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I saw the Strand in Bourbon that looked very close to this.  I think AE dark brown is quite a bit darker....

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While I personally prefer the split shoe trees, this is the minority view.  Most posters in this thread prefer the full toe versions.  Also, not a fan of the Nordstrom shoe trees.  They seem slightly smaller and the cedar smell disappeared much sooner than the AE and Woodlore trees I normally use. 

I recently bought two pair of Woodlore split toe cedar shoes trees at Nordstrom Rack for $12.90 per pair.  The shoe trees were "seconds", but I couldn't see anything wrong with them.

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Too many people looking at shoes.
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Wanted to check out some of the new AE shoes posted to the website. Those PTB's with football grain look awesome. Aaaannd the website's down... AGAIN. Is it just me or is their website constantly down....
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I saw the Strand in Bourbon that looked very close to this.  I think AE dark brown is quite a bit darker....

the shoe he posted was pretty dark, definitely closer to burnished brown
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So I did indeed pass on the burgundy shell Cambridge, instead I chose to complement my newly acquired merlot McAllisters with merlot Park Avenues.

Thanks to David Copeland I was able to acquire them as well as Well as a Manistee belt in merlot at the Nordstrom anniversary sale price saving me over $150!

Thanks David and Brett at Nordstrom!
Edited by Buddy0329 - 7/28/13 at 12:14pm
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

So I did indeed pass on the burgundy shell Cambridge, bu instead decided to complement my newly acquired merlot McAllisters with merlot Park Avenues.

Thanks to David Copeland I was able to acquire them as well as Well as a Manistee belt in merlot at the Nordstrom anniversary sale price saving me over $150!

Thanks David and Brett at Nordstrom!

 

How did you do that?  I am looking for a pair of merlot Mcallisters too, and I asked both Nordstrom and my local AE store if they would price match the Nordstroms $229 price for the black ones and they both said no.....

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How did you do that?  I am looking for a pair of merlot Mcallisters too, and I asked both Nordstrom and my local AE store if they would price match the Nordstroms $229 price for the black ones and they both said no.....

My AE store price matched Nordstrom for the merlot McAllisters. Nordstrom service has gone down. AE seems to offer better service.

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I went the same size on the Sandersons as my other 5 last shoes, although I do find the Sandersons to be just a bit tighter. At least for me though, I don't think a larger or wider size would have been better. As alternatives you could get the Larchmont. If they are still doing the Style Forum MTO's you could get a walnut Williams or MacNeil. Finally, at the risk of getting flamed for pushing Nordtroms, the walnut Player is an option if you can find your size. Looks like limited sizes left at Nordstroms but maybe you can find a second at the outlets.

Thanks for the advice. I just don't like the shape of the Larchmont. I considered MTO but just didn't want to lay out full price at the moment. In fact I found a few sizes at dsw.com on the Sanderson, $279 for firsts. If they don't fit I can return them to the store down the street.
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My AE store price matched Nordstrom for the merlot McAllisters. Nordstrom service has gone down. AE seems to offer better service.

Hrm... I wonder why it varies from one AE store to the next?  I asked them at my local AE and they said they couldn't do it... perhaps I need to work on my negotiating skills :)

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Hrm... I wonder why it varies from one AE store to the next?  I asked them at my local AE and they said they couldn't do it... perhaps I need to work on my negotiating skills :)


Hey NeedAnM3, I see your location is mentioned "Salt Lake City". Are you referring to CityCreek AE? Whom did you talk to.

I was there yesterday, price matched an item which is not on sale with the specifications I wanted. But SA was happy to do price match.

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Originally Posted by NeedAnM3 View Post

How did you do that?  I am looking for a pair of merlot Mcallisters too, and I asked both Nordstrom and my local AE store if they would price match the Nordstroms $229 price for the black ones and they both said no.....

You should reach out to David Copeland!
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Second MTO landed this week... Fairfax in cappuccino shell.

The Fairfax was what started my love affair with AE as I saw it in a few men's magazines (in chestnut/walnut) and even on a billboard or two near the higher end shopping centers in town. I knew that those were big boy shoes and that one day I would make them mine.

When Paul made the MTO offer, even for discontinued models, the Fairfax immediately came to mind as a must have in a rare shell color.

 

As with the cappuccino shell Fifths, these were FLAWLESS right out of the box. I have been reading that there have been a lot of rejects in the MTO make ups as of late but assure you it is well worth the wait for the perfect pair.

 

 

 

 

Last MTO should be landing middle to late next month. Getting very close to having a complete collection... until the new fall line of boots comes out of course.

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Hrm... I wonder why it varies from one AE store to the next?  I asked them at my local AE and they said they couldn't do it... perhaps I need to work on my negotiating skills :)

I was wearing AE Verona bit loafers when I purchased the merlot McAllisters. I don't know if the AE salesguy noticed or if it mattered. I'm planning on buying a couple more AE shoes if the Strands replacements are crease free. I never mentioned my intetntion to buy more so that shouldn't matter in terms of the service the AE store provided.

 

I am very worried that AE leather is substandard and that is the reason for the creasing. I hoped it was only a run last year during the Nordstrom sale and not an indication of AE sourcing lesser quality leather.

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Just because it's iconic doesn't mean it's well-made. They have glued-on soles and aren't built for longevity. 


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PG's Gucci loafers
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Edited by mr monty - 7/28/13 at 1:54pm
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Hey NeedAnM3, I see your location is mentioned "Salt Lake City". Are you referring to CityCreek AE? Whom did you talk to.

I was there yesterday, price matched an item which is not on sale with the specifications I wanted. But SA was happy to do price match.

 

Yes, the one in City Creek.  I believe the SAs name was Will?  Anyway, I asked if he could PM the merlots and he said they can only PM what is being offered by Nordstrom, which is the walnut Strands and the black McAllisters.  What did you price match?  Do you remember your SAs name?

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