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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Ha!! Those are my shoes.

Bid away, gents.

I sent you a message in Ebay.

I decided I do need another pair of black shoes.
post #24527 of 42799
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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

Got my Broadstreet's in the mail from the webgem special. Disappointed that they didn't do the vintage label inside but oh well. Pic below.


That is a great looking shoe - I was tempted when they were webgems and I didn't buy them. Now I am regretting that.

Chris
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Originally Posted by LeviMay View Post

I sent you a message in Ebay.

I decided I do need another pair of black shoes.

A pleasure doing business with you.

Except McTavish, I've had no luck with the 5 last. I guess I need a 4 E or something.

Have learned my lesson though. It was really dumb of me to wear them to work. Otherwise I could have just returned them.

Oh well. Glad an SF cat got them. Wear in good health!
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

It's traditionally only specific colors, but keep your eye on Amazon if you are looking for a different color.  Amazon has a history of matching the Anniversary sale, but for all colors in the specified models.  Usually takes Amazon a few days to a week to match, but they have each of the last several years.

In addition to that option, one might talk to an AE sales associate about price matching. I did yesterday. I was told either version of the suade Neumoks would have to be made up but to call him when the official details of Nordstrum's sale come out. He didn't promise me I could get the snuff at the sale price but he didn't say no either. I'll wait til the 19th then press him.

Speaking of the neumok in suade, I gather some see the lighter one as a spring/summer shoe and the snuff fall/winter but others like both year round. Which is more versatile?
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post


In addition to that option, one might talk to an AE sales associate about price matching. I did yesterday. I was told either version of the suade Neumoks would have to be made up but to call him when the official details of Nordstrum's sale come out. He didn't promise me I could get the snuff at the sale price but he didn't say no either. I'll wait til the 19th then press him.

Speaking of the neumok in suade, I gather some see the lighter one as a spring/summer shoe and the snuff fall/winter but others like both year round. Which is more versatile?

 

AE will price match Nordstrom, but it depends on the SA whether the price match will apply to colors that are not on sale at Nordstrom.

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

A pleasure doing business with you.

Except McTavish, I've had no luck with the 5 last. I guess I need a 4 E or something.

Have learned my lesson though. It was really dumb of me to wear them to work. Otherwise I could have just returned them.

Oh well. Glad an SF cat got them. Wear in good health!

cheers.gif

My first pair of "real" dress shoes was a recent pair of McAllisters. I got them in 11E and they're pretty snug, so I could definitely see the 5 last not working for everyone.
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Do people find the burgundy colour from AE true to colour? The pictures on their website make them look too brown for a burgundy IMO. Maybe I want something closer to oxblood. I did browse through some of the pictures here on the thread and do note that some do seem to have a true burgundy tint to them, but as per all pictures light and camera have a huge effect.
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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post

Do people find the burgundy colour from AE true to colour? The pictures on their website make them look too brown for a burgundy IMO. Maybe I want something closer to oxblood. I did browse through some of the pictures here on the thread and do note that some do seem to have a true burgundy tint to them, but as per all pictures light and camera have a huge effect.

Looking at the Mcallister on AE's website, they appear lighter in the pictures than in person. Assuming because of the studio lighting used to take the pictures. But I think in person, the color is much more distinguishable.

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When does the anniversary sale usually kick off?

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Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

Got my Broadstreet's in the mail from the webgem special. Disappointed that they didn't do the vintage label inside but oh well. Pic below.

 

I'm not sure I could pull them off or match them with my daily wardrobe but man are they gorgeous.

 

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

I think the bone calf really makes the walnut pop.  Beautiful shoes. 

 

 

+1!! 

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


...Have learned my lesson though. It was really dumb of me to wear them to work. Otherwise I could have just returned them...

 

It took me a while to learn that lesson as well. Over the years, I've tried to make a fair number of ill-fitting (mostly sale) shoes work. I've tried wearing them for a few days, inserting slightly larger shoe trees, insoles, etc. In every case, they eventually ended up in the back of closet. Nowadays, they must feel good out of the box.

