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Park Aves at Discount / Connaught replacement suggestions

txeconomist

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Where can I get a pair of first quality Allan Edmonds Park Aves at a discount? I recently purchased a pair of C&J Connaughts form PLAL but they are too big. Also, after examining them, I decided that (1) the quality didn't seem appreciably better than Allan Edmonds, so I figured Id just go with the Park Aves, because should I ever want them to be resoled, I could do so much cheaper and more conveniently. (2) Id rather get something a little more interesting from C&J than a black bal.

So, where can I get a pair of Park Aves (black or brown 10D) at a discount and what should I exchange the Connaughts for?
 

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It's tough to find PAs on discount. I think Amazon had a deal on Sohos a while back. I'm usually a 10D, but occasionally a 9.5 and have been trying to figure out what size C&Js to order. What size did you get?
 

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There a sale at Nordy rack on AE's going on, some locations might have your size and the PA'savailable, but it's a big YMMV.
 

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Re: "I'm usually a 10D, but occasionally a 9.5 and have been trying to figure out what size C&Js to order. What size did you get?"

Im usually a 10D sometimes E... I purchased 9.5E from PLAL and they are way too big.

Im thinking I might jsut go with those linked above...Belgraves no?
 

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Originally Posted by LesterSnodgrass
Who makes those?


Crockett & Jones

And as for the AE's on discount, I just got an e-mail today that Norstrom is having their big semi-annual sale. I don't know if the PA's are included, but it might be worth checking there. outside of that, be patient on ebay or call the AE shoebank.

But the C&J's chorse suggested are better shoes.
 

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I think the Polo are probably somewhere between bench and handgrade C&J. This has been discussed extensively elsewhere, I believe.

I've had my C&J resoled by good-quality repair shops. Maybe if I had bespoke shoes I'd send them back to the maker, but it seems overkill to me.
 

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Originally Posted by chorse123
I think the Polo are probably somewhere between bench and handgrade C&J. This has been discussed extensively elsewhere, I believe.

I've had my C&J resoled by good-quality repair shops. Maybe if I had bespoke shoes I'd send them back to the maker, but it seems overkill to me.


Chorse,

Who resoled your C&J's?
 

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I have Connaughts and think they are much prettier than the PAs.
 

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Check Grapevinehill...The Benton Polo shoe is a handgrade C&J that is far superior to the Park Avenue and should do the trick.
 

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Originally Posted by mockingboy
Check Grapevinehill...The Benton Polo shoe is a handgrade C&J that is far superior to the Park Avenue and should do the trick.

Dude, look up.




Originally Posted by lee_44106
Chorse,

Who resoled your C&J's?


I've used B Nelson at Rock Center, but haven't had a pair resoled in a little bit.
 

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