One pair left on sale in a Size 9 D
So, awhile back I complained about lack of suede, and thought that a suede strand in dark brown would really go this fall. BOOM! We got it. Thanks Paul!
Now, lets get a movement going and see what else we can shake out of the tree. 5 last, 1 last, etc. all those round toes. Now Paul, you've played with the chisel toe last 333 in the upper classes. But how about something special for the masses? How about a shiny burgundy/brown built-up like the mainline shoes? A plain cap toe like Harrison, but put a deep burgundy/brown calf on it like a Carmina. Something where I can spit-shine the cap so that I can see myself.
Peace to all ya soles....
I stopped at the AE store on North Michigan avenue while on a trip to Chicago earlier today. Once again, the suede Strand didn't strike me as a particularly beautiful shoe. Most importantly, I didn't like the quality of the suede. It's a little rough and it contradicts with the dressy look of the shoe. I find the suede on other AE shoes--such as the Patriots--to be of a much better quality (or to look much better on a finished product).
Later today I also stopped by a newly opened Church's store. They have a much better looking version of the Strand, albeit at 2 to 3 times the cost. The suede however, is miles ahead of that AE uses for the Strand.
Alden's suede cap toe also looks much better, imo
Awesome. Thank you!
I don't think so. If anything, it gets more use than a pair of shoes since one uses it daily and it under stress quite frequently (sitting, bending, inserting cash/cards, etc.). I definitely don't have more than the value of my wallet in cash usually, but i do appreciate the feeling of quality leather whenever I pull it out of my back pocket.
I do think you could get a nice wallet for less than $200, but since you only get one, might as well splurge on a nice one
or you could buy a pair of shell shoes for $299... Wallets may get more use, but let me say this... If a man asked for either my wallet, or the shoes off my feet, I would sooner give him my wallet. I get much more attached to my shoes, and place much more importance on them than I do a wallet. I've had the same cheap wallet (tj max money clip, $20) for 4 or 5 years and it looks the same as it did when I bought it, if not better. Also, wallets get lost... stolen much more often than shoes.
Ultimately it boils down to the fact that I would much rather put that money towards a pair of shoes than a wallet. If I were a woman, buying a clutch or purse that is a different story, since those are viewed as fashion accessories and are on display at all times. A wallet on the other hand, $200 or $20, is still just a wallet.
They should. Even if they don't, with the free return shipping, it's no brainer.
Try meltonian "cream" polish. Not wax based. I think cream polishes have a touch of conditioner. It could be just dried out.
well... yeah... If one spends excessive amounts of money on shoes why wouldn't they spend excessive amounts of money on a wallet?
I spend no more than $50-$100 on what I want for myself that isn't necessary each month. I have one pair of AE shoes and I am saving up every dime of spending money until I have enough to buy my next pair. I have 1 wife, 1 son, 1 job, and zero college degrees at the moment (working on that currently). I am 24 years old.
Even if I had the money, I doubt I could justify to myself paying $200+ for a wallet. Having nice shoes is something I consider a luxury, and a worthwhile allocation of my resources therefor I can justify spending money on shoes so long as I'm not spending money on other frivolous things (video games, dvds...). I would honestly feel guilty if I spent $200+ on something that is completely 100% not a necessity in any way. Isn't there something better that could be done with that $200? There is absolutely no justifiable reason for me to spend $200+ on a glorified debit card holder.
I don't mean to be rude... and I'm not making judgements on other people, this is just my thinking. If the only reason I can think of for purchasing something is "why not? I have the money!" then it's a purchase that shouldn't be made.