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Very nice, @Burzan looking rather like cognac there.
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I'm relatively new to online AE purchases, so I'd like opinions on the condition of the shoes I just received.  Not sure which (if any) imperfections warrant an exchange.  A dent, a few scratches, and some trouble with one of the eyelets.  Pics below.  Thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Those are not first quality. In fact, those look worse than the many seconds I've purchased.

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Took them in... those Clark Streets are closeouts, so they couldn't replace them.  The sales associate offered me a pair of seconds for the sale price I originally paid ($199 for firsts).  Rejected that and put the $199 toward some strandmoks.

Pretty disappointed since I thought the sale price for the Clark Streets was a steal.  But I have been eyeing the strandmoks, so not all bad.

You can also check out 6pm.com. They were running some specials on AE, and Clark Street was included. Not sure what colors/sizes they have left.
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Do you size down for unlined shoes?  I have McTavish/Strand/Fifth Ave in 11D.  Thinking about the blue Neumok....
Some people do exactly that for the Neumok.
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You can also check out 6pm.com. They were running some specials on AE, and Clark Street was included. Not sure what colors/sizes they have left.

 

I saw that.  Definitely hounding the site.  Out of curiosity, why are those prices so low?  Closeouts?  Seconds?

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Need advice for a comfortable black AE lace up with a rubber sole. I picked up the Ashtons but that didn't work for me. Looking for something that is extremely comfortable but also versatile. Any ideas? Thanks!
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I LOVE that floor.  Nice shoes, too!

 

 

Haha the flooring is actually a nice compliment as that is the industry I work in. Hardwood look tile, beautiful stuff and a great shoe backdrop.

 

 

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Did you have a cobbler replace the soles and welt on those? They look awesome

 

Sun faded burgundy cordovan Leeds, had the soles and welt changed out from AE.

 

 

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I sometimes forget how lazy I am ...seeing these reminds me I was going to get mine redone...about a year ago and never did.

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Anyone have or see the Michael Carter-Williams - MCW5? Thinking about picking it up as a casual shoe for the office. Any thoughts?
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I've got the same dark round spot on my Cognac McTavishes.  Anyone know how to fix/remove that?

I also thought his looked odd on my cognac McT's when I first got them recently, but after just a few wears I've come to appreciate why they do the burnishing this way--over time, the "spot" blends into the pull-up Dublin leather and adds to the tonal variance, creasing and whatnot. It makes for a unique and very handsome look, IMO. I'd recommend wait and see how the patina develops before starting to mess with it.

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Anyone have or see the Michael Carter-Williams - MCW5? Thinking about picking it up as a casual shoe for the office. Any thoughts?

Uhmmmm...dont. Spend your money on something else. Ger a clark st. rush st, mactavish, macneil, macgregor or a Dundee instead.

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@rayfinkle Thanks a lot for those posts, way to get me all worked up. ūüėí They offered to sell you 2nds for the 1st sale price? What kind of garbage is that? They should have at least offered the 20% off. I'm very lenient when it comes to 2nds, so I've seen ones with a hole like you showed before, but totally not acceptable for firsts. I have 3 retail stores near me and I learned to never even bring up 2nds in conversation, its like I'm immediately treated like a pauper - " this is a first quality store, we don't sell 2nd quality, etc." Reminds me why 1) I get most 1sts from shoebank, and 2) I have yet to buy something online.

You should have seen this black Franciscan they got for me - the ankle area on both shoes was completely crushed like someone experienced crazy bowing..but before the shoe had ever been worn! Yup, 1st quality at its finest. Good luck, and good night.
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I've been pretty disappointed with my experiences at the AE locations near me.  I have experienced either disinterest or disdain.  I feel like I need to come straight from work (so I'm wearing a suit) and ask what their most expensive product is right off the bat to get a somewhat decent experience.

 

This is all in contrast to the awesome experience I've had with sales associates while frequenting the shoebank.  I wish online-ordered AE firsts were more reliable.

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I also thought his looked odd on my cognac McT's when I first got them recently, but after just a few wears I've come to appreciate why they do the burnishing this way--over time, the "spot" blends into the pull-up Dublin leather and adds to the tonal variance, creasing and whatnot. It makes for a unique and very handsome look, IMO. I'd recommend wait and see how the patina develops before starting to mess with it.

 

Thanks pbrandes.

 

Now I will wear my Cognac McTavishes with confidence while waiting for that spot to blend right in.

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I'm 9.5E in Whites boots, what should be my 65last size?
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Originally Posted by rayfinkle View Post

I've been pretty disappointed with my experiences at the AE locations near me.  I have experienced either disinterest or disdain.  I feel like I need to come straight from work (so I'm wearing a suit) and ask what their most expensive product is right off the bat to get a somewhat decent experience.

This is all in contrast to the awesome experience I've had with sales associates while frequenting the shoebank.  I wish online-ordered AE firsts were more reliable.

Really? I have quite the good experience with Atlanta stores. What stores do you go to?
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