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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

I am including it as a brand that is not only sold by Nordstroms, but was highly recommended by the Manager I spoke to - who wears this brand in a dress version when on his feet each day.  He still owns many AE shoes and other quality items . . . but looking at his Echos from a normal view would very seldom spell out an inferior shoe.  You may wish to try a pair on, or visit Ecco's web site for many more details about their mission.

Thanks for the question,

David

Interesting.

It's actually difficult for me to categorize any of Ecco's models as "dress" shoes in the traditional sense.
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

 

Ah . . . another Saphir fan.  And another great example too.

 

What steps and other Saphir products did you go through to get that great shine?

 

David

 

 

I only used the Saphir wax for the job. I was using the Allen Edmonds polish before (the one in the tube with the sponge applicator thing), but I found that the AE polish just wasn't giving the shine I desired. I ordered the Saphir Wax and found the difference to be like night and day.

 

 

I apply a little bit of wax to the shoe with a cloth, then dip the same cloth in a tiny amount of water. Add a bit more wax and rub to the now wet cloth onto the shoe. I use another cloth to get most of the polish off. Then I use the saphir buffing cloth to bring out the deep shine. Finally, I get some nylon pantyhose and give it a good once over. 

 

Saphir products are amazing.

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Originally Posted by Calikid View Post

Here are my new Walnut Shell Dundee's.... Color is actually more even between the 2 shoes than the photos suggest.... i really like the appearance of the burnishing on the toes....

Thanks to Paul for the MTO program and a special thank you to Allison at AE for fantastic during the process.

 

 

 

 

I'm loving that colour. Very unique! Congrats!

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Do you guys keep your shoe boxes? I would feel like a hoarder if I did. It really makes no sense to...

Keeping at least some of the shoe boxes, as well as the shipping boxes that the shoe boxes come in when they are shipped from Allen-Edmonds, will give you some shoe boxes and shipping boxes to use if you have to send your shoes back to Allen-Edmonds for recrafting (or for other repairs).

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Sorry for the bump, but I was curious if anyone had experience with shoe stretchers for this situation. I realize that a pair that fits perfectly right off the bat is ideal, but I wouldn't be able to afford customer orders, and to be honest both feet are within half a width size according to a Brannock device. I think finding a tiny bit more room for my right pinky toe would be the right move, if it's actually that easy.

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I bought this stretcher from amazon and it works very, very well.  My right foot is slightly wider, and the stretcher helps to get me a little extra room.

 

http://www.amazon.com/FootFitter-Stretcher-Premium-Professional-Womens/dp/B000PMPTEA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1369106996&sr=8-2&keywords=shoe+stretcher

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I have that same stretcher, but the silver metal ring attached by four screws (you can see it in one of the pictures) split in half. So just be careful not to over tighten.

 

I got that same shoe stretcher off of Amazon. It looks pretty high quality, but unfortunately it's way too big. I got a size Men's Small and I can't even get the heel piece in my 9D Sheltons. Did y'all have a similar problem?

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My pair of Fifth Streets arrived today (picked them up for $120 - 2nd hand but lightly used) - love them!


btw if the June No Purchase club is watching me - i bought these in may! smile.gif
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btw if the June No Purchase club is watching me - i bought these in may! smile.gif

That's a thing?
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That's a thing?
sure is! http://www.styleforum.net/t/349323/june-no-purchase-club-temporary-management-new-rules
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Nice! I am in great need of something like this. I'll sign up for next month's.
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Interesting.

It's actually difficult for me to categorize any of Ecco's models as "dress" shoes in the traditional sense.

 

Or accept the previously suggested notion that Ecco's are indistinguishable from a high quality dress shoe from the normal vantage point.  I may not be able to ID the various brands of shoes on the feet of people I meet, but i can usually spot Ecco's from a mile away due to their tennis shoe like characteristics.

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Wow - real beauties - congrats!

 

Bucksfan:  I do not think I've ever seen you post pictures of shell chukka's.  Potential new addition to the collection?

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

David,

I am a bit newer to this thread. Do you work for Nordstrom? You seem to push them pretty hard as well as have some inside info. Just curious. Thanks.

