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post #22201 of 47100

Has AE made Strands in burgundy shell at any point?  If not, has anyone ordered it as a MTO?  I think it'd look great and would appreciate a pic if anyone has it.

post #22202 of 47100
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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

I was at Nordstrom Rack recently and a man who was alone looking at a shelf near me picked up a pair of shoes and expressed, "Oooooh" to himself in that I-can't-believe-I-just-found-a-shoe-I-like-in-my-size-at-such-an-amazing-price sound. I turned and said, "Found something, eh?" He said, "Yea, now I just need to leave it in the bag in my car overnight and take it in the house when my wife isn't home". I guess we all read the same playbook.

I've been enjoying this thread and everyone's jocularity. I started a humble AE collection last fall and fell into Aldens shortly thereafter as well. Here's how I sneak in shoes past security checkpoints at home:

1. Cover your financial tracks. Some of my patients pay in cash. I use the cash to purchase a visa vanilla gift card ($500 max). When purchasing shell, it's best to place an order over the phone or in person rather than order online so you can use two vanilla cards to complete a >$500 purchase.
2. Have purchase shipped to office. Be careful to time purchases so as not to risk delivery on weekends during which time you might not be around.
3. Break new purchases in at the office (see, eg, The Mac Method). Shoes are ready for home when there is adequate scuffing on soles.
4. Discreetly transport contraband in large gym bag/tennis bag or in oversized messenger bag. Works best when your hands are full of groceries to provide adequate distraction.
5. Keep shoes in felt bags for camouflaging. Employ the "what, these old shoes?" defense with proper conviction (see, eg, "these aren't the droids you're looking for. He can go about his business")
6. Rinse, repeat
post #22203 of 47100
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

I've been enjoying this thread and everyone's jocularity. I started a humble AE collection last fall and fell into Aldens shortly thereafter as well. Here's how I sneak in shoes past security checkpoints at home:

1. Cover your financial tracks. Some of my patients pay in cash. I use the cash to purchase a visa vanilla gift card ($500 max). When purchasing shell, it's best to place an order over the phone or in person rather than order online so you can use two vanilla cards to complete a >$500 purchase.
2. Have purchase shipped to office. Be careful to time purchases so as not to risk delivery on weekends during which time you might not be around.
3. Break new purchases in at the office (see, eg, The Mac Method). Shoes are ready for home when there is adequate scuffing on soles.
4. Discreetly transport contraband in large gym bag/tennis bag or in oversized messenger bag. Works best when your hands are full of groceries to provide adequate distraction.
5. Keep shoes in felt bags for camouflaging. Employ the "what, these old shoes?" defense with proper conviction (see, eg, "these aren't the droids you're looking for. He can go about his business")
6. Rinse, repeat

Hilarious. I like the breaking in at work tactic!
post #22204 of 47100
Sorry double post
post #22205 of 47100
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Originally Posted by willsgillen View Post

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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

I've been enjoying this thread and everyone's jocularity. I started a humble AE collection last fall and fell into Aldens shortly thereafter as well. Here's how I sneak in shoes past security checkpoints at home:

1. Cover your financial tracks. Some of my patients pay in cash. I use the cash to purchase a visa vanilla gift card ($500 max). When purchasing shell, it's best to place an order over the phone or in person rather than order online so you can use two vanilla cards to complete a >$500 purchase.
2. Have purchase shipped to office. Be careful to time purchases so as not to risk delivery on weekends during which time you might not be around.
3. Break new purchases in at the office (see, eg, The Mac Method). Shoes are ready for home when there is adequate scuffing on soles.
4. Discreetly transport contraband in large gym bag/tennis bag or in oversized messenger bag. Works best when your hands are full of groceries to provide adequate distraction.
5. Keep shoes in felt bags for camouflaging. Employ the "what, these old shoes?" defense with proper conviction (see, eg, "these aren't the droids you're looking for. He can go about his business")
6. Rinse, repeat

Hilarious. I like the breaking in at work tactic!

Classic!
post #22206 of 47100

Picked up a pair of factory second Rutledges from the shoe bank. $322. Defects are very minor and do not bother me at all. A bit of discoloration on the inside of the left shoe (using Saphir wax seems to be helping) and some "imperfect" leather on the toe of the right shoe. I think the shoe is pretty boss- its comfy, color is absolutely AMAZING, and I think it matches with a lot of things. 

post #22207 of 47100
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post

I've been enjoying this thread and everyone's jocularity. I started a humble AE collection last fall and fell into Aldens shortly thereafter as well. Here's how I sneak in shoes past security checkpoints at home:

1. Cover your financial tracks. Some of my patients pay in cash. I use the cash to purchase a visa vanilla gift card ($500 max). When purchasing shell, it's best to place an order over the phone or in person rather than order online so you can use two vanilla cards to complete a >$500 purchase.
2. Have purchase shipped to office. Be careful to time purchases so as not to risk delivery on weekends during which time you might not be around.
3. Break new purchases in at the office (see, eg, The Mac Method). Shoes are ready for home when there is adequate scuffing on soles.
4. Discreetly transport contraband in large gym bag/tennis bag or in oversized messenger bag. Works best when your hands are full of groceries to provide adequate distraction.
5. Keep shoes in felt bags for camouflaging. Employ the "what, these old shoes?" defense with proper conviction (see, eg, "these aren't the droids you're looking for. He can go about his business")
6. Rinse, repeat

Priceless!!
post #22208 of 47100
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Originally Posted by thecooldude33 View Post

Picked up a pair of factory second Rutledges from the shoe bank.....

