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Finally got my first two AE pairs. Several posts back, I was asking for suggestions on which first two pairs to get (to be worn regularly with suits). I ended up getting the black Park Avenue and Strand in burnished dark brown. Had a hard time deciding on the Park Avenues, but was instantly sold on the Strands.

 

Interestingly, I was originally set on getting them with the V-tread tap soles. However, when I tried on the Park Avenues (which came with the tap soles), the fit was a bit off -- esp. the left shoe. When I tried another pair with the regular leather soles, they fit perfectly. So decided to just get both pairs with leather soles. The SA told me that it's possible that the tap soles slightly changed the shape of the shoes. I think it's also possible that I just tried on a "bad" pair.

 

Anyway, I know these pairs are not that exciting, but here they are:

 

 

 

post #24587 of 49904
Good looking shoes. Welcome to the club!
post #24588 of 49904
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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post

Anyway, I know these pairs are not that exciting, but here they are: Warning: New Shoes! (Click to show)





Here's to the first of many. Excellent shoes & good choices!

ps: consider bar-lacing at least the Park Avenues. It looks really clean.
post #24589 of 49904

the burnished dark brown looks very nice  thumbs-up.gif

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Originally Posted by Septimus View Post

Good looking shoes. Welcome to the club!
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Originally Posted by samadhi27 View Post

the burnished dark brown looks very nice  thumbs-up.gif

 

Thanks, guys! The d. brown Strands are really beautiful. Decided on the spot to get them. I had to return for the Park Avenues since I wanted to try some other styles (5th ave., MacAllisters), which they didn't have on my size.

 

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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post


Here's to the first of many. Excellent shoes & good choices!

ps: consider bar-lacing at least the Park Avenues. It looks really clean.

 

 

     Thanks! I agree about the bar-lacing. Will try that later.

 

     And yes, thinking of getting a couple more pairs for more casual occasions. nest.gif

post #24591 of 49904
I never get tired of seeing the classics. Great pickup. I'm in dire need of a black pair but I just can't seem to convince myself to get the PA. Fifth Ave is probably what I'll end up getting.
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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Finally got my first two AE pairs. Several posts back, I was asking for suggestions on which first two pairs to get (to be worn regularly with suits). I ended up getting the black Park Avenue and Strand in burnished dark brown. Had a hard time deciding on the Park Avenues, but was instantly sold on the Strands.

Interestingly, I was originally set on getting them with the V-tread tap soles. However, when I tried on the Park Avenues (which came with the tap soles), the fit was a bit off -- esp. the left shoe. When I tried another pair with the regular leather soles, they fit perfectly. So decided to just get both pairs with leather soles. The SA told me that it's possible that the tap soles slightly changed the shape of the shoes. I think it's also possible that I just tried on a "bad" pair.

Anyway, I know these pairs are not that exciting, but here they are:







Excellent choices for your first two pairs of AE shoes. I only own two pairs of AEs as well, almost the same ones you have: black Park Avenues, brown burnished Fifth Avenues. Great minds... cheers.gif

And +1 to the straight bar lacing comment above. My preferred method is straight European lacing, as seen here: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/straighteuropeanlacing.htm
post #24593 of 49904

I think I scored. $54 for what appears to be very lightly used brown burnished kenilworth.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/261238138943?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

gonna polish these up nice. 

post #24594 of 49904
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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post

Finally got my first two AE pairs. Several posts back, I was asking for suggestions on which first two pairs to get (to be worn regularly with suits). I ended up getting the black Park Avenue and Strand in burnished dark brown. Had a hard time deciding on the Park Avenues, but was instantly sold on the Strands.

Interestingly, I was originally set on getting them with the V-tread tap soles. However, when I tried on the Park Avenues (which came with the tap soles), the fit was a bit off -- esp. the left shoe. When I tried another pair with the regular leather soles, they fit perfectly. So decided to just get both pairs with leather soles. The SA told me that it's possible that the tap soles slightly changed the shape of the shoes. I think it's also possible that I just tried on a "bad" pair.

Anyway, I know these pairs are not that exciting, but here they are: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






Great first purchase, having tap soles shouldn't affect the fit of the shoes at all, so you probably just tried on a "bad" pair.

yeah, I would suggest bar or straight European lacing for all dress shoes.
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Originally Posted by random-adam View Post

Here's to the first of many. Excellent shoes & good choices!

ps: consider bar-lacing at least the Park Avenues. It looks really clean.

Bar lace both pairs. biggrin.gif
post #24596 of 49904
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Originally Posted by jasonmx3 View Post

Finally got my first two AE pairs. Several posts back, I was asking for suggestions on which first two pairs to get (to be worn regularly with suits). I ended up getting the black Park Avenue and Strand in burnished dark brown. Had a hard time deciding on the Park Avenues, but was instantly sold on the Strands.

Interestingly, I was originally set on getting them with the V-tread tap soles. However, when I tried on the Park Avenues (which came with the tap soles), the fit was a bit off -- esp. the left shoe. When I tried another pair with the regular leather soles, they fit perfectly. So decided to just get both pairs with leather soles. The SA told me that it's possible that the tap soles slightly changed the shape of the shoes. I think it's also possible that I just tried on a "bad" pair.

Anyway, I know these pairs are not that exciting, but here they are:







Two great business staples.
post #24597 of 49904
Jasonmx3, can I ask what width are the shoes? EEE?
post #24598 of 49904
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Originally Posted by DHD28 View Post

I never get tired of seeing the classics. Great pickup. I'm in dire need of a black pair but I just can't seem to convince myself to get the PA. Fifth Ave is probably what I'll end up getting.

 

I was on the fence between these two as well. In the end, I decided to go with the Park Avenues. After trying the 5th avenues in both black and dark brown, I think I prefer the 5th ave in dark brown.

 

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Originally Posted by Flyswatter View Post
Great minds... cheers.gif
 

 

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Great first purchase, having tap soles shouldn't affect the fit of the shoes at all, so you probably just tried on a "bad" pair.
 

 

Yeah, that could be it. I guess I also wasn't really sure if I wanted the tap soles for the PAs. So when the fit of the leather soles came out better, I just went with it.

 

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

Jasonmx3, can I ask what width are the shoes? EEE?

 

They're both 11 D.

 

post #24599 of 49904

Hi everyone - new to this forum but I'm going on because I want to find some ideas for a gift for my boyfriend.  We just had our anniversary and his birthday is coming up soon!

 

I know he is a fan of Allen Edmonds - I think he has one with the wingtips!

 

I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions for his next shoe?  I think he should go for a brown - he'll be wearing it to work in quite a conservative environment so I think maybe a darker brown.  I think a bit of design would look good too and maybe something sleek!

post #24600 of 49904

How about the RL Sanderson in Dark Brown? You can get those from the ShoeBank quite often for  ~$159.

 

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4325812
 

These are normally $525.

 

If those are too "formal" then a nice pair of the Kenwood penny loafers might be a great fit. Those can be had for approximately the same price at the ShoeBank.

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF44000_1_40000000001_-1

 

I know you're probably wondering what the ShoeBank is. Well, it's AE's outlet and you can find 2nds for amazing prices. Usually the blemish isn't noticeable at all...it's never been on mine.

 

I'd feel 100% confident giving a gift of shoes from any ShoeBank or AE Outlet.

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