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post #22396 of 37497
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

Here you go.  Nice last, proper calf, bang on budget in the sale, and they are very helpful people to deal with for shipping/sizing etc.

 

 

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I'm located in U.S, preferably looking for something within the states

 

These are a similar model to the Loake, and ship from the US.

 

post #22397 of 37497
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These are a similar model to the Loake, and ship from the US.

 

soldout.

 

I was thinking of picking up a pair of used AE Byrons. Any thoughts on that shoe?

post #22398 of 37497
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soldout.

 

I was thinking of picking up a pair of used AE Byrons. Any thoughts on that shoe?

 

You can email Andrew to see if he'll restock anytime soon.

 

When I started learning about shoes on this site, I think I did what most new people do and bought a bunch of pairs of AEs, since they're readily available and often heavily discounted. I just got done selling 3 pairs of them on eBay because I realized I don't like their shape and it doesn't go well with my aesthetic. 

 

These "Byrons" look like they're the same as the 5th Avenue, which is a variation of the Park Ave, which a lot of people criticize for the stubby captoe. FWIW, my PA is one of the shoes I was most eager to sell.

post #22399 of 37497
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

 

You can email Andrew to see if he'll restock anytime soon.

 

When I started learning about shoes on this site, I think I did what most new people do and bought a bunch of pairs of AEs, since they're readily available and often heavily discounted. I just got done selling 3 pairs of them on eBay because I realized I don't like their shape and it doesn't go well with my aesthetic. 

 

These "Byrons" look like they're the same as the 5th Avenue, which is a variation of the Park Ave, which a lot of people criticize for the stubby captoe. FWIW, my PA is one of the shoes I was most eager to sell.

That's a good point, I actually do agree on the shape of most AE's.

 

However, I am on a budget here (highschool student lol), and I wanted to buy a nice pair second handed. Any recommendations on a pair I can get for around $100-150 used? Loake etc?

post #22400 of 37497
Thread Starter 
What size are you?
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I recently bought this tie from Henry Carter. I'm trying to think outside navy suit, burgundy shoes. Suggestions about pairing - suit, shirt - would be much appreciated.  

 

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post #22402 of 37497
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I recently bought this tie from Henry Carter. I'm trying to think outside navy suit, burgundy shoes. Suggestions about pairing - suit, shirt - would be much appreciated.  

 

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That tie is so versatile. You can wear that tie with any suit colour except for brown. Same for odd jackets. Light blue shirts will look best, but slightly darker blue or white is fine too. A pale pink can work too, but a bit more tricky. When it comes to shoes medium brown, dark brown would work best, and tan sometimes. Black and navy shoes very, very rarely. Best to avoid with this tie.

post #22403 of 37497
Thread Starter 

You can wear it with brown as well, provided the jacket is dark enough. The tie is a little less brown IRL.

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Yup, congrats simian, you've just got yourself the closest thing to a One Tie™ that you can find.
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Yup, congrats simian, you've just got yourself the closest thing to a One Tie™ that you can find.

Indeed.

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DB looks good to me, Elio.
post #22406 of 37497

Hi guys,

 

I just won these on auction for $100 shipped, did I get a good deal on these Loake 1880's? What is the 'wells'? 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271738054700?_trksid=p2057872.m2748.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

post #22407 of 37497

"Wells" is the model name of that shoe.

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Are the Wells a good shoe? How do they differ in comparison to loake aldwych?
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I have a pair of shoes from Andrew Lock, and they're fine.  Goodyear welted, made in Spain, similar quality to the basic Loakes I linked.  By coincidence, I'm wearing them today.  But I'd take that sale if I were you: the Loake last looks nicer and they're cheaper for now.  

post #22410 of 37497

Yes I agree that you've done well at that price. I don't know the wells model but the Loake 1880 range is generally well-regarded as solid quality and good-looking shoes.

 

I have a few myself including the Aldwych in dark brown; so I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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