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Can't we all just get along. smack.gifbiggrin.gif

It wasn't me... someone else got 'im.
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My first attempt at polishing my Jefferson:
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These look amazing. I thought they were shell at first glance. Great job.
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Hello, I am new to the forum and new to AE shoes and I wanted to ask the collective brain trust a couple of questions.  I picked up a pair of Parkway seconds from the shoe bank during the recent sale and they don't have any very noticeable defects with the exception of the back seam on the left shoe.  It is a bit harder to see in the photo below than in person, but the seam angles to the right about 10 degrees or so.  Is this fairly typical of what you would see on an AE second?  I don't have any experience so I would hate to take it back and then end up with something worse.  Also, for those of you in the Milwaukee area as I am, can you trade one shoe of a pair in for another if you go into one of the banks or must it be the pair?

 

The other question I have is do folks here think these shoes are formal enough to wear for formal business meetings such as customer sales meetings?  Trade shows where the vendors (me) must dress formally, but the customers generally are business casual?  Based on what I typically see people wearing I won't feel uncomfortable or out of place in them, but I was just wondering if that is the consensus.  I do have some cap-toe balmorals, but they are not comfortable traveling and on your feet all day shoes.

 

Thanks for the assistance and a couple of additional pics below.

 

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a) as you said, it's hard to tell the seam issue from the photo. But if it's not bothering you too much, might not be worth taking a chance on a different pair. These look great to me.
b) I would say these are borderline for dress. The stitching is a little casual. But I might say this: if you are one step down from full dress, maybe no tie and/or no jacket,, or a blazer/sportscoat instead of a suit, these are fine. If you are full dress - full suit and tie - the captoe bals are better. But the other factor is that you're dealing with other people who are not dressed up, and who will not note the subtleties of which shoes you wear. So I might say it's OK. Bottom line, not exactly right, but not ridiculous looking, either.

 

I agree with kmdsimpson.  From the photo, the shoes look great.  A slightly angled seam (10 degrees is trivial) at the back of the shoe will be undetectable to the average person looking, and there are far worse defects to gamble with getting if you switch them out for another pair.  You know your audience as far as who will be seeing you wearing these with suits.  The truth remains that these are far better than many of the heinous square toe, slip-on, rubber sole, chiseled looking "italian" shoes men wear with suits every day out there.  Your Parkways don't meet several of the "criteria" for being proper shoes for formal business (blucher, heavy stitching, etc.), so your captoes will be better "rule followers", but the average guy out there will simply see a great quality shoe on your foot and make mental notes about how nice they are. 

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Agreed, from what I have read, the SA's are confused themselves.  I am hoping it is the 13th bc I held off today and am going to go back to my local store next week so I have some time to decide what I want to add to my collection.

Even if it is January 2, I have no doubt they will honor the sale until the 13th if you produce the AD. Very confident of that ....
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I agree with kmdsimpson.  From the photo, the shoes look great.  A slightly angled seam (10 degrees is trivial) at the back of the shoe will be undetectable to the average person looking, and there are far worse defects to gamble with getting if you switch them out for another pair.  You know your audience as far as who will be seeing you wearing these with suits.  The truth remains that these are far better than many of the heinous square toe, slip-on, rubber sole, chiseled looking "italian" shoes men wear with suits every day out there. Your Parkways don't meet several of the "criteria" for being proper shoes for formal business (blucher, heavy stitching, etc.), so your captoes will be better "rule followers", but the average guy out there will simply see a great quality shoe on your foot and make mental notes about how nice they are. 

