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Originally Posted by RVA19 View Post
 

I recently stumbled across the Sea Island loafers on AE's website.  Can anyone comment on how the fit is and how they put them in play within a business casual work or social environment?  I don't currently own any suede shoes so am pondering this one a bit.   Thanks!


Second this!

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It was a nice day and time to break out the Shreveports and I'm including the picture since they do not seem to get much mention on the forum. They are absolutely the best fitting and comfortable AE shoe I own.

 

VERY good-looking shoes!

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PSA. There is a pair of Strands in Walnut Cordovan size 8D on the shoebank for $297.  That is right, $297. These have been at $440, and just dropped in price.  Someone please grab these before I do, my wallet will thank you.  

Ah, I cannot stop looking at these!

I really don't wear my brown shell Strands enough or I would be all over that deal. Really tough decision as I do think they are amazing. I agree that someone needs to buy them up quick.
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Worst Allen Edmonds ever?

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This is my current selection of AE shoes. Looking to round out the collection with two or three more shoes. I mainly wear my shoes for work.

  • Black Park Avenues

  • Bourbon McAllister

  • Brown 6th Avenue

  • Burgundy Shell Cordovan Cambridge

  • Burgundy Shell Cordovan Park Avenues

  • Merlot McAllister

  • Walnut Clifton

  • Walnut Dalton

  • Walnut Strand


I wear a suit (or at least a jacket/pants that are non-matching) every day to work. I'm thinking I have a solid rotation and I shouldn't purchase anymore considering I've purchased eight of these nine shoes within the last year. To be frank, the 65 last kills my feet as I wear 8.5EEE and I have a high instep but I deal with it since I like the balmoral look with suits. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. 

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Curious if anyone has the lexingtons and your thoughts. I heard bad things at one point. The recent price drop has me considering a pair I saw the other day in person.
I had a pair made up in Merlot with a dainite sole before that was a standard option; I love them. Wish I'd realized how much their being bluchers would affect sizing; I need to wear fairly thick socks to prevent heel slippage. Nonetheless, one of my favorite pairs of shoes, I wear them with slacks, chinos, and suits (don't tell the forum!). Since everyone else at work wears $50 bicycle-toe corrected-grain shoes, I figure no one will call me out. Not sure what you heard, other than the sizing error and a slight bit of rippling mine are pretty much flawless.
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This is my current selection of AE shoes. Looking to round out the collection with two or three more shoes. I mainly wear my shoes for work.



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Black Park Avenues




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Bourbon McAllister




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Brown 6th Avenue




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Burgundy Shell Cordovan Cambridge




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Burgundy Shell Cordovan Park Avenues




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Merlot McAllister




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Walnut Clifton




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Walnut Dalton




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Walnut Strand







I wear a suit (or at least a jacket/pants that are non-matching) every day to work. I'm thinking I have a solid rotation and I shouldn't purchase anymore considering I've purchased eight of these nine shoes within the last year. To be frank, the 65 last kills my feet as I wear 8.5EEE and I have a high instep but I deal with it since I like the balmoral look with suits. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. 

Maybe a loafer?
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Originally Posted by oowtfmate View Post
 

This is my current selection of AE shoes. Looking to round out the collection with two or three more shoes. I mainly wear my shoes for work.

  • Black Park Avenues

  • Bourbon McAllister

  • Brown 6th Avenue

  • Burgundy Shell Cordovan Cambridge

  • Burgundy Shell Cordovan Park Avenues

  • Merlot McAllister

  • Walnut Clifton

  • Walnut Dalton

  • Walnut Strand


I wear a suit (or at least a jacket/pants that are non-matching) every day to work. I'm thinking I have a solid rotation and I shouldn't purchase anymore considering I've purchased eight of these nine shoes within the last year. To be frank, the 65 last kills my feet as I wear 8.5EEE and I have a high instep but I deal with it since I like the balmoral look with suits. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. 

Chili Franciscan, Brown 5th Ave should do it. (Black) Carlyle on Dainite for bad weather or when you want to wear black shoes two days in a row.

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I'm sort of in shock  - I thought the Williams was amazing.

Never looked at 8D before - they have quite a few nice finds there, including some surprises (at least for me).  The Bergamo?  I haven't seen one of those in ages.  Damn comfortable, older version of the Urbino.  If anyone wants something super soft and comfortable that they plan to "baby" and not overdo it wear-wise, they are really nice shoes.

Glad I looked at the Shoe Bank site while cyberslacking today. A few things that caught my eye in 8.5 E and/or 9D:

- Snuff suede Gobi and football grain Odenwald for $97. Goodyear welted boots for less than $100!

- Rutledge in walnut for $227. That's over $100 less than they were last time I looked.

- Portland in bourbon for $127. Oops, that's all gone biggrin.gif

- "Misc" in black for $145. Would love to know what that is!

- First Ave in walnut for $339. May not be the best price but rare (I think)
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Originally Posted by delongej26 View Post

PSA. There is a pair of Strands in Walnut Cordovan size 8D on the shoebank for $297.  That is right, $297. These have been at $440, and just dropped in price.  Someone please grab these before I do, my wallet will thank you.  

Ah, I cannot stop looking at these!

I can probably fit in those things with a pair of dr Scholls. Hmmmmm
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i've checked out saddleback but it looks too rugged.  it also, in my opinion, has wayyyy too many metal rings all over it.

 

I want size but still want to maintain a more professional look

 

gosh it seems like i made up my mind already doesnt it...

 

 

rediscover america sale.... please deliver.

the same bag i showed u all was like 516 instead of 645 during last year's RDA sale

Their (Saddleback's) Thin Briefcase w/o front pockets is pretty clean looking, versus the more rugged regular briefcases with front pockets.  I do have a Ghurka briefcase, too, that I use when I need to go to a formal meeting/event.  The nice thing about the SB is that I don't care if it gets beat up, scuffed, or what have you....whereas the Ghurka I'm kind of a nut about, lol.

 

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Didn't I hear that Saddleback makes their goods in Mexico?  That would probably be a deal-breaker for me personally.

 I have the Saddleback Large Classic Briefcase in chestnut, and I would say I get more compliments on it than I do my shoes, which I get compliments on a lot. But the bag is always being complimented by men and women. If you keep it cleaned up with mothers milk, or I use VSC on it from time to time, it does not look rugged. If you allow for the scuffs on it, which actually look kind of cool, it does look rugged.

 

As for where they are made, I understand that they are now made in the USA. They use to be made in Mexico, but they've moved operations to America, which is attributed to recent price increases because it costs more to make them here, but the quality has remained the same.

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I wouldn't worry too much about saddleback bags being made in Mexico. That country has a long tradition of excellence in leatherworking.
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Selling a Park Avenue in merlot, and Strands in Walnut, both size ten. PM me/check the signature for details.

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I can probably fit in those things with a pair of dr Scholls. Hmmmmm

Im pretty sure they're still there for a reason. Be sure to ask the rep to describe the imperfection before buying!

I've been in loafers for the last few months but yesterday, decided to give the Player's some love.

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Im pretty sure they're still there for a reason. Be sure to ask the rep to describe the imperfection before buying!

I've been in loafers for the last few months but yesterday, decided to give the Player's some love.

 

This is good advice, I remember emailing about a pair of $97 olive Neumoks and the SA called and said they wouldn't sell the pair bc there was some bad stains on it.  I appreciated the honesty

 

Assuming the walnut shell Strands are in good condition with minimal flaws, $297 is a steal! 

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