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Not the best lighting, but here are Chili Strands, Walnut Park Avenues, Bourbon Strands and Merlot Strands. Don't have any Dark Brown, but I did try some on and they were very dark. Much darker than Bourbon.

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Originally Posted by Jonkr15 View Post

Not the best lighting, but here are Chili Strands, Walnut Park Avenues, Bourbon Strands and Merlot Strands. Don't have any Dark Brown, but I did try some on and they were very dark. Much darker than Bourbon.

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bookmarked for future reference, thanks!
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It was mentioned in this thread that the Strand would be going on sale for Nordstrom's anniversary sale coming up in a few weeks. Is this guaranteed to be the case? And approximately what price could we expect them to be discounted? Thanks.

IG
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Originally Posted by IndianaGeo View Post

It was mentioned in this thread that the Strand would be going on sale for Nordstrom's anniversary sale coming up in a few weeks. Is this guaranteed to be the case? And approximately what price could we expect them to be discounted? Thanks.

IG
Last year the walnut Strand and the black Park Avenue were both $229. They were both $219 the year before. Regular AE shoe prices went up to $365, so sale prices may go up another $10 or more this year at Nordstrom.

Belts:
Walnut Manistee and black Wide Basic Dress Belt will probably go on sale again to pair with them too. I believe the walnut Manistee was around $80 last year. The Manistee has also gone up in price since then (to $120). Wide Basic was somewhere between $10-20 cheaper than that.

Other Tips:
  1. If you know your size on the 5 last and have a Discover card, use ShopDiscover and order online to get 5% (used to be 10%) cash back from Nordstrom.com purchases. (Login to Discover account online, link to Nordstrom.com from there, then place online order as usual.)
  2. If you don't have a Discover card, just have your local AE store price match the Nordstrom sale prices. I think it's nice to show support to AE when we can.
post #46265 of 52456
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

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I wonder if the McAllister is too casual for suits?

Opinions? 

I love my Mac's/Jeffersons/Cambrides for suits. I have them in dark brown and burg shell. At least on this side of the Atlantic, dark colored wingtips have been a business suit staple for decades.
post #46266 of 52456
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Originally Posted by MoNum View Post

I have the Park Avenue and Strand both in bourbon and love them.

I wear navy and grey suits mainly.  Thinking of getting a dark brown shoe but uncertain of a Brown strand vs Fifth Ave vs McAllister vs Park Ave.

I'm afraid the brown and bourbon are too similar for two strands or Park Aves.

I wonder if the McAllister is too casual for suits?

Not a huge fan of black shoes
Opinions?  Thanks

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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

I love my Mac's/Jeffersons/Cambrides for suits. I have them in dark brown and burg shell. At least on this side of the Atlantic, dark colored wingtips have been a business suit staple for decades.

+1 the balmoral wingtip (Mcallister) or the balmoral punch capote (strand) are both great shoes, very appropriate for suits. Maybe not for an evening affair, but for business wear they work well. Personally I would go burgundy Cambridge and dark brown shell strand, but the calf equivalents are good proxies. The 5th ave is also a great shoe, less adorned than the strand but also slightly more formal due to that.
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Originally Posted by intent View Post

I have the Park Avenue, McClain (brown and beige spectator), Jackson, and Capri. I get tons of compliments for the Capri. Got it for around $70 at Nordstrom Rack, and made in Italy!

I never really considered looking for deals like that in Nordstrom Rack locations in the States. Is there some good stuff in those stores? Or did you order online?

post #46268 of 52456
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Originally Posted by Jonkr15 View Post

Not the best lighting, but here are Chili Strands, Walnut Park Avenues, Bourbon Strands and Merlot Strands. Don't have any Dark Brown, but I did try some on and they were very dark. Much darker than Bourbon.

I'll put it this way... in a dimly lit room, you definitely know that bourbon is a shade of brown. But with dark brown, you might think it's black.
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Agreed, dark brown is very dark. I prefer it with the transparent brown edging to give it some contrast.
post #46270 of 52456
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Originally Posted by lemmy127 View Post

I'll put it this way... in a dimly lit room, you definitely know that bourbon is a shade of brown. But with dark brown, you might think it's black.

Then there's dark chocolate, which is darker still...

post #46271 of 52456
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

I think AE's briefcases are fine (especially when they're discounted, which they are pretty frequently), but if you haven't already done so you should check out other American-made brands.  A few that come to mind are Ghurka, Saddleback, Billykirk, and J.W. Hulme.  (AE also sells Hulme's products, although I'm not sure why you would buy them from AE instead of directly from Hulme.)  I believe there are multiple SF threads on these brands and others.

 

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I would add Frank Clegg to that list.

 

Thank you both for your input. I decided to forget about AE briefcases after taking a look into these suggestions. I really like the Thin Briefcase from Saddleback in Chestnut (http://www.saddlebackleather.com/briefcasethin), but I'm not too sure how well it would go with my build. I'm a slim guy, 5'9" around 140 lbs, but I'd need the large size in order to carry my laptop. Any idea if this would be too big for a guy of my size? Also, would this be an appropriate briefcase to pair daily with a suit?

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Here's brown and bourbon together - not a great quality, but it should illustrate the colour difference.

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Originally Posted by MoNum View Post
 

Thanks.

 

Anyone have pictures of a brown vs bourbon vs merlot together in AE styles?  I searched but I can find only Shell Brown images.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Merlot - Brown - Bourbon (No Flash):

 

Merlot - Brown - Bourbon (Flash):

 

 

For comparison to Walnut:

 

Walnut - Bourbon (No flash):

 

Walnut - Bourbon (Flash):

 

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Any 4th July sales for Allen Edmonds - deals not worth losing? 

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Originally Posted by XFactor View Post

Any 4th July sales for Allen Edmonds - deals not worth losing? 

Independence Collection seconds for $229 instead of $389
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