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Burgundy Dalton pairs nicely with Blue Monday

 

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Originally Posted by lvrpl View Post

Any recommendations for the best AE shoe to go with denim? (Think darker denim with a nice button-up, sometimes with a sport coat but usually without the jacket.)

What about the Strand in bourbon? Or maybe walnut? Or should I really be thinking about a blucher?

Thanks for any advice - I'm pretty new to this.


I often wear dark denim, a nice button up, and a sport coat or nice jacket. I will pretty much wear any AE I have with this combination. I think Bourbon and Walnut both go particularly well with denim, because they give a nice contrast, especially with the coordinating belt. Dark Chili can also look great with denim. Basically you can do whatever you want.

 

If you want to go with something a little bit nicer, then look into the Strand, McGregor, Rogue, MacNeil, or University, in Bourbon, Walnut, Dark Chili, or Oxblood (depending on the model). You can get a nice belt to go with it and could easily wear the same shoes and belt with slacks instead of jeans to make it business casual.

 

You could also go for some Burgundy shell cordovan MacNeils or Daltons. They go extremely well with denim.

 

If you want to go more casual with the shoe you can look into the Rush Street in Golden Brown Chromexcel, which looks sweet with jeans, or the Clark Street in Natural Chromexcel, which also goes really well with jeans.

 

There are also good boot options, but now isn't really the best time to look into boots. If you want boots though, I'd recommend the Dalton (in your preferred color). I would suggest the Bleecker Street but that's pretty much gone at this point.

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Originally Posted by lvrpl View Post

Any recommendations for the best AE shoe to go with denim? (Think darker denim with a nice button-up, sometimes with a sport coat but usually without the jacket.)

What about the Strand in bourbon? Or maybe walnut? Or should I really be thinking about a blucher?

Thanks for any advice - I'm pretty new to this.


I think something lighter and not too busy would be a good option - a walnut Leeds would be perfect, as would a walnut Lexington.  These will go well with a jacket and without a jacket. 

 

If it were me, I'd get 2 pairs of shoes - one for jeans with a jacket, and one for jeans without a jacket.  In that case I'd go a little busier with jeans/jacket like the University or the Franciscan.  Then for the jeans with no jacket I'd do the Leeds or the Randolph, or maybe a something suede since it's spring. 

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Calling upon SF for a little advice. This summer, I will be traveling out west probably to Arizona and Utah to check out some of the national parks. I don't plan on doing any super aggressive trails, but would like to do some hiking and exploring. I've never owned any true hiking boots, and I really don't do much hiking, certainly not enough to warrant spending a lot of money on a boot dedicated specifically to that activity.

Think I could get by wearing my brown grain Long Branch boots?
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Thanks.  Unfortunately, with small feet, it's hard to find a retailer that carries my size in stock.  I will roll the dice with a 6.5; when I error on shoe sizing, it's always too big, so going to a 6.5 seems like the safe bet


Huh - you're the second person so far to say you're around the 7D range.  Didn't realize there were so many of us around.

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Calling upon SF for a little advice. This summer, I will be traveling out west probably to Arizona and Utah to check out some of the national parks. I don't plan on doing any super aggressive trails, but would like to do some hiking and exploring. I've never owned any true hiking boots, and I really don't do much hiking, certainly not enough to warrant spending a lot of money on a boot dedicated specifically to that activity.

Think I could get by wearing my brown grain Long Branch boots?


I'd probably pick up a pair from REI - they'll replace them no questions asked - just watch that scene in wild with reese witherspoon.

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Calling upon SF for a little advice. This summer, I will be traveling out west probably to Arizona and Utah to check out some of the national parks. I don't plan on doing any super aggressive trails, but would like to do some hiking and exploring. I've never owned any true hiking boots, and I really don't do much hiking, certainly not enough to warrant spending a lot of money on a boot dedicated specifically to that activity.

Think I could get by wearing my brown grain Long Branch boots?

