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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

So, I ordered a pair of walnut Sanfords over 6 weeks ago during the 20% off clearance sale. It was supposed to be delivered last week. But, for some reason FedEx "lost" my package. I called AE Customer Service and they filed a claim for it. They will also send me another pair, but the Sanford has already been discontinued, and they want me to choose another model -- up to $365 worth. Any suggestions which I should go for? So far, I have suede Strands and black PAs.

Thanks

Clifton
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

So, I ordered a pair of walnut Sanfords over 6 weeks ago during the 20% off clearance sale. It was supposed to be delivered last week. But, for some reason FedEx "lost" my package. I called AE Customer Service and they filed a claim for it. They will also send me another pair, but the Sanford has already been discontinued, and they want me to choose another model -- up to $365 worth. Any suggestions which I should go for? So far, I have suede Strands and black PAs.

Thanks

Are they offering you $365 credit or simply another full-price standard dress shoe model? If it's the former, id spring for the Jeffersons, as it's a step up in quality and discounted by over 100$.
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Originally Posted by LEgoiste View Post

 

Thanks for all your suggestions! My first choice were McAllisters. :p

Or maybe I should wait for the next sale on April 11th and hope that cordovans will go down @ $365. :D

 

 

Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Are they offering you $365 credit or simply another full-price standard dress shoe model? If it's the former, id spring for the Jeffersons, as it's a step up in quality and discounted by over 100$.

 

Sorry, I believe somebody gave a tip a few pages back that the Jeffersons, not cordovans, are going to be on sale for $350 this April 11th. So, I will wait 'til this Friday and ask for walnut Jeffersons as replacement for my order that was lost in the mail.

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Originally Posted by Chinasky View Post

Hello AEs enthusiasts!

I just purchased my first pair (Strand, bourbon color) off EBay, and they are great! I was wondering, there is probably a few Canadians here, do you know where I can purchase AEs shoe care products in Canada (online anywhere, in person in the Montreal region)?

I would especially like to get the Bourbon color polish (also maybe their shoe trees), but 30$ to deliver a 9$ tube from the official website is a bit stiff...

If there is no such place, what would you recommend I use on my Strands? Is there some kind of neutral cream/polish I could use instead, or is there a close-matching color from a competitor?

Thank you!

There's nothing wrong with using Kiwi and Moneysworth & Best products. They can be purchased at shoe repair shops and even some groceries eek.gif
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Thinking of ordering the strands in cordovan. 8 week delivery time. Will my credit card only be charged once the shoes ship?

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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post
 

 

Yea, those were the days . . .

 

Really this is where I am coming from, but I can absolutely appreciate new movements in fashion as well. However, I always appreciate them within the context of where it has come from. In fact this is why I like AE so much. They are true to their roots and yet still try to offer ingenuity.

 

Additionally, do you dress for others, or for yourself? If for others, why aren't you just wearing sneakers and T-shirts like the rest of them? Why do you even buy leather shoes to begin with? If for yourself, does your interest in leather shoes extend into other clothing as well? Why or why not?

 

I dress for myself, and as such, I KNOW that these shoes are "wrong." In fact I can appreciate my own little attempt at dressing well within the context of menswear as a tradition and when I feel like I pull off bals and an odd jacket, I am pretty proud. Of course nobody else knows. Heck, when I dress up in chinos, a knit tie, and a cotton unstructured jacket people ask me why I am wearing a "suit." They clearly don't know any of the subtleties that I have become familiar with. However, it is within those subtleties that I find the greatest joy in experimenting with this whole menswear thing. I can geek out and match my "casual bals" with patterned wool trousers, an ocbd, and an unstructured soft shouldered jacket and KNOW that my gear looks coherent because they are all in the same formality territory.

 

Some of the biggest fit failures come from incoherent combinations where people who have no clue what the rules ever were and why they were that way to begin with try and get dressed. Leather shoes belong with certain clothing. Just like suits need certain shirts and workout shorts need certain shoes.

 

Well said and yes I am wearing these for myself and while I love to learn about what goes with what in a proper manner from trolling the other threads on these boards that whole correct part is just not me. Not yet anyway....this forum is having a bad effect on me as I started looking for twill pants....

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HI Chinasky, how long is the drive from Montreal down to NY state? Just asking, as I live in greater Vancouver, and I'm lucky as for me the drive to the border is only 20 min. I have shipments from AE, Amazon, eBay, etc go to a mailbox I have there, and I simply pick them up when convenient for me. Saves me a TON on shipping cost. J

 

Hello Pudman. Actually I am about 40 mins from the border, maybe I should consider a mailbox ... what is the price for something like that?

