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First AE Dress shoe, defects or normal?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Veridis, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Veridis

    Veridis Well-Known Member

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    Let me start off by saying that the service at AE's Madison avenue branch in new york is excellent and I am very pleased with the store experience.

    I was wearing contact lens when I was buying these walnut strands, so I did not notice these small little details.

    It's the most expensive shoe I've bought in my life, so I'm a little paranoid. Paid full retail for these.

    Here are the photos:

    Inner side of right shoe. Seems like it was not cut properly. (brown part, not the black part.)
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    Roughness on the outside of the left sole. I have no issue with this if the color can be filled in with polishing.
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    What do you guys think?
     


  2. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Distinguished Member

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    I have seen much worse from Allen Edmonds. I would keep them, but if they really bother you exchange them for a different pair.
     


  3. chogall

    chogall Distinguished Member

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    defect. return. the heel is not mounted properly.

    wont impact anything functionally tho. so if you are willing to endure the slight imperfection, get a huge discount from it. :)
     


  4. Veridis

    Veridis Well-Known Member

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    I have posted the same thing on the Allen Edmonds thread too, apologies if this is against the rules. The this just didn't show up when I posted it!
     


  5. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Distinguished Member

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    its fine, wear them.
     


  6. MyOtherLife

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    Quad speaks the truth. There is nothing wrong with these! Congratulations on your purchase and enjoy in good health. :)
     


  7. Veridis

    Veridis Well-Known Member

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    Are things like this common? I am wondering if the excess material can be carved off with a knife. Hmmmmmm..
     


  8. Latour

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    I don't know if it's the lighting but why are the soles white?
     


  9. eluther

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    +2

    These are shoes - the roughness on the left sole would get duplicated after wearing them in real life once, and the heel issue is entirely a non-issue. I understand feeling fussy about your first big purchase, but they're shoes that go on your feet - they don't need to be in absolutely pristine, NASA-engineered condition.
     


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  11. Veridis

    Veridis Well-Known Member

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    It's the lighting, they are a pale beige. Sorry for the slow replies, my posts take a long time to appear because they have to be approved by a moderator each time (new member). :)

    Seems like most people think it's fine. I'll probably keep it then. Thank you all!
     


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