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Originally Posted by jj360 View Post

Jos A Bank Shoe Trees are on sale for $8.75

Yes, but the shipping gets it up to around $14.

 

I chose to go at another store with free shipping at $14.90 with the split toe instead of the solid toe:

 

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

well, it was nice while it lasted... 3:10PM EST 1st David Nordstrom post of the day

 

My, my . . . if other members don't want to know where there is a shoe-tree sale in the split-toes version with free shipping . . . then I will be the first to promote all members to SHUT UP.

 

Since the other tree shoe link was posted for approximately $8-9, PLUS SHIPPING, and members have already griped about the total cost, they too have mentioned Nordstrom Rack to buy them for less.  Norsdtrom Online is a bit higher, but it may be well suited when combining with an AE shoe that is discounted up toe $135 OFF the regular AE price.

 

Then again, friend, you always have the forum software option to BLOCK my posts so you don't have to worry about my posting of Nordstrom, AE, Hangerproject, Sid Mashburn, Need Supply, Maxton, and a host of other sites that have fabulous deals for forum members.

 

As always, I wish you the best and a good weekend,


David

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I was just wondering, what constitutes ban worthy offenses on SF? I can't seem to find the rules, if there are any.
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

 

Who kicked the dog today?  If you're of the belief I work for a source - then you have surely not read all of my past posts endorsing and referring members to many more sites than just one.

 

Nordstrom does not even sell all of the black styles on sale.  They don't even carry the premier Cambridge.

 

Spam?  Hmmm . . . use the block feature, friend.

 

Otherwise, enjoy another duplicate of my earlier post below:

 

CAMBRIDGE - LINK

 

"Some of the best of the best get to walk the hallowed halls of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and we've honored this historic academic town by giving one of our choicest models its name.

 

"Everything about this shoe is first-class, starting with its shell Cordovan leather exterior. The finest leather available, this material is not only soft and durable, it's certain to only look better with time.

 

"Playing off the richness of the leather, the full brogue style on this six-eyelet balmoral, which includes perfing on the wingtip, upper, eyestay and backstay and a classic medallion on the toe, conveys an air of gravitas in even the most stately of situations.

 

"Elegantly executed on the 5-Last, this shoe's Reddenbach double oak leather sole and a combination dovetail toplift add the final stunning touches to the Cambridge, an Allen Edmonds shoe for those that have already made it to the top of their class or are pushing to graduate to the next level."

 

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Yes, AE's quoted details above have certainly pushed the professional level up a few notches . . . and others who matter will take notice.

 

David

 

Yes, David, I have seen your prior posts advocating for certain sites.  All of that, however, pales in comparison with the shilling you are currently doing for Nordstrom.  We're talking 10 Nordstrom posts for every 1 advocating for Saphir or Hanger Project.  Your Nordstrom shilling seemed commendable at first when you were telling people to hold off on their purchases until the Anniversary Sale, but the past week or so is clear commercial speech attempting to sell shoes for Nordstrom.  Now you are trying to steer people away from other companies in order to pay more money to Nordstrom for the same product.  You just advocated that someone pay an additional dollar to buy their shoe trees from Nordstrom, instead of JAB.

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Let's be fair, David only has 96 posts referencing Nordstrom out of the 324 posts he's made in this thread. That's not quite even 30%! It could be far worse.
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I believe David's intent is honorable. It is highly evident that he has an obsessive personality and when he finds something he likes, he mentions it repeatedly to anyone willing to listen. I have thought about blocking his replies before, due to the fact that the majority of his posts are redundant or copy/paste descriptions from websites, sometimes hasty (as when he called out ColdIron for mistreating his boots), but I do find some of his information useful and therefore live with the redundancy.

 

David has mentioned before that he has been ridiculed in other forums for being a bit overbearing, so he is aware of the fact that his personality can rub some people the wrong way. I, for one, enjoy having a few oddballs around the campfire...though, it would be nice if the Nordstrom Tales were available in Cliff's Notes.

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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

Let's be fair, David only has 96 posts referencing Nordstrom out of the 324 posts he's made in this thread. That's not quite even 30%! It could be far worse.
Whether serious or joking Random, you made me chuckle reading this, and I admire the research! Cheers, J
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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

 

I'm almost sure they make E widths for the BB versions

 

I looked on BB's website and they only provide D widths.

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

I believe David's intent is honorable. It is highly evident that he has an obsessive personality and when he finds something he likes, he mentions it repeatedly to anyone willing to listen. I have thought about blocking his replies before, due to the fact that the majority of his posts are redundant or copy/paste descriptions from websites, sometimes hasty (as when he called out ColdIron for mistreating his boots), but I do find some of his information useful and therefore live with the redundancy.

