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post #1816 of 1824
I don't mean to make anyone feel bad but I've ordered AS Moore twice from AFPOS - one in cherry and the other in brown suede. Both pairs were flawless. No veins, loose vamp, or dents of any sort. Below is what I had posted back in April. I also recall at the time, folks did not have any problems with quality. It could be that the recent purchased ones came from a bad production batch - not sure.

In any case, I've been in a similar situation before, albeit with a different retailer/brand so I know it's not a good feeling. Good luck gentlemen and I wish you find a satisfactory resolution.
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Originally Posted by agedashidofu View Post

Special thanks to Sarah for the super excellent customer service! Everything was packed nicely. Both pairs arrived in perfect condition and fit really great. The Moore cherry feels very supple and the suede very soft. Am impressed with the high quality and especially with the cost performance. This is my 2nd time doing business with AFPOS and both experience were great to say the least.





post #1817 of 1824

The way I see it, I received 20% off on these and they don't bother me too much. I wanted to share with @ThunderMarch for comparisons sake. I'll be keeping mine because the cost of sending them back would be high and getting these in my size at this price again would be difficult. If mine were like Thunder's, I would consider returning, however. 

post #1818 of 1824
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Originally Posted by PeeCeeBee View Post

Based on the pictures shared, it seems that the leather was forced into an odd concave shape. Though I do not have experience with AS yet, this definitely doesn't look they passed QC from a reputable shoe maker.
Perhaps you can consider dropping a note directly to AS for clarification?
The 724 is probably one of the more angular last of AS. My old Moores weren't perfect (if I had to nit-pick the arch wasn't as "tight") but they were on par with what I would consider AS' work; they looked pretty much like @ThunderMarch.
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Originally Posted by DinSko View Post

That can´t possibly be whitin what AS accepts in terms of defects. They look absolute horrible. Return them ASAP.
If these are "horrible" I would hate to hear how you would describe AE...
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Originally Posted by papercut View Post

was looking to purchase the same exact pair, i'm gonna have to think real hard about purchasing from AFPOS if that is their reply.
not only are they denying the problem, they do not seem willing to rectify the mistake but hope a 'weaker' customer would accept that defective shoe.
Lots of assumptions there. Out of respect for AFPoS, since this is their official thread, such comments should warrant some evidence or personal experience... at least a communication with them before such a critique of their business practices.

I've purchased numerous shoes from AFPoS and most of my AS from them. They do provide excellent customer service, with competitive prices, especially during sales. It's not their fault if shoes are not constructed to satisfaction. I'm sure returns/exchanges can be worked out.

Honestly, if pristine is expected, that's where G&G and EG come in. AS provides a nice go-between the aforementioned and the Church's, Loake's, and Barkers.
post #1819 of 1824
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Honestly, if pristine is expected, that's where G&G and EG come in. AS provides a nice go-between the aforementioned and the Church's, Loake's, and Barkers.
Thats exactly how I view AS, but not when they look like that. I have a few AS as well and they are great. If it is considered bad form to discuss this in an affiliate thread I can take it to the AS thread instead, but I do think this is worth discussing. 
post #1820 of 1824

Damn, added my items to my cart, got halfway to checkout, went back, and now what I wanted is sold out. Any chance the Armfields will be restocked before the current promotions run out?

post #1821 of 1824

Weird, now it works. Fingers crossed...

post #1822 of 1824
@DinSko, I agree comparisons and discussions are helpful, especially when making purchases at any price range. It's really the only way for us buyers to get feedback. The general AS thread might be more appropriate as you'll capture a wider group who can give their experiences.

I'm sure AFPoS is also okay with the discussion here as long as we don't clog it too much! smile.gif

@Tsujigiri: That's happened to me too. In the past, I just e-mailed Julian/Sarah for confirmation.
post #1823 of 1824

Thanks, got a shipping confirmation so I'm looking forward to them coming in the mail! Hopefully I ordered the right size. Also got a suede eraser for my Carminas and a deer bone for my shell cordovan AE's (the AE sales rep in store specifically recommended AFPOS to get the deer bone, since they don't stock them).

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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

The 724 is probably one of the more angular last of AS. My old Moores weren't perfect (if I had to nit-pick the arch wasn't as "tight") but they were on par with what I would consider AS' work; they looked pretty much like @ThunderMarch.
If these are "horrible" I would hate to hear how you would describe AE...
Lots of assumptions there. Out of respect for AFPoS, since this is their official thread, such comments should warrant some evidence or personal experience... at least a communication with them before such a critique of their business practices.

I've purchased numerous shoes from AFPoS and most of my AS from them. They do provide excellent customer service, with competitive prices, especially during sales. It's not their fault if shoes are not constructed to satisfaction. I'm sure returns/exchanges can be worked out.

Honestly, if pristine is expected, that's where G&G and EG come in. AS provides a nice go-between the aforementioned and the Church's, Loake's, and Barkers.

Yeah expectations are pretty high it seems for any reasonably priced shoe. Meermin thread is a prime example of people expecting EG / G&G levels at $200 a pop. Lasting isn't always perfect so it won't be 100% fit with lasted tree in. My G&G St. James II has minor rolling too. Veins are a bit unfortunate but a bit of polish would cover them up. Would I want an additional discount? Maybe. But if I expected EG / G&G finishing on everything I would probably only buy in person and inspect every single shoe they had. (5)
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