 

Those are a gorgeous colour.

post #22209 of 47100
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Originally Posted by thecooldude33 View Post

Picked up a pair of factory second Rutledges from the shoe bank. $322. Defects are very minor and do not bother me at all. A bit of discoloration on the inside of the left shoe (using Saphir wax seems to be helping) and some "imperfect" leather on the toe of the right shoe. I think the shoe is pretty boss- its comfy, color is absolutely AMAZING, and I think it matches with a lot of things. 

You are going to love those. I love mine.

post #22210 of 47100

I know there are a lot of members posting here with a lot of Allen Edmonds shoes, do you folks ever wear all of them?  I have three pairs and I will probably get to each once or twice a week.  I don't typically wear dress shoes around the house, dress shoes so not have the padding that I want in my casual shoes, which are typically Sketchers Go Walk Freestyles.

post #22211 of 47100
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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

I know there are a lot of members posting here with a lot of Allen Edmonds shoes, do you folks ever wear all of them?  I have three pairs and I will probably get to each once or twice a week.  I don't typically wear dress shoes around the house, dress shoes so not have the padding that I want in my casual shoes, which are typically Sketchers Go Walk Freestyles.

 

In one day?  No, but I supposed I could try if I really wanted to.  smile.gif

In one week?  No.

In a month?  Yes.

 

9 shoe rotation of AE's, Carmina, C&J and Meermin.

post #22212 of 47100
Wearing a shoe that gets very little love on here - the Montecito. I picked these up for $95 on 6pm.com about 6 months ago. That was about 7 pairs of shoes ago smile.gif

post #22213 of 47100
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Originally Posted by docalden2013 View Post


I've been enjoying this thread and everyone's jocularity. I started a humble AE collection last fall and fell into Aldens shortly thereafter as well. Here's how I sneak in shoes past security checkpoints at home:

1. Cover your financial tracks. Some of my patients pay in cash. I use the cash to purchase a visa vanilla gift card ($500 max). When purchasing shell, it's best to place an order over the phone or in person rather than order online so you can use two vanilla cards to complete a >$500 purchase.
2. Have purchase shipped to office. Be careful to time purchases so as not to risk delivery on weekends during which time you might not be around.
3. Break new purchases in at the office (see, eg, The Mac Method). Shoes are ready for home when there is adequate scuffing on soles.
4. Discreetly transport contraband in large gym bag/tennis bag or in oversized messenger bag. Works best when your hands are full of groceries to provide adequate distraction.
5. Keep shoes in felt bags for camouflaging. Employ the "what, these old shoes?" defense with proper conviction (see, eg, "these aren't the droids you're looking for. He can go about his business")
6. Rinse, repeat

This could be one of the most brilliant posts I've read in a long time. The key is that scuffing of the soles...also don't go nuts and polish them in front of her or give them any extra special "ahhh these are new shoes" treatment. That's a DEAD GIVEAWAY!!

post #22214 of 47100
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Originally Posted by thecooldude33 View Post

Picked up a pair of factory second Rutledges from the shoe bank. $322. Defects are very minor and do not bother me at all. A bit of discoloration on the inside of the left shoe (using Saphir wax seems to be helping) and some "imperfect" leather on the toe of the right shoe. I think the shoe is pretty boss- its comfy, color is absolutely AMAZING, and I think it matches with a lot of things. 

 

Those look great!

post #22215 of 47100
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Originally Posted by thecooldude33 View Post

Picked up a pair of factory second Rutledges from the shoe bank. $322. Defects are very minor and do not bother me at all. A bit of discoloration on the inside of the left shoe (using Saphir wax seems to be helping) and some "imperfect" leather on the toe of the right shoe. I think the shoe is pretty boss- its comfy, color is absolutely AMAZING, and I think it matches with a lot of things. 

 

First, the shoes look great. The color is unbelievable.

 

Second, do you mind telling me/us why you went with AE Shoe Trees and not a cheaper option at Nordstrom Rack or wait for a Jos A Bank sale?

I guess I am still trying to wrap my head around "proper" shoe trees. I have them in all my shoes, but fear I may not be getting the right size or worrying about them being too tight or too loose.

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