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Thank You for the photos do you wear the walnut or cappuccino more?
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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

Can anyone recommend an online retailer where I can find Venetian Shoe Cream? Most retailers have a shipping cost of $11 and I'm not ready to spend that much on a $5 product. Unfortunately no seller on eBay is currently selling this.
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

I saw that as well; since I'm a sucker for a quantity break, it pushed me to bite the bullet and just buy a big jug of the stuff.

Somewhat more initial outlay, but it's a splendid deal and I will probably never ever run out.

A tip for Fore Supply, have them ship to a business address (like your office), the shipping will be cheaper.
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I purchased a big jug of Venetian Shoe cream from Fore Supply as well. I live about 25 minutes from there and it was sort of on my way to the AE store so I stopped in. They seemed rather surprised that someone would just walk in their door wanting to buy something. If you plan to go in person you might call first.
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

Quick shell lineup:

 

Walnut shell Dalton, Cappuccino shell McAllister, Brown shell Strand

 

 

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Gorgeous - congratulations!  Enjoy wearing them.  

 

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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

Can anyone recommend an online retailer where I can find Venetian Shoe Cream? Most retailers have a shipping cost of $11 and I'm not ready to spend that much on a $5 product. Unfortunately no seller on eBay is currently selling this.

 

In the meantime, I finally got to wear my brown shell Patriots today. I'm extremely satisfied with them and so glad I decided against selling them. The colour is ridiculously beautiful and works so well with my blue and green chinos. I'm also quite impressed with the J.R. soles. I walked around Toronto for about an hour on tough pavement and the soles look barely scuffed!

 

 

 

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VSC is available from some of the AE shoe outlets for $5.  I just have them send me a jar with a shoe purchase every once in a while.  I don't know how they would handle shipping just that item.  

 

Nice Patriots!  I haven't worn my brown ones yet, except to try them on for a few minutes - I hope mine break in as well as yours have.  I have found AE's brown shell works well with blue and navy, as well as tan.  Enjoy wearing them!  

 

Edit: Today's shoes, Burgundy Cambridge @ 14 months old.

 

 

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Wore my AE Strawfuts yesterday. This pair must be the coolest smart summer shoe on the market. Mesh brogues with calf uppers give free range for every single gust of wind.
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

I am curious, when did you place your order, and overall how long did it take to get them. I emailed Mr. Grangaard the day after he posted, we had an email exchange regarding the availability of the color I wanted and I placed the order last week. They told me 8 weeks. I am curious how long it took for yours once you placed the order.

I actually began emailing Paul before he made the offer on SF.  I was going off of an old offer on AAAC.  He responded very quickly, but then the golf collection came out and he went on vacation.  I was then handed off to the afore-mentioned SWAT team.  Since I knew exactly what I wanted for the McAllisters, they placed the order for me and I got them about two weeks later, which included what appears to be two screw-ups in the production process (there are now two pairs of seconds in 12EEE if anyone is interested).  Overall, I have been very impressed with the entire process.

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post


Thank You for the photos do you wear the walnut or cappuccino more?

Since I only got the cappuccino yesterday, I'll have to say the walnut.

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I will probably cave and get them both, I feel like which ever I choose I will keep thinking about the other. Decision decisions.
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The Cappuccino McAllisters are here!

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Those absolutely gorgeous. Congrats!

Question: IRL do they appear that dark? The cappuccino Macallisters that I have from last year are more of a medium brown. Definitely lighter than the brown shell strands. You seem to have a bit of red in there too. I love that color.
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Those Macallisters are gorgeous.  I hope to be able to order a cappacino MacNeil soon

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Those Macallisters are gorgeous....

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I am so glad I bought a pair of McAllister during the recent sales so that I don't have to second guess myself and drool over the pics posted by others. smile.gif
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Got my Burgundy Shell Patriots in yesterday. Here are both pair together.



With the sale at the Jefferson Outlet, I got two pair of Shell Loafers for only $14 more than what one pair of equivalent Aldens cost.

I could not be happier with these purchases.
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Originally Posted by polojock615 View Post

The Cappuccino McAllisters are here!

 

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They look great! When I talked to CS last year about a special makeup of the Dundee in cappuccino she sent me a sample of cappuccino and told me that is actually darker than Dark Brown. And the samples are. When I wear the cappuccino Dundee's it is like wearing 3 pair of shoes all in a day they change color so much. When inside they are dark but in full sunlight they are almost walnut color. Do yours do that? I should have my cappuccino MacAllister's in a month or two, in the meantime yours look pretty good to me!

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Just got my latest pair. A present to myself for passing the bar exam (1 of 2, actually. Also got myself a pair of Alden 975s). Shell Cordovan Graysons. I love saving money, but something about buying firsts from the store really feels good. I feel like a man knowing what I want and willing to pay the full price. Part of me also likes paying full price knowing that I am supporting workers' in Port Washington best work. Excited to wear this shoe and remember when and why I bought them.



Congratulations on passing the bar exam and I like the presents you bought for yourself. Nicely done and well executed. I also normally purchase firsts for much the same reasons you stated.

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Originally Posted by jrarnold View Post

My first pair of Allen Edmonds arrives on Monday. Its a pair of black Bentons and I plan to wear them at least four days out of the week. Ideally I should get a second pair and rotate to allow each to breathe, but I don't have the extra cash to spend at the moment. What is the best way for me to take care of a pair of Allen Edmonds that I am wearing so frequently?

 

Reading through this thread is definitely getting me drinking the Kool-Aid. I went with black because I thought that would be the best color to own if I could only own one pair. However, seeing all the pictures of brown/walnut/chili AE shoes has definitely made me reconsider. It just gives me another reason to get a second pair in the near future.

When you get your new shoes wear them for a few hours inside the house to make sure they fit correctly. The Benton has a rubber sole and will not need much breaking in however you do want to make sure they are the correct size. I would wear them M-W-F and rotate with the shoe you are currently wearing. And as mentioned use shoe trees when not on your feet. Once you start wearing them it will be tempting to wear them all the time but I also recommend against that. Start saving and you will be able to purchase another shoe before you know it. Keep an eye out for sales that are brought up on here. Good luck.

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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

Oh, I almost forgot to mention that is was 73 here yesterday. For the next 10 days the forecast is in the mid-70's as the high. What's snow???

It is the white heavy crap all over the place. Deck was bare when I went to bed last night.

 

At least 5 more inches expected today. Wearing brown shell Patriots as house slippers today but don't expect to be wearing any of my AE shoes for the next couple of days. Trees and branches are dropping all around me and expect to be running the chainsaw all weekend cleaning up around the house.

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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

Got my Burgundy Shell Patriots in yesterday. Here are both pair together.



With the sale at the Jefferson Outlet, I got two pair of Shell Loafers for only $14 more than what one pair of equivalent Aldens cost.

I could not be happier with these purchases.

They look great! 

 

I'm still wondering what makes these shoes "Seconds"?

 

I'm also starting to think I may have missed out on this great sale, even though I'm trying to keep more of my money given I am getting married next month.

 

May I also ask how you sized these?

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Just got my latest pair. A present to myself for passing the bar exam (1 of 2, actually. Also got myself a pair of Alden 975s). Shell Cordovan Graysons. I love saving money, but something about buying firsts from the store really feels good. I feel like a man knowing what I want and willing to pay the full price. Part of me also likes paying full price knowing that I am supporting workers' in Port Washington best work. Excited to wear this shoe and remember when and why I bought them.




Congratulations! Great purchase as well!
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