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Do you guys have any recommendation on affordable belts? I need a black and a brown dress belt to match with the PA and Delray. I am shooting for under $50.

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Do you guys have any recommendation on affordable belts? I need a black and a brown dress belt to match with the PA and Delray. I am shooting for under $50.
I'm fond of Narragansett. Custom bridle leather for under fifty bucks each.
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(cross-post from MTO thread)

 

Leeds arrived today . . . awww yeah.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

1095 BROWN SHELL CORDOVAN

TONE ON TONE UPPER STITCHING

BROWN LEATHER INSOLE

BROWN SPLIT REVERSE WELT

BROWN TRANSPARENT EDGE DRESSING

DOUBLE RENDENBACH OUTSOLE WITH COMBO HEEL

 

Sweet! Now, let the creasing, err, rolls begin!

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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post


So both shoes have Danite soles. The rush street is $259 currently with the sale. The brogue suede strands I can obtain for $160 for a pair firsts.

Does that change your answer at all? I'm not completely sure I need either one so I could pass on both of them entirely in order to fill other holes in the lineup. Both after all are strands and both are "brown"


I purchased a pair of seconds Brogue Suede Strands last fall for $250.  I also purchased a pair of Rush Streets last week (firsts) for the sale price.  I'd offer two things: First, the $160 price for a pair of suede Strands firsts is outstanding.  I also saw them as part of the seconds 2 for $250 sale and kicked myself for not waiting.  Second, I'd say that my suede strands are my least favorite AE which surprised me quite a bit.  What I love about the styling of the Strand are the intricate details of the medallion, stitching, etc.  Those details pop on my navy suede Strands, walnut Strands, and on the Rush Street.  On the brogue suede Strands you really don't see the detailing very much because it's brown stitching on brown suede - there is no "pop".  Yes, they are very comfortable but just look like a nice suede shoe.  Nothing wrong with that, but if you're looking for something that pops more I'd go with the Rush Street.  I saw them on the seconds sale list for $199 recently and I hope they don't end up on a 2 for $250 sale or I'll kick myself again.  I'm not sure I'll be keeping them (haven't worn them yet) because I'm deciding if the impulse purchase was worth it.

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Rocking the Bourbon Larchmonts today; who says the blucher doesn't work with suits?

 

 

 

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Rocking the Bourbon Larchmonts today; who says the blucher doesn't work with suits?

Me. Especially with a charcoal pinstriped city suit. I might be inclined to allow it if they were dark brown or black, but they're walnut to boot.

Also, just because you are "rockin'" it does NOT mean it's "working".

Sorry to be harsh, typically not my style; but I have been the most vocal about his issue recently, and I have to say this is a prime example of it NOT working IMO.

Again feel free to tell me to stfu, cause I see very little criticism in his thread and I am a relative newcomer.
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Me. Especially with a charcoal pinstriped city suit. I might be inclined to allow it if they were dark brown or black, but they're walnut to boot.

Also, just because you are "rockin'" it does NOT mean it's "working".

Sorry to be harsh, typically not my style; but I have been the most vocal about his issue recently, and I have to say this is a prime example of it NOT working IMO.

Again feel free to tell me to stfu, cause I see very little criticism in his thread and I am a relative newcomer.

Just FYI, he did say it's bourbon, not walnut
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post

Just FYI, he did say it's bourbon, not walnut

Fair enough. Contrast still too jarring for a suited look IMO.
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post

Fair enough. Contrast still too jarring for a suited look IMO.

Haha fair enough. I should've taken a picture when I wore walnut PAs with a navy suit. It might've made you rage!
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Haha fair enough. I should've taken a picture when I wore walnut PAs with a navy suit. It might've made you rage!

Not gonna lie, purely aesthetically I like the look of walnut on navy. The problem lies with the very business formal look of a suit. At LEAST you were wearing bals, and frankly if the suit were pretty casual (in fabric, details, etc.) I actually might have liked it.
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Not gonna lie, purely aesthetically I like the look of walnut on navy. The problem lies with the very business formal look of a suit. At LEAST you were wearing bals, and frankly if the suit were pretty casual (in fabric, details, etc.) I actually might have liked it.

Haha hmm that's true about bals. It was just a solid navy wool suit with peak lapels!
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Originally Posted by mzaki View Post

Long time lurker, but finally decided to jump on and ask for an opinion. Yesterday, I visited my local store with the intention of picking up a pair of the McAllister in brown. I somehow wound up leaving with the Jefferson in brown instead, and if you asked me why, I'd be hard pressed to come up with a reasonable response. So I have two questions:

1. Did I just waste $90 on the Jefferson ("Independence Collection") over the McAllister, for no particularly convincing reason?

2. Considering the fact that my collection is still in its early stages of maturity (Walnut Strand, Black PA), is the Brown Jefferson (or McAllister, for that matter) a wise addition? Does it add sufficient versatility? Should I be looking at a different color? Different shoe altogether?

Thanks.

Did you waste $90? Absolutely not. The Indy shoes are a step up in every way. After now owning a Jefferson and a Rutledge, I'm not sure I can go back to the regular calfskin lines.
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Originally Posted by Scottyb06 View Post


I purchased a pair of seconds Brogue Suede Strands last fall for $250.  I also purchased a pair of Rush Streets last week (firsts) for the sale price.  I'd offer two things: First, the $160 price for a pair of suede Strands firsts is outstanding.  I also saw them as part of the seconds 2 for $250 sale and kicked myself for not waiting.  Second, I'd say that my suede strands are my least favorite AE which surprised me quite a bit.  What I love about the styling of the Strand are the intricate details of the medallion, stitching, etc.  Those details pop on my navy suede Strands, walnut Strands, and on the Rush Street.  On the brogue suede Strands you really don't see the detailing very much because it's brown stitching on brown suede - there is no "pop".  Yes, they are very comfortable but just look like a nice suede shoe.  Nothing wrong with that, but if you're looking for something that pops more I'd go with the Rush Street.  I saw them on the seconds sale list for $199 recently and I hope they don't end up on a 2 for $250 sale or I'll kick myself again.  I'm not sure I'll be keeping them (haven't worn them yet) because I'm deciding if the impulse purchase was worth it.

Thanks for saving me $120. There has been a pair of suede Strands in my size hanging out on Amazon for $150 for a while. I don't really need or particularly crave this particular shoe, but the price plus 20% discount was tempting me.
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Unless you are going to use that coupon on another pair of shoes..honestly $120 for a pair of First Brogue Strands is a damn nice deal. Personally I would re-buy it at that price....Then again I have yet to have buyers remorse on any AE purchase under $150

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Then again I have yet to have buyers remorse on any AE purchase under $150
Fixed it for you. nod[1].gif
post #43230 of 70737

LOL that is excellent @random-adam 

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