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Got my new Leeds (new to me) yesterday and decided to do a group shot with my other shells (Polo). Decided to go with some contrast laces on the Leeds, which really brings out the color in them. With the original laces, they almost look black! At $95, i'm really please with these Leeds in shell! Anyone know how to figure out how old the Polos (left) are? I bought them on ebay a couple years ago all beat up, resoled really sloppy and not listed as shell for about $20...
So they gave me a $30 credit towards my next pair, which is really all I wanted. That (virtually) drops these down to $77. . .which is close enough to $75. There wasn't any haggling either. I just asked and he accommodated. I've yet to have a bad experience with these guys. Bad shoes? Once or twice. But every person I've dealt with has been great. My only bad experiences have been when trying on (and not buying) shoes in the regular retail locations. I understand...
It's not a defeat. I've used them to get rid of heel slip on otherwise perfect fitting shoes. I've got narrow heels, so it's tough to get the perfect fit!
I shot an email to the guy I normally deal with. Hopefully he'll be able to do something for me. I was very honest with him and wasn't looking for a handout. I'll certainly apply whatever deal he can make me towards another pair of shoes. If I can get them reduced to even $75, i'd keep them for foul weather. Maybe they'll age well. If he can't do anything, i'll just exchange them for another pair anyway. I was in the outlet store near me trying on some Maritimes...
Do they do that? reduce pricing? At a reduced price, it would really be a no brainer. . .and I have a really good relationship with the person I usually deal with. The right book looks great. . .the left one is just weird and I don't know how it's going to develop.
So I rolled the dice on a pair of Freiburg seconds. . .knowing that their were quality control issues with them anyway. They were about $100 and it's obvious (in so many ways) why they were seconds. Excess WEIRD creasing on one of the toe boxes (excess on both, but only weird on one), wrinkles, really worn looking backs. I'm about 50/50 on whether or not I should keep them. The fit is damn near perfect. SO comfortable. I've been thinking about keeping them for that...
I wish there were still cruises like this. I went on a cruise with some friends last year and brought several suits and a dinner jacket. We "suited up" ever night for dinner (I was the only one with a dinner jacket, so I ended up not wearing it) and we were completely out of place with the other passengers. Most of the men were dressed like they were ready for golf at a fancy country club.
This happened to me a few years ago. Invitation said "Black Tie." Not "black tie optional." I went out and bought a new rig. Nothing fancy, but it was correct. Peak lapels, vintage stud set, etc. I could count on my hand the number of people wearing real bowties - and this was a HUGE wedding. The wedding party were wearing lounge suit-looking "tuxedos" with CLIP ON suspenders and straight black ties. They looked more like the blues brothers (whom I love, by the...
Only when they have their 60%-70% or buy one, get two free sales. . .which is pretty much every other week!
Judging by context, I think you might mean "nubuck" and not Neumok. Neumok is the name of a shoe AE makes. It's possible that i'm mistaken and it also describes a type of shoe.Anyway, Patriots are a great shoe. Hard to go wrong with them as long as they fit you well. For a suede shoe, the Neumok (the AE) in brown would be awesome. I've also seen the Strand and the Player's in dark brown suede if that's the look you're going for. The only gaps I see (if I were in your...
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