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PSA: Cordovan sale starts on Feb 1st for $399.

What are the chances of scoring a cordovan strand in 10.5 when the sale starts? Pretty much have to just see what's there on feb 1?
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What are the chances of scoring a cordovan strand in 10.5 when the sale starts? Pretty much have to just see what's there on feb 1?

I assume this for seconds. Any sale on firsts?
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Originally Posted by Owlbass View Post

PSA: Cordovan sale starts on Feb 1st for $399.

What are the chances of scoring a cordovan strand in 10.5 when the sale starts? Pretty much have to just see what's there on feb 1?

Pretty damn slim. I remember the only cordovan Strand second in my size that I've seen on the website in the past 6 months disappeared in a day.
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What are the chances of scoring a cordovan strand in 10.5 when the sale starts? Pretty much have to just see what's there on feb 1?

Call your SA and see if there's any availability, it might not be on the site. You can also possibly put on a list and they might honor the sale price when they are available.

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Call your SA and see if there's any availability, it might not be on the site. You can also possibly put on a list and they might honor the sale price when they are available.

SA at my local retail location? I don't live near an outlet
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SA at my local retail location? I don't live near an outlet

You can just call any outlet location or the shoe bank. 

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Just wanted to make a suggestion. In addition to being sort of superior in a broad sense, I found the cord to fit differently also. I just don't fit the 79 last. I would need heel pads, etc - it just doesn't work. So I was disappointed with the Randolph. But....the cord Randolph fit like scary well, like someone had made me my own last. So I would say cord also affects fit, so if you can't get the strand, maybe try something that didn't quite work before.
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Looking at 10.5, albeit non-cord, you have some really great inexpensive options. Taormina, black shaker heights, Grayson pro just to name a few. So don't feel to bad. If I was 10.5 I'd be a happy guy with that inventory.
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Looking at 10.5, albeit non-cord, you have some really great inexpensive options. Taormina, black shaker heights, Grayson pro just to name a few. So don't feel to bad. If I was 10.5 I'd be a happy guy with that inventory.

I know, right? Those of us with abnormal widths always get shafted! I'm super jelly...
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I know, right? Those of us with abnormal widths always get shafted! I'm super jelly...

yeah... No homo
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Going old school today. This was AEs bourbon in the late 1990s - early 2000s. The Sanford.


Chris
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I too like those Suede Leeds from Club Monaco.  

 

I want to see the PTB Badlands that was done here a few months back.  

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Point taken.  Maybe a more accurate way to make my point is to say that I've come to believe that a casual and chunky monk is kind of a contradiction in terms, and the Warwick, to my eyes, is a much more attractive shoe than the Norwich.  Perhaps someday there will be room in AE's lineup for both.

TBH, I don't know much about monks.  Are they suppose to be strictly dressy like a balmoral?  I've always seen the Norwich as most similar to a plain toe blucher.  In this case though, the last/shape of the shoe dictates its use.  I don't see anything wrong with the Norwich design for those that prefer a more casual make up like a blucher.  I had a pair in brown shell a couple of years ago but returned them because the quality of the shell was humiliating for AE... I would not have paid a seconds price for them.  The shell had numerous imperfections and pock marks all over.  Almost opted for a calf version but didn't want to spend $350 for calf.  I personally like the idea of a somewhat casual monk to be worn with denim, wool, cords, etc...

 

[Edit: I don't mean to keep calling you out and not trying to be contentious.]

 

Formality-wise, a monk falls between a bal and a blucher.  I agree that a shoe with a split-reverse welt and a double sole is inherently a casual shoe.  I guess the Norwich is to me akin to the Neumok or the McTavish - shoes that try to mix elements of dressy and casual, and are therefore jacks of all trades but masters of none.  Having said that, I have both Neumoks and McTavishes and like them (even though I have open classifieds for my pairs :embar: ).

 

And, no offense taken!

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Going old school today. This was AEs bourbon in the late 1990s - early 2000s. The Sanford. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Chris

 

Boy, they really went easy on the burnishing wheel in those days.  Those basically look like straight-up walnut to me.  Could some of that effect be patina?

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