Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
You should return them. Esp. if you are a 9.5D
you dont think a local cobbler could trim off the extra leather? Or what about asking AE to do it?
By trimming off the extra leather, you would be cutting off the pinking. That would make them worse.
Yeah, you're really living life on the edge now!
The three-hole lacing is one more than a traditional chukka but these look closely spaced. Do you find they fit/tighten much differently through the ankle from a more traditional and wider spaced two-hole chukka?
Those look great! Starting to wish I needed another pair of boots...
I would argue the exact opposite. Most traditional chukkas (AE, Edward Green, Trickers, etc.) all utilize a 3 eyelet chukka. I think the 3 eyelet is much more traditional than the 2 eyelet. It provides better ankle support and also enables bar lacing which is also more traditional.
This is actually my first chukka, so I can't comment on the tightening difference between 3 hole and 2 hole. I would imagine these would feel more secure than a 2 hole, but I can't say for sure.
Any idea how these fit compared to the Malvern? I ordered a Malvern in 9EEE my pinky toe was getting crushed. Thanks!
No I don't, sorry.
Thank you very much for posting this comprehensive side by side. Helps a lot! I can see you like #8 a lot!
The Leeds and Cambridge colors are the ones I would love to be able to achieve. So it looks like the new is definitely darker than the old. But even some of your shoes in the old tended to be darker cherry. So hopefully for me, the current AE burgundy will soften up a bit more over time. The Rancourt strangely enough looks more brownish red than burgundy to me. Fascinating..this #8.
I think it was the lighting. This is what it looks like in a different lighting/angle. You can't tell from the pic, but there is an extra 3mm of excess material there. I would forget about it but I've never owned cordovan shoes. I'm expecting it to look much worse than this in a couple months of wear and the tiny pointy edge of the cap to flare out even more.
Just return it and get your peace of mind. There is always a next time.
That does look pretty obnoxious. I wouldn't blame you for returning them either.
I hear your point and I'd be pretty unhappy too. Take it to a local cobbler and see what he can do. Also, check whether AE recrafting might be able to help. I presume this issue will keep bothering you down the road, and if neither your cobbler nor AE could help you further, I'd go ahead and return them.
Fair enough and you are probably correct. What I should have typed is that I see many many more two eyelet chukkas in the wild. So, more common, at least that cross my path.
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