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Originally Posted by Dr. D View Post

Is there a restocking fee if you return seconds to an outlet store? I haven't ordered seconds in at least 3-4 years and in reading through the thread I understand that return shipping is no longer free but I am not sure if there is any other fee for returns. I am considering ordering 2-3 different pairs and keeping the one that fits and looks the best while returning the others to the outlet about an hour away from me. Thanks

I believe there is not a fee If you return directly to an outlet store, only if you are mailing them in using their label.

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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post

If you don't own any loafers, I'd say that's a conspicuous hole in your wardrobe that needs filled.  I would fill it with burgundy Graysons, however, as you can match them with gray or khaki trousers (to go with the navy blazer and rep tie that I'm envisioning).

thanks. I'm generally not a loafer guy, and actually really not into tassels and kilties. But I fly 3 times a month, and perhaps slip-ons would come in handy at the airport. Also, I do have two burgundy shoes already, and zero black shell.

So, I would go with the black Leeds.  I own a pair, and they're reasonably versatile--but they are the perfect shoe for shell.  In my opinion, shell looks best with minimal adornment.  I'll not deny that shell Daltons, MacNeils, etc. are handsome--but I think the broguing and pinking interfere with the unique beauty of shell.  I have black Leeds and burgundy PAs.  The only other shell shoe I'm wanting is a Dundee in brown.  Shell looks best with minimal distraction: plain toe or cap toe.  (BTW, someone with deeper pockets than me needs to have all-shell Shaker Heights MTO; they would kill).

Yeah, Leeds seems like a good choice. Only thing is, my collection is already a little on the casual side. Hmmm. How dressy would a black Randolph be?

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I'd echo WICaniac. My first shell shoe was a black Leeds and I wear it at least every week or two. It's as versatile and gorgeous as a black informal shoe can be. I'm sorely tempted to pick up the burgundy version before the $299 shell seconds sale ends (to go with my other three pairs of shell, all burgundy).

Thanks!
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Does cleaning AE shell cordovan with a damp cloth leave color on the towel? Forgive me if this has already been discussed, but I already searched. Here is a picture of my towel after wiping my Dalton in burgundy shell. How worried should I be?

The left top rectangle was with water sprinkled, the right top rectangle was just dry wiping. This is the second time I''m cleaning these shoes in a year. I don't know if I'm removing the dye. I thought a slightly damp wipe was harmless to shell.

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Don't be worried. It's just polish/cream. AE cakes it on shell for some reason. Just takes time and effort to remove. It's not the color if the shell that's coming off.
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Don't be worried. It's just polish/cream. AE cakes it on shell for some reason. Just takes time and effort to remove. It's not the color if the shell that's coming off.

Thank you very much. You've no idea how relieved I now feel haha.
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Guys I'm thinking of one last MTO. I was hoping to find a alden cigar LWB but don't believe it's in the cards. So I might just do a dark brown MacNeil shell. I can't remember but isn't there some one here who has already done one.
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I'm generally not a loafer guy, and actually really not into tassels and kilties. But I fly 3 times a month, and perhaps slip-ons would come in handy at the airport. Also, I do have two burgundy shoes already, and zero black shell.

Yeah, Leeds seems like a good choice. Only thing is, my collection is already a little on the casual side. Hmmm. How dressy would a black Randolph be?
Thanks!

 

I didn't think I was into tassels and kilties until I saw how good they looked on black Manchesters on a colleague / friend who always wears them with nice Italian suits (knowing him, I assume bespoke) and on a SA wearing walnut Jermyns (which I mentioned just a few posts ago).  I won't try to convert you, but if you're looking for a dressy loafer, the Manchester is the way to go.

 

If you want something that's easy to slip in and out of at the airport, you can get any loafer you want--but I would add a third pair of burgundy shoes to your rotation before buying black Randolphs for no other reason than their versatility.  You can wear them with everything but black, whereas your choices for black loafers are much more limited.

 

I don't think black shell Randolphs are dressier than black shell Leeds.  A tie, maybe, but the Leeds will showcase the shell much better.

 

Having said all that, shell shoes are needful things, not needed things.  It's not merely a matter of personal taste but of personal temptation.  If you're going to give in, get what your heart desires.

