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I have a somewhat similar problem -- I'm tempted to grab a merlot strand while they are available, but I probably wouldn't wear it as often as I would a mainline, always-available color like brown or chili. BUT if I'm going to get a brown strand, should I save up for one in shell? It's such a versatile design that it's difficult to settle on only one.

I have 3 pairs of Strands - Dark Chili, Walnut, and Oxblood. When the RDA sale comes around I'll almost certainly be adding Brown shell. The pics people are posting of it look incredible.
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I have a somewhat similar problem -- I'm tempted to grab a merlot strand while they are available, but I probably wouldn't wear it as often as I would a mainline, always-available color like brown or chili. BUT if I'm going to get a brown strand, should I save up for one in shell? It's such a versatile design that it's difficult to settle on only one.
I currently have the Strand in both brown shell and calf. I rarely reach for the calf, even though it was one of my most worn pairs prior to obtaining the shell.
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I have 3 pairs of Strands - Dark Chili, Walnut, and Oxblood. When the RDA sale comes around I'll almost certainly be adding Brown shell. The pics people are posting of it look incredible.
I still don't have a walnut Strand; thinking of picking up the Bartlett soon. Been wanting Oxblood but it keeps getting pushed back in favor of more shell...
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Merlot might be my favorite color for dress shoes.  I'm so pleased with the color of my Park Aves.  If you are considering a merlot Strand or something else, I say go for it.  You won't regret it.

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On the heels (sorry) of yesterday's Bartletts, new trophy from a rare WeaselBank sighting of long-lost brown Rutledges in my size, color coordinated with my Peet's fix. They were marked as seconds/closeouts but no obvious flaws, great fit and supremely comfortable. Agree with previous posts, the 333 fit is very different (and for me, better) than the 1943 "replacement."



Color me jealous - what a great find! The Rutledge is my favorite AE style; I also picked up the elusive brown recently, but used from the bay rather than the bank.

I've stated this almost ad nauseum, but the 333 is easily my favorite last; for the life of me, I can't understand how it is supposed to be related to the 1943, which is my worst fit in AE lasts so far (disclaimer: haven't ventured into loafers).
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Merlot might be my favorite color for dress shoes.  I'm so pleased with the color of my Park Aves.  If you are considering a merlot Strand or something else, I say go for it.  You won't regret it.

merlot PA's look amazing. saw a pair not long ago and a cobbler shop close to me. considered paying full price then and there. may go on and grab a pair with them being on sale
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I currently have the Strand in both brown shell and calf. I rarely reach for the calf, even though it was one of my most worn pairs prior to obtaining the shell.
I still don't have a walnut Strand; thinking of picking up the Bartlett soon. Been wanting Oxblood but it keeps getting pushed back in favor of more shell...
Do you even oxblood bro? #dyeob
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How much are shell pairs during the RDA sale?
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Originally Posted by RTD1 View Post

I have 3 pairs of Strands - Dark Chili, Walnut, and Oxblood. When the RDA sale comes around I'll almost certainly be adding Brown shell. The pics people are posting of it look incredible.
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How much are shell pairs during the RDA sale?

Last year shell was NOT included in the RDA sale.
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Does AE still have the shell trunk shows? If so, when do they typically occur and do they offer shell in colors other than brown, black, and burgundy?
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How much are shell pairs during the RDA sale?

 

 

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Last year shell was NOT included in the RDA sale.


Shortly after the RDA sale last year they had a ShoeBank sale and shell seconds were $379 (if I'm remembering correctly).  But that was before the increase in shell prices for firsts.  So, I have a feeling you won't see them any lower than the current tent sale, nor will there likely be a ton of stock after the current depletion.  Maybe this time around they'll put the shell firsts in the RDA sale. Time will tell.

 

There wasn't any shell of interest in my sizes this time around on ShoeBank, but I have a little something coming in I hope will work out.  I was going to order the 8.5D pair of brown shell Strands on ShoeBank to see if I could make them work, but someone snagged them.  If you're out there fess up!

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Suede Strandmoks Sockless, Suckas.


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Yes I'm superwhite. I wear ABUs and boots all day. frown.gif

These look so nice. I struggled long and hard with the decision of whether to purchase these in that beautiful gray. I might still jump on the when they go on sale again.
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Thank you! I want them in the medium brown too. Soooooo comfy.
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Here's a couple pics of the navy strands.



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Hi guys, I am looking for tent sale suggestions for bluchers and balmorals. I mainly wear loafers (AE patriots are my favorite, if I could find non burgundy ones, I'd add the colors I don't have) and camp mocs in the spring/summer and boots in the fall/winter (IRs, Indys, 1k Centennials all are brown). My work, home, and weekend outfits don't really change. I wear blue, pink, white, and university stripped OCBDs with khaki, British khaki, navy, olive, cream, stone, and copper chinos. The occasional blazer and sport coat. In the winter I wear plaid, tartan, and chambray button downs. I want to add two pairs of shoes that I can wear in the late summer early fall, and late spring early summer. I am looking at the McGregors in chili or brown, the McAllisters in bourbon or merlot, and in a distant third the Strands in merlot,
oxblood or walnut. Any suggestions. Sorry if this isn't a good thread for this. I could take a picture of my Patriots if that helps!
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I have 3 pairs of Strands - Dark Chili, Walnut, and Oxblood. When the RDA sale comes around I'll almost certainly be adding Brown shell. The pics people are posting of it look incredible.

 

The Palo Alto store will be opening at the end of July and my guess is they'll offer the same 15% off everything sale that the Walnut Creek store offered. Grab a pair of new shell then!

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