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I envy you USA bastards and your high dollar right now. Unfortunately with our weak ass CDN dollar, I can't purchase anything *thumbs down*
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Why is there no AE store in Los Angeles? This seems like a major oversight. The store in Costa Mesa is nice, but Orange County and LA are two very different places. 

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Why is there no AE store in Los Angeles? This seems like a major oversight. The store in Costa Mesa is nice, but Orange County and LA are two very different places. 


I want an outlet in Los Angeles!

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Since I missed that damn Neumora I wanted the Mora 2.0.  Finally tried it last Thurs and boy did it not fit well.  Lucky for me the Norwich worked out as good as it did, single monk is better than no monk.

 

When I asked my SA about the Mora he said the folllowing "Don't bother it fits like cancer". I eventually tried them on, he was right.  

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Why is there no AE store in Los Angeles? This seems like a major oversight. The store in Costa Mesa is nice, but Orange County and LA are two very different places. 


 Definitely.

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My thoughts seemed to merge together there.  I know brown shoes won't go with black.  Just illustrating that I don't know their colors well.  I thought the chestnut would be a lighter brown.  I am looking for a second pair of Edmonds that would go with black pants.  Is black the only color? Or would a burgundy? Would that be Edmonds oxbloods and merlots?

 

I'd wear oxbloods with black pants.  Oxblood is cherry-based, and red and black go together well.

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Why is there no AE store in Los Angeles? This seems like a major oversight. The store in Costa Mesa is nice, but Orange County and LA are two very different places. 

Good advice

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Trying to complete my AE collection. My final verdict is that AE is the best quality/comfort for price. Looked into Alden and Carmina, etc, but I will be sticking to AE. 

 

I wanted to see what else I am missing here..

 

Currently have (18):

 

Park Avenue | Black & Walnut

Strand | Walnut & Bourbon

McAllister | Walnut & Bourbon

Fifth Avenue | Bourbon 

Carlyle | Black & Walnut

McGregor | Navy Suede (Don't even wear anymore)

6th Avenue | Dark Brown (Don't even wear anymore)

Neumok | Blue

Cavanaugh | Walnut & Navy Suede & Loden Suede

Ascher | Walnut & Bourbon

Grayson | Bourbon

 

Soon to purchase (5):

 

Carlyle | Bourbon (Priority)

Fifth Avenue | Walnut

Grayson | Walnut

Cavanaugh | Stone Suede (Priority) & Brown Suede

 

Looking into some brown burnished and chili colors to add. Depends on my pants color, but walnut and bourbon appears to be fitting everything so far.. Not a fan of bluchers and boots at all so have skipped all the flag ship models to settle for mostly balmorals. University model doesn't look too classic for my taste..

 

Any recommendation on model/color I could be looking into besides these? Would appreciate what you guys think in terms of even moving out of the AE brand.

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@shoenoobie Lots of repeats 😊. I don't think you should make it a point to totally avoid bluchers, there are plenty good non bal styles. Rleslie can post his chili Walton for you - I would definitely recommend that. Also was going to say brown Jefferson.
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I understand your concerns about the rain, but, on my Daltons, the double butyl sole is comfortable to walk on and has held up to a fair amount of wear.  Besides that, it may be a nice change of pace from your other Dainite-soled shoes.  

 

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I ordered the Daltons in Walnut in the normal sole.  Now debating if I should have gotten them in Dainite, logically living in FL it makes for sense.  I already have the Mcgregor and Clark St in Dainite and really enjoy them. 

 

Thoughts?

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I ordered the Daltons in Walnut in the normal sole.  Now debating if I should have gotten them in Dainite, logically living in FL it makes for sense.  I already have the Mcgregor and Clark St in Dainite and really enjoy them. 

Thoughts?

Don't wear those lovely Daltons in the rain.

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Trying to complete my AE collection. My final verdict is that AE is the best quality/comfort for price. Looked into Alden and Carmina, etc, but I will be sticking to AE. 

I wanted to see what else I am missing here..

Currently have (18):

Park Avenue | Black & Walnut
Strand | Walnut & Bourbon
McAllister | Walnut & Bourbon
Fifth Avenue | Bourbon 
Carlyle | Black & Walnut
McGregor | Navy Suede (Don't even wear anymore)
6th Avenue | Dark Brown (Don't even wear anymore)
Neumok | Blue
Cavanaugh | Walnut & Navy Suede & Loden Suede
Ascher | Walnut & Bourbon
Grayson | Bourbon

Soon to purchase (5):

Carlyle | Bourbon (Priority)
Fifth Avenue | Walnut
Grayson | Walnut
Cavanaugh | Stone Suede (Priority) & Brown Suede

Looking into some brown burnished and chili colors to add. Depends on my pants color, but walnut and bourbon appears to be fitting everything so far.. Not a fan of bluchers and boots at all so have skipped all the flag ship models to settle for mostly balmorals. University model doesn't look too classic for my taste..

