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post #29266 of 47050
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post
 

I received my pair of Neumoks from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale last week. Today I noticed some difference between the two shoes. I live in Canada, however I will be in Detroit this weekend so this will be my one and only chance to have them exchanged without having to go through the whole mailing process/possibly spending more money. Thoughts please, keeping in mind these are firsts.  

 

 

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I think that should have been caught and relegated to the seconds pile.  I would say you are justified in returning those if it's easy and it bothers you.  Seeing shoes that aren't lasted straight is a fairly common thing to see in seconds, and even firsts may not be perfect, but firsts should be much better than that.    

post #29267 of 47050
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post


lol you have way too much time ..... they are just a pair of damn shoes....these are ae not eg not jl . shoes looks perfect for sub $300 shoes to me.

 

Why do I have way too much time? Because I noticed the shoes were uneven and crooked when I put them on my feet at work? Or because I will by chance be in Detroit at a mall with a Nordstrom, so I'm wondering if I should return them while I am already there, which is a 6 hour trip from my house in Canada?

 

Next time around maybe just say "I think they look acceptable".

post #29268 of 47050
Hi money, how do you tell from the two photos that they are not lasted properly?
post #29269 of 47050
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Hi money, how do you tell from the two photos that they are not lasted properly?

Look at the side pic, keep an eye on the wingtip brogueing and the spacing from the welt...
post #29270 of 47050

Question:

 

I'm a young professional. Just started my first job. Need black and brown oxfords.

 

I'm thinking

Black: Park Ave

Brown: Fifth Ave/Strand or even Hamptons?

 

If I'm buying my first brown dress shoe, a dark brown rather than a walnut is the correct choice, right?

 

Are these firsts

 

 

at $150 a better deal than potentially getting Fifth Ave/Strand seconds at $125 later this week?

post #29271 of 47050
From past experience, when Allen Edmonds Shoe Bank does a 2-for sale on seconds and discontinued shoes (for example, 2 pairs for $250), can one also get 3 pairs for the same price per pair? For example, 3 for $375 when the offer was 2 for $250. Also, if one buys 2 for $250 and has to return a pair because it doesn't fit well, does the price on the kept pair go up?
post #29272 of 47050
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Originally Posted by 850csi View Post

Question:

I'm a young professional. Just started my first job. Need black and brown oxfords.

I'm thinking
Black: Park Ave
Brown: Fifth Ave/Strand or even Hamptons?

If I'm buying my first brown dress shoe, a dark brown rather than a walnut is the correct choice, right?

Are these firsts




at $150 a better deal than potentially getting Fifth Ave/Strand seconds at $125 later this week?

In general, it would be better to order firsts if they do not cost much more than seconds. The most important thing is to get shoes that fit well (are comfortable) and that you love. The ones on clearance are a mix of grained leather and smooth leather. If you love that, then it is a good price. If you would prefer a shoe to be 100% smooth calf leather, I would advise to wait for a deal on the Fifth Avenue or Strand. Some may argue either way regarding the aesthetics and versatility of the choices you are presenting. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what style you love and will get good use of. Also, be sure the shoes fit well.
post #29273 of 47050
Quote:
Originally Posted by 850csi View Post
 

Question:

 

I'm a young professional. Just started my first job. Need black and brown oxfords.

 

I'm thinking

Black: Park Ave

Brown: Fifth Ave/Strand or even Hamptons?

 

If I'm buying my first brown dress shoe, a dark brown rather than a walnut is the correct choice, right?

 

Are these firsts

 

 

at $150 a better deal than potentially getting Fifth Ave/Strand seconds at $125 later this week?

 

To add/clarify to the message above, the regular Strand and Fifth Avenue are not part of the 2 for $250 sale. Seconds during the sales tend to go for $200-230 or so.

post #29274 of 47050

PSA: The Hanover whole-cut in bourbon is $255 on amazon.  Quite a nice discount.

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BUWI2SO/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

 

post #29275 of 47050
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post

To add/clarify to the message above, the regular Strand and Fifth Avenue are not part of the 2 for $250 sale. Seconds during the sales tend to go for $200-230 or so.

My understanding is that according to the rumor, the Brooks Brothers versions of the Strand and Fifth Avenue will be part of the 2 for $250 sale. There is no guarantee that your size/color will be available in that sale. Personally, I quite like the Brooks Brothers versions of those shoes, but I see on the forums that some do not. To each his own. Regarding your earlier question, I would say yes when starting out a wardrobe the dark brown shoes may work a little better for you than walnut. During the last sale, I picked up the Brooks Brothers version of the brown Strand--I love them. They fit great and I am liking the dark brown color--I was initially worried they were too bland looking. I am actually tempted to pick up the black and walnut BB strands if they will be available in my size--my brown ones are just so comfortable to me. I suppose it is a bit boring to just buy 1 style of shoe in assorted colors, though.
post #29276 of 47050
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Originally Posted by drcharlie View Post


My understanding is that according to the rumor, the Brooks Brothers versions of the Strand and Fifth Avenue will be part of the 2 for $250 sale. There is no guarantee that your size/color will be available in that sale. Personally, I quite like the Brooks Brothers versions of those shoes, but I see on the forums that some do not. To each his own. Regarding your earlier question, I would say yes when starting out a wardrobe the dark brown shoes may work a little better for you than walnut. During the last sale, I picked up the Brooks Brothers version of the brown Strand--I love them. They fit great and I am liking the dark brown color--I was initially worried they were too bland looking. I am actually tempted to pick up the black and walnut BB strands if they will be available in my size--my brown ones are just so comfortable to me. I suppose it is a bit boring to just buy 1 style of shoe in assorted colors, though.

 

I read Ralph Lauren and closeout versions, but if we get the BB ones too I will be very happy. 

post #29277 of 47050

Just bought a used pair of AE Dalton boots in an 8.5E for 215 shipped. Will post pics when I get them in.

How did I do? First pair of AE's. I've been looking for a good pair of boots for a while and wanted something that would last. How'd you think I did on the price? Shoes look to be in good condition and the original owner had a pair of rubber half soles put on top of the leather, so the leather soles are in great condition underneath. Perfect for the upcoming boston winter!

post #29278 of 47050
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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post
 

 

I read Ralph Lauren and closeout versions, but if we get the BB ones too I will be very happy.

I e-mailed a head and was told RL, BB and closeouts would be a part of the 2 for 250 sale. I'm hoping to get some BB walnut strands, but they were out during labor day.

post #29279 of 47050
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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post
 

I e-mailed a head and was told RL, BB and closeouts would be a part of the 2 for 250 sale. I'm hoping to get some BB walnut strands, but they were out during labor day.

 

That's great then, no one mentioned BB until today from what I saw. I want the Strand in brown, but it was also out during labor day so we shall see. 

post #29280 of 47050
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

$99!  I don't think I've ever been more delighted with a new pair of shoes.

 

 

I think I saw your recent post about these in the spectator porn thread. Was this a seconds sale on this model only for $99?

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