I've been lurking for a while and have learned a great bit so far. I recently received a $350 gift card to AE, and I'm torn as to what to use it on. I am a young guy working in finance/ consulting, where the dress code is the dreaded "business casual" of today. I want a pair of shoes that I can wear regularly in my collection that is relatively sleek. Here is my AE collection so far:
-Strand in walnut (still my favorite)
-Fifth Street boot in burnished brown
-Malvern in burnished brown
-MacNeil in burnished brown
What should be next? I have some candidates in mind... but I'm open to suggestions!
-Black Park Aves- I've owned Park Aves before, and they are classics, but they seem to make my feet look short. These shoes may also be a little too formal for my everyday business casual wear. I can also wait and pick these up for $199 during the bi-annual Nordstroms sales, so it might not be the best use of my giftcard
-Burnished Brown Park Aves- A little bit more unique than the Black Park Aves, but a little less formal
-Kenilworth in Brown or Walnut- Add a pair of plain toe bluchers? Not sure if these are beautiful enough for me to love... From some angles, they look the same as $99 Macys shoes that the black shoe army wears.... may just be my prejudice...
-Mcallister in Walnut or Black- Walnut may be too close to my walnut strands in my little collection, and may be a little too busy. Black wingtips might be suitable for me though...
-SAVE THE GIFTCARD UNTIL THE MORA COMES OUT?! Drool... but this isn't a certainty, and who knows when/if it will actually come out and how much it will cost then
Edited by spitshine123 - 11/6/11 at 9:01pm