Any recommendation on model/color I could be looking into besides these? Would appreciate what you guys think in terms of even moving out of the AE brand.

Whoah. So much walnut. And so many bals. How do you settle on which shoes to wear? A roll of the dice?

I find walnut to be such a hard color to pull off that ice only got one pair in a rotation of 20 pairs. And it's casualish (Dalton).
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I'm debating picking up the strand double flap brief case. It is discounted 40% and is going to shipped back to the warehouses after the sale. I think they are discontinuing the line. Do they get sold at outlets after being collected?
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Wolverine 744 LTD in Horween #449 Shell Cordovan:










These are soft as butter and gorgeous!
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I'm debating picking up the strand double flap brief case. It is discounted 40% and is going to shipped back to the warehouses after the sale. I think they are discontinuing the line. Do they get sold at outlets after being collected?

I picked up a Park Ave Flag briefcase at an outlet over the summer. It was around $300? They had 3 of them, and the one I got was pretty clean, but the other two were pretty beat up. That said, I feel pretty lucky to have snagged it. I ordered a Strand Double Flap during the sale because I didn't want to roll the dice on an outlet purchase in the future for what I consider a negligible additional discount (compared to standard J.W. Hulme and Saddleback prices, the current 40% off is pretty solid). I also called two outlets first to see if they had any 2nds, and they didn't, so it doesn't seem to me like they'll have significant extra stock left after the RDA sale.

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Originally Posted by shoenoobie View Post
 

Trying to complete my AE collection. My final verdict is that AE is the best quality/comfort for price. Looked into Alden and Carmina, etc, but I will be sticking to AE. 

 

I wanted to see what else I am missing here..

 

Currently have (18):

 

Park Avenue | Black & Walnut

Strand | Walnut & Bourbon

McAllister | Walnut & Bourbon

Fifth Avenue | Bourbon 

Carlyle | Black & Walnut

McGregor | Navy Suede (Don't even wear anymore)

6th Avenue | Dark Brown (Don't even wear anymore)

Neumok | Blue

Cavanaugh | Walnut & Navy Suede & Loden Suede

Ascher | Walnut & Bourbon

Grayson | Bourbon

 

Soon to purchase (5):

 

Carlyle | Bourbon (Priority)

Fifth Avenue | Walnut

Grayson | Walnut

Cavanaugh | Stone Suede (Priority) & Brown Suede

 

Looking into some brown burnished and chili colors to add. Depends on my pants color, but walnut and bourbon appears to be fitting everything so far.. Not a fan of bluchers and boots at all so have skipped all the flag ship models to settle for mostly balmorals. University model doesn't look too classic for my taste..

 

Any recommendation on model/color I could be looking into besides these? Would appreciate what you guys think in terms of even moving out of the AE brand.

 

As Peppercorn said, that's a LOT of walnut and a lot of bals.  And, with your proposed new purchases you are sorta doubling down.

 

You might consider subtraction before addition.  Here's just one person's opinion.  It's worth what you paid for it :) :

 

* You have some obvious duplication and other shoes that are sort of walking contradictions in a classic menswear sense (pun intended).  An example of the former is having two walnut oxfords with heavy brogueing, i.e. the McAllister and the Strand.  An example of the latter would be the walnut stich cap (PA), a rough cowhide blue wingtip oxford (Neumok) and, to a lesser extent, the black Carlisle.

 

* You also have some obvious and curious voids, e.g. not a single existing or proposed burgundy shoe and no bluchers except the McGregor you don't wear (navy suede is tricky).

 

* Consider selling (i) either the walnut McAllister or Strand; (ii) either the walnut PA or Carlisle; (iii) the black Carlisle; (iv) the McGregor you no longer wear, and (v) the 6th Ave you no longer wear.  This would leave you with "only" 13 shoes in your rotation.  Take that money, plus what you have budgeted for the five new purchases, and buy from the following list until the money runs out:

 

1.  A burgundy/#8 shell gunboat, a/k/a LWB, e.g. a shell Macneil (or Carmina equivalent).  Extremely versatile, perhaps only exceeded by the versatility of ....

 

2.  A burgundy shell loafer.  The Grayson's #7 last apparently works for you.  You can get it in shell.

 

3.  A dark brown punch cap, e.g. Fifth Ave.  It will compliment your black PA's for suit wearing and can be dressed down for wear with odd jackets.  And it will be easier to maintain than anything bourbon.

 

4.  A snuff or darker brown suede chukka.  

 

Good luck.

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