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I plan on buying 3 pairs of AE during the Rediscover America sale this year. I already have Dalton (dark brown), McAllister (walnut), Delray (brown suede) and Neumok Wingtip (red and olive). I plan on getting Strand in bourbon and Broadstreet in walnut/bone. I generally hate black shoes and only wear them when necessary. The only black shoes I own are a pair of very dusty Kenneth Coles that I bought last minute (at DSW) for a evening wedding. I am embarrassed to wear them, but don't want to spend a lot of money on shoes I will get very little use out of. I noticed that AE has a shoe called New Haven that comes in black. It looks similar to the Fifth Avenue (at least in the picture) except that it is a blucher rather than a balmoral. I am wondering if this would do for the very occasional evening wedding or funeral. I sent allaboutshoes an instant message inquiring about his Rediscover America prices for all of the above shoes, but am on the fence about which black shoes to buy.
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Originally Posted by Mulligan142 View Post

Just received my cappuccino shell Mcallister 2nds and am a bit disappointed. Shoe looks great, but one pair has pretty glaring fold and discoloration as evident in the pics below. Is this something that can be fixed? Would return these but cappuccino is hard to find at the moment. Would appreciate your thoughts, thanks.



 

 

Those look bad… real bad!

post #31233 of 53343
^^ For all the seconds on here that you can't even tell they're seconds...there is no doubt they are seconds. Bad luck of the draw.
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Originally Posted by SBear View Post

Considering the burgundy shell Bradley. I've way overspent my shoe budget but that hasn't seemed to stop me. For those with this shoe (or other split toe blucher), what are your experiences for style, use, etc.? When, where, with what, do you wear them...how often... If you don't like this style, reasons are also welcomed. Any thoughts or feedback is much appreciated.
post #31235 of 53343
I have the Bradley in burgundy shell. Great shoe, comfortable, good looking IMO. I wear them wi anything that isn't a suit. Charcoal grey, blue, brown, etc. I wear them as much as any of my other shoes - I keep them in rotation year round.
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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post

I'm not sure what the tab is referring to. Is the way the end of the belt looks? Do you have the polished cobbler? Isn't it corrected grain?

I have two "tab" shell cordovan belts. The tabs are basically the places where they sew the pieces of shell together.

I also have polished cobbler (corrected grain) belts for use with suits, since the cordovan belts are more casual.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

^^ For all the seconds on here that you can't even tell they're seconds...there is no doubt they are seconds. Bad luck of the draw.

 

Agree. I've gotten seconds before and could never tell what was wrong with the shoes.  This is very obvious, I'd cut the lost and return them

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Originally Posted by Subutai View Post

Aside from the Marketplace and eBay does anyone have some suggestions on where to sell very lightly used AE's?

 

I may get in trouble for saying this but you can post your size and what you're looking for, your location.  I'm sure there are plenty of ppl here would check their closets

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Originally Posted by USAmade View Post



Sometimes, you just gotta bust out the Shell Dalton's

Seeing this picture single-handedly led me to purchasing shell Dalton's today. They looked so epic I just could not resist.
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

I just picked these Shell Cordovan Polo Saddle shoes off eBay. Really pumped. The Amok door closed for me...and this one opened. They were on eBay for about 10 mins I think LOL $135!

What do you guys think? The soles are not worn very much at all.


At that price point I would have jumped at them. Nice pick-up.
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Originally Posted by Mulligan142 View Post

Just received my cappuccino shell Mcallister 2nds and am a bit disappointed. Shoe looks great, but one pair has pretty glaring fold and discoloration as evident in the pics below. Is this something that can be fixed? Would return these but cappuccino is hard to find at the moment. Would appreciate your thoughts, thanks.
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Those look pretty bad. I would return and maybe even contest the $10 restocking fee. I don't think those should even be seconds. 

 

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post


I have two "tab" shell cordovan belts. The tabs are basically the places where they sew the pieces of shell together.

I also have polished cobbler (corrected grain) belts for use with suits, since the cordovan belts are more casual.

 

Thanks. I'll have to check them out in store. 

post #31242 of 53343

What he said.  Those are more like thirds or fourths!  I have five or six pairs of seconds and none of them are even remotely close to that :(

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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

I'd recommend 10.5e for you.

That's exactly what I did. At one point the AE manager and I talked about maybe getting 11E's to support thicker socks, but I thought better of going too much bigger, hopefully I don't regret it.

I came away with three very different shoes in this buying spree: Patriots, Jefferson, and Daltons. I'm pretty excited by the fact that they are all shell cordovan. I can't wait until they begin to trickle in from the factory.

Hopefully between my burgundy calf Patriots and soon to arrive brown shell Patriots that will suffice for a temporary rotation until I can wear a full complement of lace-ups again.
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Originally Posted by SBear View Post

Not sure what you mean by already having Daltons then asking about chocolate or black. The 5th street are pretty dressy and I wouldn't wear them with jeans, especially not in black. If you have Daltons, then I think I'd suggest the Dundee for variety - maybe there are seconds available in your size. The options narrow fast when you ask for black boots for work and you already have Daltons. The options are basically Dalton, 5th Street, and Dundee shell looking at the AE web site unless your work is casual enough that you can get away with the Promontory Point.

I have the daltons in walnut.

I dint think I like the point. I'd have loved the shaker heights in black. AE doesn't have much for high utility in black boots. Bummer.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I have the daltons in walnut.

I dint think I like the point. I'd have loved the shaker heights in black. AE doesn't have much for high utility in black boots. Bummer.

Why not do an MTO thru Allison for the black Shakers? If that's what you really want...
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