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Does anyone have a scan from the new brochure of those shoes avail this fall in Bourbon? Would love to see pics. Or can I see them online (not referring to Amsterdam shoe, already saw that one)

J
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I would like to know this as well..


I emailed the shoebank to see what they had in stock and asked about the 2 for $200 as well. The response was, "From what I understand, there won’t be any more 2 for $200 sales." Guess they did away with it?

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Does anyone have a scan from the new brochure of those shoes avail this fall in Bourbon? Would love to see pics. Or can I see them online (not referring to Amsterdam shoe, already saw that one)
J

I needed to take a break form polishing anyhow.... Click on the pics and you should get a higher res picture. Sorry about the deskew the software I have at home is rather limited. Which is rather ironic considering..

 

 

 

 

And of worthy note:

 

 

Hope that helps.

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I emailed the shoebank to see what they had in stock and asked about the 2 for $200 as well. The response was, "From what I understand, there won’t be any more 2 for $200 sales." Guess they did away with it?

Yikes! Maybe good for someone who has a good relationship with the WI or MA store to confirm. I know I passed on the last 2 for $300 sale b/c I thought the 2 for 200 is coming up. uhoh.gif

On a related note, I stopped at my nordies rack and they got a bunch of AE rubber soled mostly casualish shoes. A lot of shoes with edge stitching, split toed, and even 1 or 2 with a bicycle toed look (gasp!). Can't remember the model names. All were priced in the low 100s.
Edited by Shiny - 9/14/12 at 5:47pm
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Today I attended a lunch where the CEO of AE was the featured speaker. I was wearing not AE but EG, of course. Anyway, great story of how they have repositioned the company after they took a double whammy of blindly following Nordstrom's to become more fashion forward at the same time the economy tanked.

A couple of highlights. First, how they blindly followed Nordstrom's lead and how it alienated their base customer. Second, he doesn't view Alden and similar companies as their competition; the ready availability of poorly (and low priced) shoes is the worry.

Rob
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Yikes! Maybe good for someone who has a good relationship with the WI or MA store to confirm. I know I passed on the last 2 for $300 sale b/c I thought the 2 for 200 is coming up. uhoh.gif
On a related note, I stopped at my nordies rack and they got a bunch of AE rubber soled mostly casualish shoes. A lot of shoes with edge stitching, split toed, and even 1 or 2 with a bicycle toed look (gasp!). Can't remember the model names. All were priced in the low 100s.


Yep indeed. I want further confirmation just in case. The email did say that the 2 for $300 sale ended a month and a half ago (I actually thought it was coming up too for some reason) so it might not be back for a while. It also mentioned that starting the 24th, there is a Rediscover America sale.

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Just got my Allen Edmonds shoe trees in the mail which are for a 9 length and B width (small). Unfortunately I had to return my Fifth Street Boots due to fit issues but traded them in for the same boot but in D width (length is the same). Will it make much difference or should I get the next size in the shoe trees?

 

Regards,
 

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I would just put a bullet in my head.
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Today I attended a lunch where the CEO of AE was the featured speaker. I was wearing not AE but EG, of course. Anyway, great story of how they have repositioned the company after they took a double whammy of blindly following Nordstrom's to become more fashion forward at the same time the economy tanked.
A couple of highlights. First, how they blindly followed Nordstrom's lead and how it alienated their base customer. Second, he doesn't view Alden and similar companies as their competition; the ready availability of poorly (and low priced) shoes is the worry.
Rob

 

Good info, thanks for sharing.

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Yes, and even a just slightly damp rag will remove AE shoe cream as I found out the night I got my Dundee's. And the next day on the Maiden Voyage which turned into a shakedown cruise when it rained and they got soaked and the rag I wiped them down with turned red. AE conditioner is actually a Cleaner\Conditioner. If you want straight Conditioner I would use the AE leather lotion or Bicks 4 is good also. 

 

Pretty sure the Jefferson's are treated with cream, at least the dark brown. I do not own the black so can not say for sure however. I wanted a bit more shine on the toe box area and heel counters so use paste wax on them. In any event I would not worry about it and would try to remove the excess cream. I wouldn't go as drastic as using Renomat and strip them, just get the excess off.

 

 

 

Beautiful Jeffersons! The Jeffersons were my first foray into the Independence collection and I would have to say they are by far one of the easiest wearing shoes.

The burnish brown in particular is very attractive as it is dark enough to pass for a black, but can show up as chocolate brown in brighter light.

 

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A bourbon neumora may be an interesting option, but again, I feel like I need to see it to judge the color variation.

Also, I do have a pair of the black neumoras that I am not exactly thrilled with because of the creases in the toe box similar to what others are seeing.

But, bourbon shell in a throwback style like the Fairfax or Hale... or as a Fifth Street boot could be a game changer.

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Just got my Allen Edmonds shoe trees in the mail which are for a 9 length and B width (small). Unfortunately I had to return my Fifth Street Boots due to fit issues but traded them in for the same boot but in D width (length is the same). Will it make much difference or should I get the next size in the shoe trees?

 

Regards,
 

 

I'd go with a medium shoe tree.  I wear a 9D in AE and the medium shoe tree is an ideal fit.

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Contemplating the Gramercy from urban daddy. It looks like AE uses the Dublin Conganc on the Ridgeway. Does anyone have pictures of the Ridegeway Dublin Cognac in the wild? Thank - you
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Never too many longwings for me. Have one each of MacNeils in brown grained, black calf, black cordovan and the burgundy colored cordovan
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I'd go with a medium shoe tree.  I wear a 9D in AE and the medium shoe tree is an ideal fit.


Thanks DJ. I was unsure because the Fifth Street last seems more narrow than the other Allen Edmond lasts.

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Originally Posted by GrensonMan View Post

Just got my Allen Edmonds shoe trees in the mail which are for a 9 length and B width (small). Unfortunately I had to return my Fifth Street Boots due to fit issues but traded them in for the same boot but in D width (length is the same). Will it make much difference or should I get the next size in the shoe trees?

Regards,

 

medium for sure
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