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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

What about shoelacesexpress.com?

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not sure why I didn't just google something lol..

 

just grabbed about 6 different colors of brown in various styles, hope one of them works

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As I mentioned a few posts ago, I'm looking to pick up a pair of Sheltons. I've bought two other pair of AE in the past month so I need to try and save a little money on this one. I'm disappointed because I think they were a webgem not too long ago but that's gone, so...

 

The outlet has one in my size and based on the list they sent they are going for $228. I believe that's 15% off the normal $269 price. Does that sound about right for these shoes? I can pick them up on Amazon for (which are firsts) for $276 because I have a 20% coupon for signing up for their mailing list. I assume the outlet will charge me tax so I'm only looking at about $34 to get firsts over seconds.

 

Am I missing an opportunity to get these (or any AE shoe) cheaper somewhere that I don't know about? I checked the B&S area of these forums.

 

Thanks.

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I was not ordering anything from the current seconds sale. Still breaking in a few new pairs, and didn't really need anything so just going to sit this one out and enjoy the photos from everyone else. Positive about it. Well, at least fairly certain. Next thing I know I'm reading off my credit card number. Walnut Jeffersons on the way. 

 

I'm positive I will not order anything from the next sale. I think. 

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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

cheers.gif

not sure why I didn't just google something lol..

just grabbed about 6 different colors of brown in various styles, hope one of them works

Hope one of them works out. As an alternative, you as an Alden guy arguably have given them enough business to ask for a replacement set of laces for your 1493s. They send out replacement Indy laces, so it can't hurt to ask in this case.
post #21260 of 46526
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post. . . my car is kept in the same condition. I drive a 2007 Chrysler 300, and it looks brand new. So yes... :)

 

I am happy to hear you keep her in good shape - just like new!  [ grin ]

 


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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post
 

As for the cabinet, I had a Americana style sign made by a local artist, and when I picked it up I saw in his woodshop a beautiful cabinet that he made. It stood about 6 feet tall and 3 1/2 feet wide. It was made out of Oak and had nice doors on it, and had 1 drawer at the bottom. I asked about making a cabinet a bit larger with doors with glass to see in, and he said he could do one for about $700 - $800. I would love to have a cabinet that closes up and keeps dust off of my shoes, but still leaves them viewable. Also, the drawer at the bottom would be nice to keep all my shines and conditioners, etc... I have yet to work out the schematics, but will be soon. 

 

SAPHIR PRESENTATION ROSEWOOD BOX - $600.00 (US Dollars)

Fully stocked - as seen

 

(Considering your craftsman suggested $700 - $800 for a full size wood glass-door presentation cabinet for your shoes, I would think that would be a very good investment compared to something like a Shoe Valet Box for $$400 to $600).

 

Or something like the following with a drawer at the bottom:

 

(24 pairs of shoes would fit)

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(A Gustav Stickley Cabinet - as seen above -  would accommodate a presentation of 60 pair of Allen Edmond Shoes/Boots - plenty to grow into!  Gustav Stickley, like Allen Edmonds, also enjoyed an early American start-up in Wisconsin too)

 

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(But you will need a few of these comfy leather chairs to enjoy a good book - while viewing your AE collection)

 

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So I'd suggest going ahead with your local craftsman - and see how you can give birth to something very special.

 

David

Enjoying Montana in the Spring

post #21261 of 46526
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Originally Posted by shartmann View Post

I was not ordering anything from the current seconds sale. Still breaking in a few new pairs, and didn't really need anything so just going to sit this one out and enjoy the photos from everyone else. Positive about it. Well, at least fairly certain. Next thing I know I'm reading off my credit card number. Walnut Jeffersons on the way. 

 

I'm positive I will not order anything from the next sale. I think. 


I was not buying anything on the last sale. I was not going to do it because I was going to wait for Fathers day sale.

 

I now own a the discontinued Lubbock, the discontinued Brown Easton belt and have my first pair of blue shoes:

 

Now to decide on if they stay or not.........

