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post #28726 of 52282
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

I don't always follow this thread very closely but I'm sure glad I did this week. I was able to score the Park Ave in shell. The shoe has some creasing (was obviously tried on), but for $299 I'm not going to complain. Thanks to all for the heads up on Sunday!

These arrived quickly as they just happened to be at an AE store 7 miles from my house!



 

Stunning. How was sizing for you?

post #28727 of 52282
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

I don't always follow this thread very closely but I'm sure glad I did this week. I was able to score the Park Ave in shell. The shoe has some creasing (was obviously tried on), but for $299 I'm not going to complain. Thanks to all for the heads up on Sunday!

These arrived quickly as they just happened to be at an AE store 7 miles from my house!




I passed on a pair in that color and it's starting to look like I made the wrong choice. They look really nice in your pics.
post #28728 of 52282
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

you bought one in non-black? great looking pair of shoes!. I doubt there's any left. 

Yep, bought the burgundy. I'm not a huge fan of black shoes. Burgundy shell ages best, IMO.
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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

Stunning. How was sizing for you?

I have worn the Park Ave for years in my normal brannock size. Did the same here and they are spot on.
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post

I passed on a pair in that color and it's starting to look like I made the wrong choice. They look really nice in your pics.

Thank you! As is said in the Alden thread, Color8 (burgundy) is King !
post #28729 of 52282

Need some sizing help.  I have a friend in Asia who is asking me to get him a pair of McTavish.  He doesn't know his US size.  His only point of reference for me is that he wears a 9.5F on a Church's Capital.  Any Church expert out there?  Thanks!

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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

The Cambridges are on the 5 last but seem to fit much differently than other calf and shell 5 lasted shoes I've owned. I am usually an e width, but these in d fit me perfectly (bottom of sole much wider and much higher instep). I bought these NOS off of ebay, so i have no idea when they are from (hopefully authentic). It has white lettering, a natural leather insole and white stitching on the sole.

 

This is my experience as well.  I wear a 8.5C in a PA in calf.  I saw a 8.5C Cambridge in ebay and got it for a good deal.  But I swear it was way too big.  I don't think it was because it's used but really due to the physical dimensions.  I compared the 8.5C Cambridge and 8.5C PA and everything looked bigger with the Cambridge.  I had to turn it around and resell it.  I mentioned in my description that it wears large and should fit a 8.5D or 9C.  The guy who bought said he wears 8.5D and it fits perfect for him.  I emailed the Shoebank and they said they have a 8.5C Cambridge.  But I'm on the fence because of the experience.

post #28731 of 52282
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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

The Cambridges are on the 5 last but seem to fit much differently than other calf and shell 5 lasted shoes I've owned. I am usually an e width, but these in d fit me perfectly (bottom of sole much wider and much higher instep). I bought these NOS off of ebay, so i have no idea when they are from (hopefully authentic). It has white lettering, a natural leather insole and white stitching on the sole.

 

This is my experience as well.  I wear a 8.5C in a PA in calf.  I saw a 8.5C Cambridge in ebay and got it for a good deal.  But I swear it was way too big.  I don't think it was because it's used but really due to the physical dimensions.  I compared the 8.5C Cambridge and 8.5C PA and everything looked bigger with the Cambridge.  I had to turn it around and resell it.  I mentioned in my description that it wears large and should fit a 8.5D or 9C.  The guy who bought said he wears 8.5D and it fits perfect for him.  I emailed the Shoebank and they said they have a 8.5C Cambridge.  But I'm on the fence because of the experience.

 

I agree, Cambridge sizing is a little strange. I had to get rid of an 8.5 D that felt like a 9 D. Recently, I got a pair of Burgundy Shell Park Ave in 8.5 D that fit perfect.

post #28732 of 52282
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Originally Posted by green garden View Post

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Originally Posted by spitshine123 View Post

The Cambridges are on the 5 last but seem to fit much differently than other calf and shell 5 lasted shoes I've owned. I am usually an e width, but these in d fit me perfectly (bottom of sole much wider and much higher instep). I bought these NOS off of ebay, so i have no idea when they are from (hopefully authentic). It has white lettering, a natural leather insole and white stitching on the sole.

