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Bloomingdales appears to have pricematched the AE sale and there is an additional 15% off with code SHOE15.  It appears to work with AE, tried it on the Strands ($279 - 15%).  Nothing of interest to me at this time but maybe for someone here.

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While I don't have lexingtons and strands, I have a pair of kenilworth and rush street which are basically the same. People say you should go half a size down from a balmoral on the 5 last to a blucher; I didn't and was fine . The bluchers are defintiely roomier but still fit good. Be very careful on the width as topline bulge is the biggest issue with the lexington.

What is a topline bulge?
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All of those are plenty versatile. Way more so than walnut.

 

Versatile was the wrong word, I was just looking for opinions about the various AE reds.  I have not seen the dark chili in the flesh.

 

I understand that almost any shade of red will be more versatile than walnut.  I am thinking about moving past AE for the first time to a different tier of shoemakers and have always wanted a pair of walnut Strands, as limited as their use may be.  I have a pair of burnished walnut Westchesters (loafers) that I can't get away with wearing any more.  I am on my feet too much with my new job and their fit is very poor for my foot.  It seems like a good excuse to buy the walnut strands to wear with slacks that I normally pair the Westchesters with as a sort of cathartic final AE purchase for the time being.  What I could use the most for wardrobe functionality is something like a merlot Mcallister.

 

I thought a seconds sale might let snag both for about the same price as a pair of firsts.  I am trying to limit the # of shoes in my wardrobe for budgetary and overhead reasons so the oxblood Strands would be the most sensible option.  Sometimes being sensible isn't fun when it doesn't get you what you really want ;) 

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Originally Posted by Zzen View Post
 

 

Versatile was the wrong word, I was just looking for opinions about the various AE reds.  I have not seen the dark chili in the flesh.

 

I understand that almost any shade of red will be more versatile than walnut.  I am thinking about moving past AE for the first time to a different tier of shoemakers and have always wanted a pair of walnut Strands, as limited as their use may be.  I have a pair of burnished walnut Westchesters (loafers) that I can't get away with wearing any more.  I am on my feet too much with my new job and their fit is very poor for my foot.  It seems like a good excuse to buy the walnut strands to wear with slacks that I normally pair the Westchesters with as a sort of cathartic final AE purchase for the time being.  What I could use the most for wardrobe functionality is something like a merlot Mcallister.

 

I thought a seconds sale might let snag both for about the same price as a pair of firsts.  I am trying to limit the # of shoes in my wardrobe for budgetary and overhead reasons so the oxblood Strands would be the most sensible option.  Sometimes being sensible isn't fun when it doesn't get you what you really want ;) 

 

Personal opinion: Dark Chili>Merlot>Oxblood

 

Dark chili is pretty close to a full brown, merlot is darker than oxblood. 

 

If you're going for seconds via the shoebank, I would pickup merlot. Chili and Oxblood are both burnished finishes that can sometimes be streaky.

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I am in the process of eliminating some poorly fitting shoes from my collection. I realized that I won't have a "brown" shoe (although I'll have a couple of chili and a walnut). I saw a brown burnished Leeds on the Shoebank this morning, and thought that might give me a versatile shoe in the shade I'm wanting.
I broke down and ordered it.
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Nice find! I really want a pair of Rutledges. Did they happen to have more sizes? I'm an 11D.

 

Those were the only pair.  If my memory serves me well there are a few others: Black Carlyle with Danite sole (10D) - must be from a MTO, Chocolate Suede Fifth Ave (10 E), Walnut Weybridge (8/12 E, 9 D and 10.5 D), Black loafer with Indy sole (10E) - must be an MTO but no name, Black Kennilworth (9D), Snuff Suede McGregor (11.5D), Chatal/Suede McNeil (11D)

 

Prices were between $69-$139.  Happy to help folks out with their addictions, PM me if you want me to proxy anything to you.

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Those were the only pair.  If my memory serves me well there are a few others: Black Carlyle with Danite sole (10D) - must be from a MTO, Chocolate Suede Fifth Ave (10 E), Walnut Weybridge (8/12 E, 9 D and 10.5 D), Black loafer with Indy sole (10E) - must be an MTO but no name, Black Kennilworth (9D), Snuff Suede McGregor (11.5D), Chatal/Suede McNeil (11D)

Prices were between $69-$139.  Happy to help folks out with their addictions, PM me if you want me to proxy anything to you.

Thanks for the info.

My hunt for an 11D Rutledge continues...
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I'm thinking about picking up a pair of FA's and McGregors-one in brown and the other in chili. The FA's I will probably wear with both business casual and suits (navy and mid grey). Would one shoe be better in dark brown vs. chili, over the other?
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Anyone know how often the shoebank website updates?
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Anyone know how often the shoebank website updates?

 



Once a day. Not real time.
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Starting out the midterms with the Carlyle.

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I've owned a pair of bourbon strands for a while now and have been disappointed at the ability of the finish to maintain its color. This is particularly noticeable in the toe cap area where I often accidentally scrape the right shoe lightly while exiting my car, this has resulted in a "walnut" spot which is very difficult to cover up with the bourbon polish.

I recently purchased a pair of oxblood strands and am wondering if I will have the same issue with the new pair. I have not had this issue on any AE brown or black shoes that I have owned. Should I return the oxblood and maybe go for something in the chili color? Will that hold up well?

Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Anyone know how often the shoebank website updates?
I'm not sure how often shoes are "deposited" into the Shoebank, but it looks like it updates pretty soon after I make a "withdrawal".
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I'm not sure how often shoes are "deposited" into the Shoebank, but it looks like it updates pretty soon after I make a "withdrawal".


Thank god the bank doesn't issues loans because i would be in default pretty quickly.

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I'm thinking about picking up a pair of FA's and McGregors-one in brown and the other in chili. The FA's I will probably wear with both business casual and suits (navy and mid grey). Would one shoe be better in dark brown vs. chili, over the other?


The McGregors are stunning in burnished brown.  I had a pair that had to be returned for both QC and fit issues, and it was a shame.

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