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post #27961 of 53407
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

I've got quite a few AE's and I've never paid full price, unless you include the MTO Neumoks for $199 (a STEAL)

 

Model Place Bought Price Full Retail
Montecito  6pm.com $99 $250
Neumok  AE (webgem) $199 $275
Finch ShoeBank $175 $295
Elgin ShoeBank $175 $295
Townley AE Cleveland $299 $595
Port Washington Amazon.com $59 $175
Park Ave BB ShoeBank $129 $368
Strand ShoeBank $129 $345
Total   $1,264 $2,598

 

 

Holy smokes that means I've spent $1264 on shoes in the past 12 months that would normally cost at full price $2598.

 

So that means I'm right at almost 51.35% off.

 

That doesn't include the eBay purchases of Alden and my Shoe Mart field trip that cost me $399.

The look of list says to me that you keep an inventory of your shoes?? Or is that something that you just whipped up?

 

Shoe Mart field trip that cost you $399 sounds like you got some Alden shell seconds...icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #27962 of 53407
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Originally Posted by frogwash View Post


What the hell's the matter with you? Why so angry? Just because they're not your cup of tea, doesn't make them CG and also it's kind of insulting to anyone who might like them and also to AE. There's different shoes for different folks, who wants to live in a world with all shoes the same? And if they really are CG, why would you even want them for $99? It's alright to criticize or state your opinion, but that was just rude. Play nice.

I think somebody is not quite getting it...  If you still don't get it after this post let me know and I'll fill you in.

post #27963 of 53407
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Originally Posted by basiameda View Post

 

I think you missed the sarcasm... in addition to the previous conversation details concerning the Portland Boot. To summarize: AE increased the price of the Portland Boot. Some SF members believe this was in response to the community's eagerness. Subsequently, I would guess chinngiskhaan was feeding off of New Shoes1's genuine dislike for the suede strands and is likely playing devil's advocate by attempting to use reverse psychology to get AE into decreasing the price for the suede strands.

 

Assuming AE monitors this thread to the extent that the SF community believes and my train of thought is correct, I might have blown open this attempt at cheaper suede strands in order to clear this misunderstanding. 


LOL...  It was a bit tongue in cheek (I didn't really think they would lower the price obviously), but you hit the nail right on the head...

post #27964 of 53407
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

Still thinking about the price to quality ratio and I was wondering how many people here pay full-price for Allen Edmonds.

 

My AEs, all of which were purchased well below MSRP.

 

Walnut Strand
MTO Neumok
Tan Suede Neumok
Brown Glasgow
Tan Cronmok
Chili Regent Street which then turned into a MTO Chili McAllister
Brown Hampton

 

This doesnt include the two pair of Cole Haans that were also purchased under the full-price MSRP.

 

Im a bargain hunter and hate paying full price and/or shipping costs.

post #27965 of 53407

I've only paid full price for my walnut McAllisters. Other than that it's all been seconds and closeouts. 

 

Is Bayfields a good deal at $167? Closeout firsts. I'm not 100% about my size since they apparently have a poron insole. I'm 11.5 3E in 5 and 1 lasts, they're not a perfect fit but as close as I'll get without doing bespoke as I have really weird feet. 

post #27966 of 53407
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Originally Posted by Pastor View Post

Still thinking about the price to quality ratio and I was wondering how many people here pay full-price for Allen Edmonds. I have 14 pair of AE's. Of that total I paid full price for 5 of them (Walnut shell Daltons, Cappucchino shell Dundees, Brown Neumora, Brown Suede Cambridge, and Brown calf Fifth Street boot). The others were sourced through outlets and 2 pair were purchased from ebay.

I did get lucky several years back when AE put the shell Bradleys on their website for $250 for a few hours. I ordered and they honored it but I don't count those as being full price.


edit: As an addendum to this I have 7 pair of Aldens, 5 in shell, 1 in calf, and 1 in suede. I paid full price for all of them.


I got my only pair of AE's, Walnut New Orleans for 250$, and I couldn't be happier.  Knowing now the quality of AE shoes, I'm fully prepared to pay full price for my next pair of shoes which will likely be the fifth street in brown.  This forum, and the quality, look, and SMELL of my current AEs has made me a lifer.

post #27967 of 53407

If I didn't have Jeffersons in standard brown calf, or if the webgems were for cappucino shell, I would have ordered them immediately. I wonder if AE would consider giving me the webgem price for a pair of cappucino shell jeffersons.  Also, why did they decide to go with Jeffersons as opposed to McAllisters? 

post #27968 of 53407
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

The look of list says to me that you keep an inventory of your shoes?? Or is that something that you just whipped up?