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Originally Posted by Septimus View Post

Just got some new Park Avenues (black, seconds from the J'ville store, no defect that I can see). Not the most exciting of purchases, but a true staple that I did not have. Anyway, aside from wearing them at home for a bit to break in the soles, what treatment is recommended before wearing them out?

 

I like to clean/condition and then polish the shoes before wearing them. There isn't anything necessary, though. Maybe a good brushing.

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

 

I am happy to hear you keep her in good shape - just like new!  [ grin ]

Besides my AE vice, with this pic you have pinpointed my other 2 vices. Nice cars and beautiful brunettes. The car looks like mine, and the beautiful woman looks like my wife. Nice work out of you.

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I've read the several posts that say that the AE for BB models use a thicker insole and therefore do not fit the same even on the same last. If I'm 7.5E on the 5 last McAllister, what size would you recommend for the BB Elgin?

 

Edit: In the seconds list I received from the outlet stores several models are prefaced with "Brooks Brothers xxxxx" but the Elgin just says "Elgin". Am I to assume that this is not a BB model and therefore I don't have to worry about the insole issue and just go with my 7.5E size?

 

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

I've read the several posts that say that the AE for BB models use a thicker insole and therefore do not fit the same even on the same last. If I'm 7.5E on the 5 last McAllister, what size would you recommend for the BB Elgin?

 

Edit: In the seconds list I received from the outlet stores several models are prefaced with "Brooks Brothers xxxxx" but the Elgin just says "Elgin". Am I to assume that this is not a BB model and therefore I don't have to worry about the insole issue and just go with my 7.5E size?

 

Thanks.

 

If the shoes are BB models, then the seconds list will state Brook Brothers… If BB is not in front of the shoe model, then they are regular AE shoes.

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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

I've read the several posts that say that the AE for BB models use a thicker insole and therefore do not fit the same even on the same last. If I'm 7.5E on the 5 last McAllister, what size would you recommend for the BB Elgin?

Edit: In the seconds list I received from the outlet stores several models are prefaced with "Brooks Brothers xxxxx" but the Elgin just says "Elgin". Am I to assume that this is not a BB model and therefore I don't have to worry about the insole issue and just go with my 7.5E size?

Thanks.

The Elgin and the McTavish are known to be about half a size bigger than other 5-lasted shoes. I'm a 9D on most AE models, but bought a 8.5D Elgin when I tried it in the AE store. I believe sizing down by half on the Elgin and McTavish is more or less the consensus on this thread.

If it's the BB Elgin with the poron insole, it might be a different story though. I'm not sure about that one.
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Or something like the following with a drawer at the bottom: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

(24 pairs of shoes would fit)
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(A Gustav Stickley Cabinet - as seen above -  would accommodate a presentation of 60 pair of Allen Edmond Shoes/Boots - plenty to grow into!  Gustav Stickley, like Allen Edmonds, also enjoyed an early American start-up in Wisconsin too)

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No wooden cabinet but maybe in the future. My "storage" which does an excellent job in keeping dust out:
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

No wooden cabinet but maybe in the future. My "storage" which does an excellent job in keeping dusts out:
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I see your Edward Green's and raise you....Uh nevermind.


I was looking at NM website last night and it recommends sizing down a 1/2 of the Clifton. Anyone have experience to confirm if this is correct.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I see your Edward Green's and raise you....Uh nevermind.


I was looking at NM website last night and it recommends sizing down a 1/2 of the Clifton. Anyone have experience to confirm if this is correct.

biggrin.gif Sadly if AE did not stop making shoes on the 0 last I might not have needed to look for another brand for smart shoes.

I remember trying them on some time ago and was comfortable TTS (albeit expecting more of a roomier fit since they are bluchers).

On another note, anyone know if an AE company sale at the end of the month? My fiance's father is flying in and I wanted to pick him up a pair of shoes.
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Originally Posted by masernaut View Post

I like to clean/condition and then polish the shoes before wearing them. There isn't anything necessary, though. Maybe a good brushing.

I second masernaut - I use AE cleaner / conditioner and then polish before wearing. Probably not necessary, but it gives me a chance to look the shoes over before wearing.

Chris
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