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MWS, thank you for the detailed response. I agree that $250 is too much for shoes like that as I got my McAllister and Strand firsts for $249 and $229 during sales. I appreciate the info so that I know what to look for and the comment about repairing makes sense. Even if a cheaper shoe can be repaired, the poor quality upper will make it not worth it.

Based on cost-to-value, style and customer service, I lean towards AE but there are a few things I've seen in other brands that I like so the education on what to look for is helpful. I know this is an AE appreciation thread but if anyone knows where to try on Carmina, Meermin, Loake, Tricker's, etc. I'd love to know.

Thanks.

Sky Valet in Washington D.C. (Georgetown) has a decent assortment.  Last time I was there, they had Carmina, Loake, Crockett & Jones, Alden, Edward Green, and a couple others.  I don't remember seeing any Meermin or Tricker's there.  

European lasts are more oval square compare to AE roundness, so they will look quite different even on the same style, and they will cost more than AE.
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What?!  Already there, or this is expected when?

I am not sure how long the sale goes. I emailed the PW Shoe Bank yesterday and Shirley told me all shell seconds were $299. I am guessing what they have will not last long. As for what I ordered, I think I was a rare exception to get a pair of Walnut Shell. In fact, they did not appear on the list she sent me. I had her search for them because I knew that the MTO shoe I had made that did not pass inspection was eventually going to end up at the shoe bank. I had asked a few times with no luck, but Shirley found it. They ship today. Can't wait to get them. 

 

The ones coming have a brown welt. The ones I already got have a natural. I had seen a pic of the natural and liked it. When Allison told me the shoe didn't pass inspection and they had to make me a different pair, I asked if I could change to a natural welt. She said yes. So now I will have a pair with natural and brown welts.

 

Here is a pic of mine with the natural welt. I will post the seconds with the brown welt when they come. Shirley said she could not figure out why they are seconds. 

 

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Also, does anyone know if this shell sale is only at the Shoe Bank, or at all the outlets? I like the Jeffersonville outlet. They've treated me well through 3 pairs of seconds this year.

Email them or call them when they open today. I bet it applies to all outlets and the shoe bank.
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Thanks for the heads up on the $299 sale. Cordovan Daltons on the way!! Woo hoo!
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That was the plan if nobody answered by 10 am today! And it's confirmed, the $299 for shell cordovan seconds sale is running at all outlets. I'm hoping I get the pair I just requested!.

 

In my excitement I forgot to ask how long the sale was running. I'll ask when they call me back about whether or not I'll be expecting a nice Burgundy Shell Cambridge...

 

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Email them or call them when they open today. I bet it applies to all outlets and the shoe bank.
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Thanks for the heads up on the $299 sale. Cordovan Daltons on the way!! Woo hoo!

Received a list myself just now, but unfortunately nothing I was hoping for. The best option is the Park Avenue in black or brown but I have no use for such a formal shoe in the next few years. Other options are the Randolph, Patriot, Westchester, Bradley, Norwich, Cambridge in black.

 

I do however see some purple suede Strands on the list. Wonder where that came from. 

 

On another note, I'm wearing my Elgins for the first time today. 

 

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The Elgins are one of my favorite AE shoes and my very first AE purchase at the ShoeBank in Brookfield.

 

They look great with those socks too tietherope

 

 

 

 

This darn $299 Shell sale has me thinking hard about another pair. Unreal the deals AE keeps spitting out!!

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The Elgins are one of my favorite AE shoes and my very first AE purchase at the ShoeBank in Brookfield.

They look great with those socks too tietherope




This darn $299 Shell sale has me thinking hard about another pair. Unreal the deals AE keeps spitting out!!
Me too. I just requested a list (just in case). haha
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Nothing in my size that I was interested in.  :cloud:

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Nothing in my size that I was interested in.  cloud.gif
I have a feeling, considering my size, I'll have the same issue. My size seems to be too popular.
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No Dalton seconds in shell per my outlet's contact. Was going to be my first shell. :angry:
 

Guess I'll just have to keep my walnut calf ones I got last weekend. :D

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Last time I checked (a month or two ago) they've got the Grayson and the Leeds in burgundy shell in my size, along with what looks like a second-quality version of the MacNeil pair I ordered earlier this year.

I'm sorely tempted -- but saving to start some mutual fund investments instead. Given how popular my size is(n't), they'll probably still be there at next sale... and if not, it wasn't meant to be.
post #28528 of 53402

Jumped on a pair of Brown Cordovan Strands. I hope ordering the same size as calf will do.

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Ordered a pair of burgundy Daltons and black Cambridges!

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I got a Dalton in my size!  woo hoo!  LOL 

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