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post #5821 of 17714
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post

My current favorite AE shoes (1 is best, 7 is least favorite)

1. Lasalle - chili
2. Carlyle - bourbon
3. Clark Street - chromexel
4. Leeds - black
5. Malone - brown
6. Ashton - chili
7. Wilbert - brown
let's see in order of Comfort:
1.Black Strands circa 1986
2.Brown Bartletts (2016)
3.Brown Fifth Ave (1986)
4.Tan Strandmocks - tie (2016)
4.Tan Eastports ( 2008/2016)
6.Merlot Enfield's ( ? )
7. Chilli Woodstocks ( ? )
8.Merlot PA Shells (2015)
9.Walnut FAs (2016)
10. Black PAs (2013)

Note: 8, 9 & 10 not yet completely broken in!
post #5822 of 17714
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Originally Posted by Neo1 View Post

@SLCRich After my experience with the Jermyn, I must have been delirious to even consider the Grayson but glad I did. Picked up a pair in merlot. Was my favorite loafer too....until I happened upon my burgundy shell Adams 😉.
I'll get shell soon. A shell strand will be in my wardrobe. Have you noticed if shell fits your foot better than calfskin?
post #5823 of 17714
My top 10:
Dalton/oxblood; Strand/oxblood
Grayson/brown; Mccalister/walnut
Warwick/oxblood; Ascher/oxblood
MacNeil 2.0/brown; McGregor/oxblood
Mora 2.0/brown; Strand/suede

Ugh I need more oxblood...also have a lot of ties in my list.
post #5824 of 17714
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post
 

Just think -- in about 5 weeks, this place is gonna be flooded with blue Stand pics.  

Meh. Just a fad. 25 years ago all the mags were flooded with Cousin Eddie's white loafers.

post #5825 of 17714
So I sent my bourbon MacGregors in for inspection a few weeks ago. They were a year old, purchased as factory seconds and looked fine, but a lump started to develop in one of the footbeds as they broke in. AE tried to exchange for a new pair but they only had one pair left in bourbon and they looked TERRIBLE. So AE is sending me a gift card for my original purchase price of $200.

Kind of frustrating because the bourbon MacGregors were great--not too light (I'm not a fan of walnut), and very versatile.
I currently own black Lexington wingtips, dark brown strands, chili Daltons, oxblood MacGregors and brown long branches.

So, what should I spend my $200 on? Im considering the Lasalles that are on clearance. I know strands are on sale but I don't love walnut, nor do I want cornwallis'. Would prefer something a little more casual leaning. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
post #5826 of 17714

Lasalle is a great shoe, but not really a casual shoe imo.  

post #5827 of 17714
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Originally Posted by SLCRich View Post


I'll get shell soon. A shell strand will be in my wardrobe. Have you noticed if shell fits your foot better than calfskin?

If I had to give a definitive answer, I'd say the shell fits a tiny touch looser but nothing I'd change size over.

 

+1 to you for the appreciation of the Grayson.  Getting tired of people gushing over the Cavanaugh trying to get it to fit.  The 114 sucks big time - I wish AE would do away with that one altogether.

 

Just trying to remember, I've tried a shell Leeds & Randolph (along with their counterparts).  Similar feel - touch looser but nothing significant.

post #5828 of 17714
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Originally Posted by donkeyhoatie View Post

My meager rotation:

1. McTavish - cognac
2. Strand - oxblood
3. Long Branch - CXL
4. Normandy - brown
5. Gobi - tan saddle
6. Park Avenue - black

7. Darmstadt - brown (only AE I kind of regret buying)


Once I get some funds together, and with a kid nearing braces that won't be any time soon, here's my list of what I'm planning on adding:

Something walnut - Dalton and Cornwallis are the leading contenders

Something shell - probably Brown Strands, but maybe something at a trunk sale


Something in brown calf - Cornwallis and MacNeil are contenders


Something in navy - I keep eyeing the Neumok. If it ever gets to a crazy good Shoebank price, I'll jump on it

My AE lineup:

1. Walnut Strand
2. Merlot Hopkinson (god these are nice)
3. Brown Saddle Vernon
4. Dark Chili Park Avenue
5. Tan Saddle Gobi
6. Red Maritime
7. Brown Kirkwood
8. Brown Strandmok
9. Black Harrison
10. Chili Bradley
11. Bourbon McAllister

Kind of overloaded on chili. Would like to add something oxblood and maybe a walnut derby. I also need a good calf loafer, like a Kenwood. Although there is a pair of tan Alden pinch pennys on eBay. Also would love a Dundee or Amok if the right one falls to me.

