I don't have it in on mine either, but like @Skelnik, I used a $50 off offer in June for my Kirkwoods and Maritimes.
My dad has it on his card, so I may hit him up for a gift card.
My laces arrived. I really like the colors and quality. I wish I had ordered 4 mm instead of 3. I think AE uses 4 mm laces, but I'm not 100% certain. The 5 mm laces are too thick, so don't order those unless you are using them for boots.
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Those look very nice. Which colors are those? Are they standard 75 cm length? And, who was the vendor again?
Laccico laces. I suggest ordering directly from their site to save money on shipping. Colors are: medium brown, burgundy and rosita. The brown are 90 cm, while the burgundy are 75. I think 75 fits my 8 D size better than 90.
Guess I was a little confused when you said "somewhat casual" - I find that I have a damn hard time with black as a casual shoe. I have a couple that I would consider strictly casual - McTavish, Nashua & Sanibel and they happen to get extremely little use. I finally decided on black for really dressy only and the more wild colors for casual. I'm not a strand with denim kind of guy. The McGregor definitely isn't the most formal but I don't think I could pull that off as casual either.
I was pissed I missed out on the black hills in black or the San Marco in black - those were both really good. I actually think AE has some really good offerings in this area right now - the Academy, Alumnus and Oak St in black all immediately come to mind. I'm absolutely overloaded in the casual area so I have pretty much no interest there but worth looking into.
First time poster, been lurking in this forum for a while. I thought I would post some pics of my new Academies. Overall I really like them, though the natural cxl is a little too light for my tastes (if they were offered in brown I would have been all over that!). Hoping they darken somewhat, but I love the look of CXL.
I plan on wearing these with jeans and chinos; navy today, but I would be curious to know what others think about color matching.
As others have noted, the worst viewing angle is looking down at the shoes. They look a little sleeker from the side. I decided I like the contrast of dark laces, but still playing around there.
Apologies for the rookie mistake. Hopefully the pics are properly embedded this time.
It looks like the right size to me, looking good. I've been pretty stuck on only using the lacing that comes with them. I wasn't sure if I wanted to get a colored lace for my oxblood carlyles but I may give it a go.