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post #4921 of 17748
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Originally Posted by AndyMiddles View Post
 

Maybe someone will grab a pair of chili Cornwallis and post pics :-) 

I didn't think to wait for a possible sale, but my Dark Chili Cornwallis just arrived today. I''d ordered a Fifth Avenue during the Anniversary Sale, decided I didn't love the style (since I rarely wear the brown pair I have), and figured I'd take a risk on these. I'm glad I did; the Cornwallis is quickly becoming one of my favorite AE models.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by M2511 View Post
 

Do you find the fit of the 1943 to be the same as the 65? I go 9E on the 65 and 800 last but 9D on the 511 last. They didn't have that in store when I went to try it on. 

These Cornwallis are the same size as my 65-lasted shoes. They're slightly roomier through the toe box and instep (leading to a narrower v-gap), but I tried on a half-size smaller, and it was much too tight. I'd stick with your 65-last size.

post #4922 of 17748

Once I again I have succumb to the siren's call of the chukka.  Ordered a pair of Oxblood Dundee's from Brooks Brothers.  Unfortunately, I'm a bit disappointed, but I'm seeking the opinions of the forum to confirm (or reject).  Sorry about the crappy lighting.

 

 

First, both shoes were hazy.  There was a chalky waxy substance on them sort of like the bloom on a pair of shell shoes.  Not a big deal since I've determined I can brush/buff it off.  Its almost like they sprayed on some neutral wax and forgot to polish them.  Hard to capture with my cell phone, but this is it below:

 

 

 

On to the right shoe.  A couple of missed stitches, also visible on the bottom.

 

 

 

Overall, the finishing/burnishing seemed rushed,  this part almost looks like a scuff.

 

 

 

 

 

Bad job on the welt.  Its actually worse than in I could capture in the picture.  The welt on the left shoe was near perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

Onto the left shoe.  NOT a duplicate photo (on the right they are on the inboard part of the sole, on the left the outboard), more missed stitches (actually there is a third one down at the end of the toppy). 

 

 

 

Odd crease/bulge.

 

 

 

The next really isn't a fault, but the soles are SUPER thick.  The rubber is attached totally on top (not shaved in).  And I'm not sure, but it seems like there is another layer of sole just under the welt.  I love me a double sole, but these may be a bit too much.  Here is a comparison to the double Redenbach soles on my shell Dundee's, followed by a comparison to the double butyl on my suede Dundee's.

 

 

So, opinions?  I'm leaning towards return.  Keep in mind these are SUPPOSEDLY firsts.

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^^^ Since they're firsts, I'd probably swap those (or check Shoebank for seconds); if they were secomds, I'd be 100% satisfied.

 

Something else that showed up today:

 

Front shows the Cavanaugh, rear shows the Cornwallis ($199).

post #4924 of 17748
Those chukkas are not first quality, even for AE.

Exchange. Brooks is pretty good about that.
post #4925 of 17748
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 

So, opinions?  I'm leaning towards return.  Keep in mind these are SUPPOSEDLY firsts.

 

I think the stitching problems on the welt/sole would bother me the most especially considering they are supposed to be first quality. Unless you bought them for maybe 50% off or better, I vote return. 

post #4926 of 17748
Afternoon gents.

Pardon the non AE content, but I wanted to celebrate a little bit, because I think you guys will enjoy the moment with me more than my wife did. Haha

My first shell shoes:



Vintage Florsheim Kenmoor LWBs in #8 shell cordovan that I paid $70 for on the bay. Original soles with light wear, right about in need of a new heel. Anyway, I buffed them up and can't believe how nice they look for what I paid. Also, the build quality is on par with AE IMHO.



post #4927 of 17748

@ace13x

 

The main thing is if you're unhappy with them, I say return them.  I don't think they look bad, but none of my firsts looked like that.

post #4928 of 17748

Currently deliberating purchasing 3 entirely different shoes:

 

1.  Dark chili or brown Cornwallis

2.  Brown grain Player 2.0 

3.  Brown CXL Oak Street Bootmakers Beefroll Penny Loafer

 