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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

Guys I'm thinking of one last MTO. I was hoping to find a alden cigar LWB but don't believe it's in the cards. So I might just do a dark brown MacNeil shell. I can't remember but isn't there some one here who has already done one.

 

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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Just got back my fifth avenues from the cobbler to replace the heels. By default, the fifth ave. has a black heel but my cobbler painted my heel area dark brown, the same color as my uppers.

Does this make the shoe less formal?
Your heel is a different color than your sole edges now? If your uppers are brown, I don't see an issue with your heels being brown. I think the sole edge/heel match is more of an issue.
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

sorry, deleted

I think those are crockett and jones
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Your heel is a different color than your sole edges now? If your uppers are brown, I don't see an issue with your heels being brown. I think the sole edge/heel match is more of an issue.

 




Basically, my whole shoe is brown. Originally, the sole edge and heel edge were all black and the upper leather is dark brown), but since my cobbler replaced my heels, he also took the liberty to paint the sole edge and heel edge brown.

He did a great job painting it, but I'm not sure if its a good thing to have no contrast for a brown shoe. A black captoe is typically all black (all parts of the shoe), now just picture my brown captoe, which is all brown....
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The Eagle County dropped to $167 under the Clearance section.  Looks like those still waiting to place a MTO on this style may be able to get an even better deal!

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF9412_1_40000000001_-1_

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I know we sort of complain the Restocking Fee...but imagine if AE told us we couldn't resell our shoes on eBay...

 

http://www.businessinsider.com/lululemons-resell-policy-bans-customers-2014-2

 

 

How crazy is that?

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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

The Eagle County dropped to $167 under the Clearance section.  Looks like those still waiting to place a MTO on this style may be able to get an even better deal!

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF9412_1_40000000001_-1_

Allison informed me this week that she's no longer able to honor clearance prices when I inquired about an MTO Promontory Point. So it appears that the Eagle County can't be MTO'd at $167 now.
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post


Allison informed me this week that she's no longer able to honor clearance prices when I inquired about an MTO Promontory Point. So it appears that the Eagle County can't be MTO'd at $167 now.

ah, it was only a matter of time. 

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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

The Eagle County dropped to $167 under the Clearance section.  Looks like those still waiting to place a MTO on this style may be able to get an even better deal!
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If only it wasn't on a tough last to fit.
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Your heel is a different color than your sole edges now? If your uppers are brown, I don't see an issue with your heels being brown. I think the sole edge/heel match is more of an issue.

 



Basically, my whole shoe is brown. Originally, the sole edge and heel edge were all black and the upper leather is dark brown), but since my cobbler replaced my heels, he also took the liberty to paint the sole edge and heel edge brown.

He did a great job painting it, but I'm not sure if its a good thing to have no contrast for a brown shoe. A black captoe is typically all black (all parts of the shoe), now just picture my brown captoe, which is all brown....

He may have made it better IMO. I don't think that brown and black have any business together. Maybe it doesn't look right though, depending on the shade of brown the sole edges are. Without seeing it, I don't think I have any issues with it.
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Originally Posted by WICaniac View Post
 

 

I didn't think I was into tassels and kilties until I saw how good they looked on black Manchesters on a colleague / friend who always wears them with nice Italian suits (knowing him, I assume bespoke) and on a SA wearing walnut Jermyns (which I mentioned just a few posts ago).  I won't try to convert you, but if you're looking for a dressy loafer, the Manchester is the way to go.

 

If you want something that's easy to slip in and out of at the airport, you can get any loafer you want--but I would add a third pair of burgundy shoes to your rotation before buying black Randolphs for no other reason than their versatility.  You can wear them with everything but black, whereas your choices for black loafers are much more limited.

 

I don't think black shell Randolphs are dressier than black shell Leeds.  A tie, maybe, but the Leeds will showcase the shell much better.

 

Having said all that, shell shoes are needful things, not needed things.  It's not merely a matter of personal taste but of personal temptation.  If you're going to give in, get what your heart desires.

Sage advice. In the clear-headed light of day, I realize that my heart truly desires neither. My wallet thanks you.

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