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FOR ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE NEVER BOUGHT AE, READ THIS
The online website is only for FIRST QUALITY shoes, and there are discounted prices on there now, called the "Rediscover America Sale."
There is also a sale for SECONDS QUALITY shoes (what the TS posted), which are shoes that did not pass inspection. Allen Edmonds has a ridiculously strict inspection, and shoes that have extremely minor and insignificant "defects" like a single small scratch on the bottom of the sole, will end up in the outlet stores to be sold at a discount as seconds.
That being said, there are shoes that are sold as seconds that actually have severe defects, so buyer beware.
For seconds shoes, you have to contact the "shoebank" outlets. THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON THE MAIN WEBSITE. If you have a specific shoe, color, and size in mind, just call them and ask for it to see if they have it. If you just want a list of seconds inventory (national list encompassing every outlet), then email firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 1-800-235-2348 and request the list of seconds in your size.
Be warned that sizing for AE differs greatly from sneakers or whatever cheap ass "dress shoes" you have been buying from Macys or DSW shoe warehouse. Further complicating things is that AE makes shoes in different lasts or molds (i.e. the Park Ave is a "565 last," but the Del Ray is an "8 last"), meaning you may be one size in a particular AE last but a different size in another. For example, I am a 7.5 E in the 565 last (i.e Park Ave), but I'm an 8D in a 373 last (i.e. Broadstreets).
Too bad there's no brown/cognac Larchmont on sale...
Thanks for the post anyway!
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