I don't NEED any of them.  But then again, that's not what this thread is about.

post #4929 of 17748
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Currently deliberating purchasing 3 entirely different shoes:

1.  Dark chili or brown Cornwallis
2.  Brown grain Player 2.0 
3.  Brown CXL Oak Street Bootmakers Beefroll Penny Loafer

I don't NEED any of them.  But then again, that's not what this thread is about.
1. Yes; brown for business, chili for bidness
2. Yes, and I'm mad they never show up on the Shoebank in my size.
3. Not Rancourt?
post #4930 of 17748
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Originally Posted by naspratt View Post


1. Yes; brown for business, chili for bidness
2. Yes, and I'm mad they never show up on the Shoebank in my size.
3. Not Rancourt?

 

1. As I posted earlier today, I just don't tend to wear balmorals much with my level of daily dress (chinos/button-down).  But I love the Cornwallis and would find ways to work them in

2. Yeah, I only recently saw a pair pop up in my size.  Out of the 3 pairs I listed, these would probably get the most year-round wear

3. For whatever reason I prefer the goodyear welt on the OSB to the blake stitch of the Rancourt.  I agree that otherwise the shoes are pretty similar (and Rancourt is a tad less expensive).

post #4931 of 17748
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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post
 

I don't know why there isn't an AE in the Raleigh area.

 

As far as Bay Area - with an Alden store and places like Union Made, it seems like there is a good volume to support higher-quality footwear...

 

I assume there isn't an AE store in Raleigh because they assume they have enough retailers in the triangle area so they don't need to open up another store? I am surprised that there is an AE outlet store in Mebane. That area doesn't really have much reason for people to dress well job wise that I can tell. Certainly not like the Triangle or Charlotte. 

 

 

Also if anyone out there was curious about which shoes I ended up choosing for my suit that I asked about, I went with a pair of Burgundy Cliftons from the outlet. They were on sale and the only thing that I could find wrong with them that would cause them to be seconds was the stitching on the soles to be out of the groove in some places but I don't think it will be anything to cause an issue. All the Park Avenues and such that I tried on had flaws that were just too noticeable for my liking. 

post #4932 of 17748
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Originally Posted by columnsofsteam View Post

These Cornwallis are the same size as my 65-lasted shoes. They're slightly roomier through the toe box and instep (leading to a narrower v-gap), but I tried on a half-size smaller, and it was much too tight. I'd stick with your 65-last size.

Damn. I really like those. And that dark chili on them is very nice. The DC I have are more dark red. I may have a new target on my hands...
post #4933 of 17748
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post


I have the brown pebbled/grain version for Brooks Brothers and I really like them. They are 9D and I'm a 9E. They were a little snug up front at first, but they have relaxed a bit and fit very well. I've acquired quite a few loafers over the past two years ( 2 X OSB pairs and eyeing up a third, RL/AE Singletons, BB/AE Kenwood, Rancourt shell pinch penny x 2, Sperry Gold Cup penny). That doesn't even include my boat shoes!

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Are those model # 54545S (brown/blue) on the Shoebank? I've spotted these in my size but they look much more grain-ey in your pics than on the website.
post #4934 of 17748
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Originally Posted by RichieP View Post

Are those model # 54545S (brown/blue) on the Shoebank? I've spotted these in my size but they look much more grain-ey in your pics than on the website.

Yes, that's them. The leather is a very soft, supple grain/pebbles leather. The lighting in my pics does seem to overemphasize the texture, but it's not too far off real life.
post #4935 of 17748
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Originally Posted by FaRKle View Post

Exciting news!

I just called the Walnut Creek store and asked them what their "Grand Opening Specials" were. The assistant manager, Madeline was very pleasant and said it was "15% off everything for the next two weeks." When I asked her if that included SMU and MTO orders, she said she didn't know and would ask the store manager, Jay. When she got back to me she said that he confirmed that it would be 15% off everything, including SMU and MTO!

Get your shell orders in!
Thanks I talked to jay after seeing this post and asked about a fifth street boot in brown cordovan on double leather sole.
He is gonna look into the possibility of doing this and let me know.
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