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Nice outfit with the Banchory

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for 120$ return? you're crazy! they look awesome with these jeans smile.gif

Thanks for the feedback guys. Good to have some approvals for those shoes. happy.gif
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That's a good score for $120. I've seen some shoes at the Rack that looked used but had been resoled. Maybe that's the case here? 
 I browse through my size every time I visit, and have yet to see something that appealing. 
I would keep them. Plus, you already have the belt.

Thanks for the feedback. I have no idea exactly how "worn" they were, but I looked at the insole and there is no "footprint" on it. I find that most of my shoes develop some sort of visible "footprint" on the insole within one or two wears. The uppers didn't really show any wear, but then again with this type of soft unlined leather, it's already kind of distressed so it's hard to tell. So I was fairly confident that they weren't really "used" but rather more like "lightly worn". Hopefully I'm right about that.
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Originally Posted by crosswound View Post

i take a d width on all my alden barrie last shoes was i right on going with eee width for park avenue's? anyhow i'll find out when my 3 pairs of new first quality allen edmonds arrive this thursday icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

i went with park avenue, strand, and mcallister per suggestions

How did you arrive at 3E width for the Park Avenues? I take a 8.5D in the Barrie last and either 8.5D or 9D in AE 5-lasted shoes depending on the leather (the rough leathers tend to make up larger, so I go with 8.5D with those). My guess is that the 3E width will be too wide for you if are indeed a D width on the Barrie last.
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Do you all think that there is such thing as a compulsive shoe buyer?  I have been just that for a while now.

I don't know about others who frequent this and other shoe related threads on Style Forum, but I've certainly been a compulsive shoe buyer. I really don't want to count, but since the beginning of 2013, I've probably bought close to double digit pairs of shoes (AE and others)...and I started the year with well over a dozen pairs.tongue.gif
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I don't know about others who frequent this and other shoe related threads on Style Forum, but I've certainly been a compulsive shoe buyer. I really don't want to count, but since the beginning of 2013, I've probably bought close to double digit pairs of shoes (AE and others)...and I started the year with well over a dozen pairs.tongue.gif

I also have a problem.  Is there a support group?  One outside of SF, that is.

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Do you all think that there is such thing as a compulsive shoe buyer?  I have been just that for a while now.


yes, just like with any other hobby. The consumerist in all of us.

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Thoughts on these seconds quality? Just got three pairs in from the shoe bank sale today. Kenilworth (not pictured, basically in perfect condition minus a tiny stain on the toe box), Black Hills, and Rapid City. These are my first shoe bank orders so I was curious if the quality issues pictured below are more the exception than the norm. Generally speaking I'm not picky. I am in fact super excited to be starting an Allen Edmonds collection (this makes 4 with 3 more on order), much to the amusement of the g/f. redface.gif So small defects are no biggie considering the price cuts, but are these defects larger than most you see from the bank?

 

Black Hills:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rapid City:

 

 

 

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Does anyone here own Strand in dark brown and would care to share the pics with trousers/jeans ?

This was probably beaten to death, but what would be most suitable color of strand to go with really dark jeans? I mostly looking at a shoe for buisness casual jeans+sportcoat. Besides that my go to suit is Navy(but i don't wear it often) and I have pair of khakis.. so cognac/darkbrown/walnut?
Or maybe if it's a bad idea suggest an other shoe style for jeans+sportcoat look.

Jeans and oxfords?
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How does the handsewn 114 and 800 lasts compare to the welted 5?
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Jeans and oxfords?


these are pretty casual for a pair of oxfords i think they'd look good, anyways I surfed their site and seems mctavish would be better for a jeans/chino look, ofc still can't pick a color

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Need some input on a fashion idea:

 

I know that most members in Classic tuck their shirts in as a rule, but I was out buying slacks and found a couple pairs that had very nice cuts, fabric, and fits. As I was trying them on, I couldnt help but notice that they looked good with the polo I was wearing and looked good with some fitted T shirts and button ups. 

