PSA: Allen Edmonds Clifton and others for $200 at Nordstrom
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Like you can get cashback with your credit card (think 1% back on grocery, 3% on gas, etc...) , there are sites that specialize in that. You have to sign up on their site (free) and go through them before making the purchase on nordstrom, so that they "register" the transaction. Percentage vary from site to site, periods, etc. Here's a comparative for nordstrom:
for online purchases, outside of the ccs' ones (discover, boa), I've mostly uses ebates, mrrebates, fatwallet without any issues.
btw, anyone knows if the nordstrom in Palo Alto or SF carry E width and such. Last time I went to the one in San Mateo, they only had medium, which on PA doesn't work for me.
Edited by mekato1 - 6/15/12 at 12:56pm
Thanks mekato1 for the confirmation. Now decisions, decisions. I was actually thinking about picking up a pair of either the AE Park Avenues of Fifth Avenues tomorrow at a local shop during their Father's Day sale. They would be $268 total and they throw in a free pair of cedar AE shoe trees. I've heard the same can be had during the anniversary sale for $209. Worth waiting or are quantities and sizes limited during the sale?
I never considered AE shoes before, and have a pair of burgundy Aldos (yes, I need to wash my mouth out - however, soft leather and extremely comfortable) and a pair of black Loake 1880s Aldwych. I'm not keen on the style (capital last) on the Loake Aldwych - too wide (chunky) and too conservative. Also, the sole is quite hard. That said, for my first adult pair of shoes, good construction and I like the smell of the leather. Pity I missed the boat in terms of the Norwich, Truro and Wells.
I have a pair of black Meermin wholecuts and black Meermin single monk shoes on the way. Too much black. Unfortunately, unless I MTO, neither available in any other colour. Besides, those will be for play.
£135 for the AE Clifton Oxfords? I think these could work both for business use and casual. I really like the style and the choice in colours. I'll make a mental note to consider these AEs for my work 'go to' shoes, because I cannot get on with the styling for Loakes 1880.
If it wasn't for the fact that I need other wardrobe pieces, and I have a very expensive trip to Japan in Autumn, I'd buy the AE.
Goddamn! This forum is bad for the wallet.
Edited by Putonghua73 - 6/18/12 at 2:54pm
Anniversary sale in July is a different event than the current sale.