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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

 

Some of the AE shell is covered with more cream than others, I'd say 1 in 3 or 4 have been just buried in it like you describe. Above is what works for me. As soon as your done cleaning the shoe with Renaveutor don't forget the first step of the Mac method is to use a damp rag and wipe down the shoe. I agree it is hard to get a good shine on cream LOL and I have some that you could actually see brush marks on the surface it was so thick. But once you get it off the Mac method does work. My AE shell shines and glows just as well as my Alden now.

 

The cheapest place for bulk Microfiber cloths that I have found is Amazon under Amazon Basics. If you spend over $25 it is free shipping so I get the 48 pack which is ~$28

http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Microfiber-Cleaning-Cloth-Pack/dp/B009FUF6DM

 

Good luck the results are more than worth the work to clean them IMO.

 

If the cream is a treatment by Horween or AE, presumably to condition, protect, and extend the life of the shell, wouldn't it behoove us to keep it stock rather than strip it for a shine?

 

New Shell Owner [with another (Leeds) enroute]

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Originally Posted by cbtaylor View Post


Thanks for posting, does anybody know if any firsts will be discounted?

No flyer in my mail. Would anyone be willing to scan and post?

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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

FYI, I got the Shoebank flyer in the mail today for the 91st Anniversary sale, 4/15-29, $91 or 19.22% off select factory 2nds and closeouts.

A few factory 2nd prices from the flyer:
Carlsbad $215
Cody $215
Larchmont $269
Neumora $178 (hmm ...)
Strawfut $178 (hmm ...)
Vernon $178
McTavish $189

Also, the J'ville outlet also has a special twist when these sales roll around. Shell shoes for $150, special deals...Anybody got inside info on the J'ville outlet?
post #18574 of 46989
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Also, the J'ville outlet also has a special twist when these sales roll around. Shell shoes for $150, special deals...Anybody got inside info on the J'ville outlet?

I would love to hear about this 150 shell deal seems to good to be true
post #18575 of 46989
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Originally Posted by cbtaylor View Post

Thanks for posting, does anybody know if any firsts will be discounted?

Here is a list of first quality discounts I received from the Phoenix store. I'm guessing it is at all stores.



$249:

McAllister

Boca Raton

Carlsbad

New Orleans

Cody

Verona

Franciscan



$199:

Strandmok

Hector

Rapid City

Woodstock



$149:

Grand Cayman

Sedona

Eastport
post #18576 of 46989
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post

I would love to hear about this 150 shell deal seems to good to be true

That's long gone. I think J'ville was doing shell loafers (Patriots?) 2nds for $150. Someone correct me on this. It was a screaming deal. I think they were the only outlets that did this.
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post


That's long gone. I think J'ville was doing shell loafers (Patriots?) 2nds for $150. Someone correct me on this. It was a screaming deal. I think they were the only outlets that did this.

Port Washington had a deal for $189 on shell cordovan Patriots. Unfortunately, that ship sailed away almost two months ago.

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

Some of the AE shell is covered with more cream than others, I'd say 1 in 3 or 4 have been just buried in it like you describe. Above is what works for me. As soon as your done cleaning the shoe with Renaveutor don't forget the first step of the Mac method is to use a damp rag and wipe down the shoe. I agree it is hard to get a good shine on cream LOL and I have some that you could actually see brush marks on the surface it was so thick. But once you get it off the Mac method does work. My AE shell shines and glows just as well as my Alden now.

The cheapest place for bulk Microfiber cloths that I have found is Amazon under Amazon Basics. If you spend over $25 it is free shipping so I get the 48 pack which is ~$28
http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Microfiber-Cleaning-Cloth-Pack/dp/B009FUF6DM


Good luck the results are more than worth the work to clean them IMO.

Thx Cold Iron, I ordered similar micro fiber cloths and renomat. Hopefully, I can get some nice shine on my AE shells
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Originally Posted by wohwoh View Post

Could I get some suggestions from anyone?

I'm a college student (on a strict budget) in need of interview dress shoes. After trying on the Park Avenue in several widths and size, I have determined the 5 last isn't for me. I have a wide feet (Measured to be between E and EE) and a high instep. Trying to stay within the AE brand, but on a different last, I then decided on the Vernon:


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

However, I later realized the Vernon is a "Plain-toe", rather than a "Cap-toe". I've read numerous forum posts and many people believe a "Cap-toe" is more traditional in business.

 

What are your thoughts on this? Would I be better off getting a "Cap-toe" for my purpose? 

 

To be honest, I can't tell the difference between the two different toe styles, but I want to buy the right shoes. I'm having a really hard time finding other shoes that would suit my high instep and needs that is within $400.

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Originally Posted by Septimus View Post

A "cap toe" has a separate pice of leather that "caps" the toe. There is a line of stitching that runs across it, connecting the cap to the rest of the shoe. A "plain toe" has a front that is all one piece of leather. On the Vernon, there are those lines of holes (called "brogueing" that runs across the front of the shoe, making a kind of "virtual cap," which is why it looks kind of like a cap toe.

As for your question, the Vernons are a bit less traditional than a true cap toe. But in my opinion, if the Vernon fits you better, it's a pretty reasonable substitute for all but the most conservative workplaces, albeit a bit flashier. Most people won't notice, just like you didn't.

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If this will be your only interview shoe, don't get the Vernon. Not because it's a plaintoe (plaintoe is fine for interviews), but because its eyelet design is non-tradiional.  As Septimus stated, most people won't notice, but some will. You don't want to be the candidate with the dandy shoes.

 

None of the other 8-lasts are appropriate interview shoes so order the AE 5-last captoes or wingtips in EE, and if they don't feel right, return them and get another brand, unless you're interviewing at AE.

post #18580 of 46989
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Originally Posted by frank212 View Post

None of the other 8-lasts are appropriate interview shoes so order the AE 5-last captoes or wingtips in EE, and if they don't feel right, return them and get another brand, unless you're interviewing at AE.

Wingtips for an interview? I think those would be more "dandyish" and less appropriate than the Vernon for interviews, though I'm not a fan of the Vernon, either.
post #18581 of 46989
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Originally Posted by frank212 View Post

No flyer in my mail. Would anyone be willing to scan and post?

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

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Soho today.

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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

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Originally Posted by frank212 View Post

No flyer in my mail. Would anyone be willing to scan and post?

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

Where are these deals available? Where do you buy?
post #18584 of 46989
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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post

Soho today.

Nice. Wish I could get these in black.

post #18585 of 46989
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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post


Wingtips for an interview? I think those would be more "dandyish" and less appropriate than the Vernon for interviews, though I'm not a fan of the Vernon, either.

If you're being a purist, then yes, this is the case.  However, you should see how some people dress (let alone the crap shoes they wear) when interviewing at my company.  No one here would fault you for one second for wearing black wingtips to an interview.  In the least, wearing those wouldn't detract from your credentials for the position.

 

I think most of us forget that the majority of society cares roughly 0.5% about their footwear.  Simply wearing shoes that don't look like atrocities puts one two-steps ahead of everybody else. 

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