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Rare outing for the Cappuccino Shell McAllisters I picked up this past Christmas.  (Thanks again Bucksfan!)  Something about spring has me really digging these shoes!

 

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http://www.styleforum.net/t/343538/torn-ae-neumok-can-this-be-repaired/0_100#post_6266449

Wow. AE rep just called to tell me they are going to replace my Neumok's free of charge!

A tear in the broquing developed over time, and I had only worn the shoes for ~6 months. They told me to ship the shoes, and they just called to let me know that a new pair was being sent to my address immediately. AE customer service cannot be beat!
 

This is another testimony that Allen Edmonds is the Great American Shoe Company.  There was a time in American business culture where some corporate policies would cut back on their customer satisfaction - but Allen Edmonds never did.  They can be counted as one of the greats in customer satisfaction along with others, such as Costco and Nordstroms.

 

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I saw those in the Fall 2103 collection photos - that is one I really liked. There are several other boots that will be coming out this Fall.

Chris
 

Is there a link to the Fall 2013 Catalog?

 

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Looks like Amazon is currently matching the Anniversary Sale $250 price on merlot McAllister firsts (although other colors seem to be full price and not every size is available).  You can also get a 20% off code if you sign up for their shoe emails, which brings the price down to $199.  Boca Raton is also on sale for $219, which brings it to $175 if you use the 20% off code.

 

I suspect if someone were to walk into a local retail store and get the exact size for a specific shoe style, they could go on Amazon to save some money.  But short of that, I see a greater benefit from purchasing online from AE directly for their free shipping returns - regardless of the reason to return - which is different from Amazon, is it not?

 

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I just got caught in the rain in my Townleys. What a mess it makes them! Any good tricks to prevent that ? Thanks
 

I would not trust any other brand except the full line of Saphir products available from Hangerproject

 

Here is the link to the Saphir Super Invulner Waterproofing Spray:

http://www.hangerproject.com/closet/saphir-super-invulner-spray.html#.UXqkALXU-vU

 

Unlike other products, the Saphir item does not contain silicone. It's like "Scotch Guard" but safe for luxury leathers and textiles.

 

If you wish to fully restore your AE shoes, then here is the recommended process:

 

 

1)  Saphir Reno'Mat Leather Cleaner
 
2)  Saphir Dubbin Graisse Conditioner
 
3)  Saphir Renovateur
 
4)  Saphir Pommadier Cream Shoe Polish
 
The above will complete the original Allen Edmonds matte shine
 
If you wish to ADD a high gloss to the above, then your final application will be:
 
5)  Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Shoe Polish, followed by the rain protector 
 
Hangerproject has complete details through each step.
 
For regular maintenance, go in this order:
 
1)  Saphir Renovateur
 
2)  Saphir Pommadier Cream Shoe Polish
 
The above will complete the original Allen Edmonds matte shine
 
If you wish to ADD a high gloss to the above, then your final application will be:
 
3)  Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Shoe Polish, followed by the rain protector  

 

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I've been scrolling through the pages looking for the email address for Mr. Paul Grangaard, does anyone have it readily hand? Thanks in advance.
 

Paul's email is:  pgrangaard@allenedmonds.com

 

David

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The other day Pastor mentioned that he told his wife if something happened to him to make sure she doesn't donate his shoes to Goodwill but sells them off to help pay for the kids college education. There is more than some truth to that. Never thought I would considering adding my shoes to my Will.

I recently made a list of all my shoes and then I wrote down beside them the retail price of each pair. I added it up and it was scary.... Valid, I didn't pay retail for every pair but for 70% of them I did. I keep asking myself, do I really need that many shoes...and in the back of my mind I know there are others that I want to add. Also, in the back of my mind are the two pair that are in en route to me as I type.

My name is pastor and I have a problem...
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Those look outstanding! Very nice job on the toe cap, I like it a lot.

Thank you sir!
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

I recently made a list of all my shoes and then I wrote down beside them the retail price of each pair. I added it up and it was scary.... Valid, I didn't pay retail for every pair but for 70% of them I did. I keep asking myself, do I really need that many shoes...and in the back of my mind I know there are others that I want to add. Also, in the back of my mind are the two pair that are in en route to me as I type.

