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Old 08-20-2015, 04:17 PM   #41
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Allen Edmonds is basically the only reputable brand you can get for ~$200. The good news is that chili and walnut are their 2 best colors imo. Just wait for a seconds sale and you can snag them at a steep discount.

These are 2 decent options:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/wi...ip-oxford-shoe

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline..._-1?style=4555
I'm a sucker for longwings. A nice pair of longwings or a nice pair of boots is my next big purchase when the time is right.

Not so much a fan of loafers though.
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:19 PM   #42
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that's because i was using their shoes as a pseudo-guide. ae is probably too much since i can't anticipate them having another sale within the next month.

thanks for the help rob! you only help the rich.
Don't look at the prices on the site though. You can get a pair of seconds for like $200 all year.
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:26 PM   #43
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Also, I recently got a pretty cool 1960s refurbished Hamilton Thin-o-matic on ebay for relatively cheap.
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:48 PM   #44
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Don't look at the prices on the site though. You can get a pair of seconds for like $200 all year.
where at? places like nordstrom rack?
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:53 PM   #45
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where at? places like nordstrom rack?
AE has seconds outlets on their website you can buy directly from. You need to reach out to one that's close to you, ask for a list of what they have available, and they'll send you a spreadsheet of what they have and what the price is.

Make sure you ask for what's available in your size to help narrow down the list.
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:56 PM   #46
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AE has seconds outlets on their website you can buy directly from. You need to reach out to one that's close to you, ask for a list of what they have available, and they'll send you a spreadsheet of what they have and what the price is.

Make sure you ask for what's available in your size to help narrow down the list.
ooh nice. your best take yet.
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:57 PM   #47
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ooh nice. your best take yet.
Go here: http://www.shoebank.com/
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:11 PM   #48
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So before I looked at the price tag, I had a hankering for these...

$600 for a pair of frames is assholic. I'll be buying a few frames online at some cheap place.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:37 PM   #49
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Something else you can try for nice shoes is eBay. Find a store and try out some shoes like AE or Alden or whatever, figure out what lasts and sizes fit your feet, then scour the interwebs. I've struck out a few times but my big win was NWT $385 boots for $160 on the bay.

I've seen a number of AE shoes at Nordstrom Rack in the sub-$150 range. And not the AE by Allen Edmonds that are made in the DR.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:39 PM   #50
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Yeah, ebay does work, but is a pain. You could try the StyleForum buy and sell section too.
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Anyone know a good place to buy watch parts? Need some good spring bars and thinking about upgrading my crystal. Watch blew up when it got caught on a door handle and my wrist has been naked for a long time.
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:31 PM   #52
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Yeah, ebay does work, but is a pain. You could try the StyleForum buy and sell section too.
Have you ever bought/sold on Grailed? Curious but I've never tried it.
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Have you ever bought/sold on Grailed? Curious but I've never tried it.
I have not. Only really bought second hand stuff from SF buy & sell or Ebay.
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:34 PM   #54
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I need to polish my brown shoes but I'm afraid of getting the wrong polish and ruining them.

Black is so easy bc...black. But these aren't dark brown. They're not mustard, they're not dark brown, they're like in btw. And I don't know what polish to get.
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I need to polish my brown shoes but I'm afraid of getting the wrong polish and ruining them.

Black is so easy bc...black. But these aren't dark brown. They're not mustard, they're not dark brown, they're like in btw. And I don't know what polish to get.
Just always go a little lighter when in doubt. Medium brown should be fine.
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Just always go a little lighter when in doubt. Medium brown should be fine.
Do you use different brushes with different polish colors? I'm sure my brushes have black residue on them.
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Do you use different brushes with different polish colors? I'm sure my brushes have black residue on them.
I have two brushes for this reason.
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I have two brushes for this reason.
Damn, now I have to buy more brushes. Womp.

I've been polishing my blacks regularly and doing a good job but I've avoided my browns. I gotta get on track with that. Hopefully I don't ruin them.
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One black brush, one brown. That's all you need.
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Old 08-31-2015, 05:46 PM   #60
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During lunch break I googled shoe polishing tutorials just to see how other people to do it, and jeez, some people spend a ton of time doing this.

That's overkill for me, I don't have the patience for all of that. All I do is put it in a shoe tree, take the laces out, clean it with a leather conditioner to strip the old polish and clean the dirt off, use a toothbrush to get around the sole when cleaning, then apply a layer of polish evenly throughout the shoe, let it sit for like half an hour, and then use my polishing brush to buff it. That's it.

These guys who spit shine their shoes spend hours doing it. That's too much for me.
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