Well, depending on how much "some" means, I'm sure they'd be fine in a pinch, further assuming you'd be fine with whatever scuffs you might acquire. However, a couple of things you might consider:

* some of the newer stock LB's have the Gumlite version of the Vibrom sole and it is softer and may wear down more quickly.

* while some hard core hikers still swear by all leather boots, there are a lot of options now available for more breathable, and thus cooler, synthetic upper boots. That might be welcome in Arizona and Utah in the summer time.
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Calling upon SF for a little advice. This summer, I will be traveling out west probably to Arizona and Utah to check out some of the national parks. I don't plan on doing any super aggressive trails, but would like to do some hiking and exploring. I've never owned any true hiking boots, and I really don't do much hiking, certainly not enough to warrant spending a lot of money on a boot dedicated specifically to that activity.

Think I could get by wearing my brown grain Long Branch boots?

I bought the black hills from the shoebank for just this purpose. They have a light hiking type sole, and at the great price, I won't mind roughing them up. I also wear them on weekends and casual Fridays.
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Not sure if it's common knowledge, but my local AE store matched the Nordstrom sale price. Picked up a pair of walnut Daltons for $319! Pretty pleased about the purchase, especially since Nordstrom didn't have them in my size. The sales associate seemed pretty shocked to see Daltons priced so low.
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Calling upon SF for a little advice. This summer, I will be traveling out west probably to Arizona and Utah to check out some of the national parks. I don't plan on doing any super aggressive trails, but would like to do some hiking and exploring. I've never owned any true hiking boots, and I really don't do much hiking, certainly not enough to warrant spending a lot of money on a boot dedicated specifically to that activity.

Think I could get by wearing my brown grain Long Branch boots?

knobby running shoes. If you're not backpacking or carrying more than 15% of your body weight on your back, you don't need boots. You'll do better with something comfortable to walk in that you don't mind getting dirty, muddy, scraped up, or soaking wet.

 

If you don't have any, some inexpensive trail shoes are readily available under $50. I have some older Merrels with a vibram sole. 

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Calling upon SF for a little advice. This summer, I will be traveling out west probably to Arizona and Utah to check out some of the national parks. I don't plan on doing any super aggressive trails, but would like to do some hiking and exploring. I've never owned any true hiking boots, and I really don't do much hiking, certainly not enough to warrant spending a lot of money on a boot dedicated specifically to that activity.

Think I could get by wearing my brown grain Long Branch boots?


Whatever boots you decide on, make sure they're snakeproof, keep your gun loaded with snake shot, never turn a rock over to see what's underneath, and shake your boots out carefully and check inside your boots before you put them on.

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Thinking of placing an order for a pair of Harrison from the ShoeBank for $177. Should I go with the same length as my shoes on the 5 last?
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Not sure if it's common knowledge, but my local AE store matched the Nordstrom sale price. Picked up a pair of walnut Daltons for $319! Pretty pleased about the purchase, especially since Nordstrom didn't have them in my size. The sales associate seemed pretty shocked to see Daltons priced so low.

Were they only willing to do this for the walnut dalton, or were they willing to price match for any color of Daltons?
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Were they only willing to do this for the walnut dalton, or were they willing to price match for any color of Daltons?


Generally they will only price match for the exact same model (style & color), but if you have a really solid relationship with your SA they might price match it on another color for you.

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Calling upon SF for a little advice. This summer, I will be traveling out west probably to Arizona and Utah to check out some of the national parks. I don't plan on doing any super aggressive trails, but would like to do some hiking and exploring. I've never owned any true hiking boots, and I really don't do much hiking, certainly not enough to warrant spending a lot of money on a boot dedicated specifically to that activity.

Think I could get by wearing my brown grain Long Branch boots?

 

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Whatever boots you decide on, make sure they're snakeproof, keep your gun loaded with snake shot, never turn a rock over to see what's underneath, and shake your boots out carefully and check inside your boots before you put them on.

 

 

 

Also, never tease a snake about his weight, don't go into a snake bar wearing a fur coat, check AAA listings to see if your hotel is rated "SNAKE-INFESTED" or higher, and if your horse seems suspiciously long and scaly, check his ID.

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