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I just want to say thank you to AE and Ashley for offering both natural and marbled black shell. These two options prove that AE were really listening to the people on this forum. I know AE cannot accommodate all the requests people want here, but they deserve a lot of credit for responding with these two great colors.
 

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Yeah. I feel you on that one. First I paired down the list to shoes I can wear:

Park Ave
Strand
Freeport
Higgins Mill
Landon
Park Ave Sneaker

Then I thought about what colors I want from any of those: Natural, Marbled Black

I eliminated the Park Ave because it just wouldn't go I think for my outfits in those colors. I then eliminated the Higgins Mill because I am happy with my 1 shell HM. Then I decided which of the colors I would want for the remaining styles:

Strand (Natural, Marbled Black)
Freeport (Natural)
Landon (Natural, Marbled Black)
Park Ave Sneaker (Natural)

Now I just need to figure out which pair or two I will get. I doubt I will get two boots.
Replying to my own thread... Now thinking about

Park Ave Sneaker (Natural)
Landon (Marbled Black) w/ XL Henry maybe?

@ae_ashley what is an XL Henry?
 

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@ae_ashley This is semi-unrelated, but is the Cambridge being discontinued???
Interesting... It does seem to have very limited sizing available for a shoe that should be pretty much made to order.
 

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Interesting... It does seem to have very limited sizing available for a shoe that should be pretty much made to order.
Yes...very odd. I was just in store (Boston State) chatting about the trunk and finally had the chance to see the Cambridge in person (not in my size)...
 

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So a few trunker questions....

1. What exactly is the AE commando sole? Familiar with Alden's commando sole.
2. Higgins Mill will be split reverse ONLY? No chance to get a flat welt?

Yes...very odd. I was just in store (Boston State) chatting about the trunk and finally had the chance to see the Cambridge in person (not in my size)...

Cambridge is a real classic. I love my pair and it was my first love with shell shoes.
 

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Ahh. Interesting. So its an XLite sole! I love those actually. Is it only in black?
I love that sole. I wouldn't dream of getting a MTO shell Strand with it, but I still love it. I think people really slept on the textured Strandmoks that were released with this sole a season or two ago.

Not sure if anyone is even remotely interested in natural shell cordovan - but if you are, here are some examples...

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Natty shell Randolph & Strands are available once again:

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Wow, what a collection!

That's exactly what I thought when I first saw the marbled burgundy, but then Strand King's pair proved that I was wrong. It could potentially look amazing if they mix the darker colors with the lighter pieces.
Obviously I'm biased, but I love how the brogueing and decorations on the Strand complement the random patterns on the marbled shell. Really the only negative is that with a boot you get an even bigger piece of shell with even more variation and color gradients.

Too bad marbled shell requests are off the table. I'd ask AE to find me the craziest piece of marbled black that they have.
 

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