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Does anyone have experience with the AE watches and/or have opinions about their value?  The price point is good for me and a couple of them are quite handsome.  Thanks in advance!
Most of the watches look really sporty. I personally would look elsewhere, depending on what you are looking for.
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I was thinking along the same lines. It's as though they were made to go with a smoking jacket or Black Watch trousers, or dressed down with dark jeans.

I don't quite understand where this sort of black suede shoe would be most appropriately used but I like them a lot.

 

Ever since I saw the photo on A Suitable Wardrobe of Cary Grant wearing a pair of black suede captoes with a gray suit, I've wanted a pair. I think they'll look good with a medium to dark gray suit.

 

Of course - my style touchstone.  I should have picked up on that!  :lol:

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Well, it is that time.

I got my MTO in today...

Black unlined shell cordovan Daltons.

Flat welt, Mini-lug Tap sole.

 

Exactly what I wanted... see below:

 

 

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These look great.  Any comments on how the unlined sizing feels?  

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Combine the two and get a burgundy Kenilworth!



Sorry, can't resist a chance to show off the new babies.

These shoes are awesome. I've seen quite a few people here recommend the kenilworth, but AE website reviews mention a bowing problem around the ankle. Has anyone experienced this? I'm considering getting a pair.

The pictured Kenilworths look very nice.

I personally much prefer the Leeds to the Kenilworth. The Leeds fits my foot much better. I eventually sold my Kenilworths.

While they are both PTBs, they are vastly different models. The Leeds is a much more "substantial" shoe (which may or may not be desired). Some prefer the one; some prefer the other ......
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Went to AE today and checked out the shell brown park avenues and saw some nice brown suede strands. I think those were the best shoes in the store. I wish they had some bluchers in the 5 last but SA said to keep an eye out in the spring.
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Combine the two and get a burgundy Kenilworth!



Sorry, can't resist a chance to show off the new babies.

These shoes are awesome. I've seen quite a few people here recommend the kenilworth, but AE website reviews mention a bowing problem around the ankle. Has anyone experienced this? I'm considering getting a pair.

The pictured Kenilworths look very nice.

I personally much prefer the Leeds to the Kenilworth. The Leeds fits my foot much better. I eventually sold my Kenilworths.

While they are both PTBs, they are vastly different models. The Leeds is a much more "substantial" shoe (which may or may not be desired). Some prefer the one; some prefer the other ......

 

I know there is some debate as to what the difference (if any) is between a blucher and a derby - and AE appears to use the terms interchangeably - but in my mind the distinction is that the leather of the blucher comes up higher around the ankle (a cobbler would probably state this differently but hopefully you get the gist).  Thusly defined, I would consider the Leeds to be a blucher, and the Kenilworth to be a derby.  I have skinny ankles and accordingly prefer the look and support of bluchers, so I too would choose the Leeds over the Kenilworth - but both are fine shoes.

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Perfect! Doesnt look like they are exposed too much, not much more than the standard tap sole they use.

 

Thanks for the images.

 

 

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Those are boss as hell.

 

 

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Damn damn damn!! I certainly don't need any but now I really WANT some black cordovan

 

 

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Yeah. Those are super sweet boots. Black Shell is very under rated.

 

 

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Those black Daltons are great!

 

 

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Great Dalton MTO!

 

I've thought about a brown shell MTO Dalton, but have also been eyeing the C&J Islay lately after Patrick B's recent pictures.  Maybe a brown pebble grain Dalton MTO with a danite or mini lug sole?

Thanks, folks. 

I was hoping they would be a knockout. 

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These look great.  Any comments on how the unlined sizing feels?  

The unlined doesn't seem to fit much differently than the lined. 

It does conform a little better with wearing.

I have unlined Walnut shell daltons that are very form fitted now. 

The shaft on the MTO feels slightly bigger than I like, but I am sure It will be fine. 

I love them.

 

Thanks again.

 

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FedEx came just in time for NYE:

 

 

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The pictured Kenilworths look very nice.

I personally much prefer the Leeds to the Kenilworth. The Leeds fits my foot much better. I eventually sold my Kenilworths.

While they are both PTBs, they are vastly different models. The Leeds is a much more "substantial" shoe (which may or may not be desired). Some prefer the one; some prefer the other ......

I did consider the Leeds, actually. It's a fine looking shoe in most cases, and was very comfy on my foot.

However, it is a very different shoe, and looked quite clunky, bulbous, and stubby on my 3E extra wide feet.

I wanted something a little sleeker for this makeup, as I will be using it for my European tour in the spring.
Edited by peppercorn78 - 12/31/13 at 4:11pm
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Thanks guys. I've learned a ton from this board.
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I know there is some debate as to what the difference (if any) is between a blucher and a derby - and AE appears to use the terms interchangeably - but in my mind the distinction is that the leather of the blucher comes up higher around the ankle (a cobbler would probably state this differently but hopefully you get the gist).  Thusly defined, I would consider the Leeds to be a blucher, and the Kenilworth to be a derby.  I have skinny ankles and accordingly prefer the look and support of bluchers, so I too would choose the Leeds over the Kenilworth - but both are fine shoes.
Thanks for your thoughts on this. I was under the impression they were interchangeable, but know now that that is not the case, the same as balmoral and oxford are not interchangeable.
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so what's the verdict on the Eagle County? They have a 2nd in my size for $129.
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Combine the two and get a burgundy Kenilworth!





Sorry, can't resist a chance to show off the new babies.


These shoes are awesome. I've seen quite a few people here recommend the kenilworth, but AE website reviews mention a bowing problem around the ankle. Has anyone experienced this? I'm considering getting a pair.


The pictured Kenilworths look very nice.


I personally much prefer the Leeds to the Kenilworth. The Leeds fits my foot much better. I eventually sold my Kenilworths.


While they are both PTBs, they are vastly different models. The Leeds is a much more "substantial" shoe (which may or may not be desired). Some prefer the one; some prefer the other ......

I know there is some debate as to what the difference (if any) is between a blucher and a derby - and AE appears to use the terms interchangeably - but in my mind the distinction is that the leather of the blucher comes up higher around the ankle (a cobbler would probably state this differently but hopefully you get the gist).  Thusly defined, I would consider the Leeds to be a blucher, and the Kenilworth to be a derby.  I have skinny ankles and accordingly prefer the look and support of bluchers, so I too would choose the Leeds over the Kenilworth - but both are fine shoes.

You are Correct.

There is a difference between a blucher and a derby. There is also a difference between an Oxford and a balmoral. Most men, if they know any distinction at all, know the distinction between blucher (which they consider all opened lace shoes) and balmoral (which they consider all closed lace shoes), and nothing else. I used PTB (plain toe "blucher") for simplicity's sake and only to differentiate between an opened lace shoe and a closed lace shoe.
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Thanks, folks. 

I was hoping they would be a knockout. 

7....8....9...10.

I'm wakin' up in Triage. Beautiful. Time to start saving up for that boot - yes - I will be sporting that as my next boot. (Inspiration for my first New Years resolution!!!) :slayer: 

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