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Any love for BlackHillzthe rough version of the Leeds?
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Those look good. Can't even tell it's a rubber sole from that pic. I love my Leeds. Black Hills would be a great foul-weather alternative.

 

You bet. And I have never seen a real picture of the Black Hills in black, thank you for that! There seems to be some variations in color and distressing on the walnut versions. Mine were pretty well distressed so I went ahead and treated them with HDLP and they are totally waterproof now. It actually brought out the variations more however. Which is great for a casual shoe but not so much as a Leeds foul weather replacement. Still I like them a lot for the fall and spring at work in bad weather and all year with jeans. With my black calf and shell Leeds-

 

 

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post #8312 of 43038
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Originally Posted by gooter View Post

Has anyone seen the Rutledge in brown? I have only seen the walnut and the black. I am trying to decide what colour to get in this shoe so any input would be appreciated. In terms of "dress" shoes, I have the McAllister in black and the Strand in walnut. 

The Rutledge in brown is beautiful. I like the burnishing on the Walnut version, but the brown would be my pick if I were getting the Rutledge. Very sleek.
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You bet. And I have never seen a real picture of the Black Hills in black, thank you for that! There seems to be some variations in color and distressing on the walnut versions. Mine were pretty well distressed so I went ahead and treated them with HDLP and they are totally waterproof now. It actually brought out the variations more however. Which is great for a casual shoe but not so much as a Leeds foul weather replacement. Still I like them a lot for the fall and spring at work in bad weather and all year with jeans. With my black calf and shell Leeds-

 

 

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Nice trio!

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I do not spend all of my money on fine food and drink, women, double shotguns, and shoes & boots. But save some to spend foolishly instead.


Love it.

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As for the new, more colorful offerings, I agree they will gain a future customer base. I bought my first pair of AEs when I started my first law firm job. I was so impressed with the service, quality, and comfort that I keep going back. The people joining the workforce with less demanding dress codes still want nice footwear. These new colors and designs are a great way to get them in the door. Then, in a few years when they grow up, AE will still have some very classic designs to sell them.

post #8316 of 43038
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

No, this is incorrect. Go true to size on the Strands. The McTavish and the Ridgeway fit a half size larger than the other 5-last shoes, due to their different, unlined leathers. There is a lot of discussion regarding how these shoes run larger than the Strands.
Do some searches on those models in this thread, and you'll see. Or else order both sizes and return the one that does not fit. AE offers free shipping both ways now.

I go 1/2 size down in the Strand. Just order 2 sizes and send one back.
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

You can't fault AE for doing good business, but I thought this forum was above consuming products aimed at trendy 20 year olds working their first job in graphic design striving to announce their individualism. Everyone is going to wonder what the hell they were thinking in a few years when these silly shoes like Neumoks are no longer in vogue and they could have spent their money on a proper, timless design that also showcases unmolested leather; this style is merely a gimmick.

Anyway, AE is a few years behind the curve of what Cole Haan and others were/are doing and are simply hitching a ride:


All in all though, this reminds me a lot of the direction Coach took. Very interesting business study. Looking forward to see how AE, as a brand, develops in the years to come.

From what I have seen on here lately, I can comfortably say the forum is not above this. Some may like that; some may not. Just an observation ...
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I finally broke out my camera and took a few pics of my Brown BB Strands, Malverns and Chili LaSalles for all you pic lovers! And oh yea... they are on classified (shameless plug tounge.gif) because my annoying feet have widened

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/310174/three-pairs-of-8-5d-ae-seconds-all-10-wears-bb-strands-malverns-lasalles

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I'm thinking of getting one of AE's monk straps. Can someone with either the Neumora or the Norwich post some comments on the fit and the shoe in general? Which would be better for dressing down with nice jeans?
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Originally Posted by casusbelli View Post

I'm thinking of getting one of AE's monk straps. Can someone with either the Neumora or the Norwich post some comments on the fit and the shoe in general? Which would be better for dressing down with nice jeans?

The Norwich is easily more casual between the two.
post #8321 of 43038
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Originally Posted by casusbelli View Post

I'm thinking of getting one of AE's monk straps. Can someone with either the Neumora or the Norwich post some comments on the fit and the shoe in general? Which would be better for dressing down with nice jeans?

I have the Norwich in calf and cordovan.  The length is true to size but they run pretty narrow compared to other styles in the same size.  Most of my AE's are 12E and that gives me adequate room to wear thicker socks--like the thickness of athletic crew socks, for instance--and still have room to wiggle my toes.  But with the Norwich I must wear the wafer thin rayon socks to be really comfortable.  These are my favorite shoes.  They seem to have better arch support than any of my other AE's.  They are a pleasure to walk in--my stride in these shoes is noticeably more smooth and even my posture is improved.  One thing I'll mention is that my feet are relatively flat and wide, no arch, kind of like flippers--flat and wide, but not thick from top to bottom.  My feet hit the sides of the shoes snugly, but when I cinch the strap to the tightest position it doesn't pull tight against the top of my foot, but that can be fixed with tongue pads.  But if you have more normal feet that shouldn't be a problem.  My pair in cordovan isn't as tight as the shoe in calf.  You didn't mention the Lubbock, but I own a pair of those too.  The fit and feel is exactly the same as the Norwich in calf.  They are from the rough collection, maybe more dressed down than you had in mind.  But I see that they are on sale for $219.00 right now.      

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Good evening gentleman.  Been checking out the forums quite a bit lately, but finally decided to register and post.  Figured this thread was as good enough as any to start posting in.  So here goes.

 

First up are my Strands in walnut.  Going on two years I've owned these now.  They're like a fine wine; they get better with age.

 

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Earlier today I purchased a pair of Neumora's in dark brown. Haven't had a chance to wear them yet, but am definitely looking forward to it.

 

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Just my .02 worth, I wear a 10D in the Strand and ordered the same in the Neumora and they ran super big. I have just ordered them in a 9.5D and will see how they go.
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post


You bet. And I have never seen a real picture of the Black Hills in black, thank you for that! There seems to be some variations in color and distressing on the walnut versions. Mine were pretty well distressed so I went ahead and treated them with HDLP and they are totally waterproof now. It actually brought out the variations more however. Which is great for a casual shoe but not so much as a Leeds foul weather replacement. Still I like them a lot for the fall and spring at work in bad weather and all year with jeans. With my black calf and shell Leeds-



Wow you really love AE plain bluchers! Beautiful collection! Kenilworth in your future?
post #8325 of 43038
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Originally Posted by hohneokc View Post

I really like my Black Hills - great business casual / casual shoe and good for rainy days.
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Your blackhills have a really clean look compared to mine! Wearing them on rainy days...?
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