Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
Sorry, I should clarify - no Strands in my size. My bad. Your wallet is still at risk.
Just got the this from the Freeport store:
MacNeil 9097 burgundy cordovan
MacNeil 9177 black cordovan
Bradley 2291 burgundy shell cordovan
Grayson 8287 burgundy cordovan
Westchester 1697 burgundy cordovan
Kenwood 44006 burgundy cordovan
Randolph 4899 black cordovan
Cambridge 8605 black cordovan
These are the styles in FQ that are $399.00.
Damp rag and then AE cleaner & conditioner if they need it. Check out this post:
I use Saphir polish on them occasionally, not often.
Hey thanks, I appreciate it.
FYI, looks like shoe trees are on sale again at AE dot com. $19.50, down from $24.95.
That's awesome, well done!! That $299 deal was too good for me to pass up as well. I had no intention of any shoe purchases in the very near future but shell doesn't hit those kind of prices often. Surprisingly AE must have a large stock of shell these days. That's the 2nd shell sale in as many months.
Glad Edward was helpful. He really is one of the most professional SA's/Store Managers I've worked with. I hope he works on commission.
And now I have black shell Leeds on their way...
Can anyone who has information about how the Edmond Randolph vs Edmonds cordovan in quality?
Bummer - they don't hav the Stand cordovan in my size
That's too funny. At that price, it's hard to pass up.
I'll be up in Freeport next Thursday to pick mine up. I get up that way for business fairly often. It's such a coincidence that my trips have been during the AE sales . My wife just can't believe the luck I've had to be up there at the perfect time...5 or 6 times a year.
I'm glad you check in with them often enough to find out about this sale. My receipt says In-Store Promo on it. So you really had to check in at an outlet to even know about the sale. I don't know why they keep the information so close to the vest, though.
Interesting point about the AE promotions on the shells. I remember reading somewhere that AE might be going to a MTO only model for their shells. If so, this would be a great way of reducing their existing inventory.
Eh, if I may chime in on the shoe stretching/sizing discussion. I don't see AEs stretching very much and not right away. I settled on an 11C in the #5 last which fits well all around. Of course, after a full day in the shoes they got a little cramped in the toe. I figured it just needed a little stretch. Nope. The leather is very resilient, part of what makes it a great long term use shoe. I would not tell you to go with it and let the shoe stretch.
I, instead, experimented with the 11.5B & 11.5C. The 11.5B was better but still encroached on my little toe. The 11.5C gives me a little bit of space in the toe without the heavy instep creasing I saw in the 11D. The heel loosened but with minimal slip. After adding arch supports, the heel is snug, and my foot fills out some of the extra girth/volume. I'll have to abuse these for a few wears to see if they are actually more comfortable. I would have to buy shoes at Nordstrom for the rest of my life if I wanted to compensate them for the numerous exchanges I've made. I can't say enough about their interminable patience.
I agree with that assessment. On far too many occasions, I've purchased shoes (typically at discount) that I thought would stretch out over time. In almost every case, the shoes were unwearable. I came to the conclusion that shoes MUST fit perfectly out of the box or I won't buy them. Like you, I get pressure on the little toe on one foot. I've been able to make slightly large shoes work with insoles or even thicker socks but never had luck with shoes that were snug in the store. It's cost me more than I'd like to admit over the years.
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