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Took the plunge: first AEs!

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Alright, I know there is a ton of threads about AE shoes. But finally got my first ever pair of AEs!

Been a long time lurker and been following those who give out great advice. As someone who wore less than quality shoes, this is a definite step up.

Thank you SFer's for your fashion/quality wisdom. I selected to go with Black Park Aves.



Sorry for the not great pic.
post #2 of 27
They look great! I have a pair of AE Evanstons my go to black shoe.
post #3 of 27
Congratulations.

Lace them like so:




- b
post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Congratulations.

Lace them like so:




- b

+1

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/straightbarlacing.htm
post #5 of 27
So is bar lacing the standard for balmorals?
post #6 of 27
In the tutorial, the final laces come out in a way you can tie the shoe. In voxsartoria's picture, how would one tie anything? do you just leave it untied, tuck under the tongue?
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post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by sygyzy View Post
In the tutorial, the final laces come out in a way you can tie the shoe. In voxsartoria's picture, how would one tie anything? do you just leave it untied, tuck under the tongue?

It's just for show. It's impossible to put in your feet without deforming the whole shoe. Works for sneakers though
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Congratulations.

Lace them like so:




- b

Thank you vox for your seal of approval.

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Originally Posted by Archivist View Post


And thank you Arch. I remember seeing that link a thread awhile ago. Saves me searching for it. Again, thank you.
post #10 of 27
Congratulations - a pair of Black PAs are an excellent way to start with AEs.
post #11 of 27
Congrats! I also just got my first 2 pairs two weeks ago... Could not be happier with my purchases! Thanks to the others for the link about the lacing.... definitely useful...
post #12 of 27
Black PAs--always a sensible choice...although I rarely wear mine since I rarely wear suits, being a more casual sort of guy.

Anyway, congrats on your first pair of A-Es. They can become very addictive.
post #13 of 27
Welcome to the club! The black Park Avenue was my first quality dress shoe, too.
post #14 of 27
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Welcome to the club! The black Park Avenue was my first quality dress shoe, too.

Mine too! Purchased a returned pair for a nice discount from Ron Rider while in college! They'll last a lifetime if well taken care of.

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post #15 of 27
That was my first good pair or shoes, just got them a few months ago and LOVE them! I've since purchased the brown PA's as well, just as amazing
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