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Just Wondering,

 

No to change the subject, but if any one has experience with them how do they find AE's Italian's ex. like the Verona?

 

I ask as I am considering getting a pair.

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Anyone else receive a 15% off belt coupon in your email?  I'm wondering if this has anything to do with me searching google and AE for navy belts.  Not sure if I am going to get a navy suede or just a regular navy belt.  Saw a Magnanni navy belt at NR a few weeks ago, but it was one size too small.   I personally love Magnanni belts.  


I got one sometime over the weekend. The verbiage made it seem like they knew I didn't have belts to go with my HM or Alumnus which just arrived. Smart move on their part but they won't be getting any more of my money just yet. Too many interesting options for natty and brown CXL belts available on etsy for less.

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First flight for the Academys
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Just Wondering,

 

No to change the subject, but if any one has experience with them how do they find AE's Italian's ex. like the Verona?

 

I ask as I am considering getting a pair.

I've written about this before but I'll repeat it again since it was probably a long time ago.  I loved the Lucca enough that I bought two 1st quality pairs at the same time (I pretty much never do that).  It's basically the Verona with a mini-lug.  The regular Verona is a great shoe - very soft leather, very comfortable.  Biggest drawback is it tries to copy Gucci's really thin leather sole.  If you look at it up close, it is much thinner than a single oak they use regularly on other styles.  Based on my experience with my Taorminas, the sole itself seems to hold up fine, but since it's lower to the ground, it sort of exposes more of the edge of the toe box to potential damage from walking around.  Meaning the toe could get scuffed up.  But that's about it, otherwise, I definitely recommend them.  They don't get enough love around here for sure.

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@Kevin24, I'm with @Neo1 in my love for the Italian collection. The sole is super thin, which I enjoy despite the attendant difficulties because it makes me feel like I'm wearing slippers in the office. Definitely not a shoe to be exposed to damp pavement.
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Anyone else receive a 15% off belt coupon in your email?  I'm wondering if this has anything to do with me searching google and AE for navy belts.  Not sure if I am going to get a navy suede or just a regular navy belt.  Saw a Magnanni navy belt at NR a few weeks ago, but it was one size too small.   I personally love Magnanni belts.  

I love my navy Mezlan belt. Style AO8594. The dark strips you see online are a midnight navy and not black. I found it to be a great compliment for both the regular and midnight navy options from AE.

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@Kevin24 I second @naspratt and @Neo1- I love my Verona II's. The thin sole concerns me from a longevity standpoint, but AE confirmed that their Italian shoes are recraftable now. I mainly wear mine at the office- very little concrete, and certainly no wet concrete
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Bourbon on a Monday:
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Are they Broadstreets? If so, a number of pairs have recently hit the ShoeBank.
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My brown/white longwing spectators definitely grab peoples' attention. They are by far the most often complimented pair I own. If you're not ok with this kind of attention, I agree steering clear is a good idea.
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Merlot McAllister Monday to kick off the week.

 

 

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A colleague is getting into higher-quality shoes and asked for a recommendation for a versatile brown derby. I didn't know what to suggest -- the McGregor isn't available anymore, the 2.0 models have a lot of detractors on this forum. I am thinking of recommending the Lexington, but I don't know if they're available anymore, and they might be a little to dressy to be worn with casual clothes. What would you suggest?
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Merlot McAllister Monday to kick off the week.






I almost wore exactly that this morning lol
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A colleague is getting into higher-quality shoes and asked for a recommendation for a versatile brown derby. I didn't know what to suggest -- the McGregor isn't available anymore, the 2.0 models have a lot of detractors on this forum. I am thinking of recommending the Lexington, but I don't know if they're available anymore, and they might be a little to dressy to be worn with casual clothes. What would you suggest?

 

I think most of the detracting is happening based on what the 1.0 had. He doesn't know what the 1.0 had, and frankly if you still find the comfortable and like how they look.... who cares? You could go badlands if he doesn't mind that sole. I like the Leiden. 

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A colleague is getting into higher-quality shoes and asked for a recommendation for a versatile brown derby. I didn't know what to suggest -- the McGregor isn't available anymore, the 2.0 models have a lot of detractors on this forum. I am thinking of recommending the Lexington, but I don't know if they're available anymore, and they might be a little to dressy to be worn with casual clothes. What would you suggest?

 

See if he can find a Flatiron on the bank or eBay.  Might even be worth calling to the CAC to see if there are any laying around in his size.  Otherwise the MacNeil would be a solid choice.  There are usually McGregors floating around on the bank as well.  Also, Leeds are very versatile if you like the PTB style.  Madison Parks?

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Are they Broadstreets? If so, a number of pairs have recently hit the ShoeBank.

Nah, they are Crockett & Jones for Brooks Brothers Black Fleece collection.
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