 

Shoe Mart field trip that cost you $399 sounds like you got some Alden shell seconds...icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif


Sadly, its just something I whipped up from my head. However, it's a little shocking to see what I've spent on shoes in the past year. I didn't include the RL Sandersons and BB Alden Scotch Grain that I flipped on eBay.

 

You're right on - I got some Alden PTBs (duh...PLAIN TOE) in #8 biggrin.gif

post #27969 of 53407
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

The shell Bradley seconds I picked up a few months ago continue to come to life after a lot of brushing and conditioning...

Exhibit A to the statement made by Rydenfan that with a little work AE shell can be on par with Alden shell finish. Outstanding job Shouldaville, they look great!

post #27970 of 53407

PSA to 9.5EEE people in need of boots: there's 1 pair of Fifth Street boots in brown at 6pm.com incorrectly listed as 9.5B on the website, for $238: http://www.6pm.com/allen-edmonds-fifth-street-brown-burnished-calf  I was pumped to get these boots in 9.5B, only to find that they had sent me 9.5EEE (despite the box saying 9.5B), so I sent them back.  A day later they are relisted at 9.5B again and I can only assume these are the same ones I had, once again incorrectly marked!  I didn't even bother trying them on but they looked to be in perfect condition.

post #27971 of 53407
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Originally Posted by OlafG View Post

Is Bayfields a good deal at $167? Closeout firsts. I'm not 100% about my size since they apparently have a poron insole. I'm 11.5 3E in 5 and 1 lasts, they're not a perfect fit but as close as I'll get without doing bespoke as I have really weird feet. 

I just paid $350 a few weeks ago to Lands End for my replacement pair of CXL Bayfields. AE purchased my CXL ones back for what I paid originally which was $220. I feel they are  still worth it at retail personally so for $167?! If you don't wear medium weight or heavy wool socks or do a LOT of walking in them TTS should still work IMO. Going up a half size in length worked better for me, but doesn't mean it will for you.

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Originally Posted by green garden View Post

Cold Iron, yes I would love to see a side by side picture if it's possible.  My issue here are 2 things.  From a functional perspective, I have a narrow foot and low instep.  The higher vamp lets the shoe envelope my foot much better.  From an aesthetic point of view, I normally wear slim pants.  If the vamp is short, then I think it may show my ankles which would be unsightly.  It sounds like the difference is negligible.  If you can confirm that as well, that would be awesome.

 

Thanks!

Yes the difference is pretty small and I do not think it would expose any more of your ankles, but I understand totally and will see what I can do get you a picture sooner than later. But if you end up getting those Lex you have to post a picture of them smile.gif I have a narrow heel and low instep, I'm flat footed enough that I wear inserts in all my shoes and boots and the townley fits very much like my Leeds if not identical. 

post #27972 of 53407

OUTSTANDING SALE - LABOR DAY WEEKEND:

 

DALTONS - Normally around $400 - SAVE $200.

 

 

 

All my best,

 

David

post #27973 of 53407
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Originally Posted by jch1 View Post

If I didn't have Jeffersons in standard brown calf, or if the webgems were for cappucino shell, I would have ordered them immediately. I wonder if AE would consider giving me the webgem price for a pair of cappucino shell jeffersons.  Also, why did they decide to go with Jeffersons as opposed to McAllisters? 

Typically the webgem price is honored only if it is exactly as the webgem is. As an example I was going to order my Walnut cordovan Daltons with a different sole; however, that would exclude them from the webgem original price. The cost difference was not justifiable to me so I ordered them exactly as the webgem had been. I personally love the look of the Jefferson and really like the dark brown cordovan as well. I had been contemplating a pair of Leeds but may have to go this direction instead.

post #27974 of 53407

Have not paid full price for any of my 6 pairs.  All are seconds from the shoebank or jville except for the McAllisters (Amazon) and WInslow (ebay, brand new but 20 years old - never worn before I got them).

 

Shoe                     Retail   Paid

Elgin                     295      125

Walnut grain PA    345       125

McAllister             345        198

LaSalle                 295       129

MLB Sandlot NYY 125         19

Winslow                  ??        80

post #27975 of 53407

Have not paid full price for any of my 6 pairs.  All are seconds from the shoebank or jville except for the McAllisters (Amazon) and WInslow (ebay, brand new but 20 years old - never worn before I got them).

 

Shoe                     Retail   Paid

Elgin                     295      125

Walnut grain PA    345       125

McAllister             345        198

LaSalle                 295       129

MLB Sandlot NYY 125         19

Winslow                  ??        80

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