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Go for it. I pulled the trigger on the olive, which is not bad of a deal for around $160. I am wondering, can they still be recrafted by a cobbler?

I'm interested in this as well- I've wanted the football leather AE Duke (for Brooks Brothers), but I don't want to get them if they can't be resoled.
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Go for it. I pulled the trigger on the olive, which is not bad of a deal for around $160. I am wondering, can they still be recrafted by a cobbler?

 

Have you seen the olive in person? I wish I had something to compare it to. Sometimes greens can be tricky for me and my timorous wardrobe choices. They would be worn mostly with khaki/blue shorts and the occasional jeans/light chinos... so surely the olive would work?

 

As far as recraft, I have no clue. I'd think so, but guess it depends on the type of construction.

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Go for it. I pulled the trigger on the olive, which is not bad of a deal for around $160. I am wondering, can they still be recrafted by a cobbler?

If you are asking about the Sea Island, any competent shoe repair can replace the soles. Instead of them being made with a Goodyear out sole stitcher like the ones AE re-craft the Sea Islands are stitched with a McKay stitcher. Much like Blake stitched. No big deal for a competent shop that is used to that machine.
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If you are asking about the Sea Island, any competent shoe repair can replace the soles. Instead of them being made with a Goodyear out sole stitcher like the ones AE re-craft the Sea Islands are stitched with a McKay stitcher. Much like Blake stitched. No big deal for a competent shop that is used to that machine.

Thanks. Good to get an assurance from the expert!
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If you are asking about the Sea Island, any competent shoe repair can replace the soles. Instead of them being made with a Goodyear out sole stitcher like the ones AE re-craft the Sea Islands are stitched with a McKay stitcher. Much like Blake stitched. No big deal for a competent shop that is used to that machine.

 

Thanks, @Nick V.

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Have you seen the olive in person? I wish I had something to compare it to. Sometimes greens can be tricky for me and my timorous wardrobe choices. They would be worn mostly with khaki/blue shorts and the occasional jeans/light chinos... so surely the olive would work?

As far as recraft, I have no clue. I'd think so, but guess it depends on the type of construction.

Nope, haven't seen them in person. It doesn't look too green in the pictures, so I'd imagine it will match well with jeans and light to medium colored chinos. Maybe not as versatile as brown, but still up there. I went with olive, because I just don't have anything in this color and I am loaded with various shades of browns for casual shoes.
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Fellow FBWs, have the Maritimes and Kirkwooda always been made on the 555 last?
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Have you seen the olive in person? I wish I had something to compare it to. Sometimes greens can be tricky for me and my timorous wardrobe choices. They would be worn mostly with khaki/blue shorts and the occasional jeans/light chinos... so surely the olive would work?

 

As far as recraft, I have no clue. I'd think so, but guess it depends on the type of construction.


I have it in the Dundee (it used to be called Loden).  To me its really much more of a brown.  Occasionally under the right lighting a bit more green pops out, but then its more like olive drab than what I would call olive.  Particularly certain fluorescent lighting.

 

I think the color works well with a wide range.  Definitely jeans (dark and light, just about any blue).

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Fellow FBWs, have the Maritimes and Kirkwooda always been made on the 555 last?

 

As far as I know, they were on the 555 when I purchased them last year around this time.

 

FYI, I have them in both 9B and 9D (my 5-last size), with the 9B attempting to control the overall volume. When I tried on the Sea Island in 9D it was definitely smaller than the Kirks/Maris. The manager said it wasn't even worth trying a Sea Island 9.5D, as he could tell "this last just wasn't for my foot."  I think that really meant they didn't have any 9.5Ds in stock. I've never been thrilled with my interactions at this location, so I didn't push the issue. The manager also said if the shoe sold well, that there was a possibility of a full-run of sizes coming out in the fall. I figured I'd wait and see about a 9.5C or 10B... or catch them as 2nds or deeply discounted.

 

I am ordering a 9D and 9.5D from NR. I'll report back on the sizing. 

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As far as I know, they were on the 555 when I purchased them last year around this time.

FYI, I have them in both 9B and 9D (my 5-last size), with the 9B attempting to control the overall volume. When I tried on the Sea Island in 9D it was definitely smaller than the Kirks/Maris. The manager said it wasn't even worth trying a Sea Island 9.5D, as he could tell "this last just wasn't for my foot."  I think that really meant they didn't have any 9.5Ds in stock. I've never been thrilled with my interactions at this location, so I didn't push the issue. The manager also said if the shoe sold well, that there was a possibility of a full-run of sizes coming out in the fall. I figured I'd wait and see about a 9.5C or 10B... or catch them as 2nds or deeply discounted.

I am ordering a 9D and 9.5D from NR. I'll report back on the sizing. 

Thanks for the info. It's a lazy Friday today, so I am taking off early to stop by AE to check out the merlot Strand and Maritime/Kirkwood. Maybe I should try the Sea Island, as I only ordered one size.
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Thanks for the info. It's a lazy Friday today, so I am taking off early to stop by AE to check out the merlot Strand and Maritime/Kirkwood. Maybe I should try the Sea Island, as I only ordered one size.

 

They told me if I wear an 9E on the 65 I should get an 9.5EEE for the Sea Island. Hope that helps.

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To change the subject, have the sea island loafers ever been offered for less than $195? I want to get them in blue but if there is potential for them to be lower I can wait. I also see nordstromrack has some for ~$165 in colors that do not appear to be offered any longer. I was interested in their boat shoes but I think I'll stick with my gold cup sperry's. 
bah. Saw made in USA and got excited. We sure these aren't the leftover web gems since they're different colors?
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bah. Saw made in USA and got excited. We sure these aren't the leftover web gems since they're different colors?

 

These look exactly like the 2 "other" colors from the web gem from last summer, no? Wasn't the first round of these recraftable? Was that inital offering the web gem? Or were they available before that? Hmmmm... I'm now questioning what I was told via AE's chat.

 

http://blog.allenedmonds.com/2015/06/sockless-summer/

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These look exactly like the 2 "other" colors from the web gem from last summer, no? Wasn't the first round of these recraftable? Was that inital offering the web gem? Or were they available before that? Hmmmm... I'm now questioning what I was told via AE's chat.

 

http://blog.allenedmonds.com/2015/06/sockless-summer/

 

I suppose there is an off chance that there was a giant supply they are releasing a year later from that webgem. Truthfully you will find out once they land on your doorstep. One way or another.

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Sigh.....AE's main website has 6 shoes in Merlot for Father's day. I don't wear loafers, so down to 4. All four are balmoral laced and on the 65 last. This clearly works for many people, but not for me...so down to 0. BUT, there is the webgem 1776 in time for July 4th!! Alas another balmoral on the 65 last.....not that I'm bitter or anything. So, its still a 0.

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