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Originally Posted by Skelnik View Post
 

While we are on the topic of purchasing AE shoes on eBay, has anyone purchased from dabondo1?  He lists hundreds of AE's.  They are all marked with "no warranty".  Some of them are new with defects others are used.  Where does he get them?  I wonder if AE sources all of their warranty returns and factory thirds quality shoes for him to sell.

 

I bought these from him and have no regrets.  They were basically brand new.

 

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Strands for a Merlot Monday "Cheap Clothes, Expensive Shoes." Battling the shadows this morning.
post #11148 of 17779
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I think you are on to something here. Now I'm leaning toward the black HM and natty Academy.
FWIW, received an e-mail from them today saying that since they don't sell first quality, the coupon would not apply. Seems like that even if you had the coupon, you still would need an SA that would be willing to order.
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Strands for a Merlot Monday "Cheap Clothes, Expensive Shoes." Battling the shadows this morning.

 

Such gorgeous color.  I see more red in merlot than oxblood.  Merlot to me is red wine, and oxblood is more purple-ish.

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I really dig the look and style of these Portlands! They've even made me come around on non-boot NSTs. Unfortunately, these are just a little too short or narrow for my taste. I just don't reach for them enough, and today was a good reminder that these need to be sold off. 

 

Sorry for the spam, but if anyone wants them (9D), shoot me a PM. They are seconds (no tiger striping (!!), perhaps the eyelets or maybe minor wrinkling on the shaft are what made them 2nds) with ~10 wears on them.

 

My daily @dapkicks pic: (Click to show)

Edited by middlepP - 8/22/16 at 11:07am
post #11151 of 17779
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Originally Posted by Skelnik View Post

While we are on the topic of purchasing AE shoes on eBay, has anyone purchased from dabondo1?  He lists hundreds of AE's.  They are all marked with "no warranty".  Some of them are new with defects others are used.  Where does he get them?  I wonder if AE sources all of their warranty returns and factory thirds quality shoes for him to sell.

I've bought 2 pair from him. Both pairs were in great shape. They appeared that they had only been worn a couple of times. Look closely at the pictures to see if any of them have any defects.
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Speaking of eBay......

What numbers do you look at inside the shoe that tells when they were made and the last?
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Such gorgeous color.  I see more red in merlot than oxblood.  Merlot to me is red wine, and oxblood is more purple-ish.

These definitely look different under different lighting conditions. In the shade, they do look quite purple indeed to the naked eye. I feel like the camera tends to pick up more of the red color unless the shoe is in the presence of a broad range of other colors.
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The finish on my Merlot Strands seems rather fragile. I've only had these out maybe four times and already seeing a lot of scuffs. Anyone else share this experience?
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I'm looking to expand my collection of burgundy (or burgundy-adjacent) shoes beyond the oxblood strand, to fill in the cap between my black oxfords and brown bluchers.  Would dark chili longwings be a versatile second pair in that color range?

I love the dark chili color and I think they're very versatile.
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Originally Posted by St Hubbins View Post

The finish on my Merlot Strands seems rather fragile. I've only had these out maybe four times and already seeing a lot of scuffs. Anyone else share this experience?

 

I don't own the Strand, but I can say that some shoes scuff easier than others.  My Leeds shoes (both pairs) somehow get scratched more than any of my other shoes I own.

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There is a single pair of Rutledges showing up on the Shoe Bank in what's probably half a size too large for me. I have no experience with the 333 last sizing. I also shouldn't be buying any new shoes. But those are sure some beauties. And the price is so right...

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Speaking of eBay......

What numbers do you look at inside the shoe that tells when they were made and the last?

 

The shoe contains multiple numbers, the most important of which is the style number. This Park Ave style number is 5875. The last number of "5" indicates the last. In this case, it is the 65 last. I do not know of any indication of when they were made.

 

post #11159 of 17779
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Originally Posted by St Hubbins View Post
 

There is a single pair of Rutledges showing up on the Shoe Bank in what's probably half a size too large for me. I have no experience with the 333 last sizing. I also shouldn't be buying any new shoes. But those are sure some beauties. And the price is so right...

 

333 runs long. If the marked size already looks a bit big, I wouldn't do it.

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Navy Fairfax today.
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