Well, the thrift god of black AE Park Avenues has tapped me on the shoulder twice in about as many weeks! I happened across a pair of 10.5 D's today. The BAD NEWS for any of you guys who might like to buy them is that they fit me quite well and thus I'm keeping them. The GOOD NEWS is that they will replace my current black AE Parks in size 11.5 D (which are mostly nicer than the 10.5's but were just too large for me so I rarely wore them) and thus, have become available.
Here are the 11.5's in action. I originally bought them before I knew what AE Parks were but I wanted to try to rescue them from a bit of damage.
And here's some stills of the 11.5's. Now, the thing is, the left shoe has two flaws but both shoes are pretty much 8 out of 10's otherwise in my judgement.
Note that here is a very small separation in the leather at the little toe stress point.
The toe cap does NOT look this bad in real life but the flash shows the Kiwi polish that I applied heavily enough to hide a cut in the leather on the toe.
When I wear them (maybe less than 10 times in around two years), I buff the toe box and they look very good.Warning: Sales Pitch inside! (Click to show)
So, if you're an 11.5 D and need some staple black AE Parks, I'll ship them for $50 conus. Get at me.