Just some questions about the Memorial Day Sale - is the sale comparable to this one in the discount? And are there many styles on sale then?
I am tempted to pick up a pair of the walnut mcallisters - they look great in these pics.
Sorry about that, the one I was referring to was through AAFES for active duty and retired military. They carry a very limited stock of AE such as the PA and offer a pretty good discount, and promotions during the holidays if you use the Military Star card to purchase anything. The walnut McAlllister is a great shoe, you will not regret it-
Walnut calf McAlllister, Walnut Shell Strands, Walnut Shell Dalton boots. Hmmmm I forgot about the wingtip boots.....
My order says 7-10 days. Couldn't resist the walnut McAllister's since they were on sale.
I wore the Park Avenues at work today to begin breaking them in. I like them and they feel great, but they were purchased to fill a wardrobe requirement for (rare) formal occassions. The McAllister's are a different story. I REALLY like the colour and style and it was purely a pleasure purchase.
I ordered shoe trees and AE walnut polish. I'm wondering though - what would the Saphir colour choice be? Any thoughts? I ordered some black for the Park Avenues based on what I've read in elsewhere in the forum. Makes sense to standardize I think.
If you know the McAllister is the shoe you want, I would pick them up now rather than wait around to see if you can get an additional $20-40 off. When AE's are on sale for $200ish it is generally only a few select models at that price. Other than Nordstrom and Park Avenues, no one can predict which shoes will be discounted during any particular sale.
This is very true. I've used the walnut AE polish on the Strands because I like the darker tint, but you need to use a lighter polish if you want to maintain. For example, on my brown Delrays and Malverns, I use saddle brown because I feel the recommended dark brown was darkening them too much.
You're selling seconds for $210? Why would anyone pay $210 for seconds when they can get firsts for an additional $35 from All About Shoes???? Or just wait for the July Nordstrom sale and get their first quality Park Avenues and Strands for $200.
I made that mistake early on and bought a pair of Delray seconds for $200 before I realized I could get firsts for only an additional $30.