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Originally Posted by Captain Insano View Post

I got home today to find my AE Wartons had arrived. Paid 36 for these on ebay and just under 50 after shipping.
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Pleasantly surprised they are new. The sale add said pre'owned but the interior of the shoe appears as though they have never been worn. These appear to be second quality with a few very minor discolorations on the leather upper, but not noticeable at eye level. I consider these a steal for what I paid and I am very happy... :-)



 

 

Score!

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Originally Posted by Captain Insano View Post

I got home today to find my AE Wartons had arrived. Paid 36 for these on ebay and just under 50 after shipping. Pleasantly surprised they are new. The sale add said pre'owned but the interior of the shoe appears as though they have never been worn. These appear to be second quality with a few very minor discolorations on the leather upper, but not noticeable at eye level. I consider these a steal for what I paid and I am very happy... :-)



 

Wow, what a deal on those! They look great. 

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Brown Shaker Heights today. So comfy.
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Walnut McAllisters today. Burnishing on these is outstanding. Still a little tight but it's only the second wear.

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Lake Forest in oxblood for his first. We also liked the Yorktown in chili. We've converted another one boys!
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Originally Posted by Captain Insano View Post

I got home today to find my AE Wartons had arrived. Paid 36 for these on ebay and just under 50 after shipping. Pleasantly surprised they are new. The sale add said pre'owned but the interior of the shoe appears as though they have never been worn. These appear to be second quality with a few very minor discolorations on the leather upper, but not noticeable at eye level. I consider these a steal for what I paid and I am very happy... :-)




Long live the bay.
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Lake Forest in oxblood for his first. We also liked the Yorktown in chili. We've converted another one boys!

Let's just say that I'm not surprised by his choice given his chaperone. Haha.
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Let's just say that I'm not surprised by his choice given his chaperone. Haha.
Ha no idea what you're talking about *hides all oxblood shoes*
Also I was mistaken. His current job allows jeans, his new one will be strictly business casual. Both the Lake Forest and Yorktown would have worked perfectly. Now we just wait until his current Cole Haans and Calvin Kleins disintegrate and get him some real shoes to replace smile.gif
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Wore my brown grain KIowas (Strands with split reverse welts and Vibram style lug heels and soles) today.......

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Lake Forest in oxblood for his first. We also liked the Yorktown in chili. We've converted another one boys!

Can we get opinions on the Lake Forest after a couple of wears?
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Can we get opinions on the Lake Forest after a couple of wears?
For sure. He heads back to Vegas on Wednesday so the first wearing will probably be next week sometime
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Ben was working at my local retail store tonight so I dropped by for a visit. He said he couldn't believe how much extra space the store had for inventory that was empty and how he was frustrated that so many people were coming in looking for E through EEE and all they had was D...ūüėā
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@tkebh979 kind of like richiep I was torn between the Jefferson & Cambridge and ultimately went with the Jefferson, since the price was so far down. The Jefferson is probably one of my favorite shoes - you have to try the independence line to understand. If they had been a little closer in price, not sure what I would have done. The Cambridge has a reddenbach double sole, so it's just a much heavier feeling shoe overall, almost like a mctavish, which I like a lot, plus the burgundy shell color was really nice too. I'd definitely say both are worth it over the regular McAllister.
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Understood, and thanks for the information.  At base price, the jumps in price are $100 and $200, correct (McA -> Jeff 2.0 -> Cam)?  From this perspective, moving from McA to Jeff 2.0 (if you like the Jeff 2.0 last) is easier than Jeff 2.0 to Cam.  

With the current pricing, the jumps are $200 and $200, or $400 from McA direct to Cam.  Practically a 1 shoe for the price of 2 argument.  Perhaps easier to make when you are at the point of replacing in-rotation shoes with better equivalents... but as I am still rounding out a rotation (by that I don't mean the vast collections that lead to lovely, color-wheelesque shoe circle photos... yet) I'm leaning toward value. 

IOW - had AE not dropped the McA price, I probably would have gone for the Jeff 2.0s and eventually upgraded to the Cambridge.  By that logic, I suppose I'm buying a third shoe in the long run, but those other purchases are far in the future decisions.gif

You guys have to understand where I was two years ago - a total AE n00b, unaware of the sales cycles and outlets. After buying my first ever pair of $285 shoes at my first experience (walnut Black Hills) and also tried on a Walnut Jefferson (gorgeous), but daunting at $395 at the time. Shortly thereafter, found all you pre-barnweasels here and being able to kop a pair of Cambridge seconds for $399 that summer sale (original firsts were $550 maybe then?) seemed like a deal! Especially after hearing how awesome shell is. I also felt burgundy was more useful for my wardrobe.

Being that you're looking for value, I can't see buying 3 of these. They're all so similar. Either go with the sale McA's and the hope for a shell sale later, and that removes the need for Jefferson ever. These shoes will last a looong time.

P.S. If there's a McAllister in bourbon in your size at the 'bank, they're just $177. Even better value if you're up for that color.
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I prefer the McAllister to the Jefferson, because they're relatively sleeker than the Jefferson...I still like the Cambridge though, just because the shell looks so good on them. My preference is Mcallister > McTavish > Cambridge > Neumok > Jefferson.
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@RichieP They occasionally have Jeffersons pop up on the bank at 177. If you ever try the two of them on one after another, the quality differences between the McAllister & Jefferson is so apparent it would kill me to pay more for a McAllister at this point. Smart move getting in on the Cambridge at 399. I must have been a noob - I passed on the 2nds at 299. Thinking back on that...never mind, id rather not think back on it.

I have a good mix of the classics - 1 park, 1 Jefferson, 1 Kiowa, 1 strand, 1 neumok, 1 rush street, 3 McTavish, 1 black hills.
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