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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

They had some big sales a year or so ago to clear shell inventory, which is why some of us are wondering if there is still production going on for certain models.

 

Couldn't agree more. I bought shell Leeds and shell macneils during that sale period and at the time read at ae.com and was told by the SA's that shell shoes going forward would be MTO only. That was over a year ago. I'd have to guess that it is simply not the case, judging by the number of shell models that are still around and in some cases on sale.

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Originally Posted by rollinsay View Post

 

Thanks for the perspective. I think I will ask for an exchange, as that's the kind of thing that would continue to bother me despite my overall love for the shoe.

 

Cheers!


Good idea.  You should be 100% happy with your purchase.  Take advantage of the free shipping.

post #20613 of 43114
good news and sad news

good:
recently got black mctavishes from the jville outlet during the sale. I must have poor attn to detail b/c I can't tell why these are even seconds and I love 'em. can't wait to break them in.





bad:
went to put on my mcallisters last night and as I pulled up on the tongue it ripped right out! anyone ever had this happen to them? Think I could get a cobbler to fix this? Or just contact AE?


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That's crazy I've never seen anything like that before.
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wow that is crazy, never seen that before

post #20616 of 43114
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

Anybody have this shoe:

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Penny-Loafers/MH00026,default,pd.html?dwvar_MH00026_Color=BLCK&contentpos=1&cgid=

Thoughts regarding this shoe on the casual/formal spectrum (keeping in mind loafers are inherently more casual than most lace-ups)?

Thoughts on fit?

 

I will in a few days.  I just ordered a pair of seconds from Brookfield.  I can't wait to get them (is checking the tracking everyday expecting that date to move up strange behavior?).  I've been looking for loafers for some time.  I went with walnut because I figured that they were, as you said, 'inherently more causal' to begin with.  I thought the walnut would be better for summer when I am at my most casual.  Plus I already have the Fifth Avenues in Walnut and think that it's one of AE's best colors.

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Originally Posted by trig View Post

good news and sad news

bad:
went to put on my mcallisters last night and as I pulled up on the tongue it ripped right out! anyone ever had this happen to them? Think I could get a cobbler to fix this? Or just contact AE?



wow. Just out of curiosity though, but why are you pulling on the tongue? Do you use a shoe horn? I'm just having a hard time picturing why you would even be pulling on it at all.
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+1 on the above- No need to ever pull on the tongue.  I suppose that pulling on it might have encouraged this to happen, but there must have been a flaw in the material. 

post #20619 of 43114
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post

+1 on the above- No need to ever pull on the tongue.  I suppose that pulling on it might have encouraged this to happen, but there must have been a flaw in the material. 
I agree. That is a horrifying image. I occasionally lift one particular pair of boots by the tongue before I put them on my feet, but now I think I'll refrain from even doing that. Yikes.
post #20620 of 43114
I did use a shoe horn. After slipping my foot in, the tongue had been a little pushed down/caught under and so I went to tug it back up and it came right off.

does noone ever adjust the tongue to center it sometimes?
post #20621 of 43114
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Originally Posted by trig View Post

I did use a shoe horn. After slipping my foot in, the tongue had been a little pushed down/caught under and so I went to tug it back up and it came right off.

does noone ever adjust the tongue to center it sometimes?

How old are they?
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I am inclined to believe there has to be a flaw in the material or construction. I really can't see anyone accidentally pulling on the tongue with sufficient force to rip the leather. Unless the OP is benching 450.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I am inclined to believe there has to be a flaw in the material or construction. I really can't see anyone accidentally pulling on the tongue with sufficient force to rip the leather. Unless the OP is benching 450.

maybe he used renovateur on them? lookaround.gif

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Snuff suede Neumoks today.
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Just picked up a pair of strands, now want to go full bore and expand my collection. Few questions:

Is buying strictly factory seconds a good way of getting high quality AE's at a discount?

This Memorial Day sale for outlets, is this a good sale? How often do outlets have sales? Every major holiday?

Is having a Park Ave a must for a good collection?

Why I reading posts that undervalue the color black compared to different shades of browns?

I've tried the search function to find some answers to these questions but it sucks. Your feedback is appreciated.
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