How about some AE cordovan for less than $300 shipped
Never mind, they don't have my size
Just making fun of you for calling AE's your "rainy day shoes" when we have an entire thread dedicated to all things AE that includes at least one monthly post of someone lamenting the fact that their new AE's got a few drops of rain on them.
Use your best guess and order on-line. Do not wear them outside, though. Then, go get sized and, if need be, exchange them for a different size at the AE store.
Make sure the item is shipped by Amazon. My 20% off applied just fine.
Unfortunately some sizes and styles aren't available by Amazon. Also I couldn't get the McTavish shoes to accept the promotion for some reason but it worked when I tried McAllister. Not sure what's up with that but I ended up getting a pair of McAllister w/ promo + a few cash back points for $216 shipped.
Print out that guide. It should help out a bit...
Strand for <$200
Size 7D no avaible
No, but they may have defects that would necessitate their return, the same as when buying firsts from Nordstrom or AE. Unless Amazon is killing AE in price, you're always better off buying from AE or Nordstrom due to the ease in making exchanges when this occurs. With Amazon, you can return, but you have no guarantee that sale price is still effective or that they have additional shoes in your size.