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Holy crap, you weren't kidding - those were firsts.  Nice job my friend, they are awesome indeed.


Trust me, I carefully look at every pair of AE within 1/2 size of my brannock size every time I'm at the Rack. Almost everything isn't worth buying (overpriced seconds or really really beat up seconds), but occasionally you find something really cool.

 

Recently I found a pair of wingtips that appeared to be black McAllisters, but they had a Poron insole, a Dainite sole, and were called "Cooke". Had a faint seconds stamp, but could not find a single flaw on either shoe. Tried to inquire about the style (4996) but found nothing. Apparently it was an international style that never got off the ground into full production, so they marked them all as seconds and sent them to the Rack. They were also $169 and are now my beater shoes for days when the ground is wet or gross.

 

They're quite nice (the creasing is from me wearing them a few times already - they were pristine when I bought them). Pics of these Cooke are below.

 

 

 

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Trust me, I carefully look at every pair of AE within 1/2 size of my brannock size every time I'm at the Rack. Almost everything isn't worth buying (overpriced seconds or really really beat up seconds), but occasionally you find something really cool.

 

Recently I found a pair of wingtips that appeared to be black McAllisters, but they had a Poron insole, a Dainite sole, and were called "Cooke". Had a faint seconds stamp, but could not find a single flaw on either shoe. Tried to inquire about the style (4996) but found nothing. Apparently it was an international style that never got off the ground into full production, so they marked them all as seconds and sent them to the Rack. They were also $169 and are now my beater shoes for days when the ground is wet or gross.

 

They're quite nice (the creasing is from me wearing them a few times already - they were pristine when I bought them). Pics of these Cooke are below.

 

 

 

Those are spectacular!!!!!!!!! I'm not worthy.

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Speaking of nordstrom seconds, I found these players in chocolate suede that were a half size too small. The coolest thing is that they had the original "players" stamp.



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Absolutely love those - so sleek looking.  For the longest time I have wanted them but with the pain I endure from my Jermyns, I know the Westchesters just won't work out.

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Those look great. I dig variations in shell. I'm gonna try to wear some full strap loafers with a suit one day. Ok, perhaps with a suit sans tie.

Thanks guys. I'm digging these more than I thought I would even though my right pinky toe is feeling squished.
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Trust me, I carefully look at every pair of AE within 1/2 size of my brannock size every time I'm at the Rack. Almost everything isn't worth buying (overpriced seconds or really really beat up seconds), but occasionally you find something really cool.

 

Recently I found a pair of wingtips that appeared to be black McAllisters, but they had a Poron insole, a Dainite sole, and were called "Cooke". Had a faint seconds stamp, but could not find a single flaw on either shoe. Tried to inquire about the style (4996) but found nothing. Apparently it was an international style that never got off the ground into full production, so they marked them all as seconds and sent them to the Rack. They were also $169 and are now my beater shoes for days when the ground is wet or gross.

 

They're quite nice (the creasing is from me wearing them a few times already - they were pristine when I bought them). Pics of these Cooke are below.

 

 

 

So many things I can't get over about this - I only use black shoes since I can use them for work or casual.  I absolutely love the wingtip design, as you said it is reminiscent of the McAllister/McTavish.  AND it has the Danite sole.  I probably would have bought more than one pair of these if I came across them.  Blown away.

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Those are spectacular!!!!!!!!! I'm not worthy.

 

 

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So many things I can't get over about this - I only use black shoes since I can use them for work or casual.  I absolutely love the wingtip design, as you said it is reminiscent of the McAllister/McTavish.  AND it has the Danite sole.  I probably would have bought more than one pair of these if I came across them.  Blown away.

 

Thank you! They're very interesting. I like them a lot, and for the price ($169) I couldn't pass them up. I can't find a single cosmetic flaw or defect that would make them seconds - I suspect it's part of a "well, we aren't going to sell this full-price so stamp them and send them to the Rack" type deal.

 

Keep an eye out, you never know what you might find!

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Hi. Just joined, because all Google about leads to here eventually. Been reading for a few days, and just made my first purchase today. Got a pair of Walnut Hales on clearance. I know they were discontinued several years ago, but I am assured they are first quality. Has anyone ever bought an older model like this? Results?
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Navy Shell Graysons. (More pics on the MTO thread).

 

 

 

With Horween One-Piece Navy Shell Belt.

 

 

They got their maiden voyage today too!

 

 

 

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-Mike

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Speaking of nordstrom seconds, I found these players in chocolate suede that were a half size too small. The coolest thing is that they had the original "players" stamp.



 

Speaking of 9D Players shoes (that's your size, iirc?); There is a Players 2.0 in Brown Grain, size 9D at the shoebank...

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Trying on a pair of Rush Streets. Does this lacing gap seem too wide?
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Trying on a pair of Rush Streets. Does this lacing gap seem too wide?

Assuming you have not pulled them super tight then for the casual rush st I think it is fine..plus cxl will give over time....how is the fit everywhere else in the shoe?
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Assuming you have not pulled them super tight then for the casual rush st I think it is fine..plus cxl will give over time....how is the fit everywhere else in the shoe?

Agree. Really it is all about feel. Certain laats fit people differently and this may or may not be tolerable. It depends on how it feels on your feet.

-Mike
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Agree. Really it is all about feel. Certain laats fit people differently and this may or may not be tolerable. It depends on how it feels on your feet.

-Mike


Yep. I have some closed-laced shoes that exhibit minimal v-gap and lace up pretty closely, and yet are very tight on my foot at the first lace (where the vamp begins), which can't really be changed/loosened - just gotta break them in!

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Assuming you have not pulled them super tight then for the casual rush st I think it is fine..plus cxl will give over time....how is the fit everywhere else in the shoe?

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Agree. Really it is all about feel. Certain laats fit people differently and this may or may not be tolerable. It depends on how it feels on your feet.

-Mike

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Yep. I have some closed-laced shoes that exhibit minimal v-gap and lace up pretty closely, and yet are very tight on my foot at the first lace (where the vamp begins), which can't really be changed/loosened - just gotta break them in!

Thank you for the quick replies. Ideally, a C width would be great for me as the Poron takes up a little bit of space in the shoe.

Here is a comparison of the B vs. D. The B fits great aside from just a tiny bit of pinching on my right pinky toe. I was thinking the CXL will be able to stretch pretty well. The D width fits well in the toes/instep, but a little too much room in the heels. No heel sleep, but you can see the space on the edge.

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Hmmm. That is tough. I find that my weight compresses the cork and I get a pidge more room. But if it's rubbing your toe, that is not good for its long term future in your rotation.

-Mike
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