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.