 

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I too am lucky enough to be able to zip across the border from the Vancouver area to pick up packages in WA. But my first thought when I read your post was "wow, someone in Montreal with nice shoes!" I was in Montreal for a business trip in January, and took a pair of Bayfields and RedWings freshly treated with HDLP, and a pair of walnut Strands for the one formal event in the hotel we were staying at. One thing I noticed in the salty, snowy, slushy weather there, EVERYONE has crappy shoes! Sitting at the bar in our hotel, glanced down the row of guys sitting there, was a guy in full-on suit and tie, nice overcoat hanging behind him, but shoes that looked like they belonged on a homeless person! No kidding. The winter weather must destroy footwear. On the west coast, a day or two of snow a year, sorrounded by 5 months of rain, keeps our sidewalks and streets clean. All we really need is topy's. So it's great to see you prove my theory wrong. Rock those Strands in Montreal!! And good luck finding shoe care products close to home - with the damaging effects of your climate, someone must carry a good selection.

 

Haha, indeed our weather is terrible for shoes, especially the salt they put everywhere to melt the snow. That being said, a good pair of overshoes/galoshes will effectively protect your shoes around here. Unfortunately they also look terrible, so forget about looking good outside. Montrealers don't wear them around much though (it was much more popular a generation or two ago), most prefer to buy cheap shoes and change them every year ...

 

Thanks for the tips! No luck for AEs product in Canada then ... you guys know of a company that has a leather cream similar to AEs bourbon?


Cheers,

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I have a pair of Walnut Jefferson's on the way and Mora 2.0 Bourbon so thinking I can unload the Walnut MacNeil's and Bourbon Fifth Ave's... any reason I should hang on to them? There is no suit pairing issues or cares on my part with what I wear Bals or Blutcher's with.

 

Just trying to get my shoe rotation(excluding boots) down to about 15 pair over the next few months.

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Originally Posted by Chinasky View Post

Hello Pudman. Actually I am about 40 mins from the border, maybe I should consider a mailbox ... what is the price for something like that?


Haha, indeed our weather is terrible for shoes, especially the salt they put everywhere to melt the snow. That being said, a good pair of overshoes/galoshes will effectively protect your shoes around here. Unfortunately they also look terrible, so forget about looking good outside. Montrealers don't wear them around much though (it was much more popular a generation or two ago), most prefer to buy cheap shoes and change them every year ...

Thanks for the tips! No luck for AEs product in Canada then ... you guys know of a company that has a leather cream similar to AEs bourbon?


Cheers,

I just sent you a PM. Check it out.
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Anyone successfully darkened AE shell cordovan before?

I have a pair of burgundy shell Macneils on the way and would prefer them to be darker.
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Originally Posted by Chinasky View Post
 

 

Hello Pudman. Actually I am about 40 mins from the border, maybe I should consider a mailbox ... what is the price for something like that?

 

 

Haha, indeed our weather is terrible for shoes, especially the salt they put everywhere to melt the snow. That being said, a good pair of overshoes/galoshes will effectively protect your shoes around here. Unfortunately they also look terrible, so forget about looking good outside. Montrealers don't wear them around much though (it was much more popular a generation or two ago), most prefer to buy cheap shoes and change them every year ...

 

Thanks for the tips! No luck for AEs product in Canada then ... you guys know of a company that has a leather cream similar to AEs bourbon?


Cheers,

 

The approach I've used is to have the products thrown in when I order the shoe (trees, polish, conditioner etc.). If you're looking for a polish within Canada consider Leatherfoot. They are a member here and they carry a decent variety of shoe care products. I've been pleased with their service. 

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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

1) Strand or McAllister in Walnut and why?
2) how are you doing these MTOs? I don't see an option on the site. What are typical price ranges and delivery estimates?

AE MTO info can be found here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/381983/the-allen-edmonds-mto-thread/
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

I have a pair of Walnut Jefferson's on the way and Mora 2.0 Bourbon so thinking I can unload the Walnut MacNeil's and Bourbon Fifth Ave's... any reason I should hang on to them? There is no suit pairing issues or cares on my part with what I wear Bals or Blutcher's with.

Just trying to get my shoe rotation(excluding boots) down to about 15 pair over the next few months.

Walnut calf MacNeils? What size?
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Hmm since I can't seem to find the Alden natural chromexcel LWB in my size, I might consider the web gem MacNeils. Can I MTO a web gem (dang 6.5EEE feet!)?

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Walnut calf MacNeils? What size?

Yes calf walnut, 13D
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