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So if I was looking to get a pair of close-outs, I might as well get them now, as the sale won't include thelm?
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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post
 

It was last March.  The sale ran during the week before my birthday, so my birthday present to myself last year was that pair of Daltons and a pair of brown McGraws (which I really like, and don't know why they discontinued, except maybe that the Patriot was supposed to take their place?). ...

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They got rid of the McGraw because they can't have a loafer that actually fits folks with a high instep.  If the whole world had high insteps, the Patriot would be banned by the Geneva Convention. 

 

That was a great sale.  One of my 2/250 picks was the RL x AE Singleton.  A teeny tiny wrinkle where it tucks under the heel counter on the inside of one shoe.  Otherwise perfect.  For my second pick, three times the SA told me what I'd picked was in stock, only to call me back and ask to pick again because the one I wanted turned out to not be there after all.  She finally said, "well, I guess you got a '1 for $125' sale" and I asked her if she could sell me a shell McGraw in my size (truffle!) for $299 (which they had been a month or so before).  She said "sure" so I got them at that price.  Other than looking like someone had test driven them on carpet for a little while, no flaws at all.

 

That remains the gold standard for SB sales for me. .

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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

So if I was looking to get a pair of close-outs, I might as well get them now, as the sale won't include them?

 

Correct. I spoke to shoe bank today about a close out model and they confirmed that they would not be reduced further on Monday with the sale. So then after checking inventory, I was told their listing on the site was a stocking error and they were already gone. #sadface, #broken hearted. So get them while they are there.

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Originally Posted by donkeyhoatie View Post
 

Was just browsing Shoebank and noticed they have TONS of Merlot Park Avenues available for $187. Seems like a ridiculously good price for this shoe. If I worked in a formal environment, I'd be all over this. As it stands, I'm just sticking with the black pair for the occasional formal event.

 

They price for the merlot is fantastic, especially when the other colors of the same shoe are $299 in the shoe bank. I ordered mine today. HOWEVER, I was told that the PA in merlot would NOT be reduced further for the Labor Day sale, so I ordered them today. The SA was very nice and said that she would fill the order Monday for shipment and would double check the price to make sure they were not included in the sale. It appears they are discontinuing the merlot color option for the PA as it is no longer one of the 6 color options in the main AE website. It was likely replaced by the oxblood, which is available. The other colors of PA in the shoe bank should be reduced during the sale.

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Interesting take...and when you say you picked up a pair of Daltons in 'Chili' color, are you speaking of the Bob's Chili, or the traditional Chili color?

The traditional chili color.  I like all three chili colors -- dark chili, Bob's chili, and what I think of as "just chili," but since the "just chili" ones were so much cheaper than the other colors, my decision was basically made for me.

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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

The traditional chili color.  I like all three chili colors -- dark chili, Bob's chili, and what I think of as "just chili," but since the "just chili" ones were so much cheaper than the other colors, my decision was basically made for me.


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New to the forum and a recent convert to AE (and Alden, but that's another thread).  I picked up these a month or so ago:





They are the natural waxed leather McTavish.  The 11.5 D fits me very well, and I've been really happy with them - already my favorite shoe.  At the current close-out prices these are a heck of a deal IMHO.  



 



I'm a little curious if the recommended saddle soap is the best and least darkening approach to caring for these as natural waxed leather.  Also hunting for a nice natural waxed leather belt.  Any suggestions/thoughts appreciated.



 



On a separate note, I've been on the hunt for the AE for Brooks Pebbled Leather WIngtip.  The rustic-looking photo on the site was pretty intriguing:





I finally found them in the store today, and they are a lot less weathered/rustic than I expected.  It actually looked closer to the Alden Longwing (which I saw in pebbled leather in the SF store this past week) than any AE shoe I see currently (McNeil/McGregor), though none on either side is a four-eyelet design.  Anyone know what last they use for the above shoe?  



 



Pix from the store:





 



In person, the color is somewhat lighter than the first and darker than the second.  I'm really looking for something lighter.  (and I'd love to see a whiskey shell in this style in AE or Alden, though it seems like those won't dress down as well).   



 



 

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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

New to the forum and a recent convert to AE (and Alden, but that's another thread).  I picked up these a month or so ago:


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

They are the natural waxed leather McTavish.  The 11.5 D fits me very well, and I've been really happy with them - already my favorite shoe.  At the current close-out prices these are a heck of a deal IMHO.  



