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Just emailed the ShoeBank and they said that they have no merlot McAllisters in my size, but they told me that they do have a pair of first quality ones at their warehouse for $187. Hmm. Should I pull the trigger? About 2 weeks ago they said that they didn't have any firsts in stock. What if this is a returned pair because the previous buyer didn't like something on the shoes? This will probably be my last chance to ever get them...
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Some nice soft light today. Bourbon Fifth Aves for Thursday's "Cheap Clothes, Expensive Shoes."
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Oxblood McGregors today -

 

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Any deets on the Calgary? Never seen or heard of it before.

 

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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post

Just emailed the ShoeBank and they said that they have no merlot McAllisters in my size, but they told me that they do have a pair of first quality ones at their warehouse for $187. Hmm. Should I pull the trigger? About 2 weeks ago they said that they didn't have any firsts in stock. What if this is a returned pair because the previous buyer didn't like something on the shoes? This will probably be my last chance to ever get them...
Probably just lagging stock returns from stores. If you want them, that seems like a great deal for firsts.
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Butyl Shannon Drives keeping me company in a workshop...
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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post

Just emailed the ShoeBank and they said that they have no merlot McAllisters in my size, but they told me that they do have a pair of first quality ones at their warehouse for $187. Hmm. Should I pull the trigger? About 2 weeks ago they said that they didn't have any firsts in stock. What if this is a returned pair because the previous buyer didn't like something on the shoes? This will probably be my last chance to ever get them...

 

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Bourbon McAllister's today.
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Some Higgins Mill shots for comparison.  The Natty and Brown HMs are different enough in color that they won't compete directly for wears.

 

In pics 2014 Natural Shell Leeds, 2014 Natural Shell First Avenues, Natural cxl Higgins Mill, Golden Brown cxl Long Branch - and alone, Brown cxl Higgins Mill

 

Lights off indoors


Lights on indoors

 

outside in the sun, with grass and Gigi to compare to :)

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Some Higgins Mill shots for comparison.  The Natty and Brown HMs are different enough in color that they won't compete directly for wears.

 

In pics 2014 Natural Shell Leeds, 2014 Natural Shell First Avenues, Natural cxl Higgins Mill, Golden Brown cxl Long Branch - and alone, Brown cxl Higgins Mill

 

Lights off indoors


Lights on indoors

 

outside in the sun, with grass and Gigi to compare to :)

Ugh, they all look so good!

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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post

Just emailed the ShoeBank and they said that they have no merlot McAllisters in my size, but they told me that they do have a pair of first quality ones at their warehouse for $187. Hmm. Should I pull the trigger? About 2 weeks ago they said that they didn't have any firsts in stock. What if this is a returned pair because the previous buyer didn't like something on the shoes? This will probably be my last chance to ever get them...

They are firsts so it will be free returns if you don't like them. The buyer may have ordered a few different sizes and just returned what didn't fit the best. I bought mine at $237 and don't regret it at all, $187 is a steal. Here is some motivation for you to make the correct decision ;-)

 

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Edited by Middlife - 8/25/16 at 11:15am
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@AndyMiddles , so you are from Rochester, NY? I lived in Fairport for over 10 years before moving to NYC. Still visit 3-4 times a year to see the in-laws and many friends. Have you ever met another person in Rochester wearing AE? smile.gif
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So just heard something disappointing from the Freeport Bank, after asking them to send a photo of some shell Strands that they said had a minor flaw...

 

(Paraphrased): They are not able to send pictures. 

 

From a business standpoint, they would prefer to not have the inventory available to sell to someone else while the shoe is in transit to and from my house (assuming the shoe is flawed beyond what I would accept at a certain price point)?  Not only that, but shipping charges, too?  Seems like a photo is not only cheaper but keeps the product on the floor.

 

Disappointing!  :cloud:

 

But then again... assuming rationality, the flaw is such that they probably don't expect to sell it in-store if they're willing to have it on a truck for a week or two. :teach:

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Thanks everyone! Just got off the phone and ordered a pair of first quality merlot McAllisters for $187 plus tax. Like I said, this was probably my last chance to get a new pair and first quality. This would be my only pair of merlot shoes and now I think I need a belt to match lol. I have 2 pairs that I wear with my dark chili shoes, but I don't think those will match right with merlot or I'll see.
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Originally Posted by AndyMiddles View Post

They are firsts so it will be free returns if you don't like them. The buy may have ordered a few different sizes and just returned what didn't fit the best. I bought mine at $237 and don't regret it at all, $187 is a steal. Here is some motivation for you to make the correct decision ;-)

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Just ordered merlot McAllisters through Shoebank for $157 (-$40 from a gift card). The SA said he didn't see anything wrong with them, but he didn't sound very convincing, so we'll see.
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