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.
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'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.
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.
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?