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post #27166 of 49658
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Originally Posted by Michael Haines View Post


I will post Allison direct number later today her and another lady have been set up as style forum swat to handle our mto

Thanks, Michael! That would be most helpful.

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What's the average cost for, say, an MTO cordovan shoe?

post #27168 of 49658
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Originally Posted by evolved View Post

What's the average cost for, say, an MTO cordovan shoe?

$650-$700
post #27169 of 49658
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post


$650-$700


When I get get 1st's for $200, that price does not sound attractive, lol.

post #27170 of 49658
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

$650-$700

My leeds and dundee where 595 and Bayfield I think where 675
post #27171 of 49658
I think my Leeds were that as well. You are right. My Daltons were $675 and my Bayfields $695 I believe
post #27172 of 49658

Hey all, long time lurker, first time poster.  My collection so far is Byron (black), park ave (brown), Larchmont (chocolate), McAllister (burgundy), Manhattan (walnut) and Dover (brown suede).  I'm always looking to add though...

 

My question is - what are the best websites for discounted firsts, closeouts, clearance, etc?  I'd like to build a little list of places to check back every so often.  I'm a 10B so it's marginally more difficult for me to track down sale items than a "D" width, in my experience.  Here's what I have so far:

 

- 6pm.com (best I have found so far)

- Allenedmonds.com (some decent sales from time to time)

- Amazon.com (not sure about the hype here, I never see much of a discount here when I search)

- eBay (used to be way better, I don't see much in way of heavily discounted unworn items any more)

- Brooksbrothers.com (they seem to have shoes on clearance occasionally, also some sales)

 

STP doesn't seem to carry AE any more.  I'm aware of the Shoebank for seconds, though I haven't bought anything yet (apparently they run even better sales from time to time?).  Any input is appreciated!

post #27173 of 49658
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post

Do you have access to a Brannock device?  I have found that AE stores use the Brannock as a measurement device.  So I think if you have your Brannock measurement, you can refer to this when you talk to the AE people.  When you measure, don't forget to measure arch length as well, not just foot length.  

 

http://brannock.com/

 

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Now this guy, Paul Lukas, who writes for ESPN and runs uni-watch.com loves the Brannock so much..he got this:

 

 

So I'm curious about a pattern that I've noticed ever since I joined Style Forum, and I've never asked, but I'm finally going to.  I don't mean to sound condescending or snarky, I'm strictly curious.  Periodically, when someone seeks sizing advice, the Brannock device is brought up as if it is new information, or as if it isn't universally used and available.  I can't remember not being familiar with the Brannock device.  I remember playing with it when I was a kid in a shoe store while waiting for my parents.  I don't know of any shoe store (from Foot Locker to shoe warehouses like DSW) that don't have a Brannock device on hand.  Also, the Brannock is the only measurement tool that I've ever seen used in my lifetime. 

 

I think it is fairly common for sale associates these days to just take your word for it when you walk into a store and tell them what your size is.  You tell them your size, they go get it, and if it feels comfortable they ring you up and put your shoes in a bag before moving on the next customer.  However, if you act like you aren't certain about your size, they will invariably go get a Brannock device and measure you. 

 

I'm not trying to say that everyone (including sales associates) actually knows how to properly use the Brannock.  But that's not the same as presenting the Brannock to people who ask sizing questions as if it's a newly invented tool. 

 

Is this not pretty much everyone else's experience?  Just curious. 

post #27174 of 49658
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Originally Posted by evolved View Post


When I get get 1st's for $200, that price does not sound attractive, lol.

Where are you getting shells for $200.00, firsts or not?
post #27175 of 49658
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When I get get 1st's for $200, that price does not sound attractive, lol.

Would love to hear where you are getting 200 1st on cordovan hell even 2nds.
post #27176 of 49658

Long time Alden lover and collector.  Finally decided to pick up a couple of pairs of AE this summer (the price with gift certificates was too good to pass up)...

Walnut Shell Daltons

  +Walnut Strands

I really like the unlined shaft of the Dalton...  Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan stamp is pretty cool...

 

Still prefer my Aldens, but have a much greater appreciation for AE.

post #27177 of 49658
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post

Do post the results. I am curious about the outcome. 

So I massaged some (lots) Renovateur into the vamps with my bare finger, then just brushed the you-know-what out of them, and what a difference! Shoe on the right is done...


It's freshly done, so still very dark. And the photo makes the difference look much more dramatic. Not so in real life. I'm going to give them a wear or two before deciding on tackling the entire shoes this way. I'm afraid of turning a 'rough collection' shoe into a dress shoe!?
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RTP, welcome to the hybrid family... The AE walnut shells are hard to overlook. I have a pair of walnut shell Strands from when they were web gems 1.5 years ago. Still love them, they still look splendid after a year and a half of every other week wear. Enjoy!

-Mike
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Has anyone been to the Ohio outlet? I'm trying to decide whether it's worth a pretty long trip. I'm looking for seconds in staple styles & finishes.
post #27180 of 49658
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$650-$700

My MTO Shell Macneils were $595.

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