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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread 2016 - News, Pictures, Sizing, Accessories, Clothing, etc

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by watchidiot, Feb 12, 2016.

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  1. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Well-Known Member

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    Your post is about the Academy but your pic is of the Alumnus.
     
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    [​IMG]Cordovan Catastrophe!

    So I ordered a pair of Cordovan Cambridges from the CAC. Not impressed. [​IMG] What do y'all think??? I understand these are seconds but I honestly expected more for $527! The texture is rough and the colors don't match, I cannot see one good thing about these. Truly disappointing to say the least. Darn! I'm striking out with seconds. Guess I am just not meant to get seconds!

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  4. FaRKle

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    The only thing that bothers me about those is the color mismatch between the shoes (not within each shoe). See if some AE cordovan cream evens it out.
     
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    Did you see the stitching? It's awful.
     
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    What is that white stuff?
     
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    Yes, I saw the stitching, and it's fine. The fuzzy stuff you can brush/pluck off easily, and the whiter part you can recolor. From your pics it doesn't look like it'd be any more work than you'd normally do during shoe care time. A dimple here, crease there, you won't notice it once you've worn it.
     
  11. TexasTexter

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    ya think? She looks pretty rough around the edges to me. She needs some makeup! LOL
     
  12. TexasTexter

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    Love the blue shell shoes. Are those Acheson's? What is the last shoe listed? The boots are my favorite. What are they the walnut and blue suede? Killer!
     
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    I tend to agree with @FaRKle , though you obviously have a better view than either of us. At $500+ its tough, but at the $399 sale price I would feel a lot better about it. Maybe you can get them to credit you the difference?

    Anyway, if you're having bad luck with the CAC, let them know (it might help your case for some compensation), and next time try to go through an outlet so an SA can look them over.
     
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    Yes at $399 that is different but $527 is not really that much of a discount for the shoes IMHO. The shoes are rough, very rough. Maybe some work can make them better but this is about the roughest 2nd I have gotten. As you guys have stated it is always better to buy from the store as the CAC and I can see exactly why that is. Painful lesson. Well at least I got to see the fit. They fit well. Good stuff to know for the future! Hopefully there will be a sale!
     
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    Actually, those aren't bad seconds imo, assuming the color can be fixed.
     
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    Those dents are normal? The thing that bothers me the most is the pinking. Its rough and not cut in places.
     
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    Agreed on the price point. If you have a relationship with an SA you may be able to get them to reduce the price to $399. The sale wasn't too long ago so they might throw you a bone.

    If you can snip off the frayed edges with cuticle cutters or small scissors and even out the color a bit with some cream, I think it makes sense to keep them at $399, otherwise I would probably send them back.
     
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  19. ace13x

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    The dents happen. Are they on a highly visible part of the shoe?
     
  20. Lobster33

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    Dents are not uncommon in seconds. I have a dent on my black Leeds, but it's hardly noticeable. But like I said before, it's a roll of the dice when you buy seconds.

    It sounds like you're pretty unhappy with them though -- you know what is best, so if you want to return them, you probably should.
     
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