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This chart? Do I can’t get a marbled Freeport, then? It’s not yellow, so I’m sure I’m missing something.
Good clarification point…I wasn’t even thinking that.
You're overthinking it. They're all available! Work with any store by phone, by email or in-person to order.

There is no exclusivity to in-store events.


there is a marbled freeport on the far right...
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You're overthinking it. They're all available! Work with any store by phone, by email or in-person to order.

There is no exclusivity to in-store events.


there is a marbled freeport on the far right...
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That's brown, not marbled. Marbled has black welt.
 

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With yesterday's Trunk Show announcement, I thought it might be time to break out these burgundy mofos from the first TS a couple years ago. Technically, they're from just after that first TS because the first pair I got came with a flat, black welt (I didn't realize we could customize the welt). After about 6 months, it became apparent that the heel counters in my boots were faulty and @ae_ashley and team helped me get exactly the boot I wanted all along.

Here they are in direct sunlight that makes them look more like chili than burgundy, but they're totally burgundy, and in dire need of some conditioning. Also, this is my standard TS reminder to not sleep on burgundy. There's a reason that it's a classic. Yeah, natty is sexy as hell and the shaved versions we've had in the past have been weird and wild and awesome in all the right ways, but something about that burgundy speaks to me more than anything else. Obviously, I'm a strict traditionalist, and you all must follow me blindly. Those are the rules of this forum, and they are unforgiving.

Thank you for listening to my TED talk.

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EDIT: Of course, now that I'm looking back on the details of the announcement, I can see that welt changes aren't accepted on this TS and, since burgundy is a standard offering for everything in the AE cordovan collection, there's no reason to go that direction except if you're looking at the Freeport. So, forget I said anything. I mean, it's not that hard to forget things I say anyway.
 
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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?




Cambridge is a real classic. I love my pair and it was my first love with shell shoes.
Was hoping @ae_ashley could field the 2 questions when you have time. No rush :)


Nope, these: https://www.allenedmonds.com/sale/mens-sale/shoes-boots/strandmok-cap-toe-oxford-with-lug-sole/SF4669.html?dwvar_SF4669_color=4670#q=strandmok&start=1

Inspired by @FatTuesday's amazing collection to take some more shell family pictures.

The king and his court.
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Or maybe the Round Table?
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Should stop while I'm ahead, otherwise I'll start writing fantasy-themed Strand fanfiction...

Just beautiful. It looks like you use a compass to make a PERFECT circle. The toe caps and their perfs are literally EXACTLY aligned; really an optical illusion. Makes for a cool photo!!!
 

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For those of you who the 201 fits better than the 65, what size adjustment in 65 generally works best for you? Same size, up one width? Any general consensus? I'd try on shoes at the store but unfortunately the closest store is about 5700 miles away 😬
 

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Was hoping @ae_ashley could field the 2 questions when you have time. No rush :)
Ashley said no welt changes, not even color, so no changes from reverse to flat.
The commando sole is the Itshide full lug sole.
Here's my Bowerys with it. It's a bit more aggressive than Alden's commando, but not as aggressive as the Alden full lug sole. Very durable.
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Was hoping @ae_ashley could field the 2 questions when you have time. No rush :)





Just beautiful. It looks like you use a compass to make a PERFECT circle. The toe caps and their perfs are literally EXACTLY aligned; really an optical illusion. Makes for a cool photo!!!
Dang! You're right! @BFT9000, I can't unsee the center circle effect.

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I tried my best to eyeball the toecap circle. Surprised I got it so close!
 

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