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post #24871 of 46492
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

Planning on visiting the AE store in the city tomorrow.

Not sure what I'm going to come home with, but on my shortlist I have the following:

Cambridge (or burgundy calf alternates)
Shell Patriot
Boat shoes (Center Fielder / Eastport)
Shell Strand
snuff Neumok


Do the stores keep inventory of shell shoes on hand or is anything made with shell a special order through AE?


Reporting back on my venture today. To say that I am shocked is an understatement right now.

For years I've been wearing a size 11.5D in AE Park Ave's Strands, McAllisters, Players, and Cliftons. For McTavish, I had sized down 1/2 size to 11D. This was all based on being fitted at my local Nordstrom store.I haven't been happy with the fit of a couple of my shoes lately. I thought it was due to a combination of weight loss, poor AE QC from a pair of Strands I sourced form Amazon that were significantly looser fitting than my other shoes, and warping / stretching after getting shoes wet. I thought perhaps I need either to size down 1/2 size to 11D or goto a narrower shoe to 11.5C.

Nope. Looks like I've been mis-sized for several years now. This is confirmed now that we a new local AE store. I came home with 2 pairs of shoes in 10E and ordered a third in 10EEE.

Merlot McAllister 10E
Burgundy Calf 10E
Center Fielder 10EEE ( fitted in a pair of Eastports. These felt as soft as slippers.)

I'm wearing Merlot McAllisters right now in my home on the carpet trying to break them in, and putting them side by side next to my 11.5D Players, the latter look like clown shoes. Astounding to me. I'm still not 100% sure I purchased the right size in the wingtips & loafers because the EEE felt perhaps a touch too roomy, the E feels a bit tight, and I could have ordered a EE in the wingtips. I think my vanity got to me as well as an unwillingness to want to deal with different sizes and widths in different shoes. I'll have to make a final decision tonight/tomorrow.

The staff in the AE store today was really great and patient in helping me find a good fit. I think I convinced myself that the EEE would not be necessary, and now I'm having my doubts as they still feel somewhat tight.

Now I have a closet full of shoes that I know all the wrong size, and my future purchases are going to be more complicated as what I thought I knew about my sizing needs goes completely out the window! censored.gif
post #24872 of 46492
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

Reporting back on my venture today. To say that I am shocked is an understatement right now.

For years I've been wearing a size 11.5D in AE Park Ave's Strands, McAllisters, Players, and Cliftons. For McTavish, I had sized down 1/2 size to 11D. This was all based on being fitted at my local Nordstrom store.I haven't been happy with the fit of a couple of my shoes lately. I thought it was due to a combination of weight loss, poor AE QC from a pair of Strands I sourced form Amazon that were significantly looser fitting than my other shoes, and warping / stretching after getting shoes wet. I thought perhaps I need either to size down 1/2 size to 11D or goto a narrower shoe to 11.5C.

Nope. Looks like I've been mis-sized for several years now. This is confirmed now that we a new local AE store. I came home with 2 pairs of shoes in 10E and ordered a third in 10EEE.

Merlot McAllister 10E
Burgundy Calf 10E
Center Fielder 10EEE ( fitted in a pair of Eastports. These felt as soft as slippers.)

I'm wearing Merlot McAllisters right now in my home on the carpet trying to break them in, and putting them side by side next to my 11.5D Players, the latter look like clown shoes. Astounding to me. I'm still not 100% sure I purchased the right size in the wingtips & loafers because the EEE felt perhaps a touch too roomy, the E feels a bit tight, and I could have ordered a EE in the wingtips. I think my vanity got to me as well as an unwillingness to want to deal with different sizes and widths in different shoes. I'll have to make a final decision tonight/tomorrow.

The staff in the AE store today was really great and patient in helping me find a good fit. I think I convinced myself that the EEE would not be necessary, and now I'm having my doubts as they still feel somewhat tight.

Now I have a closet full of shoes that I know all the wrong size, and my future purchases are going to be more complicated as what I thought I knew about my sizing needs goes completely out the window! censored.gif

Well that's a bummer. shog[1].gif
post #24873 of 46492
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

Why not just buy the Neumoks from Nordstroms in red?  The Nordstroms manager I spoke to said he could order shoes directly from AE to ship to you for any sale item in any size any color.

 

David

 

How does one get in touch with the sales manager who can order any of the sale shoes "in any size any color?"

post #24874 of 46492
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

 

How does one get in touch with the sales manager who can order any of the sale shoes "in any size any color?"

 

Just go to your Private Message Inbox.

 

David

post #24875 of 46492
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Originally Posted by deusofhearts View Post


So you got the sale price and the color of choice?

The Nordstroms Manager I spoke with said "It is only select colors in select styles, but we make exceptions if the shoe is available".

 

With that, I was able to choose the color I wanted in the style I wanted.


David

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post #24876 of 46492
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Originally Posted by bgp001 View Post

I'd do that in a heart beat but the Neumoks in red aren't on sale at Nordstrom. They aren't showing up for me at the same anniversary price as the blue and the brown.

You are correct about the online sale.  The additional styles and selections that were provided to me were direct from one of the Manager's Sale List, which is not entirely available online today.  I suggest you contact him privately and tell him what style and what color - and go from there.

