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 and probably my walnut Strands for pre-interview dinners with chinos or dark jeans, which probably will most likely be with the residents. I think the key is to look professional, conservative, and not stand out in any way sartorially.

Wearing Walnut Strands with dark jeans will definitely stand out.  That's a rather bold contrast.

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I would

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Spiker, I'm in the exact same boat as you. Preparing for interview season in the fall for residency. I plan to wear my brown Park Aves with a charcoal or Navy suit for interview day and probably my walnut Strands for pre-interview dinners with chinos or dark jeans, which probably will most likely be with the residents. I think the key is to look professional, conservative, and not stand out in any way sartorially. Your approach seems sound with the black Park Aves. I think you have some more wiggle room with the dinners. As for residency and on, if all goes well I'll be wearing clogs or sneakers with my scrubs everyday.

 

I would not wear walnut strands with dark jeans - like many, when I first got my strands that is how I envisioned wearing them, but it really is a super high-contrast look, and the shape/design of the strand is just too formal to wear with denim. Wear the hell out of them with chinos and slacks, but a good brown blucher wingtip would be better than a strand for pairing with jeans.

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Hi Gents,

Today i brake in the McNeils.

They where thight at first and painfull but after 3h they start to be comfortable



So far.. My favorite still the strand
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I've been interested in the Clark Streets since first learning about them. With the Soles for Souls discount, I decided to try a pair now, convincing myself that it would be a for a good cause while getting a slight discount on them.

They arrived today and I think they are keepers. The natural CXL color to me is perfect. I've always thought of natural CXL as a greyish-tan color, and these are pretty much along the lines of what I expected and similar to other natural CXL shoes I've owned before.

The only thing making me think about returning them is that these are probably a good bet to end up in the Clearance section in the not too distant future at possibly a great deal. But I actually think they are worth the money at $260, so there's a good chance I'll keep them.

Some pics:




A couple of other natrual CXL shoes (non-AE) I've owned for comparison: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Carmina: probably at the darkest end of the natural CXL spectrum

Alden: fairly typical natural CXL from what I've seen
IMG_2638.jpg
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I've been interested in the Clark Streets since first learning about them. With the Soles for Souls discount, I decided to try a pair now, convincing myself that it would be a for a good cause while getting a slight discount on them.

They arrived today and I think they are keepers. The natural CXL color to me is perfect. I've always thought of natural CXL as a greyish-tan color, and these are pretty much along the lines of what I expected and similar to other natural CXL shoes I've owned before.

The only thing making me think about returning them is that these are probably a good bet to end up in the Clearance section in the not too distant future at possibly a great deal. But I actually think they are worth the money at $260, so there's a good chance I'll keep them.

Some pics:




A couple of other natrual CXL shoes (non-AE) I've owned for comparison: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Carmina: probably at the darkest end of the natural CXL spectrum

Alden: fairly typical natural CXL from what I've seen
IMG_2638.jpg

How versatile is the color? They look similar to the Lasalle being split toe. Are they comfortable? Do you mind taking more pics of you wearing them?
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I think the key for interview attire is to dress very well without being ostentatious. Fine to have a white linen PS with your suit etc, but don't draw undue attention to yourself.

 

I'm starting the med school application process this summer, should be a fun time!

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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

I've been interested in the Clark Streets since first learning about them. With the Soles for Souls discount, I decided to try a pair now, convincing myself that it would be a for a good cause while getting a slight discount on them.

They arrived today and I think they are keepers. The natural CXL color to me is perfect. I've always thought of natural CXL as a greyish-tan color, and these are pretty much along the lines of what I expected and similar to other natural CXL shoes I've owned before.

The only thing making me think about returning them is that these are probably a good bet to end up in the Clearance section in the not too distant future at possibly a great deal. But I actually think they are worth the money at $260, so there's a good chance I'll keep them.

Some pics:




A couple of other natrual CXL shoes (non-AE) I've owned for comparison: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Carmina: probably at the darkest end of the natural CXL spectrum

Alden: fairly typical natural CXL from what I've seen
IMG_2638.jpg
How versatile is the color? They look similar to the Lasalle being split toe. Are they comfortable? Do you mind taking more pics of you wearing them?

