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@mreams99 Quite a range...tell me something - did you have to size up in the I90 compared to the others?
I went with my normal 13B in the I90. The left shoe feels like it could be almost too short, but I think it will be OK. (That's my bigger foot.)
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Can I brag? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I picked up these Oxblood Strands yesterday with my McAllisters and they are quite possibly my favorite shoe in my wardrobe.


Yep! I'd brag - Their color is gorgeous.
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Changing topics: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
February was a crazy month. I hadn't planned it, but somehow ended up purchasing five pairs.


Edit: I blame you all. You filthy barn weasels.

Awesome choices. I really like the Norwich in your photo.

I always used to see a brown shell pair available on Shoebank in my size, but never bit.
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One more picture....
I didn't have a belt that matched my bourbon Strands quite as well as I wanted. I found this belt by Torino online and thought it might work. It arrived this week and I'd say it's a pretty good match.
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Just got my first AE Park Avenue. Usually, the first thing I would do before wearing leather soled shoes is to put on the TOPY protector. However, the sales lady at my store (not AE store) suggested I wear the AE for at least 3 months before putting TOPY on. So when is the best time to install TOPY actually? 

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One more picture....
I didn't have a belt that matched my bourbon Strands quite as well as I wanted. I found this belt by Torino online and thought it might work. It arrived this week and I'd say it's a pretty good match.

Maybe it's the lighting, but the belt looks chili and the shoes look bourbon? Or is it just me...
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Maybe it's the lighting, but the belt looks chili and the shoes look bourbon? Or is it just me...

To me, both of those colors are wonderful, but they aren't a match.
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It's funny that you mention that....
After posting the picture, I picked them up to put them away and noticed the same thing. In the artificial light, the belt does have a more reddish tint compared to the shoes.
I had never compared them at night before. With more natural light, they look like a closer match.
I'm going to have to compare these to my chili shoes now.
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I should also mention that I'm color blind.
I'm not kidding.
Maybe I should stick with using the AE matching belts from now on. It's either that or ask my wife to pick a matching belt.
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

It's funny that you mention that....
After posting the picture, I picked them up to put them away and noticed the same thing. In the artificial light, the belt does have a more reddish tint compared to the shoes.
I had never compared them at night before. With more natural light, they look like a closer match.
I'm going to have to compare these to my chili shoes now.

I don't know, but in this light, that Bourbon is outstanding! Mine are OK, but nothing like this. I know that AE had some trouble getting uniformity with the Bourbon color, but if your shoes are reasonably similar, they should've kept it. That's beautiful.
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I don't know, but in this light, that Bourbon is outstanding! Mine are OK, but nothing like this. I know that AE had some trouble getting uniformity with the Bourbon color, but if your shoes are reasonably similar, they should've kept it. That's beautiful.
Whenever I saw the bourbon in the store, it was so-so. When they discontinued the color, I decided to give it a try and ordered these. This pair is SO MUCH BETTER than any pair I ever saw in the store. I love this color now.
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If this is a rant, and you call danwatts' comments 'humor', you are clearly holding the other paddle, in the same boat, going down the same sad stream. Your skin appears to be thin in spots, BITJ, to which I say, "Eat a dick". Now THAT'S humor!!! (how are you defending that shit?) Now... carry on.

This is so adorable. I have never witnessed someone so bad at the Internet flail so much.

Goodbye.

Back on topic. In DC for a few days, snow out of nowhere. Thankfully I was wearing my Shaker Heights with a topy; I never enjoy wet leather soles if I can avoid it.
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I should also mention that I'm color blind.
I'm not kidding.
Maybe I should stick with using the AE matching belts from now on. It's either that or ask my wife to pick a matching belt.


Monochromacy, Dichromacy, or Trichromacy? And if not mono, do you know if you have a proto, deutero, or trito issue? I'm curious, just because I've been sort of recently fascinated with this subject and read a lot about it. (Why? I love rabbits and their trails.)

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Thankfully I was wearing my Shaker Heights with a topy; I never enjoy wet leather soles if I can avoid it.

Nice. I wore my Shaker Heights today as well. It's starting to get too warm for boots here, so I'm trying to eke out the last few wears before retiring them to the closet until next season.



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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

Whenever I saw the bourbon in the store, it was so-so. When they discontinued the color, I decided to give it a try and ordered these. This pair is SO MUCH BETTER than any pair I ever saw in the store. I love this color now.

I could not agree more. I originally went in for walnut Strands, and they were out of my size and offered the bourbon Strands as an option. They were so green in the light of the store that I couldn't fathom how anybody would buy them - Until I brought them outside into natural light, at which point I was sold.

When I got them home and took pictures, I felt I'd never buy walnut Strands due to how much I liked them in bourbon.*





Yours look great! Wear them in good health. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

*three weeks later, thanks to the incessant temptation of this thread, I owned walnut Strands too
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They were so green in the light of the store that I couldn't fathom how anybody would buy them 
 

 

This is kinda why I'm curious about the specific colorblindness of mreams. Most commonly, people have a hard time with red and green distinction, which would confirm for me that the green I see in the bourbon color is more than my overactive artistic sensitivity to color. I don't like bourbon for this very reason. I don't care how good they look in natural light, if I go indoors and I hate them, which I am afraid will be the case. 

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Monochromacy, Dichromacy, or Trichromacy? And if not mono, do you know if you have a proto, deutero, or trito issue? I'm curious, just because I've been sort of recently fascinated with this subject and read a lot about it. (Why? I love rabbits and their trails.)
I am red-green colorblind. That doesn't mean that I don't see red or green, or that they are shades of grey. It's just sometimes hard to differentiate between certain shades of red and green.
I do see some hints of olive in my bourbon Strands. I don't think that it's overwhelming to my eyes. I love the variety and depth of color(s) in my pair.
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