How does Cheaney stack up to AE and Carmina? Assuming sales for all 3 companies are available.
For $300 (Cheaney), it's roughly $60 more expensive than AE ($240) and $150 cheaper than Carmina ($450). Thoughts?
Thanks for all the responses, gents. I'm honestly surprised that so many of you have recommended me to keep as I was almost certain this pair was not up to snuff for second standards. I will admit that aside from the dent, I was going to overlook everything. The dent just has me worried because as far as I know, I can't just fix it or patch it up somehow. And I'm worried about rain as well as it getting bigger over time.
I got them for $399 during the sale so it's definitely a good price. I was contemplating waiting for another sale to get them again if I really was uncomfortable keeping these. Do any of you have experience with having them send a second pair? I've read that for some, if the seconds they received had some defects that they didn't like, they had another pair sent out. Do you have to pay restocking fees for this?
I really couldn't see the crack that you say is on the 1st pix. I would recommend that you keep.
Sounds like a good plan. My Macs and Strands are two of three pair of "dressier" AE shoes (the other being black Hastings). All other pairs are casual and mostly suede (I work in a business casual environment).
I don't like it.
A competent cobbler could repair them but they will always have a structural defect (first pic).
I would send back if it were me.