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Dundee and Leeds are the same last
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Most likely going to try to stop by the AE store today, but figured I'd ask anyway...

 

I'm a 8D in the 5 last. Would I most likely be my TTS, 8.5D in the 1 last? Looking at either the Leeds or Dundee next.

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Can anyone give me details or a link about the MTO offer that people are talking about from Paul? I've been thinking about looking at getting my first pair of Alden Cordovan boots but these AE MTOs look so beautiful I might have to stick with AE smile.gif

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Can anyone give me details or a link about the MTO offer that people are talking about from Paul? I've been thinking about looking at getting my first pair of Alden Cordovan boots but these AE MTOs look so beautiful I might have to stick with AE smile.gif

I emailed Paul about 10 or 11 days ago and never heard back from anyone. I don't know how many SF members took him up on his offer, but it seems to be quite a few. He is probably sick of us emailing him! I am in the middle of an email conversation with cust. service, now. I just asked about this deal in my last email so I am hoping to have an answer after the weekend. I'll post the results.


Edited by tifosi - 8/18/13 at 7:06am
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I emailed Paul about 10 or 11 days ago and never heard back from anyone. I don't know how many SF members took him up on his offer, but it seems to be quite a few. He is probably sick of us emailing him! I am in the middle of an email conversation with cust. service, now. I just asked about this deal in my last email so I am hoping to have an answer after the weekend. I'll post the results.

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

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

$650-$700
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$650-$700


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

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$650-$700

My leeds and dundee where 595 and Bayfield I think where 675
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I think my Leeds were that as well. You are right. My Daltons were $675 and my Bayfields $695 I believe
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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!

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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. 

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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?
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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.
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