The details for Tanger outlet AE Black Friday sale were posted a few pages back...
Closeout seconds will be $99 on Black Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after
No, they're only being made in black at the moment.
Also, I called to cancel my order on the Singletons. There's no special going on for them at the moment ($149 is par for the course w/ RL seconds) so I'm going to wait until this summer and place a 2 for $250 on the loafers and a pair of McAllisters in either Bourbon or Merlot.
With the incoming Fifth Streets my shoe collection looks like this:
Fifth Aves (brown)
Park Aves (black)
Malvern (brogue suede)
Fifth Street (black)
C&J Perf-Toes (Fifth Aves in a mid-brown)
Wolverine 1K Mile Boots (cordovan color)
Walk Over bucks (khaki)
RL Sanderson (walnut)****
RL Innsbrook (brown)****
Yikes, when I put it that way, it's quite a lot - at least I use all of them regularly (save for the Park Aves). I've also got a pair of Alden Color #8 perf-toe jumper boots coming in a few months but they're a challenge/gift to myself and won't be worn unless I achieve certain professional milestones by 2015. I think with the suede loafers and a pair of merlot wintips (the McAllisters) coming in the summer, I should be set for a while.
****I'm trying to sell these right now, they're sz 10 but I don't want to put links here so if you're interested you can PM me for details****
"Tanger outlet?" Where the fxck is that located, and is it only applicable to that location?
Someone posted a flyer a couple pages back showing $99 for closeout seconds at the Shoebank (all AE outlets use the same inventory database, not just what's available at that store).
I called the Jeffersonville Outlet and they confirmed they are taking pre-orders for the Black Friday sale, however they are checking tomorrow to see if the $99 on closeout seconds will be part of the actual sale.
Called the Jville outlet and was told the %offs don't apply to the RL shoes for some reason. I confirmed that I could use it on a pair of Dalton or Fifth Streets though. Does anybody know why?
the 20/30% off thing is a Tanger Outlets sale, so if it's worked in the past on RL shoes I don't see why it wouldn't this time - unless they're saying that RL shoes are already discounted and thus you can't take off any additional %
It's probably because the RL shoes, like the BBs, are already on sale. I'd imagine they'll let you use those coupons on any shoe that isn't a closeout/on sale. They typically won't let you stack sales.
Ok...this may be long.. I have a few newbie questions. I've been lurking for a while, and I'm considering my first pair of AE. I figured I'd post here for help since the search function on this forum sucks and I didn't want to start a new thread...
-What exactly are factory seconds?
-If I've never ordered extra wide dress shoes before, should I disregard all of the extra options (EEE), etc and just stick with the regular?
-Is there a particular "last" that results in a better shoe based on popular opinion here?
-Is the quality far superior to that of Donald Pliner and/or John Varvatos?
-Is the maintainence difficult?
Thanks in advance for any help.