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post #21721 of 47152

I never get tired of looking at the brown Strand.  Very nice, sir!

 

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Originally Posted by charliebrown2 View Post

BB Strand in Brown came in today.  Some discoloration in the sole edge and minor chips, but I'll live.  Awesome shoes.  Going to run some condition cleaner and redress the edge before wearing.

 

post #21722 of 47152

Does anyone own a pair of "Auburns."  Not sure how old mine are, but they are a black calf, shortwing blucher.  I am trying to figure out which last they are built on.  They look similar to the players shoe, but I know for sure they are not the same last as I couldn't wear the same size in the players (incredibly uncomfortable).  Thanks in advance!

post #21723 of 47152
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

Does anyone own a pair of "Auburns."  Not sure how old mine are, but they are a black calf, shortwing blucher.  I am trying to figure out which last they are built on.  They look similar to the players shoe, but I know for sure they are not the same last as I couldn't wear the same size in the players (incredibly uncomfortable).  Thanks in advance!

I have them in black.  They're on the 1 last.

post #21724 of 47152

Thank you very much...

post #21725 of 47152
I love the strand on the whole with black being the one exception. It's not that the black looks bad just don't as good as the others. I feel like all of the awesome broguing isnt as visible like it is in the other models. I am considering a second pair in bourbon that color really sings to me.

I noticed another post mentioned corrected grain, is this accurate that AE uses it? If so is it on lower models primarily?
post #21726 of 47152
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

Factory seconds are a great way to go for those that can't afford or justify paying full price. 7 out of 11 of my pairs are seconds, and I love them. I especially like seconds for casual shoes, as I expect them to get more beat up. I only buy firsts when there is a great deal, like the McAllisters for $100 off. Actually, I think all of my seconds had extra money off, too (counting closeout discounts).

I suggest you give them a try. You should have free shopping both ways, so there's no risk -- other than getting addicted.
+1.

7 of my 9 pairs are seconds, and only a couple had a noticeable flaw, though none so bad I had to send back. I too have had a great track record with AE seconds, and strongly suggest you give it a try. J
post #21727 of 47152
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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

Anyone else with a different opinion of the seconds?

I got a pair of seconds in brown shell patriots a couple weeks back. The defect was obvious, as there are some wrinkles on the inside of the right ankle area. not a big deal to me, partly as it is in a hidden spot, but also as I don't tend to wear loafers much. So the price paid ($365 +/- iirc), I felt it a good deal off regular price

post #21728 of 47152
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

The polished shoe clearly looks better than the unpolished shoe.  You did a fine job.  There is no "guessing" that you need wax to get a mirror shine... you absolutely have to have wax to get a mirror shine. biggrin.gif  If you feel like your results in the photo above are too dull, then by all means, give wax a shot.  Good looking pair of PA's!


Thanks MoneyWellSpent.

I appreciate your feedback.

post #21729 of 47152
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I love the strand on the whole with black being the one exception. It's not that the black looks bad just don't as good as the others. I feel like all of the awesome broguing isnt as visible like it is in the other models. I am considering a second pair in bourbon that color really sings to me.

I noticed another post mentioned corrected grain, is this accurate that AE uses it? If so is it on lower models primarily?

I like the black Strand, but I would agree that the other colors showcase the broguing better.
post #21730 of 47152
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Originally Posted by jbcohen View Post

Anyone else with a different opinion of the seconds?

Some are totally fine. Some are not. I have had both experiences.
post #21731 of 47152
I have a pair of burgundy vintage fifth avenues that are corrected grain. I wear them in the rain. Didn't know it when I bought them.
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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post

Is the burgundy calf (not Merlot) corrected grain? I bought some burgundy shoes, and the leather feels like corrected grain. 
post #21732 of 47152
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

Black shoes are really the only thing color shoes that work with black pants.

Also, stop wearing black pants. Get some mid-gray ones. Those will look good with your dark brown shoes.

There is place for black pants in a well rounded wardrobe. Not a necessity, but definitely permissible.
post #21733 of 47152

Purchased two pair of Tan Suede Neumoks from the Shoe Bank. Both had noticeable flaws, but nothing to be concerned about.

 

 I have yet to buy a pair of leather seconds, hopefully those will be wearable as well.

post #21734 of 47152
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Originally Posted by adamdurbin View Post

I have a pair of burgundy vintage fifth avenues that are corrected grain. I wear them in the rain. Didn't know it when I bought them.

Me neither, too bad I already wore them otherwise I'd return. Off to the BST I go..

post #21735 of 47152
Can someone please explain to me the thought process behind having fewer black dress shoes compared to shades of brown? I only have one black dress pant so it's not like I wear a lot of black but I do like wearing black dress shoes with my navy and grey pants. Just feel like pairing some black Westchesters or Rutledge with a nice pair of slacks and a tie looks good. Am I missing something?
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