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post #17881 of 48503
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

Hi Guys,

 

My factory seconds McGraws in Burgundy Cordovan finally arrived. However, the left shoe is significantly darker than the right.

What should I use to darken both to the same shade? What do you think about first using Saphir Renomat followed by Saphir Cordovan Wax polish?

Also, does anyone know where I can get Saphir Renomat other than from thehangarproject? It is back-ordered there.

 

 

maxtonmen shows reno in stock

post #17882 of 48503
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Regarding wholecuts, did the discontinued AE models have a back seam? I have seen pictures of wholecuts both and without a back seam. It seems like it would be much more difficult to construct the shoe without.

I think most did have a back seam. I know for a fact that the Austin did. The only true wholecuts that I have seen besides bespoke are by Gaziano Girling, St. Crispins, and Vass. Apparently, for no back seam, it takes 3 months and starts with a little hole in the leather on top of the shoe. It's a very time consuming process and obviously greatly increases the cost of the shoe. It's not impossible, but I can't see AE being able to do no seam economically without charging an arm and a leg. Also, I don't know if AE is truly high end enough to pull something like that off. That'd be similar to a cadillac making a really high end sports car, it would just be outside the scope of the brand.

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^ Good point.

 

Maybe not a true wholecut- but with the same 1-piece seamless look that a formal shoe needs.  Their formal offering (the Mayfair or something) is a fail in my book. 

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If you can go to a store, that's all the better. Call them and tell them what's going on and verify they have some of your size in stock, then go try them and exchange if they're good.

Yeah, at this point I think that's what I'll do. It really is unfortunate that this gaping problem is fairly common with AE. I'll be interested to see if my Fifth Ave seconds that are on the way have the same issue. Fingers crossed, they won't.

While I'm thinking about it, does the AE shoebank accept returns on seconds, or is it an "all sales are final" kind of thing?

Yes, they accept returns on seconds. I ordered some shell MacNeils last year and returned them because the defect was a gaping screw-up in the medalion on the toe, which was way too apparent.
post #17885 of 48503
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post

Yes, they accept returns on seconds. I ordered some shell MacNeils last year and returned them because the defect was a gaping screw-up in the medalion on the toe, which was way too apparent.
They will charge you shipping on returning seconds. They also may not have anymore of the model he wanted in your size. This is especially true for shell.
post #17886 of 48503
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Guys, you're starting to sound like a bunch of retirees sitting in rocking chairs on a porch and lamenting the decline of civilization and kids today.  It's not like AE has gotten rid of its classics or lowered the quality for the same.  It has just tapped into a different market that is too lucrative to ignore.  I'm all for it if it helps prevent AE from going the way of Florsheim, Cole Haan, etc.

Alright, got to go and yell at those darn kids to get off my lawn.  If I've told them once, I've told them a million times to wait for their school bus on the sidewalk. . .

lol.

But seriously, have you seen these new styles?

sincerely,

an old codger
post #17887 of 48503
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post


They will charge you shipping on returning seconds. They also may not have anymore of the model he wanted in your size. This is especially true for shell.


I have never been charged shipping for seconds...whether it's buying or returning.

post #17888 of 48503
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I have never been charged shipping for seconds...whether it's buying or returning.
Last time I returned something to the shoe bank, they told me I had to pay for my own shipping
post #17889 of 48503
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I have never been charged shipping for seconds...whether it's buying or returning.


same.

post #17890 of 48503
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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post


I have never been charged shipping for seconds...whether it's buying or returning.

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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Last time I returned something to the shoe bank, they told me I had to pay for my own shipping

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same.

Interesting. They charged me about $13 shipping for my recent shoebank order.
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Hey guys, I've searched the thread for Patriot sizing and it seems as of last year

sizing was all over the place for everyone.  For those of you that have had them

for awhile what would you guys says sizing wise?  I'm planning to pick a pair up

from the shoe bank while they are on sale.

 

Current sizing:

Park ave/ strand: 9.5E

Dalton: 10D

McTavish: 9E

Elgin:  9.5D (slight heel slip - 9E would have been better but none available at time of purchase)

 

 

Also it seems I was really late on the brown burnished cliftons.  If anyone has a

pair of 9.5E and looking to sell, please let me know - I would be really interested.

I ordered the last pair of 9.5D today from the Jefferson outlet today, however after

going to nordstroms to try a pair of walnut 9.5D cliftons I found my toe pretty much

all the way to the end of the toe box and snug width wise.

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Originally Posted by PK35216 View Post

Here's a pair of wholecuts I got off ebay and had recrafted about one year ago.  Love em.




What kind are they? Do you know the Last#?
post #17893 of 48503
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Admittedly, it is hard to find good records of past pricing on shoes.  That said, here is an article from The New York Times published in 2011: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/fashion/21SHOES.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0, which says that the shoes cost $325.00.  They were $335.00 last year, and now they are $345.00. 

 

I do remember that hike actually...because it was around the time that I had begun shopping for my first AE's, and the prices had just increased from $325 to $335 and I had to order my Walnut Fifth Aves at the time, from a retail store who's prices had not yet adjusted in order to save money...they actually still had them offered at $285.  However the reason I specified "across the board" is because, at least at that time, the price hike that I had noticed, had only occurred on models from the Timeless Classics Collection...but perhaps the price hike was universal...whichever one it is, their traditional/classic offerings sure seem to have taken a hit as of late.  If they are going to continue along this creative streak, I personally would like to see perhaps a snuff suede loafer with maybe a sterling silver faux buckle type deal.  Even though I dont wear loafers, I think this type of contrast between a subdued leather finish and an understated sterling accoutrement could really be a dignified way to be creative, or even a suede/calf combination leather model could look nice if done right - rather than the footwear currently in production that only some dude on a unicycle would wear.

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Shoe bank or ae seconds store or any ae retail store don't charge shipping on purchase. Its always free shipping. Return shipping you will have to pay. The $13 you've got charged is tax.
post #17895 of 48503
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Shoe bank or ae seconds store or any ae retail store don't charge shipping on purchase. Its always free shipping. Return shipping you will have to pay. The $13 you've got charged is tax.

Ah yes, of course. Now I feel dumb. shog[1].gif
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