I bought these a month or so ago and never really acknowledged the bowing just a slightly large fit. But now looking at it that's probably the cause of it. Anything I can do at this point?
The RDA sale has the most shoes on sale, but is not always the deepest discount. Some shoes such as the McAllister are on deeper discount during the Anniversary Sale than during the RDA sale, at least based on 2014. In 2014, the McAllister was $259 during the AS, and $327 during RDA. The Strand didn't go nearly as low, but at that point, the "free MTO" program was still active and one could pickup and MTO a Rush St in calf for $259; but those days are gone, now.
Also, some styles do not always make it from spring through to the RDA sale. By that point, some styles might be clearance and available in limited sizes. The Anniversary Sale and the Father's Day sale are a good time to pick up spring and summer shoes as firsts, on discount, especially if you wish to wear them this season (of course), or if you wish to do an MTO (which is not available for clearance styles).
Thank you for the information, guys @rostov. I will pick up a burgundy/oxblood McAllister next month then.
Do the associates get commission if I call into a particular store?
Where did you buy them from? If AE direct then you probably can exchange them
Wearing black Allen-Edmonds for Brooks Brothers Strands today.....
Nice looking shoes gents......ugh can not wait for the warm weather....
And winter's last kick in the nuts....my pool imploded on itself....terrific!
Well it is worth a shot if they developed a bow and it has gotten more dramatic on break in...especially if you will not be happy with them. Worse they can say is "no" and you are right back were you started