The Clark Streets are indeed the same as the Lasalle (AE's description states this). I find if very comfortable as the 108 last seems to be a nice fit for me (I also own a pair of Mora 2.0's). I personally think the natural CXL color is very versatile as I've worn shoes in this color with light and dark pants (such as tan, olive, navy, grey, brown). I like natural CXL with denim as well.

Since I'm still kind of deciding whether I'm keeping these, I'm not sure when I will wear them next. But if I do, I'll try to post a few more pictures later.
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How versatile is the color? They look similar to the Lasalle being split toe. Are they comfortable? Do you mind taking more pics of you wearing them?

I am interested in natural light (daylight/sunshine) pics.

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At home today, so gave the shells a little TLC.

Decided not to strip the factory product off of the park aves as I did my kennies, because I think if like the former to appear slightly darker, and the cordovan polish achieves that.

Other two shoes are a few rounds of Mac/Reno a away from being bare. They won't be due for another Reno treatment for some time though.

Still a little perplexed about how to mitigate the big roll in the park ave. any suggestions?









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At home today, so gave the shells a little TLC.

Decided not to strip the factory product off of the park aves as I did my kennies, because I think if like the former to appear slightly darker, and the cordovan polish achieves that.

Other two shoes are a few rounds of Mac/Reno a away from being bare. They won't be due for another Reno treatment for some time though.

Still a little perplexed about how to mitigate the big roll in the park ave. any suggestions?

 

Looks awesome.

 

What was your process for the PA's? I have a pair of Burg Leeds that I like the colour of but am totally disappointed in their factory level of shine.

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If I'm a 9D in the 65 last, would an 8.5E in the same last be a possible fit? I'm looking at a sale pair, but the 9D's have been sold out.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by MacktasticGDogg View Post

I've been interested in the Clark Streets since first learning about them. With the Soles for Souls discount, I decided to try a pair now, convincing myself that it would be a for a good cause while getting a slight discount on them.

They arrived today and I think they are keepers. The natural CXL color to me is perfect. I've always thought of natural CXL as a greyish-tan color, and these are pretty much along the lines of what I expected and similar to other natural CXL shoes I've owned before.

The only thing making me think about returning them is that these are probably a good bet to end up in the Clearance section in the not too distant future at possibly a great deal. But I actually think they are worth the money at $260, so there's a good chance I'll keep them.

Some pics:




A couple of other natrual CXL shoes (non-AE) I've owned for comparison: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Carmina: probably at the darkest end of the natural CXL spectrum

Alden: fairly typical natural CXL from what I've seen
IMG_2638.jpg

they look great with jeans, looks like they would go with almost any casual look.

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If I'm a 9D in the 65 last, would an 8.5E in the same last be a possible fit? I'm looking at a sale pair, but the 9D's have been sold out.

Thanks!

 

Depends on how much room you have in the front on the 9D's. You're going to be slightly more 'forward' so to speak on the wider shoe, though the width will probably be just a little wider if even.

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I'm looking at one of the new clearance items in the 333 last. I don't own any others on that last but have AE shoes in several other lasts. Does anyone have an opinion on how that last fits relative to others and one's TTS? The chat support on AE's website suggested the same size as I wear on the 65. The problem is I wear EE on the 65 which is not available on the 333.

 

How does everyone else size the 333 compared to other lasts and their normal TTS?

 

Thanks in advance.

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I'm looking at one of the new clearance items in the 333 last. I don't own any others on that last but have AE shoes in several other lasts. Does anyone have an opinion on how that last fits relative to others and one's TTS? The chat support on AE's website suggested the same size as I wear on the 65. The problem is I wear EE on the 65 which is not available on the 333.

How does everyone else size the 333 compared to other lasts and their normal TTS?

Thanks in advance.

On the 65 last I wear a 9.5D (or sometimes a 9.5E)

On the 333 last I wear a 9 E

A 9.5D and a 9E would be roughly the same width but because of the 333's longer toe I went down a half size in length.
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