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I can only speak for the NYC stores—they often have “dead stock”, custom one-offs and Nordstrom Rack unsolds. It's a terrible place to shop, but in so being, gems pop in and no one seems to notice them—except for folks who know what to look for. What's more, you have to go through maybe sixty pairs of awful Aldos and Stacy Adams' for every AE you run across. Ugh. But there are some serious winners. 

 

The three stores you want to hit to find 'em are: Burlington Coat Factory on Sixth Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Streets, the one on 14th Street & Union Square, and lastly the one in Brooklyn at Sleepy's Atlantic Center. They all even do Lay-A-Way. But the stores are not stocked in an eye-pleasing way, there are no boxes (but occasionally the original flannel bags are on or in the shoes). Some are marked seconds with the little brand/tick grooved into the sole just below the Allen Edmonds brand. They'll usually run from between $99-$139. If a pair sits for a while and nobody nabs it, it'll be further reduced to around $70. You may not find the best selection of the classics like Fifth and Park Avenues and so on, but you will find high-end rarities and the occasional classic as well as quite a few of the golf stuff. The less common widths will be more plentiful as will the larger sizes (Gobs of the Independence series at the Atlantic Center Store in 13 and 14s)—Es and 3Es. Check for defects like misaligned eyelets and stitch drift on the soles and you can walk out of there with some awesome stuff. Wearing my new Suede Sanibel Loafers today. Got 'em for $70! :)

 

Thanks for the detailed information. I checked out my local Burlington in California and I found 5 pairs of AE. None were in my width and one was a golf shoe, but it shows that they will show up on the shelf and it will be worth swinging by on my way home from work occasionally.

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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?

I had 6 pairs at one time - lightest to darkest - Walnut calf, Natty shell, Walnut shell, Walnut shell, Burgundy shell, Chocolate calf.  I've sold three pairs recently.  It all starts with the $209 Tent Sale!!

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@RichieP Thank You!

 

Those that picked the Patriots up in both brown and burgundy will not be disappointed IMO. I have them in both brown and burgundy shell, the brown I wear more casually around the house and even a yard\deck shoe. After about a year I had B. Nelson resole the burgundy with the equivalent of the Alden antique edge sole and am very pleased with the results.

 

 


I'm a big fan of the Patriots (shoes, not NFL).  I had pairs in Brown calf, Snuff suede, Brown football grain, Brown shell & Burgundy shell.  Sold the calf and suede recently.  I had B. Nelson recraft a pair of AE Coles in brown shell.  They look remarkably like your shoes! 

 

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Really? 14Es? I'm amazed, I'll pretend they're all in terrible condition and overpriced so I'm not tempted to call them and see if they can ship to Canada.

I'm off tomorrow and will blow by there—I'll take pics of what's there in Size 14. I'll try not to tempt you. smile.gif
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I'm off tomorrow and will blow by there—I'll take pics of what's there in Size 14. I'll try not to tempt you. smile.gif

Would you mind scanning for any 10.5 3E?

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Will do! Here's hoping some stuff comes through. smile.gif
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does anyone know what loafers AE makes for brooks brothers? i tried a couple pairs on today and i believe it was the patriot and randolph but am not sure
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Oxblood Dalton's are calling my name, but I already have a pair in Bob's chili, and I fear the colors might be too close (don't want any redundancy with my shoes). Are the colors as similar as they look, or is there enough to differentiate between the two?

I dont have any pictures to compare, but Ive examined both in person up close and extensively. To me, Oxblood is way redder. Its like a light cherry red, that gradates into a dark cherry red. Bob's chilli is literally a medium brown with dark orange highlights and slight red undertones. They WILL look different. Not only because of the leather color, but because of the color SCHEME. The Bob's Chili Dalton comes with tone on tone laces, and welt and brass eyelets. This gives it a much more classic, or even rustic look than the Oxblood Dalton. The Oxblood, with its black eyelets, black welt and laces is a more stunning, eye catching, sexy color scheme. Its less of a classic color scheme in my opinion and a bit more of a fashion statement in my eyes.

Alot of people tend to mistakenly lump the Bob's Chili color in with other superficially burnished colors like Bourbon and Oxblood. But this is an inaccurate categorization. Ive been told by 2 different AE sales associates (one of which was the store manager) that, unlike the Bourbon and Oxblood colors, the dark chili burnished/ Bob's Chili is an actual leather color..not just a superficial burnishing overlay . This would be important, of course, because the bourbon and Oxblood colors will lose some of their depth with each successive coat of polish, if you apply colored shoe polish during your shoe care routine.

In summary, if youre going for a sexy, eye catching standout type shoe,the oxblood might be your best bet. If youre going for a classic, versatile, or even rustic look, then in my opinon, bob's chili is the way to go. As for your concerns about redundancy: I empathize with you, because I faced the same dilemma. But redundancy really wont be an issue unless you already have a faded burgundy cordovan shoe..then, at that point redundancy would become a possibility if you were to choose bob's chili. Likewise, if you already own a merlot shoe, for me personally, I found the oxblood to be entirely too similar in a side by side comparison.
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Will do! Here's hoping some stuff comes through. smile.gif


In case anyone cares, there was one 7D brown suede Quinton and like 3 6D Chili Maxfields at the newly opened store in Manchester NH but absolutely nothing else at any of the surrounding stores, and I mean nothing.

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does anyone know what loafers AE makes for brooks brothers? i tried a couple pairs on today and i believe it was the patriot and randolph but am not sure


Definitely the Randolph and the Duke, not sure about others.

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does anyone know what loafers AE makes for brooks brothers? i tried a couple pairs on today and i believe it was the patriot and randolph but am not sure

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Definitely the Randolph and the Duke, not sure about others.

Presidio too.
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I'm off tomorrow and will blow by there—I'll take pics of what's there in Size 14. I'll try not to tempt you. smile.gif

Thanks for the generous offer but I'll politely decline I had originally only planned to order 4 pairs in the last sale but the delay in me sorting out the details mean another four are being added to my shipment. I'm afraid to add up how many pairs in total that will make since two years ago.
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Perfect AE for a rainy day - the Rush Street


Chris
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Saw a new stock on shoebank for the Barlett with no image. I don't think I have heard of it before. Judging from the price at 394, they must be a boot of some sort. Could this be a new boot for the fall? I'm intrigued.
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I discovered some excellent tent sale prices on briefcases and went slightly nuts.

 

Walnut Strand Slim - $147

Walnut Strand Messenger Bag - $147

Black Park Avenue Slim - $69 (!)

 

Why do I need 3 bags? Still not sure, but that hasn't stopped me before.

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