David has mentioned before that he has been ridiculed in other forums for being a bit overbearing, so he is aware of the fact that his personality can rub some people the wrong way. I, for one, enjoy having a few oddballs around the campfire...though, it would be nice if the Nordstrom Tales were available in Cliff's Notes.
I entirely agree regarding his honorable intentions and that he is trying to help certain folks out. I just wish he could take the criticism and adapt his ways for everyone's (even his own) benefit. Things like using pm's, not posting the same info over and over again within a matter of hours or days, and not constantly quoting random descriptions or pictures or links from AE's or Nordstrom's site would go a long way.
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

I believe David's intent is honorable. It is highly evident that he has an obsessive personality and when he finds something he likes, he mentions it repeatedly to anyone willing to listen. I have thought about blocking his replies before, due to the fact that the majority of his posts are redundant or copy/paste descriptions from websites, sometimes hasty (as when he called out ColdIron for mistreating his boots), but I do find some of his information useful and therefore live with the redundancy.

 

David has mentioned before that he has been ridiculed in other forums for being a bit overbearing, so he is aware of the fact that his personality can rub some people the wrong way. I, for one, enjoy having a few oddballs around the campfire...though, it would be nice if the Nordstrom Tales were available in Cliff's Notes.

 

I shared this opinion until recently. I've become skeptical in light of how overt the attempt to sell Nordstrom products has been in recent posts.

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Originally Posted by MrWN View Post

I looked on BB's website and they only provide D widths.

That is strange. Every time I have the outlets send me lists of their stock, it always has pairs of the BB version and I wear a EEE. So they clearly make or made them in the past.
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

I shared this opinion until recently. I've become skeptical in light of how overt the attempt to sell Nordstrom products has been in recent posts.

 

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

I believe David's intent is honorable. It is highly evident that he has an obsessive personality and when he finds something he likes, he mentions it repeatedly to anyone willing to listen. I have thought about blocking his replies before, due to the fact that the majority of his posts are redundant or copy/paste descriptions from websites, sometimes hasty (as when he called out ColdIron for mistreating his boots), but I do find some of his information useful and therefore live with the redundancy.

 

David has mentioned before that he has been ridiculed in other forums for being a bit overbearing, so he is aware of the fact that his personality can rub some people the wrong way. I, for one, enjoy having a few oddballs around the campfire...though, it would be nice if the Nordstrom Tales were available in Cliff's Notes.

 

I fall in line with OptoDoc and others on this. David likes providing information and it does seem rather obsessive, but then most of us on this forum, and this thread specifically, seem at least slightly obsessive about shoes at least.

 

I do agree that David posts terribly often about Nordstroms, but, and I don't mean to be insulting, his constant attempts to sell Nordstrom aren't refined enough for a true salesman. And his constant references seem to actually be having a negative effect. Again, I'm not trying to be rude, but it comes off a little bit like a child who has found a new toy and wants to show it to everyone. There doesn't seem to be a deceptive aspect to it...I think David is just trying to help people out and maybe not in the best way. He's a good sport though, he's even suggested that certain people should just block him!

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Originally Posted by rc121 View Post


That is strange. Every time I have the outlets send me lists of their stock, it always has pairs of the BB version and I wear a EEE. So they clearly make or made them in the past.

 

Me too. I bought BB Strands in E. Maybe it's just BB PA's that come only in D? That would be odd though

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Originally Posted by RefleX View Post

The gap on my new Strands and McAllisters is more prominent than on my broken in Park Avenues, so I'm assuming once you break the shoes it will close a little bit, especially when you break in the insole.  

I think I tied the shoe laces a bit lose in that picture -- I just quickly put them on to take the photo. When I tie them properly, the gap is a little narrower. And I agree, I just started wearing this pair (2nd time to wear them) and I expect the gap to become narrower as my foot settles in the shoe more.
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

I can say no one can really tell by looking at photos, from my experience, a wider fitting doesn't help with the gap much. However, if the D fitting is just snug, as in any narrower while be uncomfortable, an E fitting won't be bad, any any reduction in that gap would be good.


I wear Loake UK F and G fittings, and F is just right, so I don't mind the extra room in G.

I also think a wider pair would not help with the gap (at least not significantly). I believe the gap relates mainly to the height of the foot's instep, whereas the the width mainly applies to the bottom of the foot/shoe and not the "height".

In any case, the D is indeed snug; however, I personally like my shoes to be snug rather than too roomy. That's why I want to make sure that going for wider width would not make my foot swim inside the shoe. I'm so tempted to get the E to try it on, but I'm currently abroad, so I only have one shot at ordering the right pair. Anyway, I'll probably end up ordering an E. Thanks!

I think a wider shoe would also have more material in the quarters to allow for tying closely, let us know how you went.
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post

Or get it in bourbon. 

My plan was to get this as a more formal shoe since I don't really have anything that qualifies right now. Adding the navy polish was just to give it a little color and appease my qualms about wearing black shoes

If you are looking for a more formal shoe, should get a proper one that is appreciate for all formal occasions, like PA or FA, because it's likely to be your only pair of black shoes.
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I think by a show of *hands* David has been more informative and helpful, then unhelpful with his information and guidance as to where to purchase shoes.

 

Of course one can argue its repetitive, but in the big picture, he has helped more members than hurt.

 

I vote for him to keep providing information to us all.

 

Plus, you have to remember, David only offers the information to other members, when others have questions about it.  He doesn't spam FYI's about things, unless relevant.

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