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Great shoe. Picked them up last year to wear for my wedding, got them as seconds.

Yea those were my first AE's.  I have the blue & green ones that I just ordered through the seconds sale on the way Monday.

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Anyone heard from Allison lately? I have like 3 or 4 emails into her over the last few weeks trying to complete an MTO. It shouldn't be this hard to give them my money...

She has been I talked to here on the phone twice last week. Do you need her direct number
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PSA for Toronto SF'rs:

Hudson Bay at Yorkdale has 2 pairs of Merlot Park Avenue in size 10D and 11D on sales for $150 each.
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What's wrong with buying AE shoes on sale? I've paid 300 for brooks brothers shoes when they had a 30% off in Toronto but still felt like full price haha.

I don't think I can pay full price when trying to amass the amount of shoes some of you guys have.
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The real issue is that I'm getting married in May, and beginning tomorrow the fiancee and I are fully integrating our finances. I've already reserved the brown shell Jeffersons from the 2nds sale, but I'm afraid those will be the last purchase for a looooong time.  

 

Gentleman with more experience....I call upon you to share your wisdom as to how one navigates this arrangement going forward. 

 

I'm not a fan of full integration.

 

We have one joint account as well as each has their own personal account and credit card. Every pay period an equal amount of money gets transferred from our personal accounts to the joint account, the joint account is where all of the bills comes out of, mortgage, utilities, retirement savings, education savings, insurance (house, car and life) as well as big purchases like car payments, vacations etc. What's left we divide evenly, she handles the food ~~ (as she's the chef in the family )and general household items, toiletries etc and I handle home maintenance, car maintenance (we both drive a lot) home upgrades and extra's like wine purchases or dinner out. So if it's in her budget she indulges in some extra's for meals etc, and as I like to do the car and home maintenance myself I reap the benefit of my labour, or decide what to pay others to do to recoup my time.

 

We manage our own budgets and leave each other to handle their own responsibilities so it's up to each of us to decide if we can have frivolities like a new pair of riding boots and a matching coat (her) or in my case a couple pairs of shell shoes. I've got most of the bills set up to be paid automatically, and as I work on a computer on a regular basis I keep an eye on them to make sure they're on track. After 7 years it's the most painless non-intrusive way of handling it, as I'm a planner and my wife prefers to handle things as they come.

 

On a related note, I'm thinking if black hills (5last) go on clearance I might inquire about a golden cxl mto with min-lug tread sole as a casual robust weekend shoe. To go along with my shell Leeds for more formal-casual events.

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What's wrong with buying AE shoes on sale? I've paid 300 for brooks brothers shoes when they had a 30% off in Toronto but still felt like full price haha.

I don't think I can pay full price when trying to amass the amount of shoes some of you guys have.

Nothing wrong with it in my book, i'm a bargain hunter anyways though.  You'd be surprised what type of gems you can get solely by browsing the clearance racks in Nordstrom.

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With my burgundy cordovan Leeds on the way this will be my first AE cordovan purchase. Do they cake on a lot of finish, should I be doing something when they come to help expose the natural beauty of the cordovan? I read somewhere that people were basically cleaning off some of the finish that AE puts on them.

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With my burgundy cordovan Leeds on the way this will be my first AE cordovan purchase. Do they cake on a lot of finish, should I be doing something when they come to help expose the natural beauty of the cordovan? I read somewhere that people were basically cleaning off some of the finish that AE puts on them.

I'm not quite sure why people try to take off the AE finish. It is certainly a bit duller than Alden shells out of the box, but you get get a nice shine on them with brushing and saphir cordovan cream (or renovateur/VSC). I've seen people take the finish off using renovateur or renomat. Either way, I've seen my shells develop a nice glow/shine with cordovan cream, brushing and wear. 

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Does anybody know how much calf Daltons and Mora 2.0s are going for in this seconds sale?  thanks in advance

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On a related note, I'm thinking if black hills (5last) go on clearance I might inquire about a golden cxl mto with min-lug tread sole as a casual robust weekend shoe. To go along with my shell Leeds for more formal-casual events.

 

That would be a sweet makeup.  I love my Black Hills.

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With my burgundy cordovan Leeds on the way this will be my first AE cordovan purchase. Do they cake on a lot of finish, should I be doing something when they come to help expose the natural beauty of the cordovan? I read somewhere that people were basically cleaning off some of the finish that AE puts on them.

I'm not quite sure why people try to take off the AE finish. It is certainly a bit duller than Alden shells out of the box, but you get get a nice shine on them with brushing and saphir cordovan cream (or renovateur/VSC). I've seen people take the finish off using renovateur or renomat. Either way, I've seen my shells develop a nice glow/shine with cordovan cream, brushing and wear. 

 

Seconded, although I haven't used any cream on mine yet and intend to only when absolutely necessary.  Try to Mac method (wipe with damp cloth, let dry, brush, then buff) them at least a little every time you wear them - at the end of the day, while they're still warm off your feet.  They'll develop beautifully over time.

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halfnhalfnhalf, amassing that collection of shoes in less than 2 years is quite insane (in the best way). May I inquire about what it is you do for a living? Also, are you originally from New Orleans?

 

:rotflmao:

 

Lawyer, self-employed.  And, divorced, so no one to tell me how to spend my "discretionary" income.  ;-)  Came to NO about two years after the storm.

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I asked shoebank the sale price of other shoes except advertised ones, but someone told me that he could not provide them for me until next week. But he mentioned that "Normal 2nds are 15% off except those with aggressive pricing already known."

 

Therefore, I guess Dalton will be 254$ (15% off from 299.00) and Mora 2.0 will be 229$(15% off from 269$).

 

By the way, it is my first posting here. My shoe sick has started from the last October. Now I have 3 pairs.

I am reading this thread, the shoesnob blog, put this on blog, dappered.com now. (Any other site you want to recommend?)

Actually this syndrome affects my real life but I can't help it. Even I started my own shoe blog mostly including translation of shoe information to my original language(=Korean. I would not leave the site address here since it is written Korean...).

I really want to have shell, but I don't think I can get them unless my salary raise significantly and my wife allow me to buy them...

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A quick cleanup of these today.  I was going to put them on e-bay, But I just decided I'd be better off keeping.  Just sharing the pics.

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Seconded, although I haven't used any cream on mine yet and intend to only when absolutely necessary.  Try to Mac method (wipe with damp cloth, let dry, brush, then buff) them at least a little every time you wear them - at the end of the day, while they're still warm off your feet.  They'll develop beautifully over time.

 

Sounds great! Thanks for the advice.

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