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Snagged these for 45 bucks (shipping included) on Ebay. I plan to get them recrafted by AE. Thoughts?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Burgundy-McCallister-size-10C-/231133714416?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=Lr%252FZ5ZXEq4hT1u3sHMRUyvKZ0dU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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I asked here because this is the only sartorial forum and thread that I follow and the people here seem really helpful. Well, that cannot be said of everyone here I suppose. It has nothing to do with AE and people can choose not to reply if they don't want to.

 

If I had a relative/friend in the states, I wouldn't be asking. But even if so, I do not want to trouble them. 


well, you are certainly right about most people on this forum. The majority of us are very helpful. It at the very least speaks to the quality of gents on this forum that you would be willing to trust your things with them.

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Well, that cannot be said of everyone here I suppose.

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The majority of us are very helpful.

I lol'd
post #36799 of 49435

Is there any particular wax/conditioner people would recommend for the Walnut Strands?

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Originally Posted by MMoon24 View Post
 

Snagged these for 45 bucks (shipping included) on Ebay. I plan to get them recrafted by AE. Thoughts?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Burgundy-McCallister-size-10C-/231133714416?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=Lr%252FZ5ZXEq4hT1u3sHMRUyvKZ0dU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

I'd just spend like 60 bucks and get a new sole and heel from a local cobbler if the uppers are fine. Otherwise, buying a pair in better condition would have been a better use of $$$.

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I started this as a separate thread, but someone suggested I might get good responses posting this here:

I sent a pair of burgundy McAllisters in for re-crafting. The other day I get a call that there was "an issue" and I get to pick any new shoes up to $345. I have no idea what the issue was and the csr said she didn't know. I don't really care. I thought I would just have them send another pair of the same shoe, but, with my options open, I am not so sure. I already have several different styles of brogues and my thought is to maybe get something different. Given you had the option, what would you pick?

Current shoes:
AE suede Strands
AE walnut Sanford
AE black First Ave
Magnanni brownish/burgundy-ish cap toe (not really a cap, but a stitch that makes it look that way
Polo walnuty color that looks like a whole cut but has a wing cap (kinda odd but I really like them)
Vintage Dexter lighter brown longwings
several casual desert boots
Florsheim/Duckie Brown ludgate boots
a couple of different Redwings
several sneakers (trendy and running)

What am I missing here? This seems like a good time to fill in a gap.
post #36802 of 49435
Burgundy Cambridge today:

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I lol'd


lol... I wasn't necessarily including myself in that group... I thought about saying that, but I thought it would be more funny if I didn't ;)

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Burgundy Cambridge today:

 

Nice!  How long have you had those?  And how have you been taking care of them - Mac method only or something more?

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

Nice!  How long have you had those?  And how have you been taking care of them - Mac method only or something more?
Thanks! I have had these for almost a year. Mac method only on these so far. I probably could put something on them to build up some luster, but I like them the way they are. The variation in shades is growing on me.
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Originally Posted by MMoon24 View Post
 

Snagged these for 45 bucks (shipping included) on Ebay. I plan to get them recrafted by AE. Thoughts?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Allen-Edmonds-Burgundy-McCallister-size-10C-/231133714416?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=Lr%252FZ5ZXEq4hT1u3sHMRUyvKZ0dU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

I wouldn't.

 

I bought a pair of burgundy mcallisters for $35 on ebay. The uppers are cracked. They arent worth sinking more money into. I don't regret my purchase--they were 10% of their retail price, they fill a niche, and I can beat the crap out of them, but I wouldn't throw good money after bad.


Edited by BolognaFingers - 1/17/14 at 12:58pm
post #36807 of 49435
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

Yep, Vincenzo is rapidly becoming my go-to guy.  I've worked with Julie (the SB manager) also and she is very helpful.

Re: the walnut, they are firsts.  I know - astonishing.

And, re: the burgundy, man, where was I when that sale was going on?!?  Kicking myself right now . . .

I emailed Vincenzo today, and all he had in my size for shell was standard stuff or stuff I already had. frown.gif
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I emailed Vincenzo today, and all he had in my size for shell was standard stuff or stuff I already had. frown.gif

Anything in 7E? 😁 I kid, would I be able to get his email by any chance? Ty!
post #36809 of 49435
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Originally Posted by TaperedGent View Post

Is there any particular wax/conditioner people would recommend for the Walnut Strands?

I would use AE cleaner / conditioner and follow with the AE neutral carnauba wax.

That is what I use on my Bourbon Strands and it works well for me.

Chris
post #36810 of 49435

Just got a message from the Shoe Bank. They finally have a pair of suede Strands in my size, and at $179 to boot :slayer:

 

On their way! Hope they aren't all jacked up.

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