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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post

If AE does sell, and thier quality does go down...  From which maker would you buy your shoes?
The maker I buy most of my shoes from now...Alden.
post #32552 of 50879
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For what, the Aberdeen?

Yes, Aberdeen. I'm 10.5D, they had 7 pairs at the 'bank as of 30 minutes ago.

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Originally Posted by fourspin View Post
 

Yes, Aberdeen. I'm 10.5D, they had 7 pairs at the 'bank as of 30 minutes ago.


Thanks!  I just bought a pair or McTavish (firsts), but maybe I should get these instead....thoughts?

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Thanks!  I just bought a pair or McTavish (firsts), but maybe I should get these instead....thoughts?

I have Franciscans, Cliftons, and Derbys, and so I wanted something for casual wear and for fall/winter. Initially, I was thinking of either Neumoks or McTavish, but I decided on the rubber soles on the Aberdeens. I think the McTavishes are lovely, but I'm not sure I could stomach full retail on them. 

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Originally Posted by fourspin View Post
 

I have Franciscans, Cliftons, and Derbys, and so I wanted something for casual wear and for fall/winter. Initially, I was thinking of either Neumoks or McTavish, but I decided on the rubber soles on the Aberdeens. I think the McTavishes are lovely, but I'm not sure I could stomach full retail on them. 


I got them at the sale price plus 20% off on Amazon, so it was a good deal...I just want them for casual (jeans/chinos/etc.). 

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Is it just me, or do single monk strap shoes remind people of school uniforms?

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Originally Posted by fourspin View Post

I have Franciscans, Cliftons, and Derbys, and so I wanted something for casual wear and for fall/winter. Initially, I was thinking of either Neumoks or McTavish, but I decided on the rubber soles on the Aberdeens. I think the McTavishes are lovely, but I'm not sure I could stomach full retail on them. 

You never have to pay full retail with AE's. Between seconds and the many sales, it takes just a little patience!
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Originally Posted by BCer View Post
 

Do I care about the warm-fuzzy feeling SF members get from MTOs or the elusive cordovan?  All I care about is the bottom line - move resources over to production lines pumping out the top sellers in our 1000 MW stores.  That's where the profit is... 

 

So I understand your point, but I think it is to AE's advantage to continue this service. The raw material cost is really cheap, and the labor costs (being made in the USA versus DR) are probably only a little more expensive. However, with each MTO, AE essentially guarantees a customer for life! You can't put a quantifiable price on loyalty or goodwill, but AE has got a ton of it. And that is valuable.

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Originally Posted by JermynStreet View Post
 

 

So I understand your point, but I think it is to AE's advantage to continue this service. The raw material cost is really cheap, and the labor costs (being made in the USA versus DR) are probably only a little more expensive. However, with each MTO, AE essentially guarantees a customer for life! You can't put a quantifiable price on loyalty or goodwill, but AE has got a ton of it. And that is valuable.

I'm a CPA and you can put a price on goodwill :) It's exactly what happens when a company buys another. I know what you meant though. I thought it was relevant to the topic, though.

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Originally Posted by tietherope View Post
 

http://soul-socks.com/

 

I went to the link the other day when it was posted. They don't ship to Canada, but I was able to buy 4 pairs at once and get them shipped for $3, as opposed to the monthly structure. Really nice guy running it. 

 

Oh nice, thanks! This looks like a good idea.

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Originally Posted by NWTeal View Post
 

I'm a CPA and you can put a price on goodwill :) It's exactly what happens when a company buys another. I know what you meant though. I thought it was relevant to the topic, though.

 

Ha. Let's just hope whatever happens it's not another AOL-Time Warner goodwill write down. O jeez that would be not good.

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Cedar shoe trees are $7.50 each at JAB with promotion code SAVE70.  These are the exact same ones sold by AE, just re-branded as JAB.

 

http://www.josbank.com/menswear/shop/Product_11001_10050_101593

 

The promotion code works on other shoe care items on the site such as the shoe care kit, cedar shoe rack, and shoe conditioner.

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Nordstrom is driving me insane. I'm on the 2nd pair of Allen Edmond Park Avenue replacements. Every time they send me a replacement pair, the rear quarters are stretched out. The "replacement" pair was worse than the first! I have an odd size so I have to order them online. 

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Originally Posted by RefleX View Post

Nordstrom is driving me insane. I'm on the 2nd pair of Allen Edmond Park Avenue replacements. Every time they send me a replacement pair, the rear quarters are stretched out. The "replacement" pair was worse than the first! I have an odd size so I have to order them online. 

If you're talking about the "bowing" or "gaping" issue around the ankle, good luck with that. Just do a search in this thread for those terms and you'll find dozens of reports from those who have experienced this problem with AE shoes, most commonly PAs. Gave me quite a headache as well back in the spring when trying to acquire some black PAs. Took me three tries to find a pair that were acceptable.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Is it just me, or do single monk strap shoes remind people of school uniforms?
Just you.
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