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Originally Posted by robster35 View Post

so is now the time to buy a pair of Strands? they dont go on sale any less than this do they?


This is probably the best price you'll see from them at this point. Two years ago, I got my walnut Strands from Nordstrom for $240 during their July anniversary sale, but I don't think the price will dip that low anymore. After all, they've raised the MSRP twice since then.

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Originally Posted by smfdoc View Post

 

‚ÄúBlacking Out‚ÄĚ Regularly - Yes, this occurs. Have you ever purchased a pair of shoes only to later realize you already owned this style and returned it for a refund? Yeah, me too.

 

 

Okay. I'm not this far gone...yet.

post #5748 of 17549
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I wasted spent too much some time cataloging my current rotation recently. Since 12/20 of my pairs are AE, I figured I'd post it here for you filthy barn weasels fine gentlemen: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Full Photo Album: http://imgur.com/a/rG2UR

Boots



[*] AE Eagle River, Oxblood Calf (222 Last, 10.5 EEE) - For Sale
[*] Carmina x GF Chelsea, Brown Museum Calf (Rain Last, 10 EEE) - For Sale
[*] Vass Monkstrap Chukka, Gold Museum Calf (F last, 44.5 H)
[*] Bonafe Chukka, Plum Museum Calf (946 Last, 10 H)
[*] AE Dundee Chukka, Natural Cordovan (511 Last, 10.5 EEE)
[*] AE Dundee Chukka, Black Cordovan (511 Last, 10.5 EEE)
[*] AE Shaker Heights, Chili Calf, Brown Tweed (73 Last, 10.5 EEE)
[*] AE Amok Chukka, Brown Suede (345 Last, 10.5 EEE) - For Sale

Dress Shoes



[*] Lobb Saunton Oxford, Dark Brown Misty Calf (7000 Last, 10 EE)
[*] Vass Double Monks, Oxblood Calf (U Last, 44.5 H)
[*] AE Park Avenue Oxford, Burgundy Cordovan (65 Last, 10.5 EEE)
[*] AE Neumora Double Monks, Black Calf (333 Last, 10.5 EEE)

Bluchers



[*] Carmina x GYW Longwing, Navy Cordovan (Detroit Last, 10 EEE)
[*] AE Regent Street Longwing, Chili Grain/Calf (234 Last, 10.5 EEE)
[*] Vass Budapester, Red-brown Suede (Peter 2 Last, 43.5 H)
[*] AE Bradley Split Toes, Burgundy Cordovan (511 Last, 10.5 EEE)
[*] Carmina x GYW PTB, Cognac Cordovan (Detroit Last, 10 EEE)
[*] AE Kenilworth Derby, Dark Cognac (brown) Cordovan (65 Last, 10.5 EEE)

Casual Shoes



[*] AE McAllister Wingtip Bal, Navy Suede (65 Last, 10.5 EEE)
[*] AE McTavish Wingtip Bal, Grey Distressed Cow (65 Last, 10.5 EEE)
Nice rotation! Good representation of a number of styles and leathers. Clearly you need more chukkas. You seem to be Strand-deficient (although the Lobb beats it any day of the week).

I need to get some Vass or Dinkelacker into my life. I'm surprised at no C&J, is that a width availability choice? And considering you like double monks, I'm surprised you don't have the Lobb Chapel (imo, the most beautiful double monk around).
post #5749 of 17549
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Originally Posted by polishrifle View Post
 

I'm trying to talk myself into a pair of the midnight blue Strands but am concerned that they may be the new version of this ....

 LL .  

 

Are my concerns well founded?

No. They're not the same.

 

Just like the pic right after your post, dark blue goes well with casual. Blue jeans and strands make a great combination for a night out at the pub or to see local music, for example. Something I do often.

 

I'd have ordered them if they came in any last that actually fit my feet.

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Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
 


This is probably the best price you'll see from them at this point. Two years ago, I got my walnut Strands from Nordstrom for $240 during their July anniversary sale, but I don't think the price will dip that low anymore. After all, they've raised the MSRP twice since then.

