Sad that it took me so long to finally post in this thread for 2016.

Very happy, however, with this pickup from the clearance sale. I have wanted this Strand double-flap briefcase for a long time and its closeout price made it a bargain. The Strand is my favorite shoe, I love the briefcase's matching brogueing and I am looking forward to watching its color character develop over time.









Walnut:



Chock full o'Strands:









I'm very happy to finally have a quality leather briefcase that can hold more than just a laptop and a few papers. I also have the Neumok messenger bag, and it's small in comparison.

I hope everyone is having a great week, as always.

Amazing photos! I picked one of these bags up for my brother for Christmas, but he said he wouldn't use it probably. I already own a Saddleback bag that my wife got me, so now I have two beautiful bags to use.

Edit: sorry, I'm on my phone right now and I'm not sure how to "spoiler" the pics.
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Perhaps my most comfortable shoes by Allen Edmonds: some suede Ralph Lauren Sandersons.

 

These look nice..that's snuff suede..right?

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