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post #21361 of 48644

Two year old Walnut Strands.  I don't find myself wearing them very much in the winter anymore, but, since the weather warmed up, I've been wearing them 1-2 times a week.  Still one of my favorite shoes for fit and aesthetics.

 

 

Related question:  I find they are taking on more of a reddish tone after years of polishing with AE's walnut polish.  Any suggestions on a specific polish color to introduce a little more brown to the equation without darkenng them up much more?  I fear a medium brown may darken them up too much and a tan color won't add any brown to the mix.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Two year old Walnut Strands.  I don't find myself wearing them very much in the winter anymore, but, since the weather warmed up, I've been wearing them 1-2 times a week.  Still one of my favorite shoes for fit and aesthetics.

 

 

Related question:  I find they are taking on more of a reddish tone after years of polishing with AE's walnut polish.  Any suggestions on a specific polish color to introduce a little more brown to the equation without darkenng them up much more?  I fear a medium brown may darken them up too much and a tan color won't add any brown to the mix.

 

Beautiful shoes. nod[1].gif

post #21363 of 48644
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

I trust you guys and I love this forum.

I ran into some Gucci Horsebit loafers @ Nordstrom Rack last night.

They were $95 and normally $595.

What do you think? Should I pull the trigger?

This is what they look like --> http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/269653BLM001000#

 
FYI: I have the following shoes already:
AE Park Ave's in Black
AE Finch in Brown/Blue
AE Elgin in Tan
AE Townley in Brown Shell Corodvan
AE Montecito in Saddle Tan
RL Sanderson in Brown
RL Ansewn Beefrolls in Black
+
Assorted Quoddy & Rancourt boat shoes & camp mocs

As you can see my stuff tends to be on the more traditional time

I know this isn't an AE question, but I respect the opinions on here!


Thanks in advance fellas.

I would say it is your personal preference. I, personally, do not like horsebit loafers - just a personal thing. But if you like them and these fit like a glove, I would say that is a screaming bargain.

You will be wearing them so if you like them and $95 doesn't put you in financial distress, I would say go for it.

Chris
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post


I would say it is your personal preference. I, personally, do not like horsebit loafers - just a personal thing. But if you like them and these fit like a glove, I would say that is a screaming bargain.

You will be wearing them so if you like them and $95 doesn't put you in financial distress, I would say go for it.

Chris


one question...what in the WORLD would I wear with those? Selvage Denim? Dress Pants...?

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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post


one question...what in the WORLD would I wear with those? Selvage Denim? Dress Pants...?

 

If you have to ask, then pass.  Bargain or not, they'll end up sitting on your shoe rack gathering dust.

post #21366 of 48644
As an FYI...
The shoe bank is getting rid of a number of the baseball-themed boat shoes for $19.00 a pair. The selection isn't great, so you might end up with a logo you don't care for. For less than $20, I'm just happy to have a pair for chasing the kids.
The model I purchased is the Sandlot. They are beat up looking to begin with, but I think they are neat.
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one question...what in the WORLD would I wear with those? Selvage Denim? Dress Pants...?

Those Gucci loafers call for dark (black/grey) denims or dress pants and white shirt. Black blazer optional.

Not my favorite style, but a lot of my Italian friends (I am Italian myself) swear by it.

It is definitely not a casual shoe, but not a dressy one.

Difficult to match or showcase (again, based on my preferences).

It's an Italian thing..

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post


SF group think would be in serious conflict on this one.  On the one hand, the bargain-hunting obsessed would be all about kopping these for $95, while the good taste purists would say pass because they are black horsebit loafers and that only formal shoes should be black.

 

My advice is to think about what you will wear them with, how often you will wear them, judge how well they fit and then determine if they are worth $95 to you.

However, if they were horse "leather" shoes, all this purist talk goes out the window. I'd be like this:

post #21369 of 48644
Heads up on AE Clearance - they have the Hancock from the Independence Collection on clearance. $397 vs $475.

They have black and burgundy - not sure on size distribution among the colors.

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF7677_1_40000000001_-1

Chris
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Originally Posted by tampatravel View Post

THEY FIT LIKE A GLOVE

Buy them. I have black Gucci driving loafers and they are beyond comfortable
post #21371 of 48644
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Originally Posted by guasc1 View Post

Those Gucci loafers call for dark (black/grey) denims or dress pants and white shirt. Black blazer optional.

Not my favorite style, but a lot of my Italian friends (I am Italian myself) swear by it.

It is definitely not a casual shoe, but not a dressy one.

Difficult to match or showcase (again, based on my preferences).

It's an Italian thing..


As a guy who's wearing Facconable Khakis, saddle oxfords, a white shirt, and a seersucker jacket to work today (with a bow tie of course!)...these probably aren't for me. I might just pick them up and flip them on the bay.

post #21372 of 48644
You can wear them with shorts or khakis no problem
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Is the "Brooks Brothers Fifth Ave" the "Perforated Captoes" on the Brooks Brothers website? On the Brooks Brothers site it doesn't say in the description that it's made by Allen Edmunds... but they certainly look the same.

Anyways, for this sale, why is it that the BB models are so much cheaper than the others? Like the BB strand and BB fifth ave, both of which i'm looking to buy, are $159 for BB model instead of $229 for AE.

Thanks!
post #21374 of 48644
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You can wear them with shorts or khakis no problem

I'm not sure I agree with this. If they were brown, I think it works better with khakis. Not sure about shorts.

post #21375 of 48644
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Originally Posted by microbrew View Post

Is the "Brooks Brothers Fifth Ave" the "Perforated Captoes" on the Brooks Brothers website? On the Brooks Brothers site it doesn't say in the description that it's made by Allen Edmunds... but they certainly look the same.

Anyways, for this sale, why is it that the BB models are so much cheaper than the others? Like the BB strand and BB fifth ave, both of which i'm looking to buy, are $159 for BB model instead of $229 for AE.

Thanks!

 

The BB models have the combination sole instead of straight leather, and cannot be recrafted by AE.  Probably does not matter that much to many people- indeed, I just picked up a pair of the BB walnut strands to go with my AE bourbon strands :)

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