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I was in on a Sunday so there were only two people in the store, and they both said no to price matching. Is it worth calling during the week and trying to talk to a manager? Is it official AE policy to price match or is it a store by store decision?

I don't know if it is official policy or not. I suppose you could find your size and then call a different AE store and ask them to ship. The one I used was the Rockefeller Center store.
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Is the $5 Kiwi shoes polish was from Nordstrom Rack work well with these shoes? Besides polishing, do you guys have any other recommendation for a pair of black Park Avenue?

 

I just go with the AE brand... its not expensive, and personally... going off of the way they make shoes, I think its safe to say that they wouldn't put out shit products for their shoes.  If you call any retail store (or just purchase online) you'll have it in a few days.  Spend $20-$30, grab yourself some brushes, a dauber or two, polish, conditioner, and some clothes... that should cost you all around $30, not bad if you ask me.

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Here are a pair of used Park Aves that i'm looking to purchase. Can you guys tell me if this looks like normal wear/creasing? I don't need them to be perfect (i'm sure i'll break them in a ton myself!), just making sure there's nothing troubling about them. I'm especially concerned about the creasing near the heel - because I actually have that on my cliftons! what's that from?

Thanks!
-James



edit: here's one of both heels - I plan on taking the heel taps off. I don't have bad heel wear, but I DO have a lot of toe wear!
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Here are a pair of used Park Aves that i'm looking to purchase. Can you guys tell me if this looks like normal wear/creasing? I don't need them to be perfect (i'm sure i'll break them in a ton myself!), just making sure there's nothing troubling about them. I'm especially concerned about the creasing near the heel - because I actually have that on my cliftons! what's that from?
Thanks!
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edit: here's one of both heels - I plan on taking the heel taps off. I don't have bad heel wear, but I DO have a lot of toe wear!

The heal creasing is due to a heal counter - a hard piece of something - that is used to keep the heel round. The leather is stretched over it. In some shoes, it shows through the leather. My MacNeils have that in a big way, but not all my shoes do. It's "normal", but not really attractive, either. I'm not sure what makes it appear worse on some shoes.
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I'm not sure what makes it appear worse on some shoes.

Obviously I'm not the authority, but I'm willing to bet poor fit causes this. My heels are pretty narrow and there was some room in the Park Aves I tried on in the AE store. There's also some room in my Cliftons and, wouldn't you know, i've got a bit of this creasing. Good to know i'm not the only one and that this isn't a danger sign! Uppers look OK, though? Soles looked pretty good to my eyes and i'm hoping to get many miles out of these and then be able to recraft them to like new someday in the future!

-James
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^^^ Make sure you use a shoe horn.

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^^^ Make sure you use a shoe horn.
ALWAYS! biggrin.gif
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Walnut Dalton again today.  Breaking in nicely...

 

 

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I was in on a Sunday so there were only two people in the store, and they both said no to price matching. Is it worth calling during the week and trying to talk to a manager? Is it official AE policy to price match or is it a store by store decision?

Which store did you go to? The one on newbury pricematched my PAs and I was thinking about going back and picking up strands this weekend...(contingent on me getting a part time job at GANT)
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"Dear Sir:


Thank you for your email.  We have forwarded your email to our design team.  If you have any further questions please call toll free 800.235.2348 and speak with one of our representatives."

 

This is the response I received from AE in regards to a request for a  boot version of the Strand. 

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If you're serious about this, you should follow up with a phone call.

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Speaking of boots, I've been looking for the Fifth Street in brown, but haven't seen any good deals like others have posted of other styles. Are these just rarely marked down? Where would be the best place to watch for sales?

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Which store did you go to? The one on newbury pricematched my PAs and I was thinking about going back and picking up strands this weekend...(contingent on me getting a part time job at GANT)

I was at the one on Newbury and got denied. I guess I'll call today and ask about it. Maybe the Sunday staff didn't know they could price match.
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Cold Iron, OT, but double is that in the background? I've never had a target shotgun, just field guns. Though I did use a BT-100 for trap a lifetime ago.

Yeah it is my primary target gun a Joel Etchen custom combo. Silver Pigeon II frame with Gold E barrels and EELL wood. I use it for all shotgun venues and in January and February put the top single on it for the Mn. Vs. Wi. trap shoots. Also have a couple of B. Rizzini target guns. Starting next week I will switch to my field guns to get ready for bird season which is only 2 months away. Nothing wrong with a BT-100 for singles in trap. My primary shooting partner last name is Browning and part of “that” Browning family. He gives me grief about my spaghetti guns all the time but I shoot them better than a Browning. Even though I have a couple of them in the safe too.

 

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Speaking of boots, I've been looking for the Fifth Street in brown, but haven't seen any good deals like others have posted of other styles. Are these just rarely marked down? Where would be the best place to watch for sales?

I picked up mine in January for $225 directly from AE from what I recall. So eventually they might go on sale again. I watch this thread for sales, it is the single best place I have found yet to find out about them.

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Walnut Dalton again today.  Breaking in nicely...

 

 

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Looking very nice. Are you pretty happy with them? Is it just the picture or are your Daltons really that light in color?  They almost look like a whiskey in that picture.  Here is a picture of some walnut calf Daltons that I had but had to return.  You can see that they look quite a bit darker.

 

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