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PSA: Brooks Brothers are having their 30% off corporate event today which includes AE.  Firsts for $300 or so.  Note that you have to click through almost  to the end where you pay to see the discount.

To comment on the recent sales:

Brooks hiked up their AE prices a few weeks ago so the deals there won't be as good as they used to be. Plus, you will be able to do better than 30% there down the road.

Didn't see it above, but amazon is doing 25% off a bunch of models in case anyone is interested.

Best deal right now for first quality is on the JAB stuff, buy two pairs to get over $500 and get the maximum discount. I used a popular rebate site and got another 10% back. I like the shape of the PA better than the Boardroom but the 7 last fits my foot better. I think the 7 last is a little bit more full, so if you are an E in the 5 last you might want to consider a D in the 7.
I wore my first pair of Boardrooms to a wedding out of the box. Feet felt great all night. That sold me on the last. Now I have 3 pairs.
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Nice work, they look great!
I am working on rescuing some dogs right now. I got a pair of Vernons in chili off the Bay for $18. They are chili but have layers of brown polish caked on them that I am so far successfully removing with some stuff called "Oops". One shoe pretty much done stripping and looking pretty good! Stripped on left, before on right:
Finished the rescue project today, here's the finished result:

The process was: stripped with Oops!, saddle soap, then finished with Bick4.
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Brown Shell Strands today, love these so much and sometimes wish I had jumped on the GMTO in burgundy. 

 

Direct, indirect and indoor lighting. These pair are lighter than most I have seen and have a lot of great variation.

 

 

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Brown shell Dundees today, without hesitation I would buy these in burgundy if they pop up in 8.5D on Club Monaco for 30% off (size wasn't available on the last sale). One of my fav models from AE.

 

 

 

Have you tried calling a B+M store?  I'm sure they would honour the sale if they have the stock.  Unfortunately the ones in Toronto aren't very well stocked.

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Have you tried calling a B+M store?  I'm sure they would honour the sale if they have the stock.  Unfortunately the ones in Toronto aren't very well stocked.

 

Hmmm I have not tried that. I know of a few B+M stores here in Calgary but didn't think they carried any shoe selections, I guess it couldn't hurt to ask.

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Hmmm I have not tried that. I know of a few B+M stores here in Calgary but didn't think they carried any shoe selections, I guess it couldn't hurt to ask.

 

I had a minute so I called the Eaton Centre shop and they only have black.  Burgundy model is apparently an online exclusive.

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I had a minute so I called the Eaton Centre shop and they only have black.  Burgundy model is apparently an online exclusive.

 

Damn, oh well. I need some loafers for summer anyways so might grab some Alden unlined tan suede instead.

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Damn, oh well. I need some loafers for summer anyways so might grab some Alden unlined tan suede instead.

Definitely looking for an unlined suede loafer as well. Alden's might be a little pricey, but if you can get them from Brooks Brothers, it might be a good deal with today's corporate sale. I was thinking about an unlined suede tassel AE MTO possibly...

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Definitely looking for an unlined suede loafer as well. Alden's might be a little pricey, but if you can get them from Brooks Brothers, it might be a good deal with today's corporate sale. I was thinking about an unlined suede tassel AE MTO possibly...

 

I wish AE had an unlined suede option. The Cavanaugh seemed like a good candidate to keep around in snuff, tan and olive suede and then run them unlined but seems they got rid of all the colors but navy just before spring. Same thing with the Mcgregor, they ditched all the suede offerings before the warm weather hit. I think that would have been another great unlined spring/summer option.

 

 

What do we have left... the Desoto? Looks terrible online, well at least the leather choices. Then the price point for a made in DR shoe, when for $50 more you can jump to the Kenwood. I can't wait to see what AE has coming for Fall but so far nothing new has caught my eye from them.

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I wish AE had an unlined suede option. The Cavanaugh seemed like a good candidate to keep around in snuff, tan and olive suede and then run them unlined but seems they got rid of all the colors but navy just before spring. Same thing with the Mcgregor, they ditched all the suede offerings before the warm weather hit. I think that would have been another great unlined spring/summer option.

 

 

What do we have left... the Desoto? Looks terrible online, well at least the leather choices. Then the price point for a made in DR shoe, when for $50 more you can jump to the Kenwood. I can't wait to see what AE has coming for Fall but so far nothing new has caught my eye from them.

 

The Desoto is not impressive. It has the thinnest leather sole I've ever encountered and is not recraftable... I'd give them a week's wear before giving out.

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I just got a pair of McClain for ridiculously cheap off the shoebank. The associate warned me when sending them that it had a few creases on the inside of the right shoe that I would have to see for myself to decide if I wanted to keep them.

What do you all think ? Worth it for $120 ? I'm worried that it isn't just cosmetic.  

 

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The Desoto is not impressive. It has the thinnest leather sole I've ever encountered and is not recraftable... I'd give them a week's wear before giving out.

 

 

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I wish AE had an unlined suede option. The Cavanaugh seemed like a good candidate to keep around in snuff, tan and olive suede and then run them unlined but seems they got rid of all the colors but navy just before spring. Same thing with the Mcgregor, they ditched all the suede offerings before the warm weather hit. I think that would have been another great unlined spring/summer option.

 

 

What do we have left... the Desoto? Looks terrible online, well at least the leather choices. Then the price point for a made in DR shoe, when for $50 more you can jump to the Kenwood. I can't wait to see what AE has coming for Fall but so far nothing new has caught my eye from them.

Glad someone besides me took notice of the Desoto/Concordia.  I posted a question under the Concordia on the website asking in an extremely polite manner about the durability.  Go read what they wrote - they almost admitted straight out that it won't last long.  Hey, I can't complain - that's like a record for them answering a posted question - usually it takes them over a month.

 

There is a loafer in the Italian Collection - the Urbino, that has the feel of the Concordia but is thicker and definitely more structured.  Anyone who HAD that can attest that they were a shoe that had to be worn sparingly.

 

Agree that the Cavanaugh would have been a better option if they kept it around.  The Kenwood, Walden, Burke are all good but they're not the same - they're way more dressy.

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Really love the suede Badlands.
Bravo! I'd change the laces to something thicker. The ones that came with mine were the really thin nylon looking ones.
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post

I wish AE had an unlined suede option. The Cavanaugh seemed like a good candidate to keep around in snuff, tan and olive suede and then run them unlined but seems they got rid of all the colors but navy just before spring. Same thing with the Mcgregor, they ditched all the suede offerings before the warm weather hit. I think that would have been another great unlined spring/summer option.
Are you an 8D per your for sale link? There's a stone suede Mcgregor that size in the Shoebank. I picked up a pair a few weeks ago for spring and summer.
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I think AE is really missing any decent suede options in their line up. In fact, other than the Cavanaugh in navy suede, which would be better in snuff suede for spring/ summer, I can think of a single decent offering right now. I had toyed with doing a snuff suede MTO with the Rutledge, but went to Carmina instead. I think I am going back to Carmina for my spring loafers too.

 

I'm not really sure what direction AE is going in right now as the spring catalogue isn't very compelling to me. The Rogue and Warwick are misses for me, the loafers arent exciting and aside from the Cavanaugh and maybe the Concord Ave., look cheap. And where is the Short Wing Blucher? AE has some great styles, but it seems like a lot of the focus is on new colors for the popular styles and then some weird variations on past or current styles.

 

Maybe its just me, but I have higher hopes for Fall.

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