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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

just going record to say that i hate AE.

Why? Some of their lasts are inelegant, though not all, and certainly more elegant than Alden. That being said, I doubt any "acceptable" brand has more ugly shoes out there than AE. It's a solid brand and you should own at least one pair. It'll give you some variety from your pointed G&G elf shoes.

 

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Tailor just left for overseas (Pitti maybe?), back in five weeks. Aaaaargh! But I don't trust anyone else.

What has the experience with B&T/Jason like? Timeline, etc?

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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post

That is one cool outfit, Cox. Don't see any collar gap.

Thanks. No collar gap in that shot, but IRL there is.

 

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What has the experience with B&T/Jason like? Timeline, etc?

 

Joe, not Jason. Payment is up front and I don't have the funds right now. I will definitely go ahead but might have to wait a couple of months.

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Just want to share this with all my good friends on the site. My wife has just been granted her temporary residency visa for Australia. (She already resides here.)

 

The path to citizenship is now basically a formality.

 

 

Watch out - she's armed. (Click to show)
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Congratulations! Long process?
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Congratulations, @Coxsackie! Hope the bureaucratic process is a bit easier than here in Indonesia...

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Congrats. Well done on all accounts. smile.gif

And very appropriate Kung Fu Hustle attire. Cosplay?
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Originally Posted by Coxsackie View Post

Just want to share this with all my good friends on the site. My wife has just been granted her temporary residency visa for Australia. (She already resides here.)

The path to citizenship is now basically a formality.

Watch out - she's armed. (Click to show)

Congrats Cox
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One of the benefits of the AE's is that they are Made in America,

The purity of this claim has been debated
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Well, alright, but the majority of the staple shoes (Park Avenue, etc) are made in the US. And I know some are made in Dominican Republic (like the ae line), but they are always marked as such. But I think almost anything over 250 dollars is made in Wisconsin or Italy.

 

And check out this beauty for all the baseball fans out there. Rudals, does Papa Noodle like baseball?

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That is an abomination
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I like me some AE loafers, but you should note that most (if not all) uppers are stitched & assembled in DR now as well...
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Congratulations! Long process?

 

Yes and no - it started over a year ago in Shanghai with our application for a "prospective marriage" partner visa, which was damn expensive and took seven months to be granted.

 

Wedding in January, applied to convert the visa to a temporary residency visa on 1st April this year. According to the Immigration Department, this normally takes 12 to 15 months, hence my great surprise at receiving the acceptance letter today, only 11 weeks later.

 

Now we can get my wife a Medicare number and also enrol her for free English language classes, funded by the Australian Government. Better hurry though, Mr Abbott will probably withdraw that funding at some point in the near future.

 

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Originally Posted by DeSense View Post

Congrats. Well done on all accounts. smile.gif

And very appropriate Kung Fu Hustle attire. Cosplay?

Had to look those terms up. Nah, just a modelling pose. (She's actually not a model - paid to have these done in Shanghai. Turned out pretty well!)

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Well, alright, but the majority of the staple shoes (Park Avenue, etc) are made in the US. And I know some are made in Dominican Republic (like the ae line), but they are always marked as such. But I think almost anything over 250 dollars is made in Wisconsin or Italy.

And check out this beauty for all the baseball fans out there. Rudals, does Papa Noodle like baseball? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


You can go straight from work as a hospital orderly to the ballpark, a seamless transition.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Well, alright, but the majority of the staple shoes (Park Avenue, etc) are made in the US. And I know some are made in Dominican Republic (like the ae line), but they are always marked as such. But I think almost anything over 250 dollars is made in Wisconsin or Italy.

And check out this beauty for all the baseball fans out there. Rudals, does Papa Noodle like baseball?

I am looking for something that he can wear to the pulpit. And no, he's a football fan (soccer).
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

I like me some AE loafers, but you should note that most (if not all) uppers are stitched & assembled in DR now as well...

 

Cut and stitched in the DR, yes, but I'm pretty sure everything else takes place in Wisconsin.

 

AE's more formal designs leave a lot to be desired, but they do a great job with loafers, wingtips, shell cordovan and boots.

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