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That’s so cool. You added eyelets and stripped the black edging? I wonder how long it lasted. It’s clearly an old military officer style shoe.
Yup, I dress very casually (jeans, chinos) so I usually "dress down" my shoes that have blind eyes and black edge.

I love the military officer style. Here's some Alden I have in the same motif:

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Yup, I dress very casually (jeans, chinos) so I usually "dress down" my shoes that have blind eyes and black edge.

I love the military officer style. Here's some Alden I have in the same motif:

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Very nice. These Fairgates have Alden-like welt stitch-per-inch count. Maybe that’s what AE does with JR soles. Or is it was AE used to do?
 

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Very nice. These Fairgates have Alden-like welt stitch-per-inch count. Maybe that’s what AE does with JR soles. Or is it was AE used to do?
You know that's an Alden right there right?

Yes, AE used to have higher SPI. They're higher on average than they were two years ago though, so there's definitely effort being given.
 

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Gotcha. Yup. They used to do wheeling and stitching that on standard soles as well until... What? 2016 2017?
The dovetail heels were still just for shell and certain specials (like the Harry Rosen models) at that time though.
My Cornwallis from 2016 didn’t have wheeling. You must be right.
 

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Thanks, Doc! It’s such a sturdy shoe. Do you still have yours? Pics, please!
DWH: Here's mine. I also got them NOS. Great pattern, wish they'd bring it back but apparently AE hates 5 eyelet bluchers.

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Mine were used and an idiot cobbler “refinished” the uppers when he was not asked to do so. Then they stripped them again to make them better, but the finish was not the same. I also added eyelets and stripped the edges. I eventually sold them, like so many other shoes I went through between 2014 and 2017.

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Gotcha. Yup. They used to do wheeling and stitching that on standard soles as well until... What? 2016 2017?
The dovetail heels were still just for shell and certain specials (like the Harry Rosen models) at that time though.
My Cornwallis from 2016 didn’t have wheeling. You must be right.
I am in the minority but have never really cared much for wheeling and fudging. Always thought it made the shoes look cheap. Also, when I see reviews for different brands a lot of reviewers have some bias for deep outsole grooves as this is some signal for longevity. I would rather have more money going into the upper.
 

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