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Oh. I personally would not have bought those shoes to wear to interviews. The brogueing drops their formality substantially in my view, especially since it seems more fashion-esque than traditional.


Looking back me neither :)  But, to my then uneducated brain I thought it was a good idea.  From my new lens I'd prefer to put the money toward a pair of dark brown Fifth Avenue's or Park Avenue's. 

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Unless you are going to use that coupon on another pair of shoes..honestly $120 for a pair of First Brogue Strands is a damn nice deal. Personally I would re-buy it at that price....Then again I have yet to have buyers remorse on any AE purchase under $150

You see, this is where I'm getting into personal trouble. When I start buying shoes that I don't particularly want or need just because they're on sale, I start to become Carrie from Sex and the City.

I'm at 12 pairs at the moment. If I buy another, I'll have to sneak it past my wife and also never wear it around her (she has a photographic memory). And I don't want to become THAT guy.

However, I DO need a new beater walking shoe, which gives me an excuse to buy the fugly but comfy and practical Voyager.

Not as sexy a purchase, but more necessary, and less shame-inducing.
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I'm at 12 pairs at the moment. If I buy another, I'll have to sneak it past my wife and also never wear it around her (she has a photographic memory). And I don't want to become THAT guy.

I am that guy!! Since I started down this scary shoe buying path a year and a half ago, I've now got 23 pairs! A good chunk of those bought slightly used, from another SF member. Most recent purchased pair are still in my trunk, next pair are enroute. Luckily she doesn't have a photographic memory, and has a shoe thing herself. So in time she forgets what I have.
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You see, this is where I'm getting into personal trouble. When I start buying shoes that I don't particularly want or need just because they're on sale, I start to become Carrie from Sex and the City.

I'm at 12 pairs at the moment. If I buy another, I'll have to sneak it past my wife and also never wear it around her (she has a photographic memory). And I don't want to become THAT guy.

However, I DO need a new beater walking shoe, which gives me an excuse to buy the fugly but comfy and practical Voyager.

Not as sexy a purchase, but more necessary, and less shame-inducing.

 

lol...that is excellent....the key for me is to make sure my wine purchases arrive at the same time my shoes do...that makes the wife happy. I tend to go all in too when getting into a new habit and in half a year jumped over 30 pairs of AE...now I have my reasoning. Learning about lasts, fit, cordovan etc, Sales, Ebay, Ebay Used, Seconds, Firsts, No Warranty all make up my stash.  I learn to appreciate shoes I never would have and shoes I thought I loved will be sold...so it is all a learning experience :)

 

That being said I only wear blue shoes with charcoal pants! :)

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I am not sure if I am ever going to wear my new Jeffersons....I just like to smell them.

 

The Jefferson smells way better than the Brooks Brother Strand...

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

You see, this is where I'm getting into personal trouble. When I start buying shoes that I don't particularly want or need just because they're on sale, I start to become Carrie from Sex and the City.

I'm at 12 pairs at the moment. If I buy another, I'll have to sneak it past my wife and also never wear it around her (she has a photographic memory). And I don't want to become THAT guy.

However, I DO need a new beater walking shoe, which gives me an excuse to buy the fugly but comfy and practical Voyager.

Not as sexy a purchase, but more necessary, and less shame-inducing.

You can do better than those for walking shoes. Get something with dainite soles or good vibrams or even GATs. Those shoes are are an abomination.
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Any of you guys use AE boots for outdoor activities such as hiking and care to share your experiences?

 

 I'm looking to go on a easy hike this weekend, and want to whip out my MTO Promontory Points which are CXL and dainite soles. I'm not worried about getting them dirty as I'd like to develop some wear on them, but I'm more concerned about comfort. FWIW, they fit well. Why buy nice boots if I'm not willing to use them for what they were made for, right?

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


You can do better than those for walking shoes. Get something with dainite soles or good vibrams or even GATs. Those shoes are are an abomination.

LOL the AE Eruo sneakers are ugly but I bought two slightly used pairs and while I only wear them when really crappy out they are some of the most comfy shoes I have ever owned..wait The Traveler is a dream to wear...ugly yes and the Mapleton is the other I am thinking of.

 

I swear the Traveler are as comfy as my good New Balances...and I think the Blue Voyager is cool looking for some reason....

 

I am not sure I consider Dainite a walker friendly sole in terms of real  walking..not much give like you would want when touring a city or putting in 4 or 5 miles a day.. I do love me some Dainite though

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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post
 

LOL the AE Eruo sneakers are ugly but I bought two slightly used pairs and while I only wear them when really crappy out they are some of the most comfy shoes I have ever owned..wait The Traveler is a dream to wear...ugly yes and the Mapleton is the other I am thinking of.

 

I swear the Traveler are as comfy as my good New Balances...and I think the Blue Voyager is cool looking for some reason....

 

Have a little more respect for yourself.


If you're retired and over the age of 65-70, then ignore the above and do whatever you damn well please. You've earned it.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

You can do better than those for walking shoes. Get something with dainite soles or good vibrams or even GATs. Those shoes are are an abomination.

Dainites don't work well for long distance walking and playground beating on my pronating, flat, bunioned monster feet. I like it fine on my Shaker Heights, but wouldn't walk 5 miles nonstop in them.

Any other suggestions for super-wide 3E in most AE lasts (many are still too narrow)?

I've sworn off Clark's because they rarely last me longer than a year. Cheap POS

Love new balance, but trying to avoid full-on running shoes for everyday wear.

Sometimes I think that a flat welt would improve the Voyager quite a bit. Perhaps an MTO may be in order. In CXL? Possibly....
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Do you guys have any recommendation on affordable belts? I need a black and a brown dress belt to match with the PA and Delray. I am shooting for under $50.

 

Have you considered 2nd belts?  I just got a list from Jville and there are many options under $50.  The Madison 2nd belt is $49, one of what i've ordered

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Have you considered 2nd belts?  I just got a list from Jville and there are many options under $50.  The Madison 2nd belt is $49, one of what i've ordered

 

Heck yea I would buy second belts. Is there online list somewhere (like the shoe one?) Also what are the common defects with 2nd belts?

 

But 50 isnt much of a discount considering the sale makes madision 69? (does belt 2nd also have 10$ return charge? )

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Heck yea I would buy second belts. Is there online list somewhere (like the shoe one?) Also what are the common defects with 2nd belts?

But 50 isnt much of a discount considering the sale makes madision 69? (does belt 2nd also have 10$ return charge? )

Interested as well
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Originally Posted by Spiker View Post
 

 

Heck yea I would buy second belts. Is there online list somewhere (like the shoe one?) Also what are the common defects with 2nd belts?

 

But 50 isnt much of a discount considering the sale makes madision 69? (does belt 2nd also have 10$ return charge? )

 

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Interested as well

 

Just PM'ed you guys with the list that I have.  I don't have any experience with second belts but mine will arrive tomorrow so I'll let you guys know.


With regarding the return charge, I think it only applies to shoes, per my receipt.  Hopefully it doesn't apply to belts if I have to return them.  

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Beautiful LWBs ... when it is time to retire my Florsheim cognac pebble-grain version, I will seriously consider those.

PS - the creasing must really be minor because I can't see it.

Thanks Kwaker. These bad boys are hefty and will take some time to get used to. Even the thikness of the double sole is something new to me :-)

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