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Originally Posted by nuaccount View Post

Hello all.

I could really use some advice. I am looking to buy a pair or two of AEs from shoebank. I have a wedding to attend at the end of May and was wondering if anyone has insight into a better deal coming up before then. I remember there used to be 2 for $250 or 2 for $300.

I guess I'm just wondering if I should take advantage of the current sale through shoebank or wait to see if they have a better sale before the end of May.

Thanks!

2 for 250 is likely never to return.

2 for 300 was for closeouts only and in most cases not too hot of a deal, as many are priced below 150 during sales anyway.

If you really need it, nows a good time. Otherwise, you can always just wait and take your chances.
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Originally Posted by nuaccount View Post

Hello all.

I could really use some advice. I am looking to buy a pair or two of AEs from shoebank. I have a wedding to attend at the end of May and was wondering if anyone has insight into a better deal coming up before then. I remember there used to be 2 for $250 or 2 for $300.

I guess I'm just wondering if I should take advantage of the current sale through shoebank or wait to see if they have a better sale before the end of May.

Thanks!


What size (appx.) are you and what are you looking for?  I'm assuming at least one pretty formal pair, what about the other?  If you want one of the "staple" styles, I would say the BB for AE sales they have going on right now are ok, most of the other sales are just meh.  Some of the closeouts dropped to coincide with the retail store's holiday sale so those are also good.  It will probably be a one-time wear, but for a wedding the Mayfair is pretty cheap.

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For fans of group shots of AE shoes:


Top to bottom left to right, Ritz, MTO Rutledge, Strand, Broadstreet (8 1/2 EEE, probably going to eBay in the future), Kiowa, Ridgeway, Strand, Park Ave, Strand, Lombard, MTO McGillicuddy, Corporate Casual, McTavish, Strandmok, Voyager, Flagstaff, and Desert Mountain.

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If you don't have any oxblood yet, you owe it to yourself to get some.  Dazzling color.  And, the Dalton looks great in it.

 

I have been of the opinion that oxblood was very specialized, and for a select few that felt like they had a place for it.

 

Now you are making me re-think this.

 

How do you wear/see others wearing oxblood? Pretty universally? I have been thinking it would only work with a navy suit.

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Doing some cleaning I took a quick family photo:

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I stopped by the Jeffersonville outlet, looking for a 13B. My choices were pretty limited, but I wanted to try on a few pairs for fitting so that I could place an order for a pair in chili. I tried a couple 13Bs on the 2 last, and my toes were just too crunched. I happened to see a box of the walnut BB Fifth Avenues in a 12D. There were no 13s, so I thought I'd give the 12s a try.
They fit better than the other shoes I tried on -- just slightly snug on the left toes.
They looked great, so I grabbed them.
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I have been of the opinion that oxblood was very specialized, and for a select few that felt like they had a place for it.

 

Now you are making me re-think this.

 

How do you wear/see others wearing oxblood? Pretty universally? I have been thinking it would only work with a navy suit.

 

You could pretty much grab pants and a shirt blind and the Oxblood will work well with it. It's going to wear much like a traditional burgundy/merlot, with just a little more character. Obviously works really well with navy, its a cool alternative to a black shoe when worn with black, looks awesome with any shade of grey, etc. 

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You could pretty much grab pants and a shirt blind and the Oxblood will work well with it. It's going to wear much like a traditional burgundy/merlot, with just a little more character. Obviously works really well with navy, its a cool alternative to a black shoe when worn with black, looks awesome with any shade of grey, etc. 

But will it look awesome with fifty shades of grey? Har Har har
post #55629 of 70737
Does anyone make a chili shoe cream?
I don't see that option with AE or Meltonian.
Is there a close match?
post #55630 of 70737
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post


What size (appx.) are you and what are you looking for?  I'm assuming at least one pretty formal pair, what about the other?  If you want one of the "staple" styles, I would say the BB for AE sales they have going on right now are ok, most of the other sales are just meh.  Some of the closeouts dropped to coincide with the retail store's holiday sale so those are also good.  It will probably be a one-time wear, but for a wedding the Mayfair is pretty cheap.

Id prefer not to get the BB versions. I'm not really familiar with the differences, but I'd just assume they are cheaper for a reason (quality) although I could be wrong. I have been looking to get a pair of Park Aves and Strands for years now, but haven't had the cash. Whatever shoe I wear to the wedding, I will also wear to work. This has been something I've been saving for and I figured getting a new pair of shoes for a wedding is a good excuse.

I still can't convince myself to spend $380 on a new pair of shoes. $250 is obviously a better bargain but I'd feel much better about paying sub 200...maybe even $200. I tried on a few pairs from Nordstrom and I fit into an 11E. The 11D were just too tight.

I'm just hoping to find a better deal before the wedding, but would be kicking myself if I didn't. Any more advice?
post #55631 of 70737
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Originally Posted by nuaccount View Post

Id prefer not to get the BB versions. I'm not really familiar with the differences, but I'd just assume they are cheaper for a reason (quality) although I could be wrong. I have been looking to get a pair of Park Aves and Strands for years now, but haven't had the cash. Whatever shoe I wear to the wedding, I will also wear to work. This has been something I've been saving for and I figured getting a new pair of shoes for a wedding is a good excuse.

I still can't convince myself to spend $380 on a new pair of shoes. $250 is obviously a better bargain but I'd feel much better about paying sub 200...maybe even $200. I tried on a few pairs from Nordstrom and I fit into an 11E. The 11D were just too tight.

I'm just hoping to find a better deal before the wedding, but would be kicking myself if I didn't. Any more advice?
There is no difference in quality between the standard AE shoes and BB versions. They get cheap during sales, but standard seconds pricing is close to the main line.
post #55632 of 70737
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Originally Posted by nuaccount View Post

Id prefer not to get the BB versions. I'm not really familiar with the differences, but I'd just assume they are cheaper for a reason (quality) although I could be wrong. I have been looking to get a pair of Park Aves and Strands for years now, but haven't had the cash. Whatever shoe I wear to the wedding, I will also wear to work. This has been something I've been saving for and I figured getting a new pair of shoes for a wedding is a good excuse.

I still can't convince myself to spend $380 on a new pair of shoes. $250 is obviously a better bargain but I'd feel much better about paying sub 200...maybe even $200. I tried on a few pairs from Nordstrom and I fit into an 11E. The 11D were just too tight.

I'm just hoping to find a better deal before the wedding, but would be kicking myself if I didn't. Any more advice?

 

There's no quality difference between AE and their BB version. I actually prefer the BB version, as they come with rubber soles, which you have to pay $40 extra for the AE version.

post #55633 of 70737
I was going to say the same thing about preferring the sole on the Brooks Brothers version.
post #55634 of 70737

Any Portland owners have some in the wild shots?  I am curious how dressed up this boot can be.  I wear mostly slacks/sportcoat combos.  I wonder if the boot will work with the occasional suit, if the mood strikes me.

 

I am trying to add a boot to the repertoire, never worn one before.

 

And a shot of the Westchesters today for the sake of contributing to the thread.

 

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My AE Shell Collection

Back Row: Brown Patriots, Brown Jeffersons, GMTO Brown Bayfields, MTO Black Daltons & Burgundy Daltons

Middle Row: MTO Walnut Macneils, MTO Walnut Macneils, Burgundy Macneils & Black Macneils

Front Row: MTO Natural Strands, Brown Strands, MTO Burgundy Franciscans & Black Park Avenues

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