 

This is my experience as well.  I wear a 8.5C in a PA in calf.  I saw a 8.5C Cambridge in ebay and got it for a good deal.  But I swear it was way too big.  I don't think it was because it's used but really due to the physical dimensions.  I compared the 8.5C Cambridge and 8.5C PA and everything looked bigger with the Cambridge.  I had to turn it around and resell it.  I mentioned in my description that it wears large and should fit a 8.5D or 9C.  The guy who bought said he wears 8.5D and it fits perfect for him.  I emailed the Shoebank and they said they have a 8.5C Cambridge.  But I'm on the fence because of the experience.


For what it's worth, being a 8.5e on the 5 last usually, I recently tried on a pair of cordovan strands in the same size as my cambridges (8.5d) and they were a width too tight. Maybe the newer 5 last cordovan models are more true to their calf size? Might be worth a try for the price.

Still wondering how AE would treat these when resoling... would they put on the wider sole like the original or a regular 8.5d sole which would be too tight?
post #28733 of 52282
Picked up a pair of AE Player's Shoe at Nordstrom Rack tonight. $149, seemed to be quite a bargain. They aren't perfect as they are slightly uneven in the heel (not sure what the term is but rocking them back and forth on the coffee table shows it) and there is an odd slit in the side of the sole, as if it's an intentional mark. The leather sole looks new, just some wear from a test stride on carpet.

A little nervous as they are size 11 and my Strands, which I'll be buried in, are a 10.5. They worked for a cursory few steps but debating what to do.
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With the Rediscover America sale coming up at the end of September, do the seconds typically receive the same 15-30% discount on top of the normal seconds discount?  I've never paid close enough attention to find out, but it seems like this would almost have to be the case since the discounted firsts would be approaching the normal sales price of seconds during the sale...

 

I almost hope you will tell me this isn't the case since I've bought 5 pairs of AE in the past 2 weeks and I'm already barely resisting this shell sale.

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Brown & white broadstreets today... I'm running out of time to wear these!

post #28736 of 52282
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Originally Posted by Denton View Post

Picked up a pair of AE Player's Shoe at Nordstrom Rack tonight. $149, seemed to be quite a bargain. They aren't perfect as they are slightly uneven in the heel (not sure what the term is but rocking them back and forth on the coffee table shows it) and there is an odd slit in the side of the sole, as if it's an intentional mark. The leather sole looks new, just some wear from a test stride on carpet.

A little nervous as they are size 11 and my Strands, which I'll be buried in, are a 10.5. They worked for a cursory few steps but debating what to do.

 

 

A few of AE shoes I've seen at the Rack are clearly seconds, some are actually refurbished as the leather def showed previous wears but the soles were brand new.  I'm also in the DC metro area

post #28737 of 52282
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Originally Posted by esk8mw View Post
 

With the Rediscover America sale coming up at the end of September, do the seconds typically receive the same 15-30% discount on top of the normal seconds discount?  I've never paid close enough attention to find out, but it seems like this would almost have to be the case since the discounted firsts would be approaching the normal sales price of seconds during the sale...

 

I almost hope you will tell me this isn't the case since I've bought 5 pairs of AE in the past 2 weeks and I'm already barely resisting this shell sale.

 

Should be 15-30% on top of the regular Seconds price (which is discounted relative to Firsts).

post #28738 of 52282
Just to reiterate a point already made... I got my Morgan wingtips in the mail today. They are one of the worst AE shoes I've ever seen. The brush off leather is a joke and the leather feels like it has a thick coating of plastic on the outside. Avoid at all costs. Here are a few pics of just how bad these look:


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Yuck.

post #28740 of 52282
Bl@ster

I saw those today at the Houston AE. I picked them up and thought the same thing. They feel like those super cheap patent "leather" shoes you'd find on base at the exchange.
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