ALFRED SARGENT Appreciation: Handgrade, Exclusive, etc.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SuitedDx, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    I know you asked about black, but as a PSA the chestnut Moores are on sale at Bodileys if anyone is interested, as are a handful of other AS:
    http://www.bodileys.com/shoes.html?limit=30&manufacturer=7
     


  2. rc121

    rc121 Senior member

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    shipping to the US really kills that deal for us :(
     


  3. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Nailed it. I wore them for the first time yesterday for 12 hours. So comfortable. Highly recommend them
     


  4. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    25GBP is a deal killer?
    I'd say the fact it's only 10% off is the real deal killer although they do take off VAT.
     


  5. rc121

    rc121 Senior member

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    where do you see £25? Shows £60 for me...
     


  6. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    http://www.bodileys.com/terms
    OUTSIDE EUROPE Order value from £150 - £300 - £ 20 shipping charge
    Order value from £300 - £500 - £25 shipping charge
    Order value from £500 upwards - £30 shipping charge
    All orders under a value of £150 - £ 15 shipping charge
     


  7. rc121

    rc121 Senior member

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    ah... disregard then. I was mistakenly thinking when I selected location that was the shipping charge when it was actually subtracting the VAT. A little confusing but I got it now
     


  8. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Keep in mind that AFPOS includes lasted trees with free shipping, a big difference.
     


  9. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    AFPoS also sometimes gives a nice "surprise" present! :)

    I believe the lasted trees are with the AFPoS x AS shoes whereas the Exclusives have regular trees (someone might be able a mor reliable source thought).

    Free shipping is big... not to mention they have FAST shipping...
     


  10. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Nah, the 393 exclusive pound shoes have lasted trees, the 300 pound country shoes have the regular trees.
     


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    I just got a pair of the two eyelet Gibson from Sid Mashburn size 8 on the 99 last and it feels great- everywhere except my middle toe. Standing there is no problem, by when I walk and flex my foot my middle toe gets crushed by the end of the shoe. I could never have discerned this from a simple in-store try on, I had to wear them one day so I couldn't return them and find out the hard way... Has anyone had similar problems with the 99 last? Does the shoe narrow in a drastic and unusual manner? I am tempted to sell and purchase a half size up, but I dot even know if that would circumvent this problem. Maybe it will get better after breaking in? Any help would be appreciated.
    With that being said, anyone looking for a size 8 in black hit me up. I could use an 8.5 I think.
     


  12. Itsuo

    Itsuo Senior member

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    If it's extremely painful I would say sell them. However my experience with my AFPoS MTO Blakes and G&Gs was that I had a few different pinches and pains during the break in period. They've all passed and now my AS Blakes are one of my most comfortable. I would just do the normal things like wearing them in moderate frequency and duration, with an adequate break in between but not more than 2-3 days (so that any of the places that were rubbing/pinching get a chance to toughen up).

    It's a bit of a gamble I guess but one thing I do is take the shoes for "walks" the first few weeks I have them, usually at night and in galoshes. This way I do the minimum amount of damage during initial break in. They won't be in returnable condition but they'll at least look barely used.

    Good luck!
     
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    ers04004 Well-Known Member

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    how did you size for the francis? I have the hunt and armfield on the 109 but never tried the 48 last
     


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  15. SuitedDx

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    Stay the same size. Moore Monday: [​IMG]
     


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