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Over the weekend purchased my first pair of AE's at Nordstrom--"McAllister"(BLK). Also ordered the matching AE Manistee belt (to be shipped).

 

Have to say that I like them MUCH better then the Salvatore Ferragamos that I had recently purchased. In fact I like the AE's so much that I went back to Neiman Marcus and returned the SF's (which were priced $115 higher!).

Prepare for the addiction to start.

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I'm up to 9 pairs of Shell. smile.gif

 

That is more than enough Shell Cordovan already! :-)

 

Uh, @mdubs, aren't you up to like 40 pairs now?  :fistbump:  

 

21 pairs here, one of which I need to unload (9.5 E Norwich, seconds, lightly worn, in case anyone's interested). 

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Uh, @mdubs, aren't you up to like 40 pairs now?  :fistbump:  

 

21 pairs here, one of which I need to unload (9.5 E Norwich, seconds, lightly worn, in case anyone's interested). 

 

LoL, I am not sure exactly how many, but probably on the order of 50... I have a queue of shoes that I am offloading though... :-)

 

-Mike

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whats the best way to get a good deal on AEs?  Ebay or from the website clearance?  

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whats the best way to get a good deal on AEs?  Ebay or from the website clearance?  

 

There are a few ways, AE typically has two big sales a year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall (I think). You can also go for factory seconds, sometimes the clearance section has killer deals, and then of course eBay has some gems pop up occasionally...

 

-Mike

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Incorporating 50 shoes into a rotation has to be difficult. I keep meaning to downsize but cannot decide on what to sell and what to keep. Additionally I believe I would have instantaneous sellers remorse.
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Incorporating 50 shoes into a rotation has to be difficult. I keep meaning to downsize but cannot decide on what to sell and what to keep. Additionally I believe I would have instantaneous sellers remorse.

 

No doubt, I am up to about 15 pairs and feel guilty when something gets neglected. I think my walnut McAllisters have gone almost a month without being worn which is not ok with me haha.

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Uh, @mdubs
, aren't you up to like 40 pairs now?  fistbump.gif   

21 pairs here, one of which I need to unload (9.5 E Norwich, seconds, lightly worn, in case anyone's interested). 

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LoL, I am not sure exactly how many, but probably on the order of 50... I have a queue of shoes that I am offloading though... :-)

-Mike

I just counted and I have 32 pair of shoes across AE, Alden, & Carmina. Of course this number does not include sneakers, sandles, ect… It's really too many but I have trouble when deciding to sell a pair. I like them all. I've sold shoes in the past and I almost always regret it (i.e. the Alden Ravello LWB). On top of that there are still several styles that I want. I'm not sure it will ever end.
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I had my first experience ordering something from the new shoe bank website.  I just got a pair of 12E Ashbury seconds boots in tan that came from the Charleston, SC store.  They look and fit great.  Two thumbs way up for the service provided by the shoebank and the Charleston store.

I live about 2 hours from that outlet and I've visited there many times. I really love Charleston, You should visit if you are ever in the area.
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Can someone give me a rundown on the top 5-7 pairs of must haves?  I have 2 and they are my best shoe.  I'll buy more, but too many choices and colors.  Can someone give me a standard 5-7 pairs of must haves and hopefully where to buy them?  (ebay, online, sales etc)

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Can someone give me a rundown on the top 5-7 pairs of must haves?  I have 2 and they are my best shoe.  I'll buy more, but too many choices and colors.  Can someone give me a standard 5-7 pairs of must haves and hopefully where to buy them?  (ebay, online, sales etc)

What are your 2?
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Hey all am looking buying the shaker heights tonight, in aus so can't go into a store so seeing what experience people have had with the sizing given the last it's on . Am a 10 1/2 D in park avenues as a comparison
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Here are a few of the top AE styles:

Park Avenue
Strand
McAllister
Dalton
MacNeil
Leeds
Grayson

Those styles are all in the top sellers for AE and you really can't go wrong. The downside is they don't go on sale very often.

There are a lot if great places to buy them, just depends on what you are looking for. If you can hold out for outlet sales those are usually a good time to stock up. I also carry a small stock of AEs for sale here and on eBay. I may have something in your size so just shoot me a message if you are interested.
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Can someone give me a rundown on the top 5-7 pairs of must haves?  I have 2 and they are my best shoe.  I'll buy more, but too many choices and colors.  Can someone give me a standard 5-7 pairs of must haves and hopefully where to buy them?  (ebay, online, sales etc)


No need to reinvent the wheel.  Check this excellent thread:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/338954/streamlined-shoe-wardrobe

 

In Post #1 Manton provides his own top 6:

 

The list:

1) Black stitch caps. For funerals, job interviews, Important Meetings, and whenever you must be the ne plus ultra of CBD

 

2) Brown punch caps. The ultimate suit shoe, gorgeous and goes with virtually everything; could sub this one for a brown half or full brogue

 

3) A thick-soled blucher or longwing in brown textured calf or burg shell. Think the foo shoe, ed's Dinelackers, JL Russell, or one of those Vass $hitkickers. Perfect for any fall/winter odd jacket and good with most fall/winter suits

 

4) Tan monks. Good for summer suits or odd jackets, wearable the rest of the year

 

5) #8 shell or mink suede loafers. Dark enough for a blazer, grays and a white shirt but also colorful enough for day; better than lace-ups for most no-tie outfits

 

6) Tobacco suede oxford: goes with all suits from Labor Day to Memorial Day; wear it with odd jackets as long as I don't see you.

 

He immediately amended it to include a pair of cheap dirty bucks since the original list was tilted a bit toward fall/winter.

 

Of course, it is also skewed toward a "coat & tie every day" work dress code.  In any event, it seems a great starting point for anyone, including folks with more casual needs.

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Wearing the AE Parliament in saddle brown today. Very limited production, not seen very often. On the 678 last which is perfect for my high instep and rubber executive sole for the rain today. And I'm wearing my OKC Thunder socks for tonight's home game.


Chris
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