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Archibald London Hand Welted Shoes - preorder issues, discussion,and resolution.

BColl_Has_Too_Many_Shoes

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I think the issue is that he indicated they were somewhere between C&J handgrade and EG level.

With all that said, sample size of 1 is perhaps not that useful. My only pair of GGs has some pretty poor creasing (it's Horween hatch) but the leather still has great feel 🤷
When I read the review, after it was posted, I didn't realize that you guys were serious about the comparisons. I guess I wrongly assumed they could not be competitors.

Which is also why I stopped laughing to show some respect to those proud owners of AoL shoes. Really it's just a difference of opinion. I respect that.

GG has some phenomenal leather. How are they holding up now or how long have you had them?
 

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When I read the review, after it was posted, I didn't realize that you guys were serious about the comparisons. I guess I wrongly assumed they could not be competitors.

Which is also why I stopped laughing to show some respect to those proud owners of AoL shoes. Really it's just a difference of opinion. I respect that.

GG has some phenomenal leather. How are they holding up now or how long have you had them?
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Have had them since about September last year. The creasing is consistent though so I'm not concerned. Just not as fine as my AMs with hatch
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Have had them since about September last year. The creasing is consistent though so I'm not concerned. Just not as fine as my AMs with hatch
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Shoes are going to crease. There's no getting around that. To my eye, they don't look as bad as how you may them seem.
They look good. 👍🏻

Yes I do like the AM's better, but considering they are boots the creasing adds some character.
 

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Shoes are going to crease. There's no getting around that. To my eye, they don't look as bad as how you may them seem.
They look good. 👍🏻

Yes I do like the AM's better, but considering they are boots the creasing adds some character.
Definitely acceptable. But probably on the lower range of acceptable for GG.

I think I would actually have a greater issue if one shoe had really fine and the other didn't.

The GGs feel much better, the AM upper looks thicker and the lining seems stiffer (maybe the interlining).
 

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How can you guys go round and round the same arguments for more than 60 pages? Why not give the thread a rest until there are some actual news to comentario and discuss and that way stop flooding my inbox with notifications?
 

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How can you guys go round and round the same arguments for more than 60 pages? Why not give the thread a rest until there are some actual news to comentario and discuss and that way stop flooding my inbox with notifications?
I mean, same can be said about most of the big threads. Either people complaining about the same thing in different words or circle jerking each other for their excellent collective taste.
 

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How can you guys go round and round the same arguments for more than 60 pages? Why not give the thread a rest until there are some actual news to comentario and discuss and that way stop flooding my inbox with notifications?
You could always unsubscribe, no? I'm not even subscribed. I only receive notifications after a mention.
Then at that point you almost feel compelled to read on haha.
 

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Definitely acceptable. But probably on the lower range of acceptable for GG.

I think I would actually have a greater issue if one shoe had really fine and the other didn't.

The GGs feel much better, the AM upper looks thicker and the lining seems stiffer (maybe the interlining).
I generally feel that AM makes the most robust looking shoes out of the top makers. They are almost like refined tanks.
 

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I’m definitely unsubscribing, I’m sure if there are real news it will made into the top somehow...
 

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