LOL...yeah, the Stewarts are a real gem—I lucked into a pair here in NYC via the same source: A BCF remaindered pair (I'm guessing Lands' End just didn't move enough of 'em so they dumped what remained at Burlington). It's one of the BEST simple “Jeans” shoes AE's made recently.
“They made a shoe called the Shautel that was gorgeous! If you can find one on Ebay then buy it. It was a snuff colored shoe and is one of my favorites. ”
Also pictured here ARE those very Schautals (my own)—the suede “Macneil” variant in suede. For a while BCFs here in NYC had a gang of these. There is some dispute as to their provenance—they were possibly a foreign market SMU (European) that didn't move, so they unloaded 'em here stateside en masse (They have no model name on the insole), OR they were a makeup for Nordstrom that also didn't move, so again...the unload here. They WERE on sale there @ The Rack so there may be some truth to that. The main truth is that it's a bad-ass shoe—one of the most perfect Fall shoes I've seen. With cords, flannels, rough dark denim, these double-oak soled babies are killers. They sat around local BCFs here for around six months...then they pulled 'em all and unloaded 'em somewheres else. I went looking for a pair for an SF member RIGHT WHEN they yanked 'em. I paid $139.00 for mine and when they were pulling 'em, they'd been marked down to $69.00, but I moved too late for our comrade. :( The shoe dept. manager told me once I'd described what I was looking for that they'd just unloaded 'em because they were doing a seasonal inventory clear-out.
Don't have a clue where the lot ended up. Probably gathering dust on T.J. Maxx shelves somewhere while knuckleheads snap up the sh*tty faux-patent Aldos galore. “Sniff!”