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I find AE conditioner/cleaner much more of a cleaner than conditioner. I have renovateur, VSC, and Bick 4. Bick 4 works the best for purely conditioning.

Just in case it wasn't clear from my post, I was referring to the Premium Conditioner that comes in the small jar, not the conditioner/cleaner.
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I use to do it for all my dress shoes, casual shoes and boots. Then I had to throw them out because my daughter was born and we needed more space.

 

Ahh, daughters are the best. Don't know how old yours is, but my 8 yo daughter seems convincingly interested in all of my clothes and shoes. She even entertains my pedantic dissertations as I try to impart what knowledge I have to her. A sheer delight.

 

She's even taken up a budding interest in sewing with which her grandmother is helping her. With any luck I'll have an in-house alterations tailor before too long.

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Ahh, daughters are the best.

Bahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha! Just wait until they're teenagers. I have a blended family....and we had three teen girls in the same house, each a year apart. They ARE good arbiters of fashion, though! I stopped running outfits past my wife, and straight to the middle daughter. Never fails me!

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Bahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha! Just wait until they're teenagers. I have a blended family....and we had three teen girls in the same house, each a year apart. They ARE good arbiters of fashion, though! I stopped running outfits past my wife, and straight to the middle daughter. Never fails me!

 

Well, I am not a fool... or at least not too much of a fool. I figure form strong bond with them now (I have two daughters), expect them to be nearly intolerable for a while (a decade, maybe), and then they'll come back to me once they've finished growing up.

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PSA: The PRL Slanton, Sanderson, Shanley and Singleton are all 30% through tomorrow as part of the current Friends & Family promotion. Sure do still like the Sanderson (duh) but should I decide to buy another wingtip in the near future it will probably be the RDA priced McAllister.

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Anyone know of any other hidden discounts other than the Amex card?  Are there any other cards out there that have offers?  I'm desperate to find some way to get the PA price down from 335.  

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Anyone know of any other hidden discounts other than the Amex card?  Are there any other cards out there that have offers?  I'm desperate to find some way to get the PA price down from 335.  

 

All the discounts of which I know:

 

Doesn't apply now, but AE does run that $150 off around graduation time.  Thats a package deal with a belt and trees if I'm not mistaken, but its off of full retail, and I'm not sure if the PA is one of the options. :facepalm:

 

Then there is the groom/groomsman thing they run, again not easily applicable. :facepalm:

 

And there is the $40 off Soles-for-Souls, that you could combine either the Amex offer, but again from full retail. :facepalm:

 

Lastly, you could look at if a mall offers a separate coupon that you could stack with the RDA sale, and order through an AE store within the associated mall.  Tanger Outlets run those every so often.  

 

Not much help but those are all I could think up.

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The Walnut Strands I just bought are burnished on the toe and heel in a darker color. They look great, but I think the older ones were the same color everywhere.

Correct.  The older Walnut was not burnished (and was lighter overall).

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Funny reading your thing about the Lunargrand - ironically I spent the whole day yesterday walking, etc. doing errands and for that, I'd only choose one pair, something more comfortable than most AEs -

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

And to think I only bought these things on a whim...

 

Cowboy boots in Massachusetts?  Brave man.

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Why not order factory seconds for $229 the next time they go on sale?

 

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Anyone know of any other hidden discounts other than the Amex card?  Are there any other cards out there that have offers?  I'm desperate to find some way to get the PA price down from 335.  

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McAllister Monday:
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Anyone with the Odenwald in brown care to share pics? The brown and the black look good to me, but I would certainly get more use out of the brown color. I like the shape of them, but not 100% sure I love the toe and heel burnishing on the brown model. It would probably be fine as long as it's not too intense. Also, any sizing notes? Amazon reviews seem to think they run a bit large. Thanks!

 

 

I know some other people chimed in, but I've been out of town and am just catching up on forum posts. I bought the Odenwalds in brown. I'd wanted them for a long, long time. I thought they looked great and dug the burnishing. When they dropped the seconds price down ton $139, I had to jump on them. I got them in my standard boot size of 11.5D, but they were too big. I returned them to an outlet store that had an 11D and I think that was my mistake.

 

You see, that outlet center had the Higgins Mill on display. The next day, AE dropped the price on the HM down to $250. If they had stayed at $350, I would have kept the Odenwalds. But, for a little over $100 difference? To me, it was a no-brainer. The HMs were well more than $100 nicer than the Odenwalds. The HM ran truer to size for me, and I snagged brown firsts in 11.5D. I haven't regretted it for even one second. They fit better size-wise, feel better material-wise, and look better. Better. Better. Better. 

The burnishing on the Odenwald was fine. I didn't think it was too ostentatious. The CXL was a little stiffer than the HM, but not much. The sole is leather and I like my boots to have some sort of grip due to inclement winters (and you and I share the same Chicago winters). I didn't like the fact that they didn't have speed hooks at the top, but you might not care. It was a good boot, but it wasn't as great as I was hoping it would be. So, if you're looking for a good, casual boot, they're fine. In baseball terms, it's a solid single that you might be able to stretch to a double. If you're looking for something great, look at the HM. In baseball terms, it was a total home run.

The HM is easily my favorite AE boot right now. Better than the Long Branch. Better than the Gobi. Better than the Normandy. If you're looking for a boot, it's the one to get. If you're looking at the Odenwald just because of the price point, it's a fine enough for the amount you're spending. I'm sure you'll like them. It's just, I don't think you'll love them the way folks here (myself included) seem to love the HM.  

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Freshly cleaned & polished Larchmonts today, with brand new Darn Tough socks.
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Steens today. Wash is darker than the flash makes it look.

 

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It's doubtful the navy Park Ave is going to shoe up on shoebank.  

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