Has anyone here explored the option of wearing slacks as pants, and not a strictly tucked-shirt option? I thought the look was pretty clean myself, a welcome difference from jeans

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Anyone have a pick of some Black Shell Leeds with a bit of age in them?

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Originally Posted by shartmann View Post

 

That's a good score for $120. I've seen some shoes at the Rack that looked used but had been resoled. Maybe that's the case here?  I browse through my size every time I visit, and have yet to see something that appealing. I would keep them. Plus, you already have the belt.

 

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Thanks for the feedback guys. Good to have some approvals for those shoes. happy.gif
Thanks for the feedback. I have no idea exactly how "worn" they were, but I looked at the insole and there is no "footprint" on it. I find that most of my shoes develop some sort of visible "footprint" on the insole within one or two wears. The uppers didn't really show any wear, but then again with this type of soft unlined leather, it's already kind of distressed so it's hard to tell. So I was fairly confident that they weren't really "used" but rather more like "lightly worn". Hopefully I'm right about that.

 

There is no way Nordstrom is resoling used shoes to sell them at Nordstrom Rack.  The half-price "refurbished" shoes you occasionally find are returns that, for whatever reason, cannot be resold at Nordstrom as new.  I've always imagined they are the shoes that are worn for less than an hour or so outside the home before returning to try a different size.  I have never seen on any of these shoes the type of creasing or other indicators of wear that would indicate even one full day's wear. 

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Thoughts on these seconds quality? Just got three pairs in from the shoe bank sale today. Kenilworth (not pictured, basically in perfect condition minus a tiny stain on the toe box), Black Hills, and Rapid City. These are my first shoe bank orders so I was curious if the quality issues pictured below are more the exception than the norm. Generally speaking I'm not picky. I am in fact super excited to be starting an Allen Edmonds collection (this makes 4 with 3 more on order), much to the amusement of the g/f. redface.gif So small defects are no biggie considering the price cuts, but are these defects larger than most you see from the bank?

 

Black Hills:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rapid City:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hmm, I just ordered two pairs of seconds and you have me concerned. The creases and occasional small blemish to the leather wouldn't bother me at all provided they didn't affect comfort,  but the cuts in the welts and the unfinished or ratty edges would as I'd be concerned about the longevity of the shoe.

 

This is a great thread... and all the regular posters in it should get a commission. I ended up ordering delrays in black calf with the V-tread and Lasalle's in Chili (for $129 how could I say no).

 

I noticed that the only Chili belt AE has is the wide dress belt which had mixed reviews, what/where did the other Chili shoe owners find a matching belt?

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Originally Posted by Olifter View Post

Not sure, I wear a D width in the Barrie and my Strands are an E.

ok i do have pretty wide feet, my feet usually end up stretching my d width barrie shoes from regular wearing hopefully i'll be ok if not it'll be a exchange for available e width hopefully. i've bought a pair of barrie in e width and it was a tad too big because my foot slid around so i had to flip the shoes. thanks for reply

well i might be a e width according to other replies but its free exchanges/returns smile.gif. there is no allen edmonds store near where i live closest one is a 5hr drive one way so 10hrs round trip so i would have had to get my sizing eventually somehow. i had to go through a lot of of returning/exchanging to get my barrie size just right smile.gif

thanks guys
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Originally Posted by evilWagon View Post

 

Hmm, I just ordered two pairs of seconds and you have me concerned. The creases and occasional small blemish to the leather wouldn't bother me at all provided they didn't affect comfort,  but the cuts in the welts and the unfinished or ratty edges would as I'd be concerned about the longevity of the shoe.

 

This is a great thread... and all the regular posters in it should get a commission. I ended up ordering delrays in black calf with the V-tread and Lasalle's in Chili (for $129 how could I say no).

 

I noticed that the only Chili belt AE has is the wide dress belt which had mixed reviews, what/where did the other Chili shoe owners find a matching belt?

You honestly can't tell about any of those issues pictured from more than a foot away (as you said it's a question of longevity). The Kenilworths were nearly perfect so this seems to be just a roll of the dice. But, the shoe bank will pay for return shipping so it's not much of a gamble with anything but a few minutes of your time. :)

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