Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Yep. You stole my reply.
thanks guys. ive contacted AE to see what they can do. $505 is a solid price for new shell
87 posts in less than 8 hours. wow
Jermyn Street, you better be sporting those StL Neumoks tonight... Go Cards!!
AE thread has been pretty active today!
What are some of the premium options I could get with the MTO?
I know I DEFINITELY want the independence lining but what else could I probably add?
Man those shell bayfields a couple pages back are sexy. Out of curiosity, what is the red lining in that picture?
So I got my kenwoods seconds today. Needed to fill out my loafer rotation I guess. These are being added to my rotation of shell Patrots, Randolphs, boat shoes and tassel loafers. I went down 1/2 size in length and up 1 width. They fit great making these sizing changes.
Great shoes - love the beef roll and scalloped tongue, also love the unlined shell cordovan. I think this particular pair has been kicking around the AE warehouses for a while, based on the sole stamp (or lack thereof), the burgundy coloration and the first quality price being shown on the box as 495. Certainly not complaining though. Can't figure out what makes these seconds. (Maybe AE just wants to unload them?)
Pics fresh out of the box:
Jefferson, McAllister, or McTavish? My wife vetoed the Long Branch, and I can wear Swims or hiking boots when the white stuff comes, so I've targeted a pair of short wing bals for my 5th pair of AE. Is the Independence Series worth the premium price? Are the McTavishes dressy enough for a sports coat and tie?
I have the black McTavish and the natural (the original natural color). I would bet it depends on what color you get. I have worn mine with a jacket and tie. They are a balmoral, but definitely could go with jeans too, especially a good pair of selvedge.
As a UVA grad, my vote is for the Jefferson. In fact, I do like it best regardless of the name. Whether it is worth that extra cost is your call. Worth is a a very personal thing once all of the options are well made and of good materials with superb customer service.
I'm thinking about putting in an MTO for the following:
Split reverse welt
Jr sole with wheeling detail and chili sole edge. The last two parts contingent upon its feasibility.
I wanted a shoe like the RL Marlow wingtip made by c&j. What do you guys think?
I went to another school founded by TJ, so I can use the same justification. I wonder whether the superior quality is discernible beyond the sticker on the box.
That will be great - just be aware how the 2 last fits. By default the 2 last is sleek, even narrow. I know I needed to go up a width to get it to fit well. It also may not work that well with a split reverse welt.
Not to take a sale away from AE on the AE thread, but if what you want is the marlow wingtip, look into ordering it from some of the forum members. I know some are SAs and can get deals. There are posts over on the C&J for RL thread from some of them.
Wow those are Awesome!
I've lurked a little in the Marlow thread. I'll have to look a little deeper.
The 2 last is a mystery to me and that's a good point about the split reverse welt and the last.
Sizing is even more confusing I had a 9D for the Norwich, it was way too tight and gave me blisters in the back so I got a 9.5D which is a little long but bearable. I have the RL Sandersons in 9D which feels a little long as well, but too tight. I was recently measured as a 8.5E on the Brannock when I thought I was a 9D.
However, there isn't much in terms of options for a short wing blucher from AE is there?
Well...they came in the mail today from eBay and I'm pretty happy with them! $135 for shell saddles in #8
I know this has been answered but does AE change out the insoles on a recraft? I have a pair I need to send in and I'd be fine if they did. Thanks fellas!!
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