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Please recommend a good SA at any of the outlet stores. The current guy that I work with just doesn't have the follow through.

 

While we are at it, can you comment on the fit of the Patriots (606 last) vs some of the popular lasts.

 

THanks

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Please recommend a good SA at any of the outlet stores. The current guy that I work with just doesn't have the follow through.

Kristle at Jeffersonville is great. Realize they're all swamped during this sale. Be patient with them.
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Kristle at Jeffersonville is great. Realize they're all swamped during this sale. Be patient with them.

Thanks. Actually, I haven't called during the sale. Something I noticed over time.

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If you have you're heart set on the McGregor, you'll have your heart broken if you don't snap up the Jeffersons - they are better in every way (and cheaper now too). 

 

 

 

They're such a different shoe. The Jeffersons are a short-wing balmoral, which is perfectly fine if you wear a lot of suits or wear creased-front dress pants.  In comparison, the McGregor can be easily worn with jeans and chinos, and some find them okay with suits depending on the fabric. Furthermore, anyone with chinos or jeans can wear a LWB such as the McGregor, whereas I wouldn't buy the Jefferson until after I owned several other more formal shoes such as the Park Avenue or Carlyle (and assuming I wore such formal shoes often enough to warrant the Jefferson).

 

If you can't tell, I've caught the bug for bluchers, especially LWBs! I'm ready to trade out all of my balmorals, including my Strands, to replace them with more modest, traditional balmorals on one side, and bluchers on the other (i.e. for my wingtips and other brogues)..

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Kristle at Jeffersonville is great. Realize they're all swamped during this sale. Be patient with them.


I was just getting ready to make the same recommendation. She is very on top of things and efficient. Top notch.

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While we are at it, can you comment on the fit of the Patriots (606 last) vs some of the popular lasts.

 

I wear an 8.5 3E in all of my AE shoes, including Strands, but my Patriots are a 9 3E. The Patriots, despite being a half size larger in length and a 3E, are still more of a snug fit than any of my other AEs.

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LOVE the Graysons—especially in suede. Have a black pair waiting for me down @ Burlington Coat Factory on Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. Just a sleek, sublime shoe from AE.

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I tried those and hated them myself - but then again I'm not a fan of the bourbon color in general.  The black tassels on top of the bourbon just worsened it in my mind.  There are many other good choices for not much more - I would look elsewhere unless you're hell bent on another grayson.

 

Swing by the state street store and say hi to my friends...JSO, don't laugh.

 

If you have you're heart set on the McGregor, you'll have your heart broken if you don't snap up the Jeffersons - they are better in every way (and cheaper now too). 

 

I tried the Larchmont - damn nice shoe, but I just didn't think I'd have much use for it.  Same size as my 65 & 222 worked for me. 

 

The Norwich was a killer for most people - it actually wasn't that bad for me, but it is super narrow plus the mctavish sole on top of that made it feel really stiff.  If you have no experience at all with the 222, I would only go for this one if you have a bad high arch but also generally take a C or B width.

I realize the Jefferson is a much better deal right now, but I work in a jeans and chinos office, like @rostov mentioned.  I only wear a suit about once a year, so balmorals just don't make much sense for me.  Not until I have the other bases covered.  Thanks for the help on the Norwich.  Since I am a 10D I will pass, but I do like the single monks in dark brown for some reason.

 

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They're such a different shoe. The Jeffersons are a short-wing balmoral, which is perfectly fine if you wear a lot of suits or wear creased-front dress pants.  In comparison, the McGregor can be easily worn with jeans and chinos, and some find them okay with suits depending on the fabric. Furthermore, anyone with chinos or jeans can wear a LWB such as the McGregor, whereas I wouldn't buy the Jefferson until after I owned several other more formal shoes such as the Park Avenue or Carlyle (and assuming I wore such formal shoes often enough to warrant the Jefferson).

 

If you can't tell, I've caught the bug for bluchers, especially LWBs! I'm ready to trade out all of my balmorals, including my Strands, to replace them with more modest, traditional balmorals on one side, and bluchers on the other (i.e. for my wingtips and other brogues)..

 

Yes, exactly, thanks.  LWB FTW!

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Broke out my latest get—deep coffee-colored, burnished toe Jodox Derbys. Getting them broken in today walking around. Hefty double-sole, comfy as hell. Interesting thing? Went down a size to an 11 but in a 3E and they fit magnificently which is strange as I usually wear a 12D on the 7 last. These are also on the 7 last. 

 

Got 'em for $139 at my favorite AE haunt—the AWFUL Burlington Coat Factory Stores here in NYC. The addiction is real folks—six pairs in six months. This is number five, and I nabbed a pair of beautiful bone suede Sanibels this afternoon for...well, I'll let you see the price. So perfect for the summer...

 

Here are the Jodox...

 

Inside the Jodox, this neat little tag—apparently these were dead-stocked from more than a year or so ago. I'm guessing they were either a special make-up or custom that was returned and could not be resold via Shoe Bank, thus its ending up @ Burlington. I only picked them up from being on hold a week ago. Go figure.

 

 


And then, the lovely, rare sand-colored suede Sanibels. Soft, super-comfy...and at that price, I had to pinch myself. 

 

 

 

 

 

I've gotten nothing but amazing AE buys at Burlington—six pairs there in five months for...what? About $810.00 total, but Jesus Christ...you have to look at sixty pairs of ugly Stacy Adams/Sean JohnsAldos for every decent pair of AEs you may stumble across. Just an eyesore to shop in, but if you know what you're looking for—items like these practically jump off the racks at you. For the record, there are two pairs of snuff suede Graysons in 13D and two pairs of remaining Sanibels—one in a 12 3E and another in an 11 1/2 3E at the Union Square Burlington as of yesterday evening. $139 for whoever's interested. :)


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Please recommend a good SA at any of the outlet stores. The current guy that I work with just doesn't have the follow through.

While we are at it, can you comment on the fit of the Patriots (606 last) vs some of the popular lasts.

THanks

Chris at the Port Washington shoebank gets my vote. Vincenzo recommended him when he was promoted (and doesn't deal with us lowly folks anymore)..
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I was just getting ready to make the same recommendation. She is very on top of things and efficient. Top notch.

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Kristle at Jeffersonville is great. Realize they're all swamped during this sale. Be patient with them.

Yep yep. Kristle is awesome.

Just ordered Dalton's for 209 - 50$ Amex credit.

Boom. Just shattered my "no more AEs policy."
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Yep yep. Kristle is awesome.

Just ordered Dalton's for 209 - 50$ Amex credit.

Boom. Just shattered my "no more AEs policy."

Beware the lure of the Daltons...


They can be addictive!
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Whoah. How many do you have and what are the colors?
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Beware the lure of the Daltons...


They can be addictive!
I can't tell if you have 4 pair or 7 pairs of Dalton's, but you just bought another pair!? I'll bet their some shade of brown. Damn dude, doctors have therapies for this kind of OCD. All kidding aside, they look great and life is short. Just remind our significant others that we all could have far worse addictions. Nobody looks good using meth, but our shoes are really sweet.
 
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General question: Several members have mentioned occasional finds of AE's at Burlington Coat Factory. Is this only at specific stores or is there the possibility of AEs at any Burlington?

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