If I were you I'd go with:

Walnut McAllister or Dalton. I say this because I think the Cornwallis is a bit dressy to wear with jeans and since walnut goes so well with denim, I'd hesitate on getting a walnut shoe that wouldn't work well with jeans.

Brown shell strands are incredible and would likely fill your brown calf need as well. I mean, would you ever reach for a brown calf shoe if you had brown shell Strands?? I would struggle.

I would switch the brown calf need to a shoe in burgundy/merlot/shell #8. Maybe the Hopkinson or Park Avenue or a wingtip like the McAllister or MacNeil. I filled this need recently with a vintage pair of shell Florsheim Kenmoors made in 1976.
post #5829 of 17714
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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post
 

Meh. Just a fad. 25 years ago all the mags were flooded with Cousin Eddie's white loafers.


Don't know about that...but I know what flooeded mags not too long ago.....

post #5830 of 17714
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post

In my opinion, yes, because it matches the darker part of the oxbloods.

I do. My oxblood graysons go pretty darn well with my merlot wide basic belt. My oxblood isn't as bright red as others I've seen which helps the matching quite nicely.
post #5831 of 17714
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Originally Posted by MattRiv View Post


My AE lineup:

1. Walnut Strand
2. Merlot Hopkinson (god these are nice)
3. Brown Saddle Vernon
4. Dark Chili Park Avenue
5. Tan Saddle Gobi
6. Red Maritime
7. Brown Kirkwood
8. Brown Strandmok
9. Black Harrison
10. Chili Bradley
11. Bourbon McAllister

Kind of overloaded on chili. Would like to add something oxblood and maybe a walnut derby. I also need a good calf loafer, like a Kenwood. Although there is a pair of tan Alden pinch pennys on eBay. Also would love a Dundee or Amok if the right one falls to me.

If I were you I'd go with:

Walnut McAllister or Dalton.

Brown shell strands are incredible and would likely fill your brown calf need as well. I mean, would you ever reach for a brown calf shoe if you had brown shell Strands?? I would struggle.

I would switch the brown calf need to a shoe in burgundy/merlot/shell #8. Maybe the Hopkinson or Park Avenue or a wingtip like the McAllister or MacNeil. I filled this need recently with a vintage pair of shell Florsheim Kenmoors made in 1976.


If you need a good calf loafer, I'd highly recommend the brooks Presidio if the fit works for you.

post #5832 of 17714
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Originally Posted by Lobster33 View Post

Lasalle is a great shoe, but not really a casual shoe imo.  
I thought it might be dressed down with dark denim?or is walnut strand better for that? Or should I wait for walnut macneil to go on sale?
post #5833 of 17714
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Originally Posted by newuser123 View Post


I thought it might be dressed down with dark denim?or is walnut strand better for that? Or should I wait for walnut macneil to go on sale?


Dark denim?  I wouldn't pair any of those with jeans....

post #5834 of 17714
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Originally Posted by mreams99 View Post

With a forecast that looked dry, it looked like a good day for the suede Strands.

 

have those too and wear them often, but honestly not a fan of the suede quality...not very pliable or soft.

post #5835 of 17714
My AE lineup is heavy with loafers. I'm working on getting a more diverse group.

1. Walnut Margate
2. Chili Cody
3. Black Manchester
4. Black Westchester
5. Oxblood Grayson
6. Merlot Strand
7. Brown Rush Street
8. Tan Boon
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