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post #4426 of 52253
So, while taking out my Randolphs to snap the photos above I finally took out the little paper insert that was tucked into a sort of slot on the underside of the box lid. The paper unfolded read as follows:

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Now let me be clear -- I did not buy these from an AE store. There is a store in lower manhattan near wall street called "Stapleton" -- they run a daily deal on AE shoes that is buy one get the other 50% off. Rhey do not, however, carry the newest styles, but, last time I was there (about a year ago) I bought my walnut strands and got my chili Randolphs for 50% off. That insert talks about Randolphs being AEs most popular Cordovan, but I know they dont (currently) make the Randolphs in Chili Cordovan -- did they ever? Did I score cordovans for super cheap? How can I tell?

Here are pics of the bottom of the shoes as well as a shot of the label on the box which unfortunately was half torn when I got it:

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I'm a complete noob when it comes to shoes in general but specifically with Cordovan leather, so be gentle!

Either way, I love these shoes!
post #4427 of 52253
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJG_NYC View Post

So, while taking out my Randolphs to snap the photos above I finally took out the little paper insert that was tucked into a sort of slot on the underside of the box lid. The paper unfolded read as follows:
261
Now let me be clear -- I did not buy these from an AE store. There is a store in lower manhattan near wall street called "Stapleton" -- they run a daily deal on AE shoes that is buy one get the other 50% off. Rhey do not, however, carry the newest styles, but, last time I was there (about a year ago) I bought my walnut strands and got my chili Randolphs for 50% off. That insert talks about Randolphs being AEs most popular Cordovan, but I know they dont (currently) make the Randolphs in Chili Cordovan -- did they ever? Did I score cordovans for super cheap? How can I tell?
Here are pics of the bottom of the shoes as well as a shot of the label on the box which unfortunately was half torn when I got it:
469
469
469
261
I'm a complete noob when it comes to shoes in general but specifically with Cordovan leather, so be gentle!
Either way, I love these shoes!

I walked by Stapleton's on Saturday and saw that they were running that deal. Did not know it was a daily deal.

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post #4428 of 52253
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJG_NYC View Post

So, while taking out my Randolphs to snap the photos above I finally took out the little paper insert that was tucked into a sort of slot on the underside of the box lid. The paper unfolded read as follows:
261
Now let me be clear -- I did not buy these from an AE store. There is a store in lower manhattan near wall street called "Stapleton" -- they run a daily deal on AE shoes that is buy one get the other 50% off. Rhey do not, however, carry the newest styles, but, last time I was there (about a year ago) I bought my walnut strands and got my chili Randolphs for 50% off. That insert talks about Randolphs being AEs most popular Cordovan, but I know they dont (currently) make the Randolphs in Chili Cordovan -- did they ever? Did I score cordovans for super cheap? How can I tell?
Here are pics of the bottom of the shoes as well as a shot of the label on the box which unfortunately was half torn when I got it:
469
469
469
261
I'm a complete noob when it comes to shoes in general but specifically with Cordovan leather, so be gentle!
Either way, I love these shoes!

Doesn't look like cordovan, from the kind of creasing in the uppers.
post #4429 of 52253
Quote:
Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

I walked by Stapleton's on Saturday and saw that they were running that deal. Did not know it was a daily deal.
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As far as I know it is. It is limited to only in stock shoes, they say, however they didnt have the Strands and I told the guy I was only interested in the Strands and without that I was not going to buy another pair. He made a call and said he can get me the strands in a few days and he did. So, if you do go, I'd say there is room for agreements there.
post #4430 of 52253
Quote:
Originally Posted by CJG_NYC View Post

So, while taking out my Randolphs to snap the photos above I finally took out the little paper insert that was tucked into a sort of slot on the underside of the box lid. The paper unfolded read as follows:
261
Now let me be clear -- I did not buy these from an AE store. There is a store in lower manhattan near wall street called "Stapleton" -- they run a daily deal on AE shoes that is buy one get the other 50% off. Rhey do not, however, carry the newest styles, but, last time I was there (about a year ago) I bought my walnut strands and got my chili Randolphs for 50% off. That insert talks about Randolphs being AEs most popular Cordovan, but I know they dont (currently) make the Randolphs in Chili Cordovan -- did they ever? Did I score cordovans for super cheap? How can I tell?
Here are pics of the bottom of the shoes as well as a shot of the label on the box which unfortunately was half torn when I got it:

I'm a complete noob when it comes to shoes in general but specifically with Cordovan leather, so be gentle!
Either way, I love these shoes!

Cordovan is unmistakable, it has a harder waxy feel to it, and the creasing would be different too because of it. My guess is you got the wrong insert...
post #4431 of 52253
Quote:
Originally Posted by rennavate View Post

Doesn't look like cordovan, from the kind of creasing in the uppers.
Quote:
Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

Cordovan is unmistakable, it has a harder waxy feel to it, and the creasing would be different too because of it. My guess is you got the wrong insert...