 

David

post #24877 of 46492
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post


Reporting back on my venture today. To say that I am shocked is an understatement right now.

For years I've been wearing a size 11.5D in AE Park Ave's Strands, McAllisters, Players, and Cliftons. For McTavish, I had sized down 1/2 size to 11D. This was all based on being fitted at my local Nordstrom store.I haven't been happy with the fit of a couple of my shoes lately. I thought it was due to a combination of weight loss, poor AE QC from a pair of Strands I sourced form Amazon that were significantly looser fitting than my other shoes, and warping / stretching after getting shoes wet. I thought perhaps I need either to size down 1/2 size to 11D or goto a narrower shoe to 11.5C.

Nope. Looks like I've been mis-sized for several years now. This is confirmed now that we a new local AE store. I came home with 2 pairs of shoes in 10E and ordered a third in 10EEE.

Merlot McAllister 10E
Burgundy Calf 10E
Center Fielder 10EEE ( fitted in a pair of Eastports. These felt as soft as slippers.)

I'm wearing Merlot McAllisters right now in my home on the carpet trying to break them in, and putting them side by side next to my 11.5D Players, the latter look like clown shoes. Astounding to me. I'm still not 100% sure I purchased the right size in the wingtips & loafers because the EEE felt perhaps a touch too roomy, the E feels a bit tight, and I could have ordered a EE in the wingtips. I think my vanity got to me as well as an unwillingness to want to deal with different sizes and widths in different shoes. I'll have to make a final decision tonight/tomorrow.

The staff in the AE store today was really great and patient in helping me find a good fit. I think I convinced myself that the EEE would not be necessary, and now I'm having my doubts as they still feel somewhat tight.

Now I have a closet full of shoes that I know all the wrong size, and my future purchases are going to be more complicated as what I thought I knew about my sizing needs goes completely out the window! censored.gif

 

Sorry, but I can't understand what shoe, what store, what year you are referring to.  But here is the Nordstrom's policy:

 

"If one of our shoe professionals sizes your feet incorrectly while purchasing AE shoes at the same time, and you wear the AE shoes for a reasonable time and develop a sizing issue based on an incorrect sizing - the we will either refund or replace the shoes."

 

In my opinion, what Norstroms is saying is . . . the specific purchased shoes you walk out of their store is guaranteed to your satisfaction, even though you may have worn them from several months or a year.  It could very well be that the manufactured "lot" fits you, but the same size and style from Amazon or another retailer may not be of the same lot.

 

The AE Store does not guarantee worn shoes, but Nordstroms does.

 

David

post #24878 of 46492
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

I'm not aware that Alden changes the insole. They all replace the cork midsole. The insole is not designed to be replaced, to the best of my knowledge.

The heel pads are replaced (they're replaced with a new heel pad and covering lining that reads Alden Restoration). Insoles can never be replaced. 

post #24879 of 46492
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post


Wish this could be done from Canada!

 

Nordstroms does.  Contact the Nordstrom Manager and he/she will ship the style you want directly from one of their USA stores directly to you in Canada for a flat rate of approximately $25 to $35.  If you wish to return them, they will pay for free shipping from Canada back to their USA Store.


David

post #24880 of 46492
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

 thought I knew about my sizing needs goes completely out the window! censored.gif

 

i know that feeling....in the last 2-3 years i've gone up and down 1.5 sizes, whereas before, i'd just get an 11 in everything, because that was my nike size.

 

i'm even a 10.5 in nike now....

 

two pieces of advice:  get sized (and buy if price is good) in store for the shoes you want to save yourself weeks of frustration online (if they're a mainstream shoe like AE) and don't just assume you're a certain size and continue to keep/wear the shoes if you don't feel 100% in them.

post #24881 of 46492
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post


David,

Do you know any round about way to get any colour I want shipped to Canada? Any managers to speak with? I was looking at two pairs and a few belts, but the colours I want aren't in the official sale.

Absolutely.

 

A few weeks back you sent a private message to me for the name and phone number of the manager.  You may wish to check it.

 

David

post #24882 of 46492
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Originally Posted by deusofhearts View Post


So you got the sale price and the color of choice?

 

I got what I wanted, even though the local store did not have it in stock.  They checked to see if the color and style was available and ordered it in.  They also offered to ship it to me.

 

The sale includes the Daltons at OVER $130 OFF.  Contact the manager and tell him what you want and see what happens.  What can you lose?

 

David

post #24883 of 46492
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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post

The heel pads are replaced (they're replaced with a new heel pad and covering lining that reads Alden Restoration). Insoles can never be replaced. 

 

That is my understanding, yes.

post #24884 of 46492
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

I got what I wanted, even though the local store did not have it in stock.  They checked to see if the color and style was available and ordered it in.  They also offered to ship it to me.

The sale includes the Daltons at OVER $130 OFF.  Contact the manager and tell him what you want and see what happens.  What can you lose?

David

So how does one get in touch with this manager?
post #24885 of 46492
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Originally Posted by deusofhearts View Post

So how does one get in touch with this manager?

Please take these Nordstrom questions to pm or review the previous pages that this was discussed at length, David is clearly offering to help those with questions via private message to keep this thread on topic
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