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post #5311 of 17546
My latest shoe bank purchase, walnut Cornwallis and matching belt!

It's interesting that the Cornwallis is lighter than my older walnut pairs. I've worn the Daltons and Sanfords to my local AE store and the display models are significantly darker.

Happy walnut Wednesday!



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I'm not sure if those are based on the McAllister or not, but someone else here can probably tell you for sure. And yes, to my eye the natural edge (and the contrasting laces) makes this shoe more casual, overwhelming any of the other "rules" regarding bals, bluchers, leather vs. rubber sole, etc. They are also unlined, which gives them less structure, and they have a storm welt. They could be "formalled up" by replacing the laces and sanding / refinishing the edge.


Thanks.

 

This would be my 8th pair of AEs, but my first suedes.  I'm primarily looking for something to wear with odd jacket and trousers or with a sport shirt and chinos sans jacket.  I'd definitely replace the laces but leave the edges as is.  Which do you think better fits the bill?

post #5313 of 17546
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Thanks.

 

This would be my 8th pair of AEs, but my first suedes.  I'm primarily looking for something to wear with odd jacket and trousers or with a sport shirt and chinos sans jacket.  I'd definitely replace the laces but leave the edges as is.  Which do you think better fits the bill?

 

I think it just comes down to your personal preference and the price difference. Others may have stronger opinions. I haven't gotten into suede very much; my only suede pair are Wolverine 1000 Mile boots in grey suede, and I bought them on a whim from STP after the price dropped to around $100.

post #5314 of 17546
FYI, I'm going to be selling my dark brown Shaker Heights boots, size 9E. They were seconds but for the life of me I've never been able to find out what the defect might be.

Worn 2-3 times, but I just don't find myself reaching for them often enough in my rotation to justify keeping them.

post #5315 of 17546
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The change was made to shoebank.com because of performance issues we were seeing with the pages. Due to the high volume the sale was triggering, the site was becoming unavailable. Many customers are only selecting their size and width, which on popular sizes can return between 300-350 items and pictures. Believe me when I say, I don't like pagination either. However, we needed to do something quickly to make the site work for our customers. Also, we would never implement a change to the website during a sale period unless its absolutely necessary. In this case we decided it was necessary.

We have fixed the issues with the filters. We will look at adding an additional option to select the number of items per page to display.

I appreciate your comments and suggestions as we continue to improve shoebank.com

Thank you,
Other people have mentioned in the past that they would like to filter by location. I agree with that idea 110%.
post #5316 of 17546
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Heard someone wrote an article to try to help in this area - might be worth a look smile.gif

Yeah, yeah, but I've found my experiences have been opposite of yours, so I guess I'd have to read it with the George Costanza approach in mind.

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post #5317 of 17546
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I like all the ideas on how the shoebank website could be enhanced. On the other hand, am I the only one here that fondly remembers the "good old days" of eagerly following the styleforum thread, calling one's favorite sales associate at an outlet to request spreadsheets with seconds sale inventories, trying to figure out what the various listed models were and what they looked like, and then ordering over the phone? I felt like I had access to an amazing and exclusive deal...and I was worried that the shoebank website would "let the cat out of the bag" ...

It wasn't that long ago I kept noticing on those printouts an unfamiliar four digit model number in my size, but no name, that never seemed to sell. After a few weeks and several printouts of seeing this mystery shoe I called about it. Turned out to be a McGraw loafer in truffle shell.

I couldn't whip out my card fast enough.
post #5318 of 17546
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Originally Posted by drcharlie View Post

I like all the ideas on how the shoebank website could be enhanced. On the other hand, am I the only one here that fondly remembers the "good old days" of eagerly following the styleforum thread, calling one's favorite sales associate at an outlet to request spreadsheets with seconds sale inventories, trying to figure out what the various listed models were and what they looked like, and then ordering over the phone? I felt like I had access to an amazing and exclusive deal...and I was worried that the shoebank website would "let the cat out of the bag" ...

It wasn't that long ago I kept noticing on those printouts an unfamiliar four digit model number in my size, but no name, that never seemed to sell. After a few weeks and several printouts of seeing this mystery shoe I called about it. Turned out to be a McGraw loafer in truffle shell.

I couldn't whip out my card fast enough.

Pictures??

post #5319 of 17546
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I wish I spent 2k on shoes.... Just ordered shell daltons 😎


Those will be amazing! Share pictures when you get them.

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Pictures??

Indoor, iPhone, etc

In real life a little darker indoors but close to accurate in outdoor light, coincidentally.

post #5321 of 17546

                                                                      "My Monkey"

 

 

I have a little monkey, who rides upon my back.

He’s usually well behaved and curls around my neck.

But suddenly he awakens and screams into my ear.

Its oxfords and boots he needs and it happens several times a year.

 

First he screamed on Father’s day, but loafers calmed him down.

But then he wanted shoetrees and belts in black and brown.

Same thing happened on Memorial day and this time it took two.

This monkey makes me buy things and I’m not sure what I should do.

 

My “Black Friday!!” mailer came and the monkey started to stir.

I knew he wanted boots and shoes and what would soon occur.

So I whipped out the credit card and called up A and E.

Two pairs were not enough for him and this time it took three.

 

“Rediscover America” the website said and my monkey wanted to play.

He told me to fill my cart with four pairs and I knew he’d get his way.

So I’ve learned to accept my monkey and we’ve been friends for quite a while.

I’m just grateful that my monkey has exquisite taste and style.

post #5322 of 17546
On the off chance that someone other than legolas' dad is interested, I figured I'd post this. I recently tried the Brisbane in 7D & 8D (I measure 7.5C). 7D length was good, was worried they would be short but not at all. Huge ass toe, like a Gobi almost. The Brisbane fixes one issue by blending the lace color (cheetah laces were white), but that thick white sole contrasting against the upper....yuck. Anyway, they might look like a vans but they had a real premium feel to them. On top of that, that sole, as ugly as it was, was surprisingly supportive, like more than a Wilbert even. I'm overloaded with casual styles as it is to justify something on this end of the spectrum, but if you could see yourself using this in a wardrobe, I wouldn't try to dissuade you. I'm not a sneaker guy at all and I hated the white sole, but I had to admit, these seemed like a pretty damn solid product.
post #5323 of 17546
Do these run big? I doubt I can fit into a 9 but just wondering?
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

FYI, I'm going to be selling my dark brown Shaker Heights boots, size 9E. They were seconds but for the life of me I've never been able to find out what the defect might be.

Worn 2-3 times, but I just don't find myself reaching for them often enough in my rotation to justify keeping them.

post #5324 of 17546

When are you going to post your Walton picture?  

 

I think I've found my favorite casual shoe from AE.  Wore it today and it was very comfortable and supportive.  Dainite soles are much better than the Othello.  

 

post #5325 of 17546
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Do these run big? I doubt I can fit into a 9 but just wondering?

I don't find hem to be particularly big, but they do perhaps run just a tad wide up front.

What size/width do you normally wear?
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