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Originally Posted by ayoungs View Post

I'm wondering if you guys have seen pricing differences between the outlets (or maybe sales agents)?  I experienced that today between outlets, it was about a $40 difference (on a $149 closeout, same shoe).
Just curious as I may lean to using one outlet vs. the other. However, I must admit that the two (Shoebank and Jeffersonville) that I've been using have booth treated me well none the less.

I've found sometimes that the Tanger outlets have featured sale styles that the shoe bank won't. For instance, back during the RDA, JVille was selling Kenilworth for 149, and the shoe bank had it for 179...
Edited by peppercorn78 - 2/16/14 at 5:41pm
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Thanks a lot to everyone who has seen my pic of *factory seconds* being so bad ..

I took it to nearest cobbler and was told that striation on leather will not go away simply by polishing given that it is a stretch that is already done on leather. Given that the mark is so visible on normal eye-level, I think I will put this shoe aside and maybe sell it locally on low price given the steep return shipping fee..

 

Anyways, I just wanted to share that someone from AE did note me that most defect arise from color walnut. They also admitted that walnut shows more noticeable defects and much more visible to eye-level compared to other color. What this means is that with the same level of consideration of shoe being *second*, walnut may seem worse than other colors, but they will still be categorized and sold as seconds and not defect. 

 

He/she did tell me that they would be happy to find replacement when they receive their pair from me but given the volume of orders for seconds he told me this cannot be done at this time.

 

I really love the color walnut, but if I ever go back on purchasing AE, I don't think I will buy walnut on seconds :\ haha

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Originally Posted by namgungh View Post
 

Thanks a lot to everyone who has seen my pic of *factory seconds* being so bad ..

I took it to nearest cobbler and was told that striation on leather will not go away simply by polishing given that it is a stretch that is already done on leather. Given that the mark is so visible on normal eye-level, I think I will put this shoe aside and maybe sell it locally on low price given the steep return shipping fee..

 

Anyways, I just wanted to share that someone from AE did note me that most defect arise from color walnut. They also admitted that walnut shows more noticeable defects and much more visible to eye-level compared to other color. What this means is that with the same level of consideration of shoe being *second*, walnut may seem worse than other colors, but they will still be categorized and sold as seconds and not defect. 

 

He/she did tell me that they would be happy to find replacement when they receive their pair from me but given the volume of orders for seconds he told me this cannot be done at this time.

 

I really love the color walnut, but if I ever go back on purchasing AE, I don't think I will buy walnut on seconds :\ haha

 

 

Sorry for your bad experience. I do think, however, that it is the exception, not the rule. I have an embarrassing number of AE Seconds and have not had to return a single one. It can be hit or miss, but based on my own experience and seeing the pics on here, I think is more often a hit

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Did some polishing on a few pairs...

Haight, Strand, Madison Ave. and Neumora.

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Late pic.
Wore a classic for Valentine's day.
post #38901 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post

Can anyone comment on sizing for the amok? I'm 12D tts in the 1-511. 12D would be ok for the amok, or should I be looking for something else?

Fit is very narrow, much narrower than a pair of Park Avenues. Length is normal but I would suggest going one size wider than what you would normally wear.

The Amok is OK but the suede at the toe box is wearing at a faster rate than the rest of the shoe so I will probably not spend the money to get it resoled. The toe box has a harder cap to give it some structure and I have noticed that the suede there wears thinner after brushing it after wears. Allen Edmonds said that they could not do anything about it if I sent it in for a resole / refinish. I have had the shoes for about a year and a half and they only cost $125 so I got some good use out of them.
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Originally Posted by Nine Miler View Post

Did some polishing on a few pairs...

Haight, Strand, Madison Ave. and Neumora.

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8B7DA5D5-372B-4A44-B39E-1044D6278B31.jpg

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Beautiful collections...Clear that I really like a lot!

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Thank you, Gianni.
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Originally Posted by namgungh View Post

Thanks a lot to everyone who has seen my pic of *factory seconds* being so bad ..
I took it to nearest cobbler and was told that striation on leather will not go away simply by polishing given that it is a stretch that is already done on leather. Given that the mark is so visible on normal eye-level, I think I will put this shoe aside and maybe sell it locally on low price given the steep return shipping fee..

Anyways, I just wanted to share that someone from AE did note me that most defect arise from color walnut. They also admitted that walnut shows more noticeable defects and much more visible to eye-level compared to other color. What this means is that with the same level of consideration of shoe being *second*, walnut may seem worse than other colors, but they will still be categorized and sold as seconds and not defect. 

He/she did tell me that they would be happy to find replacement when they receive their pair from me but given the volume of orders for seconds he told me this cannot be done at this time.

I really love the color walnut, but if I ever go back on purchasing AE, I don't think I will buy walnut on seconds :\ haha

agree with subutai that one should not just write off walnut. I've gotten two pairs of seconds in walnut (and seen countless others from users in this thread) and none had defects like that.

I also dont quite agree with your cobbler. Those areas may have been stretched and are left with less pigment, but cream polish has more pigment in it and should add some color to them over time.
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Originally Posted by rc121 View Post

agree with subutai that one should not just write off walnut. I've gotten two pairs of seconds in walnut (and seen countless others from users in this thread) and none had defects like that.

I also dont quite agree with your cobbler. Those areas may have been stretched and are left with less pigment, but cream polish has more pigment in it and should add some color to them over time.

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Originally Posted by namgungh View Post

Thanks a lot to everyone who has seen my pic of *factory seconds* being so bad ..
I took it to nearest cobbler and was told that striation on leather will not go away simply by polishing given that it is a stretch that is already done on leather. Given that the mark is so visible on normal eye-level, I think I will put this shoe aside and maybe sell it locally on low price given the steep return shipping fee..

Anyways, I just wanted to share that someone from AE did note me that most defect arise from color walnut. They also admitted that walnut shows more noticeable defects and much more visible to eye-level compared to other color. What this means is that with the same level of consideration of shoe being *second*, walnut may seem worse than other colors, but they will still be categorized and sold as seconds and not defect. 

He/she did tell me that they would be happy to find replacement when they receive their pair from me but given the volume of orders for seconds he told me this cannot be done at this time.

I really love the color walnut, but if I ever go back on purchasing AE, I don't think I will buy walnut on seconds :\ haha

I really believe that I could fix those to make them look more even. Buy a can of Meltonian and try it. Apply the cream liberally and let the leather absorb it. I would do several coats like this polishing in between.
post #38906 of 70737
The new Rush Street looks nice...

Basically Strand with natural CXL upper and a Dainite sole?
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I wish AE would use cxl for the Leeds and McNeil. Those are Alden's most popular cxl models and it would be nice to have an AE option...especially in the golden brown!
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

I wish AE would use cxl for the Leeds and McNeil. Those are Alden's most popular cxl models and it would be nice to have an AE option...especially in the golden brown!


+1

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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

I wish AE would use cxl for the Leeds and McNeil. Those are Alden's most popular cxl models and it would be nice to have an AE option...especially in the golden brown!
MTO!
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Originally Posted by DNSamurai View Post

 

- He knows there is strong demand for the non-traditional shell variations (walnut, truffle, cappuccino, etc), but there just isn't any to be had. However, they are constantly working on getting some, and when they do it'll be a webgem. He said it's not likely to happen this year, but 2015 is a real possibility.

 

Wood.

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