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Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post
 

Hey y'all,

I apologize if I'm posting this in the wrong thread, but can you tell me when the best time of the year is to buy Park Ave's & McAllister's? and from who? I'd like to get another pair of Park Ave's in black & Chili and a McAllister in Merlot. I JUST noticed they recently kicked up the price. I don't mind getting second quality shoes if you fellas know where to get them.

 

I'd look real hard at the current shell sale, and, the additional of black Park Aves for $325 would be difficult to overlook. (shoebank.com)


There is a big (RDA) sale coming at the end of this month, 15% or more off.

 

The shell sale can upgrade your look fast,

although it may be a tad addictive, be warned.  

 

$325 sounds high for a pair of seconds, but you would double that for a pair of firsts.

 

Edit: slow to the draw!

post #49127 of 70737
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@mdubs Thanks, man.

@rostov Thanks!

@random-adam Thanks as well

 

Is there a discernable difference between seconds & firsts? I have a few seconds and don't notice anything myself.

 

It really depends. I seem to have worse luck than others. I've gotten:

 

  • Shoes with no discernible flaws
  • Shoes with defective grain or burnishing
  • Shoes with misplaced hole punches for stitching (in this case, the holes caused no structural risk and was well-concealed)
  • Shoes with rips and tears!!
  • Shoes with the wrong heel stiffener, aka heel-counter!!  (Actually, AE didn't detect this flaw... the flaw that made it a second was burnishing, AE accepted this particular return despite the shoe being worn)
  • Shoes with the toe-cap basically destroyed and the shoe unwearable (I was told this shouldn't have even been sent to me, although @peppercorn78 had previously been sent the very same pair and told it wouldn't go back into stock)

 

EDIT: for further information and clarity, I figure I might as well list some issues I've had with firsts:

 

  • Shoes with heels separating and/or falling off within a month of wear.
  • Shoes with rips and tears
  • Odd leather rippling around ankle
  • Shoes with defective grain or burnishing

 

In my experience, the main difference is that problems are *expected* on seconds and when they happen on firsts, AE is much more willing to work with you to repair or replace the item.

post #49128 of 70737
Bourbon Strands yesterday on the plane, burgundy Cambridge for tonight's wedding, have a great weekend guys!

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Congrats bro!!!!! You did it!!!

(And you know where to send 'em if they don't fit) wink.gif

 

Also, AE is solid, awesome, etc. I was told that normally the shoebank cannot ship from the Italian store, but apparently Paul gave it a pass considering the rarity and awesomeness of the makeup.

 

 

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Bourbon Strands yesterday on the plane, burgundy Cambridge for tonight's wedding, have a great weekend guys!

Great looking shoe! But even better watch. Nice PAM112 on a Gunny 74 serie strap!

post #49131 of 70737
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Great looking shoe! But even better watch. Nice PAM112 on a Gunny 74 serie strap!

Thanks! Always in with the keen eye my man, but that's the (overpriced) Wotancraft Legend 74. The Gunny would have been a far smarter purchase, but the Legend was a holiday present from my wife who had previously seen me researching the "74" options.

Reverso tonight. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Just pulled the trigger on burgundy dundees through the sale. Over the 9 months I've gone from no AE shoes to black park aves, brown rutledge, bourbon strands, tan addisons, and now these. My gf commented that her anniversary present better be good.
post #49133 of 70737
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Thanks! Always in with the keen eye my man, but that's the (overpriced) Wotancraft Legend 74. The Gunny would have been a far smarter purchase, but the Legend was a holiday present from my wife who had previously seen me researching the "74" options.

Reverso tonight. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Haha my bad, I hope I didn't offend :embar:

 

Love the watches CMT1, are you a member of TWAT? I keep lurking there but havent posted.

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Haha my bad, I hope I didn't offend shog%5B1%5D.gif

Love the watches CMT1, are you a member of TWAT? I keep lurking there but havent posted.

Absolutely zero offense my man, the day anybody gets offended by a misidentified watch strap vendor should be that person's last day on the Internet. biggrin.gif

I am always in that thread as well, but mostly lurk unless I have something to contribute.
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are you a member of TWAT?

Ha.

Sorry. Carry on.
post #49136 of 70737
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I just received confirmation of my "legendary" order... a brand new, second-quality pair of Daltons... in Walnut Shell Cordovan!

 

I'll pay $375+ tax...

 

Are you an 11E by any chance???

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Are you an 11E by any chance???

 

Yes, or I'll pretend to be. This is the 11E that has been on riposo in Italy. I've been ordering 10.5EEE, but I can pull off 11E on the 511 last.

 

 

Also, I thank @New Shoes1 for bringing this shoe to my attention!

post #49138 of 70737
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Yes, or I'll pretend to be. This is the 11E that has been on riposo in Italy. I've been ordering 10.5EEE, but I can pull off 11E on the 511 last.

 

 

Also, I thank @New Shoes1 for bringing this shoe to my attention!

 

I tried to nab it a few days ago with no luck.  @NewShoes1's post alerted me to it as well.  Jeffersonville tried, but with no success. 

 

Just tried again and it was gone!  Figured it must have been same as your conquest.

 

Congrats!  Be sure to let me know if it doesn't fit!

post #49139 of 70737
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Yes, or I'll pretend to be. This is the 11E that has been on riposo in Italy. I've been ordering 10.5EEE, but I can pull off 11E on the 511 last.

 

 

Also, I thank @New Shoes1 for bringing this shoe to my attention!

 



You should have imported all of them. Theres a Walnut Strand 10E and Truffle McAlister 11.5E. The McAlister is the only one I could pull off but I think it'd be a bit redundant with my Brown shell Jefferson. Good score and price though. I think all those are 2nds. Not sure where I heard that though.
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Originally Posted by rostov View Post
 

 

Yes, or I'll pretend to be. This is the 11E that has been on riposo in Italy. I've been ordering 10.5EEE, but I can pull off 11E on the 511 last.

 

 

Also, I thank @New Shoes1 for bringing this shoe to my attention!

 



You should have imported all of them. Theres a Walnut Strand 10E and Truffle McAlister 11.5E. The McAlister is the only one I could pull off but I think it'd be a bit redundant with my Brown shell Jefferson. Good score and price though. I think all those are 2nds. Not sure where I heard that though.

Walnut Strand in 10 E? Who do I talk to to snag that?

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