Simply awful. nod[1].gif
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I was thinking reverse for what I was going to wear them but I will go either way on the welt

I'll second this, but it doesn't really matter too much to me. If someone else is adamant one way or the other, I'm willing to compromise.
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I agree with kmdsimpson.  From the photo, the shoes look great.  A slightly angled seam (10 degrees is trivial) at the back of the shoe will be undetectable to the average person looking, and there are far worse defects to gamble with getting if you switch them out for another pair.  You know your audience as far as who will be seeing you wearing these with suits.  The truth remains that these are far better than many of the heinous square toe, slip-on, rubber sole, chiseled looking "italian" shoes men wear with suits every day out there.  Your Parkways don't meet several of the "criteria" for being proper shoes for formal business (blucher, heavy stitching, etc.), so your captoes will be better "rule followers", but the average guy out there will simply see a great quality shoe on your foot and make mental notes about how nice they are. 

Thanks for the feedback gentlemen.  I believe I will keep the Parkways and give them a condition & polish prior to first wear.

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I was thinking reverse for what I was going to wear them but I will go either way on the welt

 

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I much prefer the look of the Kenilworth. I think the double sole of the Leeds just makes it look too bulky. Then again, it's not how tall it is that bothers me but rather how wide it is. What's the terminology for these different sole "profiles"?

 

Can someone point me to information on the difference between these welt profiles? I'm a tad confused between split/reverse/storm welts. What's the name for a welt that doesn't "stick out"?

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Even if it is January 2, I have no doubt they will honor the sale until the 13th if you produce the AD. Very confident of that ....

I am just purchasing tonight from "Adam" and the price he gave me contemplates the sale price. I did not ask him specifically when the sale ended, although I have a few other friends also dealing with him, who started doing so yesterday and have yet to formally purchase, and the price they are working from is the sale price too.

I think this goes to the 13th as indicated in the flyer. Also, AE has brilliant customer service and would honour the sale anyway if the flyer was in error.

Finally - for those interested - I am getting these shipped USPS to Canada instead of FedEx to save brokerage fees. It does appear that the AE shipping department prefers FedEx now because there is a tracking number and, according to them, FedEx is "easier to deal with". However, they agreed to my request to ship USPS to Canada and are aware other international customers may feel the same. I do not know if they will agree to ship USPS ongoing, however, for now it appears they will do so if requested.
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Got my new Bourbon McAllisters today, otherwise known as the Amsterdam. These were the last pair of 2nds from the shoebank in a 12d. I don't really notice anything that would cause these to be 2nds other than a couple of marks on the sole. Well, I'm gonna mark up the soles after the first wear outdoors anyway. So I am very, very happy with these. Can't wait to wear them tomorrow.

 

 

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Fresh out of the box. No polish yet.

 

 

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Top row L to R: Walnut Jefferson (darkened up), Bourbon McAllister/Amsterdam (no polish yet), Merlot McAllister

2nd row L to R: Blue Nuemok, Blk William William, Blk Strand

And so on...

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Bucksfan I'm about to travel to England next week just seeing if I need to do anything on the group order. My wife can pay if I'm out of pocket but wanted to see if you need anything before I leave.
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I am just purchasing tonight from "Adam" and the price he gave me contemplates the sale price. I did not ask him specifically when the sale ended, although I have a few other friends also dealing with him, who started doing so yesterday and have yet to formally purchase, and the price they are working from is the sale price too.
I think this goes to the 13th as indicated in the flyer.
Also, AE has brilliant customer service and would honour the sale anyway if the flyer was in error.
Finally - for those interested - I am getting these shipped USPS to Canada instead of FedEx to save brokerage fees. It does appear that the AE shipping department prefers FedEx now because there is a tracking number and, according to them, FedEx is "easier to deal with". However, they agreed to my request to ship USPS to Canada and are aware other international customers may feel the same. I do not know if they will agree to ship USPS ongoing, however, for now it appears they will do so if requested.

I just made a purchase and I was told by the SA that he will give me the sale price for the sale that ended yesterday. What a mess. lol8[1].gif
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I emailed them today and received an email back from Kristen that the sale has been extended to January 13. 
 

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EliottPapineau's been timed out for a week. Not a good idea to disregard the rules repeatedly then insult those who remind you of them.
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