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Damn this is very nice. Thanks for this. I meant full price for the FAs

 

You could try the AE Shoebank and see if they have Fifth Ave seconds in your size. The Brooks Brothers version is often available and may even be cheaper, otherwise the seconds price will likely be about the same as this sale price for PA's. The Fifth Ave does go on sale occasionally at AE, just not sure when and it sounds like you have a current need. I personally like the PA better in black, although I can understand the appeal of the Fifth Ave (I had it in brown for a while).

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They do show up a bit dull, but easily shine up nicely, and in my opinion look even better after a few wears. Also, don't pay full price! See the earlier posts, as black PA's will be on sale for $229 at Nordstroms starting on July 19. 

 

AppleMark


Wow these look amazing. Looks almost like shell! drool.gif

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Wow these look amazing. Looks almost like shell! drool.gif

Thanks. Coincidentally I no longer have these and I'm in the process of getting a shell pair made. If you look closely there is some excessive creasing on the vamp, and a slight amount of bowing. While working with AE on a shell MTO and trying to get the size correct, I mentioned this, sent them a few pictures, and then was asked to send them up for inspection. They were out of spec and had some flaws in the leather, so they offered to send me a new pair. I took the opportunity to upgrade to shell. Great customer service at AE, and I'm looking forward to my first pair of black shell. 

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Thanks for the reply. I'll get the DSLR out tonight to snap some shots, and I just so happen to be borrowing an awesome macro lens (105mm 2.8 for any photo buffs out there) so I should be able to get a decent pic.

 

Maybe I'm just being picky, but for $300 I want them to be right! lol.

 

-Scott

Well, I got pics. Not from the DSLR after all, my cell phone managed a good one! See the dark circles by the holes for the laces?

 

 

 

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While watching Boardwalk Empire, I noticed this particular shoe...

 

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Worth keeping? Only concerned with the knick getting bigger over time. [IMG]
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Worth keeping? Only concerned with the knick getting bigger over time. [IMG]

I would return them, even though with the inside metal piece, it won't probably won't bigger, but it's just not right.
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Originally Posted by scbrooks87 View Post

Thanks for the reply. I'll get the DSLR out tonight to snap some shots, and I just so happen to be borrowing an awesome macro lens (105mm 2.8 for any photo buffs out there) so I should be able to get a decent pic.

Maybe I'm just being picky, but for $300 I want them to be right! lol.

-Scott
Well, I got pics. Not from the DSLR after all, my cell phone managed a good one! See the dark circles by the holes for the laces?



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a bit of renovateur and polish can fix that.
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Walnut McAllisters today:

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Originally Posted by LeviMay View Post

Walnut McAllisters today:

Very nice!! I want that shoe but have the merlot McAllister and walnut Strand so it makes no sense. I'll expand my colours some more and then at some point I'll certainly grab a pair.

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a bit of renovateur and polish can fix that.

 

Hmmm.... I wasn't planning to spend the $$ on the Renovateur, I did buy the Allen Edmonds shoe care products, the cleaner/conditioner, wax polish, and the liquid premium polish.  Will that do the trick?

 

I don't want to have to buy another product just so my shoes are right, ya know? I'd rather have them replaced if it would take buying something else just to get them to where I feel they should be off the line.

 

-Scott

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Originally Posted by shartmann View Post

Thanks. Coincidentally I no longer have these and I'm in the process of getting a shell pair made. If you look closely there is some excessive creasing on the vamp, and a slight amount of bowing. While working with AE on a shell MTO and trying to get the size correct, I mentioned this, sent them a few pictures, and then was asked to send them up for inspection. They were out of spec and had some flaws in the leather, so they offered to send me a new pair. I took the opportunity to upgrade to shell. Great customer service at AE, and I'm looking forward to my first pair of black shell. 

You may not be happy with having shell for an oxford style shoe. The shell will appear to bend and crease and is not a desired look with such a formal shoe as the PA.
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Originally Posted by scbrooks87 View Post

Hmmm.... I wasn't planning to spend the $$ on the Renovateur, I did buy the Allen Edmonds shoe care products, the cleaner/conditioner, wax polish, and the liquid premium polish.  Will that do the trick?

I don't want to have to buy another product just so my shoes are right, ya know? I'd rather have them replaced if it would take buying something else just to get them to where I feel they should be off the line.

-Scott

It is hard to start off with Saphir (Renovateur) products because you will not appreciate it compared to other products. One day after you are finished with the kiwi or AE, give Saphir a try!
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Giving the Madison Ave's some pop with the colored laces. Really becoming one of my fave AE's.

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It is hard to start off with Saphir (Renovateur) products because you will not appreciate it compared to other products. One day after you are finished with the kiwi or AE, give Saphir a try!

I probably will try it out in the future once I have a couple more pairs of shoes worth using it on biggrin.gif

 

But I just mean I don't think I should HAVE to use it to get the shoes where they should be when I receive them, right? Or is that darkening in the leather just normal?

 

-Scott

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