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they were $30 for the pair. figured it was worth it since I think they run about $20 at a department store and these are made in the US.

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Originally Posted by guyfawkes View Post

Guys.. My AE strands arrived today.. When I opened up the box my face went wow.gif

These look absolutely stunning!  I carefully put them on and laced them up.  I was so scared to walk around normally in them due to creating a crease up front (which is inevitable), so I was flat footing around smiling like an idiot.  Mind you these are my first 'real' pair of dress kicks.. I have been booting around in some stacy adams, but now my feet feel like they are in paradise.  I am just adoring these shoes right now, they look so great, I don't know how I am going to man up and walk with them outside.. I just can't bear the thought of wearing these outside or creating creases on these.. help biggrin.gif

edit: here is a pic I just took.  Difficult to capture its actual color, its a bit darker than this.
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post #3543 of 48498
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Originally Posted by guyfawkes View Post

Guys.. My AE strands arrived today.. When I opened up the box my face went wow.gif

These look absolutely stunning!  I carefully put them on and laced them up.  I was so scared to walk around normally in them due to creating a crease up front (which is inevitable), so I was flat footing around smiling like an idiot.  Mind you these are my first 'real' pair of dress kicks.. I have been booting around in some stacy adams, but now my feet feel like they are in paradise.  I am just adoring these shoes right now, they look so great, I don't know how I am going to man up and walk with them outside.. I just can't bear the thought of wearing these outside or creating creases on these.. help biggrin.gif

edit: here is a pic I just took.  Difficult to capture its actual color, its a bit darker than this.
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Strands handle creasing incredibly well, it has a small a section on the camp to do this. Just break that area in with some conditioner before you go out in them, and enjoy.
post #3544 of 48498
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Originally Posted by rootskier View Post

Can anyone explain my mystery score? Got these shell Sanfords for an absolutely screaming deal. What is up with the label? There is no way shell Sanfords sold for the price indicated on the label. In any case, I paid way less than the seconds price (they are likely seconds, with a very slight discoloration on one side of the vamp, but hardly a deal-breaker at this price).
Does anyone know approximately when these were made? Is the label from an AE store?

They look like shell to me, especially the tell tale creasing. I would guess it was an error in your favor, enjoy.
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Originally Posted by rootskier View Post

Can anyone explain my mystery score? Got these shell Sanfords for an absolutely screaming deal. What is up with the label? There is no way shell Sanfords sold for the price indicated on the label. In any case, I paid way less than the seconds price (they are likely seconds, with a very slight discoloration on one side of the vamp, but hardly a deal-breaker at this price).
Does anyone know approximately when these were made? Is the label from an AE store?

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Nice deal - they are definitely shell cordovan, and the price label is probably accurate from when they were manufactured.  I think the Sanford was available in shell cordovan in the mid- to late-90's, and were available special order after that (been spending too much time looking through those old AE catalogues).  That sole marking (without the "JR" logo)  was used a number of years ago on their shell shoes - I'd guess those shoes are at least 10 years old.  Make sure you keep them moisturized as they break in, in case they were stored in a dry environment. 


Edited by bucksfan - 3/15/12 at 5:43am
post #3546 of 48498
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


Strands handle creasing incredibly well, it has a small a section on the camp to do this. Just break that area in with some conditioner before you go out in them, and enjoy.

Thanks for the tip!  These things look like a work of art, gonna be tough to break them in.
 

 



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Thats a beautiful set of footwear.


Edited by harlequin782 - 3/15/12 at 7:33pm
post #3548 of 48498
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Originally Posted by rootskier View Post

Can anyone explain my mystery score? Got these shell Sanfords for an absolutely screaming deal. What is up with the label? There is no way shell Sanfords sold for the price indicated on the label. In any case, I paid way less than the seconds price (they are likely seconds, with a very slight discoloration on one side of the vamp, but hardly a deal-breaker at this price).
Does anyone know approximately when these were made? Is the label from an AE store?
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Are you sure they are shell? I have a had calfskin shoes recrafted with JR Soles and they will come back saying shell cordovan on the sole.
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without even looking at the soles, you can tell by the plush creases in the uppers that those are shell

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The leather screams shell in the pics.
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From what I'm seeing they're 100% shell.  Hit them with the Mac method and show some after pics!

post #3552 of 48498
100% shell. I have a pair of calf Sanfords (+ other calf AE shoes). These are totally different. Also, the box is marked shell and they came with an AE card about caring for shell.
post #3553 of 48498
PSA for you shell cordovan AE junkies:

Through April 1, AE has a shell sale going on:
Seconds are $299
Firsts are $399 (on select in-stock pairs).

I just got my order in for Daltons and Cambridges, so order away!

P.s. If you don't already work with an AE s.a. call my man Brian in Jeffersonville, OH at 740-948-9033 (he gave me the heads up)
post #3554 of 48498
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Originally Posted by bucksfan View Post

PSA for you shell cordovan AE junkies:
Through April 1, AE has a shell sale going on:
Seconds are $299
Firsts are $399 (on select in-stock pairs).
I just got my order in for Daltons and Cambridges, so order away!
P.s. If you don't already work with an AE s.a. call my man Brian in Jeffersonville, OH at 740-948-9033 (he gave me the heads up)

 

I wish I knew about these prices when I bought my shell Macneils for $499 last month. That makes the shell leeds very tempting for me right now.

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So Im going to bring back my Elgins, and see if a 9E is a better fit. Question though, as of now the left foot fits perfect, but I think I need a E for the right foot. If I do exchange them for a 9e, will they left foot feel lose, or is the difference between a E and D minimal? I also wonder because when I lace them up, both side of the vamp pretty much are together.
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