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Guys, chili shell cordovan looks incredible. The color is amazing, better even than the photos shown off during the show. This pair fits me perfectly, just like the pair in shaved shell, and the craftsmanship is fantastic. The welt/edge and stitching on this pair are some of the best I've ever received.

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Only noticeable flaw is that there's a pretty big uneven ridge on the toe caps. Other than that, they're impeccable. Not going to affect me from keeping these but I'm wondering what you fellow weasels think about these.

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Hey all - I’ve been out of pocket for two weeks, and it seems unlikely I will make it though the nearly 100 pages of AE thread that have occurred since then. May I request the weasel recapping service? Lots of trunk show goodness?
 

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Guys, chili shell cordovan looks incredible. The color is amazing, better even than the photos shown off during the show. This pair fits me perfectly, just like the pair in shaved shell, and the craftsmanship is fantastic. The welt/edge and stitching on this pair are some of the best I've ever received.

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Only noticeable flaw is that there's a pretty big uneven ridge on the toe caps. Other than that, they're impeccable. I'm thinking I might keep them regardless, but I'm wondering what you fellow weasels and/or @ae_ashley think about these.

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Beautiful! Congrats!! starting to get jazzed about seeing my Chili 5 Streets
 

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I pulled an @smfdoc and posted a few different brands on my top 5 over on the Alden thread (even snuck an AE through the gate) but I’ll do an AE top 5 here -

5. Snuff Saunders Chukka. RL, made by a AE

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4. Sullivan Street

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3. Black Waxed HM

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2. Burgundy Cambridge

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1. Tan Eagle County

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Lots of us have Eagle County on the top 5 list, but yet AE discontinued it, and doesn't bring it back.....odd.
 

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I ef'd up a bit last night. I was lulled into a conversation with Mrs. smfdoc about specialized Christmas attire for parties. With Ipad in hand I showed her the jingle bell moc from the AE website. First comment was, "Aw those are cute."

Second response a nano-second later was, "$400!? You don't spend that much on shoes, do you?" :hide:

That reminds me, I have to cancel that damn catalog delivery to the house.
That was a calculated psychological attack by Mrs. Smfdoc. She's on to you now fella. Lbvs!
 

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So this was waiting on the porch today :)

Bourbon with the buff welt and edge. Absolutely love the color. Exactly what I was hoping for. Inside under warm lighting it almost reminds me of some shades of ravello.

I love the contrast of the buff welt. It looks like they make some decisions on what looks best. The welt is buff, but the edge is a bit darker, closer to translucent brown or antique. I love it. Will keep it up probably with the chili edge dressing.

Here are some pictures. This is at night inside under warm lighting. I included a couple with flash as well. Hoping to get a few shots in the daylight this week.

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Now here is some QC issues. I am hesitant to return just because I love the color and dont want to risk getting something lighter. Maybe should ask for 2nds pricing. What do you guys think?

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So this was waiting on the porch today :)

Bourbon with the buff welt and edge. Absolutely love the color. Exactly what I was hoping for. Inside under warm lighting it almost reminds me of some shades of ravello.

I love the contrast of the buff welt. It looks like they make some decisions on what looks best. The welt is buff, but the edge is a bit darker, closer to translucent brown or antique. I love it. Will keep it up probably with the chili edge dressing.

Here are some pictures. This is at night inside under warm lighting. I included a couple with flash as well. Hoping to get a few shots in the daylight this week.

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Now here is some QC issues. I am hesitant to return just because I love the color and dont want to risk getting something lighter. Maybe should ask for 2nds pricing. What do you guys think?

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I'd like to see a front and top view of them laced up and on your feet.
 

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Well once my keyboard pops up the entire visible window that's left is consumed by an ad that can't be closed or minimized so hopefully this posts properly. Thanks Fok!!

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If it's the same thing I've experienced, I found (using the "PREV" and "NEXT" arrows within the thread) that clicking back a page and then forward again will remove the ad and give an unobstructed view. Good luck.
 

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Turns out uneven shell ridges are (almost) no match for some Renovateur and the back of a spoon. The imperfections are almost fully worked out while some of the uneven burnishing has been removed. Still some work to do, but these already look great.

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Bonus pic, burgundy vs. chili. Under indoor lighting burgundy is much darker and is more purple. Chili is lighter and has more orange. Can't wait to update that shell family pic...

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Here are mine (in alphabetical order):

Black Cherry Shell Bristols Scored from fellow SFer @Lmrjfud (via the bay), these vintage shell beauties are a sight to behold, and one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own:

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Brown CXL Higgins Mills My first AEs and one of my all-time favorites, these are probably my most-worn footwear over the past +/- 2 years:

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Navy/Brown Boulders My second pair of AEs and probably my second-most worn pair of 2019; super comfortable, rubber sole, sexy Venetian lines; what's not to like?

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Surrey Chucksters My third pair of AEs, these are also super comfortable, nice Nubuck leather, and Commando-soled; a great casual boot:

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Walnut Mackenzies Not sure what spot these take in order of acquisition, but they quickly became one of my favorites. I love the clean look of the whole cut, the medallion, the sole edges... just overall a great-looking shoe:

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Edited to add (by special request from @vdubiv) a driveway shot of the Boulders:

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(Special added bonus - since I'm assuming your nym means you're a VW enthusiast - that's my Golf R behind me in this shot. ;-D)
Thanks for the updated picture! If those are the same pair it's amazing the color difference between the two shots.
Yes I'm a VW/Audi enthusiast, thanks for the sneak peak of the R! currently in a Q3, debating what I want next
 

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Turns out uneven shell ridges are (almost) no match for some Renovateur and the back of a spoon. The imperfections are almost fully worked out while some of the uneven burnishing has been removed. Still some work to do, but these already look great.

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Bonus pic, burgundy vs. chili. Under indoor lighting burgundy is much darker and is more purple. Chili is lighter and has more orange. Can't wait to update that shell family pic...

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Nice work, those are beautiful shoes for sure! I would have been more concerned with how close them stiches come to the outer edge of the sole on the toe portion of the one shoe.
 
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