Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Bummer. Sorry to hear that!
same here, got my park avenues about a month ago. awaiting response from allen edmonds on price match, otherwise i'll pray that by the time nordstrom opens the gates to us commonfolk, there will be shoes left for me to buy.
Will Nordstrom only honor the sale price for in-stock items? They won't give you the sale price if they have to order your size? I understand they only stock D widths. Maybe I misunderstood the past few posts.
New burgundy/merlot Ashland, via eBay. Very pleased for what I paid! (first pic flash, second pic no flash - sorry for crappy images)
just emailed two stores nearby , got a yes on both of them, they even said they'd ship out and hold the shoes for me.
so tempted to ditch work to drive over there now....must resist....
My guess is that the Strands will still be in stock. This is not a limited or discontinued item. Last year I noticed that some sizes did show out of stock during the sale, but it was just temporary and a day later is was back in stock at the sale price.
You should be able to order any size that they have listed on their website (which I think is all sizes made by AE). This sale is available on-line too. At my local Nordstroms, they rarely have the exact pair of shoes I'm looking for, and they order it. Sometimes it comes from another Nordstrom's store, and sometimes directly from AE. Sometimes I just order from the website myself, especially if I know exactly what I want.
i don't see why they wouldn't order them in any width you'd like for the price. nordstrom and allen edmonds have great customer service, i'm sure they'd accomodate within reason.
Well, that's what you get for going through official channels at company headquarters. I don't think the company "officially" price matches the Nordstrom sale. Perhaps because they don't want to be seen as siphoning off traffic to Nordstrom's store or site, one of AE's largest retailers.
However, "unofficially" some AE retailers have matched prices, certainly in cases where the customer asks for the same color as Nordstrom is featuring. I got my walnut Strands that way last year. Either way, if you are getting anything other than a D width, your order will be drop shipped from Wisconsin. Plus, if you live in a state that has a Nordstrom's but not an AE brick and mortar store, the "match" actually nets out as being cheaper since you pay no sales tax or shipping. My "match" therefore was actually about $20 cheaper last year.
I got the wide dress in merlot and the Manistee in black. They were $39 each as seconds during the tent sale.
Unless you paid (near) full retail, I'd recommend letting it go or not buying that shoe anymore. No mass-produced, item with that much detail is going to be perfect...ESPECIALLY if it's leather.
Do they fit well? Are they comfortable?
This. Nordstrom does this sale every year. Both Nordstrom and AE can estimate the volume of shoes that will be sold and adequately prepare. There will be Strands and Park Avenues for you to buy when the sale opens to the public. So, for all of you freaking out about this, come down off the ledge and put away the sleeping bag and other gear you were planning to use to camp out in front of Nordstrom.
Hopefully this is the right place to ask this... I recently picked up a pair of AE Strands in walnut. They are some magnificent shoes, but when I was lacing them up, I noticed some darkening in the leather flap that covers the metal eyelets. The darkening is right over the eyelets, almost like the metal caused it. Is that normal and just a property of the leather that it's contact or pressure on another surface would cause discoloration? Or should I send them back?
Thanks in advance for any info!
That's good advice New Shoes. For those eagerly awaiting July 19, you could just a Nordstrom's card and then buy them today. The debit card is free, and as a bonus you get $100 of tailoring each year (more if your purchase a lot), and some cash coupons based on how much you spend. And of course early access to these types of sales.
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