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I dropped in to the new AE store in Walnut Creek, CA yesterday. Nice place and the place was hopping with customers. Me? I bought a box of colored laces.

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Not plain old chili, *dark* chili a.k.a Bob's chili smile.gif

Here's a great sample shot by JS01 (too lazy to go get mine):



And since you're from Canada (so am I), you may be able to purchase these at Nordstrom, depending on what city you're in.
They're a Nordstrom exclusive, though the seconds are available at Shoebank.

Are the those exclusive to certain nordstroms? Because I've never seen them at a Nordstrom in California nor are they on their website
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Are the those exclusive to certain nordstroms? Because I've never seen them at a Nordstrom in California nor are they on their website
I've seen them in the Nordstrom site. I believe that they're listed separately from the other Strands.
I've heard that an AE sales associate can also place an order for you.
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Well cheers to you sir! I thought you may have been using some reverse psychology smile.gif Are you happy with results IRL?

How thick of a coat of polish did you use?

I'm super happy! The coat of polish isn't thick. It's hard to describe, but I did use the AE polish applicator.
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Not sure if anyone else has had this happen, but two of my AE polish applicators were moldy when I went to polish my shoes. It's been disgustingly hot and humid the past few days, and I washed it off, but has anyone else had any experience with this or have suggestions for preventing it? I'm not wild at the idea of polishing my shoes with moldy sponges. Should I just use a cloth to apply? Do I need to throw the polish away?
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Delta One to LHR, then off to Rome in my Bentons!
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To be clear, the "piping" or binding has not been removed on these styles everyone is discussing. These styles feature a "profila" binding, rather than the classic rolled binding seen on the Timeless Classics. Look closely at the topline of any of the new styles. The binding is tucked below the edge of the upper. Completely removing the binding could compromise the integrity of a calfskin shoe. The difficulty that the profila binding raises, in my opinion, is that you are unable to hide any imperfections on the edge of the uppers.

 

I don't know the full dollars-and-cents of the binding cost, but I'm sure it's negligible. If AE really was interested in cost cutting, you would not see CF Stead suede on the Sea Island or Dainite soles on many of the shoes. Neither of these components are truly necessary, but the quality of them is indisputable.

 

Just my $0.02 (though, all together, I think we're approaching a dollar...)

 

Thanks for clearing this up.  I was quite baffled as to why they chose to get rid of it, but now I can see, the new Carlyle's do have the smaller piping.  

 

 

 

As for my Carlyle's, the V has closed enough to where I'm satisfied.  Unfortunate for me, I did not know that the conditioner/cleaner would alter the perfect color it had before.  It's still a little lighter than my right shoe, which makes me think I'll need to add some black polish in with the bourbon.

 

Also, FYI, there's a pair of 9D Lasalle's in bourbon on ebay.  If it was 8.5, I would already have bought it.  Sad to see a discontinued Lasalle in bourbon just slightly too big for me.

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Count me in as curious in regards to the 1776. I might need to snag that one.
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Not sure if anyone else has had this happen, but two of my AE polish applicators were moldy when I went to polish my shoes. It's been disgustingly hot and humid the past few days, and I washed it off, but has anyone else had any experience with this or have suggestions for preventing it? I'm not wild at the idea of polishing my shoes with moldy sponges. Should I just use a cloth to apply? Do I need to throw the polish away?


I don't use the applicator sponges.  I unscrew the entire top from the A-E polish that comes in tubes, and squeeze small amounts of the polish onto a rag and use the rag to apply the polish to the shoes.

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It's supposed to be close to 90 today so figured I'd break these out for the first time this season. I don't see these on here often, if ever. Brooks 7. Love the lace tips.
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For the Father's Day sale which shoe(s) are on your radar in merlot?

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2 of these are AEs. Care to guess which ones?
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Is it cheating if I already know? wink.gif
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Thanks for clearing this up.  I was quite baffled as to why they chose to get rid of it, but now I can see, the new Carlyle's do have the smaller piping.  

 

 

 

As for my Carlyle's, the V has closed enough to where I'm satisfied.  Unfortunate for me, I did not know that the conditioner/cleaner would alter the perfect color it had before.  It's still a little lighter than my right shoe, which makes me think I'll need to add some black polish in with the bourbon.

 

Also, FYI, there's a pair of 9D Lasalle's in bourbon on ebay.  If it was 8.5, I would already have bought it.  Sad to see a discontinued Lasalle in bourbon just slightly too big for me.

I really wish AE would put some kind of disclaimer on the conditioner/cleaner that it will remove some of the burnishing, which every non-black AE shoe seems to have these days.  With the amount of people who post about this on SF alone, I can't imagine how many people make this mistake.  AE offered to fix my bourbon PAs for free, so I can't imagine what kind of coin they are spending to fix these issues.

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Is it cheating if I already know? wink.gif
Hahaha shhhhh. Old timers not allowed.
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