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I was shopping wth the Mrs. today at one of the only factory outlet malls that I actually like going to which is the Bergen Town Center in Paramus, NJ.  I usually go to Nordstrom's Rack and look for some AE's.  It was slim pickins today but I ended up picking up some Red Wing Heritage for $179.

 

Afterwards, my wife pointed out to me this huge sign while going up the escalator and whispers to me: "I guess we'll be going here more often".  Are you kidding me?  This place will become my favorite place.  I always wondered why there were no AE outlets in the NJ, NY area with the exception of Riverhead which is all the way out in Long Island.

 

 

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post
 

So, despite them fitting perfectly and having no discernible "seconds" flaw whatsoever, I returned these Brooks Brothers/AE tartan Duke loafers a few weeks ago as I just wasn't sure I wanted to have them for $170 (I had bought a pair of BB Kenwood loafers at the same time and decided to keep those, so figured I would send this pair back). But now they're down to $99, so maybe easier to justify.

 

I realize they are a very . . . unique looking loafer.  I have the BB Shaker Heights boots with the same signature tartan pattern, and have their signature tartan belt.  Are these just too "out there"?  How would you wear them?  I like them, I think I just need a few votes of confidence to pull them off (or, if deemed more appropriate, some sound advice to leave them alone and not buy them again).  

I would wear them on my feet. Probably with another burgundy or navy color somewhere else on my body.

 

I'm visiting my folks in NEO so we went up to Eton Chagrin for shopping and dinner, and I ordered some brown burnished First Aves. Brian hooked me up, and was very nice to talk to.

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post
 

So, despite them fitting perfectly and having no discernible "seconds" flaw whatsoever, I returned these Brooks Brothers/AE tartan Duke loafers a few weeks ago as I just wasn't sure I wanted to have them for $170 (I had bought a pair of BB Kenwood loafers at the same time and decided to keep those, so figured I would send this pair back). But now they're down to $99, so maybe easier to justify.

 

I realize they are a very . . . unique looking loafer.  I have the BB Shaker Heights boots with the same signature tartan pattern, and have their signature tartan belt.  Are these just too "out there"?  How would you wear them?  I like them, I think I just need a few votes of confidence to pull them off (or, if deemed more appropriate, some sound advice to leave them alone and not buy them again).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Would definitely not wear. Even in Glasgow.

To each his own, though! smile.gif

 

 

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Haha, appreciate the input!

 

 

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How about St. Patrick's Day?
Let keep this going. I'm sure we can fill out your calendar.


Come on, you would have Bitch'n Skate Shoes!  Pick up a board and grind them rails.

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Sauk Drives arrived today. These are nice boots and the color works well. Lack of speed hooks makes them a little more of a pain to get on and off - nothing I can't live with. Have not found an obvious 2nds issue yet. All my other boots get treated like boots. Will need to use more care with these. Glad I read about deal on these here. 

 

 

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I was shopping wth the Mrs. today at one of the only factory outlet malls that I actually like going to which is the Bergen Town Center in Paramus, NJ.  I usually go to Nordstrom's Rack and look for some AE's.  It was slim pickins today but I ended up picking up some Red Wing Heritage for $179.

 

Afterwards, my wife pointed out to me this huge sign while going up the escalator and whispers to me: "I guess we'll be going here more often".  Are you kidding me?  This place will become my favorite place.  I always wondered why there were no AE outlets in the NJ, NY area with the exception of Riverhead which is all the way out in Long Island.

 

 


I've known about this for a while, but this is the first time I'm seeing the sign.  Whats seemed like an eternity of waiting feels even longer now.  From what I heard they were supposed to be open in November, but guess thats not happening.

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

So, despite them fitting perfectly and having no discernible "seconds" flaw whatsoever, I returned these Brooks Brothers/AE tartan Duke loafers a few weeks ago as I just wasn't sure I wanted to have them for $170 (I had bought a pair of BB Kenwood loafers at the same time and decided to keep those, so figured I would send this pair back). But now they're down to $99, so maybe easier to justify.

