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Were you wanting a Strand in chili or merlot?  Besides the RDA sale, Nordstrom usually has the walnut Strand on sale in June, and then there's the AE Tent Sale in June or July where lots of seconds go on sale, and you'd have a wider choice of Strand colors, most likely.

 

Otherwise, wingtips are nice to have in the rotation.  Sometimes I lean towards PTB too. Depends on my mood. :)

 

Walnut is probably last on my color list to add but if I pick up these McAllister in merlot I would probably be looking next to walnut. I had not considered Nordstroms sale. Tent Sale isn't a bad idea either assuming I can snag decent seconds. Thanks for the advice :)

 

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Any time you want to be the sexiest beast in whatever room you're in. At least for oxblood. Walnut isn't quite as sexy, but you'll still be sexier than anyone not wearing oxblood Warwicks. Fancy dinners, evenings out; the Warwick can do anything and go anywhere you don't need a tux or a dark suit.

 

That is quite the endorsement for oxblood warwick. I may have to reconsider my stance haha.

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Since the previous poster brought up polishing, I figured I'd post this here to see if maybe someone has some ideas.

I bought the Aschers not long ago. Wore them a few times. As with most AEs, they're shipped relatively dry and dull and after a few wearings had some scuffs, so I decided to polish them. I used the AE light brown shoe creme and started on the vamps of the one shoe. Something didn't look right so I immediately removed the polish. Now the vamp on that shoe is way lighter than the rest of the shoe or the other shoe.  Then in a panic I used some darker brown polish which, well, turned it dark brown. I then tried to remove that with cleaner/conditioner and then with rubbing alcohol. Anyway, the net result is that the toe box now has a quite rich color which I kinda like more than the factory bourbon though it doesn't match the other shoe, but there are also two dark lines that I can't seem to get rid of.

I'm hoping I didn't wear through the finish (holding it at an angle I don't see any irregularities in the reflection so I think that's a good sign). But assuming I can't correct it exactly, I'm thinking about using it to create a sort of patina effect and then trying to replicate on the other shoe. Though I'm open to other ideas.

Thoughts?

 

I'm not sure if you have considered it but I use the AE Premium Shoe polish in the respective color in this case Bourbon (correct me if wrong here) as the cream of sorts. To give it the shine I follow it up with neutral wax as the premium shoe polish typically leaves me with more of a dulled effect. 

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Originally Posted by naspratt View Post

Any time you want to be the sexiest beast in whatever room you're in. At least for oxblood. Walnut isn't quite as sexy, but you'll still be sexier than anyone not wearing oxblood Warwicks. Fancy dinners, evenings out; the Warwick can do anything and go anywhere you don't need a tux or a dark suit.
+1000
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Is this a firsts only sale starting tomorrow?
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Originally Posted by M2511 View Post

Greetings everyone. First post and I wanted to get some opinions regarding the Annual Sale if you all don't mind. I've had my eye on some strands for a while but seeing the McAllister on sale I'm wondering if I should just pull the trigger on those in either dark chili or merlot. Current AE shoes consist of Park Ave (in Brown Antibe, Black, Oxblood), 5th Ave (in Bourbon), and McTavish (dark brown though they aren't exactly dark). Based on what I already own what do you all think? Wait for the RDA sale in October and hope for strands to hit sale or get McAllister now at $295? I prefer the strands but maybe I'm too conservative here and should branch out into the wingtip world (McTavish aside as I use them on the casual side of things with jeans/chinos). Thanks! 

Wait a few days until the Nordstrom sale comes out, as they may have some different models on sale or similar models at a bigger discount (both of which AE will match).
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@SLCRich Take the patriot, and do what Willy wonka would say (strike that, reverse it) and you have the Grayson. Narrow toe but extends out in width from the front to the back. Heel is on the wide side. Very forgiving fit, heel slip diminishes over time if you can dial in on your size. Highly recommended. I like them much more than most others. Only shell I own is an Adams (similar).
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

@SLCRich Take the patriot, and do what Willy wonka would say (strike that, reverse it) and you have the Grayson. Narrow toe but extends out in width from the front to the back. Heel is on the wide side. Very forgiving fit, heel slip diminishes over time if you can dial in on your size. Highly recommended. I like them much more than most others. Only shell I own is an Adams (similar).
Same size as Patriot or did you size down? My Patriots fit real nice at 9d
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Larchmonts today:

 

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Wait a few days until the Nordstrom sale comes out, as they may have some different models on sale or similar models at a bigger discount (both of which AE will match).

Days or months?
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Originally Posted by naspratt View Post

Any time you want to be the sexiest beast in whatever room you're in. At least for oxblood. Walnut isn't quite as sexy, but you'll still be sexier than anyone not wearing oxblood Warwicks. Fancy dinners, evenings out; the Warwick can do anything and go anywhere you don't need a tux or a dark suit.

I love the look and have tried to sell myself in the Warwick. I just can't pull them off. I will say that my chili macs I have on today definitely give me a confidence boost!
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Days or months?

Anniversary sale isn't until July, but my understanding is that the half yearly is around the 2nd week of April and several AE would be included.
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No AE today for the first time this week, but thought I would post these vintage USA made Dexter Wingtip longboats I found on ebay for cheap, $47 shipped.

I was going to use them as beaters but they are really growing on me and are competing with my AE time.
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Suggestions/Opinions please:

 

I wear 1 last shoes such as Leeds, Bradley, Dalton in 15 D.

 

I am considering a McGregor second from the shoe bank which is a 5 last...a longer last.

 

Would you think a 14E would make sense or a 15D?

 

Thanks.

 

S

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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

@M2511Ick...so much 65. I'd probably pick up the McAllister if you really want it now. Usually the Rda features a few things but if the McAllister isn't one of them, the discount won't be that great.

surprised no one commented on the fact that the anniversary & rda are now 1sts only. Believe I haven't seen that before.
Is this true?
I thought we might have to wait a day (or two) for the sale to "officially" start.
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