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Posts by mingus2112

I haven't been to the others, but I like the staff in the Rockefeller Center store.-J
I found my Strands to be the tightest shoes I own. I'm a 12B in most AE shoes, 11.5C in the park ave (although i also fit in the 12B). Tight might not be the right word (for me at least), though. There is no pain, no pressure, etc. It's the kind of fit that you put them on and are like "i wonder if my foot will fall asleep" - it never does. It's pretty much the way I imagine all shoes should fit. Kind of like tightening a stretch cotton surcingle belt one extra hole...
Could be. . .is there a phone number you can call? If not, maybe include your number in your next email? Swamped is swamped. . .and if they're really busy, it still may take some time to get back to you. But if it's really a 5 minute conversation, perhaps it's best to have on the phone?
I must have been sick the day you guys set up this secret santa thing! Such generosity! Too bad I don't thrift enough to find worthwhile pickups and get in on the action! Enjoy guys! From the sheer volume of posts in this thread, you all deserve some holiday scores! -J
Not sure about what you could get for "rare sizes". . .but anything in 12B? -J
Fedora Lounge! Not the first place i'd expect to see a post on recrafting! Forgive my ignorance - are the JR soles shell? Is that why they're preferable? I was actually considering doing the combination soles. Loving them so far on my patriots!-James
I will - which also begs the question: AE for recrafting or somewhere like B. Nelson? Prices are around the same. I would think the advantage of B. Nelson would be greater attention to detail. If you look in the comments section of the recrafting section on the AE site, there are a number of negative reviews - even recent ones. I would say that this isn't the norm, but all of the negatives seem to be from things overlooked - coming back with the uppers untouched,...
Cross post. . .from the seller:So shell for sure?? They ship out today, so i'll take more and better pics when they get here! -James
Cross post - from the seller:So shell for sure?? They ship out today, so i'll take more and better pics when they get here! -James
I have them on my patriots and they're great. I actually have a big problem with toe wear - as in (if i don't have a toe tap installed) i can wear it down by half in 10 wears. With the v-tread i've noticed no issues so far. I'm sure it's wearing, but MUCH slower than the leather! If it's an option, i'm considering getting it on the possibly-shell polos I just bought.-James
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