Yea, from the few times I handled Cordovan in stores I didnt think these were, but after seeing the insert (which, yea, was probably inadvertently put in this box) and realizing that I really have no clue about Cordovan, I figured I would leave it to the pros on SF.

Thanks!
post #4432 of 52253

Amazon put a few AE shoes/accessories on sale. The McAllisters are $245- same as AE's sale but Amazon would be tax free (atleast AZ- I assume every state is). And free 2 day shipping if you're Prime.

 

I bought a pair of the black ones back in December and love them- thus I had to pick up a walnut pair this go around.smile.gif

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=pe_172250_23354330_pe_r1_ptr/?ie=UTF8&rh=n%3A672123011%2Cp_83%3AP1NA3RC1J943J3MYKP&page=1

post #4433 of 52253
Quote:
Originally Posted by maulrat View Post

Amazon put a few AE shoes/accessories on sale. The McAllisters are $245- same as AE's sale but Amazon would be tax free (atleast AZ- I assume every state is). And free 2 day shipping if you're Prime.

Amazon taxes New York customers.
post #4434 of 52253
I stopped by my local menswear / shoe store at lunch and they said they would match the AE sale prices. I had been looking at the Walnut McAllister they had in stock in my size - since they matched the sale price, they are now mine. It actually worked out better for me as the AE website shows my size available in 3-5 weeks. I also don't mind paying the sales tax knowing I'm helping a smaller local store.

I'll post some photos when I get a chance. I know these are similar to my Walnut Lombards, but you can never have too many walnut wingtips.

Chris
post #4435 of 52253
Quote:
Originally Posted by maulrat View Post

Amazon put a few AE shoes/accessories on sale. The McAllisters are $245- same as AE's sale but Amazon would be tax free (atleast AZ- I assume every state is). And free 2 day shipping if you're Prime.

 

I bought a pair of the black ones back in December and love them- thus I had to pick up a walnut pair this go around.smile.gif

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=pe_172250_23354330_pe_r1_ptr/?ie=UTF8&rh=n%3A672123011%2Cp_83%3AP1NA3RC1J943J3MYKP&page=1


 

Same holds true for Endless.com, which is owned by Amazon.

 

http://www.endless.com/s/ref=topnav_sk__gw/177-5948890-3810330/?onsale=&showDesigner=&keywords=allen+edmonds&x=0&y=0#__ie%3DUTF8%26cAsin%3DB001TDKXK4%26fromPage%3Dsearch%26sr%3D1-24%26qid%3D1334602917807%26asinTitle%3DAllen~~20Edmonds~~20McAllister~~20Wing~~20Tip%26contextTitle%3Dsearch~~20results%26clientPageSize%3D100%26sort%3Drelevance-fs-rank%26keywords%3Dallen%2Bedmonds%26asin%3DB001TDKXUY%26ref%3Dsr_1_24%26pageCode%3Dd

 

post #4436 of 52253
Quote:
Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post
I know these are similar to my Walnut Lombards, but you can never have too many walnut wingtips.
Chris


Don't think I'd disagree with that one.... I just ordered the burgundy shell Cambridge. And backed out on the black shell Park Ave. on sale. Just not sure I would wear the black PA that much so will wait until the Memorial Day sale at the exchange and pick up the black calf PA then. I had planned and budgeted to order 2 pair of shoes so I requested a quote on the Jefferson in brown from the Independence line. Someone posted a picture of theirs a few pages back and I keep going back to look at them. Have the McAllister in walnut calf and the Strand in walnut shell but I'm going to argue with myself and say the Stand isn't a wingtip wink.gif

 

post #4437 of 52253

Please post pics of you walnut wingtips! I have my walnut Jefferson's coming on Wednesday from Nordstrom after 3 weeks of wait. I'm thinking about a black Mcallister with the current sale.

post #4438 of 52253
Quote:
Originally Posted by maulrat View Post

Amazon put a few AE shoes/accessories on sale. The McAllisters are $245- same as AE's sale but Amazon would be tax free (atleast AZ- I assume every state is). And free 2 day shipping if you're Prime.

I bought a pair of the black ones back in December and love them- thus I had to pick up a walnut pair this go around.smile.gif

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=pe_172250_23354330_pe_r1_ptr/?ie=UTF8&rh=n%3A672123011%2Cp_83%3AP1NA3RC1J943J3MYKP&page=1

Yeah, I have the McAllisters in brown and love them. Tempted to get them in walnut too!
post #4439 of 52253
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeust0999 View Post

Please post pics of you walnut wingtips! I have my walnut Jefferson's coming on Wednesday from Nordstrom after 3 weeks of wait. I'm thinking about a black Mcallister with the current sale.

Here are my Walnut Lombards. I'll post the McAllisters when I get some photos taken.

lombard3.JPG

Chris
post #4440 of 52253
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeust0999 View Post

Please post pics of you walnut wingtips! I have my walnut Jefferson's coming on Wednesday from Nordstrom after 3 weeks of wait. I'm thinking about a black Mcallister with the current sale.



Walnut McAllister

 

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