I realize they are a very . . . unique looking loafer.  I have the BB Shaker Heights boots with the same signature tartan pattern, and have their signature tartan belt.  Are these just too "out there"?  How would you wear them?  I like them, I think I just need a few votes of confidence to pull them off (or, if deemed more appropriate, some sound advice to leave them alone and not buy them again).  











for $99 I think these are awesome. do you need them? no way, but I really doubt you need a 3rd pair of wingtip bluchers, etc - most people here are absolutely no need for more than a few pairs of nice shoes.

I think it's easy to make an argument that buying shoes like this for a very specific purpose - for 3 or 5 festive occasionally a year - adds more 'incremental value' to your wardrobe than another pair of shoes that serve no unique function at all, but rather are just a 10% variation on something you already have
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post
 

So, despite them fitting perfectly and having no discernible "seconds" flaw whatsoever, I returned these Brooks Brothers/AE tartan Duke loafers a few weeks ago as I just wasn't sure I wanted to have them for $170 (I had bought a pair of BB Kenwood loafers at the same time and decided to keep those, so figured I would send this pair back). But now they're down to $99, so maybe easier to justify.

 

I realize they are a very . . . unique looking loafer.  I have the BB Shaker Heights boots with the same signature tartan pattern, and have their signature tartan belt.  Are these just too "out there"?  How would you wear them?  I like them, I think I just need a few votes of confidence to pull them off (or, if deemed more appropriate, some sound advice to leave them alone and not buy them again).  

 

 

 

 

 


Deep tan cords and a navy blazer would rock with these, as would dark rinse jeans and a tan or burgundy cord blazer. Burgundy sweater & dark jeans or dark blue cords? You can't rock 'em ALL the time, but if you can find four outfits that these can work with like I described above, they may well be worth it at $99.00. If you don't have the supporting gear, let 'em walk. I have a magnificent Cantarelli wide-wale corduroy blazer that could make these SING with a pair of deep tan chinos.

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@Dario65

Damn those look good with jeans. I'm contemplating whether to buy these to add to my casual collection or get another dress pair.

My collection is

Casual

Navy Cronmok

Dress

Brown Kenilworth
Chili Lasalle
Walnut Strands
Navy Players

I'm thinking about the mcgregor in either oxblood or bourbon .

I don't wear suits to work, only reserved for formal occasions etc. I think I wear a suit 3 -4 times a year at most. I wear mainly chinos and dress pants to work with casual Friday jeans
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Dundees today. They are starting to develop some good rolls, and are breaking in to be very comfortable.

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Dundees today. They are starting to develop some good rolls, and are breaking in to be very comfortable.
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Are those shell, the BB burgundy, or oxblood calf? 

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Thanks everyone for the input on the tartan loafers.  Today was the last day to get them for $99, and the day came and went without me calling to purchase them.  I suppose I will have to go on living life without them.

 

I do realize I would probably hardly ever wear them, but for some reason I really do like the BB Signature tartan pattern.  So much so that I own the BB Shaker Heights with the pattern, as well as the signature tartan belt and a necktie.

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Originally Posted by redmusic1 View Post

Are those shell, the BB burgundy, or oxblood calf? 

Burgundy shell, seen here next to my burgundy Cambridge:



Their hue seems to vary greatly depending upon the light.
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Burgundy shell, seen here next to my burgundy Cambridge:
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Their hue seems to vary greatly depending upon the light.

 

Thought they were shell, but they were so red. Thanks for clarifying and posting this beautiful pic as well. 

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Thought they were shell, but they were so red. Thanks for clarifying and posting this beautiful pic as well. 

Sure - It's the light of the room messing with the color balance, but they definitely look red in that photo!
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Anyone know the average width of 9 D? My friend wants to get a pair but he has a bit of a bunion issue most shoes fit him like vans. I wonder if these run a bit wider.

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