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New to me Burgundy Shell MacNeils

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Some of the Shell Family. Left to Right: RL Marlow Brown Shortwings, AE Burgundy MacNeil Longwings, AE Burgundy Kenwood Beefroll Pennies, AE Burgundy Leeds, AE Burgundy Cambridges Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Do you know that Macneil is cordovan based off the number code? I have a pair of similar hue that has a nice patina and is developing rolls as opposed to creasing but like this pair, mine does not have dove tail heels...

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Sizing question.

I wear 9.5EE on the 5 last and 9.5E on Alden Barie, what size do you think I should try on the 7 (Mcneil) last.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by dslonghorn4 View Post


David - a majority of your posts are about Nordstrom. What is your affiliation? Apologies if you've already addressed this.

 

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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post

 

+1. Curious about this as well (and just to be clear, I think you've been most helpful, just wanted to know if you're connected to the store or not).

 

I have no affiliation with Nordstroms or Hangerproject or eBay or Amazon or NeedSupply or Sid Mashburn or . . . anything I have referred members to.

 

As a consumer, I look for deals to purchase for myself.  And if I am greatly satisfied with the end result of what I purchase, then I pass my experience along.

 

For now, the Norstrom Sale will continue to August and appears to be the best deal around.  And if anyone wishes to visit one of their department stores, I strongly recommend you only deal with the MANAGER of that department - because of some reports of other sales associates not providing a professional sizing and fit.  Managers seem to have at least 10 to 20 years experience.  It was one of these managers that I have worked with in recent months - and that I can refer members to contact directly -  - - primarily because he is one to be trusted and will offer sale prices on sizes and colors that the internet site are not showing.

 

Thanks for asking,

 

David

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Originally Posted by bgp001 View Post

 

You guys are harsh. I would guess he meant buy a pair from Nordstrom and return the previously purchased ones to the eBay seller.

That is my interpretation . . . and completely legal and morally ethical.

 

If the eBay versions are returnable, even if he has to pay shipping, the Nordstrom version at a discount would give him a professional sizing and fit.  Insist on seeing a MANAGER for the best service

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Hello. I've lurked this forum for a while, and this is my first post, as I need some advice, and I'm a bit of a shoe-care-noob.

I just ordered a pair of Walnut Calf Daltons during the Nordstrom Sale, and I was hoping to get some advice on caring for them as soon as I pull them out of the box. I know there's the huge thread on shoe care, but I was hoping to get some advice directly from someone who already owns the Daltons, or something similar.


What I'm most concerned with is giving them a bit of protection before I even put them on my feet. I've read that it's a good idea to stay away from silicone waterproofing sprays, and that stuff like Obenauf's LP will darken the leather considerably. Will something like the AE Premium Polish (in Walnut, of Course) be sufficient to provide a bit of protection? Also, will that type of polish, when applied to a burnished finish like the Daltons', eventually build up and cover up the darker areas of the burnishing, changing the initial appearance of the boot? I'd like to maintain the burnished finish as much as possible.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

 

 

My local Nordstrom store gave me a card for a free professional shoe shine on my new LONG BRANCH boots.  The pro spent about 20 minutes applying a CREAM, light brushing, WAX, light brushing, and a BALM, followed by light brushing - all with COLOR MATCHING.

 

The out-of-the-box shine is a masked look.  The result of the shine gave them a bit of a soft glow (see above pic)

 

All my best,

 

David

(Enjoying Montana Summer at 78 degrees)

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Originally Posted by YoungSweet View Post

The Clifton was on sale for $199 back in June at Nordstrom.  I was able to get a pair in Walnut. 

If you have Nordstrom Rack locally, check it.  I just saw a few pairs at the rack last week

I just ordered a pair from the shoe bank. They were $199. I'll report back when they come in. Great phone service as others on here have attested to!
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

Would you have any qualms returning a pair of AE's to Nordstrom purchased in December because they no longer fit?

These are McTavishes, that I paid full retail and have a receipt in hand. I wore these at most once a week for a few months on casual Friday's until it felt like they stretched out and now even with thick socks the shoes are too big.

What will they do if they do not have another pair of shoes in my size in stock? Will they size me in a different shoe?

 

No problem whatsoever. 

 

Call the MANAGER at the local Nordstrom Shoe department.  Explain you were fitted improperly in December and that the shoes need to be replaced with the proper fit.  The manager can even order in another fit, but you need to see the manager in person so that he can determine exactly what your fit is.  They will also do a full refund - but with the same going on right now, you might be able to exchange the value of your receipt for another pair.

 

Thanks for the question,

 

David

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Originally Posted by ScottyBoy920 View Post

Has anyone on this page ordered from user: AllAboutShoes?

 

The prices and selection he offers is quite impressive. Would love to hear from any first hand transactions.

 

THanks.

There are more than one website.  What web link are you looking at?

 

David

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Originally Posted by scbrooks87 View Post

I didn't purchase my originals from Nordstroms, but maybe I'll head over there, and pick up a pair, then return the ebay ones for a refund. Any idea how long the sale is on for? The closest Nordstrom's from me is a little ways away.

 

Thanks

-Scott

It looks like August 4th is the last sale day.

 

Before you go with the plan, I suggest you revisit the original eBay sale listing and look at the 'RETURN' policy.  Most eBay Sellers with good ratings will permit you to return the shoes for a full refund as long as you pay the shipping.  But read the their return policy carefully, and communicate your desire to return the shoes in writing by using the eBay email system to contact the seller.  If the seller asks why, simply tell him the truth that you are not satisfied with the purchase and you have decided to buy another pair of shoes from a different retailer.  No need to mention Nordstroms.

 

With your approved return, you can then contact the Nordstrom MANAGER for a professional fit and sizing.

 

David

 

PS:  Regarding what some other members read in your plan, I don't see any unethical issues about buying another pair from Nordstroms and returning the eBay pair of shoes to the eBay seller for a refund.  But some folks think you might have meant buying a pair from Nordstroms and then returning the eBay pair to Nordstroms (which would be morally unethical).  Nevertheless, some folks try to do that . . . and they get caught because seconds are marked in the shoes and cannot be returned as "firsts".

 

So in the end, my read of what you wrote is right on and would be what I would do - all above board and the ability to sleep at night!

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Originally Posted by bgp001 View Post

 

You guys are harsh. I would guess he meant buy a pair from Nordstrom and return the previously purchased ones to the eBay seller.

That is how I took it as well. Give the guy the benefit of the doubt before we condemn him. It would be rather brash to say that you were going to intentionally defraud a company, even if anonymously on an internet forum.

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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

 

My local Nordstrom store gave me a card for a free professional shoe shine on my new LONG BRANCH boots.  The pro spent about 20 minutes applying a CREAM, light brushing, WAX, light brushing, and a BALM, followed by light brushing - all with COLOR MATCHING.

 

The out-of-the-box shine is a masked look.  The result of the shine gave them a bit of a soft glow (see above pic)

 

All my best,

 

David

(Enjoying Montana Summer at 78 degrees)

Which local Nordstrom store gave you the card for the free professional shoe shine?  The Nordstrom web site doesn't show any Nordstrom stores in Montana.

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I in no way need new shoes, but I am really tempted to order the walnut Strands from Nordstrom for $229.  I don;t need them, but I need to order them.  Makes sense, right? 

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Total sense, doc. Total sense.

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Saphir is good stuff.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by thecooldude33 View Post

Saphir is good stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

Nice job on the shine.

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