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That was me, thank you. I didn't order them because I had read for the McTavish you should go down a half size compared to other shoes on the 5 last and the sale only had my regular size for the 5 last. Could you let me know if this was true for you? 

Hey tietherope,
In my experience they are definitely a little wider than other shoes on the 5 Last. I usually wear a EE on the 5 Last, but with these I got single E and they fit wonderfully.
I'm torn though in giving advice because they're not quite a full size bigger. It's not like buying a shoe on Alden's Barrie last. I believe your normal size could work out.
Regarding maintenance, I haven't ever polished them; I usually just wipe them down at the end of the day, brush them, and then brush them up again before wearing again.

I think they are very versatile shoes in this color. Dedinitely recommend cognac over say, the distressed brown currently on clearance.
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Has anyone tried to get AE to price match the Nordstrom sale on Walnut Strands BUT with the combination tap sole?

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I was looking at the Nordstrom's website to check the in-stocks for the shoe I want ahead of the anniversary sale and saw that my size (7E) is out of stock. Does anyone think more will become available once the sale starts or would my best bet be trying to get a price match at an AE store?

 

Thanks!

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I stopped in at an AE store this past weekend. The SA mentioned that they'd match anything offered in the Nordstrom sale.
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I stopped in at an AE store this past weekend. The SA mentioned that they'd match anything offered in the Nordstrom sale.

 

Seeing that you are from NYC and so am I, could you tell me which location you went into?

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Originally Posted by Kave View Post

 

I went down 1/2 size in mine and while they fit pretty well I think I would have rather gotten my normal size. They are definately a bit larger then other 5 last shoes however.

 

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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post


Hey tietherope,
In my experience they are definitely a little wider than other shoes on the 5 Last. I usually wear a EE on the 5 Last, but with these I got single E and they fit wonderfully.
I'm torn though in giving advice because they're not quite a full size bigger. It's not like buying a shoe on Alden's Barrie last. I believe your normal size could work out.
Regarding maintenance, I haven't ever polished them; I usually just wipe them down at the end of the day, brush them, and then brush them up again before wearing again.

I think they are very versatile shoes in this color. Dedinitely recommend cognac over say, the distressed brown currently on clearance.

Thanks guys. I wear a 10D in the Strand and McAllister and they are just the slightest bit too big. It does not cause any improper creasing or wear, just a bit of moving around in one foot for the first hour of the day. Living in Canada I can't try on any E widths without a major hassle, so I'm happy with what I have.

 

With what you both have said about it being a bit larger, plus the bit of extra room I already have, I think that going down to a 9.5 D would probably work out well. When I get them down the road I'll report back. 

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Seeing that you are from NYC and so am I, could you tell me which location you went into?

Hey Scotty, I was actually on my way to Montauk so I passed by the outlet in Riverhead.
I was given the impression it is something they just generally do. I didn't even ask about it, i mentioned sometimes buying AE's from Nordstrom. He brought up the sale and then offered to match anything i was interested in.
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post


Hey Scotty, I was actually on my way to Montauk so I passed by the outlet in Riverhead.
I was given the impression it is something they just generally do. I didn't even ask about it, i mentioned sometimes buying AE's from Nordstrom. He brought up the sale and then offered to match anything i was interested in.

 

Yeah, I am hoping that is the case for the stores in the city as well. I gotta head over to the Madison store this afternoon, will check and see what they say.

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My recent chili Manhattan score on eBay.  Love the 0 last!

 

 

I was watching those and wanting to get them.  Good to see they went to another SF memeber.

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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

My recent chili Manhattan score on eBay.  Love the 0 last!

 

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I was watching those and wanting to get them.  Good to see they went to another SF memeber.

 

They are in good hands.  Properly cared for with AE shoe trees and Saphir Renovateur smile.gif

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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post

 

Thanks guys. I wear a 10D in the Strand and McAllister and they are just the slightest bit too big. It does not cause any improper creasing or wear, just a bit of moving around in one foot for the first hour of the day. Living in Canada I can't try on any E widths without a major hassle, so I'm happy with what I have.

 

With what you both have said about it being a bit larger, plus the bit of extra room I already have, I think that going down to a 9.5 D would probably work out well. When I get them down the road I'll report back. 

 

I wear 7.5E in the McAllister and they are just slightly on the snug side so when I got my Elgins (same last and leather as McTavish, I believe) I stayed with the same size. They certainly run larger and almost feel a little loose but I went with it because like I said my current McAllisters are slightly snug in that size. They feel almost like another width wider (EE). I got them from the outlets shipped to me so didn't try on a smaller size.

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I was looking for a pair of casual shoes and since I already had a few wingtips I decided to go with a captoe and thus was drawn to the Elgin. Seeing as AE was no longer offering it and BB was seeming to phase them out (only a few sizes left at the time although now I see more on their website) I went the route of the outlets (seconds). During the last sale they found a pair in my size for $179.

 

When I received them the only noticeable issue was the stitching on the toe of the right shoe. In the list they sent me the quantity was listed as "1" so I figured there were no more to be had anywhere and for the price decided to keep them. I've worn them 2 or 3 times since and the aesthetics of that stitching is bothering me. There's probably not much I can do about it now and the shoes overall still look good.

 

So, my question is this:

 

a) Would this bother anyone else? Yes, I know it only matters if it bothers me but I'm wondering if this is something normal to accept with seconds.

 

b) Should I worry that something structural could happen let's say if I happen to stub my toe on a cement stair? Can the stitching be compromised? If so, would AE replace the shoe if they are seconds?

 

 

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by AdamAdam View Post

I was looking for a pair of casual shoes and since I already had a few wingtips I decided to go with a captoe and thus was drawn to the Elgin. Seeing as AE was no longer offering it and BB was seeming to phase them out (only a few sizes left at the time although now I see more on their website) I went the route of the outlets (seconds). During the last sale they found a pair in my size for $179.

 

When I received them the only noticeable issue was the stitching on the toe of the right shoe. In the list they sent me the quantity was listed as "1" so I figured there were no more to be had anywhere and for the price decided to keep them. I've worn them 2 or 3 times since and the aesthetics of that stitching is bothering me. There's probably not much I can do about it now and the shoes overall still look good.

 

So, my question is this:

 

a) Would this bother anyone else? Yes, I know it only matters if it bothers me but I'm wondering if this is something normal to accept with seconds.

 

b) Should I worry that something structural could happen let's say if I happen to stub my toe on a cement stair? Can the stitching be compromised? If so, would AE replace the shoe if they are seconds?

 

 

 

Thanks!

 

Don't worry about it from a structural standpoint.  Stubbing your toe on a cement stair won't cause the sole to rip off.  Additionally, the stitching that you are being bothered by will be redone when they are sent in for re-crafting, and you have a great pair of shoes that will last through several re-craftings.  By the time these shoes are completely worn out years from now, you will have forgotten all about the original sole that had some displeasing stitches at the toe.     

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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

Don't worry about it from a structural standpoint.  Stubbing your toe on a cement stair won't cause the sole to rip off.  Additionally, the stitching that you are being bothered by will be redone when they are sent in for re-crafting, and you have a great pair of shoes that will last through several re-craftings.  By the time these shoes are completely worn out years from now, you will have forgotten all about the original sole that had some displeasing stitches at the toe.     

 

I have a pair of McTavishes (in natural tan) which I wear around three times per week.  While I try my best to care for them properly, I can say that the shoes are very well made.  All I've needed to do is use saddle soap and/or cleaner/conditioners once in a while and hit them with edge dressing.  They are quite comfortable and I don't anticipate recrafting for at least a few years.  Enjoy!

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