 

However, I'd never sold anything at ebay until just recently. Just this week, I sold off a walnut westchester, chili manhattan, walnut georgetown (rubber sole/AE collection) and a pair of J&M Made in Italy. I ended up with close to $400 in a week!

 

All to new homes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I do think that taking the time to clean & shine really helped. They all sold for more than my BIN price with one exception. The Manhattan were $9 less than my BIN smile.gif.

 

 

Now I'm on the fence about selling off my old-school burgundy shell Macneil's as well. I got them last year when they moved a ton of 1st quality shell via sales. I'm a brannock/TTS 11D with a slightly high instep and ever so slightly wide foot, but still a D width. The Macneil in 11D was too snug and in 11E I was swimming. So at the suggestion of the SA (very helpful) I went with an 11.5D and eventually added a thin insole. After a year, I'm, finally coming to the conclusion that they just don't work and I'm probably better suited to Alden's barrie lasted LWB in color 8 than the Macneil's 7 last. That said, my burgundy shell Leeds in the 1 last feel like they were designed specifically for me.

 

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

...Except McTavish, I've had no luck with the 5 last. I guess I need a 4 E or something.

 

I never thought the 5 last would work for me either, which is sad as they have so many nice models on that last. FWIW, the Kenilowrth is the one 5 last shoe that works for me. Guessing its the blucher lacing.

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Originally Posted by smoothmoose View Post

Do people find the burgundy colour from AE true to colour? The pictures on their website make them look too brown for a burgundy IMO. Maybe I want something closer to oxblood. I did browse through some of the pictures here on the thread and do note that some do seem to have a true burgundy tint to them, but as per all pictures light and camera have a huge effect.

 

I think their burgundy is true and, in person, clearly distinguishable from brown. 

 

I do think it's a deep burgundy as compared to say, Carmina or Loake which I find to be a bit too red. 

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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

When does the anniversary sale usually kick off?


For the general population: July 19.

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The five last can be challenging. I had quite a bit of trouble at first. But one I got it down its been a great last.
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

A pleasure doing business with you.

Except McTavish, I've had no luck with the 5 last. I guess I need a 4 E or something.

Have learned my lesson though. It was really dumb of me to wear them to work. Otherwise I could have just returned them.

Oh well. Glad an SF cat got them. Wear in good health!

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Originally Posted by LeviMay View Post

cheers.gif

My first pair of "real" dress shoes was a recent pair of McAllisters. I got them in 11E and they're pretty snug, so I could definitely see the 5 last not working for everyone.
post #24540 of 42799
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

It took me a while to learn that lesson as well. Over the years, I've tried to make a fair number of ill-fitting (mostly sale) shoes work. I've tried wearing them for a few days, inserting slightly larger shoe trees, insoles, etc. In every case, they eventually ended up in the back of closet. Nowadays, they must feel good out of the box.

However, I'd never sold anything at ebay until just recently. Just this week, I sold off a walnut westchester, chili manhattan, walnut georgetown (rubber sole/AE collection) and a pair of J&M Made in Italy. I ended up with close to $400 in a week!

All to new homes:














I do think that taking the time to clean & shine really helped. They all sold for more than my BIN price with one exception. The Manhattan were $9 less than my BIN smile.gif .


Now I'm on the fence about selling off my old-school burgundy shell Macneil's as well. I got them last year when they moved a ton of 1st quality shell via sales. I'm a brannock/TTS 11D with a slightly high instep and ever so slightly wide foot, but still a D width. The Macneil in 11D was too snug and in 11E I was swimming. So at the suggestion of the SA (very helpful) I went with an 11.5D and eventually added a thin insole. After a year, I'm, finally coming to the conclusion that they just don't work and I'm probably better suited to Alden's barrie lasted LWB in color 8 than the Macneil's 7 last. That said, my burgundy shell Leeds in the 1 last feel like they were designed specifically for me.


I never thought the 5 last would work for me either, which is sad as they have so many nice models on that last. FWIW, the Kenilowrth is the one 5 last shoe that works for me. Guessing its the blucher lacing.
those are gorgeous! Lovely shine
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