For professional sizing in suits and shoes, I have yet to find a national department store that does a better job.  No one here on this internet site can fit anyone else in shoe sizing.  It requires a personal visitation to "know" what size you wear in different styles (as styles now have different "lasts" or molds.  

 

I push Allen Edmonds web site too, especially after I spoke to the president of the company.  I have been a fan for 14 years.

 

Allen Edmonds web site also recommends this too - at their stores, as well as their authorized retailers.  There are probably other very good stores for sizing, but when asked - that is who I recommend. 

 

As for pricing, Nordstroms sells at regular retail prices like any other store, except when they have selected styles on sale.  I also recommend Zappos for excellent quality, free shipping, and free returns.  And 6pm.com is Zappo's outlet site for great buys.  But the internet sites can't fit people.

 

There are few stores and sites that offer free shipping both ways, including returns.  So far, that is AE site, Nordstroms, and Zappos.  There may be others, but I have not found them.

 

I also recommend the 100% Cotton no-iron button down dress shirt from Costco, which beats most other stores in pricing.  This shirt is only $17.99 - including FREE SHIPPING.  Costco is one of the top stores in the country with highest marks for customer server and unbeatable satisfaction returns.

 

For shoe polishing, although Nordstroms sells AE products - I prefer the Saphir Mink Oil items and other solutions Saphir offers.  I have only found two websites that offer detailed instructions on how to use them (one of which is Hangerproject and the other Sid Mashburn's site).

 

So no . . . I do not work for Nordstroms or any other company I recommend on this site.  I am just a regular guy who loves recommending good products from good stores that I can vouch for.

 

Thanks for the question, and enjoy a safe day.

 

David

 

PS:  Yes, the "inside information on the sale coming up, which I believe will be 35% off retail on several styles, came from a friend who recently purchased shoes from a store.  And the manager was kind enough to let him look at the unannounced sale without making it an official press release.

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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

 

David, you've been talking this sale up for days now; not only here but on the other thread you started which has since been deleted.

 

For everyone's sake, can you please either provide the details or refrain from mentioning it again until it's current? Thanks

I did provide the details, including the retailer's direct contact information -  and someone on this forum got it deleted.  Therefore, all I can say is to be patient because . . . the sun will be rising in a few weeks.

 

The same thing happened as we approached Memorial Day weekend . . . everyone looking for a sale.

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These look great!! Congrats!!

Thanks

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Beautiful Chukka's!

Thanks

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Thank you. My very first order was from the Shoebank and $25. My subsequent orders were through Jeffersonville and $45. I thought the price just went up. Good info for all up north then.

Those walnut shell Dundee's are beautiful.

Thanks

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Did you request the burnishing or is that how they just came out. Man I can't wait to see the rest of the threads mto offerings. Way to go allen edmonds.

They just came out that way.... I am really liking the way AE finishes their shell...

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Wow - real beauties - congrats!

Thanks

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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

Calikid: dope, dope chukkas. Congrats!

Thanks

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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

 

I'm loving that colour. Very unique! Congrats!

Me too, thanks

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

I did provide the details, including the retailer's direct contact information -  and someone on this forum got it deleted.  Therefore, all I can say is to be patient because . . . the sun will be rising in a few weeks.

 

The same thing happened as we approached Memorial Day weekend . . . everyone looking for a sale.

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Speaking of the Dalton .....

I am not a fan of the Dalton, shell or calf. IMO, the wings extend too far toward the toe making it appear out of proportion. The smooth leather portion between the last set of eyelets and the end of the wings occupies entirely too much space. I have even purchased a pair thinking I could get used to them. Nope. Had to send them back. I have been quite surprised by how popular they have become.

Same proportion problem with the Player's Shoe, which I have actually owned. i had to sell them as I could just never learn to like them. Just not pleasing to my eye.

Perhaps I am in the minority. Obviously many like both models ....

 

I may be the bizarro version of sevenfoldtieguy.  I actually really like the Dalton, but am not a fan of the Leeds or MacNeil, which, if I recall correctly, are two of sevenfold's favorite AE's. 

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