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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post
 

Living in Montana, I chose the Long Branch - even though I like the Dalton.

 

Firsts are on sale for $221.00 in selected sizes:  Click Here

 

 

All my best,

 

David

One pair left on sale in a Size 9 D

 

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Want.

post #31158 of 47027
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Originally Posted by GOP Shoe Guy View Post

I too have a Saddleback briefcase, the large chestnut to be specific. It is a wonderfully well made product. I highly recomend their products. It seems I get compliments on it almost daily. Also, Dave and the staff at Saddleback are wonderful people that will ensure your satisfaction.

+1. My Saddleback briefcase and shell PAs, both with wabi sabi to spare!
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Originally Posted by MDeKelver View Post
 

 

So, awhile back I complained about lack of suede, and thought that a suede strand in dark brown would really go this fall.  BOOM!  We got it.  Thanks Paul!

 

Now, lets get a movement going and see what else we can shake out of the tree.  5 last, 1 last, etc. all those round toes.  Now Paul, you've played with the chisel toe last 333 in the upper classes.  But how about something special for the masses?  How about a shiny burgundy/brown built-up like the mainline shoes?  A plain cap toe like Harrison, but put a deep burgundy/brown calf on it like a Carmina.   Something where I can spit-shine the cap so that I can see myself. 

 

Peace to all ya soles....

 

M

 

I stopped at the AE store on North Michigan avenue while on a trip to Chicago earlier today. Once again, the suede Strand didn't strike me as a particularly beautiful shoe. Most importantly, I didn't like the quality of the suede. It's a little rough and it contradicts with the dressy look of the shoe. I find the suede on other AE shoes--such as the Patriots--to be of a much better quality (or to look much better on a finished product). 

 

Later today I also stopped by a newly opened Church's store. They have a much better looking version of the Strand, albeit at 2 to 3 times the cost. The suede however, is miles ahead of that AE uses for the Strand.

Alden's suede cap toe also looks much better, imo

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Re: Merlot McAllisters

 

So I have my pair of BB McAllisters that look great but want them to look even better. I opted to get the AE polish in Merlot… should I also get Burgundy Carnuba Wax or Neutral Carnuba Wax?

 

Why would one get colored wax over neutral?

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The cap of my left neumora is jacked. I just polished them and it seems like I wiped the dye away or something. I don't think another layer of polish will do anything. Are these things screwed or what? Should I contact AE about them?


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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post
 

 

Awesome. Thank you!

 

 

I don't think so. If anything, it gets more use than a pair of shoes since one uses it daily and it under stress quite frequently (sitting, bending, inserting cash/cards, etc.). I definitely don't have more than the value of my wallet in cash usually, but i do appreciate the feeling of quality leather whenever I pull it out of my back pocket.

 

I do think you could get a nice wallet for less than $200, but since you only get one, might as well splurge on a nice one :D

 

or you could buy a pair of shell shoes for $299...  Wallets may get more use, but let me say this... If a man asked for either my wallet, or the shoes off my feet, I would sooner give him my wallet.  I get much more attached to my shoes, and place much more importance on them than I do a wallet.  I've had the same cheap wallet (tj max money clip, $20) for 4 or 5 years and it looks the same as it did when I bought it, if not better.  Also, wallets get lost... stolen much more often than shoes.

 

Ultimately it boils down to the fact that I would much rather put that money towards a pair of shoes than a wallet.  If I were a woman, buying a clutch or purse that is a different story, since those are viewed as fashion accessories and are on display at all times.  A wallet on the other hand, $200 or $20, is still just a wallet.

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Hello gentlemen. Does any one know if Allen Edmonds does price adjustments? I bought a couple pairs yesterday and now I have a 10% discount code that works with the sale. Thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by CoolGuy303 View Post

Hello gentlemen. Does any one know if Allen Edmonds does price adjustments? I bought a couple pairs yesterday and now I have a 10% discount code that works with the sale. Thanks in advance.

 

They should. Even if they don't, with the free return shipping, it's no brainer.

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^Right, that was my thinking exactly. I just figured it would be easier to get a price adjustment.
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Originally Posted by cincikid View Post
 

 

They should. Even if they don't, with the free return shipping, it's no brainer.

...but they'll take $10 off of each pair as a restocking fee.

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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post

or you could buy a pair of shell shoes for $299...  Wallets may get more use, but let me say this... If a man asked for either my wallet, or the shoes off my feet, I would sooner give him my wallet.  I get much more attached to my shoes, and place much more importance on them than I do a wallet.  I've had the same cheap wallet (tj max money clip, $20) for 4 or 5 years and it looks the same as it did when I bought it, if not better.  Also, wallets get lost... stolen much more often than shoes.

Ultimately it boils down to the fact that I would much rather put that money towards a pair of shoes than a wallet.  If I were a woman, buying a clutch or purse that is a different story, since those are viewed as fashion accessories and are on display at all times.  A wallet on the other hand, $200 or $20, is still just a wallet.

I was assuming one already owned an excessive number of shell shoes smile.gif

I was just thinking that I'm getting more interested in shell cordovan and I think if I were to spend a little extra on a new wallet I'd get one (or two) made in shell.
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post
 

...but they'll take $10 off of each pair as a restocking fee.

 

Only if we are talking about seconds. I am not aware of any 10% off for the seconds, so I assumed OP talked about the firsts. 

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Originally Posted by NefariousSabatour View Post

The cap of my left neumora is jacked. I just polished them and it seems like I wiped the dye away or something. I don't think another layer of polish will do anything. Are these things screwed or what? Should I contact AE about them?


 

Try meltonian "cream" polish. Not wax based. I think cream polishes have a touch of conditioner.  It could be just dried out.

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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post


I was assuming one already owned an excessive number of shell shoes smile.gif

I was just thinking that I'm getting more interested in shell cordovan and I think if I were to spend a little extra on a new wallet I'd get one (or two) made in shell.

well...  yeah... If one spends excessive amounts of money on shoes why wouldn't they spend excessive amounts of money on a wallet?

 

I spend no more than $50-$100 on what I want for myself that isn't necessary each month.  I have one pair of AE shoes and I am saving up every dime of spending money until I have enough to buy my next pair.  I have 1 wife, 1 son, 1 job, and zero college degrees at the moment (working on that currently).  I am 24 years old.

 

Even if I had the money, I doubt I could justify to myself paying $200+ for a wallet.  Having nice shoes is something I consider a luxury, and a worthwhile allocation of my resources therefor I can justify spending money on shoes so long as I'm not spending money on other frivolous things (video games, dvds...). I would honestly feel guilty if I spent $200+ on something that is completely 100% not a necessity in any way.  Isn't there something better that could be done with that $200?  There is absolutely no justifiable reason for me to spend $200+ on a glorified debit card holder.

 

I don't mean to be rude... and I'm not making judgements on other people, this is just my thinking.  If the only reason I can think of for purchasing something is "why not? I have the money!" then it's a purchase that shouldn't be made.

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