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Originally Posted by acousticfoodie View Post

Thank goodness, I don't need another pair, but a sale on strand cordovans would have been too hard to resist

Sorry, I should clarify - no Strands in my size. My bad. Your wallet is still at risk. biggrin.gif
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Can someone comment on what the new "333" last looks like? Compared to, say C&J last 348, or other similar-lasted shoes.
More pic would be great.

revival
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Just got the this from the Freeport store:

 

 

MacNeil               9097       burgundy cordovan

MacNeil               9177       black cordovan

Bradley                 2291       burgundy shell cordovan

Grayson               8287       burgundy cordovan

Westchester      1697       burgundy cordovan 

Kenwood            44006    burgundy cordovan

Randolph             4899       black cordovan

Cambridge          8605       black cordovan

 

These are the styles in FQ  that are $399.00.

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Originally Posted by elbastardocalvo View Post

For those with brown chromexcel Bayfields:  what do you use to clean/polish your boots?



Damp rag and then AE cleaner & conditioner if they need it. Check out this post:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/2115#post_5119788

 

I use Saphir polish on them occasionally, not often.

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Damp rag and then AE cleaner & conditioner if they need it. Check out this post:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/141581/allen-edmonds-appreciation-thread/2115#post_5119788

 

I use Saphir polish on them occasionally, not often.


Hey thanks, I appreciate it.

 

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FYI, looks like shoe trees are on sale again at AE dot com.  $19.50, down from $24.95.  

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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


Patrick, thanks! I just emailed and got a response back from Edward in I'd say less than 5 minutes! Good service.
EDIT: You just cost me $300. Have a pair of burgundy shell MacNeils coming my way!
No Strands [in my size] available, so those - and their potential fit issues - will have to wait for another day.


 


That's awesome, well done!! That $299 deal was too good for me to pass up as well. I had no intention of any shoe purchases in the very near future but shell doesn't hit those kind of prices often. Surprisingly AE must have a large stock of shell these days. That's the 2nd shell sale in as many months.

 

Glad Edward was helpful. He really is one of the most professional SA's/Store Managers I've worked with. I hope he works on commission.

 

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And now I have black shell Leeds on their way...
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Can anyone who has information about how the Edmond Randolph vs Edmonds cordovan in quality?

Bummer - they don't hav the Stand cordovan in my size :-(
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...Have a pair of burgundy shell MacNeils coming my way!
 


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And now I have black shell Leeds on their way...

 

 

That's too funny. At that price, it's hard to pass up.

 

I'll be up in Freeport next Thursday to pick mine up. I get up that way for business fairly often. It's such a coincidence that my trips have been during the AE sales smile.gif. My wife just can't believe the luck I've had to be up there at the perfect time...5 or 6 times a year.

 

 

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That's too funny. At that price, it's hard to pass up.

I'll be up in Freeport next Thursday to pick mine up. I get up that way for business fairly often. It's such a coincidence that my trips have been during the AE sales smile.gif . My wife just can't believe the luck I've had to be up there at the perfect time...5 or 6 times a year.


I'm glad you check in with them often enough to find out about this sale. My receipt says In-Store Promo on it. So you really had to check in at an outlet to even know about the sale. I don't know why they keep the information so close to the vest, though.
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

Surprisingly AE must have a large stock of shell these days. That's the 2nd shell sale in as many months.

 

 

Interesting point about the AE promotions on the shells.   I remember reading somewhere that AE might be going to a MTO only model for their shells.  If so, this would be a great way of reducing their existing inventory. 

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Originally Posted by tom10167 View Post

Are all AE shoes full-grain leather? What is the difference between calfskin and premium calfskin? It isn't in their glossary.
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Eh, if I may chime in on the shoe stretching/sizing discussion.  I don't see AEs stretching very much and not right away.  I settled on an 11C in the #5 last which fits well all around.  Of course, after a full day in the shoes they got a little cramped in the toe.  I figured it just needed a little stretch.  Nope.  The leather is very resilient, part of what makes it a great long term use shoe.  I would not tell you to go with it and let the shoe stretch.

 

I, instead, experimented with the 11.5B & 11.5C.  The 11.5B was better but still encroached on my little toe.  The 11.5C gives me a little bit of space in the toe without the heavy instep creasing I saw in the 11D.  The heel loosened but with minimal slip.  After adding arch supports, the heel is snug, and my foot fills out some of the extra girth/volume.  I'll have to abuse these for a few wears to see if they are actually more comfortable.  I would have to buy shoes at Nordstrom for the rest of my life if I wanted to compensate them for the numerous exchanges I've made.  I can't say enough about their interminable patience.

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Eh, if I may chime in on the shoe stretching/sizing discussion.  I don't see AEs stretching very much and not right away.  I settled on an 11C in the #5 last which fits well all around.  Of course, after a full day in the shoes they got a little cramped in the toe.  I figured it just needed a little stretch.  Nope.  The leather is very resilient, part of what makes it a great long term use shoe.  I would not tell you to go with it and let the shoe stretch.

 

I, instead, experimented with the 11.5B & 11.5C.  The 11.5B was better but still encroached on my little toe.  The 11.5C gives me a little bit of space in the toe without the heavy instep creasing I saw in the 11D.  The heel loosened but with minimal slip.  After adding arch supports, the heel is snug, and my foot fills out some of the extra girth/volume.  I'll have to abuse these for a few wears to see if they are actually more comfortable.  I would have to buy shoes at Nordstrom for the rest of my life if I wanted to compensate them for the numerous exchanges I've made.  I can't say enough about their interminable patience.




I agree with that assessment. On far too many occasions, I've purchased shoes (typically at discount) that I thought would stretch out over time. In almost every case, the shoes were unwearable. I came to the conclusion that shoes MUST fit perfectly out of the box or I won't buy them. Like you, I get pressure on the little toe on one foot. I've been able to make slightly large shoes work with insoles or even thicker socks but never had luck with shoes that were snug in the store. It's cost me more than I'd like to admit over the years.

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