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post #8206 of 47028
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

The issue with shoes sitting on the shelf for too long is not with the leather as that is easily remedied with conditioning.  If I recall correctly, the issue is with the amount of time the shoe has been off the last and how it holds its shape.  There were a bunch of posts a few months ago on the flexing and bowing of the quarters that many see with AE shoes along with the various things that exacerbate this.  If I am remembering it right, the amount of time the shoe has been on a shelf was one of those factors.

Makes sense, thanks. I'll keep it in mind.
post #8207 of 47028
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

Also, the SA told me that there is a Cordovan version of the Dalton coming soon! He said he saw the orders in the system. No word on colors or delivery date.
Didn't they do a Cordovan Dalton last year? Apparently there will be a second chance at them.

I just got back from my local menswear / shoe store and I took a peek at their Fall 2012 AE catalog. The shell cordovan Dalton they showed in the catalog is burgundy - and it looks great.

Chris
post #8208 of 47028
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Originally Posted by norite View Post

I purchased the Black Park Avenue, Walnut Strand, Brown Fifth Avenue, and Merlot McAllister from Nordstrom and so far, I have been very disappointed with what I have received. Because Nordstrom didn't have my size in store, 7.5E, I had to wait for them to ship these shoes to my home. So far, I have received all but the Fifth Avenue.

 

With the shoes I have received, I found defects on all of them. In regards to the PA, one toe box was probably 1/4 of an in shorter than the other. There was also scuffs and scratches around the heel of the shoe (which I wouldn't have cared too much about had it not been for the toe box issue). When I received the Strands, the toe box was perfect. However, I noticed patches of what looked like crackings within the leather of the shoe, on the outside. And with the McAllister I recevied, there were just scuffs everywhere. I decided to return the PA and Strands for now for an exchange. The second pair of PA I received was even worse with one toe box about 1/2 an inch shorter than the other. Also, the tip of the left toe box was bulging out so much that you couldn't see much of the edge of the shoe.

 

I believe these shoes were shipped out directly from AE. If this is true, I am very disappointed with my first pairs of their shoes.

 

Do you guys think I can go to a local AE store, let them know that I purchased these shoes from Nordstrom and ask for an exchange instead of waiting for Nordstrom to be the middle man to ship them out to me?

I had the same problems with my Nordstrom purchases ( see earlier posts).  I returned the shoes and went across the hall at the mall to the AE store and they  happily price matched ( although stated they were not advertising this fact).  I ended up with a perfect pair of walnut Strands that I know are first quality.

post #8209 of 47028
Long Branch boot update - the colors I saw that will be available are dark brown, brown (more reddish brown), and grey.

They also showed the Black Hills in a grey. I remember the AE sales rep telling me grey was going to be big this Fall.

Chris
post #8210 of 47028
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Originally Posted by SJTM View Post

I had the same problems with my Nordstrom purchases ( see earlier posts).  I returned the shoes and went across the hall at the mall to the AE store and they  happily price matched ( although stated they were not advertising this fact).  I ended up with a perfect pair of walnut Strands that I know are first quality.

It looks like I may have to do this. The nearest AE store to me is over a hour's commute.

post #8211 of 47028
Has anyone returned a pair of AEs to Nordstrom through the mail?
How long does it take them to refund you?
post #8212 of 47028
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post


I just got back from my local menswear / shoe store and I took a peek at their Fall 2012 AE catalog. The shell cordovan Dalton they showed in the catalog is burgundy - and it looks great.
Chris

 

Did you see what color the new Long Branch/low boot was? It's a wingtip - correct?

post #8213 of 47028
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post

Has anyone returned a pair of AEs to Nordstrom through the mail?
How long does it take them to refund you?

 

The return label they provide you is Parcel Post.  It depends on how far you are from the return center.  I usually get my refund in two to three weeks.

post #8214 of 47028
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post


I just got back from my local menswear / shoe store and I took a peek at their Fall 2012 AE catalog. The shell cordovan Dalton they showed in the catalog is burgundy - and it looks great.
Chris

 

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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

Long Branch boot update - the colors I saw that will be available are dark brown, brown (more reddish brown), and grey.
They also showed the Black Hills in a grey. I remember the AE sales rep telling me grey was going to be big this Fall.
Chris

 

 

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post #8215 of 47028
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

I just got back from my local menswear / shoe store and I took a peek at their Fall 2012 AE catalog. The shell cordovan Dalton they showed in the catalog is burgundy - and it looks great.
Chris

 

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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

Long Branch boot update - the colors I saw that will be available are dark brown, brown (more reddish brown), and grey.
They also showed the Black Hills in a grey. I remember the AE sales rep telling me grey was going to be big this Fall.
Chris

 

Hmmm another offering in #8 shell that goes with pretty much everything, nice. I am looking forward to seeing those Long Branch boots in grey. Thanks for the update Chris.

post #8216 of 47028

definitely looking forward to seeing the Daltons in #8, however i think i am still going to have my heart set on those Aldens.  Time will tell...

post #8217 of 47028
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Originally Posted by seer View Post

Did you see what color the new Long Branch/low boot was? It's a wingtip - correct?

See post above - dark brown, brown, and grey. Yes, they are a wingtip.

They height looks to be between the Cascasde and the Dalton.

Chris
post #8218 of 47028
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post


See post above - dark brown, brown, and grey. Yes, they are a wingtip.
They height looks to be between the Cascasde and the Dalton.
Chris


Happy, happy, joy joy! Do you like the way they look? Grey may be interesting! Of course we still do not know when they will be released - correct?

post #8219 of 47028
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Originally Posted by seer View Post


Happy, happy, joy joy! Do you like the way they look? Grey may be interesting! Of course we still do not know when they will be released - correct?

 

You can get a taste of what the grey might look like by taking a look at the Park Ave in the new "granite grey calf" color.

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF270_1_40000000001_-1

post #8220 of 47028
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Originally Posted by DJTraveler View Post

 

You can get a taste of what the grey might look like by taking a look at the Park Ave in the new "granite grey calf" color.

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF270_1_40000000001_-1


Yes I might like that - what color polish would we use?

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