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Oops. I just read a bit more about the Lexingtons and discovered that I mustn't wear cap-toes with jeans. Shows what I know! So then... the question becomes... Leeds vs. Kenilworths? which one is better with jeans? As I mentioned, I'll be wearing them with darkish jeans and sport shirts.

Actually... I don't see Kenilworths on AE.com. Did they discontinue them?


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Brown Burnished vs. Bourbon for Lexington Cap-Toes?

I'm going to order the Lexington Cap-Toes, and I'm trying to decide on the color. I like brown, and I'm trying to decide between Brown Burnished and Bourbon. I've seen them both in person but I'm not sure which to get.

Incidentally, I don't like the Walnut or Chili, not my style, so I've ruled those out.

I like both the Brown Burnished and the Bourbon... I go back and forth. I worry that the Brown Burnished is too dark and might look too much like black especially indoors. To me, I feel like black shoes are boring, so I want to choose brown boldly. But then, sometimes the Bourbon look almost slightly greenish to me.

I work in a creative field, so I don't need to look formal or dress up for work. In addition, I'm also ordering the shell cordovan Park Avenues for when I actually need to wear my navy suit for a wedding or a TV segment.

For these brown / bourbon Lexingtons Cap-Toes, I'd say I'm aiming for rebel cool. I want to look less like a corporate professional and more like a movie star. Not that I will look anything like a movie star, but if those are two ends on a spectrum, I want to go toward that direction.

I'll be wearing the shoes mostly with darkish-rinse jeans and sporty shirts with button-down collars... sometimes with a black or dark navy linen sportcoat.

Any thoughts?

BROWN BURNISHED



BOURBON
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Both are nice colors. But for maximum versatility I would go with brown first. Actually brown kenilworth were my very first AE shoes and they are still going strong.
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Oops. I just read a bit more about the Lexingtons and discovered that I mustn't wear cap-toes with jeans. Shows what I know! So then... the question becomes... Leeds vs. Kenilworths? which one is better with jeans? As I mentioned, I'll be wearing them with darkish jeans and sport shirts.

Actually... I don't see Kenilworths on AE.com. Did they discontinue them?
You might want to check out the Oak Street. It's a more casual cap toe, and would be fine with jeans.
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Oops. I just read a bit more about the Lexingtons and discovered that I mustn't wear cap-toes with jeans. Shows what I know! So then... the question becomes... Leeds vs. Kenilworths? which one is better with jeans? As I mentioned, I'll be wearing them with darkish jeans and sport shirts.

Actually... I don't see Kenilworths on AE.com. Did they discontinue them?


I have Leeds in Brown calf, #8 Cordovan and Black Cordovan. One of my favorite shoes to pair with Jeans or Chinos. I have worn the black with a suit in a pinch. Very versatile shoe.

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Can someone tell me when is the Amex deal expiring? Also, is there a limit on the number of purchases? Looks like I may need to get an AmEx card, as my Fidelity AmEx doesn't qualify for the deal.


Just added this deal to 2 of my cards yesterday, and it says that it will expire in September.

As per the number of purchases, it can be used only once per card where it's added

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Oops. I just read a bit more about the Lexingtons and discovered that I mustn't wear cap-toes with jeans. Shows what I know! So then... the question becomes... Leeds vs. Kenilworths? which one is better with jeans? As I mentioned, I'll be wearing them with darkish jeans and sport shirts.

Actually... I don't see Kenilworths on AE.com. Did they discontinue them?

Yes, kennies are discontinued. They replaced it with Jodox. But check with a sales rep, there may be stray pairs floating around the warehouse. There also should be seconds still in Shoebank inventory.

The leeds has a rounder, clunkier shape and a split reverse welt and double sole. Those things make it more casual. But either shoe would work fine with jeans. I just wouldn't wear leeds with a suit, whereas in a pinch you might be able to get away with doing so with Kenilworth.
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Oops. I just read a bit more about the Lexingtons and discovered that I mustn't wear cap-toes with jeans. Shows what I know! So then... the question becomes... Leeds vs. Kenilworths? which one is better with jeans? As I mentioned, I'll be wearing them with darkish jeans and sport shirts.

Actually... I don't see Kenilworths on AE.com. Did they discontinue them?

FWIW, I wholeheartedly disagree with whatever told you that. They're bluchers. Having a cap toe instead of a wingtip or plain toe doesn't magically make it unsuitable for jeans. I wore my bourbon Lexingtons with jeans yesterday.
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Can any of the AE experts chime in ?

Is there an AE loafer that compares to the Crockett & Jones Sydney in terms of styling and sleekness?
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Anyone have a pair of Bob's Chili (Dark Burnished Chili) Daltons?  I'd love to see what they look like in real life/photos rather than just the website photo.





Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





My apologies for the atrocious cell phone pics...as you can see, this is before any conditioner, polish or product has been applied to the shoes.

I might try to get more pics outside in natural light soon.
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PSA ... Lordandtaylor.com has a few limited sizes Mayfair in Black and McAllister in Merlot (8.5W and 12 W) for $228. Thats a great deal if thats your size

 

They also have swims overshoes for (brown and tan) for $49.  Good luck hunting.

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Yes, kennies are discontinued. They replaced it with Jodox. But check with a sales rep, there may be stray pairs floating around the warehouse. There also should be seconds still in Shoebank inventory.

The leeds has a rounder, clunkier shape and a split reverse welt and double sole. Those things make it more casual. But either shoe would work fine with jeans. I just wouldn't wear leeds with a suit, whereas in a pinch you might be able to get away with doing so with Kenilworth.

 

I have zero issues wearing the leeds with a suit...... or a tux for that matter. If it's done correctly of course :) 

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I have zero issues wearing the leeds with a suit...... or a tux for that matter. If it's done correctly of course smile.gif 

Oh sure, Leeds can work well with a country style suit, say brown tweed with patch pockets. No question.
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Oh sure, Leeds can work well with a country style suit, say brown tweed with patch pockets. No question.

 

I was speaking more to the "jcrew aesthetic". Very well tailored suiting with no break in the pants. Although classically I suppose you would be right. What fun are rules if they aren't meant to be broken... :D 

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Every now and then, AE offers a shoe in navy blue, like the Rush Street.
Do you think we'll see a Clark Street or Oak Street in navy?
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