My name is pastor and I have a problem...

It's doubly worse if you're hunting for shell. Of which I going beyond the realm of reason right now.
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It's doubly worse if you're hunting for shell. Of which I going beyond the realm of reason right now.

Shell is a drug.

My name is Pastor and i'm a shell addict (especially rare colors)...
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My burgundy shell Bradleys arrived.  They're seconds but I cannot find any defects.  I love it when a plan comes together!  BTW - I ordered them through the Jeffersonville outlet so they were 20% off list.  According to Monica there, who was extremely nice and helpful, 20% is as good as it is going to get for prospective AE sales on shell seconds.  The upcoming sales (Memorial Day, Independence Sale, Labor Day etc.) will likely be a maximum of 10% off of shell (other than potential closeouts, but those are rare).  Thomas from the Destin outlet repeated the same to me a couple weeks ago as well.  I'd hop on the Jeffersonville 20% off promotion if it is still happening!

 

Also, I was very happy that the moc stitching was not as raised as AE's website shows.  I like this flatter stitching much better.

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I've followed this thread for quite sometime now without posting, but wanted to get some opinions on the next pair of AE's to add to my current rotation. For work, I currently rotate the mcclain in chili grain and strand in walnut. I'm interested in adding a third pair so I can change up alternating between the two and give me some more options for wardrobe choices.

I work in a fairly casual office environment where most of the men where khakis and more casual button downs. I usually wear a nice pair of slacks and dressier button down, but no tie and hardly ever a jacket or suit.

I'm really wanting to know what color shoes I should be looking for that will cover more wardrobe options, and then possibly a couple suggestions on styles in those colors that will complement my current shoe collection. I am not a huge fan of black shoes, nor the more formal styles like the park/fifth avenue.

any help is greatly appreciated.
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Shell is a drug.

My name is Pastor and i'm a shell addict (especially rare colors)...

 

+1.  Shell is a helluva drug.

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Those look outstanding! Very nice job on the toe cap, I like it a lot.

 

+1.  The Fifth Street I received--which I ended up returning because the right shoe was at least a half size larger than the left show--did not have a polished toe like that.  These look fantastic.

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My burgundy shell Bradleys arrived.  They're seconds but I cannot find any defects.  I love it when a plan comes together!  BTW - I ordered them through the Jeffersonville outlet so they were 20% off list.  According to Monica there, who was extremely nice and helpful, 20% is as good as it is going to get for prospective AE sales on shell seconds.  The upcoming sales (Memorial Day, Independence Sale, Labor Day etc.) will likely be a maximum of 10% off of shell (other than potential closeouts, but those are rare).  Thomas from the Destin outlet repeated the same to me a couple weeks ago as well.  I'd hop on the Jeffersonville 20% off promotion if it is still happening!

 

Also, I was very happy that the moc stitching was not as raised as AE's website shows.  I like this flatter stitching much better.

 

Great shoes!  You are right, they do look much better in real life. 

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Great shoes!  You are right, they do look much better in real life. 

 

Thanks!  These have a fantastic elongating silhouette--particularly considering I have somewhat short and wide feet (this pair is a size 8E).

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I've followed this thread for quite sometime now without posting, but wanted to get some opinions on the next pair of AE's to add to my current rotation. For work, I currently rotate the mcclain in chili grain and strand in walnut. I'm interested in adding a third pair so I can change up alternating between the two and give me some more options for wardrobe choices.

I work in a fairly casual office environment where most of the men where khakis and more casual button downs. I usually wear a nice pair of slacks and dressier button down, but no tie and hardly ever a jacket or suit.

I'm really wanting to know what color shoes I should be looking for that will cover more wardrobe options, and then possibly a couple suggestions on styles in those colors that will complement my current shoe collection. I am not a huge fan of black shoes, nor the more formal styles like the park/fifth avenue.

any help is greatly appreciated.

I'd give thought to either a pair of burgundy shell Leeds or the Kenilworth in bourbon calf (depending on which look you like better). The plain-toe blucher is a fantastically versatile shoe. Might be a good time to take advantage of the CEO's offer and try for either shoe customized; a lighter shell Kenilworth with natural sole would look amazing, I think.
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#CasualFriday

 

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Thank you Mr. Copeland
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