 



I'm a little curious if the recommended saddle soap is the best and least darkening approach to caring for these as natural waxed leather.  Also hunting for a nice natural waxed leather belt.  Any suggestions/thoughts appreciated.



 



On a separate note, I've been on the hunt for the AE for Brooks Pebbled Leather WIngtip.  The rustic-looking photo on the site was pretty intriguing:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I finally found them in the store today, and they are a lot less weathered/rustic than I expected.  It actually looked closer to the Alden Longwing (which I saw in pebbled leather in the SF store this past week) than any AE shoe I see currently (McNeil/McGregor), though none on either side is a four-eyelet design.  Anyone know what last they use for the above shoe?  



 



Pix from the store:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 



In person, the color is somewhat lighter than the first and darker than the second.  I'm really looking for something lighter.  (and I'd love to see a whiskey shell in this style in AE or Alden, though it seems like those won't dress down as well).   



 



 

Welcome!

I would use Bick 4 on those tan saddle. That's what I've been using on my Stewart, Elgin and MTO ECs.

The Aberdeens are on the 222 last.
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Welcome!

I would use Bick 4 on those tan saddle. That's what I've been using on my Stewart, Elgin and MTO ECs.

The Aberdeens are on the 222 last.

 

Thanks!  Does appear to be the Aberdeens - not easy to find on the AE site!  (though I do think they had them at the SF store).

 

Should the 222 last run a half-size smaller than the 65 last?  I was surprised that the 11.5 they had in the store was much more snug than my McTavishes (how do you pluralize McTavish?!? lol).  They didn't have a 12 for comparison.  Wondering if I'm an E in that last...

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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

Thanks!  Does appear to be the Aberdeens - not easy to find on the AE site!  (though I do think they had them at the SF store).

Should the 222 last run a half-size smaller than the 65 last?  I was surprised that the 11.5 they had in the store was much more snug than my McTavishes (how do you pluralize McTavish?!? lol).  They didn't have a 12 for comparison.  Wondering if I'm an E in that last...
It's a combination of 2 things. The McTavish, together with most of the rough collection (eg. Elgin, Neumok, etc) appear to be bigger than the other 65 lasted shoes. Most folks go down have a size for shoes in this collection. So your 11.5 may fit closer to a 12.

The 222 last is also one of AEs narrower last.
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

HAHAHA - I was just asking you!

I am going to use my suede cleaning kit on them to see how they react. Wish I knew the tannery as I would love to see what other colors are available and have a boot made for me.

Question for you: Does AE sell cleaning kits for the Lake Shore Drive tassel at all even though its discontinued? Or could I take it into the local store and they take care of it? I know they polish and what not but I was curious since you were just discussing this.
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Out of curiosity for what you all think, at $127, I can order a pair of Manchester in Merlot but I'm wondering if it fits similarly to the Grayson or the Lake Shore drive as it looks similar in terms of shape? For the price its hard to not go through with it on shoe bank.
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Why styleforum keeps signing me in as an old profile keeps boggling me, for anyone that responds to WolverineNation could just respond to this account instead. Thank you all.
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Originally Posted by tyort1 View Post
 


Those are the Portlands.  They are on the shoebank right now for $127!!!


Been absolutely aching fir a pair of these—I imagine they're on the ShoeBank in very small sizes only. “Sob!” :(

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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post
 

 

They got rid of the McGraw because they can't have a loafer that actually fits folks with a high instep.  If the whole world had high insteps, the Patriot would be banned by the Geneva Convention

 

That was a great sale.  One of my 2/250 picks was the RL x AE Singleton.  A teeny tiny wrinkle where it tucks under the heel counter on the inside of one shoe.  Otherwise perfect.  For my second pick, three times the SA told me what I'd picked was in stock, only to call me back and ask to pick again because the one I wanted turned out to not be there after all.  She finally said, "well, I guess you got a '1 for $125' sale" and I asked her if she could sell me a shell McGraw in my size (truffle!) for $299 (which they had been a month or so before).  She said "sure" so I got them at that price.  Other than looking like someone had test driven them on carpet for a little while, no flaws at all.

 

That remains the gold standard for SB sales for me. .

:)

 

I have a really high instep and the Patriot works great for me.  I'm glad to see they came out with the Ascher & Lake Forest and didn't discontinue the 606-lasted styles altogether.  The McGraw is a great looking shoe but I think that one works well for wide + high instep.  Did you ever try the Arezzo by any chance?  That style (and the Verona, etc.) work for me and they definitely don't run narrow.  Most people don't like that style of shoe though.  Just a thought.

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