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So, my SA answered one question that we had, they do not price match with Nordstom during their sales. A shame... The Thanksgiving sale specs have not been released to him yet. I'll post when I have more updates.
Bennies in Atlanta price matches, try calling them and maybe they will PM over the phone.
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Should I put toe taps on my Lombards or uncessary? I know they are rubber soled, but I read somewhere that the wear out fast
I put taps on my Van Ness. Highly suggest doing that, but technically it voids the re-crafting warranty.
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Should I buy? $200 AE seconds MacNeil... could I get away with wearing these with jeans and button down shirt?

Personally would not buy in black.
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^ agree
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Personally would not buy in black.

Any particular reason? I know you can't just be against black shoes. I'm just trying to learn, still new to this, and currently working on building a shoe collection (among other pieces). 21 years old, used to never care, but I'm starting to get embarrassed wearing sneakers everywhere and it's only exacerbated by the fact that I look 17-18 so dressing like a HS kid just makes it worse.
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For some reason the combination of pebble grain, perfs and black just looks cheap to me. I think pebble grain works much, much better with brown/tan shoes. I also think they are too formal looking for jeans/t shirt.

I reckon something like this is more what you're after in terms of pebble grain:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF5702_1_40000000001_-1

Or if you like perfs:

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF4135_1_40000000001_-1

They're a bit more expensive, but just wait for a sale.

Just my opinion though. Personally I find almost all of AEs lace up "Casual" shoes too formal looking for most casual outings.
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Any particular reason? I know you can't just be against black shoes. I'm just trying to learn, still new to this, and currently working on building a shoe collection (among other pieces). 21 years old, used to never care, but I'm starting to get embarrassed wearing sneakers everywhere and it's only exacerbated by the fact that I look 17-18 so dressing like a HS kid just makes it worse.

You should stick to brown colored or black boots if you want to dress it down with denim etc.

If you are wearing trousers (dressed up) then black shoes would be fine. Even then, consider a black captoe first and it is more versatile than the wing tips you posted.
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Thanks for the replies. That's three votes against, so I guess I will be passing. In general, I actually don't like pebbled grain by I liked it on these because they were black. I do like the first one linked above. I didn't plan to pair with a t-shirt though (but rather tucked button down)... definitely would be unbalanced top to bottom doing that. Any suggestions for a truly more casual shoe (probably of the suede variety and not necessarily AE)? And then I'll jump out of this thread (feel free to pm replies to avoid clutter since it may not be AE specific at this point...)
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You should stick to brown colored or black boots if you want to dress it down with denim etc.
If you are wearing trousers (dressed up) then black shoes would be fine. Even then, consider a black captoe first and it is more versatile than the wing tips you posted.

*edit for second reply* I have some cheaper rockport black captoe from years ago. It will be replaced eventually, but trying to fill gaps before replacing.
Just bought some AE Bayfield captoe boots in brown recently, they're awesome.

*** Sorry meant to edit, not reply again and now I can't delete.
post #820 of 70737
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Thanks for the replies. That's three votes against, so I guess I will be passing. In general, I actually don't like pebbled grain by I liked it on these because they were black. I do like the first one linked above. I didn't plan to pair with a t-shirt though (but rather tucked button down)... definitely would be unbalanced top to bottom doing that. Any suggestions for a truly more casual shoe (probably of the suede variety and not necessarily AE)? And then I'll jump out of this thread (feel free to pm replies to avoid clutter since it may not be AE specific at this point...)

Just a heads up man if you like a pair of shoes, just become ppl on SF don't doesn't mean you shouldn't buy em.

My reason for passing on the blacks is twofold. Firstly, the combination of a black shoe and a blucher is kind of counterproductive. Not appropriate for a suit in technical terms (though in reality most people could care less), yet the black shoe does not coordinate super well with jeans either IMHO. Only real use I could see is with slacks, but even so I'd prefer a brown, burgundy, walnut, or navy shoe with slacks.

Second reason I chose to pass was because as someone mentioned the pebble grain in black looks a bit weird. I love the shoe in walnut, though.

EDIT: Try clarks desert boots for a more casual shoe. That shoe is like the jeans of legwear IMO.
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^ +∞

I have one pair of black shoes, which I only use when I'm going somewhere super formal.
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I was hesitant to buy a black grain blucher but they work very well with grey flannel pants or suit.

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Love these shoes, sleek and aggressive but good with jeans.

 

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Love these shoes, sleek and aggressive but good with jeans.

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Walnut is a nice color, the McAllister is a good looking wingtip.
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post


Walnut is a nice color, the McAllister is a good looking wingtip.


It's such a bright color and it stands out but in a good way, I think. I have a pair of Lubbocks on the way, can't wait for that waxy leather, double-soled goodness.

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