Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! Now the wait for my MTOs is even worse!
I think given the price you paid for them, and that a replacement isn't available, the wrinkly leather would be OK. However, the tear/gouge would not. I'd return them for that issue.
I'm surprised to think this crack might be okay? I figure some TLC would keep them healthy for a bit and would restore everything but the crack... again, for the price maybe I shouldn't be complaining?
Oh, I didn't see the crack. Clearly, these will need to be returned. Perhaps AE can handcraft one for you, given they are all sold-out?
The 5 last is AE's "most popular, classic fitting last" (thank you catalogue).
the RL Singleton is on the 79 ie. 9 last, and will fit like the AE Randolph which wider in the heel and sits lower across the instep, so if you're an E, you'd probably need the width, a D might be too cramped in the toes, I'd err on going bigger/wider if you can
the long branch is on the 511 ie. 1 last, is the last they use for most boots, including the dalton, long branch, and the comfort collection Wilbert, Shelton, Leeds, Rapid City. it has added room in the toe box, and can accomodate thicker socks in the fall/winter months when you're wearing boots.
Slaton & Sanderson are on the 222 ie. 2 last and has a "elongated toe and higher instep, and narrow toe box" if you are wearing an E because you have a wide mid foot, then this might work, but if you also have a high arch, your toes might be cramped. because they are both bluchers, they can accomodate a wider foot and the flaps can be tightened/loosened with ease.
Your best bet is to probably go to an AE store as they have very similar styles as the ones they make for RL, but also carry them in B, C, D, E, 3E when appropriate.
Called. They can't do anything over the phone. I received a free-shipping return label. The customer rep told me to ask for an exchange, but suggested it is a bit of a long-shot.
I do have a local AE store, but they don't carry seconds or clearance items. My understanding is that I'm not likely to get an exchange from them for an online-purchase, clearance item of a not-for-like color...
The worst thing is that I am out 3/3 for this clearance event. Besides these boots, I ordered two pairs of Sedonas that didn't fit.
Oh well... thanks everyone. Maybe I'll take another shot using the 2 for $250 seconds deal.
What exact cloths do you all order from Amazon?
NIce! One of the best looking pairs of Strands I have seen. I really prefer the wheeled & fudged welt when possible
Sorry, but I have to call bullshit on this one. I have no doubt there is an occasional uninformed consumer paying $250 for a pair of AE seconds, even though he could get firsts for that price. However, if you truly have witnessed people regularly paying $250 for AE seconds (as you claim), then why have you not picked up some shoes to flip yourself? If EBay sellers are regularly making $125 profit per pair of shoes, we would all be flipping AE seconds on the side to support our shoe addiction.
AE constantly has sales. I wouldn't worry too much.
Beyond the 2 for 250 sale now, Will there be any upcoming sales pertaining to the normal seconds that aren't close outs? Coulda swore I saw something upcoming I just don't remember when.
I was able to snag a pair of these today!
I can't wait to wear them on Election Day, Veterans Day, 4th of July, etc...
My other pair were the hard to find "Holiday" saddle oxfords.
Wait'll the TSA see these kicks
What purpose would I have to make this shit up?
And no, I don't see how this is any of your business, but I have better things to do with my time then flip shoes on eBay. When you calculate the fees, shipping, the time to package and ship, and the time dealing with bullshit buyers, you make what $15-20 an hour? My time is worth more than that.
Your link is for items currently for sale, not items previously sold. Also, what I am challenging is your assertion that seconds regularly sell for $250 on the Bay.
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