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joman8390

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Anyone receive their trunk show Landons yet and can post pics? I’m considering grabbing them in chili shell

thanks!
 

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Why all the dislike (or outright hate) for the Wilbert?
(I really want to know why others are so against them.)
  • Is it the Poron insert?
  • Is it the Othello sole?
  • Is it that they are now made in the DR (mine are both MUSA)?

As a life long urbanite, my wife and I usually go out for many hours on Saturdays/Sundays including walking several miles, especially now that we do not want to use public transportation, and these are very comfortable shoes. Many of my dress and casual shoes are comfortable but not something I would want to walk in for several miles/hours. The alternative is an Allbird (or sneaker) which I often find too casual to wear. The Wilbert pairs well with jeans and chinos so why all the negativity about them?

Let me have your honest opinions, I can take it!

(and yes, the left pair are more reddish than others because I use Saphir Cognac cream polish on them)

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I find them ugly/clunky and the padded collar offends me. The idea of a split toe blucher doesn't bother me but one with contrast stitching does because I feel such a shoe should be minimalist and utilitarian.

But I think I still own a pair of voyagers (purchased at an "incredible price" of course) so who the hell am I to talk? As long as you like them who really cares
 
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I find them ugly/clunky and the padded collar offends me. The idea of a split toe blucher doesn't bother me but one with contrast stitching does because I feel such a shoe should be minimalist and utilitarian.

But I think I still own a pair of voyagers (bought at an "incredible price") so who the hell am I to talk?
:lol: That is the reason the Wilbert looks ugly to a lot of us. I would prefer the collar not be there. Back in 2015, the first two AE shoes I was really interested in were the Wilbert and Lasalle. I still think that the Voyager is by far, the most ugly AE shoe.
 

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I find them ugly/clunky and the padded collar offends me.
:lol: That is the reason the Wilbert looks ugly to a lot of us. I would prefer the collar not be there.
It's actually the collar that makes them work for me because it pushes the part of the shoe near my ankle farther out so it does not rub. I have found on several AE models (Bartlett, Leeds 2.0, Walton) that area of the shoe rubs my ankle bone (and not in a good way).
 

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Wow, just wow. :eek: Don't even no where to start. I'll pay you to get rid of those.

black voyagers are disgusting like black wilberts. I wouldn't wear either.

The brown voyager is still ugly but I assume I told myself it could work as a casual old man shoe with jeans. Or maybe I was drunk, possibly both things happened. Who can say?
 
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The Tale of 3 Dundees...
I cleaned & brushed my Chili shell Dundees tonight for duty tomorrow. I find myself wearing these pretty regularly. Anyway, I pulled my Natty shell Dundees and my Burgundy shell pair for comparison photos.

Photos in shade
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Natty (l), Chili (m) & Burgundy (r).
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Natty & chili (Eastports down below)

Photos in filtered daylight
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Chili (l) & Natty (r)

The Natty has darkened significantly over the years. And the Burgundy has lightened.

I think this exercise proves that all shell colors migrate toward a medium tone over time.
Any idea how the fit of the Dundees compares to that of the Williamsburgs?
 

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What are peoples thoughts on the black shell Cordovan Park Avenue versus, say, the Alden Black Shell Captoes?
 

Lionel Hutz

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Between the voyager and wilbert I suppose everyone has their preferences


No judgement here
 

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What are peoples thoughts on the black shell Cordovan Park Avenue versus, say, the Alden Black Shell Captoes?
Apples to Oranges comparison even just based on price (and quality) especially since the PA is now and is often on sale. What other metrics are you comparing?
 

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