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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

I know you guys in here might be a little biased but I am looking for a suede shoe and I hear the Neumok is on for $149 during the factory second sale so I might see if they have a pair in my size. The problem is that I already have a couple of wingtips including both the Dalton and McAllister, should I hold out and MTO something in a PTB in suede or maybe get the Alden PTB?


Here is my collection of shoes, help guide my next shoe purchase... (not shown: BB Park Ave in Dark Brown, just bought from a member here)
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Maybe go for the suede Strand that just went on sale for $249?
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^ I got a list that has suede Strand seconds as $179. That's tough to pass up
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^ I got a list that has suede Strand seconds as $179. That's tough to pass up
Ohhhhh the Brogue suede???
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Haha!

BTW, mine too. I can't post pics from my phone anymore. Which is rather unfortunate. I normally go thru the mobile site...maybe I'll try Tapatalk.

Tif,

I can't post pics from my phone either. It looks like it's working. Takes a bit of time and then the message is just blank.

I also get ads over the quote button typically also. Drives me crazy.

-Mike
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Tif,

I can't post pics from my phone either. It looks like it's working. Takes a bit of time and then the message is just blank.

I also get ads over the quote button typically also. Drives me crazy.

-Mike
Dubs, I have the same exact issues! I guess I'll switch back to tapatalk.
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Originally Posted by tuckfro View Post
 

So, it seems that there are no Long Branch seconds in my size.  I ended up biting the bullet and ordering from the website.  I figure, I saved $100 on the Kenilworths I ordered locally, full retail for a boot I really want might just be worth it.  Can't wait until both pair come in!

My $99 Black Friday Long Branch seconds are by far the most comfortable AE's I have. I can't stop wearing them. 

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Haha!

BTW, mine too. I can't post pics from my phone anymore. Which is rather unfortunate. I normally go thru the mobile site...maybe I'll try Tapatalk.

I haven't been able to post pics from my phone for a couple of days, and it's been hit and miss from my computer. I think there is an issue with SFs website.
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^^ I seem to be Ok from my comp. Phone is a no go.
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My $99 Black Friday Long Branch seconds are by far the most comfortable AE's I have. I can't stop wearing them. 

Would they be as comfortable if they were $350 Full Retail firsts?

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Factory seconds for the strand is $269. Should I wait for a sale on them? Or just bite the bullet?

 

You may want to wait. You can often get the Brooks Brothers Strand for $159 or less when all BB seconds go on sale; not to mention 2 for $300 or 2 for $250 factory seconds sales that sometimes occur.

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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

Factory seconds for the strand is $269. Should I wait for a sale on them? Or just bite the bullet?

 

I noticed on the AE website that AE suede strands are on closeout with very few sizes left.  Not sure how the seconds inventory is, but they're gone once they're gone.

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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

^ I got a list that has suede Strand seconds as $179. That's tough to pass up

 

 

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Maybe go for the suede Strand that just went on sale for $249?

 

Great idea! Currently waiting to hear back about the list in my size

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

I noticed on the AE website that AE suede strands are on closeout with very few sizes left.  Not sure how the seconds inventory is, but they're gone once they're gone.

While the suede strands are great I already have the Kenilworth in brown, I want it in walnut so I have some variety.
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

You may want to wait. You can often get the Brooks Brothers Strand for $159 or less when all BB seconds go on sale; not to mention 2 for $300 or 2 for $250 factory seconds sales that sometimes occur.

Let's hope it's sooner than later for the sale. I'll keep an eye out.

Thanks Kentyman
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

Factory seconds for the strand is $269. Should I wait for a sale on them? Or just bite the bullet?

 

As you may know, the Strand is usually a featured shoe in the annual Nordstrum's Anniversary sale each July-August.  The walnut anyway. First quality Strands went for $219 in 2012 and $229 this year.  If it were me, I'd hold off for a sale on either 1sts or 2nd's.

 

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Pretty much... give or take.  The more conservative types will send them in when they are very soft and spongy feeling in the center, indicating that they are about to wear through.  The more liberal types will wait until they have a visible hole, sometimes dime sized or larger.  The high-end manufacturers tend to recommend sending them in using the sponginess indicator.  AE and the more economical brands will typically show visible holes with cork showing in their photos.

 

Personally, I monitor my shoes very carefully as they begin to turn spongy, and I immediately quit wearing them the day that I spot a hole (which usually means it's pin sized).  The longer you wear them after they reach that point, the greater your risk of insole/inseam damage, which is irreversible on any Goodyear-welted shoe manufactured by a company that won't replace the insole (which AE won't).  Inseam damage results from the canvas gemming being damaged by dirt/water that gets under the sole.  AE probably does some light or spot repair to the canvas if needed, but I sort of doubt that they will replace it entirely in the event of major failure like some companies will.  Once your shoes reach the spongy stage, I would try to be much more careful about wearing them in wet weather.

 

Years ago I mailed in a pair of black McAlisters for recrafting.  I had probably worn them for 15 years prior to that, entirely without shoe trees and only very rarely cleaning and polishing.  There were holes in each the size of quarters.

 

I got a handwritten note back in the mail saying "Regretfully, your only options are for us to return these to you 'as is' or we can give them a dignified burial here." :D
 

So, there is a limit to what even AE can accomplish.

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