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They are going for $299 2nds burgundy cordovan leeds. Worth the premium to pay extra for brown?
I'm afraid you're the only one who can answer that. If you don't have any shell cordovan, though, it seems burgundy is the place to start (since #8 is the most classic color for the material and it will match just about any color of outfit).
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They are going for $299 2nds burgundy cordovan leeds. Worth the premium to pay extra for brown?

That's your decision if you want burgundy or brown.

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They are going for $299 2nds burgundy cordovan leeds. Worth the premium to pay extra for brown?

I guess it depends if you want brown or if you are willing to settle for seconds
post #38254 of 47051
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My other two sale purchases this time around . . . black and burgundy shell Leeds:

 

 

 

Re: the former, I had bought them a month ago at $449 and decided they were a little too rough for that price.  They were still en route back to AE when I found about the price drop.  I had Vincenzo intercept, hang on to, and re-send them.

 

And, re: the latter, creasing and obvious other signs of try-on, and some puckering of the shell on the right eyestay of the right shoe - but otherwise they look pretty damn good.

 

AE shell:  buy one pair, get one free!  :slayer:

Great purchases! So pretty. Simple, yet elegant. How are you caring for them? I purchased a burgundy cordovan cream from AE. Was wondering if this is good? or Venetian Shoe Cream okay? I'd like to shine them up real good.

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My other two sale purchases this time around . . . black and burgundy shell Leeds:

 

 

 

Re: the former, I had bought them a month ago at $449 and decided they were a little too rough for that price.  They were still en route back to AE when I found about the price drop.  I had Vincenzo intercept, hang on to, and re-send them.

 

And, re: the latter, creasing and obvious other signs of try-on, and some puckering of the shell on the right eyestay of the right shoe - but otherwise they look pretty damn good.

 

AE shell:  buy one pair, get one free!  :slayer:

Great purchases! So pretty. Simple, yet elegant. How are you caring for them? I purchased a burgundy cordovan cream from AE. Was wondering if this is good? or Venetian Shoe Cream okay? I'd like to shine them up real good.

 

Thanks!  I just follow the "Mac method."  If you're not familiar with it, you can read up on it here:

 

http://mcarthurstreasures.blogspot.com/2013/02/break-in-and-shell-cordovan-care.html

 

The tl;dr version is, (1) wipe with damp cloth and allow to dry; (2) brush like hell; (3) buff.  It's a gradual process but over time they will age and patina beautifully.

 

I know others are a little more aggressive with products, so perhaps one or two of them will chime in . . . .

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I'm afraid you're the only one who can answer that. If you don't have any shell cordovan, though, it seems burgundy is the place to start (since #8 is the most classic color for the material and it will match just about any color of outfit).

 

 

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That's your decision if you want burgundy or brown.

 

 

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I guess it depends if you want brown or if you are willing to settle for seconds

 

Great advice. I'll wait for them to come in and decide. Will post pics soon!

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use wax polish. But I don't think I would keep those, as that is more like a deep cut then a scratch that can be polished over. I'd be worried that it would become a crack in the leather making a hole.
I'm afraid I agree. If you have a trusted cobbler there might be something on the professional level to be done, but that looks like a stress point that could turn into a structural problem. I'm sorry to see they weren't as flawless as many seconds seem to be.

 

Hm. I'll take it to my local guy and see what he can do.  Thanks for the suggestions.  FWIW, the lining is completely intact, so perhaps the cut is not as deep as it might appear.

 

Update:  I told Vincenzo about the defect and he asked me to email the photo to him, which I did.  He replied that it was "a bit more than what I like to see" for a second, and he offered to waive the restocking fee if I sent them back.  I think I still want to get my local cobbler's opinion.  These would occupy the perfect space on my rack and for $149 I'm really loath to let them go if it is truly just a cosmetic issue.

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I just emailed an outlet to ask about seconds and they had one left in any size...10.5B in black.  It's a half size off and not even the color I want but I felt like I had to make the purchase because of fate and all.

 

I bet you a ham sandwich you send it back. :hide:

post #38259 of 47051
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I saw that, and have searched - still doesn't really answer my question, specifically regarding the independence line closeouts that I see (listed for $229, same as other independence shoes). Would be a steal if they were included in the 2 for $250, was wondering if anyone knew either way whether they would be.

 

If anyone was wondering the same thing as me. Independence shoes are not part of the 2 for $250. Not terribly surprising I guess. In addition, they called the 2 for $250 nothing more than an 'internet rumour' at this point... that being said, I can't think of a time when this thread was wrong with predicting sales.

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I bet you a ham sandwich you send it back. :hide:

Uh oh.  I'm pretty tolerant of defects in general and have never sent anything back...do you have particular insight here?

post #38261 of 47051
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Uh oh.  I'm pretty tolerant of defects in general and have never sent anything back...do you have particular insight here?

 

Not at all. I was just having fun with you given the fact that you purchased a shoe of the wrong size in a color you didn't want.

 

I hope you love them.

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Here are a few pics of the Pine River that I just got in from the seconds sale along with the Dundees.  You can see that the defect is some creasing behind the strap area.  That's no big deal in my book.  The Danite soles are a nice touch to these.  I plan to wear them casually and possibly business casual at times.

 

Those look cool as hell. I've lusted after them ever since the fall catalog was published. There are two pairs of firsts in my size still floating around. The only thing holding me back is...I already have several pairs of casual shoes. Can't really justify another pair. :(

 

We'll see how long my willpower holds out.

post #38263 of 47051
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They are going for $299 2nds burgundy cordovan leeds. Worth the premium to pay extra for brown?

No, especially since burgandy/color 8 is, IMHO more versatile and goes with more colors.

post #38264 of 47051
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Those look cool as hell. I've lusted after them ever since the fall catalog was published. There are two pairs of firsts in my size still floating around. The only thing holding me back is...I already have several pairs of casual shoes. Can't really justify another pair. :(

 

We'll see how long my willpower holds out.


Well, they look even better on my feet than they do in the pictures.  I'm not trying to empty your wallet or anything, but...yea.

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Ordered a pair of burgandy shell cordovan Randolphs on Monday on the $299 sale.  I told the sales person, if there was any significant defect they were going back.  He said he would call the warehouse and make sure I got a good pair.  They arrived today and I am pretty sure I was sent first quality shoes for the $299 price.  They are as perfect as a pair of AE first quality get and do not have the seconds stamp on the sole.

I am pretty darn happy.

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