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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

NEW - COMING FROM ALLEN EDMONDS THIS FALL:





THE GRIDIRON - by Allen Edmonds

As seen on the current AE Catalog - this style will become available this fall.  Looks like a very nice addition to any wardrobe.

(Love that straight-laced presentation look too - instead of the cross-laced alternative)

Dayom!! That looks awesome. I'll definiately be picking up a pair.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post


I have to echo was SFTG said I received a response fairly quickly, a couple of days later. They immediately sent out samples of the two shell offerings I was considering. I haven't received them yet but I believe cappuccino will win out.

 

Paul is prioritizing his responses on the basis of post count in this thread.  I received a response within 15 minutes and an offer to knock an additional 25% off my MTO.  biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

 

I am glad you lurked right on by this time with a photo.

 

What do you use and how do you maintain the shine and condition of your shoes?

Mac Method after every wear with the occasional Saphir Reno treatment (minimal amounts every 20 wearings or so).  Hope that helps!

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Congratulations on the passing of the bar exam.  Perhaps you already have a law firm lined up - or you are planning on a career as an FBI agent.  Either way - your past 8 years in jurisprudence to obtain your J.D. is commendable.  (You will never think the same!)

My old boss, Jim Rohn, said, "Get a long list of things you want - even if they are only a wish list - and the "reasons" over time to do better and earn more will open the doors for you.  Don't be afraid of paying full price.  Make it a worthy goal, and you will not find yourself saving for a trip to Japan to buy a discounted Nikon camera."

8 years to obtain a JD?
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Originally Posted by ckprax View Post

 

Paul specifically asked that we email him with MTO requests; you didn't and got "flimsy results". Many people have contacted Paul directly and placed custom orders without issue. You can't expect a sales associate to know what the CEO offers to SF members, much less dig through thousands of posts looking for proof. If you want a custom MTO without the up charge than email Paul and see what they can do for you. 

 

Yeah, yeah, give it a rest please.   No need to lecture me with "next times" and woulda coulda shoulda's.  I got FLIMSY RESULTS....Which Im ok with, and expected.  I did as AE's own customer service agent directed me to do, and contacted the retailer since my particular MTO order would have been an exchange involving a pair of shoes that are already in production, not merely a simple purchase.   I got a bit of runaround and a no.  Simple as that.  Im not saying that everyone has had such misfortune, or that everyone going forward will be met with the same misfortune.  But while I have great respect and admiration for AE's customer service, and I believe they go above and beyond to address their customers' concerns, I would never be foolish enough to think they're infallible.  It has become evident to me that they are not.

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8 years to obtain a JD?

I'm assuming he means something like, 4 years undergrad, 3 years law school, and one year bar?

Otherwise yes, that is a long time to get a JD.
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

I'm assuming he means something like, 4 years undergrad, 3 years law school, and one year bar?

Otherwise yes, that is a long time to get a JD.

Seven total years. Works for a year in commercial real estate. My third week of work in 2008 was when BofA bought Merrill lynch. Put my applications in right after that. Thank you for all the good wishes, gents.
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Originally Posted by harlequin782 View Post

 

Yeah, yeah, give it a rest please.   No need to lecture me with "next times" and woulda coulda shoulda's.  I got FLIMSY RESULTS....Which Im ok with, and expected.  I did as AE's own customer service agent directed me to do, and contacted the retailer since my particular MTO order would have been an exchange involving a pair of shoes that are already in production, not merely a simple purchase.   I got a bit of runaround and a no.  Simple as that.  Im not saying that everyone has had such misfortune, or that everyone going forward will be met with the same misfortune.  But while I have great respect and admiration for AE's customer service, and I believe they go above and beyond to address their customers' concerns, I would never be foolish enough to think they're infallible.  It has become evident to me that they are not.

 

Why are you making things ten times harder than they need to be and getting frustrated with your lack of results?  Return your shoes and e-mail Paul about a MTO.  Done.

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Originally Posted by cbtaylor View Post

Wow those are great!

Thanks!  Really digging those burgundy shell daltons in your avatar pic.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

Why are you making things ten times harder than they need to be and getting frustrated with your lack of results?  Return your shoes and e-mail Paul about a MTO.  Done.

 

Again:  Save it.. where have I at all implied that I am frustrated with any part of my exchange process?  I clearly noted that I have accepted the outcome.  The more important question is why such passive aggressive vitriol has been projected upon my recount of the situation, here?

 

I actually decided to email Paul.  Impressively, I received a response in less than an hour from the man himself; a very busy man to say the least.  As I informed everyone INITIALLY, the exchange simply ISNT POSSIBLE due to the logistics of an already scarce shell resource making reproduction of multiple MTO shell shoes in a very unique size cost prohibitive.  These are the words (essentially) from the horses mouth.  There isnt anything left to be done.  He was very attentive to my inquiry and I feel that he gave me the most honest answer to an already delicate exchange that one could realistically expect.  I thank him for his time, and for expressing interest in delivering resolution to my dilemma.  Things didnt turn out quite as I had hoped, but as always, I leave from my most recent experience with AE's customer service, with nothing but the utmost respect for them, appreciation for their effort, and moreover, an eager anticipation of the arrival of my Shell Cordovan Shoes.


Edited by harlequin782 - 5/2/13 at 6:43pm
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Seven total years. Works for a year in commercial real estate. My third week of work in 2008 was when BofA bought Merrill lynch. Put my applications in right after that. Thank you for all the good wishes, gents.

 

I know of some who took forever to pass their bar after graduation - and even one year is becoming the norm . . . So much so, that some were in their 40's before they finally achieve it (California Bar).

 

You were on the ball from 2008.  Good for you!

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post


Seven total years. Works for a year in commercial real estate. My third week of work in 2008 was when BofA bought Merrill lynch. Put my applications in right after that. Thank you for all the good wishes, gents.

 

Congrats on passing. Great choice of shoes, too. I'll be writing my LSAT in the next month or so and will be on my way towards a career in law.

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post

Seven total years. Works for a year in commercial real estate. My third week of work in 2008 was when BofA bought Merrill lynch. Put my applications in right after that. Thank you for all the good wishes, gents.

Congrats and good luck! I graduated with my JD 10 years ago this month, then the real work began.
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Thoughts on cronmoks? Ebay has them cheap and I do need a boot/brown shoe. Navy looks nice as well...

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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

Thoughts on cronmoks? Ebay has them cheap and I do need a boot/brown shoe. Navy looks nice as well...

 

If you like them why do you care what anyone else thinks?

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