 

Agreed.  I really didn't want to buy the walnut McCallisters that I purchased last month so soon after buying a pair of AE's, but that odd Bloomingdale's sale where they matched the anniversary sale price and let you use coupon codes was too good to pass us.  Even the RDA prices for calf firsts will probably flirt with $300 this year.

 

If I didn't have a pair of Strands I'd be all over them for $225.

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I was about to pull the trigger on the Strands. Arggh!

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Originally Posted by styleaudit91 View Post

Just joined the Midnightt Navy STRAND-wagon. 

 

I almost ordered a pair about thirty minutes ago, but after talking about it with my sales reps, I decided that since what I REALLY want is a pair of blue Leeds or Macneils, I'm going to wait for the trunk show this fall.

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I was about to pull the trigger on the Strands. Arggh!


Just call a store and place an order. I'm sure they'll still let you place one. When I was on the phone with one of my reps earlier, he said that the website would soon start showing that they're sold out, but they're still taking orders until tomorrow.

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post #5755 of 17549
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Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
 

 

I almost ordered a pair about thirty minutes ago, but after talking about it with my sales reps, I decided that since what I REALLY want is a pair of blue Leeds or Macneils, I'm going to wait for the trunk show this fall.

 

Totally agree about the Leeds.  I'm waiting for the Leeds or Carlyle. 

post #5756 of 17549
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Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
 

 

I almost ordered a pair about thirty minutes ago, but after talking about it with my sales reps, I decided that since what I REALLY want is a pair of blue Leeds or Macneils, I'm going to wait for the trunk show this fall.

Yea I hear you on the Carlyle, that would look great in Blue, based on that Blue shell Pic that has been posted here a bunch. Sounds like your SA is a reasonable guy..mine would have tried to make me buy them and then go to the trunk show as well!

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Originally Posted by styleaudit91 View Post
 

Yea I hear you on the Carlyle, that would look great in Blue, based on that Blue shell Pic that has been posted here a bunch. Sounds like your SA is a reasonable guy..mine would have tried to make me buy them and then go to the trunk show as well!

 

Wait, does this mean there will be a blue Leeds for sure this fall?  Did the sales rep state that?

post #5758 of 17549
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Originally Posted by aero25 View Post

For those of you who have the Sea Island, is sizing the same as your 65 last?

I just picked up a pair this afternoon, and had to drop down a half size (width was the same).

Bernie
post #5759 of 17549
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

 

Wait, does this mean there will be a blue Leeds for sure this fall?  Did the sales rep state that?

No sorry, I more meant he knows how to sell. We didn't talk about Fall sales or any future plans explicitly but both employees were excited about the color.

 

Purely speculation but considering it sold out if the results and reviews are there I would imagine it could make sense in their current pallet of colors. I would think a darker color like that is easier to QC since it covers up imperfections in leather easier than say a Walnut or the Bourbon dye.

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Originally Posted by naspratt View Post

Nice rotation! Good representation of a number of styles and leathers. Clearly you need more chukkas. You seem to be Strand-deficient (although the Lobb beats it any day of the week).

I need to get some Vass or Dinkelacker into my life. I'm surprised at no C&J, is that a width availability choice? And considering you like double monks, I'm surprised you don't have the Lobb Chapel (imo, the most beautiful double monk around).

So few CJ models are available in G width, and to get them special ordered requires a hefty markup. If I can get a Vass MTO for 440-550 euros, I don't see a reason to go for CJ unless it's a makeup that I absolutely need. I did try a Pembroke in G width that fit pretty well, and I was close to buying it, but it walking a redundant with my suede Budapesters. And a pair of Alden shortwing a that I have preordered.

The Lobbs replaced my brown shell strands. I got them (1st quality) for a steal during Bespoke-England's "Black Friday" fire sale. I would get the Chapel in a second if I could find my size at a good price. Not quite ready to break the 1K barrier yet, though Lobbs are incredible. And the 7K last fits me like a dream.

Thanks for the compliment!!
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