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Hey fellas, I've got a question regarding returns...   In January I bought a brown Park Ave from a retail location in 8.5E. I have two other AEs - Strand and McAllister - in the same size that I bought three years ago in 2013 that are nice and broken in. These new Park Aves are definitely smaller (I measured the sole and they are about a quarter of an inch skinnier). I've worn them about 5 times thinking they would break in, but now having measured it I don't think the 5...
 I have the strange situation where my local AE here in Charlotte, NC is directly next to a BB (they share a wall). I as well am an 8.5E in the 5 last and I went on in to both stores to compare how the BB models fits compared to the standard AE. BB did not have E widths in the store so I tried on 9Ds in both stores, which should be close to the 8.5E width. I have a high instep and the BB ones with the poron insoles fit much tighter, too tight in fact. I thought I would...
I'm trying to decide on my third pair of AE and could use some input. My collection right now (and my only dress shoes) is:   1) Black Strands (firsts) 2) Walnut McAllisters (seconds)   I wear each twice a week to work and am looking for a third shoe in brown to throw into the rotation. With the McGregor on sale right for for $247 I'm torn between that and Fifth Avenue seconds for $199. The McGregor would give me a blucher but then all of my shoes would be heavily...
The McGregors are going to be ""dressier" with the sleeker 5 last and smaller brogue strips. With that said, in the real world, I say get the shoe that you like the best or which last fits your foot the best. Virtually no one would be able to tell the difference but yourself and AE addicts like the forum members here.
Decided against the BB Kenwood loafer (tried them on, my small feet just look bad in loafers) but am intrigued at getting the BB version of the Strands with their 25% off sale. Does anyone know if they fit a little tighter than the normal Strands because of the Poron footbed? My current Strands and McAllisters in 8.5E have a pretty big lace gap, and the 9E leather Neumoks I tried on in store felt looser but I'm concerned they made be too loose once they get worn in, it's...
Are these shoes made by AE for Brooks Brothers? They're $174, and only $130 after their 25% off discount. I'm usually an E width but for that price, if they are AE firsts, I'd be willing to try and break in a D width 1/2 size up.   http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Tumbled-Leather-Popped-Midsole-Penny-Loafers/MH00370,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00370_Color=BRWN&contentpos=12&cgid=0522   Edit: Upon closer examination, I don't see a welt. Is the stitching on the bottom just faux...
Quick question.   What sort of sale, if any, is to be expected for the Dalton boots this holiday season? I'm thinking about buying a pair using one of the online gift card buying websites, which would allow me to snag a pair for roughly $360. I'm in a 9E and don't see any seconds in the color I'm after (Chocolate calf). I won't need these til early January when I start work, so I'm willing to wait for a Christmas sale if there will be one.   Thanks guys.
Hey there fellas. I'm in the market for some relaxed fit dark wash jeans. I don't have much of a preference between raw or washed denim. Basically, I just want them to be comfortable, clean and conservative. I'm not looking for baggy fit jeans, just a relaxed fit that will fit my big thighs (6ft, 175lbs, athletic build). I have found it hard to find a lot of relaxed fit jeans from nicer brands, as it seems most guys are wearing straight or skinny jeans. My current...
  It's funny you ask this, because I just got back from my first visit to the local Rack a few minutes ago. There should be a mix between first quality and seconds - some pairs had the shoe stamp they put on their second quality shoes. I did see a lot of shoes that had been beat up a little bit though. There will most likely be some scuffs or a little wear on most pairs, so they're basically all going to be similar to a second quality shoe in terms of aesthetics. 
  Yes, they will recraft seconds. Second quality shoes should only have cosmetic flaws - some more noticable than others. The structural integrity of the shoe shouldn't be compromised, thus allowing them to be recrafted when the time comes.     The Moras are a discontinued model, and therefore a rare find. However, it seems as though the AE shoebank and outlets hold on to discontinued models for quite sometime; however long it takes to sell them. I didn't get a pair...
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