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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Whoa!  I can't say I've ever been so fortunate as to find them that low.  The best I've ever seen for PA/FA is $199.00.  I am perfectly familiar with plenty of others going for lower, but the PA/FA always seem to be a bit higher when I am shopping.  When do you see them get that low?  I would whip out the wallet without hesitation at that price.    


I bought my BB Park Ave's for $125 from the ShoeBank. I have them at the end of my legs today actually nod[1].gif

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Thoughts on the AE Patriot in Shell?

I don't have any shell, and I don't really wear loafers. But these may be a good seasonal shoe for me to give a try. I bought a pair of Verona's a while back from an AE store in both black and brown but they have gone unworn so far. Thinking about exchanging the brown ones and going for some Patriots instead. How do they fit versus the Verona (ie size up/down, wider or narrower)? Thoughts on the different colors? Trying to decide between Brown Shell and Burgundy Shell.

Anyone really prefer the Alden LHS over the Patriots? Any chance to get these on sale in first quality any time soon?

TIA
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An update about my wrinkly bourbon strands from a few days ago:

 

I emailed the pictures to customer service who forwarded it to the AE store I bought them from.  They replied saying it did look unusual and I should bring them in.  One look and they took them back.  The only downside is they didn't have my size in stock anywhere so I'll be out of brown dress shoes for 2 weeks to a month.

 

Glad to hear they are taking care of you though.

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Thoughts on the AE Patriot in Shell?

I don't have any shell, and I don't really wear loafers. But these may be a good seasonal shoe for me to give a try. I bought a pair of Verona's a while back from an AE store in both black and brown but they have gone unworn so far. Thinking about exchanging the brown ones and going for some Patriots instead. How do they fit versus the Verona (ie size up/down, wider or narrower)? Thoughts on the different colors? Trying to decide between Brown Shell and Burgundy Shell.

Anyone really prefer the Alden LHS over the Patriots? Any chance to get these on sale in first quality any time soon?

TIA

Brown shell patriots are probably the only non 5 or 8-108 AE shoes I'd ever buy. Much lower price than cigar shell 986 (especially the seconds) and fits my foot better. Not a huge fan of AE's burgundy cordovan (someone earlier in the thread called it lobster, which I find is apt), but the brown is great.

 

Now if it was just unlined... 

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I bought my BB Park Ave's for $125 from the ShoeBank. I have them at the end of my legs today actually nod%5B1%5D.gif

 

That is a great deal!  Admittedly, I don't consider the BB versions myself, so I'm strictly referencing the regular AE models.  I don't like the Poron insole for reasons that I've mentioned in the past, but it's just personal preference, not preaching.  I also have an affinity for solid leather soles rather than the tap sole, though that's also specific to me.  There are many reasons that the tap sole is great to have available.     

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I received a Nordstrom's advertisement yesterday, and the Nuemok was included for $169.90. Not a bad deal considering seconds were on sale at the outlets last week for $159. The Nordstrom's sale starts July 19, although in the past they have started the sale about a week early for those with Nordstrom's credit cards.

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Some of the difference may be lighting, but the left definitely had more of a finish on it. Maybe all my work on the right brought out some of the true color #8. Comparing my other AE split toes, I also have a Bradley and Hancock purchased 15 - 20 years ago. The shell Bradley has a wider arch to the upper stitching. The Hancock is a little sleeker. Every time I consider retiring the old ones, I can't because the insole and heel/arch support are more comfortable than the newer AE insoles. My heel tends to sink more in some of the newer ones creating an uncomfortable ridge (and I weigh less now than I did wearing the old ones years ago). AE took one pair back as defective it was so bad...I do love its customer service.

 

 

 

 

Of course throwing a Delray into the mix makes them all look clunky, but I know some find the 8 last too narrow.


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I received a Nordstrom's advertisement yesterday, and the Nuemok was included for $169.90. Not a bad deal considering seconds were on sale at the outlets last week for $159. The Nordstrom's sale starts July 19, although in the past they have started the sale about a week early for those with Nordstrom's credit cards.

I was on the verge of ordering the Neumoks on the tent sale, I'm really glad I didn't. I can wait a few weeks. 

 

What else was included?

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Thoughts on the AE Patriot in Shell?

I don't have any shell, and I don't really wear loafers. But these may be a good seasonal shoe for me to give a try. I bought a pair of Verona's a while back from an AE store in both black and brown but they have gone unworn so far. Thinking about exchanging the brown ones and going for some Patriots instead. How do they fit versus the Verona (ie size up/down, wider or narrower)? Thoughts on the different colors? Trying to decide between Brown Shell and Burgundy Shell.

Anyone really prefer the Alden LHS over the Patriots? Any chance to get these on sale in first quality any time soon?

TIA

I purchased the brown and the burgundy shell patriots as seconds a few months back. They were around $360 for each pair. I was actually in the market for Alden LHS but $700 vs for $360 for seasonal casual shoes that look almost identical helped me go with AE. I'm extremely happy with my purchase!
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(i) No guarantee that PAs will be on sale (thought it's likely). If he wants them now, I don't honestly see a giant difference between paying 220 and 275. 

(ii) BBs current half-yearly prices puts it at exactly the same price as 20% off Nordstrom's. This is going to be BBs biggest sale for a few months. http://www.brooksbrothers.com/mens/shoes/0522,default,sc.html?prefn1=style&prefv1=Lace-Ups&prefn2=collection&prefv2=Allen%20Edmonds

(iii) Again, does he want them now or later? Seconds can also be hit or miss, and the returns process eats up time and can be a headache. Though for a model of the PAs popularity, this probably won't be the case. 

 

I was just answering the gentleman's question. If I was offering my advice, I'd say skip the PAs all together and find some AS or C&J benchgrades that have better proportions. Andrew Lock and Meermin are cheaper alternatives. 

 

Perhaps I need to be more clear:  if you do not know what you are talking about, do not give advice to others. 

 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Whoa!  I can't say I've ever been so fortunate as to find them that low.  The best I've ever seen for PA/FA is $199.00.  I am perfectly familiar with plenty of others going for lower, but the PA/FA always seem to be a bit higher when I am shopping.  When do you see them get that low?  I would whip out the wallet without hesitation at that price.    

 

As Tampa Travel indicated, the BB branded Park Avenue seconds regularly go on sale for $159 and, at times, for as low as $129.

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Originally Posted by shartmann View Post

I received a Nordstrom's advertisement yesterday, and the Nuemok was included for $169.90. Not a bad deal considering seconds were on sale at the outlets last week for $159. The Nordstrom's sale starts July 19, although in the past they have started the sale about a week early for those with Nordstrom's credit cards.

Perfect, thanks!

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I ordered a pair of seconds from the Shoe Bank, which I decided to return due to sizing (the "defect" was quite minor to my eye). I shipped them back, and they arrived back on June 7. I still haven't received a refund. I emailed the Shoe Bank yesterday with the tracking number, and they haven't responded.

Any suggestions on how to handle this?
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I'm thinking about getting these:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/allen-edmonds-randolph-loafer/2837088?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=60135789&fashionColor=Burgundy+Burnished+Calf&resultback=6755&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_17_A

Would be my first pair of AE's and first pair of loafers. How's the value I 'd be getting at $345? Anything better out there? I like the sleekness and color of this particular pair.
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Walnut Strands today.

 

 

 

Dat, is that you? Haha

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